Emergency Response Coordinator (Khartoum) – NRC


Job Description

Emergency Response Coordinator Sudan Khartoum-National

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification4422
Job CategoryEmergency Response
Degree LevelMaster’s Degree
Apply Before23/01/2022, 14:55
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 Emergency Coordinator (EC) will report to Emergency Manager in Khartoum, and will oversee overall country emergency response, preparedness, and contextual analyses. The EC will contribute to coordination, quality responses, managing, and reporting of activities under NRC’s ECHO-funded Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) at the country level. The EC will support and provide technical supervision of emergency response teams in the field to respond to rapid onset crises related to displacement and natural disasters, coordinating all emergency minimum preparedness plans and response activities across the area of operation and Country office. This will include pre-planning, assessment, coordination, leadership and overseeing emergency responses, in collaboration with Area managers, Emergency Manager (Khartoum) and head of programme.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Line-manage all emergency response staff at the country office.
  2. Ensure financial management and monitoring of emergency program budgets.
  3. Assist in the development of concept notes, proposals and periodical reports.
  4. Holds overall responsibility for management of emergency response activities in the emergency project including project planning and implementation, assessments, M&E, training and quality works.
  5. Take leadership in coordination, supervision and implementation of ECHO-funded Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) project in collaboration with area staff, Area Manager and Emergency Manager (based Khartoum).
  6. Coordinate and supervise all emergency preparedness and response activities at the country and area level. This will include pre-planning, assessment, coordination, leadership and overseeing emergency responses, in collaboration with emergency response team.
  7. Supervise and coordinate the collation of regular data on context analyses, Early Warning/ humanitarian Risk Monitoring, trigger indicators for assessments and responses.
  8. Actively, supervise, lead, and participate in emergency assessments, distributions and monitoring and ensure coordination with relevant government and non-government actors [e.g. HAC, COR, relevant Ministries, IOM and other relevant UN agencies, ES/NFI Working Group, Protection Working Group, Refugee Working Group, other INGOs/national and LNGOs].
  9. Develop and coordinate follow up of NRC country emergency preparedness plans and Minimum (Emergency) Preparedness Actions(MPAs) , and when required advanced preparedness actions.
  10. Maintain internal and external emergency response team (ERT) surge rosters for larger emergency responses, including support in selection and delivery of relevant training
  11. Participate in any inter-sectoral CC assessments, Rapid needs assessment and analyze other assessment forms relayed by NRC’s Core Competencies, especially LFS, Education and WASH/Shelter, and ensure that emergency staff follow up on all requests.
  12. Take leadership in managing Emergency Response Team (ERT) at the country level, including prioritization of deployments when and where necessary.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous experience working in emergency response in a humanitarian/ early recovery context
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts in Sudan,
  • Experience in one of the following areas: LFS, Education, WASH, Shelter
  • Good working English, both written and verbal
  • Excellent communication skills (clearly and confidently) to beneficiary communities
  • Facilitate community-based activities
  • Experience working at Team Leader or Coordinator level.                                           
  • University degree preferably in social sciences, development studies or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working Team Leader or Coordinator level or above (experience as a project manager is an added advantage)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in emergency response working with UN or INGO or national NGO  
  • Experience in Coordinating and leading field teams in emergency response
  • Experience in budgeting and financial management
  • Experience proposal development and reporting
  • Some experience in M&E e.g. post distribution monitoring, log frame development
  • Experience in government negotiation and stakeholder coordination
  • Demonstrated staff supervision and management skills
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting emergency assessments and writing quality assessment reports.

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: Khartoum

Travel: 60%

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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