July 7, 2005


  1. 2005 Mary Fran Myers Award Winner Announced
  2. Homeland Security Standards Database
  3. Call for Presentations: 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference
  4. Scholarships Available: National Conference on Urban Ecosystems
  5. NFPA Standards Annual Revision Cycle
  6. Call for Papers: The Future of Disasters in a Globalizing World
  7. Grants: SBIR/STTR E-Learning for HazMat and Emergency Response
  8. Call for Papers: CPM 2006 West
  9. Some New Web Resources
  10. Conferences and Training
  11. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

1) 2005 Mary Fran Myers Award Winner Announced

The Gender and Disaster Network and the Natural Hazards Center are pleased to present the 2005 Mary Fran Myers Award to Elaine Enarson. Enarson is an independent scholar currently teaching in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research, courses, and publications have examined women’s work in disasters and their housing and evacuation experiences, the uses of feminist theory for disaster sociology, disaster prevention and sustainable development, women’s cultural responses to disaster, violence against women in disaster contexts, grassroots women’s efforts to mitigate natural hazards, and international trends in the gender and disaster literature.

She has consulted on these issues with the International Labour Organization, the United Nation’s Division for the Advancement of Women, and the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. Additionally, she has served as convener, grant writer, and planner for conferences on Gender Equality and Disaster Risk Reduction, Reaching Women and Children in Disasters, and Women in Disaster: Exploring the Issues. She also cofounded the Gender and Disaster Network in 1997 and is currently project manager for the Gender and Disaster Sourcebook, an online compilation developed by an international writing team.

For more than a decade, Enarson has dedicated her time and efforts to better understanding and reducing the disaster vulnerability of women and girls. Her scholarship and advocacy work have fundamentally changed the way scholars conduct gendered research and the way practitioners respond to extreme events. Moreover, she has served as a mentor and role model to a new generation of students and emergency responders.

The Mary Fran Myers Award was established in 2002 to recognize individuals whose program-related activities, advocacy efforts, or research has had a lasting, positive impact on reducing hazards vulnerability for women and girls. Individuals whose work adds to the body of knowledge on gender and disasters; is significant for the theory and/or practice of gender and disasters; or has furthered opportunities for women to succeed in the hazards fields are eligible to receive the award. For more information about the Mary Fran Myers Award and previous award winners, visit http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/mfmaward/.

2) Homeland Security Standards Database

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced that the Homeland Security Standards Database (HSSD) is now operational at http://www.hssd.us/. ANSI undertook this project on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The first set of standards is loaded under the following categories: Threats, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Borders and Transportation, Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection, and DHS Adopted Standards. Many of these categories have additional subcategories for further specificity.

The goal of the HSSD is to provide a single, comprehensive source for standards that relate to homeland security. To meet this goal, ANSI is working with DHS, standards developing organizations, and other stakeholders to identify and classify those standards that are pertinent to homeland security. The initial effort deals with the area of first responders. This is being done in cooperation with the Responder Knowledge Base (http://www1.rkb.mipt.org/)and uses the Standardized Equipment List as the basis for the classification structure.

3) Call for Presentations: 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference

The 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference will be held in San Francisco, California, April 18-22, 2006. The theme for the conference is “Managing Risk in Earthquake Country” to commemorate the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The conference will bring together the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s (EERI) 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, the Centennial Annual Meeting of the Seismological Society of America (SSA), and the annual Disaster Resistant California (DRC) Conference of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to celebrate a century of accomplishment in earth science, earthquake engineering, and emergency management. The program will feature joint multidisciplinary plenary sessions, technical sessions, seminars, poster sessions, exhibits, and field trips, and the three technical programs will be fully coordinated throughout the four days to optimize program content.

Abstract submissions are currently being accepted online for the DRC (deadline: October 15, 2005) and SSA (deadline: January 15, 2006) events. Additional information, guidelines, and detailed instructions are available at http://www.1906eqconf.org/.

4) Scholarships Available: National Conference on Urban Ecosystems

The U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry program offers scholarship funds for registration to attend the National Conference on Urban Ecosystems November 17-18, 2005, in Charlotte, North Carolina. This opportunity is available to individuals from minority and underrepresented groups. The application form asks the applicant to indicate the ethnic minority group they belong to (African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander) or other if they belong to another underrepresented group, which could include individuals with disabilities qualified under the Americans with Disabilities Act (e.g., impaired vision, hearing, speaking, walking, breathing). The Forest Service will award three scholarships for each state, as well as three each for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific territories.

Applications are due by July 30, 2005. After this date, scholarships will be awarded to those who are eligible as available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and an application, visit http://www.americanforests.org/conference/schMinority.php. Questions and completed forms should be sent to Iris Magaly Zayas, U.S. Forest Service, 1720 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30309; (404) 347-1650; e-mail: izayas@fs.fed.us.

5) NFPA Standards Annual Revision Cycle

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking input on a variety of issues related to fire safety codes and standards. The notice “National Fire Codes: Request for Comments on NFPA Technical Committee Reports” (see the Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 106, pp. 32579-32580, which can be found in any federal repository library or online at http://www.access.gpo.gov/) requests comments on the technical reports that will be presented at NFPA’s 2006 June Cycle. Forty-eight reports are published in the “2006 June Cycle Report on Proposals.” For a copy of the report, visit http://www.nfpa.org/ or request a copy from the NFPA Fulfillment Center, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon, MA 02322. Comments are due by September 2, 2005.

6) Call for Papers: The Future of Disasters in a Globalizing World

Conference organizers are calling for papers for the Third Annual Magrann Research Conference to be held April 21-22, 2006, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami of December 26, 2004, not only inflicted record-setting losses on unsuspecting victims, they also captured the attention of people everywhere and altered popular notions of risk and vulnerability in unforeseen ways. One of the things that made these disasters different is the degree to which they were witnessed directly or indirectly by vast numbers of onlookers throughout the world. Another was the large number of international workers and visitors that were caught up in the disasters.

The emergence of global news and information community and the increased mobility of people are two expressions of the broad process of globalization. Others include the restructuring of economic systems, shifting geopolitical arrangements, momentum towards a common global culture, and growing resistance to each and all of these changes. It is clear that these and similar forces are altering the suite of disaster risks and vulnerabilities that affect humans - in kind, degree, and location. Yet it is not at all obvious where the emerging trends are taking society and to what extent humans should attempt to change them if they seem likely to result in undesirable outcomes.

This conference seeks to elicit new thinking about the human dimensions of disasters and globalization by specialists from the social sciences, the humanities, and related fields. It is intended to facilitate dialog about appropriate analytic approaches, inform public debates about the role of sudden disjunctive events in relation to other aspects of globalization, and add to the international research agenda on hazards and global change. A wide and varied range of contributions is expected.

Papers are solicited from established scholars as well as recent PhDs and advanced graduate students. Limited support will be available to assist invited participants with costs of travel. Abstracts of not more than 250 words should be sent to the conference organizers on or before September 1, 2005. Final papers (approximately 5,000-6,000 words) will be due by February 1, 2006.

For more information, contact Robin Leichenko, (732) 445-4056, rleichen@rci.rutgers.edu; James K. Mitchell, (732) 445-4082, jmitchel@rci.rutgers.edu; or Monalisa Chatterjee, (732) 445-4103, chaterje@eden.rutgers.edu at the Department of Geography, Rutgers University, 54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045.

7) Grants: SBIR/STTR E-Learning for HazMat and Emergency Response

This National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) initiative uses the SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer) and FAST-TRACK mechanism to further the development of Advanced Technology Training Products for the health and safety training of hazardous materials (HazMat) workers, emergency responders, and skilled support personnel. These products would complement the goals and objectives of the Worker Education and Training Program (WETP).

The major objective of the NIEHS/WETP is to prevent work-related harm by assisting in the training of workers in how best to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to hazardous materials. There is a need to ensure that learning and training technologies are further developed, field tested, and applied to real-world situations. It is the intent of this solicitation to support the development of products to support e-collaboration, e-teaching, e-certification, and e-learning in safety and health training for workers engaged in hazardous-materials response.

The NIEHS intends to commit up to $786,000 for fiscal year 2006. Approximately three to seven awards will be made in response to this request for applications. Eligible institutions are small U.S. business concerns that meet the eligibility criteria as described in the SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation.

Letters of intent are due July 22, 2005. For more information, see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-05-003.html. Applicants may submit more than one application, provided they are scientifically distinct. Application submission instructions can be found in the SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation available from the National Institutes of Health Small Business Funding Web site http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm.

8) Call for Papers: CPM 2006 West

CPM (Contingency Planning and Management) 2006 West will take place May 23-25, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Organizers are looking for industry professionals to increase mindshare of the newest and best practices in business continuity/continuity of operations planning, emergency management, and security. Case studies and workshops geared toward a more experienced professional are encouraged. Fresh content and current issues wanted!

Call for Papers closes August 1, 2005. Find out more and review the list of desired topics at http://www.ContingencyPlanning.com/events/west/callforpapers.aspx.

9) Some New Web Resources

[Below are some new or updated Internet resources we've discovered. For an extensive list of useful Internet sites dealing with hazards, see http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/resources/.]

Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction is a ten-year strategy for disaster reduction through science and technology formulated by members of the Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction, an element of the National Science and Technology Council, in collaboration with scientists and engineers around the world. It presents six grand challenges and provides a framework for prioritizing the related federal investments in science and technology to improve America’s capacity to prevent and recover from disasters.

The Intel Center has released London Tube Bus Attack v1.0, a report that provides a breakout of data related to the July 7, 2005, attack on the London subway and bus system. It also provides background and context information. It is a working document and frequent updates will be issued over the near future.

The January 2005 issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization featured this article, “Mental and Social Health During and After Acute Emergencies: Emerging Consensus.”

Presentations from the June 21, 2005, Disasters Roundtable Workshop, “The Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster: Implications for U.S. and Global Disaster Reduction and Preparedness, are available here.

The National Academies National Research Council Division on Earth and Life Studies, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has prepared these fact sheets on four types of terrorist attacks: biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear. Designed primarily for reporters as part of the “News and Terrorism: Communicating in a Crisis” project, they should also prove useful to anyone looking for an explanation of the fundamentals of science, engineering, and health as they relate to such attacks.

The objective of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters is to provide a unified system of space data acquisition and delivery to those affected by natural or human-caused disasters through authorized users. Each member agency has committed resources to support the provisions of the charter and thus is helping to mitigate the effects of disasters on human life and property. Visit the Web site to find out more about the charter and its member agencies.

Two new working papers about mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in organizations have been published by the Benfield Hazard Research Centre. Social Learning and Adaptation to Climate Change (Working Paper 11) and Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction: A Tool for Development Organisations (Working Paper 12) are available here.

Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese, this Web site from the San Francisco, California, Office of Emergency Services instructs residents on how to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies. It also provides information on what to do in response to specific disasters, such as earthquakes and tsunamis.

As part of its ongoing efforts to inform decision makers, the Climate Institute’s Climate.org features information about climate change, sea level rise, extreme weather, and more.

The proceedings and poster papers from the International Association of Wildland Fire’s Wildland Fire Safety Summit held in Missoula, Montana, April 26-28, 2005, are available here.

The Naval Postgraduate School’s Homeland Security Digital Library is a gateway to a wide range of authoritative resources on the subject of homeland security. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Domestic Preparedness, the password-restricted Web site is for government officials and scholars who are working to secure the nation and require access to information on a wide spectrum of homeland security-related topics. Resources include a large collection of authoritative documents and relevant online and locally held resources, the ability to search multiple online databases, homeland security news headlines, an “Ask the Librarian” feature for research questions, and a Weblog announcing new reports, book reviews, and other relevant resources.

Disaster Recovery Planning for DHS Information Systems Needs Improvement (Redacted), a report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General, addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the DHS Information Technology disaster recovery program.

On June 29, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee’s Disaster Subcommittee held a hearing on how effectively the National Weather Service is at predicting the impact of severe storms and what can be done to increase their accuracy. Testimonies included commentaries on how communities and individuals can improve the resistance of built infrastructure to natural disasters triggered by severe storms. Prepared panelist testimonies and a video of the hearing are available here.

This Web site on global environmental change from the World Health Organization focuses on large-scale and global environmental hazards to human health, including climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, loss of biodiversity, changes in hydrological systems and the supplies of freshwater, land degradation, and stresses on food-producing systems. The latest addition is a July 2005 fact sheet on climate and health.

10) Conferences and Training

[Below are some recent announcements received by the Natural Hazards Center. A comprehensive list of upcoming hazards-related meetings and training is available from our Web site: http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/conf.html.]

2005 Watershed Management Conference. Sponsor: Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Williamsburg, Virginia: July 19-22, 2005. With the theme of “Managing Watersheds for Human and Natural Impacts: Engineering, Ecological, and Economic Challenges,” this conference will bring together a diverse group of attendees with critical stakes in watershed management. Topics will include state-of-the-art computer modeling, field monitoring, watershed science, and governmental policy and regulation. Engineers, hydrologists, biologists, ecologists, economists, attorneys, public officials, and governmental planners are encouraged to attend. For more information, e-mail: conf@asce.org; http://www.asce.org/conferences/watershedmanagement2005/.

DMHI’s Eighth Annual Innovations in Disaster Psychology Conference: Research Strategies and Methodology. Organizer: Disaster Mental Health Institute (DMHI). Rapid City, South Dakota: September 22-24, 2005. This year’s DMHI conference will celebrate innovations in research in the field. Breakthrough strategies and methodology will be featured and participants will have an opportunity to question presenters at length. This conference is intended for disaster mental health professionals, as well as health and mental health professionals, both nationally and internationally. The overall objective is for participants to learn more about the development or improvement of research programs in disaster psychology or to learn how to more effectively evaluate research in disaster psychology. For more information, contact http://www.usd.edu/dmhi/.

TIEMS Workshop Croatia 2005. Sponsor: The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS). Trogir, Croatia: September 27-28, 2005. The theme of this workshop is “Development of Protection and Rescue Systems in Transition and Posttransition Countries with Objective of Adjustment to European Standards.” It is being organized by the Regional Center for Assistance and Disaster Relief - Divulje in cooperation with the faculty of Maritime Studies at the University of Split under the auspices of the Republic of Croatia’s Ministry of Science and Technology. The workshop will focus on tourism, new challenges and risks; prevention and response to ecosystem disasters; medical emergency services; training in disaster management systems; regional cooperation proposals; implementation of the “112” system in the region; and the establishment of the TIEMS Southeast European Chapter. Abstracts are due August 1, 2005. For more information, e-mail: info@rcadr.org; http://www.tiems.org/.

Australasian Fire Authorities and Bushfire CRC Conference 2005: Innovation and Technology. Organizers: Australasian Fire Authorities and Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Auckland, New Zealand: October 5-7, 2005. The conference will look at how fire and rescue services can use innovation, technology, and people to future proof their organizations. For more information, call +64 9 360 1240; http://www.afacnz2005.co.nz/.

2005 Homeland Security Summit: Partnering for Preparedness. Sponsor: Performance Institute. Arlington, Virginia: October 12-14, 2005. This summit offers four tracks: Emergency Planning and Preparedness, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Crisis Communications and Systems Integration, and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Control. It will also feature a “unity” dialogue that will bringing together federal, state, and local emergency response agencies. For more information, contact the Performance Institute, 1515 North Courthouse Road, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 894-0481; http://homelandsecurityweb.org/hss/.

CPM 2005 East Conference and Exhibition: Global Resilience - Would Your Organization Bounce Back? Sponsor: Contingency Planning and Management (CPM). Orlando, Florida: November 2-4, 2005. This business continuity, emergency management, and security training event provides a risk management curriculum for business and government professionals. The objective of the event is to provide a better understanding of how to join the continuity, emergency management, and security aspects in continuity plans. Historically, the event has drawn high-level decision-making business continuity, security, and emergency management professionals from a wide range of industries. For more information, contact CPM 2005 East, WPC Expositions, 20 Commerce Street, Suite 2013, Flemington, NJ 08822; (908) 788-0343; x135; e-mail: CPM2005@witterpublishing.com; http://www.contingencyplanning.com/events/.

HazMat Explo 9. Las Vegas, Nevada: November 14-17, 2005. This conference and exposition is designed for anyone who works with hazardous materials or may be involved in the planning for or response to a hazardous materials event. First responder, environmental, emergency planning, radiological, medical, and industry tracks are designed to meet specific needs. Preconference workshops and special training sessions are also available. For more information, call (702) 455-5710; e-mail: kinetix@hazmatexplo.org; http://www.hazmatexplo.org/.

COP 11 and COP/MOP 1. Organizer: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Montreal, Canada: November 28-December 9, 2005. Canada will host the first meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 1) in conjunction with the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention (COP 11). Only representatives of parties, the United Nations family, and admitted observer organizations may attend. Deadline for admission of observer organizations is July 29, 2005. For more information, visit http://unfccc.int/meetings/cop_11/items/3394.php.

11) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

CIRES Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Colorado at Boulder

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate under a National Science Foundation-sponsored project called “Science Policy Assessment and Research on Climate” that is investigating climate science policy. The position will be located in the CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder.


  • Engage in original research that will characterize the supply of, demand for, or reconciliation of supply and demand of climate information
  • Engage in original research on the relative sensitivity of anticipated climate impacts to various causal factors in a range of areas, possibly including ecosystems, extreme events, and water resources
  • Collaborate with colleagues within CIRES on research
  • Collaborate with national and international partners
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed fora
  • Assist and lead in the development of meetings and workshops in support of project objectives
  • Contribute to other related center projects in research, education, and outreach


  • Recent PhD in a related field
  • Knowledge of climate science and climate policies
  • Experience working on interdisciplinary projects
  • Demonstrated ability to present and perform on a professional level through use of excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team of researchers
  • Publication of articles in refereed journals and in nonacademic literature
  • Presentation of papers at national or international scientific meetings
  • International interests and experience

The position will be filled as a research associate in CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder, and will be eligible for employee benefits, including 22 days of vacation per year. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, submit a letter of interest with job code (PL-1) and complete resume and salary history along with the names of three individuals familiar with your professional qualifications for the position (to provide references) to CIRES Human Resources, Job Code PL-1, 216 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0216; fax (303) 492-1149; e-mail: jobs@cires.colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Director of Emergency Response and Preparation
International Rescue Committee, New York, New York

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) seeks a seasoned senior international humanitarian emergency professional to provide dynamic, aggressive, robust leadership and vision for all the IRC’s emergency response programming in over 25 conflict zones worldwide. The main areas of responsibilities focus on management and planning; policy, guidelines, and technical support; representation, advocacy, and public information; and coordination. This position is based in New York City but includes up to 35 percent international travel. It supervises a staff of five and reports to the deputy-vice president of programs.

Master’s degree in related field; minimum 10 years progressive work experience in emergency preparation and response programming; minimum 5 years work experience in international conflict or postconflict settings; successful experience in policy development, staff training, and M&E; demonstrated familiarity and collaboration with the United Nations (UN) and other humanitarian agencies; successful experience in advocating and negotiating with donors, including UN, government, foundation, and private donors; excellent writing and public speaking skills; the ability to travel to challenging environments and work under difficult circumstances; strong team-building and people management skills; and previous financial management experience: the ability to effectively manage program budgets and financial matters. Language skills: fluency in French preferred. For information on all job opportunities and to apply online, visit http://www.IRCjobs.org/. Cover letters should mention how you initially learned about this vacancy.

Wildland Fire Outreach Coordinator
Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance, Denver, Colorado

Position description: The purpose of this position is to help realize the Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance’s (SRCA) vision of comprehensive landscape-level wildland fire management that protects communities while restoring natural fire regimes and forest conditions. To that end, this position will spearhead the development of closer working relationships between select rural communities in Colorado with the state’s conservation community around the issue of wildland fire. The position’s primary objective is to foster development of model community wildfire protection plans whereby rural residents work in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, including conservation groups. Secondary duties will include statewide education and outreach initiatives, monitoring and evaluation of existing hazardous fuels reduction projects, as well as raising the media profile of each of these efforts.

Specific duties: In consultation and partnership with the SRCA Fire Subcommittee and management team:

  • Analyze and determine three to four strategic communities to engage based on likely location and timing of future U.S. Forest Service fuel reduction projects
  • Research and synthesize unique ecological, social, economic, political landscapes for select communities to inform unique outreach and education needs/approach
  • Produce and deliver public outreach materials (e.g., PowerPoint presentations, workshops, community meetings)
  • Develop close working relationships with key community stakeholders
  • Actively participate in development of community wildfire protection plans in each select community
  • Produce and deliver additional outreach and education materials on fire-related issues across region, with particular emphasis on the Western Slope of Colorado
  • Monitor status of agency fuel reduction projects across region, in particular to track implementation and effectiveness of projects
  • Assist with development and presentation of materials summarizing statewide fuel treatment successes/failures, challenges, opportunities
  • Generate media opportunities to heighten public awareness of fire’s ecological role, appropriate fuel reduction and restoration activities, and this work agenda in particular


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in resource management, public policy, or communications and at least one year of relevant practical or educational experience
  • Familiarity with natural resource management, fire management, and policy
  • Experience working with diverse groups inside and outside the conservation community
  • Ability to identify and cultivate relationships with diverse stakeholder groups and communities
  • High-quality written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently but communicate/coordinate with other team members


  • Mid to high 20s (depending on experience). Generous benefit package included. Employee will be sponsored by The Wilderness Society and housed at their downtown Denver office.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Tom Fry, The Wilderness Society, 1660 Wynkoop Street, Suite 850, Denver, CO 80202; e-mail: tom_fry@tws.org. No phone inquires.

The American Red Cross, Various Locations

The American Red Cross seeks management, technical, and administrative staff to support its global relief operations and development programs. Positions are currently available at the American Red Cross headquarters in Washington, DC, as well as country offices around the world.

The American Red Cross seeks candidates for the following Washington, DC-based Tsunami Recovery Program (TRP) and International Services Division positions:

  • Tsunami Administrator, Contracts and Agreements (2675BR)
  • Tsunami Program Implementation Officer (2460BR)
  • Tsunami Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (2371BR)
  • Tsunami Development Officer (2507BR)
  • Tsunami Communication and Marketing Associate (2504BR)
  • Tsunami Program Implementation Assistant (2461BR)
  • International Services Finance Manager (2593BR)
  • International Finance Analyst (2592BR)
  • Tsunami Development Officer (2507BR)
  • Director, Partnership and Programs Development (2651BR)
  • Senior Health Advisor (2490BR)
  • Senior Program Advisor, Europe/Eurasia/Americas (2647BR)
  • Southeast Asia Program Officer (2239)
  • Senior Food Programs Advisor (2606BR)
  • Regional Program Assistant (2605)
  • Program Assistant, Technical Solutions (2650BR)

The American Red Cross also seeks candidates for the following field-based positions:

  • Tsunami Disaster Planning and Preparedness Officer - Sri Lanka (2590BR)
  • Tsunami Disaster Planning and Preparedness Officer - Indonesia (2586BR)
  • Tsunami Program Coordinator - Indonesia (2391BR)
  • Tsunami Water/Sanitation Officer - Indonesia (2560BR)
  • Tsunami Water/Sanitation Officer - Sri Lanka (2561BR)
  • Tsunami Health Officer - Indonesia (2562BR)
  • Tsunami Health Officer - Sri Lanka (2563BR)
  • Tsunami Press Officer - Sri Lanka (2502BR)
  • Tsunami Senior Regional Representative - East Africa (2555BR)
  • Regional Health Coordinator - El Salvador (2481BR)
  • Health Officer - Haiti (2484BR)

Those interested can review full position descriptions and apply online at http://www.redcross.org/jobs/ by referencing the above position ID numbers (in parentheses).

Questions for the readership and contributions to this e-newsletter are encouraged. Questions and messages should be indicated as such and sent to hazctr@colorado.edu.

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