Manager, Research & Knowledge Management - Environment, Climate Change, Hazard & Disaster

Job Description

Title: Manager, Research & Knowledge Management - Environment, Climate Change, Hazard & Disaster

Company Name: Disaster Management Watch (DM WATCH)

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering/Civil Engineering/ Environmental Science/ Geography or any other relevant discipline. Candidates having a PhD degree would get a preference. If any candidate has a PhD, the duration of the PhD can be counted as a professional experience.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 6 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Position: Manager, Research and Knowledge Management, under the cluster- Environment, Climate Change, Hazard and Disaster
∎ DM WATCH was established in 2013 under the name of Disaster Management Watch. Since its establishment, DM WATCH has been involved in research, consultancy, and training, engaging a group of professionals with diverse backgrounds. Envisioning to contribute to the development of the society and the country as a whole, DM WATCH has been working with various partners from both the public and private sectors. For more information, please visit our website https://www.dmwatch.com
∎ The overall objective of the incumbent of the position would be to help implement the strategic plan of the division Research and Knowledge Management of DM WATCH, by executing, coordinating, and leading the activities of the cluster "Environment, Climate Change, Hazard and Disaster", with a view to achieving the mission and vision of the organization, keeping in mind its core values.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Reviewing comprehensively the issues of development
∎ Staying abreast of what is currently going on in the field of Environment, Climate Change, Hazard and Disaster
∎ Reading papers, journals, and books to keep updated on new advances in the area of Environment, Climate Change, Hazard and Disaster
∎ Preparing research proposals, both technical and financial
∎ Searching for opportunities of international research grants
∎ Preparing and submitting grant applications
∎ Administering awarded grants
∎ Designing experiments and developing research protocols
∎ Developing indicators and preparing different study tools for collecting primary and secondary data
∎ Using digital platform (e.g., KoboCollect, ODK) for preparing advanced forms for different data collection
∎ Conducting IEE, EIA, ERA
∎ Conducting risk and vulnerability assessment
∎ Preparing Environmental Management Plan (EMP)
∎ Conducting feasibility study
∎ Multi-sectoral impact assessment of climate change
∎ Disaster and hazard assessment
∎ Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) analysis
∎ Training and supervising the mobility of enumerators
∎ Transcribing and/or cleaning data for analysis
∎ Analyzing data and writing report
∎ Attending and arranging events such as conference and seminar
∎ Collaborating with colleagues in multidisciplinary research projects
∎ Supervising junior colleagues
∎ Publishing review and original papers in scientific peer reviewed journals

Additional Requirements:
∎ The candidate should possess the experience of conducting activities related to research independently in the field of Environment, Climate Change, Hazard and Disaster. Activities include, but are not limited to, defining a research problem, reviewing of literature, formulating hypotheses, preparing a research design, conducting experiments, collecting, wrangling, and analyzing data (both the quantitative and qualitative), interpreting findings and writing the report, publishing, and disseminating results. The candidate should know about the national and international policies on climate change/ environment/ hazard and disaster. Also, s/he should have the knowledge about the national/ international/ Institutional/ IPCC frame works on climate change/ environment/ hazard and disaster. Moreover, the candidate should have the working knowledge of institutional conflicts between agencies of GoB in terms of relevant issues. Practical knowledge of statistical models, modern tools and software is mandatory.
∎ The candidate must have at least 6 years of professional experience.
∎ The candidate, ideally, should-
∎ Have the love for science and research
∎ Have a firm willingness to continue the career in the field of research and consultancy
∎ Have advanced knowledge of research methodology and statistics
∎ Have proven record of science writing (publication in peer reviewed journals)
∎ Have willingness to work under academic challenge
∎ Be humble and open to criticism
∎ Be always prepared to step out of the comfort zone by learning about new ideas and exploring novel and difficult topics
∎ Have good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
∎ Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in Bangla (if Bangladeshi) and English
∎ Have good organizational and administrative skills
∎ Be a critical thinker, numerate, curious, independent, exited to learn, flexible, creative, professional, a passionate reader, a dynamic worker, organized and collaborative, and comfortable with new tech.
∎ Have strong attention to detail, the ability to problem solving, the capacity to lead a team, and the practice of critical analysis

Salary:
∎ BDT 80,000-BDT 120,000

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill
∎ Festival Bonus: 2 (yearly)
∎ Contributory provident fund
∎ Life insurance policy
∎ Salary shield (Insurance)
∎ Two-day weekend
∎ Medical leave, annual leave, maternal/paternal leave

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 24 Jul 2021

Company Information:
∎ 30 Jun 2021
∎ Disaster Management Watch (DM WATCH)
∎ Address : Shatabdi Haque Tower (3rd Floor), 586/3, Begum Rokeya Sharoni, West Shewrapara, Mirpur, Dhaka-1216
∎ Web : https://dmwatch.com/
∎ Business : DM WATCH was established in 2013 under the name of Disaster Management Watch. Since its establishment, DM WATCH has been involved in research, consultancy, and training, engaging a group of professionals with diverse backgrounds. Envisioning to contribute to the development of the society and the country as a whole, DM WATCH has been working with various partners from both the public and private sectors.

Category: Research/Consultancy

: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. DM WATCH reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons whatsoever.