October 29, 2015 Two vacancies at the IRDR: Science Officer and Communications Officer

The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme is seeking a Communications Officer and a Science Officer for its International Programme Office (IPO). The office is located at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), try Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China. It is the focal point for the coordination and promotion of the IRDR programme.

Application deadline is 22 November 2015.

Here, you will find more information about the science officer role and the communication officer role , as well as how to apply.

About the IRDR

The IRDR is a decade-long global, trans-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research programme on disaster risk reduction and resilience building. Research and capacity building activities under IRDR address major challenges of natural and human-induced environmental hazards and seek to curb disaster losses through better use of science.

IRDR’s four core projects focus on:

  • providing a baseline of the current state of the science on integrated research on disaster risk (AIRDR),
  • examining the underlying and root causes of disasters (FORIN),
  • seeking to improve disaster loss databases (DATA), and
  • investigating Risk Interpretation and Action (RIA).

The IRDR played a key role in shaping the input of disaster risk reduction science and technology into The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) and the Sendai Framework.

The IRDR is co-sponsored by the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the International Council for Science (ICSU), and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).