Call for Disaster Risk Management Experts

Duty station: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Duration: Long-term assignment
Date Announced: July 3, 2019
Closing Date: July 19, 2019

Chemonics International Inc. – a global consulting and international development firm – seeks qualified and highly motivated education technical experts for the anticipated USAID Esho Shikhi (“Come and Learn”) Activity in Bangladesh. This five-year activity aims to improve the learning outcomes of marginalized and difficult-to-reach Bangladeshi children and youth in the communities of Cox's Bazar.  Target beneficiaries may include children and/or youth in Government Primary Schools, secondary schools, non-governmental organization (NGO) schools, madrasahs, or out-of-school youth throughout the district. Result areas for the activity include 1) increasing learning opportunities; 2) improving quality of education in selected subjects; 3) increasing district and local level government capacity to plan, manage, and oversee quality education; and 4) increasing school community capacity to prepare for and respond to the impacts of natural disasters. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people and in improving learning outcomes in Bangladesh. 

We are looking for technical experts in the following areas:

  • Disaster Risk Management, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Mitigation
  • Urban Planning, Land Use Planning, Mapping
  • Community-Based Planning
  • Environmental Impact Evaluation

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in disaster management, public policy, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in disaster risk management and/or community-based planning preferably in Bangladesh;
  • Professional experience implementing international donor-funded preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity
  • Professional verbal and written proficiency in English is required
Please send electronic submissions of your CV and cover letter with “Disaster Management Expert” in the subject line to BangladeshEshoShikhiRecruit@chemonics.com by July 19, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Interviews will be held in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar. We encourage early submission of applications as candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis.