Emergency Team Leader (2 positions) – (Garowe and Kismayu))
1.0 Job Summary
§ Under the guidance and supervision of the Humanitarian Coordinator (Somalia/Somaliland), the Emergency Team Leader is responsible for emergency preparedness and response within his/her designated area of responsibility.
2.0 Responsibilities and Tasks
2.1 Assessment, Program Design and Planning
· In association with the Humanitarian Coordinator and Emergency Director, ensure emergency assessments are executed and from them an integrated emergency response, implementation and exit strategies are developed.
· Ensure that CARE International Members (through the Coordinator /Emergency Director) are provided with regular sitreps and are aware of humanitarian developments and CARE’s response to them.
· Coordinate the development of all project implementation plans and budgets within the framework of the agreed emergency re Humanitarian Coordinator and Emergency Director with securing donor funding for emergency projects.
· Oversee project design and proposal preparations for institutional funding
2.2 Emergency Project Management and Implementation
· Maintain ongoing surveillance of the developing humanitarian emergency situation and adjust activities accordingly.
· Ensure adequate monitoring, reporting and acquittal of emergency response activities in accordance with CARE International’s humanitarian accountability framework, relevant SPHERE standards, and essential environmental mitigation measures.
· Ensure that different sectoral activities are implemented in a coordinated and integrated manner.
· Ensure all emergency personnel understand and carry out their duties in accordance with humanitarian principles, core values, the Code of Conduct and SPHERE.
2.3 General Management and Leadership
· Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with other NGO’s, UN agencies, host government, and other principle stakeholders
· Create the conditions to ensure effective teamwork and morale. Ensure staff well being is addressed.
· Conduct performance appraisals of emergency staff if and as required, ensure regular feedback and mentoring on individual performance.
· Ensure the Line Management, are kept informed about assessment progress, emergency response implementation, project plans, progress reports, and other significant developments.
· Promote a productive work environment respectful of the Code of Conduct.
2.4 Human Resources
· In liaison with the HR Department, ensure that the wellbeing of the emergency response team are addressed.
2.5 Safety and Security
· Liaise with the Security Advisor to ensure compliance with CARE International Security Guidelines and their effective application in the local context.
QUALIFICATION, KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES
· Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, public health, food security and nutrition or its equivalent. A masters degree will be am added advantage.
· At least 5 years of experience in complex and natural disaster
· Demonstrated knowledge of Core sectors such as WASH, Emergency Food security, Nutrition and Protection
· High level of all aspects of managerial experience and budgets management
· Ability to work independently and as a team player
· Ability to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
· Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of CARE in the areas of responsibility.
· Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances
· Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts
· Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment.
· Knowledge of CARE policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct.
· Knowledge of budget management
· Proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.
· Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team
· Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context
· Somali language skills