Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Communications Teaching Advisor

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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 is needed to serve as a Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Communications Teaching Advisor is needed to develop a course on Disaster, Risk, and Humanitarian Communication. The Department of Development Communication (DevCom) has revised its Bachelor of Science in Development Communication to be at par with the latest trends in development communication or communication for social change. Thus, one of its courses is Disaster, Risk, and Humanitarian Communication. This course aims to equip students with theoretically sound practice on the communication of disaster and risk, as well as humanitarian communication. Since this is a new course, most of the faculty members of the Department of Development Communication are not fully equipped to teach this subject. While some senior faculty members have had experiences and research in disaster and risk communication, most of the faculty members are unfamiliar with the subject. In order to enhance the technical capability of its human resources, the Department of Development Communication has sponsored a number of its faculty members for doctorate studies in development communication at the University of the Philippines - Los Baños.

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Communication, Management or any DRRM related field and at least 5 years of experience in the field of DRRM and humanitarian communication is needed to conduct disaster risk communication assessments and formulate a communication plan on disaster risk. The assistance of a DRRM Communications Teaching Advisor will be a key player in the Department of Development Communication. The PCRV will help equip faculty members in designing a course syllabus and instructional materials on disaster, risk, and humanitarian communication, developing a radio program dedicated to disaster, risk, and climate change, as well as sharing their expertise in related projects within the University. The goal of this assignment is to provide technical expertise and assistance in DRRM Communications to the DevCom Department.

Partner Information

Central Luzon State University

Required Skills

• Bachelors' Degree in in Environmental Sciences/Communication/Management or any DRRM related course;
• At least five (5) years’ experience in the field of DRRM and humanitarian communication.
• At least two (2) years university-level teaching experience in communication planning, assessment, and training activities;
• Demonstrated ability to live and work in a multi-cultural setting;
• Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated flexibility.

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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