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Emergency Response Manager



4 months ago

Job Description

The Emergency Response Manager (ERM) will oversee the overall Kenya country emergency response programme, which is particularly focused on the ongoing drought. The ERM will contribute to coordination, quality response, management, and reporting of activities under NRC’s emergency programmes. The ERM will support and provide technical supervision of emergency response through both partnerships and mainstreamed into current programme teams in the field to respond to the current deteriorating drought-affected areas in Kenya. This will include pre-planning, assessment, coordination, leadership and overseeing emergency responses, in collaboration with Area Managers, local partners, Head of Programme, and relevant programme and support departments, including safety and security The Emergency Response Manager will also act as the focal point for cash and market-based responses, primarily supporting with representation, providing technical backstop, facilitating harmonisation of approaches and methodologies across programmes. General Responsibilities Adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures; Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, procedures and SOPs/guidelines; Overall oversight, strategic development, and operational management of emergency response interventions across the Country Office; Ensuring that emergency responses are delivered in collaboration with and through local and national organisations; Development of robust emergency set-ups based on appropriate needs analysis with an integrated programme approach; Development of emergency response strategies and technical SOPs/guidelines; Development and management of funding proposals, project budgets and donor reports; Implementation of emergency response projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports, and resources deployment), in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e., quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources);

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Experience working with/ in consortium start-ups and/or management; Experience working in Emergency responses Experience in needs assessment, project monitoring and evaluation, and programme development; Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills
  2. Excellent analytical, presentation and reporting skills
  3. Ability to work independently on own initiative

Education + Experience