Risk Assessment Specialist

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Thailand
Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Closing date: 8 Feb 2021

The Risk Assessment Specialist will provide technical leadership as well as subject-matter-expert inputs to risk assessment projects assigned to the Geospatial Information Department. In addition, she/he will be assisting the Director of Geospatial Information in achieving the department’s objectives within and outside ADPC. This position is located in Bangkok, Thailand, and reports to the Program Manager – Risk Assessment.

Duties and Responsibilities


The Risk Assessment Specialist will contribute technically in risk assessment projects particularly in one or many of the following areas:

  • Analyze relevant science-based information to create hazard zonation maps, including but not limited to earthquake, flood, landslide, windstorm, drought, and coastal/river erosion hazards.

  • Conduct vulnerability assessment of elements-at-risk to hazards, including buildings, infrastructure, lifelines, at-risk population considering their social status.

  • Analyze potential impacts from the estimated hazard and vulnerability for different development sectors, considering the various multi-hazard approaches.

  • Work on innovative approaches on risk assessment, including integration of gender and right-based approaches and climate change scenarios into risk assessment data and processes.

  • Using the science-based risk information, make a recommendation for risk-informed decisions and management practices to disaster management authorities, development agencies, as well as communities and the private sector.

  • Conduct technical training on hazard, vulnerability, and risk assessment, per the details provided in the point above.

  • Develop user-oriented technical reports and methodological guidelines for a technical and nontechnical audience.

  • Package scientific and technical information in visualizing and communicating risk to a technical and non-technical audience.

  • Design and conduct research to further advance hazard, vulnerability, and risk assessment approaches of ADPC.

  • Provide inputs for developing new project proposals.

  • Provide technical inputs for the other projects/programs of ADPC.

Project Management

  • Manage disaster risk assessment and other relevant projects using strategic approaches to achieve project goals and ensure the sustainability of project efforts.

  • Coordinate and communicate to effect smooth project implementation with other project managers and team members.

  • Utilize project resources efficiently and manage project finance.

  • Develop detailed work and financial plans.

  • Conduct project monitoring and evaluation.

  • Lead the development of knowledge products from the projects.

  • Communicate project results to target audiences and maintain a network of relevant external partners that could play a part in future project development.

  • Guide partner institutions in implementing projects.

Corporate Responsibilities

  • Provide technical resource inputs to all other departments including ADPC training programs.

  • Participate in corporate functions and external events, as required.

  • Collaborate with Government officials, NGO, IGO, donors and other stakeholders at the International, National, Sub-national, and Community levels.

  • Initiate various documents to support the implementation of activities of the department such as contract agreements, statement of work for consultants, MOU, and agreements, in accordance with the approved procedures and policies of ADPC.

How to apply:

Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to adpcjobs@adpc.net within 8 February 2021, Bangkok time.

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