Vacancies: IRDR Science Officer and Communications Officer


The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, which is co-sponsored by the ISSC, is seeking a Communications Officer and a Science Officer for its office in Beijing, China. Applications should be submitted by November 22nd 2015.

IRDR is a decade-long global, trans-disciplinary and cross-sectoral research programme on disaster risk reduction and resilience building. IRDR is co-sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). 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). 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 International Programme Office (IPO) is located at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China. It is the focal point for the coordination and promotion of the IRDR programme.

More information on the available roles and how to apply can be found online here.