Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
NRC in the East Africa & Yemen Region prides itself on being a leader in the service of refugees, internally displaced people and displacement communities. We strive to be a rapid responder and a pioneer in Hard to Reach areas. We unlock durable solutions and make deliberate efforts towards a more sustainable impact in our programming.
We aim to deliver the best possible service through commitment to our regional hallmarks: evidence based programming; advocating for change; cash and markets-based programming; driving innovation; collaborating with other actors for greater impact; integrating our programmes to achieve synergy and maximum efficiency; and valuing staff diversity.
The Gambela region of Ethiopia is hosting approx. 400,000 refugees from South Sudan and 2019 has seen high movements of people cross border being one of the main challenges for response implementation. NRC is responding to the needs of the refugees by providing shelter, education, livelihoods and ICLA support in collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia, UNHCR and other partners.
NRC has an Area Office in Gambela, which alongside 6 other area offices fall under the Ethiopia Country programme with a country office in Addis Ababa. In total the operation has 290 staff including 9 internationals.
Gambela is a town in the eastern part of Ethiopia connected to the capital by road and daily flights. Gambela is known for its hot weather conditions and by its limited services and recreational options. The staff live in self-contained rooms in a Guesthouse/ Office and travel daily to the refugee camps.
The Programme manager is responsible for implementing integrated programmers and represent NRC at coordination forums, as delegated from Area Manager.
Education field: Administration / Organisation / Management
Education level: College / University, Bachelor's degree