Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist at WBG, Washington, D.C., United States

Deadline: 26 March 2018

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist in Washington, D.C., United States.

WBG has set 2 ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Provide cross-support to regional task teams for the preparation and supervision of project components on integrated hydromet and disaster risk management, including drafting of project concept notes, project appraisal documents and Board packages, operations manuals, and participation on missions.
  • Provide substantive input to assessments of the status, strengths and weaknesses of weather, climate and hydrological services and early warning systems in the client countries.
  • Lead and contribute to research and knowledge management activities, including analytical papers and guidance notes for Bank staff, on best practices for Bank’s operations related to hydromet services and DRM, Global Weather Enterprise, and promote and facilitate knowledge exchange and dissemination.
  • Work closely with the DRM, climate change, water, agricultural and health teams aimed at mainstreaming use of weather, climate and hydrological information in the broader development agenda.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Masters’ degree in meteorology, climate studies or related fields.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience, including substantial experience in operational meteorology and international cooperation in the field of meteorology, hydrology and disaster risk management.
  • Substantial expertise in the development and modernization of weather and climate services, as shown by a record of publications, and advice to operations in a variety of countries and regions.
  • Experience in leading the development and implementation of complex projects and operations, including such aspects as institutional strengthening, infrastructure modernization, and improvement of service delivery.
  • Ability to lead programmatic processes, balance analysis and operational decision-making, build coalitions and support across the institution, and proactively manage a complex work agenda.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Japanese.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.