Disaster Risk Reduction Officer

The Opportunity

 

Save the Children with support from the Embassy of Ireland in Malawi, will be implementing Pathways for Strengthened Resilience and Graduation among Social Cash Transfer Programme Beneficiaries in Ntcheu District. SCI with support from the Embassy of Ireland in Malawi will be implementing Pathways for Strengthened Resilience and Graduation among Social Cash Transfer Programme Beneficiaries in Ntcheu District

The post holder will be responsible for providing technical leadership and implementation of P4R IN Ntcheu in the aspect of Disaster Risk Reduction. The main out put under DRR is “Strengthened community level and local government structures for disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and preparedness to future climate- and weather-related shocks”. The project has various components including FS & Livelihoods, Disaster Risk Reduction, Economic empowerment, Gender & Communications, Nutrition and capacity building initiatives.

Key roles for this position will include strengthening local institutional capacity like A/VCPCs, so that they can respond to disasters and climate change impact through prevention, mitigation and preparedness, providing training of A/VCPCs in DRM concepts including early warning systems, participatory scenario planning based on local risk, climate forecasts and climate change mitigation strategies and others

 

Requirements

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • At least degree level qualification in Agriculture, Natural Resources Management, Community Development or Rural Development, Social Work or any other related field. Knowledge of DRR issues will be highly required.

  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.

  • Demonstrated commitment to develop, acquire, document and apply best practices in related fields, and apply solutions to obstacles.

  • Experience in working with local NGO partners.   

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills including facilitation.

  • Demonstrated supervision skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Good command of English (written and verbal)

  • Self-starter

  • Commitment to Save the Children values and Child Safeguarding

  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience in DRR/DRM, Climate change adaptation techniques and Agricultural Production, Food Security and Livelihood and Natural Resources Management programming.

  • Result-oriented, able to set priorities and meet deadlines within a dynamic environment

  • Mature and able to function well within flat management structures with extensive consultation and horizontal collaboration

  • Proven ability to follow procedures, meet team objectives and work independently and cooperatively with team members and diverse groups of people including government departments.

  • Humanitarian context experience highly preferred.

  • Motor cycle riding experience with a valid riding licence.

 

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

 

 

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

 

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Job description:

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Date advertised: 29 Nov 2019

Closing date: 12 Dec 2019 - 23:59 CAT

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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