Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Advisor

1-2 Years

Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Advisor

Purpose of the position:

The incumbent will provide leadership for the development of emergency response Humanitarian Emergency Affairs (HEA) capacity in World Vision Somalia. In the event of humanitarian emergency, the HEA Advisor will lead the National Disaster Management Team in the development of a response strategy and plan, coordinating action between different departments in support of timely, accountable and effective response.

The position will be the key focal point for internal and external stakeholders for issues related to capacity development for emergency response, early warning information, prepositioning exercises, lessons learnt and emerging best-practice for slow on-set and rapid on-set emergency response. The position will develop and sustain external relationships with key government, NGO, and donor in support of timely planning, implementation and for information-sharing mechanisms.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Response: Ensure timely, effective and efficient response in humanitarian emergency situation of WV Somalia

  • Preparedness: Ensure Emergency Response Capacity Development for WV Somalia and Partners

  • Preparedness and Mitigation: Ensure Responsive, Coordinated Response, Employing Best Practice

  • Response (Technical Quality Assurance) Resource Mobilization and Reporting Against HEA Portfolio

  • Foster Internal and External Engagement

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Development Management, and Climate Change, Public Policy or any relevant social sciences with experience in Program Development.

  2. At 5 years of progressive management experience in complex/ protracted emergencies and recovery operations.

  3. Proven ability to manage a large and diverse program portfolio with multiple donors.

  4. Familiarity with EU, USAID, DFID, GAC, UN, and ECHO grant compliance and procedures. Willingness to assume other project tasks as required.

  5. Capacity to provide solid leadership and decision-making skills for efficient and effective program implementation.

  6. Strong problem solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  7. Knowledge of humanitarian industry including sphere standards, NGO code of conduct and humanitarian charter.

  8. Experience in staff security and safety management for humanitarian organizations in complex and insecure environments is a must.

  9. Very strong organizational, management and communication skills.

  10. Experience in program design, monitoring and evaluation in a complex humanitarian context.

  11. Proven financial, logistics and procurement management skills.

  12. Proactive problem-solver able to unravel and solve multiple complex challenges.

Working Environment

  • Travel to Somalia: 35%-40% travel to project areas is required.

  • International Travel: 5%-10% international travel will be required

  • On call: In emergency and disaster situations, the position will always be required to be on-call.