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Emergency Response Officer - South Sudan

Location: Juba , Sudan
Experience: 0-5 Years
Skill Set: Monitoring and Evaluation , Programme Management
Nature of Job: Full Time
Compensation: Competitive salary offered based on local terms.
Last date of Submission: 30 Sep 2012
Job Description

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Emergency Response Officer (ERO) is to provide humanitarian expertise, emergency response capacity, support and advice to CAFOD’s programme staff and partners in South Sudan. To contribute to the delivery of effective and high quality humanitarian assistance, preparedness, and risk reduction through CAFOD programmes. Central to CAFOD’s humanitarian response is working with and alongside CAFOD partners in providing support, expertise and building long-term capacity. The ERO shall plan and coordinate emergency response and recovery activities and ensure delivery of quality programmes across the country.

Job Scope

The post holder will be:

  • A member of the South Sudan Emergency Response Team (ERT), South Sudan country team as well as regional humanitarian team.
  • ERO shall work across the country programme on emergency response and recovery activities and with different partners.
  • Works and coordinates closely with the WASH Manager, Logistician, Livelihoods Officers and Accompaniers and counterpart staff from CAFOD Partners.
  • A member of CAFOD humanitarian emergency response and surge capacity team that can be deployed beyond the borders of South Sudan to provide support and expertise to humanitarian programmes.
  • The position is based in Juba, Central Equatorial State (CES) with frequent field travel and extended secondment to partners based on needs.
  • The position has no line management responsibility.
Candidate Profile


  • Educated to degree level OR equivalent professional experience in a relevant field.
  • Previous experience in a relevant technical or specialist areas such as livelihoods, food security, food distribution or cash transfers
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Arabic
  • Ability to work and travel in insecure environments and to manage one’s own personal security and the security of our
  • Good understanding of local context, vast knowledge of community seasonal calendars and early warning indicators, including ability to carry out vulnerability analysis to assist communities identify their coping mechanisms to enable practical response local disasters.

Interested candidates can send their resume with application form at:  obs_sudan@cafod.org.uk

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