Emergency Project Coordinator (2)

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Agriculture, Development and Project Management, Economics
Guji and Borena, Oromia 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

The position holder will be responsible for all operational aspects of the humanitarian intervention and ensuring the quality and effectiveness of Plan’s emergency response within his/her designated geographical area mainly related to three core areas: Emergency nutrition, Emergency Child Protection and Emergency WASH related projects including handling manpower and budgetary aspects of the projects. 

Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Organize and Lead Multidisciplinary Emergency teams (25%)

·         Lead a multi-disciplinary professional emergency teams consisting of  (up to 15 staff) working in the project site

·         Ensure emergency assessments are effectively undertaken and implement integrated emergency response, recovery and exit strategies in close collaboration with major partners and stakeholders

·         Ensure all team members clearly understand and carry out their duties in accordance with personal work-plans, humanitarian principles, core values, the Code of Conduct and SPHERE.

·         Work collaboratively in close relation with field, OPA ,and concerned CO staffs

·         Ensure existing human resources needs are fully assessed, identified, described and communicated, in collaboration with the field and Country Office HR Officers.

·         Promote productive work environment respectful of the Code of Conduct with zero tolerance for verbal and physical abuse or discrimination against other persons on the grounds of race, colour, sex or creed.

·         Ensure all team members are fully briefed on all aspects of security, social and cultural norms and local conditions and behaviour.

·         Create the conditions to ensure effective teamwork and morale is strictly observed.

·         Conduct periodic performance appraisals of team members and provide timely feedback.

·         Ensure logistical resources demands are fully assessed, identified, described and communicated, in collaboration with the PA and Country Office logistic department.

·         Identify training needs and work with HR department to develop and implement relevant training plans.

·         Ensure compliance with all Ethiopian government legal, contractual, labour and statutory requirements.

·         Communicate effectively on usage, procedures and relevant communications protocols to all emergency response team.

Managing project budget (25%)

·         Lead humanitarian and rehabilitation projects in in the project site, implementing donor funded projects in Food Security Livelihoods and WASH sectors, responsible for the successful implementation of projects valued up to $1,200,000 USD per the project period.

·         Coordinate  effectivelythe development of all project implementation plans and budgets within the framework of the agreed emergency response programme and strategy

·         Ensure effective budget management at field level, including correct coding of expenses and adherence to PIE financial management guidelines and donor requirements.

·         Monitorperiodically grant budgets with OPA and CO finance teams, and in compliance with donor regulations.

·         Provide timely support for field emergency finance teams in cash forecasts, budget follow-ups, and adherence to regulations

Project implementation coordination, monitoring, follow up and reporting(25%)

·         Coordinate the designing/development of emergency response projects and ensure projects are effectively implemented, monitored/reviewed, evaluated and progress and final reports are timely compiled and shared with CO (Livelihoods and WASH Specialists) and OPA for review and then submission to donor

·         Ensure adequate monitoring, reporting and acquittal of emergency response activities in accordance with donor regulations, country and national office requests, international humanitarian accountability frameworks and relevant SPHERE standards

·         Provide continuous technical and organizational support and capacity building to field teams

·         Make regular visits to emergency response field sites to provide field staff support and address programmatic challenges;

·         Ensure the National Project Manager, ERR Lead/Deputy lead is kept informed about assessment progress, emergency response implementation and strategies, project plans, progress reports, and other significant developments;

·         Ensure different sectoral activities such as (FSL and WASH) are implemented in a coordinated and integrated manner;

·         Ensure all project activities are conducted in accordance with the agreed work-plans and proposals

Job Requirements

Qualifications/ experience essential:

·         MSc/BSc in Rural Development, Agriculture, Economics, Development studies, Public Health, Hydraulic Engineering, Sociology or other related fields is required with a minimum of 7 years working experience.

·         Good managerial experience, including managing budgets


 Qualifications and experience desirable

·         Equipped with sufficient level of  awareness on : Early warning concepts; Disaster risk management practice and knowhow; food security framework; good understanding of national government policies and agro-pastoralist awareness   

·         Knowledge of Plan policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct

·         Knowledge of child rights programming

·         Good knowledge of field level realities of humanitarian NGOs work;

·         Experience of working in agro-pastoral context and speak  Afan Oromo;  

·         Knowledge of FSL, WASH, DRR, CTP, EWS, DRR and DCM;

·         Good understanding of the external operating environment including government policies, strategies, guidelines and operating procedures in managing emergencies and disasters in the country Perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.

Languages required

·         Fluency in English language is essential

·         Knowledge of local language is desirable


How to Apply

The closing date for the application in 18 January 2022. Qualified candidates should submit the application through Ethiojobs.

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.  

More information about Plan International can be found on  http://plan-international.org   

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

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