Senior Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery (EPRR) Advisor
About FHI 360:
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Governance Advisor for the FtF Ethiopia Community Nutrition Activity.
The EPRR Advisor will provide technical and programmatic direction to support the implementation of planned EPRR activities in the FtF ZoE conflict affected woredas and other FtF woredas as needed. S/he will coordinate closely with the MOH Nutrition Coordination Office, RHBs, federal and regional ENCU, Community Nutrition implementing partners, other USAID IPs and others in the implementation of EPRR activities. S/he will oversee and guide the work of LIPs and sub-primes l \LIPs. S/he will lead the EPRR coordination within Ethiopia and will bring established connections with key government counterparts and respective partners. The Advisor will be well versed with the issues around the management and coordination of EPRR. The person works closely and in an integrated manner with Community Nutrition technical and programmatic staff to ensure smooth delivery and reporting of EPRP activities.
- Conduct situational analysis to understand the current situation and identify needs.
- Lead partners mapping (Who is doing what, where and when) to identify stakeholders in the area of emergency nutrition preparedness, response & recovery.
- Lead to the development of the ERP work plan to support the Community Nutrition implementing partner and/or FHI 360 CRT.
- Support the Community Nutrition team and the partners in the implementation of the Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery (EPRR) activities as agreed in the work plan (training, preparedness, response and recovery planning in Community Nutrition offices, providing TA during the various phases of the EPRR work).
- Provide continuous technical assistance on EPRR programming to Community Nutrition.
- Lead the planning, procurement and distribution of goods and services.
- Prepare, review provide sign off for Periodic report as per donor and/or FHI 360requirement.
- Conduct regional missions as needed and requested.
- Prepare relevant sit reps, action plans and reports.
- Provide technical assistance and support at the national and regional level on EPRR.
- Provide technical guidance and support to Government of Ethiopia Ministry of Health, Nutrition Coordination Office, Regional Health Bureaus, Emergency Nutrition Coordination Unit in the development and implementation of robust nutrition coordination platforms.
- Review, assess, and evaluate the effectiveness of EPRR activities and make recommendations for enhancements.
- Supports the project team to produce best practices and share the lesson learned from ERR activities implementation.
- Contribute to the preparation of overall Community Nutrition EPRR report.
- Facilitate and lead nutrition related capacity building training for health workers and community nutrition program staffs on EPRR.
- Lead National level Joint Supportive supervisions and review meeting in collaboration with MOH technical team on EPRR.
- Ensure the mainstreaming of gender and inclusion issues across the EPRR.
- Represent FHI-360 in regional and national emergency nutrition cluster meetings.
- Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
- Develop EPRR guidance (SOPs) for the Community Nutrition project and its project offices and locations.
- Lead to the development of the (ERP) proposal and input for budget development to support the Community Nutrition EPRR programming.
- Develop/Adapt an ERP workshop package to support COMMUNITY NUTRITION regional teams.
- Facilitate and support community nutrition regional teams while developing response and preparedness plans.
- Support disseminating the plans to various national COMMUNITY NUTRITION stakeholders.
- Support community nutrition regional teams in rolling out regional-level nutrition ERP trainings for community nutrition supported staff.
- Ensure that community nutrition-related products reflect/include/consider emergency response and preparedness.
- Provide substantial input into the new project products, materials, and activities, particularly community-based disaster risk reduction.
- Lead the design of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Plan, hard and soft components related to community nutrition priorities.
- Collaborate other line sectors/partners to ensure availability of required nutrition stocks.
- Ensure the delivery of identified services and programming under the different response modalities (Emergency Response Plan) to the highest quality and standard.
- Ensure community nutrition response is aligned with technical, humanitarian standards and coordinated with the national and regional nutrition mechanisms.
- Communicate and coordinate with community nutrition focal persons at the national and regional levels and other relevant field-level actors.
- In close collaboration with field teams, prepare and share regular progress update.
- Work with Learning Monitoring and Evaluation (LME) team to ensure data quality.
Recovery (Supplemental Funding)
- Provide technical support to Community Nutrition in designing and writing proposals for utilizing available supplemental funding in line with the donor’s requirements.
- Support Community Nutrition and the partners in implementing the approved supplemental funding-related activities.
- Coordinate as needed with the various components of FHI 360 working in country (e.g. Crisis Response Team, Alive & Thrive, Healthy Behaviors, etc) as needed.
- Provide any other support as needed to ensure the successful completion and documentation of the supplemental funding received.
Desired experience, skills and attributes:
- Must have sufficient management and coordination expertise and experience and demonstrated professional relationships to fulfill the requirements of the position.
- Demonstrated ability to interact with donors particularly USAID, implementing partners, and host country governments on EPRR issues.
- The successful candidate will have a passion for emergency preparedness, response and recovery following minimum requirements:
- Proven experience working in a high-stress environment and ability to live in conditions of physical hardship.
- Must have familiarity and experience with emergency preparedness, response and recovery best practices such as Sphere standards, hazard mapping, HRPs, HNOs.
- Proven success in designing and implementing community-based emergency preparedness, response and recovery and disaster risk reduction projects.
- Experience managing programs in a large-scale emergency relief setting with sectoral experience in nutrition but with multisectoral experiences in protection, WASH, health, Nutrition and resource provisioning, food security and livelihoods.
- Experience with INGO procedures, approaches, and operations.
- Proven ability to collaborate with multi-cultural staff including training, facilitation, capacity building and mentoring.
- Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills
- Familiarity with USAID or other USG administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems; experience with contracts preferred.
- Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the Ethiopia Nutrition sector and national and regional Emergency Nutrition Coordination platforms.
- Proven track record managing and coordinating emergency project team composed of several technical experts and fostering teamwork.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Fluency in English is required.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
- May be daily POC (Point of Contact) with clients for some projects on technical matters.
Capacity Building, Training and Supervision:
- Develops and implements technical training and capacity building interventions.
- Identifies strategies to address training gaps.
- May supervise or provide technical guidance to staff members locally and in the region.
Operations Management (Finance, HR, etc.):
- Manages the processes, services, planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling of all technical resources for a project.
- Drafts sponsor financial and technical reports.
- Collates and uploads output and deliverables data to sponsor data systems.
- Prepares and delivers presentations to sponsors on progress.
- Helps in the development and review of work plans.
- Creates technical content, owning the content, true experts at an advanced level (maybe the most senior technical person).
- Serves as the primary author for technical deliverables (e.g., reports, presentations, manuscripts).
- Gathers and aggregates data to provide a summary / high level overview.
- Ensures technical deliverables are consistent with best practices in the industry / subject and meet client / funder contractual obligations
- Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
- Ensures appropriate and timely technical support for field projects.
- Ensures the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.
- Conducts routine coordination with employees and consultants, on-site and in the field.
- Strong knowledge and skills in a specific technical area/function and general understanding of concepts and principles of related technical areas/functions.
- Solid knowledge of standards for the technical area/field, operational processes and procedures, work, and task flow.
- Has the ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
- Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.
- Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
- Ability to manage their own work to job and performance standards.
- Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English fluent in host country language.
There are 31 FHI 360 development competencies, of greatest focus for this particular job will be:
- Project Management (Planning and Time Management) - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resources efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
- People Management (Making Others Great) – Facilitate professional development of staff by providing challenging, learning assignments and opportunities. Shares and solicits feedback monthly at the very least. Helps establish compelling development plans. Assigns responsibility and accountability for tasks/decisions. Monitors process, progress, and results. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
- Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
- Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for the development of these three fundamental competencies.
Problem Solving & Impact:
Demonstrates the ability to assess needs within agreed upon duties and considers course of action best to meet those needs.
- Effectively applies knowledge of technical area to solve a range of problems.
- Demonstrates the ability to develop solutions to problems that cannot be solved using existing methods or approaches.
- Faulty decisions/ recommendations /failures to complete assignments will normally result in serious delays to assigned projects resulting in considerable expenditure of additional time, resources, and funds.
- Decisions and actions impact primarily workflow, project processes and timeframes.
- Problems encountered are varied, requiring review of practices and precedents to resolve.
- Problem solving involves evaluating and resolving discrepancies with data, analyses, processes, etc. within prescribed guidelines.
- Policies or guidelines exist for most problems; others must be referred to by a supervisor or more senior professional.
- May supervise junior staff members.
- Coordinates own workflow and sets individual priorities.
- Works under general guidelines for completion and accuracy as determined by the supervisor.
- Accomplishes results through lower-level staff managers or through experienced staff who exercise independence in their assignments.
- May manage a centralized functional area of activity.
- Serves as mentor to more inexperienced technical staff.
- Typically reports to a Director.
- Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
- Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.
- Typically requires 10+ years of relevant experience in technical implementation of large projects and/or programs – may manage activities of lower-level staff, however, main function is individual contributor.
- Documented experience providing technical assistance, capacity building and business development in the specific technical domain.
- Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.
- International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management preferred.
Typical Physical Demands:
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.
- 10% - 25%
Date Revised: 9/13/2021
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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