Emergency Response Manager

Tearfund, Mozambique

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject ManagementProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th June, 2019


Job Description

Are you a humanitarian who likes to build local capacity for disaster responses? Have you worked with first responders such as the church, and been involved in building their capacity? You might be who Tearfund is looking for to fill this role.

Tearfund is currently recruiting for an experienced Emergency Response Manager who is able to join the team to build the effectiveness of Tearfund and partner staff in response to the Cyclone Idai crisis. The individual will bring a wealth of experience and learning from previous disaster response and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of environmental and economic priorities in both development and humanitarian contexts.

Building effective humanitarian response capacity

Your major focus will be working closely with our Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe team to improve the humanitarian response capacity of our Tearfund partners and staff. This will involve capacity assessments and providing training and accompaniment to partners.

Deployment to support responses: The role will involve supporting partners in the crisis, undertaking assessments, guiding and advising partners, helping to develop project design, support monitoring and reporting and developing preparedness and contingency plants

Contributing to learning: You will make a valuable contribution to Tearfund's learning culture, participating in evaluations, coordinating and facilitating leaning review, ensuring learning on humanitarian good practice is disseminated and applied.

Regional representation: Your role will also include representation to external networks and humanitarian funding (donors) sources, INGO/NGO coordination groups and providing support in developing partner consortium's.

You will be:

  • Educated to degree-level or equivalent and have proven and substantive field-based experience in a disaster management.
  • A strong team player, able to influence and bring others along with you in critical settings.
  • Accustomed to working unsupervised and responding to tight deadlines.

You will have:

  • A thorough understanding of relevant good practice codes and standards.
  • Strong creative capacity building and training skills.
  • Previous experience of working with partners on disaster response and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Proven ability in disaster response management including: project cycle management, capacity building, training skills, planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Applicants require strong English language skills (written and spoken) with an additional preference for a working knowledge of the Portuguese language.

All applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs and must have the right to live and work in Mozambique. The recruitment process includes specific checks related to safeguarding issues.


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