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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator Job at BRAC International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator

Jobs at:
BRAC International

Deadline of this Job:
17th January 2018

Duty Station:

BRAC International is one of the world’s largest Non-Governmental Development Organizations, working in a number of countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation Programs, is registered in Uganda as BRAC Uganda. The organization implements integrated development approach combining Education, Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment and Microfinance.
Job Summary: The Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator will 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-
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design emergency preparedness and response SOP, plan, guideline and framework for country programme considering BRAC International plan, strategies, focus and humanitarian standards & principles.
  • Carry out 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.
  • Build 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
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the BRAC International Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator should hold a Graduate/Master’s Degree in Social Science/ Development Studies / Disaster Management/ Geography and Environment or other comparative university degree.
  • Three years of relevant experience in Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Reduction of NGOs/development sectors.
  • Previous 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.
  • 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;
  • Ability to access and analyse key issues in the humanitarian situation and formulate actions around them;
  • Experience in ensuring 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;
  • Proven ability to collaborate with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
  • Experience in the development of an organisational response based on an understanding of the contexts;
  • Skilled in undertaking 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
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should email their updated CVs with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 50/17 in the subject bar.