Emergency Field Officer

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Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

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Employer: Concern Worldwide
Job Title: Emergency Field Officer Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somaliland
Category: Other

Vacancy Announcement

Emergency Field Officer

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following position:

Job Title:

Emergency Field Officer

Reports To:

Emergency Field Coordinator

Direct Reports:


Liaise with:

Emergency Coordinator, Emergency Programme Officer, Relevant Support Departments

Job Location:


Contract Details:

1 Year

Job Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Field Coordinator, contribute to the effective implementation of Concern’s multi-sectoral emergency programme in Somaliland.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Programme implementation:

·         Work with the Emergency Field Coordinator and other programme staff to ensure the achievement of the objectives of Concern’s humanitarian emergency programme in Somaliland.

·         Assist in identifying location for intervention across Somaliland by conducting interviews with different stakeholders, including relevant ministries.

·         Work with the project team and community representatives in the identification, selection and registration of the most vulnerable and poorest households in target communities as per Concern Worldwide Guidelines, ensuring that the targeting process is participatory and transparent.

·         Conduct regular meetings with community representatives and beneficiaries to discuss ongoing activities, entitlements and other relevant issues and then, share the meeting notes with relevant staff.

·         Assist in preparing daily, weekly and monthly work plans for project activities and ensure that weekly and monthly plans are timely shared with Line Manager.

·         Represent Concern Worldwide with different stakeholders at field level.

·         Mobilise the community as necessary prior to the start of a given activity and act as a focal point for community relations together with the Emergency Field Coordinator.

·         Be familiar with Concern’s P4 policy and Codes of conduct and strictly apply them.

·         Be familiar with humanitarian accountability initiatives including CHS, HAP, people in Aid and SPHERE Standards.

·         Ensure program related documents are kept in record and properly maintained. Provide support in making documentation compliant as per Concern program requirement.

·         Support the team in ensuring all program activities take gender issues fully into account in implementation. This includes the introduction of mechanisms to enable women to participate in decision making.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

·         Continuously monitor the humanitarian/food security situation across Somaliland and provide accurate reports to your line manager and the emergency coordinator.

·         Assist and inputs in planning, organizing and conducting assessments and evaluations.

·         Verify appropriate entitlements are given to registered beneficiaries and report immediately any inconsistencies to your line manager and the emergency coordinator.

·         Provide information on Concern’s P4 policy and complaints reporting and handling procedure for beneficiaries and local committees in target locations.

·         Collect and document timely complaints and feedback received from programme participants and report the same to relevant staff. Describe the actions taken to handle complaints on-site.


·         Collect information on Concern’s humanitarian response in the area as requested by the Emergency and Field Coordinator.

·         Contribute to different programme reports (monthly, quarterly, annual) as requested by your line manager.

Finance and Logistics:

·         Coordinate with logistics team to arrange field visits.

·         Work in close collaboration with Concern logistics team to ensure the record of all emergency stock are up to date and maintained.

·         Prepare the casual attendance sheets, payment sheets and payment documents for contractors (if any).

·         Coordinate and organize casual workers payments in timely manner.

·         Assist Field Coordinator in monthly cash forecasting for project activities.


·         Carry out any other duties that are consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.as may be assigned.

Emergency Response

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and Somalia/Somaliland Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization

Person Specification:

·         Bachelor’s degree or advanced high education in social sciences or other related subjects.

·         At least 2 years professional experience working with NGOs.

·         Experience in humanitarian emergencies.

·         Excellent report writing and presentation skills.

·         Fluency in both written and spoken English.

·         Good computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to ethnic, cultural and gender diversity.

·         Flexibility to work extensively within Concern’s operational area.


This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

How To Apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their applications (cover letter and updated CV) by email to som.vacancies@concern.netwith the subject line “Application for Emergency Project Officer” by Wednesday 12th June 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview

Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

Publish date: 2019-06-01 13:31:00
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