Emergency Response Manager (ERP)


SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organization for the global federation of SOS Children’s Villages. As a non-governmental social development organization we support children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education, health and emergency relief, and we advocate for the rights of children and young people, in alliance with a great diversity of partners. We work in 137 countries and territories, reaching over one million children, young people, families and caregivers each year. Following the war in Ukraine and the immense humanitarian needs resulting from it, we are looking for an experienced and committed Emergency Response Manager. Type of contract: Employment Contract Duration: 6−12 months Mission The Emergency Response Manager leads and coordinates the start-up, design and implementation of SOS CV emergency response to the war in Ukraine. He/she also ensures effective internal and external coordination as well as identification of program priorities according to the humanitarian needs, SOS CV core commitments and in line with the organization’s policies as well as national and international regulations, standards and principles. Tasks and Responsibilities: Emergency Response Management Leads needs and rapid assessment activities and conducts situation assessment Is responsible for the planning and design of the emergency response project including development of project plans, logframe, budgets, etc. Oversees the start-up and implementation of emergency response activities and closely monitors, evaluates, reports their development Provides technical support for field staff in planning and implementation of the program through regular meetings and field visits (if feasible) Is responsible to collect local level security information from relevant local and national sources and to take adequate safety and security measures for staff and beneficiaries Ensures adherence to SOS CV policies and procedures as well as to international humanitarian standards and principles Coordination and Reporting Ensures smooth and effective collaboration among all SOS CV actors and member associations involved in the emergency response in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Actively participates and coordinates in relevant national and local emergency response clusters / coordination meetings with (I)NGOs, UN agencies and government offices and ensures positive collaboration and working relationship with pertinent government offices Ensures regular reporting on program activities and on the financial situation Human Resources Participates in staff recruitment and provides on-boarding for newly recruited staff Identifies capacity gaps in HR structures such as technical expertise Holds regular reviews and performance appraisal with project staff to assess performance and identifies areas for development. Provides training and capacity building opportunity for project staff Finances Ensures budgets are in line with planned activities and correspond to the needs in the field. Approves financial and procurement requests from the field staff as per SOS guidelines. Is responsible for regular budget follow-up and ensures that expenses are in line with the budget Requirements: University degree in Humanitarian / Disaster risk Management or Development Studies, Social Sciences, agricultural economics or equivalent working experience 3−5 years of experience in leading and coordinating humanitarian aid and/or development work in multi-cluster INGOs Experience or education in one of the following fields is an asset: child protection in emergencies, Cash and Voucher Assistance Livelihood, food security, MHPSS Experience and knowledge of emergency response project management including emergency needs assessment, project design, development and implementation Commitment to humanitarian principles & standards and to the values of SOS SV Strong leadership, team building and communication skills Excellent organizational and problem solving skills Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, work under pressure and cope with stress Experience in establishing strong and effective working relationships with colleagues from different backgrounds and culture Proficiency in English; Ukrainian, Russian or Polish are an advantage Willingness to potentially work in a volatile security environment We offer: A diverse and international working environment Remuneration that will be commensurate with experience and qualification If you are interested in this position, please send your CV in English by May 20, 2022

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