Job Title: IT Consultant
Office: Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), International Programme Office (IPO)

c/o Institute of Remote Sensing & Digital Earth (RADI), Chinese Academy of Sciences

Location: No. 9 Dengzhuang Nanlu, Haidian District, Beijing 100094, China
Duration: Discussion upon meeting
Application deadline: 1st May 2016, no later than midnight China Standard Time (CST)

Job Title: IT Consultant

Location: Haidian District, Beijing, China

Institution information: Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International Programme Office

Job Purpose

To implement, develop and monitor IT related work at IRDR IPO.

Salary: Discussion upon meeting, including discussion of % time needed for the work (such as half time)

Key accountabilities

  • Develop and improve website and assist staff to maintain it.
  • Find best solutions to challenges with emailing using Gmail, contacts management and other such office tasks.
  • Identify and install a fully reliable VPN.
  • Support IRDR IPO’s IT work in general.
  • Train IPO employees to manage IT activities.

Person specification

  • A professional qualification in a related subject, e.g. Computer Science, Engineering etc. (or have strong computer science skills acquired through work experience.)
  • Demonstrated skills in computer science, website design and management,
  • Be familiar with / able to learn quickly the WordPress system for supporting websites. Be knowledgeable with HTML, Java, C++, Gmail system, newsletter management and VPNs (for instance, we need a better more reliable VPN).
  • A flexible approach to work with good time management skills and the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.

Please send your resume with cover letter to Please state the email subject as “IT consultant+ name”.








  • 开发并改善网站运行,协助员工维持网站运行。
  • 找到解决办法来应对Gmail 邮件系统带来的挑战,联系人管理,和其他办公任务。
  • 识别并安装一个完全可靠的VPN。
  • 支持IRDR IPO的信息技术工作。
  • 指导IPO的员工掌处理息技术工作。


  • 在相关领域有专业资质,例如计算机,工程学等。或有计算机领域的工作经历,并有出色的技能
  • 在计算机领域,网站设计和管理方面,展示出高超的技能。
  • 熟悉或者能够快速学习应用WorldPress 系统。熟练掌握HTML、Java、C++等,了解谷歌邮件系统,newsletter 管理,和VPN (我们需要一个更可靠稳定的VPN)。
  • 灵活的时间管理能力,能够工作优先并按时交付工作。

请发送简历及求职信到。请注明邮件主题“IT Consultant + 姓名”。


Job Title: Internship
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: 6 months
Application deadline: 1st May November 2016, no later than midnight China Standard Time (CST)


Background Information

The International Programme Office (IPO) is located at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China. It is the focal point for the coordination and promotion of the IRDR programme. For more information about the IRDR programme please visit:

Under the guidance and supervision of the Communications Officer, the Intern provides communication support in execution of services in the IRDR IPO. While the majority of the tasks will be focused on the communications, the incumbent will also provide IT support as a full-time member of the IPO. Under the direct supervision of the Communications Officer, the Intern will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide support to formulate and rollout worldwide IRDR communications initiatives, including launch of IRDR website, social media campaigns and IRDR activities promoting the DRR goals.
  • Maintain and strengthen media relations, update media/partnership/information database.
  • Develop innovative and impactful visual experience for IRDR campaigns, design concepts and solutions based on creative briefs and campaign strategies.
  • Liaise with external creative teams/agencies to coordinate multimedia materials (photos, videos, audio etc.) production, contribute creative ideas and implement quality control.
  • Monitor press coverage and improve external communications with newspapers and magazines as well as social media outlets to promote better understanding of the IRDR Community’s work.
  • Assist in implementing social media strategy and campaign, including content development, dialogue monitoring as well as feedback collection.
  • Assist with effective and efficient administrative support to the implementation of Communications work plan.
  • Draft, translate and disseminate media products (media advisories, press releases, brief notes, etc).
  • Co-ordinate production of IRDR publications such as newsletters and other outreach materials.
  • Support to compilation and preparation of briefing and presentation materials, background information and documentation for meetings and missions.
  • Join any ad hoc task forces that require his/her support as requested by the Executive Director.


  • College or Bachelor’s Degrees in communications, journalism, business management, marketing, advertising, international relations or a related field.
  • Fluent command of English and Chinese, written and oral.
  • Good coordination and organisational skills, teamwork.
  • Communications, journalism, drafting and editing experience.
  • Computer skills: command of standard office software packages. Internet research, webpage maintenance.
  • Familiarity with graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver would be an advantage.


  • Good communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi – cultural team environment and be an effective team player.
  • Proactive, organized and self-motivated.

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents in PDF format by e-mail to, stating “Intern” in the subject line.

  1. Application letter that explains why you are interested in the post and outlining the skills and experiences you bring to the position. Please tell us where you saw this notice.
  1. Current CV with your contact details, nationality and residency.

A standard monthly intern’s allowance of 3,000 RMB will be provided. Interns are entitled to 2.5 days personal leave during their 6 months assignment and official government holidays.

Additional Considerations and Next Steps:

  • Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview during April
  • The successful candidate will sign an employment contract with RADI/CAS.
  • Candidates should be able to start work no later than 1 May
  • Candidates who do not meet the language requirements will not be short-listed and should please not apply.

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