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Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation DRRCCA Coordinator

Reports to: Senior Program Manager with dotted line to DRRCCA TS 
Staff reporting to this post: 2 DRRCCA officers.
Budget Responsibilities; None 
 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (SCI Values in Practice) 
Accountability:
•   Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
•   Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:
•   Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development, and encourages others to do the same.
•   Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
•   Future orientated, thinks strategically.
Collaboration:
•   Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.
•   Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
•   Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
•   Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
•   Willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:
•   Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

QUALIFICATIONS  
•   Bachelor in Development studies, Environmental studies, Disaster preparedness or related field of studies.
•   Atleast 3 to 4 years experience in implementing DRRCA activities with recent in South Sudan Disaster prompt areas
 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
•   Coordinate and lead the process of DRR/CCA risk vulnerability and capacity assessments and develop risk informed preparedness and contingency plans with active participation of children, and communities in identified schools and communities.
•   Coordinate collection of risk data, development of Early Warning Systems for schools and communities. Ensures EW information on Disasters and Climate Risks are disseminated at all levels with the programme areas in a coordinated and timely manner. The coordinator will work closely with the Local government authorities and line departments responsible for generation of sector risk and sector specific early warning data and information.
•   Coordinate and provide technical support to Anticipatory Action and DRR/CCA programme in South Sudan. Ensures partners and field-based staff are well supported and guided on DRRCCA and Anticipatory Action practices standards and quality implementation. Ensure target programme participants are engaged throughout the programme cycle and field-based staff have work plan.
•   Facilitate DRRCCA and Anticipatory Action training for SCI staff and partners in accordance with South Sudan quality standards and framework under the guidance of field and programme manager and technical advisors.
•   Work closely with programme managers, other sector coordinators and other technical advisers to ensure the integration of child centered DRR & CCA into response strategies and programme planning frameworks.
•   Providing field based technical support and inputs during DRR/CCA and Anticipatory Action assessments and evaluations. 
•   Coordinate and train field-based staff and local partners on child-centered DRRCCA and Anticipatory Action and Early Actions. Disseminate latest resilience and child centered DRR & CCA and AA practices in concise and easily accessible formats to relevant programme staff.
•   Support field-based staff to integrate child-centred DRR & CCA thinking and practice in project implementation, including the introduction of minimum quality standards and resilience marker, ensuring risk lens and mitigation.
•   Lead on the monitoring and evaluations of interventions, including monitoring visits and a post-response review and assessment to facilitate effective integration of DRR-CCA issues and Anticipatory Action in all stages of the SCI programme.
•   Ensure the field area offices have good understanding of the Country office DRR/CCA and Anticipatory Action strategy and effectively implement DRRCCA/AA activities in the project location in partnership with State and county authorities and initiate activities to enhance risk reductions skills of targeted schools and communities.
•   Actively participate in design of new DRR/CCA and Anticipatory Action project concept papers and proposals. The coordinator will ensure relevant data and learnings from the field areas inform the designs of new projects.
•   Lead and coordinate country state level and participate in national level DRR/CCA and Anticipatory Action awareness raising activities including commemoration of national and international events related to DRRCCA with South Sudan.
•   Promote effective Collaboration with all DRR/CCA stakeholders at the county. State and national level, support the state, county and Payam level government officials to facilitate leveraging of government action for implementing risk informed development actions.
•   In collaboration with technical advisor and thematic programme manager, support in developing/rolling out of the county/Payam Disaster Management Plan and guidelines for County Disaster Management committees (CDMCs) making them active and functional.
•   In Collaboration with sectors programme Coordinators, develop strategies to strengthen technical competency and partnership between local Authorities and target Communities at local level as a platform to prevent and respond to crises.
•   Closely liaise with communications and advocacy unit to ensure proper documentation of DRRCCA and Anticipatory Action project experiences and lessons. Ensure DRRCCA advocacy issues are identified and planned for with technical support from the ACM team at the country office level. In collaboration with partners, act as key advocacy liaison person for DRR related national events.
•   Develop an effective and sustainable bridge between the local Authorities, and SCI based on good communication, representation, and feedback. Establish good relations with the local civil administration and community leaders, particularly the Boma/Payam/County officials, PTA, SMC, members, women’s group, parents, and children.
•   Consolidate and Compile DRR/CCA and Anticipatory Action programme reports monthly, quarterly, and annually and submit to the line manager.
•   Comply with all relevant SC’s policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunities, and other relevant policies.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Essential
•   Experience in risk-based approaches to DRRCCA and Locally Led Anticipatory Action Programme within South Sudan.
•   Previous working experience in DRR & CCA Risk and Vulnerability Capacity assessments and Emergency Preparedness/Contingency Planning.
•   Past exposure and experience in DRR/CCA and child programming including Payam/county/state level policy advocacy, facility and community-based service improvement is essential.
•   Experience of working with local partners and Payam/county /State and national level Local Government in DRR/CCA, Emergency responses, Post disaster recovery work, Health, Education, or Child Protection program delivery.
•   Previous experience in people and project management
•   Ability to write clear and well-argued analytical reports.
•   Ability to achieve results and maintain consistent high standards of professional behavior and achievement, including when working alone.
•   Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills.
•   Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation.
•   Excellent communication skills.
•   Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy.
•   Experience of and ability to represent the organisation’s mandate and work in external meetings.
•   Fluent written and spoken English.
•   Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the organisation’s mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
•   Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach national staff.
•   Proficiency in computer skills (Microsoft word, spreadsheet, PowerPoint, internet).
•   Knowledge in DRR and climate change adaptation and management.
•   Experience of delivering DRRCA trainings to children and adult groups
•   Proven experience of supporting and implementing Disaster Risk Reduction in schools and Safe school programming.
•   Experience in facilitating DRRC and Climate adaptation mechanism in schools and communities.
•   Good planning and organizing skills.
•   Team player and flexible to take roles in supporting school administration as part of mentoring teachers.
•   Respect for local culture and customs

Desirable
•   Motorbike driving license is Desirable. 
•   Representational skills. 
•   NGO experience relevant to Disaster Risk Reduction and climate change is a must.
•   Knowledge of Juba or classic Arabic language spoken is necessary.
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Equal Opportunities 
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.
Humanitarian response
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
 

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8 Feb 2024

21 Feb 2024 - 20:00 EAT

Worldwide

Programme Operations

Permanent

Full-time

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