Emergency Coordinator, Bangladesh

Country: Bangladesh
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 18 Sep 2021

About CRS
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’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
Job Summary:
You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Country Program’s (CP) Rohingya emergency response and recovery programming, ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming that advances Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the po or and vulnerable. Your knowledge and skills in emergency programming and your management abilities will ensure the d elivery of high-quality emergency programming that applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.
Your knowledge and skills in emergency programming and your management abilities will ensure the delivery of high-quality emergency programming that applies best practices and continuously works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will need to accompany Caritas Bangladesh, especially their local Rohingya Response Team, as required, in providing strategic guidance and support to implement their Rohingya Response program in general and CRS supported programs in particular. You will also need to take the lead role in any growth-related opportunities in and around CRS Rohingya Response and Recovery program and also support/lead other emergency response programs as needed i n the country. You will maintain relations and coordination with donors and sector partners and ensure maintaining an d enhancing Caritas’ and CRS’ capacity and reputation in Rohingya Response.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • In close collaboration with the CP Senior Management Team and Emergency Technical Advisors, manage the planning, strategy and implementation of all emergency response and recovery activities in line with CRS quality standards, donor requirements, and national and international standards and ensure program components are implemented in an integrated manner with other ongoing CP programming, ensuring staff safety and security.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of emergency staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.< /li>
  • Provide accompaniment support to Caritas Bangladesh's Rohingya Response Team, especially to their Program and Operation Lead, identify their support needs, provide strategic guidance in ensuring a high-quality emergency response program implementation.
  • Promote MEAL and knowledge management by leading program/project reviews and reflections with staff and partner representatives and documentation of good practices and lessons learned for assessments, to adjust strategies and implementation plans, to inform future programming initiatives and approaches, and to contribute to organizational learning.
  • Represent the organization and collaborate, coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with donors, INGO key sectoral working groups, the UN, and relevant local government and community actors to keep abreast of changing needs and opportunities on the ground, to develop synergies, and to identify opportunities for growth.
  • Serve as the technical lead a nd technical writer to ensure quality emergency proposals per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.

Required Languages - English.
Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 45 % within Bangladesh.
Supervisory Responsibilities) National Technical Advisor Shelter & Settlement, National Technical Advisor Protection

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to represent the organization at coordination meetings with donors, local government, UN, and other international NGOs.
  • Experience with emergency proposals and strategy design. Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID, DFID, UN agencies and Caritas agencies preferred.
  • Strong experience implementing market-based approaches in emergency programming
  • 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.

Basic Qualifications

  • 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.

*Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our c ommitment to serving those in need.
***Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.* Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm. CRS is an Equal Op portunity 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 w ho share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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