Emergency Response Manager – Norwegian Refugee Council Vacancy Announcement

Emergency Response Manager – Norwegian Refugee Council Vacancy Announcement, July 30 2023




Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council

Position: Emergency Response Manager

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Full time

Date of Announcement: 07/28/2023

Deadline: 08/14/2023





Job Description

The Emergency Response Manager (ERM) shall be responsible for leading and managing the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and associated emergency programs. The ERM will ensure quality and effective emergency response programme. The ERM has overall responsibility for the security and wellbeing of ERT staff.

Responsibilities and Tasks;

  • Ensure emergency assessments are executed and from them integrated emergency response plans; implementation and exit strategies are developed.
  • Coordinate the development of all project implementation plans and budgets within the framework of the agreed emergency response programme and strategy.
  • Maintain ongoing surveillance of the developing humanitarian emergency situation and adjust activities accordingly.
  • Ensure that different sectoral activities are implemented in a coordinated and cohesive manner.
  • Ensure adequate monitoring, reporting and acquittal of emergency activities within the country, and the timely provision of situation reports and fundraising material
  • Ensure emergency activities are carried out in accordance with the Sphere Minimum Standards and Humanitarian Charter in disaster response, NRC values and the Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Conduct performance appraisals of Emergency Response Team staff and ensure regular feedback and mentoring on individual performance.
  • Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with other NGOs, UN agencies, host government, bilateral and multilateral donors, and other principle stakeholders.
  • Represent NRC in meetings with government officials, cluster members, donor representatives, other NGOs, the UN etc as required.



Job requirements

Experience and Qualifications;

  • At least five years’ experience working for a reputable international humanitarian and development organization.
  • BA degree in related field
  • Experience in management of slow onset disasters in a conflict or post conflict environment preferably in the Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen;
  • Experience in working in multi-country disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.
  • Direct experience of working with children and young people and in understanding and responding to their needs and rights;
  • Strong coordination skills in programming, resource management and safety and security;
  • Ability to think strategically, but also result oriented and get things done;
  • Strong planning, monitoring and organizational skills with good knowledge of the use of logical and result-based monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Very strong analytically and excellent proposal and report writing skills, with close attention to details;
  • Documented experience as a trainer/facilitator on humanitarian issues and staff mentoring
  • Experience of working with institutional donors/fundraisers;

For more details, here is the job description.

Additional Details:

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Type of Contract: 12 Months renewable based on funding, performance, and the need for position

Salary: Based upon the NRC grading Scale

Travel: 40%

This position is open to qualified candidates of  Ethiopian nationality only!

About Us

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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