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Emergency Response Team Leader

Published on 07.01.2021


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NRC is present in six regions (Tigray, Oromia, SNNP, Benishangual Gumuz, Gambella, Somali region) and one city (Addis Ababa) in Ethiopia. We... read more

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Position : Emergency Response Team Leader

Job Title:   Emergency Response Team Leader

Reporting to: Emergency Response Manager

Supervision of: None

Job Based at:  Addis Ababa

Required Number: 3 (Three)

 All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s values. To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable are attitudes and believes that shall guide our actions and relationships.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and provides assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, information counseling and legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

Role and responsibilities

The Emergency Response Team Leader will provide and surge capabilities to support the overall planning and implementation of the emergency response and disaster risk reduction ambitions of the Ethiopia Country Programme. She/he will contribute to the delivery of the emergency preparedness and response ambitions of Ethiopia country programme in a timely, efficient, effective and coherent manner.

She/he will be required to support the implementation of the emergency response project at field level, including providing advice, analytics and contributions to multi-sectoral emergency response operations at all level to ensure effective response.

Generic responsibilities:

The following are key generic responsibilities:

  • Strengthen current and establish new emergency response activities and rapid response in Ethiopia
  • Initiate rapid responses with a strong protection lens and ensuring beneficiary feedback mechanisms is set up 
  • Ensure the adoption of humanitarian standards and cluster guidelines
  • Contribute to emergency project proposals, reports and technical and financial documentation for submission to donors, internal and other external requirements
  • Maintain an overview of the national context with a view to the strategic development of new projects.
  • Continuously monitor and analyze potential emergency situations and lead RRT in conducting assessments of hard to reach areas with a view to implement emergency response
  • Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against project objectives are conducted

Specific responsibilities

The basic specific responsibilities are as follow:

  • Deployment to Area Offices and other locations affected by crisis in Ethiopia to assist in rapid emergency response.
  • Coordinate with government authorities, UN agencies, donors, INGOs and NGOs
  • Support in the forecast and monitoring the implementation of minimum/ enhanced preparedness, early action, and emergency response.
  • Support in the preparation of project-based emergency response plans, including work plan, budget revisions and requests for resources, staffing, etc
  • Support in the management of accurate and timely emergency information and reporting to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to a wide range of stakeholders.
Required profile for job ad : Emergency Response Team Leader
  • University degree in International Affairs, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or Diploma with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience from working with disaster management in a humanitarian/ recovery context.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
Job criteria for job ad : Emergency Response Team Leader
Job category :
Health and social professions
Industries :
Associative activities
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Addis Ababa - Afar - Amhara - Awasa - Benishangul-Gumuz - Dire Dawa - Gambela - Harari - Oromiya - Somali - Tigray
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Spoken language :
Number of Position(s) : 3

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