IRDR Job Opening: Communications Officer

Current Opening:
Job Title:  Communications Officer [Download job opening]
Office:  Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) International Programme Office (IPO) c/o Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Location: No. 9 Dengzhuang Nanlu, Haidian District, Beijing 100094, China
Duration: two years initially, renewable subject to satisfactory  performance and funding availability
Application deadline: 9 March 2015, no later than midnight China Standard Time  (CST) [Sunday, 8 March 2015, 16:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)]

How to Apply:

Only online applications will be accepted. Please submit the following documents in PDF format (there is no application form):
  1. Application letter, explaining why you are interested in the post and outlining the skills and experiences you feel you bring to the position. Please state in your letter where you saw this vacancy notice.
  2. Current CV with your contact details, nationality and residency, giving evidence for the competencies and experiences required for this position.
  3. A list of three individuals who have indicated their readiness to provide a professional reference, providing their names, institutional or business affiliations, telephone/e-mail/Skype contacts (where available), and indicating their relationship to you.
  4. Three writing samples (maximum one A4-page each) from different media. In the case of texts (articles, brochures, books), please also provide link.
Submit applications by e-mail to, stating “Application CO Post” in the subject line. The application letter should be addressed to: Dr Rüdiger Klein Executive Director Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Programme c/o RADI/Chinese Academy of Sciences Room B713, No. 9 Dengzhuang Nanlu Haidian District Beijing 100094 China Interview date: the first round of interviews will be held via Skype on 24 and 25 March 2015.
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