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Disaster Management Manager

Published on 06.08.2022

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Website : https://www.wvi.org
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Social, public and human services
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Position : Disaster Management Manager

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities

Back ground

World Vision Uganda (WVU) is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in 43 districts and have 48 Area Programmes implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & resilience, education and child protection. World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with these beneficiaries. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for a qualified and passionate individual willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following role.

Position: Disaster Management Manager

Report to: Programmes Director

Location: Kampala

Advert Start Date: 29th July 2022

Advert End Date: 5th August 2022

Job Purpose

The role of Disaster Management Manager provides overall strategic leadership, oversight and implementation of the World Visions Disaster management (DM) Standards for Category I and II National Office Responses and for selected Category III Responses.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

Programme and People Management (Operational excellence in DRR, Emergency Response people and programme management) -30%

  • Lead the implementation of Disaster Management activities for CAT I and CAT II Responsesinthe National office
  • Assure standards of excellence in the management of human, financial, capital, and technical resources of the Portfolio.
  • Regularly monitor KPIs and other performance metrics to ensure the team continuously contributes to achieving strategy objectives.
  • Meet all reporting and other requirements of the National office including Situation Reports (SitReps).
  • Maintain ongoing surveillance of the developing humanitarian emergency situation, adjust interventions and activitiesin line with WV values and policies
  • Ensure adequate monitoring, reporting and execution of emergency response and DRR activities in accordance with WV’s humanitarian accountability framework, SPHERE standards, and other essential standards.
  • Ensure that different sectoral activities are implemented in a coordinated and integrated manner.
  • Ensure all personnel understand and carry out their duties in accordance with humanitarian principles, core values, the Code of Conduct, Core Humanitarian Standards and SPHERE.
  • Led the Documentation and sharing of the disaster preparedness processes and learning and share across the organisation to enhance learning.
  • Provide leadership in the implementation of all projects and programs under Disaster Management
  • In close collaboration with People and Culture (P&C), ensure right staff are timely recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development.
  • In collaboration with Supply Chain department, ensure timely procurement of response commodities
  • Ensure that the Program staff based in remote locations receive care and support.
  • Review and approve all the project and program reports prepared.
  • Develop operating business plan for the projects and programs in collaboration with the other technical leads and departments.
  • Work closely with the DME team to ensure that the child wellbeing report is done to meet the standards.
  • Ensure development and Implementation of Disaster Response and Management Strategy
  • Regular one on one meetings with direct reports
  • Talent and Succession Plans in place for all direct reports and key roles
  • Leadership of National Office National Disaster Management Team
  • Individual and team behaviour reflect organisation values and culture
  • Support the DRR and Community Resilience Coordinator to make follow-ups and Support clusters and Area Programs to use Early Warning information and implement timely early actions especially for slow onset emergencies.

Program Development and Grants acquisition-20%

  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of a strategy to deliver key team objectives
  • In partnership with the grants acquisition team, acquire grants to support humanitarian responses and DRR
  • Coordinate the deployment of effective resources to emergencies
  • Influence key internal and external stakeholders for country humanitarian action
  • Ensure the National Office (NO) strategy and business plans demonstrate action to address common risks and hazards prevalent in country
  • Work with Technical Advisors to ensure that all Technical Programs integrate DRR
  • Ensure that the NO has maps and data, which are less than 18 months old, of community assets and hazards for each operational area
  • Ensure that the NO has updated Disaster Management Plans and acceptable ratings on the Disaster Management Scorecard
  • Ensure that the NO has clear deployment protocols, including back-filling of those deployed, and there are clear emergency staff care policies in place and known by surge capacity staff
  • Develop and execute in collaboration with grants team, a strategy to increase funding portfolio for Disaster Management projects and programs
  • Provide support to Resource Acquisition Team including pre-positioning of World Vision with in-country donor representatives, responding to appropriate request for applications for bilateral and multilateral sources in coordination with relevant SOs and management of grant funded program
  • Manage donor concerns (government/private donors and support offices) ensuring proper resolutions for both parties have been reached

Networking and Coordination (Develop collaborative internal and external relationships)- 20%

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments within the National office
  • Actively participate in the department leadership team, supporting the development and delivery of the strategy
  • Collaborate with and support other senior leaders in the organization
  • Develop and maintain relationships with, the host government, donor agencies, UN agencies and other NGOs to influence these bodies and promote WV’s lead contribution in the humanitarian field.
  • Ensure that advocacy is integrated in the Disaster Management projects and programs

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning, Reporting and innovation-20%

  • Ensure quality preparation of program reports/documents for dissemination to various stakehold-holders.
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation of all DM projects.
  • Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Programme evaluations, Programme Capability Review, Monitoring/Evaluation reports, Complaints & Response Mechanism reports are acted upon in a timely and effective manner.
  • Create an environment for innovations that will lead to operational efficiencies
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and collaborative learning through internal avenues such as community of practice

Preparedness and Early action (Early warning and Early Action) Management-10%

  • Support the Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Resilience Coordinator to make follow-ups and Support clusters and Area Programs to use Early Warning information and implement timely early actions especially for slow onset emergencies.
  • Using the World View system, regularly collect, analyze and disseminate the early warning information
  • Following confirmation of early warning alerts, work with ERDM to develop appropriate disaster preparedness plans/contingency plan.
  • Develop and establish contextual systems for DRR and effective emergency responses
  • Oversee all reporting in DRR, preparedness and during and after responses

Others-5%

  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time which may include but not limited to:
  • Participate and contribute in teams,
  • Active participation in committees and task forces appointed to including Senior Management Team, National Disaster Management Committee, Risk Committee, National Resource Development Team among others

Required Professional Experience

  • Experience of at least 10 years in Development and Humanitarian work and 3 of which must have been in Management
  • Working knowledge and skills in the field of humanitarian Response such as refugees and disaster management through formal education and on-the-job training.
  • Must have proficiency in conducting disaster vulnerability assessments
  • Must be conversant with internationally accepted humanitarian relief standards, disaster management cycle and concept.
  • Working knowledge of humanitarian codes, standards, principals, and ability to mainstream leading cross-cutting themes.
  • Empirical knowledge of emergency response DM&E processes.
  • Proven track record for multi-sector program design and implementation in large and complex emergencies.
  • Ability to facilitate appropriate information flow and coordination amongst a complex range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership and staff supervision skills.
  • Have the ability to analyses, problem-solve, persuade, network and negotiate.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in working with International donor funds and report writing.
  • Analytical and Innovative in qualitative and quantitative data management.
  • Demonstrate practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principles.
  • Have the ability to analyses, problem-solve, persuade, network and negotiate.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in working with International donor funds and report writing.
  • Analytical and Innovative in qualitative and quantitative data management.Demonstrate practical command for implementing program design, management and evaluation principles.
Required profile for job ad : Disaster Management Manager

Required Education, Training, License, Registration, And Certification

  • Master’s in Business Administration, Economics, Humanitarian, Sociology, Disaster Management, Agriculture & related field is preferred.
  • Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, International Development or any other related course.
  • Training or certification in Portfolio and/or Program Management with accredited institutions.
  • Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with an empowering and outcome oriented approach.
  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • The person must be results oriented, able to handle public relations, able to satisfy donors and a team player.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills.
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
  • Computer literate.

Applicant Types Accepted

Local Applicants Only

Job criteria for job ad : Disaster Management Manager
Job category :
Health and social professions
Industries :
Associative activities
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Bwizibwera - Entebbe - Gulu - Hoima - Jinja - Kampala - Kasese - Kira - Lira - Masaka - Mbale - Mbarara - Mukono - Nansana - Rest of Uganda
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Master
Number of Position(s) : 1

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