Emergency Response Focal Point
LOCATION: Erbil – Kurdistan
CLOSING DATE: 31/01/2018
DURATION: 3 months, renewable
SALARY RANGE: TBD
DEADLINE: January 2018, 31st
Due to critic conditions of refugees, IDPs and local communities in KRI affected by the conflict, Cesvi decided to address the emergency and intervene rapidly with a response assessment.
In this framework Cesvi is looking to expand its presence within the area, increasing its projects and donors’ portfolio, and is currently recruiting candidates to manage the start up of Cesvi emergency intervention in the Iraqi Kurdistan areas (KRI).
The Emergency Response Focal Point will be in charge to manage and develop relations with Donors and partners (national and international), promote Cesvi’ strategy and brand; identify funding opportunities and write winning proposals or negotiate new projects.
S/He will be in charge of coordinating all the writing process of a project including needs assessments, budget and field visits.
Emergency Response Focal Point will work in close coordination with the Emergency Coordinator and Desk Officer of Cesvi HQs.
The collaboration will start as soon as possible.
The main duty station will be Erbil, with frequent field missions to Dohuk and Kirkuk Governatorates.
S/he will represent Cesvi vis-à-vis Donors, partners (including Alliance 2015), stakeholders, clusters and coordination body and fora, and any other appropriate networks aiming at raise Cesvi’s profile within the country;
S/he will be in charge of maintaining an in-depth insight on donors and other stakeholders ‘strategies, activities and opportunities in-country (monitoring of calls, ect..)
S/he will support to set the strategic vision and direction of the Cesvi in KRI to serve more people with the highest quality programming possible, and secure the necessary resources to ensure its realization, expanding Cesvi activities in the country, and identifying new funding sources.
S/he will take the lead in the development, drafting and consolidation of project proposals and fundraising documents in liaison with the HQ.
S/he will mobilize relevant technical and field staff to ensure that proposals are developed in a cohesive and professional manner and in line with donor requirements, undertaking missions in the field, as necessary.
At least 3 years as expatriate in humanitarian contexts, with a background in emergency management and working experience within international non-profit organizations.
Previous experience in start-up of INGOs humanitarian interventions in emergency contexts.
Experience in project proposals submission to emergency donors (ECHO, Italian Cooperation, UN Pooled Funds, OFDA)
Proven record of success in project/funds acquisition, both from Institutional Bodies and Private sector, including development of proposals and budgets
Good organizational skills, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
Strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills
Highly flexible, team-player and motivated
Excellent knowledge of English written and spoken
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel.
Previous experience in Kurdistan
Knowledge of Italian, written and spoken
Area Manager – Somalia
Code: 03_2018 AM SOM
Duration: 3 + 9 months, renewable
Salary Range: 2800 – 3500 € gross salary
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Expiry date: 31/01/2018
Cesvi opened a coordination office in Nairobi to supervise the projects in the country and to support the staff in Somalia at an institutional level.
In Somalia, in the regions of Hiraan, Galmudug, Banadir and Lower Shabelle, Cesvi is involved in resilience, food security and livelihoods, emergency response to the current drought crisis in both urban and rural settings.
In Beletweyne (Hiraan), Cesvi is engaged in a multiyear programme aimed at building the resilience of local communities.
The Area Manager is responsible for the oversight of all Cesvi’s projects in Hiran Region, Somalia; this responsibility covers the operational/support functions (human resources, logistics, finance & administration, and staff safety) and direct programme activities including coordination, programme planning and overseeing the day-to-day operations of senior field staff. In fulfilling his/her responsibilities s/he will work with other senior managers and with the Head of Programme to ensure that the programmes are carried out in line with Cesvi’s policies and procedures.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversee implementation of the different Cesvi’s projects in Hiran Region, Somalia, including overseeing day-to-day operations of senior field staff.
Oversee programme expenditure and budgets, ensuring resources are optimally utilized and spending is in line with Cesvi financial procedures and Donor requirements. In coordination with the Country Administrator, s/he will manage the support costs shared among the projects by ensuring that the PMs respect their shares as per budget and Cost sharing table.
Delegated by the Head of Mission s/he is responsible for all general issues linked to the local and expatriate staff management; s/he ensures the correct selection, contracting and management of the local staff, according to the organization’s procedures. S/he supervises monitors and contributes to the evaluation of the expatriate staff. In cooperation with the Project Managers, s/he evaluates the necessity to train the local and expatriate staff, and reports it to the Head of Mission.
Undertake regular coordination meetings with field project staff, combined with a schedule of site visits, when and where possible, to ensure that the Area Manager is familiar with the programme activities.
The Area Manager must be familiar with the donor contracts and proposals related to their programme site. They ought to be aware of the different activities and indicators contained in the proposals and monitor progress made towards achieving those targets.
Liaise with other NGOs, local authorities and other relevant stakeholders for effective coordination, cooperation and communication for mutual understanding and acceptance of Cesvi’s mandate, activities and objectives, project progress and implementation.
Being the responsible for the final decision related with security measures to be adopted in the routine and in case of emergencies, in coordination with the CD and with Cesvi Security Manager
Brief the Head of Programs and the other Area Managers on programmes and situational context on a regular basis.
Participate proactively and contribute in coordination forums, working group and cluster meetings in coordination with Head of Programs.
Share information on Cesvi activities and intervention and promote good relations and collaboration with other actors working in the area.
Lead and manage assigned staff, contributing to their capacity building and career development.
Advanced degree required in rural development, agriculture, economics, social development or other relevant fields
Minimum 5 years overseas experience in the management and coordination of resilience programmes
Previous experience in remote control management
Previous experience of multi-sectoral response
Knowledge of main donor rules and regulations (i.e. EU – USAID – OCHA …)
Knowledge of programme expenditure and budget management
Experience in report and proposal writing
Ability to cope with stress; work under pressure often to strict deadlines.
Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally.
Sound IT skills, including Word and Excel
Excellent communication skills in English
Knowledge of East Africa context, specifically of Somalia
Prior working experience in Somalia and/or of complex emergency interventions
Experience of working in Consortia
HR management skills
Due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.