About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
ADPC is an autonomous international organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders. Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner.
ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by the Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees. ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change, and regional cooperation. For details please refer to ADPC website at http://www.adpc.net/
The overall goal of the Geospatial Information Department of ADPC is to increase uses of geospatial technology, data, and information by countries in Asia for supporting decision making related to disaster risk management and climate resilience. The department supports all thematic areas of focus of ADPC to achieve its goals, mainly through:
SERVIR-Mekong will promote the use and availability of publicly available satellite imagery and related geospatial decision-support tools/products to help key stakeholders and decision-makers in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam better predict and manage floods and other natural disasters, improve agricultural risk management, manage land-use more sustainably, and help governments and communities increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change. Funded by USAID, and with lead scientific and technical support from NASA, SERVIR-Mekong is being implemented by ADPC with inputs from consortium partners Spatial Informatics Group, Stockholm Environment Institute, and Deltares. Further details on SERVIR-Mekong can be found at https://servir.adpc.net/ Accordingly, a qualified and experienced Regional Engagement and Sustainability Coordinator will be required to assist the project’s Chief of Party and Director of the Geospatial Information Department in building and maintaining stakeholder engagement as well as sustaining the geospatial services of ADPC.
Statement of Intent
The Regional Engagement and Sustainability Coordinator will support the SERVIR-Mekong Chief of Party in developing the stakeholder engagement plans and sustainability strategies and plans for the SERVIR-Mekong project, coordinating inputs from the Science and Data Leads, the Capacity Development Lead, the leads of all the geospatial services as well as USAID and NASA. It is expected also that the Regional Engagement and Sustainability Coordinator will provide inputs for the Communication Lead and the Monitoring and Evaluation Lead to formulate stories on scientific and application achievements, leading to success stories for conveying to regional stakeholders. The Regional Engagement and Sustainability Coordinator will be based in Bangkok, Thailand, with occasional travels for project requirements. Note: It is not the intent of this Terms of Reference to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Regional Engagement and Sustainability Coordinator will:
Personal Qualities and Competencies
The Regional Engagement and Sustainability Coordinator will report to the SERVIR-Mekong Chief of Party.
The staff will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment process.
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 email@example.com within 26 June 2020, Bangkok time.
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. ADPC encourage diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment. Note: Applicant who submits incomplete documents required as listed above will not be considered.