Website Content Specialist (Individual Consultant) Re-advertised
Unit: Disaster Risk Reduction and Tsunami Information Unit
Job Title: Contract for Services to Website Structure and Content Specialist
Starting Date: As soon as possible (Preferably by 15 March 2013)
Duration of Contract: 20 working days
Closing Date of Applications: 02 March 2013
People in some areas would have had more than adequate time to seek safety if they were aware of the impending catastrophe. The only way to effectively mitigate the impact of a tsunami is through an early warning system and dissemination information through website.
Tsunamis are much more frequent in the Indian Ocean region because of earthquake in the ring of fire. It is showed that the Tsunami risk become high in the region specifically in the Indian Ocean region. Two events that can be used as an example are the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that happened in Japan on March, 11th 2011 and Tsunami in Mentawai-Indonesia on October, 25th 2010. Both of the tsunami caused thousands of deaths and widespread destruction.
Under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and funded by the Canadian International development Agency (CIDA), the Jakarta Tsunami Information Centre (JTIC) was established in 2006. Since then the JTIC has been serving awareness, preparedness for Indonesia. The 8th session of the intergovernmental coordination group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System in Melbourne, Australia may note for expanding the role of the Jakarta Tsunami Information Centre (JTIC) into and Indian Ocean Tsunami Centre (IOTIC) to support the common public to prevent, prepare and mitigate the measure for Tsunami in the Indian Ocean region.
The IOTIC is an information centre dedicated to be the clearing house of information and the point of dissemination of Tsunami Information in Indian Ocean region. The IOTIC website also becomes a place to the citizen to find out the way to the Tsunami preparedness.
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