Humanitarian Team Leader/Emergency Manager

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Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall during the night of 14 to 15 March 2019 near Beira City, Sofala Province, in central Mozambique. ACT Alliance has mobilized its global humanitarian mechanism to respond to this emergency, with a view of scaling up the capacity of its members present in-country and international members setting up humanitarian operations as necessary. Finn Church Aid and its local partner will work together in education sector response. The partners will address the education sector needs by through an integrated approach consisting of education infrastructure rehabilitation, support to teachers and psychosocial support to crisis affected education personnel and learners. 

The Humanitarian Team Leader/Emergency Manager is responsible for the quality and effectiveness of FCA’s emergency response within his/her designated area of responsibility. He/she is responsible and accountable for assessing, developing, planning, coordinating education sector focused emergency activities according to plans and leading the FCA team.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Coordinate and liaise with UN and IASC Cluster System, local government, local or international NGOs, and Donors

  • Attend and represent FCA in ACT Mozambique Forum Response Coordination meetings

  • Manage needs assessment and response analysis to understand the requirement of beneficiaries and their communities 

  • Plan and design emergency response proposal for EiE

  • Joint program and cooperation negotiations with CEDES, including MoU 

  • Overall responsibility of EiE project

  • Cooperation negotiations with other relevant ACT members, such as LWF, CoS

  • Assess potential donors and make contacts for further discussions

  • Provide situation updates and contribute to the communication materials to HO

  • Monitor and evaluate program by using efficient methodology based on international standards.

  • Management and leadership including: program, finance, human resources related to EiE response

  • Prepare situation reports and communication materials

  • Prepare and submit donor reports

Required qualifications:

  • Professional experience matching the mentioned duties and responsibilities.

  • A minimum of 3 years international humanitarian field experience.

  • Relevant educational background

  • Experience with EiE programs

Required technical competencies

  • Knowledge and understanding of the complexity related to emergency and IDP situations.

  • Knowledge of UN and the IASC cluster system

  • Familiarity of relevant humanitarian and sectoral standards and guidelines

  • Experience in developing project proposals and writing reports in English

  • Management experience in difficult context- including staff management, budget holding responsibility and operations/project responsibility

  • Proficiency in one (preferable two) languages. English is obligatory, while Portuguese or Spanish is an advantage.                   

Required behavioural competencies:

  • Strong management and leadership skills in humanitarian response

  • Strong organisational and problem solving skills with analytic approach

  • Ability to integrate and work well with multicultural team

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Place of deployment: Beira, Sofala Province, Mozambique, with in-country travel to project areas. Due to the nature of the deployment, this is a non-family position.

The fixed term contract will be made until 31st December 2019 with a probation period of four months. The compensation is based on FCA Compensation System and depends on prior work experience. 

For further information please contact FCA Humanitarian Deployment Manager Anu Riikonen, email: anu.riikonen@kua.fi. 

Please apply by using the link no later than on 15th May 2019. Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview on a progressive basis. As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your availability and suitability against the criteria mentioned above.

Finn Church Aid (FCA) is Finland’s largest organization for development cooperation and second largest provider of humanitarian assistance. FCA is a founding member of the international aid alliance of churches, 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.

FCA practices zero tolerance against any kind of abuse. FCA’s Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding Policy applies to all FCA staff.

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