Communication Intern At Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

A. About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

ADPC is an autonomous international organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, private sector, media, and other key stakeholders.

Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC is a competent regional resource center and has seven thematic departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance, Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by Finance, Human Resources and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments, ADPC works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working committees.

ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change and regional cooperation.

For details, please refer to ADPC website at

B. Background

The World Bank has recently approved the project on Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) in South Asia, a $39.5 million initiative that will be jointly implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES).

The overall aim of the project is to build resilience to climate change risks by sharing regional data and knowledge, developing regional standards and guidelines for infrastructure, and promoting climate-resilient policies and investments. The target sectors under this project ─agriculture, transport, water, planning, and finance─ will be piloted in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan. ADPC is entrusted for the component 2 focusing on Enabling Climate Resilient Policies and Standards for Development with the following sub-components:

  1. Advisory services for policy and investment interventions
  2. Promoting Climate Resilient Design and Standards
  3. Implementation Support to Climate-Risk Management Solutions
  4. Innovation for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

C. Scope

The Communication Intern will be expected to produce the pre-determined deliverables in line with the Terms of Reference of this assignment by performing specific tasks as outlined in the following section.


It is not the intent of this Terms of Reference to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of the assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities:**

  • Support the development of communication products such as articles, reports, and blogs/stories, etc.
  • Develop content, including infographics, posters, graphical designs, photos and videos for website and select compelling photos/images for stories, blogs, and newsletter;
  • Assist in planning, writing and managing monthly e-newsletters;
  • Monitor influencers, trending topics and reports on assigned topics;
  • Undertake research on pre-assigned topics;
  • General social media planning, research, reporting and coordination as assigned;
  • Organize and manage webinars/seminars, (e)meetings and events to promote wider cooperation with stakeholder;
  • Copy editing and proofreading services.
  • Any task assigned by the supervisor.

F. Qualifications

Required Qualifications/ Selection Criteria:**

· Enrolled in a university program on communications, journalism, marketing, public relations, or related field (or newly graduated)

· Proficient in graphic design software and photo/video software and social media

· Excellent command of written and spoken English

· Interest in writing, editing and producing communication materials for different platforms.

· Interest in and general knowledge of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in Asia and the Pacific region.

G. Reporting

The Intern will report to the Communications Manager

H. Contract Duration

Three months

How to apply

How to apply: Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from or ADPC Website ) resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to: by 30th April 2021

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

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