Action Against Hunger USA Consultancy for Emergency Response Jobs in Kenya

Action Against Hunger USA Consultancy for Emergency Response Jobs in Kenya


  • Action Against Hunger-Horn and Eastern Africa (HEARO) is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger Horn and Eastern Africa is an independent NGO, currently managing operations in Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda. Action against Hunger-USA has over $70 million in programs, and approximately 2000 staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is expected.

    Background of the Assignment

  • The Horn and Eastern Africa has and continues to experience significant levels of emergencies related to various issues because of climate change, conflict, and failed rainfall performance amongst others.

  • During this period, while the need of developmental programming is crucial, a dual/triad response to emergency is critical. As we continue to respond to the emergencies, and in the spirit of continuous improvement and learning, we seek a skilled person to work closely with the technical teams within the organization to:

  • Enhance effective and efficient systems and structures that promotes principled emergency preparedness and response in the Horn and Eastern Africa region.

  • Enhance emergency preparedness and response capacity of country teams in the Horn and Eastern Africa.

    Responsibilities for the Technical Consultant:

  • Objective 1: Set up the minimum operation emergency hand book & standards


  • Identification of emergency areas & needs and requirements to support the projects.

  • Identify and prioritize natural and manmade humanitarian risks in the Horn and East Africa region.

  • List down predefined early action and emergency responses in respective sectors.

  • As per the humanitarian risks identified in bullet #2, develop a minimum preparedness action for leadership, program (including MEAL) and administrative staffs

  • Review the current emergency handbook, standards and procedures and develop AAH emergency manual with emergency protocols, procedures and minimum standards well stipulated.

  • Review other best international humanitarian partners lessons learnt on EPRP

  • Develop a framework for establishing Emergency Response Team in each county.

  • Review the best Information management System (IMS) system and adapt to HEARO and country missions

  • Provide a system/framework where country’s ERTs will analyze primary and secondary data for effective decision-making and sectoral response.

    Objective 2: Capacity Building:


  • Review and assess staff capacity on EPRP.

  • Develop emergency response training catalogue including pedagogic support structure

  • Support the development of training itineraries around HEARO Countries

  • Develop the tools and know-how to ensure that emergencies team performs the minimum emergencies follow-up and reporting:

  • Develop guidelines/bridge versions
    of humanitarian principles, Sphere handbook, Sendai Framework, Core humanitarian standards and the grand bargain on humanitarian action.


  • Inception report highlighting the detail methodology for the work, work plan and a table of content for the final report, submitted by consultant

  • Report on of the consultations, fieldwork analysis and recommendations submitted by consultant

  • HEARO Emergency Response Handbook with clear protocols, procedures, standards, emergency management and coordination, sectoral response and reflection processes.

  • Framework for establishing Emergency Response Team

  • Capacity assessment report and training plan

    Qualifications and Competencies:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in social studies, humanitarian studies, Business, or another related field with more than 10 years’ experience in emergency response

  • Master in Humanitarian Studies or similar an asset.

    Technical specific knowledge:

  • Practical experience on emergency planning, response, management and coordination and coordination within the field of multi-sectoral response, supply chain management logistics, procurement in emergency, fleet/transport management in emergency, assets, security and facilities management.

  • Advanced knowledge of donor’s guidelines and procedures related to emergency planning & response.

  • Proven ability in document design, translating analysis and evaluation into operational process.

  • Proven experience in one or more of Horn and Eastern Africa Countries

  • Excellent team management skills, good listener, high communication skills

    Previous experience (years):

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in field program emergency & logistics coordination and security management in a Humanitarian Aid organization

    Organization knowledge:

  • Desirable previous working experience with Action Against Hunger or INGO

  • Knowledge on emergency development policy is an asset.

  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian architecture, of international standards, guidelines


  • Fluent in English, Kiswahili and basic knowledge of French encouraged.

    How to Apply

  • Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Please submit your CV and a strong justification for your application including a sample of a similar work previous undertaken.

  • Please include the financial proposal for undertaking the assignment, one supporting document (four pages max) outlining core competencies in line with the assignment, the proposed methodology of work including a detailed work plan, and financial expectations.

  • Applications must be received on or before 17th June 2022 to E-Mail:

  • with subject header ''Emergency Response Consultancy''.

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