Regional Emergency Coordinator NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)  

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Organization: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Reports to: Regional
Core Sectors Team Leader
The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The
Regional Emergency Coordinator (REC) assists in the development and
strengthening of emergency preparedness and response within the region through
the provision of technical support and quality assurance to all emergency
programmes within the East Africa and Great Lakes (EAGL) region on a need and
request basis. The role envisions the provision of technical support and
quality assurance through analysis of regional crises and needs within the
region, facilitation and roll out of country emergency preparedness and
response plans (EPRPs), delivery of multi-subject trainings. In addition, the
REC is tasked of developing SoPs and policies for multi-sector responses also
through cash and vouchers modalities (CVA), strategy development for emergency
response/recovery including undertaking country needs assessments when needed
and to support country offices on proposals design and advocacy-positioning
papers in collaboration with other regional coordinators. The REC, may, on
temporary basis, be given overall responsibility for a specific DRC
humanitarian response within the region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Emergency
Preparedness, Response and Monitoring
·       
Facilitate
the Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning (EPRP) process of country
teams, supporting the country program with the finalization, feedback process,
approval and recurring review processes of the EPRP documents as well as
follow-up on progress against the execution of the associated Preparedness
Action Plan. This also includes the facilitation of EPRP development or update
workshop;
·       
Develop
a regional emergency preparedness perspective through analyzing the regional
EPRPs and identifying hazards and threats that could affect neighboring
countries. Lead on the development and maintenance of a regional emergency-risk
monitoring and preparedness tool. Where required, the REC will also advance a
regional approach to risk reduction and/or resilience in coordination and
collaboration with other Regional Coordinators and enable the streamlining
and/or implementation of that approach in existing country operations and
programs;
·       
Provides
policy and program advice related to emergencies, including on management
related issues. Provides direction and guidance to country offices in the
implementation of emergency preparedness measures, which strengthens
preparedness and response mechanisms in the country faced with impending
emergencies;
·       
Support
the speedy setup of an emergency response through reviewing proposals for
funding requests from DRC HQ’s Emergency Units. Assist country teams in
liaising with DRC’s Emergency Unit on specific support for country-led
emergency responses;
·       
Support
the conduct of Real-Time Evaluations (RTE) for country-led responses and ensure
that lessons learned from the RTE are actively fed back into the preparedness
process;
Capacity
Development and Strengthening
·       
Support
the continuous assessment of emergency response capacity and competency needs
and facilitate/assist in the development of competency building tools and
training resources in addition to providing emergency response training to
countries as required/identified;
·       
In close
coordination and collaboration with the Regional Head of Finance and Admin and
the Regional Logistics and Procurement Manager, provide support and training
with respect to procurement, supply chain and asset management in emergency
operations;
·       
In
coordination with HR, lead the roll out of the EAGL’s Regional Surge Roster
also in collaboration with other relevant Regional Coordinators and support
further updates and adjustments of relevant policies and SoPs as required;
·       
Support
all countries to conduct Annual Integrated Emergency Response Needs Assessments
or undertake needs assessments in the case of new emergencies/projects/programmes
as required or identified;
·       
Collaborate
with other relevant colleagues at both country and regional levels to explore
and pilot new response modalities or approaches (i.e. CVA for emergency
responses);
·       
Support
existing/new operations in emergency response – assist in staff recruitment,
setting up systems, and planning and starting activities;
·       
The REC,
may, on temporary basis, be given overall responsibility for a specific DRC
humanitarian response within the region. In such case, the REC will have the overall
organizational, financial and administrative responsibility of that particular
DRC Programme, including the overall responsibility for security planning and
implementation of security precautions.
·       
Support
country offices in the development, review and amendments of proposal for
emergency responses. Contribute and/or lead when necessary the design of
regional proposals in collaboration with Grant and relevant Regional
Coordinators;
·       
Provide
trouble-shooting in existing operations facing bottlenecks in programme
implementation;
·       
Ensure
countries are using and able to use correct emergency tools including
monitoring and evaluation tools;
·       
In close
coordination with Regional Technical Advisors, ensure response activities are
appropriate across all sectors and that protection is mainstreamed across
emergency response in EAGL;
·       
Ensure
all emergency response programmes are adhering to standards and best practices
in emergency response including HAP/CHS standards and DRC protocols.
Regional Strategy,
Coordination and Representation
·       
Provide
Senior Management Team, and relevant CDs with updated information on
ongoing/emerging humanitarian crises and needs within the East Africa and Great
Lakes region;
·       
Identification
and prioritization (continuous) of geographical areas for assessment and
response, both new and existing;
·       
Participate
as relevant – depending on ongoing tasks – in coordination mechanisms
throughout the region and represent DRC as requested;
·       
In close
coordination and collaboration with the Regional Security Adviser, assist in
assessing access possibilities to new areas, or areas with limited/no access,
as needed;
·       
Support
link between CO team and HQ technical advisors to facilitate technical support
and consistency in donor relations/fundraising efforts
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Regional Emergency
Coordinator job must hold a University degree with advanced training or
technical qualification in relevant line of work/sector
·       
At least
seven years of INGO or other agencies emergency response experience in insecure
environments, including at least three years of senior management experience
(programs, HR and budgets). Additional experience with Advisory roles an
advantage;
·       
Extensive
experience in the development, facilitation and roll out of emergency
preparedness and contingency planning;
·       
Relevant
technical and management expertise/experience in the delivery of large
multi-sectors humanitarian programming in complex settings including through
Rapid Response Mechanisms (RRM). Technical knowledge in the sectors of Food
Security, WASH, Shelter/NFI, Protection/CCCM and/or Cash & Voucher
Assistance (CVA) an advantage;
·       
Hands on
knowledge of rules and regulations of key Donors along with proposal design
experience under ECHO, OFDA, Danida, UNHCR and Humanitarian Funding mechanisms;
·       
Strong
analytical, organizational, management and leadership skills combined with
critical thinking;
·       
Good
communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders;
·       
Ability
to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team;
·       
Ability
and willingness to work and live in diverse, challenging and potentially
unstable environments;
·       
Strong
computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).
·       
Languages:
Fluent and articulate in spoken
and written English. Fluent and articulate in spoken and written French is a
strong asset
DRC’s five core competencies:
·       
Striving
for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient
process.
·       
Collaborating:
You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
·       
Taking
the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
·       
Communicating:
You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
·       
Demonstrating
integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
All Interested
candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience please submit
updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited
for the post.
Deadline: 10th April 2020



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