SURGE CAPACITY ROSTER: Senior Emergency Coordinator - Scale Up Response

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 1 July 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Various
Job ID: 24255

In a scale up emergency (previously referred to us a Level 3 emergency), the capacity of the country office has been severely compromised and response capabilities of the regional office are insufficient. The situation requires rapid Fund-wide response, UNFPA Executive Director declares a scale up  and headquarters Humanitarian Steering Committee is activated. A scale up could also be declared by the IASC principals within 48 hours after onset of a crisis.
The Senior Emergency  Coordinator  (SEC) assumes full responsibility for leadership and day-to-day coordination of the response to a Scale Up in accordance with the UNFPA Humanitarian Standard Operating Procedures  (SOP’s), in close consultation with the Regional Director, the Country Office Representative, and their direct supervisor, the Director, Humanitarian Office. The Chair of the HSC appoints within 48-72 hours the Senior Emergency Coordinator based on recommendations from the Regional Director, DHR Director and Director, Humanitarian Office. 
Role vis a vis the Country Office:
The Senior Emergency Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the CO Representative and relevant staff. However the Emergency Coordinator is not responsible for making country office operational decisions (procurement, finance, reallocation of resources, etc), but will oversee on a daily basis implementation of the SOP and coordination in the operational hubs. The CO Representative will continue to fulfil its representation function (UNCT, HCT, SMT) meetings with governments and donors).
Qualifications and Skills required:
  • Advanced degree preferably in medicine, public health, social sciences, humanitarian response, international relations or a related field;
  • At least ten years of experience in coordinating, developing and implementing humanitarian interventions in crisis settings;
  • A solid understanding of UNFPA’s humanitarian intervention areas of GBV, SRH;
  • Demonstrated resource mobilisation success with key humanitarian donors; 
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian reform process and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors;
  • Strong analytical, coordination and organizational skills;
  • Proficiency in English and working proficiency with another UN language, including Arabic, French Spanish or Portuguese.

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