Emergency Coordinator, Burkina Faso
Position Title: Emergency Coordinator
Job Type: Regular, full time
Job Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Reports to: Head of Programming, Burkina Faso
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS' relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
Summary of the position:
The Emergency Coordinator (EC) will participate in the development of new proposals for humanitarian projects and ensure project launch by providing daily technical supervision to the teams responsible for its implementation on the ground. By ensuring that systems and processes are in place to allow for the implementation of activities of quality, the EC will contribute to advancing the work of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Burkina Faso to best serve the poorest and most vulnerable in the country.
Responsibilities of the position:
- In close collaboration with the CP management team and regional and HQ-based technical advisors specialized in the emergency, manage the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all activities in emergency response and rehabilitation provided in the country in line with the quality standards of the CRS, the requirements of the donors and the fundamental humanitarian principles.
- Ensure that the activities of the program are implemented in an integrated manner with other programs in the CP to ensure the safety and security of staff and optimize the impact of CRS projects on the beneficiary communities
- Ensure the recruitment, coaching, capacity-building and monitoring of staff that are engaged in the emergency and rehabilitation programs while strengthening the cohesion of teams and in ensuring the well-being of each staff member.
- Ensure the management of MEAL in emergency programs, including the regular organization of MEAL reviews to document good practices and lessons learned from the implementation of emergency activities in the country, in order to contribute to the learning process of the organization
- Ensure the liaison with other humanitarian partners, UN, community, and government, and represent CRS in the coordination meetings, cluster and technical working groups, in order to avoid the duplication of activities, to develop synergies between partners and to identify opportunities for growth for the organization
- Ensure coordination and communication with the donors of the emergency projects implemented in country, including overseeing the drafting of quarterly and annual project reports
- Serve as the emergency focal point responsible for the development of new proposals for humanitarian projects for the CP
- Identify the needs for partner capacity and contribute to organizing training courses
- Ensure the proper management of financial resources of emergency programs implemented in country, and that financial management follows donor requirements.
Training, experience and abilities required
Studies and Experience
- Master's in international development, international relations or other relevant area
- Minimum 5 years of professional experience on the ground in at least a management position of Programs/projects within an international NGO
- Experience of 3 years on emergency humanitarian activities preferable
- Solid knowledge of the mechanisms and standards of emergency
- Proven ability to represent the Organization in coordination meetings with donors, local government, the United Nations and other international NGOS.
- Ability to develop proposals for emergency projects. Good knowledge of the policies, procedures and priorities of USAID, DFID, ECHO, agencies of the United Nations and of Caritas desired.
- Experience in the management of teams and partners (including strengthening of their capabilities)
- Experience in the use of MS Windows and software MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), applications of Online Conference and of the information management systems.
- Strong strategic and analytical skills to take relevant decisions and to offer innovative solutions in a context where the desired information is not always available
- Solid Interpersonal skills. Ability to develop relationships with people of all levels, internal as well as external, and to work in a multicultural environment.
- Ability to work long hours in a dynamic and sometimes stressful environment and pursue multiple priorities in order to meet a timetable of tight deadlines.
- Ability to live in an environment where the usual comforts are not easily accessible and namely to reconcile work and personal life despite the limited supply of leisure
- Proactive and results-oriented
Foreign language required/desired: Excellent mastery of French and English, spoken and written
Travel necessary 30%
The main labor relations:
Supervision: A team of two officers on the Emergency Response Program
Internal: Country Representative, Head of Programs, Technical Advisors in the Humanitarian Response Department, Business Development Specialist
External: Other actors, international and local NGOs, governmental structures and community leaders
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
- Continuous Improvement & Innovation
- Builds Relationships
- Develops Talent
- Strategic Mindset
- Accountability & Stewardship
What we offer
CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.
****Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS' processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.*
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.