Save the Children is looking for qualified applicants for the following open positions.

Job Overview

  • Organization: Save the Children
  • Country: Ethiopia
  • City: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Office: Save the Children Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Title

Early Warning Program Officer

Job Description

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Early warning program officer provides a technical oversight of the early warning component of the complex humanitarian programming of Ethiopia country office. This person will work with staff from all field office where humanitarian programs are implemented and support them to 1) collect and analyze Woreda-level early warning information on slow and fast-onset emergencies; 2) provide recommendations to respond to EW data (i.e. notify humanitarian director and senior management, conduct joint GOE/partner assessment, flag potential caseload increases/decreases, etc); and 3) ensure dissemination of data and coordination with other actors. The early warning PO will also engage with other early warning actors, such as GOE, FEWSNET, and WFP, to provide response management team and partners with up-to-date and relevant early warning information and to ensure representation of the needs in SC operational areas according to EW data.

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Job Requirement

Job specific roles and responsibilities

Coordination of the Community Early Warning System activities in all operational areas

  • Production of monthly CEWS bulletins
  • Provide training and guidance to field staff on all issues related to CEWS.
  • Take a leading role in the development of CEWS data collection tools.
  • Follow up on the submission of CEWS data.
  • Undertake validation of CEWS data with SC staff and partners ensuring strict adherence to required procedures and methodology
  • Participate in regular meetings and training on CEWS and facilitate collaboration with partners, USAID and government in the implementation of the CEWS.
  • Preparation and maintenance of an inventory of all equipment and materials purchased for the CEWS.

b) Capacity building of staff in M&E and CEWS

  • Provide required training to staff in CEWS and M&E
  • Participate in the collection of best practices for preparation of a best practices DVD.

C) Build community capacity and participation in early warning and food security monitoring

Summary of Key functions

  • Supports the development, testing and roll-out of early warning and action methodology, guidance, tools and standard operating procedures
  • Supports the monitoring and analysis of potential crisis-related events and developments
  • Ensures up-to-date maintenance of early warning information

Supports the development, testing and roll-out of early warning and action methodology, guidance, tools and standard operating procedures, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Support to the development, testing, and roll-out of an early warning and action methodology, guidance, tools and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Support to the design and development of an inter-institutional framework for developing and using risk indicators, risk indexes and disaster loss data
  • Support to the identification of risks and the use of the results of analysis for effective early action

Supports the monitoring and analysis of potential crisis (conflicts and disasters)-related events and developments, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Monitoring and analysis of potential crisis-related events and developments
  • More effective crisis response and decision-making by humanitarian team, country offices and Regional Bureau through early warning of imminent crisis situations
  • Increased capacity in field offices to identify imminent crisis situations and apply risk information to risk management

Ensures up-to-date maintenance of early warning information, focusing on achievement of the following results:


  • Creation, maintenance and regular update of early warning information
  • Support the establishment of database of situation-specific preparedness and contingency plans, including communications and information activities
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of a database of risk identification results, methodologies, best practices and lessons learned, which would be available to country office, Regional office and center for use in conceiving preparedness and contingency plans
  • Creation, maintenance and regular update of database of relevant institutions and partners for risk identification and risk management work

Expected outputs

  • Timely production of high quality bulletins
  • Early warning data is submitted timely;
  • Monthly sitreps are fed with up to date contextual information
  • Functioning data validation structures in field offices
  • Training and support provided to staff engaged in Early Warning;

Competencies;

  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for target beneficiaries.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff and working with stakeholders
  • Good communication and report writing skills
  • Good negotiation skill with government and other agencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player with sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Ability to work under pressure

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Must have a University degree in Disaster risk management, Agriculture/food security or other related fields with minimum of 2 years relevant experience
  • Must be computer literate. Knowledge of mapping, database or data analysis packages will be an added advantage.
  • Must have experience and knowledge in Geographic information Systems (GIS)
  • Experience in supervising and supporting data collection staff
  • The successful must be motivated and have interest in issues related to Monitoring and Early Warning systems.
  • Results oriented and able to meet deadlines

SKILLS AND BEHAVIORS (our Values in Practice)

  • Must have a University degree in Disaster risk management, Agriculture/food security or other related fields with minimum of 2 years relevant experience
  • Must be computer literate. Knowledge of mapping, database or data analysis packages will be an added advantage.
  • Must have experience and knowledge in Geographic information Systems (GIS)
  • Experience in supervising and supporting data collection staff
  • The successful must be motivated and have interest in issues related to Monitoring and Early Warning systems.
  • Results oriented and able to meet deadlines

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:


  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How To Apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Deadline: Dec 19, 2020

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