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12 Jul 2018

Emergency Response Coordinator

Job Description


SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages including SOS Children’s Villages Somalia Association is affiliated. SOS Children’s Villages Somalia has officially been working in Somalia since 1985. SOS is currently working in 134 countries worldwide. We are committed to the welfare of children – often throughout the whole of their childhood, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect. We also run education and health facilities. With the SOS Children’s Village concept, the organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. SOS Children’s Villages upholds child protection policy and our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse. SOS Currently working in Banadir and Bay Regoins, we expend our services to Bakool Region.

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the position of Emergency Response Coordinator.

Job Title: Emergency Response Coordinator

Location: Mogadishu

Job Summary:

SOS Children’s Villages Somalia has been responding to Emergencies in Somalia by engaging in Banadir and Bay regions and by carrying out the following lifesaving activities: nutrition, emergency health care, NFI, child protection, water & sanitation, resilience building & disaster preparedness, contingency planning (relief food assistance). For the effective and successful coordination & management of the different relief activities from an operational and programmatic perspective, The SOS Children’s Villages Somalia National Office is looking for a competent and able Emergency Response Coordinator that meets the requirements stated bellow with one year contract with the possibility of extension.

Report to: National PD Manager

Key Area of responsibility:

  • Manages staff in specialist disciplines, often from a distance, or project management, including leading a small team in own area.
  • Manages the first steps in the response to an emergency, understanding the implications of a humanitarian response in this midst of the conflict.
  • Identifies, proposes, monitors and evaluates projects that will normally be implemented by staff and partners, in alignment with national or regional Programme Implementation plans.
  • Networks intensively with partners, regional leads and local government authorities
  • Systematizes lessons learnt and shares them with relevant parties.
  • Ensures programme quality, in particular gender mainstreaming, impact assessment, and rights approach
  • To lead a local team of professional staff and assess the extent of the humanitarian needs (with particular emphasis on public health, water and sanitation and food security) caused during the current floods emergency in Somalia.
  • To coordinate activities with local organisations (NGOs, UN agencies and authorities).
  • To provide technical support, where required, to existing local partners and institutions in emergency programming.
  • To integrate gender analysis into programme plans and implementation.
  • To ensure security of staff, partners and communities linked with emergency operations.
  • To coordinate with local partners and other agencies, advise and make necessary recommendations to the Coordinators and the project teams.
  • Ensure all agreed administrative and financial procedures are followed and maintained by implementing partners to ensure programme quality
  • Guarantee project quality and time schedule throughout close and horizontal coordination with implementing partners.
  • To represent organisation in meetings with government or other NGOs whenever requested.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in Disaster Management or Development Studies, Social Sciences, International Relations or equivalent working experience
  • Experience or education in one of the following fields is an asset: child protection in emergencies, health, nutrition, WASH
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in humanitarian aid and/or development work in multi-cluster INGOs

Child Safeguarding Policy: SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email

Closing date is 24th July 2018.

Competent Female candidates are encourage to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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