IMC Acting Response Head - Emergency Response Team (Ert) Jobs in Ethiopia
IMC Acting Response Head - Emergency Response Team (Ert) Jobs in Ethiopia
Background The conflict that started in Tigray region of Ethiopia in the beginning of November has progressively worsened leading to displacement of population and adding to the already existing needs.
The numbers of refugees seeking safety in neighboring Sudan are increasing rapidly – with over 4,000 crossing the border in just one day.
Several hundreds of people are reported displaced in Tigray fleeing conflict.
The Response Head, Emergency Response Team (ERT) will work closely with the Country Director to devise response strategy based on the available information and assessments reports.
He/she, hereafter referred to as “he”, will provide strategic leadership to the emergency team to implement contextualized emergency response plan based on the assessment reports and the available resources.
He will direct an initial assessment, outline needs and provide overall strategic leadership to the International Medical Corps team including fiduciary planning, human resource management, and develop project proposals and program designs with the support of various functions within the organization.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Strategy and Business Development
Lead the exploratory team in conducting rapid assessment in areas of concern and presenting the findings and recommendations to the senior management team in Sudan and HQ.
Prioritize programmatic needs and develop quality proposal by working closely with the country team in Sudan.
Map key areas of intervention and develop close coordination with local and international actors working in the region.
Closely follow the context and include necessary adaptations to the strategy as and when needed.
Provide strategic guidance to the implementation of IMC program
Lead work plan development and coordinate input from staff and counterparts
Oversee the implementation of the activities in the region and ensure compliance with the regulations of the government bodies.
Ensure high-quality performance and integrity standards in compliance with International Medical Corps policies and regulations
Establish systems for maintaining an overview of all staff activity
Represent International Medical Corps to Local & National Authorities, international donors, international and national NGOs.
Develop good working relationships with all stakeholders including MOH, UN and as well as local authorities and federal agencies
Liaise with appropriate departments within IMC as needed, and ensuring required reporting are submitted on time
Ensure that appropriate logistic, administrative and financial structures and procedures appropriate for program are established and / or maintained in accordance with IMC
Develop and submit program reporting on timely manners according to International Medical Corps and Donor requirement
Ensure application and compliance of security protocols and policies
Serve as the focal point for Health and Safety and will be responsible for any Risk or Security Assessments
Serve as the Safeguarding focal point
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps
Adhere to the Code of Conduct, maintain humanitarian principles and respect international humanitarian law at all times.
Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those
who report to you have sufficient
Knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and
International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the
Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children.
This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.
Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.
If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
Medical Doctor, Disaster Management of Public Health Degree/Masters.
Typically, a Master’s degree in Disaster management or Public Health, Medical Doctor preferred. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.**
10+ years of relevant and progressive experience in development or humanitarian emergency response field, with increasing responsibilities including at least 5 years in similar management position in an INGO environment
Project management experience in a developing country or similar context including responsibility for budget control, strategy, human resources and planning
Pedagogical Skills are an asset
Experience in effectively dealing with hospital management and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, and government officials
Proven capabilities in leadership
Commitment to Humanitarian Principles
Result and quality orientation
Teamwork and Cooperation
Excellent self-motivation skills
Ability to relate to and motivate staff effectively
Ability to work with a broad range of people
Ability to exercise sound judgement and make medical decisions affecting the standard of care independently
Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
Excellent decision-making skills
Skills and knowledge in program sustainability and capacity building, public-private partnerships and project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative methods)
Strong writing and presentation skills
Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical information in the English language
Fluency in written and spoken English is required; fluency in Spanish, French or, Arabic is desirable
Ability to travel, and live in remote area and insecure location
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; IMC Acting Response Head - Emergency Response Team (Ert) Jobs in Ethiopia
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