Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Division Manager – Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) Vacancy Announcement

Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) Vacancy Announcement, April 11, 2023





Job Overview

Organization: Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS)

Position: Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Division Manager

Employment: Full Time

Location: Addis Ababa

Experience Level: Senior Level (8/10 Years)

Number of Positions: Not Specified

Date of Announcement: April 9, 2023

Deadline: April 15, 2023


Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, directs, coordinates and controls disaster preparedness and response programs/ projects of the Society;
  • Forming  and managing national  disaster response teams, capacity building,  prepositioning relief items at strategic locations, identifying and  availing disaster management devices, etc;
  • Participates in designing or revising disaster risk management policy, procedure and strategy to align with pertinent policies of the Federation of the Movement and the Government, and to accommodate contingencies;
  • Initiate and participate on projects /programs formulation  on prioritized intervention areas of disaster preparedness and response in consultation with concerned bodies and coordinates implementation upon approval;
  • Ensures that disaster preparedness and response programs and projects of the Society are responsive to the needs of the most vulnerable;
  • Tackles problems and handles issues referred to him/her from branches and Emergency preparedness and response staff of the Society;
  • Coordinates logistical capacity building humanitarian operations in preparation for disaster prone areas response of drought, flood, hailstorm, landslides and other natural and manmade disasters in the country in partnership with stakeholders within and outside the Movement;
  • Gathers and consolidates information before an outbreak of disaster in a given area based on the preliminary assessment of branches and government Humanitarian Response Declaration , prepares reports on the extent of the disaster, and assesses the type of assistance required and the availability of material necessary for averting or overcoming the disaster;
  • Integrates the activities of providing relief supplies, and recovery ,rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in collaboration with Disaster Risk Reduction department ;
  • Supervises and leads need assessment missions during slow onset disasters on type of assistance required, availability of assistance materials in the area, type of intervention by the Society, etc;
  • Follows up and ensures that financial commitments of funding agents of disaster preparedness and response programs/projects are timely released ,transferred and used as per commitments;
  • Take part the management of the National Emergency Operation Center (EOC) to enrich with updated data in carrying out an informed decision and action on emergency preparedness, response and recovery functions and rollout to branches;
  • Collects and compiles disaster information at national level and shares with branches to have adequate information for preparedness like early warning, contingency planning and timely response to reduce the impact of disasters
  • Facilitate the activities of providing relief items, developing or rehabilitating infrastructures to disaster victims in the aftermaths of disaster in  coordination with concerned work unit
  • Facilitates the budget transfer to implementers of disaster preparedness and response programs and projects as per schedule and demand; performance progress and budget utilization of  program/project activities;
  • Ensures that disaster preparedness and response accomplishments of the Society are kept recorded, timely communicated and the database thereof properly managed;
  • Organize emergency response training programs and exercises for staff, volunteers, and other responders.
  • Participates in coordination and task force meetings, and related forums on matters of emergency preparedness and response sector
  • Ensure promotion of culture of nonviolence and peace is mainstreamed in all EPR programs/projects

Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) Vacancy Announcement 2023


Job Requirements

Qualification Requirements:

  • Second/First Degree in Disaster Risk Management/ Management/ Economics/ Development or Agriculture Economics/ Rural & Local Development Studies/ Public Health/ Environmental Health/ Environmental Science/ Social Work/ Sociology/ Social Anthropology/ Food Security and Livelihood and 8/10 years related work experience, out of which 2/4 years in senior managerial position(s).

Work Place: Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) Vacancy Announcement 2023


How to Apply

We invite candidates meeting the required qualifications to fill out the employment application form

With the indicated link https://ee.humanitarianresponse.info/x/IyUTlyf1 before the closing date of this announcement on April 15, 2023.

Please note that we ONLY consider those who filled online application form.  We regret to inform that we do not accept CV at this stage





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