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! 

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Latest interviews

For over two decades, Abia Akram has been a leading and vocal advocate for the rights of women with disabilities, in more than 30 countries, especially in the context of gender justice, financing for development, and inclusive DRR.
Goma Karki works as Project Manager for Youth Innovation Lab in Kathmandu, Nepal, leading the Nepali Yuwa in Climate Action and Green Growth (The Youth CAN) project.
Adair Ackley Gina Bonne
Careers in resilience: As Head of the Environment and Climate Change Department for the Indian Ocean Commission, Gina Bonne assists island states to manage climate change-related issues and disaster risk reduction.

Train and learn

Graduates of the university, by graduates, passing hats to the sky.
Academic programmes
Academic programmes across the world which offer education on all levels (including bachelor, master, diploma, etc.) related to disaster risk reduction.
Local government officials during a training about MCR2030
Scheduled training
Trainings related to disaster risk reduction, disaster risk communication, sustainability, resilience, recovery and beyond.

Latest vacancies

Stay current on the latest vacancies in our Community Updates newsletter.

Vacancy
Closing date:
23 June 2024
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
National Health Service (NHS)
Vacancy
Closing date:
04 June 2024
National Health Service (NHS)
Vacancy
Closing date:
30 May 2024
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Vacancy
Closing date:
31 May 2024
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Vacancy
Closing date:
11 June 2024
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Vacancy
Closing date:
24 May 2024
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Vacancy
Closing date:
23 May 2024
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Vacancy
Closing date:
07 June 2024
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Vacancy
Closing date:
21 May 2024
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Vacancy
Closing date:
20 May 2024
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Vacancy
Closing date:
14 May 2024
Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network
Vacancy
Closing date:
14 May 2024
Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network
Vacancy
Closing date:
14 May 2024
Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network

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