CARE is seeking an Emergency Coordinator to provide support to CARE Country Offices in the Southern African sub region on emergency preparedness and response. The position is a six (6) month short-term contract targeted to start June 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016. The selected incumbent can be based in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi or Mozambique.
Monitor the humanitarian situation in the sub region in coordination with the Country Offices (CO);
Produce short update reports on the needs and potential risk in the sub region;
Facilitate/lead the Emergency Preparedness process in each CO;
Identify with the CO the needs in terms of Capacity Building and take action accordingly;
During a humanitarian crisis, take part in the decision making process for potential response;
Monitor the humanitarian response of the COs through regular field visit and Care International reporting tools;
Work closely with the Regional Emergency Coordinator for East and Central Africa on the definition of the priorities for the sub region.
University degree in a relevant field or relevant combination of qualifications and experience;
At minimum five (5) years’ experience in humanitarian preparedness, risk reduction and response;
Experience in program design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including Sphere standards, donor relations, security and protection considerations;
Experience in scale-up emergency response
Experience and knowledge of the South African region;
Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills;
High level of writing and communication skills,
Willingness to spend high proportion of time travelling away from home, approximately 50% and be deployed with limited notice period;
Fluent English, French and/or Portuguese language skills.