New Job Vacancy at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Tanzania – Regional Emergency Coordinator

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Regional Emergency Coordinator
Contract type: Expatriate or national contract
Location: Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Djibouti ville, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Goma, Kampala or Mogadishu with frequent travel within East Africa and Great Lakes Region
Department/Country: East Africa and Great Lakes Region

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental
organization that provides assistance and promotes durable solutions for
refugees and internally displaced people, on the basis of humanitarian
principles and human rights.

Overall purpose of the role:
The Regional Emergency
Coordinator (REC) assists in the development and strengthening of
emergency preparedness and response within the region through the
provision of technical support and quality assurance to all emergency
programmes within the East Africa and Great Lakes (EAGL) region on a
need and request basis. The role envisions the provision of technical
support and quality assurance through analysis of regional crises and
needs within the region, facilitation and roll out of country emergency
preparedness and response plans (EPRPs), delivery of multi-subject
trainings. In addition, the REC is tasked of developing SoPs and
policies for multi-sector responses also through cash and vouchers
modalities (CVA), strategy development for emergency response/recovery
including undertaking country needs assessments when needed and to
support country offices on proposals design and advocacy-positioning
papers in collaboration with other regional coordinators. The REC, may,
on temporary basis, be given overall responsibility for a specific DRC
humanitarian response within the region.


The responsibilities listed in the Advertisement are not exhaustive and
may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in
line with the overall purpose of the role:
Emergency Preparedness, Response and Monitoring

  • Facilitate
    the Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning (EPRP) process of
    country teams, supporting the country program with the finalization,
    feedback process, approval and recurring review processes of the EPRP
    documents as well as follow-up on progress against the execution of the
    associated Preparedness Action Plan. This also includes the facilitation
    of EPRP development or update workshop;
  • Develop a regional
    emergency preparedness perspective through analyzing the regional EPRPs
    and identifying hazards and threats that could affect neighboring
    countries. Lead on the development and maintenance of a regional
    emergency-risk monitoring and preparedness tool. Where required, the REC
    will also advance a regional approach to risk reduction and/or
    resilience in coordination and collaboration with other Regional
    Coordinators and enable the streamlining and/or implementation of that
    approach in existing country operations and programs;
  • Provides
    policy and program advice related to emergencies, including on
    management related issues. Provides direction and guidance to country
    offices in the implementation of emergency preparedness measures, which
    strengthens preparedness and response mechanisms in the country faced
    with impending emergencies;
  • Support the speedy setup of an
    emergency response through reviewing proposals for funding requests from
    DRC HQ’s Emergency Units. Assist country teams in liaising with DRC’s
    Emergency Unit on specific support for country-led emergency responses;
  • Support
    the conduct of Real-Time Evaluations (RTE) for country-led responses
    and ensure that lessons learned from the RTE are actively fed back into
    the preparedness process;

Capacity Development and Strengthening

  • Support
    the continuous assessment of emergency response capacity and competency
    needs and facilitate/assist in the development of competency building
    tools and training resources in addition to providing emergency response
    training to countries as required/identified;
  • In close
    coordination and collaboration with the Regional Head of Finance and
    Admin and the Regional Logistics and Procurement Manager, provide
    support and training with respect to procurement, supply chain and asset
    management in emergency operations;
  • In coordination with HR,
    lead the roll out of the EAGL’s Regional Surge Roster also in
    collaboration with other relevant Regional Coordinators and support
    further updates and adjustments of relevant policies and SoPs as
  • Support all countries to conduct Annual Integrated
    Emergency Response Needs Assessments or undertake needs assessments in
    the case of new emergencies/projects/programmes as required or
  • Collaborate with other relevant colleagues at both
    country and regional levels to explore and pilot new response modalities
    or approaches (i.e. CVA for emergency responses);
  • Support
    existing/new operations in emergency response – assist in staff
    recruitment, setting up systems, and planning and starting activities;
  • The
    REC, may, on temporary basis, be given overall responsibility for a
    specific DRC humanitarian response within the region. In such case, the
    REC will have the overall organizational, financial and administrative
    responsibility of that particular DRC Programme, including the overall
    responsibility for security planning and implementation of security


Quality Assurance

  • Support
    country offices in the development, review and amendments of proposal
    for emergency responses. Contribute and/or lead when necessary the
    design of regional proposals in collaboration with Grant and relevant
    Regional Coordinators;
  • Provide trouble-shooting in existing operations facing bottlenecks in programme implementation;
  • Ensure countries are using and able to use correct emergency tools including monitoring and evaluation tools;
  • In
    close coordination with Regional Technical Advisors, ensure response
    activities are appropriate across all sectors and that protection is
    mainstreamed across emergency response in EAGL;
  • Ensure all
    emergency response programmes are adhering to standards and best
    practices in emergency response including HAP/CHS standards and DRC

Regional Strategy, Coordination and Representation

  • Provide
    Senior Management Team, and relevant CDs with updated information on
    ongoing/emerging humanitarian crises and needs within the East Africa
    and Great Lakes region;
  • Identification and prioritization (continuous) of geographical areas for assessment and response, both new and existing;
  • Participate
    as relevant – depending on ongoing tasks – in coordination mechanisms
    throughout the region and represent DRC as requested;
  • In close
    coordination and collaboration with the Regional Security Adviser,
    assist in assessing access possibilities to new areas, or areas with
    limited/no access, as needed;
  • Support link between CO team and HQ
    technical advisors to facilitate technical support and consistency in
    donor relations/fundraising efforts,
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About you
To be successful in this role we expect the following experience and technical competencies:

  • At
    least seven years of INGO or other agencies emergency response
    experience in insecure environments, including at least three years of
    senior management experience (programs, HR and budgets). Additional
    experience with Advisory roles an advantage;
  • University degree with advanced training or technical qualification in relevant line of work/sector
  • Extensive experience in the development, facilitation and roll out of emergency preparedness and contingency planning;
  • Relevant
    technical and management expertise/experience in the delivery of large
    multi-sectors humanitarian programming in complex settings including
    through Rapid Response Mechanisms (RRM). Technical knowledge in the
    sectors of Food Security, WASH, Shelter/NFI, Protection/CCCM and/or Cash
    & Voucher Assistance (CVA) an advantage;
  • Hands on knowledge of
    rules and regulations of key Donors along with proposal design
    experience under ECHO, OFDA, Danida, UNHCR and Humanitarian Funding
  • Strong analytical, organizational, management and leadership skills combined with critical thinking;
  • Good communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders;
  • Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team;
  • Ability and willingness to work and live in diverse, challenging and potentially unstable environments;
  • Fluent and articulate in spoken and written English. Ability to speak in French a strong asset;
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).

Moreover, in this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating
    integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and
    professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct,
    including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and

We offer
Duration: 1 Year renewable subject to Performance and Funding.
Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish
Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates; For
National staff DRC’s Terms of Employment for National staff in their
respective country as per duty station. This position is graded as
Non-Management Band F.
Start Date: 15th December 2020
Duty Station:
Position to be based in either of the following locations;
Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Djibouti ville, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Goma,
Kampala or Mogadishu with frequent travel within East Africa and Great
Lakes Region. This position is non-accompanied.
Reporting: This position reports to Deputy Regional Director.

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its
global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute
to the achievement of this framework ( All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Gender Equality:
DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels.
In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to
apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC
is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are
committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect
for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex,
disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status
or other protected characteristics.


Applicants must send a cover letter (max 1 page) and an updated CV (max 3
pages) in English. Cover letter should outline your personal motivation
for applying and your key qualifications for the position. Apply online
on our page Current Vacancies at Applications sent by
email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 26th November 2020.

to urgency to fill the position applications will be reviewed on
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DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees,
IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff
to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional
conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including
safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC
conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the
recruitment process.
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Application due: 11/26/2020.