Emergency Coordinator – NRC


About NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation – Sudan.
The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in the country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the program. The focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan, and the Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States. 

As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring a Logistics Officer to be part of establishing NRC’s program in Sudan. 

Job Description

Emergency Coordinator Alfasher Area Office (National Position)

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification3302
Job CategoryEmergency Response
Apply Before05/10/2021, 00:27
Degree LevelBachelor’s Degree
Job ScheduleFull time

Emergency Coordinator Alfasher Area Office (National Position)

P.S: Please ensure that you fill in all details before submitting your application on NRC people (Oracle HR). Empty and incomplete applications will not be considered.

NRC resumed operations in Sudan in 2020, providing humanitarian assistance, protection, and durable solutions. Our country programme integrates all of NRC’s six core competencies (camp management, education, ICLA, livelihoods, shelter, and WASH), and provides a rapid response capacity (including for the recent refugee emergency in eastern Sudan), and thematic capacities for cash and markets-based approaches, advocacy, digital modes of assistance, and co-leading various technical and strategic coordination platforms.

Role and responsibilities

The two main purposes of the Emergency Response Coordinator are to ensure that NRC Sudan is sufficiently prepared to programmatically and operationally respond to sudden-onset emergencies (working with the Country Management Group), and also to support Area Management Teams to coordinate and deliver appropriate rapid responses to emergencies when they arise.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Developing robust emergency response design is based on appropriate needs and context analysis with an integrated program approach.
  2. Ensure high level of technical quality and synergies in project implementation of the emergency response
  3. Ensure that key learning is extracted from the emergency response implementation, and incorporate them in emergency response and staff development processes
  4. Deliver systematic training and build capacity of emergency and programme staff
  5. Responsible for development of emergency preparedness plans within the country operation
  6. Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  7. Advocate for the rights of refugees and internally displaced people, in line with NRC policy and strategy

Specific responsibilities

  1. Coordinates, quality manages, and reports on activities under NRC’s ECHO-funded Rapid Response Mechanism in Sudan, as per NRC’s operational guidance and processes – including:
    1. Context analyses
    2. Beneficiary and stakeholder consultations
    3. Needs assessments
    4. Market assessments
    5. Response analyses and planning
    6. Beneficiary (and vendor) registration and sensitisation
    7. Distribution coordination
    8. Post-distribution monitoring.
  2. Periodically (annually) update the existing Emergency Response operational guidance (including SOPs and tools) to ensure they remain relevant and sufficient for appropriate emergency responses, incorporating learning and advancements
  3. Develops and coordinates efforts on NRC Sudan’s Minimum (Emergency) Preparedness Actions, and when instructed by the Country Management Group develops and coordinates efforts to implement Advanced Preparedness Actions
  4. Maintains internal and external (Sudanese) surge rosters for larger emergency responses, including support in selection and delivery of relevant training

Our Ideal Candidate:

Bachelor degree in humanitarians, conflict management or related field with minimum five years’ experience of working as an emergency coordinator in a humanitarian or development context.

Team leadership, inter-personal, and inter-cultural skills and documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.

Experience with cash-based interventions (desirable) and emergency response cycles and systems, including emergency preparedness. Experience in basic data analysis and report drafting (desirable) and experience in delivering training and testing staff/team performance (desirable). Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.

Technical management expertise relevant to the role. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. Fluency in English and Arabic both written and verbal. Preferable to be from Alfasher area. 

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position, you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.


Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Alfasher with almost 40% travel.

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable. 

About us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment. 

The NRC headquarters is located in Oslo and has about 280 employees. Additionally the organisation has a presence in Brussels, Geneva, Washington, D.C., Berlin, London and Addis Ababa. NRC was established in 1946 under the name “Europahjelpen” (“Aid to Europe”), to assist refugees in Europe after World War II.

For jobs from The Norwegian Refugee Council visit: NRC Jobs Page

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