SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) created in 2015 a department dedicated to emergency interventions: the “Emergency Desk”.
The Emergency Desk has the vocation to support SI response capacity in a context of humanitarian acute crisis, through 3 major modalities:
To deal with the consequent need for experimented co-workers, SI Emergency Desk put in place different mobilization mechanisms, including the Emergency Response Team (ERT).
The ERT is a HQ team of experts, deployed on emergency, exploratory and opening missions up to 70% of their working time, and implicated on emergency response improvement projects, up to 30%.
Directly linked to the Emergency Desk Manager, the ERT is the direct field emanation of SI emergency strategy’s intervention. The ERT is nowadays composed of 3 collaborators (Head of Mission, WASH Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator), and is intended to grow over the next two years.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Emergency Field Deployment (70% of time assignment) :
During emergency deployments, the ERT WASH Coordinator’s main tasks lie in conducting rapid needs assessments, analysis and prioritization of urgent WASH response needs and managing the design, implementation and coordination of emergency WASH interventions. The ERT WASH Coordinator can also be deployed for training staff and for emergency related technical support missions. The length of deployment will generally be limited to 8 to 10 weeks.
2. In SI headquarters (30% of time assignment)
In SI’s headquarters, the ERT WASH Coordinator is in charge of supporting SI’s Emergency Preparedness and Response strategy. He/She is also involved in SI’s internal knowledge building related to WASH in emergencies.
Candidates must be able to interact with sensitivity and display respect for diversity and gender in multi-cultural environments.
Please send your CV and Cover Letter to Thierry Benlahsen, Emergency Desk: [email protected]