Emergency Coordinator – Mogadishu, Somalia


Emergency Coordinator – Mogadishu, Somalia


Closing Date: 2021-06-28




The DRC/DDG Somalia Programme is the largest programmes in East Africa region and has been providing relief and development services since 1997. DRC/DDG is among the INGOs with the largest presence in Somalia, with country-wide programmes implemented through six main sub offices in Somaliland, Puntland, Hiran Region, Gedo Region, Bay Region and Banadir Region. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management.


Overall purpose of the role:
To provide management, support and leadership to the DRC Emergency Response Team. The National Emergency Coordinator will manage the delivery of DRCs emergency projects to the most vulnerable displacement and conflict affected populations. He or She will also lead on disaster preparedness initiatives supporting different DRC Area Offices. The National Emergency manager will chair the DRC National Disaster Response Task Force and support the Area Specific Task Forces. He or She will facilitate relations between DRC and the local communities in the realization of emergency response project objectives. The Post holder will work closely with the Head of Programs & Regional Emergency Coordinator in raising the profile of Emergencies in Somalia/Somaliland.  The National emergency Manager will also lead the CCCM sector. He or she will represent DRC in CCCM and other emergency clusters.
Project Delivery

  • Work closely with Deputy Country Director to ensure timely and quality delivery of all DRC Emergency Response Project activities, including immediate needs component and capacity building component.
  • Working in close collaboration with MEAL Manager, Cash Consortium Manager and relevant Technical colleagues, ensure that operational plans for all Emergency Response project activities are developed and monitored in accordance with the overall Emergency Response Project Log frame.
  • Support the planning, coordination and implementation of a multi-sector assessments of Somalia emergency situation to inform humanitarian actors of key needs of Somalia.
  • Support the WASH, protection, CCCM and livelihood emergency activities to ensure delivery of all project outputs while identifying potential barriers to implementation and find solutions to ensure project continuance.
  • Supervise the training and mentoring of Somalia beneficiaries/displaced populations in community outreach and oversee effectively distribution of information.
  • Manage the implementation of activities to identified extremely vulnerable Somalia areas in close coordination with the AM/CD/DCD/CCM and Safety Security Coordinator (SSC).
  • Ensure informative sessions are conducted in a timely manner, and ensure the project team is recording feedback (comments, suggestions) and report results back on issues of concern with recommended areas of intervention
  • Working in close collaboration with Deputy Country Director Cash Consortium Manager, support the coordination of ECHO Cash & ECHO Non-Emergency project activities implementation ensuring donor regulations are adhered to and met.
  • Working in close collaboration with Deputy Country Director, Cash Consortium Manager, support the timely consolidation of reports from the different actors in the ECHO Multi-Sector Consortium. Support timely submission of the reports to relevant offices per the Rolling Action Plan. In coordination with Cash Consortium Manager, Collate and compile ECHO Cash Consortium reports from DRC field offices including timely submission of completed reports to PDQ/Grants for review and submission.
  • Coordinate & Lead the DRC National Disaster Response Task Force & DRC Area Specific Task Forces.


  • Responsible for CCCM Activities in Somalia and close monitoring of implementation of projects, ensuring projects are being implemented in a timely and quality manner
  • Lead emergency site assessments including service mapping and service monitoring
  • Contribute to the development of proposals to secure follow up funding or expansion of the CCCM portfolio as per identified needs.
  • Support establishment or strengthening of IDP committees in camp and camp like settings whose members are representative of the population, ensuring that representation takes into account Persons with Special Needs – Elderly, Youth, People with Disabilities, etc
  • Oversee quality implementation of CCCM projects and support program leads in areas with achieving high standards of programming.
  • Lead population monitoring assessments, including head counts, flow monitoring and intentions surveys.


  • Represent DRC in key relevant emergency meetings in and out of country.
  • Coordinate and maintain constructive relationships with local authorities, other local government institutions, local NGO partners, other international organizations, in coordination with the other DRC/DDG team members;
  • Ensure DRC’s principles and approaches to emergencies are integrated into the response.
  • Follow the humanitarian principles, standards and guidelines that DRC is committed to, and ensure these are adhered to by DRC staff, partner staff and volunteers
  • In Consultation with Deputy Country Director, Cash Consortium Manager, Coordinate ECHO Multi-sector consortium project between DRC & Help Age International.
  • In consultation with Deputy Country Director, Cash Consortium Manager ,Represent DRC Somalia in the ECHO Consortium meetings, advancing DRC’s positions and agenda while providing summaries from meetings in line with standard reporting tools
  • Coordinate with relevant national and international actors, and actively participate in CCCM Cluster Meeting and other relevant forums
  • Share information through the cluster system to relevant stakeholders to support needs-based humanitarian assistance.
  • Report to and coordinate with the CCCM Cluster and Cluster State Focal Points to share information on humanitarian needs and services and CCCM intervention.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure transparency and accountability tools, processes and mechanisms to affected communities are in place
  • Ensure equal participation by all segments of the community, taking into consideration issues regarding gender, age, clan and tribal and religious affiliations.
  • Regularly monitor project activities and provide timely inputs and feedback to the Area Operations Manager/Coordinators and Cash Consortium Manager/Head of Programmes (HoP)
  • Work with DCD/HoP, CCM and M&E Officers to ensure M&E plan is being implemented, emergency data is being collected from the field and regular reports are being produced.
  • Work with DRC Reporting and Communications Coordinator and M&E Offices to ensure all emergency project activities are reported for input into database.

Staff Supervision

  • Provide supervision support to DRC’s National Disaster Emergency Response Task Force & Area specific Task Force including mobile teams, where these exist;
  • Identify emergency staff training needs as and when appropriate;
  • Work cross departmentally to ensure project staff and activities comply with DRC policy and procedures
  • Conduct regular field visits to support staff and monitor implementation of the response
  • Build the emergency capacity of local duty bearers through on-going one-on-one support and coaching and identify project beneficiaries.


  • Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Somalia programme Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs)
  • Conduct duties in accordance with DRC Code of Conduct
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by direct line manager

Experience, Education and technical competencies: (include years of experience) 

  • To have a minimum of five  years’ experience working in emergency situations in fragile countries with vulnerable communities, basic needs and distribution programming experience, local authority capacity building and/or advocacy programmes
  • Experience in managing and supervising staff.
  • Experience of WASH, Shelter/NFI, livelihoods, CCCCM and protection issues.
  • Experience of Cash for work and Cash assistance is essential.
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights
  • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental organizations.
  • A University degree in any of the social sciences or relevant fields
  • Be a positive, mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact.
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights
  • You thrive in managing a wide range of responsibilities, and can effectively communicate and lead the country team.
  • You are an effective people manager and enjoy working with teams of committed staff to build collaboration and capacity within the Somalia programmes and building strong relationships with the regional team.
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training.

Personal competencies

  • Leadership skills, including ability to build and motivate a team and willingness to deal with challenges
  • Political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
  • Integrity


  • Fluency in written and spoken Somali & English
  • Arabic is desirable


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the country team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.
Collaborating: You lead initiatives at country operation level by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen to beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values and set a very clear standard for your country team members..


Availability:         July 2021

Duty station:      Mogadishu

Reporting to:     Deputy Country Director

Duration:            6 Month with possibility of extension based on performance and funding

Contract:          This position is graded as Band G-Non-Management for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.

The position is open to INTERNALS NATIONALS ONLY

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.


DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.

For general information about Danish Refugee Council, please visit www.drc.ngo

Interested internal candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo  under Vacancies no later than 28 June 2021

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.





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