Early Recovery Advisor (ERA)

The key role of the Early Recovery Advisor (ERA) is to ensure that an early recovery approach is integrated into the humanitarian response. The main mechanism for this is the “advice” that is provided to the HC/RC in their lead role in coordinating the inter-agency early recovery work across all clusters. The ERA typically is based in the UNDP country/field office in-country but reports to the HC/RC. The ERA will work across the entire humanitarian community, which will include engaging with all clusters (or as many as possible) as well as building alliances to support early recovery. This is in close collaboration and consultation with the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG).

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Cluster Coordinator for Early Recovery (CCfER)

The key role of the Cluster Coordinator for Early Recovery (CCfER) is to “enable” cluster partners to be more effective by working together in accordance with the principles of partnership than they could be individually. The CCfER provides accountable leadership and works on behalf of the cluster as a whole, facilitating all cluster activities and maintaining a strategic vision. He/she also ensures coordination regarding the areas covered, e.g. governance, infrastructure and livelihoods, with other clusters in relation to inter-cluster activities and cross-cutting (People Centered approach) issues. The CCfER is based in the UNDP country/field office in-country and reports to the Country Director/Resident Representative or their Deputy (Programme).

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