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Emergency Preparedness Advisor

  • Puesto: Emergency Preparedness Advisor
  • Organización: Acción contra el Hambre
  • Fecha límite: 12 de Agosto de 2018
  • Lugar: Siria, Beirut
  • Método de contacto:


 Duration : 6 months

Start date : ASAP

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by ...

Action against Hunger is an international non-governmental, private, apolitical, non-religious and non-profit organization created in 1979. Its goal is to combat hunger and dangerous situations that threaten men, women and children. Currently 500 expats and more than 5,000 employees are working for Action against Hunger in more than forty-six countries working in projects concerning four areas of focus: nutrition, health, food security and water and sanitation.


Preparedness to Humanitarian Crisis and Transition to/from Emergency interventions

Key activities in your role will include

Objective 1: Preparedness to Humanitarian Crisis and Transition to/from Emergency interventions

In coordination with the Emergency Desk and the Country Office, prepare contingency plans, and ensure proper training of the mission staff in its knowledge and application. Ensure contingency plans are aligned with ACF policies, competencies and values, and the mission's strategy and capacities.

Generate the detailed preparedness plan which include the following:

  • Institutional objectives, scope and limitations of the disaster response plan
  • Context analysis
  • Institutional policies and framework
  • Risk analysis

For each scenario:

  • Activities sheet and lessons learnt
  • Concept paper/logical framework/budget
  • Job description ( expat/national)

Contingency plan implementation:

  • Training plan and training tests
  • Partner assessment and training realized
  • Contact list
  • Assessment kit material list and IOF
  • Stock inventory

Do you meet the profile required criteria?

  • University Degree, ideally related to humanitarian or logistic fields
  • High level of all aspects of managerial experience, including managing multi-million Peso and/or dollar budgets.
  • Experience in complex decision making and leading a multi-disciplinary, National and multi-national team under difficult circumstances.
  • The highest level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors.
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.
  • An experience working in humanitarian field in Middle East would be significant asset.
  • Minimum 3 years previous experience in humanitarian field-based positions.
  • Experience in the preparation of project proposals, budgets and reports to donors and other stakeholders Essential
  • Experience in inter-agency coordination, representation and negotiation with state and non-state actors - Essential
  • Experience working in a volatile environment
  • Experience in working in with local authorities and partners
  • Knowledge and experience in ACF procedures
  • Humanitarian Knowledge: Yes
  • Action Against Hunger knowledge: Yes
  • Languages: English fluency; Arabic is a plus
  • IT and specific systems: Good Computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point, Internet and e-mail skills required
  • Mobility: Based in Beirut with the possibility to travel to Damascus

Our remuneration package:

We offer immediate incorporation to a dynamic international network with the following remuneration package:

  • Formal work contract: 6 months
  • Base: Beirut
  • Excellent remuneration package

In addition:

  • Guest House or similar accommodation covered by the organization
  • Travel costs to and from the mission.
  • Expat Health, repatriation, travel and life insurance covered by the organization
  • Extra per month and per child (Under 18 years old): from 100 to 225 euros monthly (according to standard list of Action against Hunger -Spain).
  • Break: additional rest period, including travel cost to a reference area and economic help of 215 euros.
  • 25 working days of paid leave per year.



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