Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Manager NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Organisation: World
Vision International
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Operations
Director
About US:
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary:  The role of Disaster Risk Reduction and
Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Manager provides overall leadership in the
implementation of the World Visions Disaster management (DM) Standards for
Category I and II National Office Responses and for selected Category III
Responses. This position holder also coordinates the alignment of DRR
activities with Area Programing (AP) focusing on building resilient
communities. The position ensures that the National office prepares and
responds to all categories of emergencies, initiates early warning, early
action and integrates disaster risk reduction to development programming to
attain the Child Well Being outcomes. The position holder will lead the WVU
emergency declaration processes according to the DM standards, conduct rapid
assessments to inform decision making as well as engaging with the relevant
actors in Humanitarian work including UN agencies, donors, development partners
and WVI Support Offices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of a
    strategy to deliver key team objectives
  • In partnership with the grants acquisition team, acquire grants to
    support humanitarian responses and DRR
  • Coordinate the deployment of effective resources to emergencies
  • Influence key internal and external stakeholders for country
    humanitarian action
  • Ensure the National Office (NO) strategy and business plans
    demonstrate action to address common risks and hazards prevalent in
    country
  • Work closely with Technical Advisors to ensure that all Technical
    Programs integrate DRR
  • Ensure that the NO has maps and data, which are less than 18 months
    old, of community assets and hazards for each operational area
  • Ensure that the NO has updated Disaster Management Plans and
    acceptable ratings on the Disaster Management Scorecard
  • Ensure that the NO has clear deployment protocols, including
    back-filling of those deployed, and there are clear emergency staff care
    policies in place and known by surge capacity staff
  • Preparedness and Early action (Early warning and Early Action)
    Management
  • Support the Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Resilience
    Coordinator to make follow-ups and Support clusters and Area Programs to
    use Early Warning information and implement timely early actions
    especially for slow onset emergencies.
  • Using the World View system, regularly collect, analyze and
    disseminate the early warning information
  • Following confirmation of early warning alerts, work with ERDM to
    develop appropriate disaster preparedness plans/contingency plan.
  • Operational excellence in DRR, Emergency Response Management and Implementation
  • Steer the implementation of Disaster Management activities for Cat I
    and Cat II Responses in the National office
  • Assure standards of excellence in the management of human,
    financial, capital, and technical resources of the Portfolio.
  • Regularly monitor KPIs and other performance metrics to ensure the
    team continuously contributes to achieving strategy objectives.
  • Meet all reporting and other requirements of the National office
    including SitReps
  • Maintain ongoing surveillance of the developing humanitarian
    emergency situation, adjust interventions and activities in line with WV
    values and policies
  • Ensure adequate monitoring, reporting and acquittal of emergency
    response and DRR activities in accordance with WV’s humanitarian
    accountability framework, SPHERE standards, and other essential standards.
  • Ensure that different sectoral activities are implemented in a
    coordinated and integrated manner.
  • Ensure all personnel understand and carry out their duties in
    accordance with humanitarian principles, core values, the Code of Conduct,
    Core Humanitarian Standards and SPHERE.
  • Led the Documentation and sharing of the disaster preparedness
    processes and learning and share across the organisation to enhance
    learning.
  • Develop and establish contextual systems for DRR and effective
    emergency responses
  • Oversee all reporting in DRR, preparedness and during and after
    responses
  • Develop collaborative internal and external relationships
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other
    departments within the National office
  • Actively participate in the department leadership team, supporting
    the development and delivery of the strategy
  • Collaborate with and support other senior leaders in the
    organisation
  • Develop and maintain relationships with, the host government, donor
    agencies , UN agencies and other NGOs to influence these bodies and
    promote WV’s lead contribution in the humanitarian field
Manager
responsibilities
  • Regular 1-on-1 meetings with direct reports
  • Talent and Succession Plans in place for all direct reports and key
    roles
  • Leadership of National Office National Disaster Management Team
  • Individual and team behaviour reflect organisation values and
    culture
  • Support the DRR and Community Resilience Coordinator to make
    follow-ups and Support clusters and Area Programs to use Early Warning
    information and implement timely early actions especially for slow onset
    emergencies.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the World Vision Disaster Risk Reduction and
    Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Manager job placement should preferably
    hold a Master’s in Business Administration, Economics, Humanitarian,
    Sociology, & related field is preferred.
  • Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, International
    Development with experience of 8 years in Development and Humanitarian
    work
  • Working knowledge and skills in the field of humanitarian Response
    such as refugees and disaster management through formal education and
    on-the-job training.
  • Must have proficiency in conducting disaster vulnerability assessments
  • Must be conversant with internationally accepted humanitarian relief
    standards, disaster management cycle and concept.
  • Working knowledge of humanitarian codes, standards, principals, and
    ability to mainstream leading cross-cutting themes.
  • Empirical knowledge of emergency response DM&E processes.
  • Proven track record for multi-sector program design and
    implementation in large and complex emergencies.
  • Ability to facilitate appropriate information flow and coordination
    amongst a complex range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership and staff supervision skills.
  • Have the ability to analyses, problem-solve, persuade, network and
    negotiate.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in working with International donor funds and report
    writing.
  • Analytical and Innovative in qualitative and quantitative data
    management.
  • Demonstrate practical command for implementing program design,
    management and evaluation principles.
  • Have the ability to analyses, problem-solve, persuade, network and
    negotiate.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in working with International donor funds and report
    writing.
  • Analytical and Innovative in qualitative and quantitative data
    management.
  • Demonstrate practical command for implementing program design,
    management and evaluation principles.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 27th March 2019
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