Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator

  • Location
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 02

Position description

Key Responsibilities:

The focus of this position is to establish systems in country including capacity development to address disasters and emergency situation, effectively increase emergency response capacity building of human resources and setting up preparedness system and manage emergency responses of BRAC, local governments and communities. The main responsibilities of the position are as follows-

  • Design emergency preparedness and response SOP, plan, guideline and framework for country programme considering BRAC International plan, strategies, focus and humanitarian standards & principles;
  • Conduct country risk assessment for designing DRR and Emergency Response strategies and implementation of plans considering humanitarian standards & principles;
  • Design, promote, and facilitate capacity development of country programme, local governments, communities and schools to address emergency preparedness and response considering internationally accepted standards & principles;
  • Support team to develop emergency preparedness and responses plan for local governments, communities and schools by considering country situation/crisis and internationally accepted standards & principles;
  • Regularly monitor country safety and security situation, provide necessary emergency support and engage in post disaster need assessment considering humanitarian standards and principles;
  • Develop concept note/proposal, budget, situation reports, action plans and presentations for various donors and stakeholders by following requirements and guidelines;
  • Coordinate and follow up country programmes to ensure technical inputs by integrating DRR and Emergency Response for preparing concept notes, proposals, reports and presentations;
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative and networking partnerships with key stakeholders and community partners for resource mobilization and involvement in DRR, Emergency Response and Climate Change Adaptation activities;
  • Monitor and track the progress/milestones against planned activities;
  • Promote and facilitate BRAC International humanitarian branding at regional and global level.


Educational Requirements:

  • Graduate/Master Degree in Social Science/ Development Studies / Disaster Management/ Geography and Environment or other comparative university degree.

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Reduction of NGOs/development sectors;
  • Experience with different aspects of project management including development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and supervision of environmental experts;
  • Experience in developing proposals, budget, situation reports, action plans, brief notes and presentations.

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Able to assess and analyse key issues in the humanitarian situation and formulate actions around them;
  • Ensure efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls;
  • Establish community engagement mechanisms;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how your organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms;
  • Participate in the development of an organisational response based on an understanding of the contexts;
  • Undertake effective risk assessments with communities and partners;
  • Maintain simultaneously a broad strategic perspective and awareness of the detail of a situation;
  • Foster collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners to formalise and operationalize partnering agreements;
  • Adapt plans quickly in response to emerging situations and changing environments;
  • Actively engage in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation from an understanding of your agency’s perspective and approach;
  • Substantive technically focused experience in one or more of the following subject areas: emergency response, disaster risk management, community engagement/risk assessment with participatory skills;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to lead and gain assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavour;
  • Skills on self-awareness, cultural sensitivity, flexibility and adaptability, resilience;
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to use limited resources effectively, conducting risk analysis and applying contingency measures to adjust plans and resources effectively;
  • Multi-ethnic work environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Proven ability to collaborate with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Excellent communication skills (written, reading and spoken) in English and local language;
  • Excellent analytical and ICT skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to lead and gain assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavor.

Application instructions

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