Emergency Response Project Coordinator

at Plan International Ethiopia
Location Tigray, Tigray, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 30, 2021
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


  • Organize and Lead Multidisciplinary Emergency teams (20%)

    ·         Lead a multi-disciplinary professional emergency teams consisting of  (up to 15 staff) working in the project site such as livelihoods officers and CDFs

    ·         Ensure emergency assessments are effectively undertaken and implement integrated emergency response, recovery and exit strategies in close collaboration with major partners and stakeholders

    ·         Ensure all team members clearly understand and carry out their duties in accordance with personal work-plans, humanitarian principles, core values, the Code of Conduct and SPHERE.

    ·         Work collaboratively in close relation with field, Tigray field office coordinator/manager and concerned CO staffs

    ·         Ensure existing human resources needs are fully assessed, identified, described and communicated, in collaboration with the field and Country Office HR Officers.

    ·         Promote productive work environment respectful of the Code of Conduct with zero tolerance for verbal and physical abuse or discrimination against other persons on the grounds of race, colour, sex or creed.

    ·         Ensure all team members are fully briefed on all aspects of security, social and cultural norms and local conditions and behaviour.

    ·         Create the conditions to ensure effective teamwork and morale is strictly observed.

    ·         Conduct periodic performance appraisals of team members and provide timely feedback.

    ·         Ensure logistical resources demands are fully assessed, identified, described and communicated, in collaboration with the field office manager/coordinator and Log staff and Country Office logistic department.

    Managing project budget (15%)

    ·         Lead humanitarian and rehabilitation projects in in the project site, implementing donor funded projects in Food Security Livelihoods and related sectors, responsible for the successful implementation of projects valued up to $1,200,000 USD per the project period.

    ·         Coordinate  effectively the development of all project implementation plans and budgets within the framework of the agreed emergency response programme and strategy

    ·         Ensure effective budget management at field level, including correct coding of expenses and adherence to PIE financial management guidelines and donor requirements.

    Project implementation coordination, monitoring, follow up and reporting (25%)

    ·         Coordinate the designing/development of emergency response projects and ensure projects are effectively implemented, monitored/reviewed, evaluated and progress and final reports are timely compiled and shared with Afar Field Office ERM and CO (Livelihoods Specialists) for review and then submission to donor.

    ·         Facilitate joint supportive supervision with concerned government sectors from region and district (through submission of ToR. Approval, and final report).

    ·         Facilitate beneficiary selection along with livelihoods officers, CDFs and government structures

    ·         Summit beneficiary master data to CO for further submission to the donor before project input distribution.

    ·         Ensure adequate monitoring, reporting and acquittal of emergency response activities in accordance with donor regulations, country and national office requests, international humanitarian accountability frameworks, LEGs and relevant SPHERE standards

    ·         Provide continuous technical and organizational support and capacity building to field teams

    ·         Make regular visits to emergency response field sites to provide field staff support and address programmatic challenges;

    Managing relationship and networking with government, partners and other stakeholders (10%)

    ·         Assist and advise the National Project Manager/CO PO Holder and ERR head with securing donor funding for emergency projects.

    ·         Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with other NGO’s, UN agencies, local government, bilateral and multilateral donors, and other principle stakeholders including the military where present and if necessary.

    Conduct community need assessment before developing projects (10%)

    ·         Coordinate and support local level assessments, surveys and other studies and assist proposal development to finance projects

    ·         Support pragmatic project design and proposal  for institutional and public funding

    ·         Maintain on-going surveillance of the developing humanitarian emergency situation and in consultation with the National Project Manager and Emergency Response and Recovery Head, adjust activities accordingly

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications/ experience essential:

    ·         MSc/BSc in Livestock Production, Pastoral Development, Rural Development, Agricultural Economics, Development studies, Sociology or other related fields is required with a minimum of 5 years of working experience.

    ·         Good managerial experience, including managing budgets


     Qualifications and experience desirable

    ·         Equipped with sufficient level of  awareness on : Early warning concepts; Disaster risk management practice and knowhow; food security and livelihoods framework; Gender, good understanding of national government policies awareness

    ·         Knowledge of Plan policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct

    ·         Knowledge of child rights programming

    ·         Good knowledge of field level realities of humanitarian NGOs work;

    ·         Experience of working in Tigray and speak  Local language;

    ·         Knowledge of FSL, CTP, Pastoral and agro-pastoral context, Agriculture, EWS, DRR and DCM;


Applying Instructions

  • The closing date for the application in July 07, 2021. Qualified candidates should submit their application through www.Ethiojobs.netThis position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

    More information about Plan International can be found on http://plan-international.org

    References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

    As an international child centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

    Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we as an organization, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


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