Emergency Response Officer (Khartoum) – NRC


Job Description

Emergency Response Officer Sudan Khartoum

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification4082
Job CategoryEmergency Response
Apply Before28/12/2021, 15:55
Job ScheduleFull time

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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 Specific Information

The purpose of this position is to oversee day to day implementation of emergency response activities under the supervision of Emergency Response Coordinator based in Khartoum. The Emergency Officer(s) will be responsible to ensure transparency, accountability, and quality of work on the ground, adhere to NRC policies and be mindful at all times of the Humanitarian Principles.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines
  • Iimplement Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) project portfolio according to Action Plan
  • Emergency Officer will undertake specific technical responsibility is implementation of technical activities of emergency project, including emergency preparedness, project documentation, financial controls, quality control, and M&E
  • Supervise implementation of all RRM activities with technical support and guidance of  Emergency Response Coordinator   and the Emergency Manager based in Khartoum.
  • Coordinate all emergency preparedness and response activities. This will include pre-planning, assessment, coordination, leadership and overseeing emergency responses, in collaboration with the Area Emergency Response Team.
  • Provide and collate regular data on context analysis, early-warning/ humanitarian/ risk monitoring, trigger indicators for assessments and responses.
  • Develop timely and detailed monthly implementation plan of RRM activities with Emergency Response Coordinator and support departments, plus close collaboration with other RRM teams.
  • Participate in any trainings, capacity building initiatives, to have a solid understanding of the project technical design, implementation approaches, NRC & donor’s policies and tools, including M&E tools. 
  • Undertake distributions for both Cash and In-Kind to identified emergency beneficiaries and lead the Emergency Response Team on the ground in conducting distributions.
  • Lead on stakeholder engagement, community mobilization and sensitization to participate in emergency projects including giving feedback on post-distribution monitoring.
  • Ensure adequate and safe records of all project deliveries (In-Kinds kits, CASH assistance etc.) which should be requested as harmonized to the registered beneficiaries including but not be limited to beneficiary database, RRM kits request, and distributions.
  • Ensure proper documentation of emergency response activities, including post-distribution monitoring. Monthly activity reports and other reporting as required.
  • Training and development of area emergency response team and enumerators, relevant partners and beneficiaries in emergency response mechanisms

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in social sciences, development studies or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working at same level of position or above.
  • Experience in cash and voucher-based programming is an added advantage.
  • Proven experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/emergency context.
  • Previous experience working in emergency projects in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Good working knowledge of English.
  • Knowledge of the local context and local dynamics of NRC are of operations is an advantage.
  • Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. ‎
  • Good computer skills including good knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Solid field experience, preferably from refugee/IDP programmes.
  • Experience working in rapid onset emergency response and preparedness.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

Email and paper applications will not be considered.

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

Duty station: Central Area Office – Khartoum

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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