Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Consultant

Location: International
Position Location: Asia - Bangladesh


ABOUT RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.   


Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.   


RI has been working in Bangladesh for twelve years and is currently responding to the humanitarian emergency is Cox’s Bazar through provision of health, DRR, complimentary food assistance, and protection services for Refugees.   


Position Summary: Relief International (RI) is seeking local and international consultants to provide technical assistance for a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. Qualified candidates will be called upon to provide specialized support to key components of project design and implementation, working closely with RI’s project team and partners. Interested DRR specialists with relevant expertise would be added to a shortlist of qualified candidates who will be contacted on a case by case basis when specific work requirements match their profile.


RI is interested in candidates that could offer any of the following:

  • Conducting field level DRR assessments with community actors, including local authorities, CSOs, schools, etc.

  • Facilitating participatory design of community-based DRR mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery interventions, ensuring they are contextually relevant and applying evidence-based best practices.

  • Developing tailored DRR curriculum and facilitating training of trainers (ToT) workshops.


Qualifications & Requirements:

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in disaster risk management or related field.

  • 10 or more years of previous experience providing technical assistance to DRR programs.

  • Excellent workshop facilitation and stakeholder engagement skills.

  • Good communication skills, in both written and spoken English.



  • Previous experience working with RI or another international NGO with a similar scope of programming

  • Specific experience in the Bangladesh or regional DRR context.

  • Experience designing DRR projects and proposals, and developing project budgets.

  • The ability to work proficiently in Bengal an asset.



We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:   

  • Inclusiveness   

  • Transparency and Accountability   

  • Agility and Innovation   

  • Collaboration   

  • Sustainability   

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