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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and manage funding mechanisms for disaster risk management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
251968  Develop and manage funding mechanisms for disaster risk management 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Generic Management   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is aimed at ensuring the availability of a budget and other disaster risk management funding mechanisms for planning by all disaster risk management role players and stakeholders to successfully implement and manage the legislative requirements on funding for disaster risk management.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Identify and interpret funding mechanisms in terms of legislative requirements and frameworks as well as principles underpinning funding arrangements.
  • Identify funding needs based on the socio-economic impact of disasters and the concept of "disaster economics".
  • Analyse and select appropriate funding options for disaster risk management.
  • Apply and manage funding mechanism for disaster risk management.

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of the learner within the context of the disaster risk management discipline. Learners who have achieved this unit standard will increase their opportunities for further development and employability within the disaster risk management environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The concepts "funding arrangements" include funding mechanisms such as operational and capital budgets, start-up funding, grand funding and conditional grants. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and interpret funding mechanisms in terms of legislative requirements and frameworks as well as principles underpinning funding arrangements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The primary legislative framework are identified and interpreted to reflect its impact on budgeting and the funding mechanisms for disaster risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Interpretations and explanation of the general principles for funding arrangements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The design and structure of funding mechanisms for disaster risk management is contextualised and interpreted in order to optimise the utilisation of funding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify funding needs based on the socio-economic impact of disasters and the concept of "disaster economics". 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The funding needs for disaster risk reduction are regularly reviewed and updated in order to optimise the utilisation of funding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The funding needs for disaster risk management with regard to its unique characteristics e.g. risk reduction; response and/or relief are identified and linked to specific disaster risk management funding arrangements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relationships between the socio-economic impact of disaster on vulnerable communities and the economy as a whole and benefit of risk reduction measures are analysed and explained to provide for balanced funding need definition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Funding needs for specific disaster risk management activities are established and explained in order to provide for balanced selection of funding mechanisms for these activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse and select appropriate funding options for disaster risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Disaster risk management funding arrangements for each KPA and Enabler in the NDMF are analysed and the appropriate mechanism is selected to ensure optimisation of funding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implications regarding the funding options for disaster risk management in all different spheres of government are analysed and allocated to the relevant sphere of government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The selected disaster risk management funding and budgets are explained in terms of its objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Regular review and updating of funding and budget arrangements for disaster risk management is contextualised to allow for short and long term planning. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply and manage funding mechanism for disaster risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specific principles which apply to disaster risk management funding arrangements are applied and managed in order to maintain a standard for disaster risk management funding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Budgeting processes and funding mechanisms are applied and managed in order to optimally use the selected funding mechanisms for disaster risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Utilisation of funding is monitored and reported on in order to assess appropriateness of selected funding mechanisms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Review and update funding mechanisms in order to specifically deal with socio-economic impact of disasters. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) that has jurisdiction over this field of learning.

    The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a relevant qualification and be a subject matter expert in this learning area and at least have 3 years experience in the skills specific area.

    The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification:
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Assessment of a portfolio of evidence.
  • Direct observation in simulated and/or controlled work conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names, functions and locations of:
  • Local environment including structures, institutions and infrastructure.

    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • Hazard definitions.
  • Vulnerability definitions.
  • Reporting channels.
  • Financial management.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Formats of written reports and content.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Relationship between Hazard, Vulnerable and capacity.

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • List all possible role-players.
  • Principles of stakeholder involvement and participation in disaster funding.
  • The need for a regulatory framework.
  • Disaster risk management concepts.
  • Financial concepts.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Explain the administration procedures in terms of standard operating procedures.
  • Operational procedures, methods and techniques.
  • Liaison protocol.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • Disaster Management Act.
  • Related policy, legislation and regulations.

    Theory-rules, laws, principles:
  • Disaster management terminology and concepts.
  • Unique characteristics of local capacity.
  • Political and regulatory.
  • Theoretical disaster models.
  • Financial model on disaster risk management.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Development and resilience/vulnerability.
  • Hazard, vulnerability and capacity.
  • Between the constitution, legislation and disasters.
  • The inter-relationship between stakeholders and the environment.
  • Between political aspects/influences impacting on relationships with stakeholders.
  • Between government and organisational departments.
  • Between financial systems for different spheres of government. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Identifying risks.
  • Developing disaster risk management funding mechanisms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The identification of hazards.
  • The identification of vulnerabilities.
  • The process of increasing resilience in the environment.
  • The development of funding mechanisms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Plan ahead.
  • Compliance with applicable legislation.
  • Performing appropriate checks and procedures.
  • Using checklists where appropriate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Convey risk identification information to relevant structures.
  • Meetings and informal communication with stakeholders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Development and resilience/vulnerability.
  • Hazard, vulnerability and capacity.
  • Between the constitution, legislation and disasters.
  • The inter-relationship between stakeholders and the environment.
  • Between political aspects/influences impacting on relationships with stakeholders.
  • Between government and organisational departments. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. DISASTER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD (DMS) 
    2. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    3. Kgolo Institute 
    4. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 



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