Niras Local Disaster Risk Management experts (Malawi) Jobs in Malawi

Niras Local Disaster Risk Management experts (Malawi) Jobs in Malawi

  • Malawi is vulnerable to multiple hazards, especially floods, droughts, earthquakes, and landslides because of its unique geo-climatic conditions. The location of the country along a tectonically active boundary between two major African plates within the great East African Rift System cause earthquakes and landslides.

  • Over the past few decades, Malawi has experienced more than 19 major floods and seven droughts, with these events increasing in frequency, magnitude and scope over the years. Recurrent disasters in Malawi have had far-reaching impacts on food, energy, health, water and other sectors of the country’s economy. In particular, these disaster events have undermined the stability of livelihoods among the most vulnerable communities.

  • The Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS III) seeks to reduce vulnerability and enhance the resilience of its population to disasters and socio-economic shocks through the development, updating and dissemination of location specific disaster risk information, including hazard and vulnerability maps to decision makers, the general public and communities at risk, among other strategies.

  • Against this background, a number of projects will be
    undertaken with support from the World Bank under the Malawi Resilience and Disaster Risk Management Project (MRDRMP).

  • We are looking for local experts for this project in several disciplines related to this assignment.

    Qualifications required:

    • Master’s Degree in DRM, Climate Change Management, Geography, Physical Planning, Social Research or other social sciences related to the assignment.

    Professional experience required:

    • 7 years of experience working in disaster risk management or related field in Malawi.

    • Conversant with least one other local languages spoken in Malawi;

    How to Apply

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