Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator NGO Careers – BRAC International

Organisation: BRAC International
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
BRAC International is one of the world’s largest Non-Governmental
Development Organizations, working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia
on poverty alleviation Programs, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The
organization implements integrated development approach combining Education,
Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment and Microfinance.
Job Summary: The Emergency
Preparedness and Response Coordinator will establish systems in country
including capacity development to address disasters and emergency situation,
effectively increase emergency response capacity building of human resources
and setting up preparedness system and manage emergency responses of BRAC,
local governments and communities. The main responsibilities of the position
are as follows-
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design emergency preparedness and response
    SOP, plan, guideline and framework for country programme considering BRAC
    International plan, strategies, focus and humanitarian standards &
  • Carry out country risk assessment for
    designing DRR and Emergency Response strategies and implementation of
    plans considering humanitarian standards & principles.
  • Design, promote, and facilitate capacity
    development of country programme, local governments, communities and
    schools to address emergency preparedness and response considering
    internationally accepted standards & principles.
  • Support team to develop emergency
    preparedness and responses plan for local governments, communities and
    schools by considering country situation/crisis and internationally
    accepted standards & principles.
  • Regularly monitor country safety and
    security situation, provide necessary emergency support and engage in post
    disaster need assessment considering humanitarian standards and principles
  • Develop concept note/proposal, budget,
    situation reports, action plans and presentations for various donors and
    stakeholders by following requirements and guidelines.
  • Coordinate and follow up country
    programmes to ensure technical inputs by integrating DRR and Emergency
    Response for preparing concept notes, proposals, reports and
  • Build and maintain strong collaborative
    and networking partnerships with key stakeholders and community partners
    for resource mobilization and involvement in DRR, Emergency Response and
    Climate Change Adaptation activities.
  • Monitor and track the progress/milestones
    against planned activities.
  • Promote and facilitate BRAC International
    humanitarian branding at regional and global level

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the BRAC
    International Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator should hold
    a Graduate/Master’s Degree in Social Science/ Development Studies /
    Disaster Management/ Geography and Environment or other comparative
    university degree.
  • Three years of relevant experience in
    Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Reduction of NGOs/development
  • Previous experience with different aspects
    of project management including development, planning, implementation,
    monitoring, evaluation and supervision of environmental experts.
  • Experience in developing proposals,
    budget, situation reports, action plans, brief notes and presentations.
  • Excellent communication skills (written,
    reading and spoken) in English and local language;
  • Excellent analytical and ICT skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
    demonstrated by the ability to lead and gain assistance and cooperation of
    others in a team endeavor;
  • Ability to access and analyse key issues
    in the humanitarian situation and formulate actions around them;
  • Experience in ensuring efficient and
    transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls;
  • Establish community engagement mechanisms
  • Demonstrate an understanding of wider
    UN/NGO security coordination and how your organisation can benefit from,
    and contribute to, those mechanisms;
  • Proven ability to collaborate with
    colleagues to achieve organizational goals
  • Experience in the development of an
    organisational response based on an understanding of the contexts;
  • Skilled in undertaking effective risk
    assessments with communities and partners;
  • Maintain simultaneously a broad strategic
    perspective and awareness of the detail of a situation;
  • Foster collaborative, transparent and accountable
    relationships through partners to formalise and operationalize partnering
  • Adapt plans quickly in response to
    emerging situations and changing environments;
  • Actively engage in disaster coordination
    mechanisms and interagency cooperation from an understanding of your
    agency’s perspective and approach;
  • Substantive technically focused experience
    in one or more of the following subject areas: emergency response,
    disaster risk management, community engagement/risk assessment with
    participatory skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written
    and spoken)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
    demonstrated by the ability to lead and gain assistance and cooperation of
    others in a team endeavour
  • Skills on self-awareness, cultural
    sensitivity, flexibility and adaptability, resilience
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and
    to use limited resources effectively, conducting risk analysis and
    applying contingency measures to adjust plans and resources effectively
  • Multi-ethnic work environment with
    sensitivity and respect for diversity
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should email their
updated CVs with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of
experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net. Please
mention the name of the position and AD# BI 50/17 in the subject bar.
Deadline: 17th
January 2018
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