The Operations Officer will serve as the Focus Africa Regional Focal Point, reporting to the Emergency Response Section (ERS).
Within delegated authority, the Operations Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Monitors, analyzes and reports on Operational activities, disaster relief/management or emergency situations for Focus Africa.
•Manages Focus Africa Emergency Response related activities, including organizing and delivery of regional emergency response exercises and training events, oversees and supports the management of teams in the region.
•Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes and help ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
•Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions
A university degree in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required.
A minimum of one year of progressively responsible experience in operations affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area, is required.
Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required.
Remuneration will be in line with the set procedures of the organizations which consider the experience and qualifications of the candidate.