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.


Core 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

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