Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is an autonomous international organization that works to build the resilience of people and institutions to disasters and climate change impacts in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1986, it provides comprehensive technical services to countries in the region across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction and climate resilience. ADPC supports countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific in building their Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) systems, institutional mechanisms and capacities to become resilient to numerous hazards, such as floods, landslides, earthquake, cyclones, droughts, etc. Working across a broad range of specialist areas, ADPC develops and implements cross-sectoral projects/programs on the strategic themes of risk governance, urban resilience, climate resilience, health risk management, preparedness for response and resilient recovery, complemented and underpinned by the crosscutting themes of gender and diversity, regional and transboundary cooperation as well as poverty and livelihoods. Through its work, ADPC supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the agenda defined at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, and other relevant international frameworks. ADPC is governed by its nine founding member countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The Bangkok headquarters and country offices in Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka host experts who work towards inclusive development goals across our strategic as well as crosscutting themes. As a founding member of ADPC the People’s Republic of China has provided regular support to ADPC to assist in enhancing the Chinese government’s capacity to address disaster risk reduction and climate resilience. To this end China’s financial support to ADPC as well as other financial support from relevant international organizations, the China Program, is to develop and implement capacity building events (trainings, researches, case studies, tools, exchange programs trips, etc.) for Chinese professionals in disaster risk reduction and climate resilience.
Further details on ADPC and its programs can be found at www.adpc.net.
Statement of Intent:
The Administrative Assistant (China Program) will be responsible for coordinating and assisting the activities under the Director of China Program, OED.
It is not the intent of this position description to cover every aspect of the position requirements,
rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibility. The position may
include some travel.
Required Qualifications/ Selection Criteria:
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Administrative Assistant (China Program) will work under the overall guidance of the Director of China Program:
Two (2) year contract with possibility of extension.
How to Apply: Interested Candidates, please submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net), resume, copy of diploma(s), and certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to email@example.com by 14 December 2020 at midnight Bangkok time.
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
ADPC encourages diversity in its workplace and supports an inclusive work environment.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org