Overview of Assessment Findings
Lausanne, 08 March 2017 – Tropical cyclone Enawo made landfall yesterday, Tuesday 7 March in Ampahana, on the northeastern coast of Madagascar, resulting in significant wind damage and flooding. Prior to landfall, the storm’s winds strengthened and reached 200km/h to 250km/h, making this one of the strongest storms to hit Madagascar in the last five years.
The eye of the storm passed through the districts of Maroantsetra and Mananara-Nord, among others, where so far four people have been killed.
Lausanne, 21 February 2017 – East Africa, and in particular the Horn of Africa, has been in a state of crisis for a good part of the 21st century. However, the UN’s official announcement yesterday declaring a state of famine in several areas of South Sudan underlines the extreme severity of the humanitarian situation.
Medair has been active in East Africa for the past 23 years, delivering critical and emergency health and nutrition aid to South Sudan and Somalia.
The Emergency: When a crop infestation destroyed the harvest of many farmers in the Central Highlands, thousands of families were left with little to no food stored for winter. Without immediate action, their livelihoods and lives were at risk. The Mission: Travel to extremely remote mountainous areas to reach vulnerable families with aid before the winter snow makes the roads impassable. Katherine, a relief worker with Medair in Afghanistan, shares her experience…
Early November 2016
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Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and evaluation of all aspects of the Medair projects, the Project Coordinator also plays a key role in liaison with local authorities and other relevant stakeholders, team leadership and security.
Oversee the financial and HR activities of the programme. Responsible for the accounting functions required and provide accurate and timely information on the financial status of the programme to donors, HQ, field management and field teams. Organise and further develop the financial processes, managing the finance team, providing coaching and training as required. Recruit national HR staff, develop staff policy, coordinate training and general staff well-being. The Finance and HR Manager also works with field management and HQ on in-country issues for internationally recruited staff.
Manage the development and implementation of the Jordan programmes and support functions to facilitate the implementation of the country programme strategy. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and evaluation of all aspects of the programmes and support functions, the Deputy Country Director plays a key role in external representation, legal compliance and team leadership.
Based in the Global Emergency Response Team, this person needs to be available for immediate deployment for rapid response operations to provide team leadership in the field with county level coordination donors and partner organisations, designing of strategy, and ensuring overall quality of the rapid response. The Rapid Response Team Leader also serves as the main focal point to ensure effective communication with headquarters during the response.
Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the WASH and Infrastructure staff. Develop, lead, monitor, and evaluate the WASH & Infrastructure aspects of the country programme. Coordinate and network at a senior level with national and regional WASH and Infrastructure authorities and other NGOs. Lead on all WASH and Infrastructure elements of proposals and reports, providing capacity building for national and international staff. Promote best practice in the WASH and Infrastructure programmes and contribute to the overall management of the country programme.