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


  • 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 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.