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Director of Disaster and Development Organization (DADO)

Sydney, Australia
Disaster and Development Organization (DADO)

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About DADO

Established in 2008, the Disaster and Development Organization (DADO) is an independent, non-profit and specializes in policy analysis, action research and project implementation for disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, public health, business continuity management and sustainable development at local, national, regional and global levels.


Our vision is to empower every member of society to reach their full potential, enabling them to thrive in increasingly challenging environments through environmental preservation, societal well-being, and economic prosperity.


Our mission is to prepare an inclusive disaster resilient society through building capacity of the individual, professional and community for better coping with disasters and achieving sustainable development. Our interventions aim at enhancing capacity of people and influence relevant policies and programs through its interactive activities like research, innovation, advocacy, solidarity and action. 

Aims of the DADO

To prepare an inclusive resilient society through building capacity of the individual, professionals and community for better coping with disasters and achieving sustainable development. 


This position will be based at the in Sydney, Australia, as an honorary director with a Fixed Term Contract of three (3) years, renewable for longer term based on both performance and mutual agreement.

The position is open to candidates from any countries countries. DADO welcomes person who is based in Australia.

Objective of this position

DADO seeks an experienced professional for the role of Director (Planning and Development). The candidate will have an in-depth understanding of establishing charitable sector and has ambitious to progress independently to the sector in Australia and beyond.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop collaboration and partnership between philanthropists, civil society, social media groups, non-governmental organization (NGOs), International non-governmental organization (INGOs), development partners, United Nations agencies, public and private sectors for the well-being of the society. 
  • Take all the initiatives to conduct research relating to disasters and sustainable development. 
  • Take proactive measures to prevent avoidable deaths which are arising
  • Undertake capacity development initiatives for students, youth, professional and community
  • Launch awareness generation program to response to the early warning among the disaster affected community. 
  • Assist in developing and sustenance of green economy and clean technology
  • Take initiative to develop a team of young scholars who could be able to grasp academic knowledge, policy documents and take initiative which would be implemented with adopting participatory approaches. 


Education Criteria

  • Post-graduate qualifications in engineering, planning, architecture, environmental sciences, climate change, applied sciences, finance, business administration, climate finance, or a related field is required.

Experience Criteria

  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience for a Director position in program /project management related to disaster risk reduction, sustainable development, resilient infrastructure, environment, or related areas is required.
  • Experience in senior management positions, including resource mobilization and partnership building, is required.
  • Experience in leadership positions, including leading complex programmes and interacting with and establishing productive cooperation with a diverse number of partners comprising Governments, the UN, multilateral systems, the private sector, science, and civil society, is required. 
  • Experience overseeing office management in large international organizations is desirable.
  • Experience advocating for the core mandate of organizations with a wide range of partners is desirable.

How to Apply

If you have experience working in a similar capacity, are passionate about working on climate change adaptation and disaster risk management, and want to make an active and lasting contribution to a global initiative, please send your EOI with a CV to:

DADO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. DADO promotes equal employment opportunities at all stages of recruitment. DADO does not discriminate against any candidate on any grounds, including age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or disability.


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