The Disaster Recovery and Resilience (DRR) staff researcher will conduct research and collaborate on the creation of a disaster recovery tracker. This project will track spending and programmatic response to Hurricane Harvey and will track policy and programmatic actions toward building resilience in the greater Houston area. In this role the DRR staff researcher will assist the research manager and deputy director in identifying sources of public spending on recovery and creating a database to keep track of that spending. In addition to the tracker project, the DRR staff researcher will participate in other resilience related projects undertaken by KIUR.
The DRR staff researcher will conduct assigned research assignments and produce final work products within the project’s specified timeline. The DRR staff researcher will assist the deputy director in shaping the program’s overall research agenda and approach.
In the course of research, the DRR staff researcher may be asked to join the deputy director for meetings with partner organizations and government representatives, and assist the deputy director and the Kinder Institute’s senior editor with the dissemination of research.