Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program Assessment Specialist

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Program Assessment Specialist with the Department of Education (DepEd) – Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) in the Philippines. The Philippines is prone to natural and human induced hazards, such as tropical cyclones, including secondary hazards such as flooding and landslides; earthquakes; volcanic eruptions; fires; and other hazards. More than impeding the provision of education, these hazards threaten and affect both the lives of students and personnel, and other educational resources and investments. The DRRMS is tasked to empower the DepEd personnel, offices, schools and learners in ensuring safety and learning continuity; institutionalize DRRM, Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), and Education in Emergencies (EiE); and strengthen the resilience of basic education in the context of natural and human-induced hazards. After the 3-4 years implementation of these programs, there is the need to revisit and assess if the intermediate goals and strategic direction of DRRMS are still being met. The technical expertise and assistance from a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) will be advantageous for DRRMS’ planned midterm assessment of the DRRM program implementation.

A PCRV, with a master’s degree in disaster risk reduction and management, project management, survey research, program evaluation, or statistics and three years’ experience in monitoring and assessment/evaluation in the education sector and/or disaster risk reduction and management is needed to work closely with a core team of designated DRRMS staff. The PCRV and the DRRMS team will consult with relevant stakeholders, develop an assessment framework and process, visit selected DepEd offices and schools, and formulate an analysis and recommendations. The overall goal of this assignment is to produce an assessment report in the implementation of the DRRMS’ programs that will open the opportunity for further planning exercises with program implementers and stakeholders to ensure that eventual identified gaps in the programs are addressed.

Partner Information

Department of Education (DepEd) – Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS)

Required Skills

• A master’s degree or other relevant post-graduate training and research in subject areas such as disaster risk reduction and management, project management, survey research, program evaluation, and statistics.
• At least 3 years’ experience on monitoring and assessment/evaluation in the education sector and/or disaster risk reduction and management.
• 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.

Medical Considerations in Philippines

  • Philippines may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten, peanuts, and shellfish.
  • After arrival in Philippines, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

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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