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NDMO Mobility Operations

The NDMO operations involves the management and coordination of government machineries, supplemented by the efforts of disaster management stakeholder to address the immediate and short term needs and requirements of the general populations in times of natural disasters. In building the national resilience to disasters, NDMO operates in the following manner:

coordinating and managing disaster preparedness efforts at all levels
coordinating and managing disaster mitigation efforts at all levels
coordinating and managing disaster operation efforts at all levels
coordinating and managing disaster response efforts at all levels
coordinating and managing disaster relief efforts at all levels
coordinating and managing disaster rehabilitation efforts at all levels,
and managing disaster efforts for the before, during and after phases.
NDMO Mobility Arrangement

The NDMO levels of disaster arrangement spans from the Cabinet level to the extent that it reaches the people at the community and settlement level. The level of disaster arrangement is depicted in the organization structure which is in the new National Disaster Management Plan due for finalization before the end of this year.
The structure details the various levels that NDMO will need to make advice and representation through the arrangement from the Cabinet level, the Executive level, the National DRM Council, the conduct and management at the NEOC level, the collaboration to the Divisional, District and to the Village and Settlement level. Also depicted in the organization structure is the NDMO collaboration advisory role with the CCG Task Force, the various Committees at national level and the engagement with the local government at the divisional, provincial and district levels.
The organization structure outlining the levels of NDMO Disaster Management is as follows:
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National DM Arrangement

NDMO Mobility - Emergency Arrangement/Engagement

The emergency arrangement and engagement allows for NDMO to collaborate and advise all agencies and stakeholders at all levels. The NDMO emergency arrangement and engagement is as follows.

National level - the arrangement and engagement with all Government agencies, the private sector organizations, the international organizations, the regional organizations, the non government organizations and the representatives of foreign Embassies and Consulates.
Divisional level - the arrangement and engagement with all divisional based Government agencies and the divisional based private sector organizations.
District level - the arrangement and engagement with district based Government agencies, the District community and the district based private sector organizations.
Village, Settlement and Community level . the arrangement and engagement with people at the village, settlement and community, the private sector organizations and the local emergency response agencies.
The model for NDMO engagement at all these levels is shown belowengagement-NDMO1

The NDMO is structured into three Units according to the core functions and responsibilities of the organization. The three core functions and responsibilities are outlined below.

Policy, Research & Risk Management Unit

  1. The Unit is headed by a Principal Officer level and is regarded as the forward looking element of the organization. The unit conduct its business mainly in collaboration with specialized NDMO partners at the international, regional and national level and harmonized global disaster management technological advancement into its work plan. The Unit is responsible for the achievement of the following sub-outputs.
  2. Policy Development - the formulation and development of disaster risk reduction and
    disaster management policies for Fiji.
  3. Research and Development - the conduct of disaster risk reduction and disaster
    management research by specialized disaster management partners and the implementation of programs formulated from the researched activities.
  4. Risks Management - the identification and analysis of risk factor that affect communities with the formulation of risk reduction programs aimed at reducing risks to manageable level.
  5. Information Technology (IT) Development . the development of IT capability within
    NDMO to support the national disaster risk reduction and disaster management activities. The envisaged IT development initiatives in line for Office are the establishment of NDMO Database, the NDMO Geographical Information System (GIS) and the NDMO Website.

Training, Education & Awareness Unit

The Unit headed by a Senior Officer level and is responsible for the achievement of the following sub-outputs.

  1. Training and Development - the formulation, development and conduct of disaster risk
    reduction and disaster management training at the national, divisional, district and
    community level according to the needs and gaps in the disaster management
    arrangement at the various levels.
  2. Education and Awareness - the formulation, development and conduct of formal
    education and awareness programs to support the disaster risk reduction and disaster
    management arrangement at all levels. Very important in the Unit calendar is the
    planning, preparation and staging of the National Disaster Awareness Week, a national
    event that is being celebrated annually at the end of September to mark the beginning of a new cyclone season for the country.
  3. Publications . the development and printing of pamphlets, handouts, manuals, leaflets,
    etc to support the drive towards training, education and keeping the general public
    awareness to the proper means of building the resilience of the Fiji communities from disasters.

Emergency Planning & Coordination

The Unit is headed by a Principal Officer level and is the implementation arm of the NDMO in terms of coordinating the national response to disasters. The Unit is responsible for the achievement of the following sub-outputs.

  1. Emergency Planning - the formulation and development of emergency planning at the
    national level to address the needs of the communities in terms of coordinating all the
    response activities required. Planning is the process consisting of the formulation of goals and objectives and the determination of strategies and activities to achieving them.
  2. Emergency Coordination - the bringing together of organizations to ensure effective
    response and is primarily concerned with the systematic identification, acquisition and
    application of resources in accordance with the requirements imposed by the threat or impact of a hazard.
  3. Emergency Operations - the management of organized activities and actions performed to address the immediate needs of an emergency and disaster situation.
  4. Operation and Management of the National Emergency Centre (NEOC) - this sub-output involves the process of staffing, planning, organizing, leading and controlling the efforts of the NEOC and all other response resources to achieve stated response goals and objectives.