Emergency Response Coordinator Sudan Kosti

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    December 5, 2022





                           Emergency Response Coordinator Sudan Kosti (Only for Nationals)


The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States.

The Emergency Response Coordinator (EC) will report to Area Manager, with technical dotted line management to Emergency Manager, Khartoum, and will oversee NRC’s emergency response, preparedness, and contextual analyses in White Nile State. The EC will contribute to coordination, quality responses, managing, and reporting of activities under NRC’s Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) at area level. The EC will support Area Emergency Response Team to respond to rapid onset crises related to displacement and natural disasters/conflict, coordinating all emergency preparedness and response activities across the area of operation. This will include pre-planning, assessment, coordination, leadership and overseeing emergency responses, in collaboration with Area Manager and working closely with country Emergency Manager (EM) for technical guidance and implementation of emergency response and project implementation.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Role and responsibilities

The following is a brief description of the role.

  • Line-manage all emergency response staff in White Nile.
  • Ensure financial management of emergency program budgets in AG.
  • Assist in the development of concept notes, proposals and reports.
  • Present NRC emergency program to all stakeholders in area of operation.
  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies/procedures, guidelines and standards.
  • Ensure alignment with Core Competency (CC) strategies.
  • Emergency Response Coordinator is responsible for quality control, implementation and monitoring & evaluation of project activities in RRM in White Nile.
  • Provide specific technical analysis and feedback on behalf of NRC in coordination forums [e.g. Cluster meetings, Working Group forums, Interagency Coordination Meeting, etc.].
  • Ensure the project targets beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with NRC Sudan Advocacy Strategy (2022-25).
  • Holds overall responsibility for management of the emergency response officers’ activities in the emergency project including project planning and implementation, assessments, M&E, training and quality works.
  • Take leadership in coordination, supervision and implementation of Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) project in collaboration with area staff, Area Manager and Emergency Manager (based in Khartoum).
  • Coordinate and supervise all emergency preparedness and response activities at the area level. This will include pre-planning, assessment, coordination, leadership and overseeing emergency responses, in collaboration with the Area Emergency Response Team.
  • Supervise and coordinate the collection of regular data on context analyses, Early Warning/ humanitarian Risk Monitoring, trigger indicators for assessments and responses.
  • Actively, supervise, lead, and participate in emergency assessments, distributions and monitoring and ensure coordination with relevant government and non-government actors [e.g. HAC, COR, relevant Ministries, IOM and other relevant UN agencies, ES/NFI Working Group, Protection Working Group, Refugee Working Group, other INGOs/national and LNGOs].
  • Develop and coordinate follow up of NRC Sudan’s Minimum (Emergency) Preparedness Actions, and when required advanced minimum actions.
  • Maintain internal CCs Emergency Response Team (ERT) surge rosters for larger emergency responses, including support in selection and delivery of relevant training.
  • Emergency Response Coordinator along with Emergency Response Team undertake active networking seeking to improve community-based early warning systems/trigger mechanisms, plus active collaboration with IOM regarding their DMT/EET mechanisms in CAO to seek improvement.
  • Participate in any inter-sectoral Core Competency (CC) assessments when requested and analyze other assessment forms relayed by NRC’s CCs, especially LFS, Education and WASH/Shelter, and ensure that emergency staff follow up on all requests.
  • Take leadership in managing Emergency Response Team (ERT) in area of operation in the event of a large emergency.

Professional competencies

  • Previous experience working in emergency response in a humanitarian/ early recovery context
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts in Sudan,
  • It would be an added advantage to have previous experience in White Nile
  • Experience in one of the following areas: LFS, Education, WASH, Shelter
  • Good working English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency in Arabic, written and verbal
  • Excellent communication skills (clearly and confidently) to beneficiary communities
  • Facilitate community-based activities
  • Work under pressure
  • Experience working at Team Leader or Coordinator level.
  • University degree preferably in social sciences, development studies or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working at Team Leader or Coordinator level or above (experience as a project manager is an added advantage)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in emergency response working with UN or INGO or national NGO
  • Experience coordinating and leading field teams in emergency response
  • Experience in budgeting and financial management
  • Experience in proposal development and reporting
  • Some experience in M&E e.g. post distribution monitoring, log frame development
  • Experience in government negotiation and stakeholder coordination
  • Demonstrated staff supervision and management skills
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting emergency assessments and writing quality assessment reports.


Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

Email and paper applications will not be considered.

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Kosti, White Nile State

Travel: 75%

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

To apply please visit www.nrc.no careers