Careers in Resilience

Disaster risk management is a sector that has more than 50 years of existence. It has allowed for both the creation of new professions such as disaster risk managers as well as the adaptation of existing ones in other sectors such as urban planning or insurance. As the world grapples with new risks related to climate change, compounding events or the interconnection of systems, we are assisting in the emergence of professions with the role to address these issues. 

PreventionWeb, in tune with the latest developments in the field, seeks to assist these new trends, and bring more information about these new careers in resilience to the global disaster risk reduction community. To this end, we are hosting a series of interviews with professionals that are trailblazers and leaders in their job, providing concrete examples of what they are doing and recommendations for aspiring professionals. 

Have a look at our interviews below, as well as trainings to enhance your career, and new job opportunities. 

Get a feel of the jobs of the future! 

Latest inteviews

Heat officer: arising risk, emerging role

What are the key heat management skills of this century? Athens' Chief Heat Officer answers that question.

Desperately seeking climate science translators: the humanitarian community urgently needs a new profession

A new professional profile is needed: climate science translators who specialize in the brokering, translation and tailoring of climate science data to humanitarian and development decision makers – especially in the context of anticipatory action.

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Open vacancies
Title Location Closing date
Programme Support Officer, American Red Cross Bangkok, Thailand Mon - 26-09-2022
Project Manager Fri - 30-09-2022
Communication Advisor Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Fri - 30-09-2022
National consultant for co-facilitation of a multistakeholder workshop and development of a roadmap for an integrated early warning system in Ethiopia Home-based / Addis Ababa Fri - 30-09-2022
Associate Communications Officer, NOB, Bonn Bonn, Germany Fri - 30-09-2022
Call for Proposals 2022 007: Investing in Disasters and Climate Resilience in Niger Fri - 07-10-2022
Programme Management Officer, Partnerships, P3, New York New York, United States of America Wed - 12-10-2022
Programme Management Officer, P3, Brussels Brussels, Belgium Fri - 21-10-2022
Capacity Building and Adult Education Specialist for Climate Adaptation Support Activity Arlington, VA; Burlington, VT; Remote Mon - 31-10-2022
Operations Assistant for Climate Adaptation Support Activity Arlington, VA; Burlington, VT; Remote Mon - 31-10-2022
Adaptation Capacity and Local Adaptation Advisor for Climate Adaptation Support Activity Arlington, VA; Burlington, VT; Remote Mon - 31-10-2022
Procurement and Finance Specialist for Climate Adaptation Support Activity Arlington, VA; Burlington, VT; Remote Mon - 31-10-2022
Climate Communications Advisor for Climate Adaptation Support Activity Arlington, VA; Burlington, VT; Remote Mon - 31-10-2022
Climate Services Data and Analytics Advisor for Climate Adaptation Support Activity Arlington, VA; Burlington, VT; Remote Mon - 31-10-2022
Knowledge Management Officer for Climate Adaptation Support Activity Arlington, VA; Burlington, VT; Remote Mon - 31-10-2022
Assistant/Associate Professor - Business Continuity & Emergency Management/Disaster Management Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Thu - 13-04-2023