Emergency Coordinator, Malawi

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 18 April 2019
  • Blantyre, Malawi
  • Closing on 16 May 2019

Job Description

Job Title: Emergency Coordinator
Department: Malawi Program Office
Reports To: Head of Programs, Malawi
Country/Location: Blantyre, Malawi

Job Summary:
The Emergency Coordinator (EC)will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Malawi emergency response and recovery programming, for both private and public resources. The EC will ensure effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming that advances Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. The EC’s knowledge and skills in emergency programming and management abilities will ensure the delivery of high-quality emergency programming that applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

Education and Experience
* Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field.
* Minimum of 5 years of field-based work experience in a program/project management position with an international NGO, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in emergency response programming.
* Strong knowledge of emergency guidelines and standards.
* Demonstrated ability to represent the organization at coordination meetings with donors, local government, UN, and other international NGOs.
* Demonstrated ability to write high-quality emergency proposals and strategy design. Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID, DFID, EU, UN agencies and other donors preferred.
* Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.
* Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID.
* Experience engaging with and building capacity of partner organizations
* MEAL skills and experience preferred
* Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
* Experience in building and motivating diverse and talented teams.
* Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Required/Desired Foreign Language

Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable)
50% travel to affected areas

MEAL Competencies:
* Track portfolio and project MEAL requirements – both CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures (MPP) and donor requirements.
* Work with MEAL staff and partner staff to implement the MPP and donor MEAL requirements applicable to your projects.
* Complete the annual MEAL procedure self-assessment for your projects and develop action plan to advance MEAL practice.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

* Integrity
* Accountability and Stewardship
* Build Relationships
* Develops Talent
* Continuous Improvement and Innovation
* Strategic Mindset

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

About the Organization

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS's Agriculture and Livelihoods team supports farming communities using our Pathway to Prosperity approach, which enables rural families to increase their productivity within sustainable landscapes, achieve a living income and build more resilient communities.

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