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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

4425 Disaster Management Advisor

Vanuatu Meteorological and Geo-hazards Department


Government Department


Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Job Hours:

Not Stated

Due Date:


Job Description:

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change and Natural Hazards Project.

The Vanuatu Meteorological and Geo-hazard Department (VGMD) and National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) have secured funding for a large-scale national adaptation and disaster risk reduction project designed to address Vanuatu's immediate climate change adaptation needs and mitigate natural disaster risks.

The provincial Disaster Officer will works as a part of NDMO to implement stategies in ensuring Vanuatu is better prepared and more able to respond to Natural Hazards.

The Disaster management Advisor will be contracted initially for 1 year and be based within the NDMO in Port Vila.

The successful applicant will have:


- Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar Disaster Management position in developing countries(Pacific island countries prefered); Degree in Disaster Managememt, environmental Science or related field of study,

with a Master degree being an advantage

- Proven ability to to mentor and train staff in aspects of Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Management; Good knowledge of development issues in Vanuatu; Computer knowledge in Microsoft packages-word and


- Excellent communication and inter-personal skills; Ability to make clear, structured presentation to a broad range of audiences; Demonstrate leadership skills; Excellent writing skills and ability to prepare clear, concise

reports; and Fluency in English, with French and Bislama will be an advantage

- Had experience and demonstrated ability to work in a national and multi sysem coordinator roles in emergencies and disasters; Expertise in building national, provincial and community DRM capacity and understanding

of challenges in decentralizing services

- Experience with the government Procedures and systems; Familiarity with World Bank or other donor procedures and systems; Basic knowledge on Pacific islands countries legislations.


An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant.


Bislama, English, French


How To Apply:

Interested applicants should send their application letter, resume and name and current contact details of three referees to postal or email address provided below by 4pm before the due date mentioned.

Contact Name:


+678 22699




NDMO, PMB 9107, Port Vila, Vanuatu.


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