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Project officer

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Part-time, Fixed Term March 2024 to January 2025

Job description

Geoneon is seeking a proactive and skilled project officer to join our joined the implementation of an innovative project for disaster risk reduction and climate resilience in Bhutan. The role plays a crucial role in liaising between Geoneon, government agencies, academic bodies, citizens, and other stakeholders. This position involves supporting stakeholder engagement and capacity building, promoting the project, conducting interviews and surveys, fostering connections with other organizations, gathering data from government entities. 

Responsibilities

  • Act as the primary liaison between Geoneon and various stakeholders, including government agencies, educational institutions, citizens, NGOs, and private organisations.
  • Promote the project's objectives and benefits to stakeholders and the community through various channels and strategies.
  • Conduct interviews and surveys as prepared by Geoneon, ensuring accurate and valuable data collection.
  • Support the planning and execution of stakeholder engagement workshops, capacity-building events, and other project-related activities.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other organizations, both private and non-governmental, to enhance project outcomes.
  • Gather relevant data and information from government agencies and other sources as required for the project's success.
  • Coordinate with ADPC regarding site visits, ensuring alignment with project goals and schedules.
  • Report regularly to the Project Manager on progress, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Perform additional duties as necessary to support the project's objectives.

What you bring

  • A bachelor’s degree in Disaster Risk Reduction, Environmental Sciences, International Relations, or a related field. 
  • Proven experience in project coordination, preferably in the development sector, with a focus on stakeholder engagement and liaison activities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in Dzongkha and English.
  • Ability to organize and facilitate meetings and events, both in-person and virtually.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, with effective problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in digital communication tools and project management software.
  • Passion for innovation and its application for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Resilience.

Additional assets

  • Experience with geospatial technologies
  • Experience with working with international organisations

About the project

In 2022, Geoneon, in partnership with the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) in Bhutan, successfully implemented a methodology to map the vulnerability of critical infrastructure in two regions of South Bhutan. The project was funded by the British Government, and administrated by World Bank and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre. The success of this implementation and the expressed interest for a broader application has led Geoneon, in consultation with the DDM, to embark on the development of an open-source tool. This new tool will enable the assessment of the exposure of critical infrastructure to multiple climate hazards, thereby enhancing climate resilience in Bhutan. Building on the previous achievement, this project aims to leverage advancements in satellite imaging and advanced algorithm to support informed decision-making in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, as well as building capacity among the government. The project is funded by the World Bank and administered by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre.

Application process

Interested candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter explaining their interest in the position and how their skills and experience align with the job description. Applications should be sent to roxane@geoneon.com by the 23rd of February 2024. 

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