Re-Advertisement Emergency Coordinator

Overall purpose of the role

The Emergency Coordinator provides direct oversight and technical leadership to the DRC Somalia’s emergency response and mobile emergency response teams and oversees the delivery of DRC’s emergency MPCA portfolio in static and areas with extreme constraints. Furthermore, the EmCo is supporting the CD and HoP in developing DRC’s emergency programme strategy and ensures that linkages with other DRC sectors, especially within CCCM are forged. The EmCo will manage the delivery of DRCs emergency projects to the most vulnerable displacement and conflict affected populations based upon enhanced targeting modalities and will facilitate relations between DRC and the local communities in the realisation of emergency response project objectives, ensuring the mitigation of diversion tactics.


Program Strategy

  • Ensure operationalisation and reporting of DRC Somalia’s Integrated First Line Response in IDP sites and H2R locations
  • Work with AMs and SC to ensure sourcing and procurement of core relief items are in line with Cluster Standards, and stocks and storage capacity are maintained in all are offices.
  • Develop and monitor detailed operational plans for all emergency response related project activities in accordance with the overall EPRP and other relevant emergency action and response plans in coordination with the SMT and relevant Technical Programme Managers;
  • Update Somalia EPRP based on current context
  • Identification and prioritization of geographical areas for assessment and innovative response, especially those with high needs and access constraints in HCT Priority 1 areas, in close collaboration with Project/Programme/Sector Coordinators/Technical Programme Managers;
  • Work cross departmentally to ensure project staff and activities comply with DRC policy and procedures
  • Coordination with other RRM and emergency actors (UN, INGO, Local Authorities) to ensure coherence of response, ABC, use of correct tools, development of new tools as needed;
  • Oversight to DRC’s cash programming
  • Train teams and develop DRC expertise in RRM programming, emergency multi-purpose cash, emergency PRT and WASH and emergency SNFI critical activities;
  • Ensure DRC’s Somalia emergency programming targets Hard to Reach areas and high risk, affected populations gain access to basic services.
  • Continue to co-lead on implementation of DRC global Access Level System and ensure harmonization with emergency programming and applied funding;
  • Ensure that all registration and targeting is in line with DRC Somalia’s position.
  • In conjunction with senior management, support the transitioning of case loads to resilience or social safety net programming
  • Support field teams in external coordination with key area-based coordination mechanisms to identify and prioritize use of emergency resources.
  • Sustain and develop the DRC Somalia Emergency Dashboard including mapping of past, present and future emergency responses.
  • Lead the DRC Somalia Emergency Task Force including operational meetings, workstreams and archiving mechanism**.**

Program Development

  • Ensure DRC’s principles and approaches to emergencies are integrated into the response and in line with DRC Somalia strategy, employ an Area Based Approach
  • Support DRC Somalia’s Mobile Emergency Response Teams and liaise closely with Access Advisor and Head of Safety and Humanitarian Access.
  • As the designated in-country focal point for emergency maintain a close familiarity with DRC emergency standards and tools, and feed into and adhere to DRC’s global discussions and initiatives;
  • Lead on proposal and report writing for emergency grants, use of crisis modifiers and additional project top-ups related to emergency programming;
  • Provide regular internal and external reports, and other relevant information on programme activities, policy matters and external relations, based on agreed formats and schedules;
  • Identify new opportunities in close corporation with the CD/HOP/SMT;
  • Support link between CO team and RO and HQ technical advisors to facilitate technical support and consistency in donor relations/fundraising efforts;
  • Follow humanitarian principles, standards and guidelines, and ensure that these are adhered to by DRC staff, partner staff and volunteers;
  • In coordination with Protection Manager ensure protection mainstreaming cross all sectors;
  • Regularly quality assure project activities and provide timely inputs and feedback to the Area Manager/Base Manager/Coordinators/ HoP/CD;


  • Conduct regular field visits to support staff and the overall implementation of the response;
  • Build the emergency capacity of local duty bearers and partners through on-going support and coaching;
  • Ensure staff safety through close collaboration with Safety and Access Team;
  • Ensure planning is shared in a timely manner with Supply Chain Team;
  • Develop and implement robust remote monitoring plans;
  • In close cooperation with PFP and HoSS, monitor overall program expenditure and budgets, ensuring resources are optimally utilized and spending is in line with DRC financial procedures and donor requirements.
  • Coordinate ad-hoc support from the mobile emergency unit based from CO.


  • Represent DRC in key emergency meetings in and out of country
  • Ensure representation of DRC in relevant sector working groups – food security, HAWG, EOR, CASH WG, CCCM/Shelter/NFI etc.;
  • In close cooperation with national staff coordinate the forging or maintenance of constructive relationships with local authorities, other local government institutions and/or local NGO partners;
  • Together with CD/HoP, lead DRC’s collaboration with other international organizations on emergency activities.

Information Management

  • Oversee the planning, coordination and implementation of rapid assessments;
  • Implement/develop systems to collect data and information on humanitarian context to inform flexible response and work closely with Safety Unit on humanitarian access considerations;
  • Support IM Coordinator in pursuing interoperability btwn DRC systems and systemwide
  • Ensure transparency and accountability tools, processes and mechanisms to affected communities are in place;
  • Ensure equal participation and effective targeting modalities by all segments of the community, taking into consideration issues regarding gender, age, clan and tribal and religious affiliations;
  • Work with HoP and M&E Officers to ensure M&E plan is being implemented, emergency response related data is being collected from the field and regular reports are being produced;
  • Ensure that relevant beneficiary data is collected, compiled, analysed and distributed and that relevant assessments are conducted.

About you

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 years of experience leading teams implementing CTP and livelihood programs, finance, supply chain, business development or community development projects.
  • Over 3 years’ experience in CASH Programming.
  • Master’s degree in social sciences, engineering or similar discipline or commensurate work experience.
  • Minimum 6 years of working experience in a humanitarian context and experience in complex emergencies and high-security environments.
  • Essential experience in RRM implementation/coordination/emergency response planning in similar contexts.
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively managing and building programs and/or operations in high-pressure, fluid environments. Leadership and team management skills are essential.
  • Relevant technical expertise/experience in humanitarian programming such as MPCA, Food security, WASH/Shelter/NFI, protection/CCCM etc.
  • Proven ability to build external relationships with diplomacy, tact and professionalism in a complex and demanding environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and support multi-sector programmes including operational planning and problem solving.
  • Proficiency in common computer packages and financial software i.e. Word, Excel, Power point etc.


Contract: 12 Months with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment.Employment band Non-Management F

Availability: 15th May 2024

Duty station: This position is based in Mogadishu, with frequent travel to all locations in Somalia.

Reporting Line: Country Director

Direct Reports: Emergency PRT Specialist; Mobile Emergency Response Managers

Providing equal opportunities, we are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Promoting high standards: DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process

How to apply

Application and CV

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.

Early Applications are highly encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Candidates who applied previously need not apply.

Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 10th April 2024.

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