Emergency Response Programme Advisor

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2017
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 12 February 2017

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Working location: Lebanon, Beirut

Contract duration: unlimited

Start date: as soon as possible

Reporting to: The Regional Emergency Response Head of Department

S/he will play a key role in the coordination of the Emergency Response SOS Children’s Villages Member Association countries in the MENA region – i.e. Lebanon and Syria – as well as assisting in the development of emergency and disaster preparedness strategies for other Member Associations in the region. S/he reports to the Regional Emergency Response Head of Department and assists in responding to all emergency-related issues in the region. The position involves planning, monitoring implementation, evaluation and coordination of Emergency Programmes in the region.


The incumbent takes general responsibility for the Coordination, Monitoring & Evaluation of ER activities in the Region and provides support to Member Associations in the following:

  • Carrying out needs and rapid assessments
  • Development of programme concepts, proposal, budgets and other programme related documents;
  • Implementation of Project Management mechanisms and tools to ensure programme schedule, KPIs and objectives are met

· Ensuring optimal implementation of activities through field missions and provide relevant expertise

  • Being accountable for monitoring the timely and adequate completion of Emergency Program situation reports by country teams in Member Associations
  • Management of field security
  • Management of the Recruitment phase of ER projects,

  • Ensures budgets are aligned with planned activities and agreed timelines and respond to the needs at field level.

Additionally, provides professional expertise to the Head of Department, other regional Advisors and the SOS CVI Global Emergency Response team in the design and follow-up of monitoring and evaluation tools and processes


  • Minimum 5 years in the humanitarian field including 2 years of operational experience in emergency response/relief with some exposure to conflict zones; relevant experience in the MENA region would be a definite advantage.
  • Experience in project management including project planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting with an NGO or UN agency.
  • Demonstrable expertise in the use of humanitarian standards and principles
  • An understanding of technical aspects and different sectors of Emergency Program activities.
  • Experience in Child Protection and refugee assistance a strong asset.
  • Good communication and diplomacy skills with a strong ability to persuade and influence client and stakeholder relationships.
  • Willingness and ability for international travel in emergency countries within the region at short notice.
  • Must have excellent knowledge of (written and spoken) English and Arabic a definite asset.
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with local and international stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.


Diverse and challenging tasks in an international working environment with a meaningful cause in providing a loving home for every child. Opportunities for further planning and development and a competitive salary that will be commensurate with experience and will match industry standards.

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