Emergency Coordinator, Northeast at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international Non-Governmental organization supporting Relief and Development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. Therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to our approach in every country in which CRS operates.We are recruiting to fill the positions below:Job Title: Emergency Coordinator, NortheastReq Number: I3894Location: Maiduguri, Borno (with frequent travel to field sites in northeast Nigeria)Department/Country: Program Management and Quality/NigeriaReports To: Emergency DirectorSpecific ResponsibilitiesDuties include but are not limited to the following:Program Management and Quality:Ensure high quality project implementation to establish a reputation of CRS as an exceptional responderEnsure the timely implementation of all project activities, in collaboration with geographical Heads of Offices and implementing partnersEnsure all emergency CRS and partner grants are managed effectively and within the duration of the agreementEnsure accountability, gender equity, and protection principles are mainstreamed in all steps of the project cycle.Coordinate field visits for staff, visitors, and teams travelling to the affected areasEnsure that all activities strive to attain SPHERE and in-country Clusters’ standardsBe responsible for the final content of emergency project reports (review reports from PMs, provide feedback for improvement, support PMs to integrate the feedback, submit final reports to ED for review and submission).Develop and maintain strong collaboration with CRS technical experts in the areas of emergency programs, shelter, Cash & Vouchers and other relevant sectors as neededEnsure there is close coordination of Emergency Response and Recovery activities with other CRS resilience and development programs in NE NigeriaEnsure adherence with CRS guiding principles, program quality statements and standards by promoting the use of CRS Program Quality tools and manuals, including the Project Management Standards (PMS), ProPack III /SMILER for MEALCoordinate with the MEAL department to ensure quality, timely and relevant monitoring and evaluation, ensuring all emergency programs have quality beneficiary feedback mechanismsSpearhead and mainstream consistent innovation and documentation of lessons learned as well as dissemination of those — both positive and negative — to the humanitarian community and donorsProvide support for the operationalization of Information, Communication and Technology for Development (ICT4D)Track and manage the budgets for all emergency projects, conducting timely budget maintenance reviews and working with finance on correcting problems as they ariseBe responsible for producing and maintaining up to date Past Performance References and Gateway records on all emergency projects.Nigeria Emergency Programs Leadership:Support the Emergency Director (ED), the Deputy Country Representative for North East Nigeria (DRC/NE) to operationalize the Emergency Response, and Recovery (ERR) Strategy for CRS Nigeria.Support cohesive leadership to CRS programming in NE Nigeria, ensuring that priorities and opportunities identified are in line with ERR Strategy and goalsEnsure operating and other standards in the NE align and are integrated into the overall CP standards of operation, ensuring strong and collaborative working relationships with the Abuja operations and program teamsEnsure the emergency programs receives appropriate operational support for achievement of program outcomesLead emergency response teams, engaging them regarding their development plans, their professional aspirations, and managing/coaching them towards development objectivesIdentify and manage talent by providing high quality mentoring and coaching of staff and partnersAddress poor performance promptly and constructively, ensuring fair treatment of staff by identifying, documenting and providing adequate support to address performance and behavioral issuesPromote a work culture in line with CRS values: promotion of international and national talents, collaboration, and uniform adherence to CRS programming principlesCapacity Building and Supervision:Oversee project managers/officers and/or other CRS staff for emergency operationsEngage direct reports regarding their development plans, determine their professional aspirations, and manage/coach them towards development objectivesProvide high quality mentoring and coaching of staff and partnersAddress poor performance promptly and constructively, ensuring fair treatment of staff by identifying, documenting and providing adequate support to address performance and behavioral issuesPromote a work culture in line with CRS values: promotion of international and national talents, collaboration, and uniform adherence to CRS programming principlesWhenever appropriate, organize CRS and Caritas combined responses to promote cross learningEnsure that adequate staff (CRS and partner organizations’) are allocated to emergency activities to ensure quality implementation and follow upFacilitate the necessary trainings (i.e. SPHERE standards, voucher methodology, etc.) for staff to implement quality programs.New Programming:Ensure new programming is in line with the ERR strategyLead the development of evidence-based, quality ERR proposals as opportunities arise. Perform as technical lead and/or lead writer as neededWork with senior Nigeria staff to strategically use CP, regional private allocation funds to position CRS for further donor fundingEnsure needed project documents (such as proposal, SMILER, DIP) are in place for each new initiative and update as neededEnsure Caritas and other partners’ capacities and visions are reflected in all activitiesRepresentation:Develop contacts and partnerships with other humanitarian organizations in NigeriaCoordinate with implementing partners through regular communicationCollaborate with key individuals, relevant Government Ministries, the local Catholic Church, counterpart institutions and NGOs, foreign and local NGOs, and UN agenciesEnsure CRS Nigeria is an influential and relevant actor in the NE humanitarian coordination structuresPromote the implementation of local area coordination in the NE responseAgency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff)These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or herresponsibilities and to achieve the desired results:Serves with IntegrityModels StewardshipCultivates Constructive RelationshipsPromotes LearningProgram Manager CompetenciesThese are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each program manager to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:Sets clear goals and manages toward them.Collaborates effectively with staff and stakeholders.Manages financial resources with integrity.Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learningEmergency CompetenciesThese are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff working in emergencies to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.Communicates strategically under pressure.Manages stress and complexity.Actively promotes safety and security.Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs. 

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