DRR looking for experts Myanmar mission


DRR-Team is looking for three or four experts for a scoping mission related to the floods that hit Myanmar in mid-August. These floods caused the displacement of more than 110,000 persons, and more than 70 people were killed in a landslide. The mission will focus on the Bilin and Lower Thanlwin river Catchment. The DRR-Team to Myanmar will formulate recommendations for the short and long term to prevent flooding and landslides, and will draw up recommendations on how to prepare for disasters.

The DRR-Team will consist of DRR Team Leader Marco Hartman and three or four experts. Several disciplines are required at short notice to draw up recommendations. They include:

  • hydrology, experience in working in data scarce regions;
  • geotechnics, with knowledge on landslide mechanisms;
  • morphology, with hands-on knowledge of river systems similar to those in Myanmar;
  • disaster management, with expertise in the development of awareness campaigns.

Relevant experience in Myanmar is appreciated.

A balanced team in terms of gender and age is preferred and aimed for. Young professionals are specifically encouraged to express their interest. Interested candidates are requested to explain their expertise on the disciplines mentioned above. If you have experience in all these disciplines, please state this in your motivation letter. The mission is currently planned for 14–22 September 2019.

Expression of interest

Expressions of interest should include:

  • Brief motivation (max. half page)
  • CV (recent)

Please send your expression of interest by 6 September 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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