Emergency Coordinator

Emergency Coordinator

CRS - Catholic Relief Services

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Job Summary:

You will manage and provide oversight of the development and implementation of the Country Program's (CP) Rohingya emergency response and recovery programming, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming that advances Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable.

Your knowledge and skills in emergency programming and your management abilities will ensure the delivery of high-quality emergency programming that applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will need to accompany Caritas Bangladesh, especially their local Rohingya Response Team, as needed, in providing strategic guidance and support to implement their Rohingya Response program in general and CRS supported programs in particular. You will also need to take lead role in any growth-related opportunities in and around CRS Rohingya Response and Recovery program.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In close collaboration with the CP Senior Management Team and Emergency Technical Advisors, manage the planning, strategy and implementation of all emergency response and recovery activities for the Rohingya emergency response in line with CRS quality standards, donor requirements, and national and international standards and ensure program components are implemented in an integrated manner with other ongoing CP programming, ensuring staff safety and security;
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of emergency staff, and complete performance management for direct reports;
  • Provide accompaniment support to Caritas Bangladesh's Rohingya Response Team, especially to their Program and Operation Lead, identify their support needs, provide strategic guidance in ensuring a high quality emergency response program implementation;
  • Promote MEAL and knowledge management by leading program/project reviews and reflections with staff and partner representatives and documentation of good practices and lessons learned for assessments, to adjust strategies and implementation plans, to inform future programming initiatives and approaches, and to contribute to organizational learning;
  • Represent the organization and collaborate, coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with donors, INGO key sectoral working groups, the UN, and relevant local government and community actors to keep abreast of changing needs and opportunities on the ground, to develop synergies, and to identify opportunities for growth;
  • Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality emergency proposals per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals;
  • Identify emergency capacity building needs for staff and partner organizations and take the lead on planning emergency training and capacity building programs and activities, developing curriculums, and delivering trainings;
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources. In particular, provide oversights to the Caritas' budget management related to CRS funded programs, ensure timely reporting and compliance.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field;
  • Minimum of 5 years of field-based work experience in a program/project management position with an international NGO, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in emergency response programming;
  • Strong knowledge of emergency guidelines and standards;
  • Demonstrated ability to represent the organization at coordination meetings with donors, local government, UN, and other international NGOs;
  • Experience with emergency proposals and strategy design. Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID, DFID, UN agencies and Caritas agencies preferred;
  • Experience in building and motivating diverse and talented teams;
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Personal Skills

  • Strong strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions with limited or incomplete information and offer innovative solutions;
  • Strong representation and relationship management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally;
  • Ability to work long hours in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities;
  • Able to live in an environment where everyday comforts are not ready available;
  • Ability to function well in a stressful environment, stay focused, and maintain sufficient work life balance with limited options for downtime activity;
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Travel Required

  • Travel to the field (20%) and Dhaka (5%).

Key Working Relationships:

  • Supervisory: Program Manager I, Technical Advisor Shelter, Technical Advisor Protection;
  • Internal: Country Manager, Technical Advisor MEAL, Sub-regional Technical Advisor Finance, sub-regional/regional technical advisors and senior managers, HRD technical advisors;
  • External: Caritas Bangladesh team in Cox's Bazar and managers in Chattagram regional office and Dhaka central office.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity;
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation;
  • Builds Relationships;
  • Develops Talent;
  • Strategic Mindset;
  • Accountability & Stewardship.

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