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Global Emergency Response Manager (GERM)


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Main purpose of the position is to lead FCA’s L3 emergency responses in line with FCA’s Global Strategy. The key purpose of the position is to organize and well-functioning emergency response system at FCA and oversee that the response is meeting the standards of humanitarian work. This is a new position at FCA.

We are looking for a solid and experienced professional with a in depth expertise in the emergency and humanitarian sector, with a robust experience in leading L3 level emergency responses and making sure that the outcome of the work is of high quality.  Focus of this role is to have understanding on emergency response management, setting up operations and envisioning on how to lead the responses toward long-term humanitarian and development work. 

In addition, we look at the same time a professional, who is both pragmatic and well organized and can organize responses with fast, but well-coordinated approach.  GERM must have excellent teamworking skills, motivating taskforces and teams to work together with effective coordination and desired impact.  In addition, GERM is expected to take a role of roving CD in a FCA Country office, whenever found possible and relevant.

The position is in Helsinki, but remote work from another location can be considered (subject to a valid work permit in that country). Terms of employment for locally hired employees in Finland will be applied. Global Emergency Response Manager will report to the Director of Strategy and Development Department at Service and Accountability Center. 

One of the desired skills of the candidate is to be able to represent FCA’s emergency work to Media both in Finland and globally.

Main duties and responsibilities: 

  • To provide targeted support to FCA’s country operations during acute L3 emergencies 
  • Deployments to start emergency operations in countries without FCA’s country presence. 
  • To support the disaster preparedness of FCA’s country operations according to the need by countries
  • Work with the taskforce of humanitarian colleagues in areas of development of tools, practices, and processes for FCA’s emergency response and operations cross the organization
  • To identify and develop new initiatives, programming, and cooperation opportunities with other like-minded humanitarian actors

Competence and Skills

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent work experience; main emphasis on having the practical skills to lead emergency responses 
  • Ten years of experience with a combination of missions and/or living and working experience in program countries in the humanitarian sector
  • Solid experience of emergency work in program country operations, especially working in fragile contexts.
  • Ability to be both firm and flexible
  • Excellent skills to motivate people 
  • Extensive understanding and familiarity of Humanitarian sector approaches, frameworks, standards, principles, and the International Humanitarian Law  
  • A strong communicator and facilitator
  • Flexibility and readiness to travel to high-risk countries and work in challenging circumstances and under pressure 
  • Fluency in written and oral English is a prime condition; Finnish language skill is a strong asset since the work demands frequent and active presentation with Finnish emergency sector stakeholders, Finnish government, Finnish donors, and Finnish media 
  • Fluency in Swedish, French, Spanish and/or Arabic are an asset.
  • Having a wide personal network in the Emergency sector is an asset.

The position is new and permanent, with six months’ probation period, starting as soon as possible. The compensation is based on FCA Compensation System and depends on prior work experience.

Please apply by using the link no later than on Friday, 12.8.2022.  Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview on a progressive basis. 

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s largest development co-operation organization and the second biggest organization in Finland working in humanitarian aid. FCA is a founding member of the international aid alliance of churches, the ACT Alliance. We seek positive change by supporting the most vulnerable people in fragile contexts. We specialize in supporting local communities’ right to peace, livelihoods and quality education. Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.

FCA practices zero tolerance on sexual exploitation and abuse, including child abuse in all forms. FCA has zero tolerance concerning aid diversion and illegal actions and may screen applicants against international lists to ensure due diligence and compliance with Anti-money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism requirements. 

FCA is certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).