Rapid Deployment Professionals

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International Public Sector
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Rapid Deployment Professionals

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People in Need (PIN) is a Czech NGO working in relief and development. See more at www.peopleinneed.cz. With the aim to increase its surge capacity and to continuously improve quality and relevance of the ongoing emergency program, PIN has established a dedicated emergency team. The team focus is mainly on the setting up of the emergency response during the sudden onset disasters and conflicts, support of the ongoing emergency programs and related consultancy work. Team consists of up to 5 members with the flexible 50 – 100% work assignments, usually home based, as per the individual agreement.  Expected time spent abroad is up to 8 months annually (in case of full time engagement) with the usual individual assignments up to 3 months.

Start-up date:       to be agreed (continuous recruitment)

Duration:              12 month minimum with desirable extension

Refers to:              Head of emergency programs, Prague, Czech republic

Location:               expected 2/3 of the time spend abroad, the rest home-based with occasional stays at the PIN head office (Prague)

Salary:                   as per the PIN salary scales.

Main responsibilities:

  • To initiate the emergency response in countries without PIN field offices particularly during the sudden onset disasters and conflicts (including field assessments, coordination & fundraising activities, set up of offices, recruitment of the national teams, initial of program activities, M&E systems, etc.)
  • To provide consultancy and support (both field based and desk work) for the new emergencies at the existing PIN missions
  • To provide consultancy and support for the preparation of the concepts, project proposals, assessments and baseline studies
  • To provide gap-filling for the existing PIN humanitarian programs abroad
  • To support the Emergency preparedness planning on the existing PIN missions
  • To support upgrading and increased quality of the PIN humanitarian programs (particularly desk work on the methodological issues)

Main requirements:

  • relevant multi-year and multi-country experience with humanitarian programs
  • proven experience with programs in at least two humanitarian sectors
  • experience with coordination mechanisms
  • familiarity with the PCM and field data collection
  • basic understanding of humanitarian logistics
  • understanding of the funding mechanisms and good proposal writing skills
  • familiarity with the conflicts settings and generic security protocols
  • reliable and self-reliant personality
  • excellent spoken and written English, other languages an advantage
  • ability to respond quickly to requests of the field deployment

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