Job Details
Position: Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator
No of Vacancy: 01
Job Description/Responsibilities:
Career with BRAC International BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor. BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, and is today one of the top leaders in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, fragile and post-disaster settings. BRAC started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002through the Stichting BRAC International, which is registered in the Netherlands. BRAC International is currently reaching over 19 million people beyond Bangladesh and creating opportunities to break the cycle of poverty. With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of interventions including microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services and more, BRAC invests in communities’ own human and material resources, catalyzing lasting change and creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Of the world’s top development and humanitarian relief organisations, BRAC is one of the few based in the global south. In January 2017, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the second consecutive year by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent media organization committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC International is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position: Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator Job Location: Uganda Programme Brief: BRAC International established Emergency Preparedness and Response Programme (EPRM) to strengthen emergency preparedness skills and knowledge of the organization, aiming to build safer and resilient community. EPRP aims to effectively increase emergency response capacity building of human resources and setting up preparedness system and manage emergency responses based on the lessons learned from previous experiences. Key Responsibilities: The focus of this position is to establish systems in country including capacity development to address disasters and emergency situation, effectively increase emergency response capacity building of human resources and setting up preparedness system and manage emergency responses of BRAC, local governments and communities. The main responsibilities of the position are as follows-
Design emergency preparedness and response SOP, plan, guideline and framework for country programme considering BRAC International plan, strategies, focus and humanitarian standards & principles.
Conduct country risk assessment for designing DRR and Emergency Response strategies and implementation of plans considering humanitarian standards & principles.
Design, promote, and facilitate capacity development of country programme, local governments, communities and schools to address emergency preparedness and response considering internationally accepted standards & principles.
Support team to develop emergency preparedness and responses plan for local governments, communities and schools by considering country situation/crisis and internationally accepted standards & principles.
Regularly monitor country safety and security situation, provide necessary emergency support and engage in post disaster need assessment considering humanitarian standards and principles
Develop concept note/proposal, budget, situation reports, action plans and presentations for various donors and stakeholders by following requirements and guidelines.
Coordinate and follow up country programmes to ensure technical inputs by integrating DRR and Emergency Response for preparing concept notes, proposals, reports and presentations.
Develop and maintain strong collaborative and networking partnerships with key stakeholders and community partners for resource mobilization and involvement in DRR, Emergency Response and Climate Change Adaptation activities.
Monitor and track the progress/milestones against planned activities.
Promote and facilitate BRAC International humanitarian branding at regional and global level
Educational Requirements:
Graduate/Master Degree in Social Science/ Development Studies / Disaster Management/ Geography and Environment or other comparative university degree.
Experience Requirements:

At least 3 years of relevant experience in Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Reduction of NGOs/development sectors.
Experience with different aspects of project management including development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and supervision of environmental experts.
Experience in developing proposals, budget, situation reports, action plans, brief notes and presentations.
Additional Job Requirements:

Able to assess and analyse key issues in the humanitarian situation and formulate actions around them;
Ensure efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls;
Establish community engagement mechanisms
Demonstrate an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how your organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms;
Participate in the development of an organisational response based on an understanding of the contexts;
Undertake effective risk assessments with communities and partners;
Maintain simultaneously a broad strategic perspective and awareness of the detail of a situation;
Foster collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners to formalise and operationalize partnering agreements;
Adapt plans quickly in response to emerging situations and changing environments;
Actively engage in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation from an understanding of your agency’s perspective and approach;
Substantive technically focused experience in one or more of the following subject areas: emergency response, disaster risk management, community engagement/risk assessment with participatory skills
Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to lead and gain assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavour
Skills on self-awareness, cultural sensitivity, flexibility and adaptability, resilience
Proven ability to work under pressure and to use limited resources effectively, conducting risk analysis and applying contingency measures to adjust plans and resources effectively
Multi-ethnic work environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
Proven ability to collaborate with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
Excellent communication skills (written, reading and spoken) in English and local language;
Excellent analytical and ICT skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to lead and gain assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavor;
Age Range: N/A
Salary Range: Negotiable
Other Benefits:
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Other Way to Apply:
If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:External candidates need to apply online through or email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to
Last Apply Date: 17/Jan/2018