Hazard Risk and Forecasting Expert

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
  • Deadline:
    17/03/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with a contract duration of two years due to programme duration. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be home based, with regular international deployments with a regional priority for Sub-Saharan Africa to reinforce Welthungerhilfe’s engagement in delivering effective Anticipatory Humanitarian Action (AHA) programming.

As Hazard Risk and Forecasting Expert for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action you will be responsible for all actions related to understanding and quantifying hazard risk as well as the development and application of hazard forecasting models. This includes the identification and application of trigger mechanisms within one of Welthungerhilfe’s strategic programmes. Here you will be member of a Technical Anticipatory Humanitarian Action Team, which together with the Programme Management Unit forms an Operational Support Unit for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action within the Humanitarian Directorate of Welthungerhilfe.

Your responsibilities

  • Further develop and localize forecasting and Anticipatory Humanitarian Action methodologies in relation to weather and non-weather-related hazards building on pre-existing Anticipatory Humanitarian Action initiatives as well as wider initiatives around DRR and EW4All
  • Coordinate the localization and customization of hazard monitoring models
  • Coordinate and develop the conceptualization and implementation of impact-based forecasting approaches, impact mapping as well as risk & vulnerability analyses in regard of anticipatory humanitarian action
  • Develop and coordinate concept for remote sensing and the use of GIS analyses in anticipatory humanitarian action
  • Guide Junior Expert with technical focus
  • Ongoing analysis of global, national and regional methodological approaches and trends in anticipatory humanitarian action
  • Monitoring of new and existing hazard models and linkage with Welthungerhilfe and programme partners’ crisis monitoring
  • Coordination and cooperation with scientific institutions on forecasting of hazards as well as on risk and vulnerability analyses
  • Participate in technical working group meetings around hazard analyses in Anticipatory Humanitarian Action
  • Contribute to the evidence creation around Anticipatory Humanitarian Action
  • Close contact and exchange as well as intensive coordination with relevant partners who are involved in the methodological development of Anticipatory Humanitarian Action

Your profile

  • A university degree in a relevant field like climate science, meterologyor disaster risk reduction, disaster risk management, geohazards engineering or similar
  • At least one to three years of professional experience in humanitarian action, climate science or a related field
  • Experience in modelling of hazards and quantification of risks
  • Experience in monitoring and localisation of forecasting and anticipation methods for weather-related and non-weather-related hazards
  • Experience or knowledge in the development and implementation of impact-based forecasting approaches, impact mapping, and risk and vulnerability analyses
  • Knowledge of remote sensing concepts and the use of GIS analysis
  • Willingness to work in countries where Welthungerhilfe or programme partners are implementing or supporting anticipatory humanitarian action projects
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for working in Welthungerhilfe’s programme countries
  • Very good spoken and written English language skills; French language skills are an asset

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. This includes flexible working hours as well as working from home. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under “Our benefits”.

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