ADPC is an autonomous intergovernmental 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 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/
Safer communities and sustainable development through disaster risk reduction. Page 2 | 4 ADPC has been implementing a Regional Program on “Urban Resilience to Climate Extremes in Southeast Asia” (URCE). The URCE program, which is supported by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), aims to build “resilient communities in deltaic and coastal urban areas” and strengthen resilience of urban systems and urban communities to the current and emerging climate extremes, disaster and emergencies that are anticipated in coming years. The program will be implemented in three target cities in Myanmar (Dala Township in Yangon City) and Vietnam (Nam Dinh and My Tho Cities). The program has five outcomes, namely, Improved multi-hazard early warning systems and risk knowledge (Outcome 1), Strengthened urban community readiness and local preparedness (Outcome2), Improved urban sectoral preparedness and emergency response (Outcome 3), Strengthened urban risk governance systems for dealing with emerging climate extremes and emergencies (Outcome 4) and Improved knowledge and awareness on building urban climate resilience for extremes in Asia and the Pacific (Outcome 5). This five-year program has started its implementation in November 2018 and spans up until December 2023. C. Statement of Intent: The Project Manager will be mainly responsible for implementation of URCE program in Viet Nam in coordination and consultation with Program Directors and technical specialists at the Headquarters of ADPC in Bangkok, Thailand. The Project Manager will represent ADPC in Viet Nam in promoting and enhancing cooperation between ADPC and the Government of Viet Nam, development partners and other stakeholders on disaster risk reduction, climate and disaster resilience in the country. This position is located in Hanoi, Viet Nam. Note: It is not the intent of this Position Description to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibility.
The project Manager will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities.
Project Manager will report to Director of Urban Resilience Department and work in close coordination with other Directors, technical specialists and other project team members at the Headquarters of ADPC to carry out different activities under the program.