Ethiopian Red Cross Society Emergency Operation and information Centre Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Red Cross Society Emergency Operation and information Centre Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

About the Ethiopian Red Cross Society

  • The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) was established in 1935 and is one of the oldest and largest humanitarian organizations in Ethiopia.

  • ERCS provides services to communities affected by natural and manmade disasters through the provision of emergency responses, ambulance and first aid, family reunification, essential drugs, water and sanitation, and other humanitarian services.

  • ERCS also runs disaster risk reduction programs with the aim of creating resilience households and communities.

    Key Duties and responsibilities

  • Overall management of the Emergency Operation Centre of ERCS both at ERCS HQ and Amhara Region in close coordination and collaboration with ICT services , GIS Coordinator and M&E Unit of ERCS.

  • Overall responsible for proper management of the HF radio system including installation and maintenance with ICT staffs of ERCS.

  • Improve the information and project management practices of ERCS by providing timely and quality information on projects implementation status to the management of ERCS.

  • Ensure that the National Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) is used as information hub between the branches and ERCS HQ to inform timely and quality decision.

  • Ensure that the EOC centers are used as a database for ERCS (all projects of ERCS, baseline, evaluation, monitoring reports).

  • Regularly updated volunteers, members, BDRTs, NDRTs roaster on EOC system and regularly updated resource mapping ERCS

  • Collecting risk and disaster data on regular basis (from global, regional, national and local sources), analyse them, and generate a regular report that will inform decisions and project/programme development at various levels using power BI and other available platforms

  • Develop forms using Kobo monitoring system tools agreed by concerned department to collect data of a particular situation and make analysis for decision makers of the national society

  • Linked
    to similar risk and information database of IFRC (such as go platform) and also reliable information hubs of relevant government Ministries, NGOs, UN Agencies.

  • Regularly generate reports and share to the management of ERCS on emerging, changing and expanding risks in the country.

  • Collect, analyse, compile and share early warning information on weather (flood and drought), pandemic and epidemics, conflict etc. Link with Climate Centre, ICPAC, IGAD, NMA, AU, EPHI etc.

  • Responsible for volunteers working in the EOC and in the HF radio communication.

  • Set up various analysis (e.g. social media in conflict reporting, pandemic and epidemic early warning systems) in portals at the EOC to be accessible to all ERCS staff.

  • Embedding and ensuring a smooth run of community feedback and complaint mechanism within the EOC system.

  • Responsible for the proper management of the EOC according to approved operational descriptions and budgets.

  • Prepare annual plan and budget for the EOC and HF radio operations of ERCS and prepare annual narrative and financial report on the EOC and HF radio operation.

    Job Requirements


  • At least first degree in information management, statistics, GIS and relevant field

  • Experience (least five years) in risk information management, statistical analysis, risk analysis, risk database, remote sensing (preferably in disaster context, statistical analysis, digital risk analysis, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills is an advantage;

  • Practical knowledge of computer skills (data analysis, GIS);

  • Ability to work in a challenging environment with a minimum supervision and meeting deadlines without compromising qualities

  • Fluency in spoken and written English;

  • Willing to abide by and respect Red Cross/Red Crescent Principles and Values

  • Understanding of and commitment to ERCS mission, values, strategies and programming approaches

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Ethiopian Red Cross Society Emergency Operation and information Centre Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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