Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist will be responsible for supervising, leading implementation, and developing the DRM program in the Philippines:
The incumbent will be expected to, inter alia, carry out the following duties:
• Contribute to developing and implementing country and DRM strategies by generating policy analysis and leading policy discussion with senior government officials, taking into account a variety of technical considerations and views to advance the national DRM program.
• Produce analytical work and supervise technical assistance which require the successful coordination and integration of input from multi-disciplinary teams, balancing institutional needs and technical requirements.
• Contribute to development of the country-level work program and the regional DRM strategies in collaboration with the GPSURR DRM team and under guidance of the EAP DRM Regional Coordinator.
• Lead post-disaster loss and damage assessment and support recovery planning assistance in the countries of East Asia and the Pacific, as well as others, as needed.
• Share knowledge and help to ensure regional and global good practice is incorporated into all product lines.
• Provide leadership, guidance and advisory support to Bank team and the Government in all phases of operations, including problem solving, coordination and resource mobilization.
• Participate in missions and supervise activities/projects resolving divergent views, effectively interacting with clients at the policy level and sector dialogue to achieve the best results.
• Ensure the quality of DRM portfolio performance management by leading project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
• Provide support and contribute to the DRM program in other countries of EAP and other regions and teams, as needed.
• Work independently under the supervision of the Practice Manager and day-to-day technical guidance of the Regional DRM Coordinator.
• Working seamlessly with country office staff and provide guidance and mentor more junior staff, while supervising and/or participating in multi-disciplinary teams.
• Advanced degree in Economics/Public Policy/Environmental Science/Disaster Risk Management/Structural Engineering/International Relations/Law, and/or related field.
• At least 8 years of relevant experience.
• Managed projects and/or held leadership position(s) related to disaster risk management for at least 2 years. High level policy experience is highly desirable.
• In-depth knowledge and experience in at least one key areas of DRM, such as recovery planning and reconstruction; institutional and legal frameworks; risk assessment; risk reduction/mitigation; emergency preparedness; hazard monitoring and early warning.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to work in an inter-disciplinary, team-oriented environment as a team leader as well as a team member and adviser.
• High level of self-motivation as well as outstanding initiative and the capacity to work independently.
• Ability to deal sensitively with others in a multi-cultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
• Ability to work with partners, senior government officials and representatives of international agencies as well as at the community level.
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, the ability to express complex concepts and strategies in simple and actionable terms, and a proven track record of publications in the sector.
• Full fluency in written and spoken English.