Senior Emergency Response Officer
Contract: 3 Years Fixed Term Contract
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
CAFOD, one of the UK’s leading international aid agencies, is currently looking for a Senior Emergency Response Officer.
The Senior Emergency Response Officer (SERO) is part of CAFOD’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) providing surge capacity, usually in the form of short-term leadership, management, coordination or support, to a wide range of new and ongoing humanitarian crises.
Working in partnership is central to CAFOD’s humanitarian response so a large proportion of deployments may be to CAFOD sister agencies or partner organisations.
The nature of surge deployments is varied and terms of reference may request management and coordination or focus on specific areas such as assessments, response options analysis, proposal development, project design, implementation or evaluations.
This position requires technical knowledge of emergency food security, livelihoods and cash transfer programming.
The position will oversee staff with expertise in WASH and Protection Mainstreaming.
Inherent in the SERO role is the need for flexibility and an ability to travel at short notice to potentially insecure and remote locations.
CAFOD’s humanitarian response comes before during and after emergencies.
Our three core approaches are:
(a) Capacity strengthening which covers all areas of the project management cycle, emergency preparedness and specific thematic areas as appropriate.
(b) Accompaniment working alongside partners to help ensure the delivery of a programme – our most common way of working.
(c) Implementation where CAFOD takes on a more direct implementation role in the delivery of a programme to support local partners which lack the capacity to scale up rapidly.
The SERO will work as a member of the ERT and in close cooperation with colleagues from across the Emergency Response Group (ERG) and with sister agencies from the Caritas network and partner organisations.
This post is offered as either a UK based post or a national post based ¡n Kenya.
To read more and to apply please visit https://cafod.org.uk/Work-with-us by 19th May 2019.
CAFOD is an equal opportunities employer.
Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to child protection.
CAFOD is the official development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of the Caritas Intemationalis Confederation.