Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program Officer
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Program Officers experienced in emergency response are needed to work closely with the Municipal DRRM Officer and/or 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. In due course, the volunteer will introduce activities highlighting the DRRM program of the LGU that will enhance the operations of the Municipal DRRM office/action center, and the PCRV will 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 these are approximate departure dates and might change.
• Two years of experience in either community-based disaster rehabilitation coordination and planning or disaster risk reduction and management
• Working knowledge of statistics and computer data management (i.e. GIS)
• Ability to live and work under challenging emotional and physical conditions
• Excellent people skills and flexible attitude when it comes to dealing with the community.
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 also 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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