Duty Station : Lashio Office, Northern Shan State
Reporting to : Area Manager
Supervised by : Emergency Coordinator -Preparedness and Response
Report for : No direct reports
Overall Purpose Of The Role
This a new post. The Emergency Officer-Preparedness and Response will serve as the first line responder for DRC Emergency Preparedness and Response programming in Northern Shan States in coordination with other stakeholders and partners. In this capacity, he/she will be supporter of the EPR Coordinator for developing, managing, providing technical guidance, reporting, representing the programme as well as developing the capacity of the partners, to deliver high quality programs. The EPR Officer will also be a strong communicator able to coordinate closely with the other actors and DRC departments and sectors to deliver a coherent program.
The EPR Officer will work directly with Coordinator implementing partners (NGOs and CSOs) in Northern Shan State. This will include the supervision of emergency response planning and activities, capacity development for implementing partners as well as supporting coordination efforts at a local and State level. The EPR Officer will be working closely with partners and CSOs to ensure that relief is provided in a timely manner during critical times and ensure that activities contribute to strengthening the local preparedness and support the development of locally owned emergency preparedness plans in a coordinated, timely and efficient manner.
Geographic scope: Area (Northern Shan State)
This role has an area follow up and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The role contributes to the development of area strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to base operations.
- Support the EPR coordinator in mapping potential partners who can work on Emergency Response in Northern Shan and ensure that there is an updated list of pre-vetted partners on the State level (national NGOs, CSOs, etc).
- Follow up day to day joint DRC/partners’ activities to ensure that activities are implemented in accordance with the Area Office Emergency Response Plans, project objectives and DRC/DDG guidelines and procedures.
- Support the implementing partners in carrying out the various Emergency Response activities and ensure that these activities are implemented in accordance with Emergency Response plans and the partnerships guidelines, policies and SoPs and in coordination with relevant actors in the field.
- Support the EPR coordinator to prepare and deliver trainings and ToT for partners on Emergency Response, including trainings on Emergency Response – assessments, distribution process, monitoring, documentation and reporting.
- Conduct joint Rapid Need Assessment for multi-sector which can be produced response plan.
- Prepare and ensure safe and integrated implementing emergency response activities with internal sectors and external partners as well as CSOs.
- Lead consultation with civil society, local NGOs to better understand the existing ER intervention, activities, gaps and needs to ensure that DRC activities’ planning and response are coordinated and have local ownership.
- Conduct Market Assessment and Analysis, coordinate cash voucher distribution to potential beneficiaries and work closely with Livelihood team.
- Coordinate and create the professional communication channel with local stakeholders and partners on ground implementation level.
- Support piloting a Rapid/Emergency Response Mechanisms (ERM) with CSOs for immediate provision of relief.
- Assist ER Coordinator in managing and monitoring the budgets according to DRC Financial procedures and donor requirements.
- Support the EPR coordinator for selected projects/activities, ensuring strong project cycle management that meets minimum standards.
- Provide detailed workplans for all projects/activities.
- Coordinate and collaborate with the MEAL team for PDM process and distribution formats design.
- Create and promote complaint response mechanism with MEAL team in emergency response cycle.
- Ensure quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according to standards.
- Set up emergency response and partner activities progress database.
- Continuously update project documentation and files
- Support with the oversight of the partners sub-granting/projects implementation
External coordination and representation
- Support the EPR coordinator to share relevant project information with stakeholders and NSS Emergency Response mechanisms
- Participate in relevant coordination meetings and working groups, as required for programme needs, and as requested by the line supervisor.
- Work closely with other DRC sectors to ensure a holistic approach, especially ensure a close collaboration with protection to facilitate protection mainstreaming and referrals between Livelihoods and Protection team.
Any other duties relating to the nature of the job as requested by the Manager.
Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)
- At least 2 years of experience with international humanitarian programmes, ideally in protracted displacement situations.
- At least 1 year of experience with implementing Emergency Response /DRR/CCCM activities on-the-ground in NSS displacement contexts.
- Relevant experience working in collaboration and coordination with partners and civil society/community-based organizations.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct trainings and capacity building activities on Emergency Response and human rights related topics, including coaching and mentoring of national civil society actors/staff.
- Enrich experience in participatory approaches and facilitation skills, appropriate interpersonal communication and writing skills.
- Experience in conducting consultation processes with civil society and national NGOs is an asset.
- Degree and/or master’s degree in relevant area
- Experience in participatory tools and practices.
Languages: (indicate fluency level)
- Good command of English and Myanmar. High understanding of the any of local languages will be highly considered an asset.
Key stakeholders: (internal and external)
- UN, INGOs and NGOs engaged in Emergency Response and Cluster/sector groups, NGO and CSO networks/partners.
- Camp Management Bodies
- Other DRC technical sectors/departments
- Starting date of employment: (as soon as possible).
- Salary: Competitive salary according to DRC Myanmar salary scale.
This position is open for Myanmar Nationals only. DRC strongly advocates for equal opportunity and promotes a diversified and inspiring working environment.
Applicants who meet the above-mentioned requirements should apply by submitting their applications in English (consisting of Cover Letter and CV of no more than 4 pages, including contact details of 3 professional references) and CV only applications will not be considered. Apply button.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a written test in English and a face to face interview.
- After the closing date, applications are not to be considered. Please note that due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and DRC reserves the right to initiate the recruitment process before the deadline for application.
Deadline for submission of applications: 15-Feb-2021