Disaster Risk Reduction Consultant

The central coastal provinces of Quang Nam and Binh Dinh are among the worst provinces of Vietnam affected by hydro-meteorological hazards. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and local government are responding to the needs of coastal communities that are chronically affected by coastal hazards and who have lost lives, livelihoods, and assets to regularly occurring cyclones in Binh Dinh and Quang Nam province through the “Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Preparedness in Rural Vietnam” project. The goal is to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities to natural hazards such as cyclones, flooding, and tidal surges.

Project activities focus on strengthening DRR preparedness and response for local people, capacity building on CBDRR for commune- and district-level officials and civil society organizations, schools in the targeted areas as well as facilitating a process of local government’s integration of DRR in to development plans and budget.

One of the project objectives is: “Primary schools in targeted communities use locally-appropriate, DRR-integrated curricula”. To implement this objective, CRS will focuses on designing, piloting of the updated locally relevant DRR curriculum in all primary schools in targeted communes, training a group of district key teachers, and documenting the process for further endorsement.

The first step to implement this objective is to assess gaps in the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET)’s DRR integrated guidelines and to update the existing guidelines to become more locally relevant and user-friendly.

CRS is looking for the qualified candidate for the position of Disaster Risk Reduction Consultant. Interested candidates, please send CV and a short proposal to describe how the consultancy job will be implemented to:

Ms. Tran Thi Thu Hang
CRS, No 1 Alley 7, Nguyen Hong Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi.
Or email: [email protected]

Deadline for Applications: February 18, 2013

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Wed, 2013-02-20