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The Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division/ Disaster Risk Reduction Section (DRS) internship is for 2-6 months.
The internship is unpaid and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
The major objectives of Disaster Risk Reduction Section are as follow;
•Policy options and strategies on multi-hazard disaster risk reduction and mitigation
•Regional cooperation mechanism for disaster risk management, including space and other technical support systems
•Multi-hazard assessment, preparedness, early warning and response to disaster risk
•Building resilience to natural disasters through mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into the development agenda of countries
More details are available from https://www.unescap.org/our-work/ict-disaster-risk-reduction
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
•Contribute to the quantitative and qualitative analysis on the socio-economic impacts of disasters
•Assist in organizing international conferences and meetings
•Carry out other ad hoc tasks as required by the Section and the Division
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