Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program Officer
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The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Program Officer, experienced in emergency response, is needed to work closely with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer and other staff to support the capacity of the LGU in the major areas of data management, planning, training, and coordination & networking. The volunteer will review related documentation and assist in the development of DRRM plans, maps, and information system (GIS)/ global positioning system (GPS) data. The PCRV will also conduct consultation dialogues with key stakeholders in the community and assist in forging partnerships with prospective partners. It is also anticipated that the PCRV will develop workshop designs and training modules for DRRM trainings such as incident command systems, simulation exercises, disaster preparedness, etc. and eventually prepare informational education campaign materials.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in the Philippines together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
• Bachelor’s Degree graduate on Environmental Sciences, Management, Urban Planning, Information Technology or any field related to DRRM;
• At least two years’ of international development work experience.
• At least two years’ work experience in DRRM, Contingency and CCA planning and management;
• At least two years’ work experience in conduct of DRRM training activities;
• Demonstrated ability to live and work under challenging emotional and physical conditions;
• Excellent people skills with demonstrated flexibility and patience.
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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