Due to recurrent crises of various kinds (natural disasters, epidemics and armed conflicts) that the Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing, and more specifically the populations living in the East of the country in the provinces of Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu, approximately 5.5 million people are currently in a situation of internal displacement.
NRC is a key responder for the humanitarian crisis in the DRC, with several first-line response initiatives planned for 2023. NRC is part of the SAFER Consortium with composed four other organizations: ACTED, Concern Worldwide, Mercy Corps and Solidarités International. The Consortium is providing MPCA first-line response to new displacements Eastern Congo, with a strong emphasis on complementary analyses (market research, protection and Do No Harm analyses) to justify the choice of the modality and the amount allocated to the response. Finally, protection mainstreaming and innovation have taken a central place in all rapid response actions in order to improve further the quality of the response. Moreover, NRC is scaling up MPCA responses in hard to reach areas under different donors, as well as education in emergencies and first-line integrated shelter and WASH responses.
Role and responsibilities
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
The purpose of the Emergency Response Manager is to coordinate and lead the different emergency interventions in DRC in close coordination with the Area Managers and the Head of Programs. The role is to coordinate the emergency response across several areas and allocate the needed resources. The role also includes taking the lead on the program development of the emergency response, including a) input to the CC strategies, b) technical development and guidance, c) planning and implementation of the emergency response/RRM, d) quality assurance, and e) close coordination with the core competency specialists in their areas of expertise. In addition, the Emergency Response Manager is responsible for monitoring, train, capacity build technical staff related to the emergency response.
What we look for
Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience:
These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, the following are essential for this position:
More info here: JD Emergency Response Manager DRC.docx
What We Offer
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.
Deadline to apply: 10/12/2022
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