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DRR Research Volunteer

DRR Research Volunteer Project aims to analysis and identifying the socio-economic vulnerabilities caused by a disaster among particular groups of people. Nepal is a hub for natural disasters and every year thousands of people lose their life due to flood, landslide, earthquake, avalanche etc. And yet, many structures in Nepal are unsafe for human use. Many houses that had been destroyed by the earthquake in 2012 are still inhibited by people. We see numerous schools in rural areas with hazardous cracks on the walls. Many buildings are held together by bamboo and wood. Effective study and research is important to develop seismic resilient structures. However, the Government of Nepal has not been able to focus on this arena of development.

 

WHAT WILL BE YOUR ROLE?

During your placement, you will be placed in one of the VIN host program locations, either in Kathmandu, Nuwakot or Okhaldunga.  You will be organizing disaster risk reduction research in various locations. You will be visiting various schools and community buildings to analyse the condition of building. You will help the community people develop a disaster risk reduction plan. As a DRR research volunteer you will conduct a wide-ranging study in the sector of Disaster Management and ways to tackle the after-effects of a tragedy. You will also develop plans and approaches to mitigate the long-lasting effects of natural hazards.

 

HOW WOULD A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?

07:00-08:00 Tea/Leisure Time
08:00-09:00 Breakfast/Brunch (Nepali meal – Daal-Bhaat)
09:00-10:00 Preparation for sessions
10:00-13:00 Deliver sessions
13:00-14:00 Lunch (Packed lunch)
15:00-17:00 Deliver sessions/Extracurricular activities
17:00-20:00 Preparation for next day/Leisure time
20:00-21:00 Dinner (Nepali meal – Daal-Bhaat)

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

Anyone with knowledge and experience in DRR can apply for this project. You should have good facilitation and communication skills as you will be working with community people. Research skill will be an added advantage.

 

PROJECT AT A GLANCE

Program Disaster Risk Reduction
Project DRR Research Volunteer
Start Dates 1st and 15th  of each month
Language Requirements English (Basic Nepali is provided)
Food and Accommodation Nepali standard at host family
Key Activities Organizing DRR research
Beneficiaries Children, Women and Community people
Working Hours 4 to 6 hours a day / 5 to 6 days a week
Required Skills Passion to sharing culture, Positive attitude, Excellent communication skills

 

 

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