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Head of department emergency response region MENA Regional office Casablanca

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for over 130 SOS Children’s Villages associations worldwide. As a non-governmental social development organisation, we are best known for assisting children who have lost or risk losing parental care and assist families in difficult living conditions through the provision of services in care, education and health. We are also mandated to provide emergency relief services and do so in more than 30 countries worldwide. Some 200 SOS children villages were set up as a consequence of an emergency situation worldwide. As many of our children’s villages operate in war zones or areas prone to natural disasters, SOS Children’s Villages has more than 20 years’ experience responding to emergency situations. With the establishment of our Global Emergency Response Department in 2015, we are looking to increase our capacity and scope in emergency response interventions globally.

In the International office of MENA Region we currently coordinate, monitor and assist three emergency response programmes in Palestine, Lebanon and Syria. In 2016, we will open new emergency programmes in Iraq and Jordan.

We are currently looking to recruit a

Head of Emergency Response Department (ERP)

at the International Office Region (IOR) Middle East and North Africa

Location: Casablanca/Morocco

The Head of Emergency Department is a new position within the region and plays a key role in supporting the Member Associations (MAs) to be prepared for emergency response, as well as plan, implement and monitor emergency response programmes. He/ she is the central interface for all emergency related issues in the region. The position involves the monitoring, evaluation, communication and coordination of emergency programmes in the region. This involves providing expert advice to key stakeholders in MAs and the federation, as well managing a team of experienced and competent  Emergency Advisors.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • ERP IOR team management (Advisors) and skills development
  • Management of consultants and out-sourced collaborators
  • Strategic planning
  • Organization of field capacity building & training
  • Research and Development
  • Responsible for funding and donor coordination
  • Responsible for financial management coordination with IOR Finance
  • Responsible for ERP HR management coordination in the field (roll-out of HR SOP; involvement in key position recruitment – PC, finance controller etc.)
  • Coordinating and leading consultancies in security, HR, finance, programming, audits
  • Responsible for security management
  • Leading & coordinating rapid assessments
  • Responsible for planning new programmes in new countries

Reporting to:

International Director Region MENA (Direct Supervisor)

International Director Emergencies (Technical Supervisor)

Requirements:

  • Education to Master’s degree level preferably in social sciences
  • At least seven years experience of emergency, humanitarian and development issues with increasingly progressive responsibilities
  • Proven programme & project cycle management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proven stakeholder engagement
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Capacity building experience
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritizes well and meet deadlines
  • Willingness/ability to travel extensively, at short notice and in unstable conditions;
  • Languages: Arabic highly desirable

We offer:

  • The opportunity to shape a new position within a global established organisation
  • Diverse and challenging tasks in an in international working environment
  • Opportunities for further training and development.

To apply for the post

Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume in strict confidence by email only to: HR.MENA@sos-kd.org

Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “Head of ERP MENA” in the email subject line. Also please let us know your salary expectations

The deadline for applications is: 2th of October 2016. 18.00 CEST