Emergency Team Leader NGO Jobs – CARE International

Job Title:             Emergency
Team Leader
Organization: CARE
Duty Station: 
About US:
CARE International
is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE
worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting
development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million
people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a
sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women
and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights,
particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and
girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights,
including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values
of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.
Job Summary:  The Emergency Team Leader (ETL) is the leader
of the Emergency Response Team, responsible and accountable for developing,
coordinating and managing all emergency activities. The Team Leader is
responsible for the quality and effectiveness of CARE’s emergency response
within his/her designated area of responsibility. S/He will spearhead the development
of project operational plans, guidelines and approaches necessary for the
effective delivery of project interventions. The Team Leader is accountable for
project impact as laid out in the program logical framework. S/He will monitor
the quality of project implementation and work closely with sector and project
managers and coordinators in ensuring that projects are implemented within
CARE’s programming principles and humanitarian accountability framework. The
Emergency Team Leader has the overall responsibility for the security and
wellbeing of emergency staff. The ETL will help position CARE Uganda to raise
its reputation as a credible humanitarian actor, with a focus on Gender Based
Violence prevention, care and support but also gender in emergencies more
generally as standalone components and / or integrated in other sectors
(Shelter, protection).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Management
and Implementation of the Emergency Program (20%)
  • Maintain ongoing surveillance of the
    developing humanitarian emergency and adjust activities accordingly.
  • Ensure adequate monitoring, reporting
    and acquittal of emergency response activities in accordance with CARE
    International’s humanitarian accountability framework, relevant SPHERE
    standards, and essential environmental mitigation measures.
  • Ensure restricted funds from donors are
    used as per approved proposals, budgets and workplans; Actively monitor
    progress on implementation (timeliness, quality and impact) as well as
    burn rates and compliance with donor rules and regulations in general;
    Ensure timely and quality donor reporting (both financial and narrative)
    for all emergency response grants;
  • Oversee management of the M&E system
    used by CARE Uganda, strengthen it as needed with a focus on records of beneficiaries
    by settlement, clusters, sex, age, family size but also record keeping on
    the volunteers we work with, the trainings they receive, how they report
    to CARE, the records on project outputs, etc
  • Ensure that different sectoral
    activities are implemented in a coordinated and integrated manner.
  • Ensure all emergency personnel
    understand and carry out their duties in accordance with humanitarian
    principles, core values, the Code of Conduct and SPHERE.
Staff Management
and Leadership (15%)
  • Monitor ongoing human resources issues
    and make recommendations and adjustments accordingly.
  • Ensure CI RED members receive thorough
    briefings and information.
  • In liaison with the HR staff make sure
    staff have suitable rest, relaxation and that wellbeing is addressed
  • Model all CARE’s core values with
    specific attention for Gender Equity and Diversity so that the team is
    inspired and motivated to also live and lead with these values;
  • Create the conditions to ensure
    effective teamwork and morale.
  • Ensure all HR policies (R&R, CTO)
    are followed and appropriate for an emergency response context, to ensure
    a rapid response while maintaining an acceptable level of accountability
    in regards to the recruitment.
  • Conduct performance appraisals of
    emergency staff, ensure regular feedback and mentoring on individual
  • Promote a 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, color, sex or creed.
  • Support the emergency team to establish
    a report compliant mechanism that is accessible and easy to use for the
    people served by the response as well as our partners, vendors, etc.
Assessment, Program
Design and Planning (10%)
  • Ensure emergency assessments are
    conducted when necessary to complement existing data and understanding on
    the situation and to inform CAREs emergency response strategy based on the
    evolution of the situation; An immediate need and expectation from this
    position is to develop a Humanitarian strategy for the Country Office;
    Ensure all assessments are as much as possible conducted jointly with
    UNHCR, OPM and other relevant actors, as per country practice and
    expectations of Government;
  • Ensure that CARE International Members
    receive regular situational reports and are aware of humanitarian
    developments and CARE’s response to them.
  • Coordinate the development of all
    project implementation plans and budgets within the framework of the
    agreed emergency response program strategy.
  • Assist and advise the Country Director
    and Program Director with securing donor funding for emergency projects.
  • Oversee project design and proposal
    preparations for institutional and public funding.
  • Develops and manage budgets as well as
    all needed documents / annexes for proposals.
Representation and
Public Relations and Media (10%)
  • In coordination with CD and Program
    Director, establish and maintain constructive working relationships with
    other NGO’s, UN agencies, host government (Office of the Prime Minister,
    District leaders), bilateral and multilateral donors, and other principle
    stakeholders including the Refugee Welfare Council, the Police and / or
    military where present and if necessary.
  • Ensure CARE’s representation and active
    participation in meetings organized by above actors at the local level
    (sectoral cluster meetings, District Coordination meetings, etc.)
  • Support the Country Director and Media
    Officers (if so existing) to ensure positive coverage and the timely
    provision of situation reports and fundraising material to National Member
    Headquarters and the CARE International Secretariat. In doing so, ensure
    that the protocol for hosting journalists is strictly adhered to (licence
    obtained first from Minister, etc.)
  • Ensure all information, publicity and
    fundraising material recognizes and respects the dignity of disaster
    victims, with particular attention, to victims of GBV (and adhere to CI
    specific communication guidelines for GBV survivors)
Safety and Security
  • Ensure all emergency staff are fully
    briefed on all aspects of security, social and cultural norms and local
    conditions and behavior.
  • Ensure all personnel understand
    individual and collective responsibilities for safety and security.
  • Liaise with the CI Great Lakes Security
    Officer (whether in-country or not) to ensure compliance with CARE
    International Security Guidelines and their effective application in the
    local context.
  • Monitor the operational environment with
    respect to increased level of threat and advise the Country Office, CI
    Great Lakes Security Officer staff, CARE International on additional
    measures required.
  • Keep the Secretariat and other
    interested CARE members advised of changes and threats to the security of
    CARE staff, assets and operations in consultation with CD.
Program Support
  • Ensure that program support functions
    are established and maintained in accordance with CARE International
    policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance
    a functional procurement and supply chain management system.
  • Ensure with the Logistics Officer the
    timely and appropriate establishment of all logistics infrastructure
    (warehousing / transport / distribution) and associated operating /
    management /monitoring systems.
Management and Planning (15%)
  • Ensure with the Finance Manager the
    establishment and maintenance of CARE International financial management
    and accounting systems for all CI RED assessment and response activities
    and assets.
  • Ensure compliance with all donor
    regulations and reporting procedures
Management (5%)
  • Foster an environment where learning,
    and knowledge sharing are norms.
  • Oversee transformation of knowledge
    management and dissemination system and promote an organizational culture
    of storytelling.
  • Track innovations within and outside
    CARE to assure that organizationally CARE remains up- to-date and indeed
    cutting-edge in our approaches and ability to achieve scale and impact in
    CARE’s humanitarian work.
  • Oversee and frame the identification and
    scaling of innovations; including cash programming, in humanitarian action
    that broaden our scope and impact on crisis affected populations;
    particularly women and girls.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the CARE
    International Emergency Team Leader job placement should preferably
    hold a Master’s Degree
  • At least five years of humanitarian aid
    experience in complex and natural disasters.
  • High level of all aspects of managerial
  • Experience in complex decision making
    and leading a multi-disciplinary, multi-national team under difficult
    circumstances, including partnership management.
  • The highest level of expertise in
    representation and negotiation with governments and donors.
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian
    emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system,
    donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.
  • Relevant language skills for the country
    of deployment (English).
  • Experience in Emergency and Humanitarian
    programs management, policy & evaluation
  • Leadership, organizational development &
    strategy skills.
  • Planning, budgeting and financial
    management experience & skills
  • Internal communications, teamwork and
    collaboration skills
  • Shared and strong values of Gender
    Equity and Diversity in GBV programming
Personal Competencies:
  • Leading with vision and values
  • Strategic thinking
  • Operational decision making
  • Communicating with impact
  • Collaboration
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Motivating others
  • Team building
How to Apply:
All applicants are
encouraged to send their application letters clearly articulating alignment
with the above profile and an updated detailed (CV) giving day time telephone
contacts and names and addresses of 3 (three) work related referees to
Deadline: 22nd June 2018
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