UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Could you be our new Global Network Coordinator?

20 April 2020

We're looking for an experienced network coordinator for our Gender Responsive Resilience Project, working in the IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster.

We're recruiting

The IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster (CGD) is one of two research centres in IRDR. CGD aims to develop awareness of, and responsiveness to, gender for risks and disasters, through excellence in research and teaching.

The CGD has been successful in receiving a 'UKRI Collective Fund' award, called ‘Gender Responsive Resilience and Intersectionality in Policy and Practice (GRRIPP) - Networking Plus Partnering for Resilience’, which will be implemented in three regions, South Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). GRRIPP began on 1st November 2019 for 48 months. 

The GRRIPP project aims to support the evolution of gender and intersectionality, resilience and sustainability for social transformation through establishing a new Network of Networks. We aim to support a stronger understanding of gender and intersectionality, and a much-improved ability to embed that understanding in policy and practice. GRRIPP includes a large commissioning budget to be spent in ODA countries within our three regions. The commissioning will include research and activities of many kinds and designed according to the regions’ own needs.

We're looking for an experienced Global Network Coordinator to oversee overall GRRIPP network management functions, which involves overall management of the GRRIPP project, from development and strengthening of the GRRIPP network to supporting the Regional Partners to build the regional networks, and organizing and managing GRRIPP activities.

This full-time position is funded until October 2023. The post is immediately available.

The post holder should have knowledge and experience in project/network management roles and functions. They should hold a PhD related to gender and intersectionality in disaster or conflict or have a demonstrable equivalent experience in these areas. We are seeking a candidate with excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience of report writing. They should have strong team working and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work both independently and to adapt to work collaboratively in different social and cultural contexts.

You can download a full job description and person specification using the link below, but if you have any questions about the role, please contact Prof Maureen Fordham (GRRIPP PI) and Dr Punam Yadav (GRRIPP Global Network Coordinator) on irdr_cgd@ucl.ac.uk

Please contact rosanna.smith@ucl.ac.uk if you need a paper application pack.

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