Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Emergency Response Team Leader

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


  1. Profile and Key Considerations for the Emergency Team Leaders.

  2. The Emergency Response Team (ERT) has both international and national staff – with experience in Front-Line Emergency Response, a good understanding of the Mozambique context, have the ability to travel to most parts of the country;
The ERT is established in Coordination with the Emergency Coordination Team (ECT) and the process is coordinated by the ERM;  The ERT has the capacity to select members based on NRC’s HR recruitment policies and the ERT recruitment policies to join the EOT.  EOT Selected team members should currently hold an officer position or above. Members should be willing to undergo emergency trainings provided by NRC;  Members demonstrate good leadership, communication and management skills; Members should be good representation from both programs and operations as well as field;  Selected members should undergo orientation by the ERM.  ETLs should make sure the position / the team reports to the ERM – advice and provide updates on EP work in a timely manner. Have regular meetings to appraise each other of the progress on EP outputs, highlight challenges and ensure that they come up with mitigation measures and solutions  Team members have delegated authority with clear tasks and objectives from the ERM and ECT:  Ensure their accountabilities is clearly communicated as well as roles and responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

The purpose of the Emergency Team Leaders as part of the Emergency Response Team is to pre-position and support the management of a Rapid Response Team. The following is a brief description of the role. The position is a part of the regular Programme Team and a part of the Emergency Response Team and will oversee the Emergency Response Programme in each of the Area Teams in Mozambique. The positions will coordinate Emergency Assessments, and from there facilitate the development of integrated Emergency Response Plans supporting the ERM and ERC. The position also works a lot at Emergency Coordination level. The Emergency Team Leaders will proactively engage with Area Managers and Area Programme Managers, focusing on the following main issues:  Capacity Building of staff; Localized Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans.  The set-up requires a person that can make themselves relevant to others, and create opportunities to demonstrate value addition. 

Degree in Social Sciences: Anthropology, Sociology and other related areas. Coordinate the management of the ERTs and RRM Teams; Implement Plan of Action for delegated portfolio of Emergency Response; Day to day follow of progress in project implementation; Ensure compliance with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines; Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist; Document, promote and share ideas for technical improvement; Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents; Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills;  Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders; Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy specific responsibilities The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world’s authoritative source of data and Analysis on internal displacement. Since our establishment in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), we offer a rigorous, transparent and independent service to the international community, and inform policy and operational decisions to improve the lives of people living in, or at risk of, internal displacement.

With a team of more than 30 people in Geneva and an annual budget of over 5 million USD, we monitor more than 130 countries in the world for which we provide verified, consolidated and multi-sourced estimates of the number of people internally displaced or at risk of becoming displaced by conflict, violence, disasters and Development Projects. We complement this global data with interdisciplinary research into the drivers, patterns and impacts of internal displacement. Using this evidence, we provide tailor-made advice and support to inform global, regional and national policy-making. Our data and evidence are published on our website and via our Global Internal Displacement Database ( Our flagship report, the Global Report on Internal Displacement (, published every year in May, is the world reference on IDP statistics, featuring trends and thematic analyses, country and regional spotlights.

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