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Analyst Partnerships

New Delhi
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

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The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is a multi-stakeholder global partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, the private sector, and academic and knowledge institutions. It aims to address the challenges of building resilience into infrastructure systems and development associated with it. The vision, mission, goal, and objectives of the CDRI are explicitly linked to the post-2015 development agendas. The Coalition will also contribute to the resilience of the global infrastructure systems in an increasingly interconnected world. The outcome of such collaboration would be aimed at building resilient economies and resilient people through cross-sector commitments at all levels towards adaptation and resilience with concrete outcomes that will bring resilience action to global scale.

CDRI will support countries to upgrade their systems for ensuring disaster and climate resilience of existing and future infrastructure. It seeks to rapidly expand the development of and retrofit resilient infrastructure to respond to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) objectives of expanding universal access to basic services, enabling prosperity, and decent work. CDRI envisions enabling measurable reduction in infrastructure losses from disasters including extreme climate events.

The Government of India has established a Society in New Delhi to act as the Secretariat of CDRI. The Secretariat functions under the direction of the international Governing Council and implements the programs of CDRI. This position is being advertised for staff positions on Fixed Term Contract of three (3) years.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and support projects of CDRI from partnerships and external relations lens. 
  • Assist and support in developing an engagement strategy for CDRI with relevant stakeholders.
  • Assist and support in building and maintaining relationships with donors and members. 
  • Assist and support to strategize, coordinate, and organize workshops, events, meetings, and panel discussions.
  • Support in advocating, promoting, and positioning the organisation as a people-oriented organisation for problem solving, learning, and advise relating to infrastructure resilience. 
  • Provide research, assistance and support to advocacy and partnership related programmes and projects.
  • Document and update roster on CDRI partnerships, donors and members. Keep systematic updates on CDRI partnerships and other relevant meetings. 
  • Assist and support in identifying relevant national and international forums and prepare a strategy for CDRI engagement in those forums. 
  • Support and assist in maintaining a roster of all related (DRR, Climate Change, Infrastructure and Resilience) organizations and networks. 
  • Provide research, assistance and support to any other domain as required by CDRI.
  • Provide support and liaison with advocacy and communication team as needed. 
  • Perform other duties related to the CDRI, as assigned.

Skills Set

  • Experience in external relations, partnerships, and networking.
  • Experience in organising international conferences, workshops, events and creating global platforms. 
  • Experience in research and writing. Excellent written and editorial skills in English and ability to present information and concepts clearly, both verbally and on paper.
  • Excellent communication, networking, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Proven ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams. 
  • Capacity to work with diverse partners including governments, academicians, think tanks, other stakeholders.
  • Analytical and strategic planning skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities. 
  • Proven ability to draw inputs from multiple disciplines and synthesize them to address specific problems. 
  • Familiarity with international frameworks like the SDGs and the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. 
  • Past track record to work independently, deliver timely and quality products.
  • Computer proficiency especially in professional office software packages (Microsoft Office).
  • Experience of working with international organisations.
  • Experience in advocacy/ partnerships in the field of sustainable development, disaster risk reduction and climate related subjects. 
  • Experience of developing concept notes, research proposals, and conducting research on disaster and climate resilience

Key Competencies

  1. Technical and Analytical Skill
  2. Meticulous 
  3. Timeliness 
  4. Analytical & Problem Solving
  5. Delivering Results
  6. Dependability 
  7. Managing people & process 
  8. Innovation & Resourcefulness
  9. Engaging & Partnering (Interpersonal / Teamwork)
  10. Stakeholder Management 
  11. Working Collaboratively 
  12. Appreciate and encourage different culture context
  13. Leadership
  14. Ability to see Big Picture
  15. Decision Making
  16. Inspires motivates & empowers others
  17. Team Management
  18. Communication
  19. Willingness to listen and express dissenting views. 
  20. Ability to clearly convey ideas and information.


Under-Graduate or Post-Graduate qualification in international relations, public relations, international cooperation for development, communication, social science, journalism, political science, or related field is preferred.


Minimum 4 years of relative experience in partnership programs and project-specific experience in disaster risk reduction will be given additional weightage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English, both oral and written.
  • Proficiency in International (UN) languages other than English will be an asset.

How to Apply:

Apply here

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to a global initiative spearheaded by India, please apply through the online application form only on or before the last date.

CDRI is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strict confidence.

CDRI has ZERO Tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and gender / racial discrimination. Any selection, therefore, will be subject to satisfactory reference and background checks.

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