Geologist (short term contract)
South Asia, Pakistan
2d ago

Geologist (short term contract)


  • To identify predominating natural hazards within a village, their impact on community infrastructure, critical and priority structures.
  • Measure intensity and probability of the hazards to mark overall exposure and vulnerability of the community.

  • To deal with geotechnical, geographical and geophysical aspects of natural hazards that exist in a certain village, and to devise mechanism to make community resilient.
  • Site specific assessment to mitigate impact and create safe built environment with respect to geo-hazards.
  • Specific Duties :

  • Development of HVRA maps and report.
  • GLOF modelling, GLOF specific Household Education (HHE).
  • To assess and monitor land sliding sites at different location, mitigation assessments (debris flow, riverine flood and erosion).
  • Inventory of glaciers, monitoring and assessment of glacial lakes.
  • Weather data collection for early warning for snow avalanche.
  • Snow avalanche hazard specific household education.
  • Site specific assessments & feasibility studies.
  • Development of activity reports.
  • Routine Tasks :

  • Collect and analyze HVRA data from the field. Evaluate relevant reports, documents / drawings / maps and other published information.
  • Identify, investigate and map all threatening and vulnerable sites as well as different elements at risk according to HVRA methodology;
  • on the basis of geographic, physiographic, social and scientific clues.

  • Provide technical input in processes regarding hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment, within the organization or within AKDN network.
  • Design and update hazard assessment tools and carry out the assessment of specific sites.
  • Identify, prioritize and select the hazard sites for mitigation. Identify the resources for structural mitigation and assess their capacity.
  • Monitor mitigation projects to ensure their implementation with respect to time schedule, design and cost.
  • Execute detail investigation studies through coordination with institutions or key experts.
  • Create technical reports on basis of data collected from the field or concept paper as a subsequent working document.
  • The requirements

    Education : At least Bachelor of Science in Geology, Geophysics, Hydrology, Glaciology

    Experience, Skills and Competencies : At least 2 years of relevant experience in hazard vulnerability and risk assessments, disaster risk management or disaster risk reduction projects as a risk assessor, or as a weather monitor or meteorologist.

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