The Seismic Risk Management Initiative (SRMI) was developed to strengthen the relevant disaster management capabilities of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Tajikistan. National implementation teams, composed of AKDN agencies and affiliates, are responsible for carrying out SRMI activities in each of these priority countries. Their activities are guided by the SRMI Coordination Office headquartered in Dushanbe, and governed by the SRMI Steering Committee.
The SRMI currently has the following goals:
1. To uniformly assess the seismic risk of populations and infrastructure in the region.
2. To integrate seismic safety consciousness throughout AKDN programming, and to implement preparedness and mitigation strategies such as earthquake drills and non-structural hazard reduction.
3. To identify and implement strategies that promote risk mitigation through effective construction, retrofit and relocation programmes.
4. To raise emergency response capacity in the region.
The Programme Manager will be responsible for the assessment of seismic risk in priority areas of Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Tajikistan (Goal 1 above). This position will be based in Dushanbe and will involve travel throughout the region.
• The Programme Manager will lead the AKDN’s Seismic Risk Management Initiative’s effort to consistently map the seismic risk in key areas of the four countries of Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Tajikistan.
• S/he will conduct a range of research, data collection and analysis that will lead to reliable, meaningful knowledge of earthquake hazard and vulnerability in the four countries.
• S/he will evaluate the various approaches to assessing seismic risk and recommend an optimal approach given available data, expertise, time and financial resources.
• S/he will work with regional and global consortiums, especially the Global Earthquake Model, to facilitate the development of a universal approach to seismic risk assessment.
• S/he will manage external consultants involved in microzonation, soil studies, and other risk assessment activities. The desired candidate should ideally have the following profile: • A graduate degree in geology, seismology, engineering, natural hazards management or related disciplines.
• At least 7 years of related experience.
• Proven managerial skills and an ability to collaborate effectively with regional and international subject-matter experts.
• Fluent ability to communicate effectively in English.
• Strong analytical expertise in risk modelling and spatial analysis.
• Willingness to travel regionally and overseas as required.
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