Emergency Response Assistant (Kosti) – NRC

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification13097
Job CategoryAssistant
LocationKosti Area Office
Posting Date12/06/2023, 11:55 AM
Job ScheduleFull time

The following is a brief description of the role.

  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines
  • Implement Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) project portfolio according to the Action Plan 
  • The emergency Response Officer will undertake the implementation of technical activities of the emergency project, including emergency preparedness, project documentation, financial controls, quality control, and M&E
  • Prepare and develop status reports of ongoing activities as required and directed by the line manager [Emergency Response Coordinator WN].
  • Conduct needs assessments for displaced populations or those impacted by natural disasters or conflict. 
  • Provide regular activity progress reports to Emergency Response Coordinator WN.          
  • Ensure that the project targets beneficiaries most in need of protection, explores and assesses new and better ways to assist, and has a creative modality to track new IDPs and their settlements. 
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities, community leaders, and other key stakeholders at the field level.
  • Supervise the implementation of all RRM activities with technical support and guidance of the Emergency Response Coordinator based in White Nile 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, and trigger indicators for assessments and responses.
  • Develop timely and detailed monthly implementation plan of RRM activities with the Emergency Response Coordinator based in White Nile and support departments WN, plus close collaboration with other RRM teams.
  • Participate in any training, capacity capacity-building initiatives, to have a solid understanding of the project’s technical design, implementation approaches, NRC & donor’s policies, and tools, including M&E tools. 
  • Undertake distributions for both Cash and In-Kind to identify 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-Kind kits, CASH assistance, etc.) which should be requested as harmonized to the registered beneficiaries including but not limited to the 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.

Professional competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in social sciences, development studies, or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working at the 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.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Good working knowledge of English. 
  • Knowledge of the local context and local dynamics of the White Nile 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. ‎ 
  • Ability to work independently and creatively. ‎
  • Good computer skills including good knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel. 
  • Solid field experience, preferably from refugee/IDP programmes.
  • Proven communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working in emergencies.

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: Kosti, White Nile State

Travel: 40%

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.

To apply please visit www.nrc.no careers.

Closing Date:25 /12/2023

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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 is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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