Emergency Response Manager USAID Project Career Jobs - ACDI/VOCA



Job Title:         Emergency Response Manager
Organisation: ACDI/VOCA
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
ACDI/VOCA is an international non-profit development organization which is based in Washington, D.C and was founded in 1963. It that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 49 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $151 million.

About USAID Program:
ACDI/VOCA is seeking to implement an anticipated Emergency Food Security Program in Uganda funded by USAID. The EFS Program will address the ongoing refugee crises in Uganda’s West Nile and will provide food security relief to the refugee and host communities. The immediate interventions are rooted in the program objectives to combat malnutrition and launch coping strategies through efficient management of natural resources and social inclusion. The EFS Program is anticipated to start in August, 2017 with the term of 18 months.

Job Summary: The Emergency Response Manager will manage the implementation of the technical aspects of the emergency response program addressing water, sanitation, hygiene, food security and nutrition needs. The Emergency Response Manager will provide managerial oversight of activities conducted by ACDI/VOCA staff and partner organizations. The position is based in Arua, Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will provide overall leadership and technical direction for the program, including leading the strategic planning, implementation and reporting
  • Ensure the technical aspects of the emergency response are carried out efficiently in accordance with social considerations and sensitivity to women and children
  • Work in liaison with the monitoring and evaluation unit, ensure quality of the data collection, and properly capture and track the program activities
  • Significantly contribute to quarterly, annual, and progress reports and highlight success and challenges in program implementation
  • Provide adaptive management approaches to help technical teams divert resources or recognize and overcome challenges promptly and efficiently

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Emergency Response Manager career opportunity should hold an advanced degree in humanitarian affairs, international development, political science, public administration or related field
  • A minimum of eight years of technical experience, including substantial field based experience in emergency response and/or working with refugees and vulnerable groups
  • Demonstrated program management skills in acute emergency contexts
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, train and manage staff productively under stressful circumstances
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Show commitment to human rights based approach and accountability to affected communities
  • Previous exposure an experience in coordinating program activities with government authorities, NGOs and donor community
  • Stamina and willingness to be extremely flexible and yet focused and reliable in environment of changing demands
  • Positive outlook and strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who desire to work in the USAID Project should apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 20th June 2017

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