World Bank hiring disaster risk management specialist

The World Bank is accepting applications for a disaster risk management specialist within the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) through April 28.

Based in Washington D.C., the successful candidate would be a focal point for a region, and would review grant proposals and conduct consultations. This specialist also will prepare progress documents, briefings and other relevant monitoring materials, in addition to contributing to the overall development of the GFDRR.

This person is also expected to provide support for regional teams and to report for post-disaster missions. Duties within this aspect would include damage assessment organization and mobilization of recovery resources.

Candidates should hold a master's degree in public policy, social science, disaster management, international development or a related field. Candidates should have five years of analytical and country-related operations experience. Applicants should provide evidence of their ability to manage portfolios, monitoring programs, and their understanding of operational quality issues, tools and systems.

Candidates also should show effective communication and interpersonal skill. All applicants need to be able to speak and understand English fluently. They should also show competency in the following areas: emergency management and preparedness, portfolio and project management, ability to work in diverse groups, business judgment, and being results-driven on behalf of clients.

Interested applicants should visit the World Bank website to apply.

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