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Mali: Emergency Manager

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Mali
Closing date: 23 Nov 2017

NRC is looking for a new Emergency Manager for our country programme in Mali.
The Emergency Manager is responsible for leading the different emergency response initiatives in the mission as well as technical development of the emergency response, strategic direction.

From our four field offices in Mali, NRC strives to meet the basic needs of people affected by violence and displacement.

We provide education, shelter, food security, and give people legal assistance. Since 2016, we also have a dedicated emergency response mechanism.

In Mali, we have offices in Gao, Timbuktu, Mopti, and Kidal.

The Emergency Manager reports to the Area Manager

Job description

  • Responsible for the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) consortium
  • Contribute to core competency strategies with emergency focus
  • Develop emergency response strategy for the country
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  • Ensure systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure there is a constant information flow about potential new displacements
  • Harmonize emergency response programming across area offices


  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Emergency Response expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the Malian context, experience in coordinating RRM mechanisms and experience of direct implentation is an advantage

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing
  • Initiate action and change
  • Analysing
  • A good sense of humour an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

How to apply:

For further information and application, please use the link below.

Emergency Manager