Disaster Management Manager job at World Vision Uganda

World Vision Uganda

Disaster Management Manager job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 05 August 2022

Hiring Organization: World Vision Uganda

Job Details:

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
• 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 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.

Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2022-08-01




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