3 Feb 2023

Early Warning Action Coordinator at World Vision Ethiopia

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Job Description

World Vision is the largest child-focused private charity in the world. Our 34,000+ staff members working in nearly 100 countries have united with our incredible supporters to impact the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty. Through World Vision every 60 seconds…a family gets water…a hungry child is fed…a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead rapid needs assessment teams and produce the necessary technical reports that will be used as input for proposal development in humanitarian emergency response.
  • Enhance coordination, collaboration and partnership of organizations that are engaged on multi-agency assessment.
  • Support multiagency assessment team, exchange early warning information (SC, FAO, CRS, FEWSNT, WFP, OXFAM, NDRMC etc).
  • Participate actively in Joint assessment 15%Lead, support and facilitate the development of a national disaster/emergency preparedness and response plan
  • Prepare world vision Ethiopia disaster preparedness plan and contribute for DDG process and update twice a year based on HRF/MYR.
  • Prepare contingency planning for specific emerging hazards
  • Linking early warning product with early action using APs budget (up to 20%) and NEPRF.
  • Produce executive alert for emerging hazards using disaster declaration group (DDG) scoring system (tool)
  • Actively engaged on disaster declaration process by providing timely and reliable early warning information. 15%Management , monitoring and evaluation
  • Closely monitor/evaluate the food security situation of WVE operational areas•
  • Monitor humanitarian crisis for potential and emerging disasters to inform early response
  • Conduct regular field visit in most drought and flood prone area programs, and produce informative report.•
  • Supervising , mentoring and supporting the professional development of technical staff in the field office
  • Supporting national emergency response staff requirement as well as manage multi-sectoral emergency project.
  • Manage information system for regular, timely and reliable EW data collection as well as collecting EW information at different levels (from federal to community level).20%Technical Assistance/Support
  • Oversee and lead technical support for effective execution of technical activities including EW information analysis , livelihood and vulnerability assessment

​Provide technical assistance for WV staff and partners

  • Capacity building for WVE staff which is related to early warning early action , preparedness , assessment etc
  • Closely work with JEOP team forcapacity building and information exchanges.
  • Participating actively and collaboratively in country-level integrated foodsecurity phase classification (IPC) in line with IPC protocols
  • Work closely with technical sectors (IFaNs, Health, Education, WASH, Child Protection, Emergency Response, etc)15%External engagement, representation, networking and strategic partnering;
  • Collaborating with national, regional and local stakeholders for exchange of early warning information (NDRMC, FEWSNET, FAO, WFP, SCI, CRS)
  • Attend coordination forums related to early warning ( NEWEA, Flood taskforce , IPC , Methodology group)
  • Actively participate on the new EARO EA/EA initiatives meeting
  • Represent WV in the EWEA and other national coordination arrangements.


  • Regularly update humanitarian context of Ethiopia ( Monthly Bulletin) for all WE staff •Update early warning early action monthly report ( world view EARO) and for SitRip
  • Keep records of hotspot classifications, flood alerts and national Indexes (Country food Insecurity phase, Country Disaster Risk Rating, Country-level Fragility Index, ACAPS Crisis Severity Rating etc)
  • Identify humanitarian needs of the affected communities, produce quality and timely report, advocate and shared to wider user of WVE
  • Gather emergency related early warning information from various sources and systematically compile and analyze it and used as Information management system.

Required Professional Experience

  • MA or BA in disaster risk management, humanitarian action, rural development, Agricultural economics, Agricultural extension, Econ. & Devel. Studies and at least 6 years for MA and 8years for BA field experience working in disaster managementfocusing on Early Warning and Emergency Response/relief.
  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement
  • Strong problem solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work with different partners engaged in early warning system.
  • Agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos and participation in devotions
  • Knowledgeable of MS Word, Excel, Power Point and pivotal table etc.
  • Other requirements Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification Technical Training qualifications required: Applications: Needs innovative and contemporary early warning tools like HEA-LIAS, LEAP, IPC, SMART Nutrition survey, EPINFO, SPHERE, GIS and RS, Disaster management and good understanding on Digital Early Warning system.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 28 February. 2023


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