National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET) is seeking applications for Research Associate (RA) positions for the Sajag-Nepal Project: Preparedness and planning for the mountain hazard and risk chain in Nepal. Sajag -Nepal is a collaborative research project which is designed to make a significant difference to the ways in which residents, government, and the international community take decisions to manage multi-hazards and systemic risks. The team consists of Nepali and international researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines, including geo science, social science and the humanities.
Sajag-Nepal involves: Universities of Durham, Northumbria, Oxford, Bristol (UK), National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET), BBC Media Action - Nepal, StiftelsenFlowminder, IFRC Nepal, Social Science Baha Nepal, Tribhuvan University (Nepal), and Universities of British Columbia (Canada) Auckland and Canterbury (New Zealand) .
The project includes four work packages which will:
(1) Think critically about the social, political, economic and environmental context within which disasters occur in Nepal;
(2) Establish a new approach to national-scale strategic- planning for complex multi- hazard events, including earthquakes, monsoons and landslides;
(3) Develop interdisciplinary science to anticipate, plan for, and communicate the range of hazards that occur during the annual monsoon; and
(4) Find the best ways to utilize local knowledge and interdisciplinary science to inform how to prepare for and respond to multi-hazard disasters.
NSET seeks applications for the following positions from eligible candidates for roles on Sajag-Nepal:
Position: Research Associate in Risk from the Mountain Hazard Chain(RA2)
No. of Position: 1
Appointment Type: Full Time for 2 year with possibility of extension
Qualification: Bachelor of science or engineering, and preferably a Master's degree or equivalent experience in hazard and risk, good knowledge of risk analysis and communication, and the translation of scientific information for assessing hazard and risk. Good working understanding of risk mapping and visualization. Strong practical experience with GIS, including geo database creation and management and data analysis. Location: NSET Headquarters in Kathmandu with frequent field visits.
Interested candidates are required to submit the application through online submission system at www.nset.org.np/vacancy no later than 5.30 pm on 21 February, 2021. Please follow the link: www.nset.org.np/vacancy/tor.php for detail TOR.
NSET always emphasizes the diversity of workforce in terms of gender, national, culture and religion. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. No telephone inquiry will be entertained. NSET policy demands selection strictly on merit basis and any undue influences are sure to lead to disqualification.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. NSET reserves right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reasons. All the suitable applications will also be kept in NSET Roster and will be screened and contacted for further evaluation if and when there is need.