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World Bank Disaster and Climate Risk Data Fellowship 2023 for climate & disaster risk professionals

World Bank Disaster and Climate Risk Data Fellowship 2023 for climate & disaster risk professionals. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline?

9th December 2022

Tell Me About Award:

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.

What Countries are Eligible?

The selected countries are: Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and South Africa.

The fellows should be residents or nationals of the selected countries.

Who is Eligible?

  • 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.

How are Applicants Selected?

Disaster and Climate Risk Data Fellows will be selected based on their data skills, climate and disaster risk skills, and willingness to support their communities. They will receive training and hands-on support throughout the project to become Risk Data Library Standard experts and contribute to improving climate risk analysis using the Risk Data Library.

How many Awards?

Not specified

What is Value of Award?

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.

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.


Visit Application Webpage for Details

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