updated: 11.04.2019

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: New Hanover County
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina

Emergency Management Specialist

New Hanover County is seeking an Emergency Management Specialist with expertise in technological emergency management to oversee our incident management software WebEOC. An on-site subject matter expert with extensive experience in WebEOC is essential to ensure that we meet New Hanover County's communications, logistics, situational awareness, and record retentions objectives. This position is also responsible for ensuring that the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff is prepared and trained for any incidents by providing necessary WebEOC administration and support by training County personnel and partner agencies on EOC functions and assignments and by facilitating communications and helping to ensure that EM standards and processes are followed during disaster responses. As a technological specialist, this position would also assist in the management of the 800mhz radio system, tower sites, and radio equipment. This position also serves in a response role for countywide incidents.

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Organization: Placer County
Location: Auburn Area
Application deadline: April 26, 2019, at 5:00pm

Emergency Services Program Manager

To plan, organize and direct the activities of the Placer County Operational Area Office of Emergency Services in response to disasters and emergencies; to assist in planning, formulating, updating and maintaining the County Emergency Services Plan; to coordinate and manage emergency operations through the emergency operations center; and to assist the Assistant County Executive Officer/Assistant Director of Emergency Services in the performance of a variety of activities in the areas of mitigation, safety, accident prevention and loss control.

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Organization: Prisma Health Upstate
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Emergency Preparedness Program Manager

In partnership with the Emergency Management Team and working collaboratively with other organizational stakeholders, supports the enterprise in emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery efforts for events that impact enterprise operations or patient care.

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Organization: City of Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Application Deadline: 4/29/2019 11:59 PM Eastern
Emergency Management Administrator

This position requires management, coordination, and technical skills in the oversight and administration of the City emergency management functions. The work includes the administration and coordination of various programs, supplies, equipment, training, budgetary funds, community awareness/involvement, and providing guidance and assistance to planning committees and local agencies with regard to emergency preparedness. Duties involve the responsibility, as delegated, for the training, development, safety, of disaster response and assurance of quality service delivery. 

Organization: USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
Location: Washington, Dist. Columbia
Application Deadline: April 22, 2019, 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
USPSC Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

OFDA requires the services of M&E Specialists to enhance its capability to design and manage high-quality monitoring and evaluation activities that support OFDA’s use of evidence in program strategy, design, and implementation.

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Organization: County of Los Angeles - Chief Executive Office
Location: Los Angeles County, California
Application Deadline: April 19, 2019
Senior Manager, CEO - Emergency Management

The Senior Manager, CEO - Emergency Management has immediate charge of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) within the Chief Executive Office and provides ongoing leadership and ensures emergency preparedness for the 88 cities, 137 unincorporated communities, and 288 special districts in the County. OEM has the responsibility of comprehensively planning for, responding to, and recovering from large-scale emergencies and disasters that impact Los Angeles County. OEM’s work is accomplished in partnership and collaboration with first response agencies, as well as non-profit, the private sector and government partners.

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Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
Location: Oslo, Norway
Application deadline: 14 Apr 2019
Head of Humanitarian Division

As Head of the Humanitarian Division, you will embark on one of the most exciting positions in the humanitarian sector in Norway, in one of the premier humanitarian organizations in Norway. With our strong international network through the ACT Alliance, you will have the ability to influence humanitarian results on a truly global arena. You, as a successful candidate for this position, understand all phases of humanitarian response, while at the same time have experience leading a multinational staff of experts. You have the ability to set forth strategy, in a sometimes-chaotic scenario that the division, as well as the entire organization, can understand and implement. As Head of the Humanitarian Division, you will collaborate closely with all relevant stakeholders within NCA in order to make our responses even more effective than they are today.

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Organization: IsraAid
Location: Mozambique
Application deadline: 27 Apr 2019
WASH Consultant - Mozambique
PSI seeks an independent, dynamic, results-oriented, technical WASH consultant with experience in supporting and leading initiatives related to ensuring access to safe drinking water through information dissemination and the provision of CERTEZA, a chlorine-based point of water treatment solution. Given the severe flooding, populations displaced, inadequate sanitation conditions, turbid water and scale of the crisis, access to clean drinking water, as well as the threat of water borne disease (cholera) are urgent priorities.
Organization: FHI 360
Location: Beira, Mozambique
Application deadline: 15 Apr 2019​
Emergency Response Coordinator - Mozambique (Cyclone Idai)
Leads the organization’s humanitarian and disaster response activities at the field level, providing leadership to ensure rapid, scale-able and high-quality response. Serves as the lead senior representative in the field. Primary responsibilities are to manage and support all activities for potential sites. Manages all project related activities while ensuring internationally accepted practices of care and treatment are followed.

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Organization: Save the Children
Location: London, UK
Application deadline:19 Apr 2019


Humanitarian Director
In this role you will set the vision and strategic direction, oversee our global humanitarian portfolio (approx. US$0.5bn) and ensure that SCI’s humanitarian preparedness and response work is child-focused, delivered at scale, scope, and quality and in line with sector commitments such as Grand Bargain and Core Humanitarian standard. You will also ensure we use our voice to ensure children’s rights are prioritized and upheld.


Contract duration: Mininum 6 weeks - Maximum 24 weeks (Multiple locations)

WHO internships

Closing Date: Jun 30, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

The WHO internship programme has three objectives: (a) to provide a framework for assigning students from diverse academic backgrounds to WHO programmes, where educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments; (b) to expose students to the work of WHO and (c) to provide WHO programmes with the assistance of students specializing in various fields. Most students are placed in health-related programmes, although placements in other area of work like for example communication, external relations, finance or human resources are also possible.

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