updated: 16.06.2019

Emergency and disaster situations occur too frequently world-wide, often without any prior notice. If not efficiently prepared, the cost in human lives and damage to infrastructures is substantial. As early preparedness contributes to saving lives, mitigating damages and ensuring functional continuity, positions for emergency management specialists are on the rise and such experts are employed in many institutions/bodies worldwide.

As a graduate of our emergency and disaster management program, you can find a variety of employment opportunities, ranging across governmental, non-governmental, commercial, industrial and other entities.

The job board below is updated on a bi-monthly basis, delineating various types of roles that are being offered by governmental bodies, non-governmental organizations, international agencies, different industries and many more.


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Organization: NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Location: New York, New York, US


Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Agency Preparedness and Response

The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR) promotes DOHMH’s and NYC’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from health emergencies through the coordination of agency-wide emergency preparedness planning, training and exercises and through regular engagement with communities as well as city, state and federal partners. OEPR envisions a healthy, resilient city in which all New Yorkers are able to achieve and maintain optimal and equitable health outcomes before, during, and after emergencies. OEPR’s work recognizes the social inequities that can negatively impact our efforts to maintain and improve the health of New Yorkers during and after a disaster. OEPR works to improve its application of a social justice and racial equity lens to its emergency preparedness and response work to ensure the most equitable post-disaster public health outcomes possible.

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Organization: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Application Deadline: (Geneva time zone):25-06-2019


Intern - Disaster Response Training team

The intern will support the Disaster Response Training Team with the implementation of the new surge learning strategy, EU AV project management, coordination of global surge training efforts and other key L&D activities. 
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Organization: FNB Corporation
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


Emergency Management and Business Continuity Lead

The primary purpose of the position is to coordinate all emergency preparedness, business continuity and response planning efforts for the entire FNB footprint. The position will streamline emergency planning efforts across all lines of business culminating in a single point of reference for the dissemination of this information and will assist in developing new policies and revising existing policies to meet the current emergency planning needs of FNB. The position will serve as a liaison to departments and the FNB regions to achieve and maintain disaster readiness.

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Organization: Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance
Location: Herndon, Virginia, United States
Training and Exercise Coordinator

The Northern Virginia Hospital Alliance (NVHA)’s Training and Exercise Coordinator is responsible for assessing and implementing the training and exercise needs of the Healthcare Coalition. Utilizing the Coalition’s Hazards and Vulnerabilities Analysis (HVA), existing After Action Reports (AARs), and stakeholder and colleague input, this position will identify and implement training options to address identified gaps. As trainings are completed, this individual will work with coalition stakeholders to plan and conduct exercises that assess the coalition’s trainings and emergency plans. The Training and Exercise Coordinator will complete exercise After Action Reports (AARs) and Improvement Plans (IPs) and monitor the progress of improvement plan completion. This position will work with planning staff to review plans and initiate changes based on outcomes of exercises and real-world events. The Training and Exercise Coordinator will develop and deliver presentations and other forms of communication to inform stakeholders and partners of plan changes. This position will work with the Executive and Deputy Directors to ensure the Coalition’s Training and Exercise Calendar meets the needs of coalition members and is in compliance with HPP program requirements.

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Organization: Chesterfield Fire and EMS
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Application deadline: 6/23/2019 11:59 PM Eastern
Emergency Management Coordinator

Chesterfield Fire and EMS is seeking an Emergency Management Coordinator that is willing to work in one of the most progressive and professional Fire and EMS departments in Virginia. We are seeking an individual that has the education, knowledge, and experience to coordinate all government activities and services for the mitigation, prevention, response and recovery to natural and manmade disasters. The qualified individual will supervise a team of professionals that will work in coordination with other local, state and federal government departments to ensure the citizens and employees of Chesterfield are well prepared for various emergency events.

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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Application deadline: 30 June 2019 


Protection Assistant

DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for it's as a Protection Assistant in the sites under DRC’s area of responsibility in North Greece. The Protection Assistant, in coordination and cooperation with the Field Protection Monitoring team, CFS team, the Legal Aid Officers, Roving Cultural Mediators and interpreters, and supervised by the Protection Manager, is expected to contribute to the protection activities.
Under the supervision of the Protection Manager and in close coordination with other DRC field units, the Protection Assistant will support the implementation of all Protection objectives under DRC projects in the sites where DRC is engaged.
Furthermore, the Protection Assistant will develop and maintain good relations with the PoC, relevant stakeholders and other humanitarian actors, to support adequate implementation and coordination of DRC’s Protection activities.

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Organization: Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Location: Richmond, Virginia, US
Application deadline: 06/27/2019

Regional Exercise Project Coordinator - Eastern Region

VDEM is seeking qualified candidates for the Exercise Project Coordinator vacancy to support our eastern region. This position will support regions 1, 5, and 7 so candidates would need to live in one of these areas. This is a telework position that will require travel throughout assigned region and a once a week report in and work out of our nearest Regional Office. This position requires approximately 80% of daily, regional travel with some overnight trips to support other exercises. 

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Multiple locations, each vacancy indicates closing date
Paid Internships - United Nations International Organization for Migration

OM is looking for talented professionals from the Global South for internship positions as part of its Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program. To access the full list of positions, click on the link below.

IOM Internships are remunerated with a stipend AND for these special internships, the organization covers the cost of travel to the duty station.

Criteria for selection:

Be fluent in English. Knowledge of Spanish or French an advantage
Be a national of a country NOT listed in the OECD-DAC country list

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Organization: Tarrant County
Location: Tarrant County, TX
Application deadline: 7/1/2019 11:59 PM Central


Assists with the coordination of the Tarrant County Office of Emergency Management and Inter-Jurisdictional Emergency Management Program including, but not limited to, planning for emergency responses, coordinating services when an emergency occurs and facilitating ongoing City-County relationships to assure readiness. In the absence of the Emergency Management Coordinator, may serve as the primary contact for county-wide coordination for response, resources and information relating to emergencies/disasters that would affect County citizens, municipalities, Tarrant County Government employees and County property.
The position is available 24/7 for disaster response, information, and coordination.

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Organization: Harris County
Location: Houston, TX
Application deadline: 6/24/2019 11:59 PM Central

Senior Adviser for Public Safety and Emergency Management

The Senior Advisor for Public Safety and Emergency Management will directly support Judge Hidalgo on all emergency response efforts, including but not limited to planning, coordination, and communications.  This position will serve as the County Judge Office's (CJO) primary liaison to all county and external partners on all matters related to public safety and emergency management.  This position will be responsible for developing and advancing policies, procedures, and programs that will improve Harris County's overall emergency management system, with a special emphasis on improving community engagement and public communications before, during, and after incidents.

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Organization: City of Scottsdale
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Application deadline: 7/7/2019 11:59 PM Arizona 


Emergency Manager

The Emergency Manager coordinates the city's activities related to emergency preparedness and incident management, including staff and citizen training programs, emergency operations drills, and emergency operations and business continuity plans.

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Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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