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25 Apr 2019

Emergency/Technical Director at People In Need

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Job Description

People in Need is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded on the ideals of humanism, freedom, equality and solidarity. We consider human dignity and freedom to be fundamental values. We believe that people anywhere in the world should have the right to make decisions about their lives and to share the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Our Profile

The People in Need organization was established in 1992 by a group of Czech war correspondents who were no longer satisfied with merely relaying information about ongoing conflicts and began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization striving to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world.

Throughout the 25 years of its existence, People in Need has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe. In addition to humanitarian aid and human rights, it now also targets education and helps people living in social exclusion.

We are part of Alliance2015, a strategic network of seven European non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian aid and development projects. This collaboration increases effectiveness, both in working in the target countries and in campaigns aimed at influencing the attitudes of politicians and the general public in Europe.

In our 15 years operation in Ethiopia, has focused on projects in five main areas of interest: Education and Social protectionEnvironment, Livelihood and AgricultureWater, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Emergency programs

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PIN currently invites applicants for the position of: Emergency/Technical DirectorEmergency/Technical Director is a member of the country management team shares responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of People in Need’s (PIN) country programme. Specifically, the role of the Emergency/Technical Director will be overall leadership for the emergency intervention of the country programme of People in Need in Ethiopia.  In the event of humanitarian emergency, the Emergency Director will lead the emergency response team and employ the emergency strategic intervention.

Emergency Director is responsible in the development of a response strategy and plan, coordinating action between different departments in support of timely, accountable and effective response. The Emergency Director will ensure project assessment, data collection and proposal writing, also ensure high-quality reporting to donors and other external stakeholders targeting the emergency response.

The position-holder will spearhead emergency preparedness planning in support of timely and effective emergency responses. He/she will establish response team in coordination with the whole development intervention teams within the CP.

Emergency Director is reasonable in providing training and mentoring to EM teams including the personals identified to support the emergency. He/she will champion staff and capacity building and continuous learning to ensure high-quality response, which aligns with PIN EPP, and ensure PIN best practice. The position holder will monitor early warning information, updating tracking mechanisms and advising PIN management in the event in significant change in context.

The position will be the key focal point for internal and external (government, NGO, and donor in support) stakeholders for issues related to capacity development for emergency response, early warning information, prepositioning exercises, lessons learnt and emerging best-practice for the emergency intervention.

Place within the organization:

This position is part of the country management team. The position to report directly to CD. This position to work very closely with the HoP, and manage whole EM team. Directly supervises the PgM for EM. HoE to have closer work with other support department logistic/HR and Finance.

The position functionally report to Emergency team at HQ.


  • Ensure Timely and Effective Response Planning, Implementation and Reporting
  • Ensure Emergency Response Capacity Development
  • Ensure coordinated Response, through commissioning Best Practice
  • Resource Mobilization and Reporting
  • Foster Internal and External Engagement

Job Requirements

·       Post Graduate studies completed

·       At least 8 years of progressive management experience in complex/ protracted emergencies and recovery operations.

·       Proven ability to manage a large and diverse program portfolio with multiple donors.

·       Familiarity with EU, UNCOHA,UN,ECHO, grant compliance and procedures. Willingness to assume other project tasks as required.

·       Capacity to provide solid leadership and decision-making skills for efficient and effective program implementation.

·       Strong problem solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

·       Knowledge of humanitarian industry including sphere standards, NGO code of conduct and humanitarian charter.

·       Experience in staff security and safety management for humanitarian organizations in complex and insecure environments.

How to Apply

Interested applicants for the position should fill the application form and send their CV and Cover letter as soon as possible via following the link:  until May 5, 2019.

Should any information needed please contact using: [email protected] 

Please note: PIN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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