Strategy and User Engagement Lead
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About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
ADPC is an autonomous international organization for cooperation in and implementation of disaster risk reduction and building climate resilience in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and expanded its role to be for scientific, educational, developmental and humanitarian purposes. ADPC employs a wide range of professional expertise typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner.
ADPC develops and implements cross-sectoral projects/programs on the strategic themes of risk governance, urban resilience, climate resilience, health risk management, preparedness for response and resilient recovery. Our strategic themes are complemented and underpinned by the cross-cutting themes of gender and diversity, regional and transboundary cooperation as well as poverty and livelihoods.
Through its work, ADPC supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the agenda defined at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, and other relevant international frameworks
For details, please refer to ADPC website.
The Geospatial Information Department supports stakeholders to increase their uses of geospatial technology, data, and information for supporting decision making related to disaster risk management and climate resilience. The department supports all thematic areas of focus of ADPC to achieve their goals, mainly through:
- Increased accessibility and technical capacity to develop, maintain, and use geospatial information including disaster and climate risk maps, forecasted and real-time disaster data for early warning, and damage data for post-disaster assessment and recovery planning,
- Increased awareness by decision makers on applications of geospatial information in disaster risk management and climate resilience decision making, and
- Geospatial solutions, such as maps, tools, models, and data, customized to the demands of stakeholders
SERVIR Southeast Asia (SERVIR SEA) is a 5-year project, co-created by USAID, NASA, and ADPC, to address disaster and climate resilience as well as environmental issues in Southeast Asia. SERVIR SEA’s objective is Expanded and Scaled Climate Actions by using Satellite Data and Geospatial Information in Decision Making, which will be achieved through the following outcomes:
- Regional platform(s) strengthened and/or established for accelerating, scaling, and/or sustaining adoption of data and information
- Increased investment from diversified partnership with stakeholders to support the development and use of data and information
- Increased accessibility of data and information
- Strengthened capacity of Stakeholders to use data and information
Statement of Intent
The Strategy and User Engagement Lead will be responsible for the engagement of diverse stakeholders of the project. The main objective of the position will be to help ADPC maintain its stakeholder relationship and develop new projects and funding streams through the established relationship.
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 responsibilities.
- Develop a stakeholder database and evaluate appropriate stakeholder management systems (possibly an ADPC system) for tracking relationship with key stakeholders
- Oversee, direct the service leads, and organize the service-level stakeholder mapping exercises and periodic updates
- Track stakeholder needs and the relationships with ADPC, supporting the service leads, and suggest ways to maintain and advance the relationship
- Work with the service leads to harness end-user feedback for effective incorporation into service delivery
- Identify and bring in global, regional, and local partnerships that facilitate delivery along SERVIR SEA’s impact pathways
- Represent SERVIR SEA in regional and international forums, as requested by the supervisor, and serve as an influential voice on matters relating to application of satellite data and geospatial information to senior policy and decision-makers, funders and finance institutions, and practitioners, thus positioning ADPC as a thought leader
- Write opinion papers, commentary, and participate in relevant industry forums to highlight SERVIR SEA’s work to enhance outreach and user engagement
- Collaborate with global, regional, and local NGOs to understand unique challenges and specific needs that can be addressed using SERVIR’s decision support tools and services
- Make active contribution to business development and resource mobilization in close collaboration with SERVIR SEA’s Chief-of-Party
- Find and identify emerging opportunities relevant to SERVIR SEA; leverage networks and relationships; develop and maintain a constructive dialogue with funders, as required; explore co-funding opportunities involving regional partners and/or member countries
- Coordinate the research and verification of new funding opportunities for relevant global campaigns and/or initiatives
- Support the team in concept note/proposal development, planning, drafting, editing, internal clearance and submission of high value solicitation documents and efficient transfer of approved awards to program management
- Provide technical supports to the Geospatial Information Department on training courses, workshops, and other capacity-building activities in the planning, delivery, and follow-up, as needed
- Travel as needed to countries in Southeast Asia to coordinate the implementation of activities related to ADPC programs.
- Support and work with the ADPC Strategic Planning Department to integrate SERVIR SEA’s stakeholder relationship into the ADPC system
- Provide technical inputs in developing training courses, workshops, and other capacity-building activities for other ADPC projects and activities
- Represent ADPC in meetings/workshops/events, as requested by the Director, Geospatial Information
- Conduct training and seminar to enhance internal geospatial capacity and communications of ADPC staff
- Proactively support other departments to increase uses of geospatial science in ADPC projects and activities
- Participate in technical and management meetings related to ADPC programs
- Find external opportunities and develop projects for ADPC
This job description covers the general responsibilities and representative tasks of this position. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to program priorities and needs.
Required Qualifications and Specifications
The SERVIR SEA Strategy and User Engagement Lead will have the following minimum qualifications:
- Master’s degree in a subject relevant to social development, public administration, economics, sustainable livelihoods, natural resources management and governance, climate adaptation, and/or sustainable development;
- At least 10 years of relevant work experience;
- Excellent management skills, gained by managing large-scale policy, research, or development programmes;
- Excellent interpersonal and people management skills with experience working in multicultural environments;
- Proven communication and outreach skills, including public speaking, presentation, and writing skills in English;
- Experience in conducting business development and/or fund raising required;
- Exemplary English writing and editing skills;
- Demonstrated skills in documentation and knowledge management interventions;
- Knowledge of the development context of Southeast Asia considered a plus;
- Work experience in Southeast Asian Countries considered favorably;
- Willingness to commit to further training and development as required.
Reporting and Relationships
The SERVIR SEA Strategy and User Engagement Lead will report to the Director of the Geospatial Information Department. She/he will work closely with the Senior Communications and Outreach Advisor, the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Lead, and all the service leads of SERVIR SEA.
How to apply
Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from ‘Join us’ in www.adpc.net), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to: email@example.com
For inquiries, please contact to firstname.lastname@example.org
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
ADPC encourage diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.
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