The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a national humanitarian & development organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, tasked to serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Applications from suitably qualified persons are being invited for the position of Emergency Director.

Job Title: Emergency Director
Department: Emergency Unit
Reporting Line: Country Director
Job Purpose: The Emergency Director leads the Emergency Management Unit (EMU) in the development, review and implementation and management of ADRA’s emergency strategy in relation to the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and ReHope, observance of humanitarian standards (including Do No Harm, CHS, SPHERE, etc) and ADRA emergency policies, guidelines/protocols, disaster response and preparedness strategy

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Chairs the Emergency Management Unit (EMU) and provides regular reports to the Country Director & ADCOM on the work accomplished
  • Leads the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the emergency strategic plan
  • Leads the development, revision and communication of emergency policies, guidelines and protocols
  • Leads the planning, monitoring and reporting of the unit operational plan
  • Coordinates the development and monitoring of the emergency projects
  • Supervises the development and implementation of the emergency preparedness strategy (NEMP, training of volunteers, prepositioning)
  • Lead ADRA’s response and coordination in mega-disasters by organizing and developing response strategies, deploying ERTs and supporting the development of ADRA network proposals
  • Actively participates in the promotion of ADRA work in emergency and the fundraising for emergency responses by ensuring that regular Sitreps, photos and human-interest stories are regularly communicated to the relevant offices
  • Leads the establishment of learning and knowledge management approaches that support coordination and disaster preparedness
  • Represents ADRA at relevant forums and meetings with partners (such as government agencies, donor offices, academic institutions, other development organizations)
  • Develop relationships with potential donors such as ECHO, OCHA, UNHCR, WFP, OFDA, JICA, USAID, etc., with the objective of seeking more funding and opportunities of interventions
  • Supervises the material acquisitions for emergency projects, ensuring that it is done in compliance with ADRA’s Procurement Policy
  • Supervises and assists the project managers with the negotiation of partnerships with technical organizations ready to collaborate with ADRA in case of a disaster (WASH, health, shelter, etc)
  • Monitor staff compliance with security and safety plan
  • Monitor projects on a regular basis and monitoring reports are shared with project managers and the Country Director. Areas for improvement will be considered and followed-up
  • Take primary responsibility for the development and quality control of emergency/humanitarian proposals
  • Work with the Finance Director to monitor project actual expenditure against what is budgeted
  • Ensure donor progress and financial reports are submitted according to the submission schedule
  • Provide strategic leadership and develop a long-term vision for ADRA’s Humanitarian Program
  • Other duties as assigned by the Country Director

Required Experience and Qualification

  • Master’s degree in emergency management, international development, business, economics or related field or equivalent combination of formal education/training and experience
  • Specialized courses in Emergency Management and Humanitarian Response
  • Experience in the planning & implementation of emergency projects with thorough knowledge of controls & compliance.
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience working with international NGOs, multilateral or private sector institution in emergency management
  • Significant cross-cultural experience and Second language desirable
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to deal with multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and respond to sensitive issues using tact and diplomacy
  • Analytical with excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to review a variety of reports and to formulate appropriate actions
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and must have the ability to travel on a short notice
  • Candidate must be a skilled strategic thinker and performance management is driven

All qualified and interested candidates who are below 60 years should submit their applications online not later than 6th May 2019.