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Humanitarian Coordinator
CARE International in Sudan

CARE Internationl is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE International  in Sudan is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.  We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.

 

Photo: Youth training session in Kass, South Darfur @CARE


 Division: People & culture
 Section/Unit: Programs Department
 Grade Level: Grade F - Salary $1,143 - $1,658
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 04 Dec 2021

 
 Background:

Job Summary
In a brief paragraph, state the position’s overall purpose or objective, highlighting the general functions for which the position is responsible. Why
does the position exist and what must it accomplish. IMPORTANT: This section, along with the “Qualifications” section will appear in the CARE
Career Site and outside job posting sites, so please describe fully.

The overall purpose of this role is to ensure that CARE Sudan’s humanitarian and recovery programs are of high quality in all aspects, including humanitarian standards, efficiency, effectiveness, compliance and impact. The Humanitarian Coordinator is responsible for the supervision of CARE’s emergency preparedness and response activities and providing leadership in all emergency programming efforts.

The Humanitarian Coordinator will have an excellent understanding of humanitarian standards and principles, and have extensive experience in working in complex emergency environments. The post holder will have demonstrated experience in developing and managing multi-sectoral humanitarian programs with multiple donors, including proven experience in establishing inter-agency collaboration mechanisms and managing a multi-disciplinary team.

The incumbent will report to the Deputy Country Director - Programs and works closely with Emergency Program Managers and sectoral leads. This is initially a one year position and requires travel up to 30% of time. The position is based in Khartoum.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Describe the major responsibilities, principal tasks, competencies and end results for which the position is accountable (limit responsibilities to
five). Include WHY it is done and the impact to the organization. List the responsibilities in the order of importance and state the percentage of
time the employee spends on each responsibility during a typical year.

 

Emergency preparedness & strategy development

• Providing leadership, vision and strategic direction to CARE's programming in humanitarian and recovery portfolio.
• Lead on developing and updating the Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) for the country office, and ensure smooth implementation and achievement of objectives.
• Update regularly the CARE Sudan EPP and contingency plans.
• Lead on setting up a CO Emergency Response Team (ERT) for sudden onset emergencies, framework agreement with partners and vendors, training and preparing ERT members, managing pre-stocks and other preparedness activities.
• Lead on development of response strategies for new emergency responses, and ensures executing the response strategy for all aspects of CARE's humanitarian and recovery programming.  
• Positioning CARE as a leading humanitarian organization in Sudan in terms of partnership, quality and accountability, with a clear gender focus.
 • Lead on organising the execution of emergency assessments, and ensure from there implementation and strategies are developed.
• Assist the Deputy Country Director - Programs and Funding and Reporting Coordintaor in securing donor funding for the emergency response strategy and support project design and proposal preparations for institutional and multilateral funding.

 

Emergency Response & Management

• Act as emergency response manager in times of acute crises and ensures initial set-up of CARE's emergency responses.
• Oversees the humanitarian project portfolio, overall responsibility for a coordinated and planned implementation.
• Line manages Emergency Program managers and sector leads for ongoing responses.
• Maintain ongoing surveillance of the evolving humanitarian emergency situation and adjust activities accordingly.
• Ensure adequate monitoring, reporting and acquittal of emergency activities in accordance with the CARE International emergency toolkit and protocols.
• Ensure emergency activities are carried out in accordance with the Sphere Minimum Standards and Humanitarian Charter in disaster response.
* Monitor project implementation against contractual requirements, including through regular field visits to ensure timely and appropriate delivery of project inputs/outputs/outcomes.
*Ensure that gender equality is integrated into all aspects of emergency response and preparedness activities and operations.
*Ensure the emergency portfolio adheres to relevant CARE policies and procedures, its alignment with the CARE humanitarian and emergency strategy, and its  alignment with the country office programming.
• Ensure the Senior Management Team is kept informed about assessment progress, emergency response implementation and strategies, project plans, progress reports, and other significant developments

 

Technical support and capacity building

*Provide technical assistance acroos our humanitarian protfolio, particularly in FSL, and support and mentoring to project and partner staff as required.
*Assist staff with reporting, donor compliance, adherence to quality standards and capacity building.
*In down-time, develop and implement a capacity building plan aimed at regularly training and supporting CARE staff members in humanitarian programming ,and where possible, partners as appropriate.

 

 EXTERNAL COORDINATION

• Draft regular situation reports and human interest stories to share with wider CARE International members
• Represent CARE in national and international Emergency Preparedness and Response coordination mechanisms such as within the different clusters
• Actively participate in inter-agency coordination meetings and other relevant forums both at Khartoum and field levels as required
• In coordination with the Deputy Country Director-Programs, pro-actively liaise with donors to identify funding opportunities
• Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with other NGOs, UN agencies, host government, bilateral and multilateral donors, and other principle stakeholders
• Liaise regularly with the emergency coordinators of other in-country INGOs and UN bodies, to maintain high standards of operational and strategic effectiveness
• Ensure that CARE International Members are aware of humanitarian developments and CARE’s response to them.
*Build effective and fruitful partnerships with local implementing partners based on CARE's partnership principles.

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES AS ASSIGNED

* Perform other duties as assigned by the the supervisor
* Be aware of the CIS Safety and Security Management Plan (SSMP) and comply with it at all times
* Be aware of CARE’s commitments to Gender and Diversity, PSEA and strive to uphold them


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifications (Know How)
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expectations for job performance. Also include the education, experience, and skills desired for the position.

Education / Training
E.g. high school diploma; college degree (specify major/minor); specialty (ex. Accounting). Include the following phrase when possible:
“or equivalent combination of education and work experience.”

Required:
• Significant experience in humanitarian relief, managing large portfolios in complex environments
• Managerial experience, including complex portfolios and multi-million dollar budgets
• Experience in complex decision making and leading a multi-disciplinary, multi national team under difficult circumstances.
• Good knowledge of WASH, Health, Nutrition and Portection porgramming.
• Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.
• Proven experience of successful resource mobilization, coordination, organizational positioning.
• Strong project cycle management skills: assessments, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and strategic planning skills.
• Strong background in FSL programming in humanitarian contexts

Desired:
* People culture and team building competencies
 

Experience/Technical Skills
Number of months/ years of previous professional experience in a similar position.
Examples: languages; planning; budgeting; word-processing, basic accounting; advanced written communications; presentations; fundraising;
training/facilitation, etc.

Required
• Have excellent analytical, problem solving and strategic planning skills.
• Be experienced in project design, planning, proposal writing and project reporting.
• Have excellent team work skills and the ability build good relations both internally and externally.
• Have experience of staff management, training and briefing.
• Have excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Experience working as part of a team.
• Evidence of strong analytic skills.
• Computer literacy, including facility with Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office applications.
• High level of analytical and interpretative problem solving.  
• Ability to develop and implement solutions independently.
• Have practical field experience in the application of SPHERE standards.
• Be familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, People in Aid, and other regulatory Codes


 


 

 

 

 








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