Appendix 1:  Role Description – Local Recovery Coordinator

Appendix 1: Role Description – Local Recovery Coordinator

Appendix 1: Role Description – Local Recovery Coordinator

Role

The Local Recovery Coordinator reports to the Chair of the Local Recovery Group and oversees all functions of the recovery process (human-social, infrastructure, environment and economic) including the planning and co-ordination of recovery activities with the various supporting agencies.

Responsibilities

Pre-activation

  • Attend training activities organised for the Local Recovery Group
  • Remain familiar with the Redland City Recovery Plan
  • Remain familiar with your responsibilities within the Local Recovery Group
  • Understand each agency’s role in relation to the recovery to ensure a coordinated recovery process
  • Maintain regular contact with relevant agencies involved in recovery planning and coordination
  • Document all actions and decisions on a log sheet.

Alert/Lean Forward

  • Receive brief from LDC to gain situational awareness of the unfolding event
  • Document details of the disaster and note implications for recovery
  • Confirm with Chair and advise Local Recovery Group of level of activation (alert/lean forward/stand-up)
  • Provide the initial Local Recovery Group briefing
  • Determine potential resource requirements for the recovery effort
  • Determine if other support agencies need to be bought into the Infrastructure Recovery Group
  • Mobilise additional resources or specialist advisors required for the Local Recovery Group
  • Keep updated on the status of the event/situation
  • Keep updated on the status of preparatory activities being undertaken by the recovery teams
  • Document all actions and decisions on a log sheet.

Stand Up

  • Check status of current activities being undertaken by the LDMG in the disaster response effort
  • Maintain a situational awareness of the unfolding event
  • Conduct a meeting of the Local Recovery Group to formulate and document an event specific Recovery Operational Action Plan
  • Lead the development and implementation of effective Recovery Operational Action Plans with an initial focus on short-medium term recovery operations.
  • Ensure the Recovery Operational Action Plan covers the human-social, infrastructure, environmental and economic aspects of disaster recovery and involves community input where relevant.
  • Involve community members in the development and implementation of the Recovery Operational Action Plan where relevant
  • Allocate responsibilities and manage the activities of the Local Recovery Group in accordance with the Recovery Operational Action Plan
  • Source funding, equipment, supplies and personnel to enable the recovery process to take place
  • Ensure all Local Recovery Group members are briefed and understand their team’s responsibilities
  • Establish a reporting process to keep updated on the status of the recovery operations for each of the four aspects of recovery in accordance with the Recovery Action
  • Provide a copy of the Recovery Operational Action Plan to Local Disaster Coordinator for feedback and review
  • Ensure effective communication with all stakeholders (i.e. LDMG, community members, businesses, environmental groups, government agencies, elected representatives etc.) regarding local recovery activities
  • Provide regular Situational Reports (SITREPs) to the LDMG regarding the progress of recovery operations
  • Ensure all Local Recovery Group decisions and actions are accurately recorded and documented
  • Conduct regular Local Recovery Group briefings on the progress of the recovery program
  • Monitor fatigue and well-being within Local Recovery Group
  • When appropriate, lead the development and implementation of a medium/long-term Recovery Operational Action Plan. The Operational Action Plan should addresses any outstanding or ongoing matters relating to all aspects of recovery – human-social, infrastructure, environmental and economic
  • Document all actions and decisions on a log sheet.

Stand Down

  • Stand down the Local Recovery Group
  • Prepare the final report on recovery operations for the Local Disaster Coordinator
  • Collect and file all documentation relating to the recovery operation
  • Identify any follow-on actions required and allocate responsibilities and deadlines
  • Document and advise on any outstanding or ongoing matters relating to the recovery that will be handed back to be incorporated into business as usual processes
  • Facilitate Local Recovery Group post-disaster review and record outcomes
  • Oversee the update of procedures/plans if required
  • Attend any post-disaster reviews organised by the LDMG and brief the Local Recovery Group members
  • Provide copy of post-disaster review to other relevant agencies.