Ended Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager

The Job

Deployment Title: Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager (National)

Country Programme: IRC Yemen

Location: Aden

Duration: 12 months

Start date: 1st July 2019

Reports to: Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator


IRC Humanitarian Responses in Yemen - The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The IRC Yemen Country program was established in 2012 and currently is implementing integrated Health, Nutrition, Environmental Health (WASH), Economic Recovery and Development, Women’s Protection and Empowerment and Education programming in eight governorates. The IRC Yemen Country Program operates from its Country Office in Sana’a and its main Field Office in Aden. Other subfield offices include Abyan, Hodeida and Al Dhale’e, with the Al Dhale’e office covering Lahj, and Shabwah.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Programming in Yemen – The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is launching a new Emergency Preparedness and Response Program to extend the reach of emergency preparedness through stronger coordination and timely provision of life-saving interventions. Using an Emergency Preparedness and Response Mechanism (EPRM), the IRC will work through a network of international and local partners to ensure enhanced, effective, timely, and more wide-reaching emergency response for conflict-affected populations in the South.

Overview of Role - The main objective of the role is to support the start-up of the new EPRM program, including effective program management to ensure the program is implemented on time, on track and on budget. The EPR Manager is a key role within the Yemen country program, providing support to the EPR Coordinator to implement a new area of programming and strengthening of scale and reach via partnership and accountability to affected populations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support strategic planning and programme leadership to implement the program on time, on track and on budget.
  • Support coordination with the relevant UN clusters, humanitarian forums, and the government to share information and monitor emergency situations
  • Lead collaboration with Partnership Unit to conduct NGO identification, vetting and selection in accordance with IRC PEERS procedures
  • Support on the development of trigger thresholds for response, based on most likely scenarios
  • Lead ongoing trigger monitoring and dissemination of data to relevant stakeholders
  • Lead in direct or joint multi-agency assessments and rapid disaster needs assessments,
  • Lead in collaboration with Gender Unit to conduct Protection Mainstreaming assessment in hotspot areas to identify the risks of women, girls and other vulnerable groups
  • Support collaboration with MEAL Unit to establish a client feedback and accountability mechanism to address feedback in a timely manner as per formalized standard operating procedures (SOPs) and confidentiality
  • Support collaboration with Supply Chain to prepare access to relief items for emergency responses based on most likely scenarios
  • Support the facilitation of training for the IRC, implementing partners, and local authorities
  • Support a participatory process to develop a selection criteria for responsible agency (IRC or pre-identified partner) to respond to assessed emergency
  • Support coordination of emergency assistance to crises-affected populations to address their identified needs, with protection issues emphasized and mainstreamed across all interventions
  • Lead collaboration with MEAL Unit to conduct ongoing monitoring and feedback/accountability of response to ensure actions are timely and appropriate
  • Support collaboration with MEAL Unit to conduct real-time evaluations of emergency responses to inform learning and improvements for future responses   
  • Support ensuring high quality and timely donor reporting
  • Facilitate knowledge and data management, identification and documentation of lessons learned and a continual focus on adapting to changing on-the-ground realities, improving and learning.


  • Minimum 2 years of program management position
  • Experience and knowledge of Rapid Response Mechanisms
  • Proven experience in assessing, designing, implementing and monitoring activities, with a strong commitment to evidence-based, context-driven, flexible and principled programming
  • Highly sensitive to a Humanitarian needs-based, principled programming approach
  • Experience in working with local partners
  • Experience of remote management
  • Post-graduate degree in humanitarian and/or development studies, social sciences, political sciences or similar field is desirable – additional experience in lieu of postgraduate degree is possible.
  • Experience working in an interagency coordination position or management of consortia
  • Experience and technical expertise working on cash transfer programming and knowledge of the risks and opportunities around multipurpose cash transfers in different forms

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

How to Apply

Qualified and Interested individuals are required to apply for this position via the IRC Career at the following link: https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=5235

Deadline for Applying: June 15, 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. 

  • Employer: IRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 2 June 2019
  • Deadline: 15 June 2019