Disaster Resilience Specialist

As a member of the Global Disaster Resilience Team, this specialist has the function of strengthening disaster resilience capacities in the National Offices with a focus on Compassion’s Asia region. In case of disasters, he/she supports the establishment of the Compassion International Disaster Management Process and Policies in the affected country, advises the operational processes for the disaster response and recovery, provides holistic, efficient, and timely support for participants, their families, and the Compassion program.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a remote position that will be based in one of Compassion’s Asian countries (Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand). Only applicants who are currently living in one of these countries will be considered. Resumes/CVs must be submitted in English.

What do you bring?

Bachelor’s Degree in related field
At least 5 years’ management or leadership experience in international humanitarian aid, disaster response and recovery programs in multiple Asia Countries – Southeast Asia and South Asia.
Certification from a nationally or internationally recognized organization in a related field. Formal training in Disaster Risk reduction, Disaster Resilience or disaster management from a reputable training body is preferred.
Must be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking in English.

Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 40% of the normal schedule. In case of disaster, can be deployed to support the country affected.


Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise in Disaster Management
Interprets internal/external organizational challenges and recommends practices to improve programs, processes or services.
May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity in the National Offices Level.
Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions.
Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view, standards and programmatic approaches.

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