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World Bank 2022 Disaster and Climate Risk Data Fellowship

The Digital Earth team at GFDRR is recruiting fellows from vulnerable countries to support World Bank disaster and climate risk data projects and contribute to the adoption of the new Risk Data Library Standard.

During this time, fellows will work part-time as World Bank Short-Term Consultants. Through a dedicated program, they will learn how to apply and use the Risk Data Library Standard tools and standards in support of World Bank projects and for the benefit of their institution and communities.

The expected outcomes are increased availability, dissemination, and use of climate risk knowledge in climate-vulnerable and fast-growing cities and countries. The activity will complement and leverage climate and disaster risk analysis undertaken in those countries by the World Bank under the new Climate Change Action Plan and through Disaster Risk Management operations.

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With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Together, IBRD and IDA form the World Bank, which provides financing, policy advice, and technical assistance to governments of developing countries. IDA focuses on the world�s poorest countries, while IBRD assists middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries. While our five institutions have their own country m...... read more


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Disaster and Climate Risk Data Fellowship

  • Type Fellowship
  • OrganisationWorld Bank
  • Country to study -
  • School to study -
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline December 9, 2022


Aim and Benefits of Disaster and Climate Risk Data Fellowship

The fellowship program will offer a 6-month placement for climate and disaster risk professionals (data scientists, geospatial analysts, and similar) from selected climate-vulnerable countries to work with the Risk Data Library Standard to access, create and communicate climate risk knowledge with their communities.


Requirements for Disaster and Climate Risk Data Fellowship Qualification

  • Student, Master, Ph.D. or any level in the field of climate change, disaster risk management, geospatial technologies, computer science, or other relevant fields;
  • Experience working with digital technologies for disaster risk assessment and their communities, including digital platforms, data, models, and standards;
  • Demonstrated data science or geospatial analytics knowledge and skills;
  • Capacity for effective multi-tasking with a demonstrated ability to be an independent starter with minimal supervision and a high capacity to persevere for results;
  • Proven ability to carry-out independent policy-relevant research, translate theory into practical applications, and adapt professional knowledge and technical skills to analyze, diagnose and propose solutions to policy issues and challenges related to climate change and disaster risk management;
  • Strong communication and advocacy skills, including the ability to write concisely and clearly and synthesize complex documentation and ideas for a range of audiences, including through social media;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a team and intercultural environment;
  • Proficiency in English and ability to work in an environment of diverse cultures;
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and to meet tight deadlines.

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Application Deadline

December 9, 2022


How to Apply

Please send a CV, letter of interest, and online portfolio of past projects to
[email protected] and copy to [email protected] by December 9, 2022 with the subject “Risk Data Fellow Application.

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