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DRC has been operating in Somalia since 1998 using a protection of human rights framework. Somalia is experiencing a devastating humanitarian crisis, with nearly 80% of the population in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. DRC in Somalia is scaling up the operation in emergency response through an integrated approach accessing hard to reach populations.

Overall purpose of the role

Overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of DRC’s emergency programming portfolio within geographical area of responsibility; Direct manager for relevant sector staff members

Sector responsibilities: multi-sectoral life-saving interventions during acute crisis within the areas of cash, protection, shelter and non-food items, water, sanitation and hygiene and food security, covering all stages of project cycle management from programme design to implementation and monitoring and evaluation. Including also emergency preparedness activities.


Programming and Operations:

  • Lead the organisation and implementation of emergency activities, including cash and voucher programming, in accordance with DRC guidelines, program objectives and accountability principles to deliver lifesaving first line emergency assistance to affected population
  • Represent DRC with relevant donors, partners and local authorities and coordinate with distribution actors and other DRC programmes when necessary
  • Lead all Emergency field assessments, surveys, needs assessments, market assessment and monitoring, and other data collection to guide programming
  • Ensure that Emergency interventions are informed by and integrated with other core sectors of such as protection and CCCM; and provide technical support on Emergency to other DRC sectoral programmes
  • Realise project work plans and ensure its timely submission and ensure the concordance of field activities with the work plans
  • Prepare emergency progress reports for the area of responsibility on regular basis.
  • Ensure and manage programme indicators for monitoring and evaluation of project achievements against targets and providing detailed reporting to management and country office.
  • Ensure that DRC staff and partners are aware of good practices, particularly in terms of human rights and international humanitarian principles
  • Provide strategic leadership for all protection related projects, providing support for the current activities while keeping an eye into new areas of development
  • Work closely with the Area Manager, Emergency Response Manager to develop quality proposals, concept notes and budgets to meet emergency needs in the target areas.
  • Manage the Emergency team and provide overall supervision of their work to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against logframes and means of verification)

Staff Management

  • Manage the Emergency Response Team, including through the recruitment, training, daily supervision and performance management of Emergency Response Officers and Assistants in collaboration with the Emergency Response Manager
  • Provide training to the DRC teams and support the capacity development of staff

Support and Representation:

  • Coordinate and maintain constructive relationships with other local government institutions, local NGO partners, other international organizations, in coordination with the other team members
  • Ensure DRC’s principles and approaches to emergencies are integrated into the response
  • Ensure DRC is positioned as a leading emergency actor within the Area, including sharing emergency information to inform and guide the overall emergency response.
  • Initiate procurement of emergency programme goods, services, and works, and ensure their delivery in compliance with DRC guidelines and SOPs.
  • Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas
  • Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with Finance, Supply Chain and Safety in a timely manner

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

  • Minimum 5 years in similar position managing staff with proven experience of CVA programming, Shelter/NFI and or protection
  • Minimum 4 years in humanitarian sector with Emergency Response
  • Excellent skills in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience in working with ODK, Kobo and data analysis.
  • Good English language (written and spoken)
  • Excellent report writing skills including editing the work of others
  • Fluency in Somali (written and spoken)


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 for National Staff; Employment band Management F1

Availability:       1st April 2023

Duty station:    This position is based in Mogadishu – Somalia

Reporting Line:  Emergency Manager

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

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

Qualified Female candidates highly encouraged to apply

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

Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 7th March 2023.

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