Emergency Coordinator

Emergency Coordinator in Adana: Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for emergency employee as Emergency Coordinator.

About the Job

Overall responsibility for the technical design, quality control and technical supervision and management of DRC’s emergency programming portfolio within the country.

Sector responsibilities: Multi-sector, life-saving area-based interventions within the areas of food security, protection, shelter and non-food items and temporary settlement support, covering all stages of project cycle management from programme design to implementation and monitoring and evaluation. Including also emergency preparedness activities.

This role has an area focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the area. The role contributes to the development of area strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks.

DRC is committed to building a diverse organization where inclusivity is central. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to our goal and organizational principle of diversity and inclusivity.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at DRC. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

DRC highly encourages qualified female applicants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Delivery

  • Ensure timely and quality delivery of all DRC Emergency Response activities, including immediate needs component and capacity building component.
  • Develop and monitor detailed operational plans for all Emergency project activities in accordance with the overall Emergency Response Logframe in coordination with AMs and HoP
  • Track and monitor expenditure of emergency programming on a monthly basis and ensure burn-rates remain on track and that expenditure is compliant with relevant SOPs and DRC & donor requirements.
  • Oversee the planning, coordination and implementation of a multi-sector assessment of drought-impacted communities to inform humanitarian actors of key needs
  • Coordinator with Sector leads to ensure linkages with Protection and Economic Recovery programming are leveraged
  • Ensure delivery of all project outputs while identifying potential barriers to implementation and find solutions to ensure project continuance;
  • Ensure informative sessions are conducted in a timely manner, and ensure the project team is recording feedback (comments, suggestions) and report results back on issues of concern with recommended areas of intervention


  • Represent DRC in national and sub-national coordination fora and to donors
  • Coordinate and maintain constructive relationships with municipalities, other local government institutions, local NGO partners, other international organizations, in coordination with the other team members;
  • Ensure DRC’s principles and approaches to emergencies are integrated into the response.
  • Follow the humanitarian principles, standards and guidelines that DRC is committed to, and ensure these are adhered to by DRC staff, partner staff and volunteers.

Preparedness & Strategic Planning

  • Lead in preparedness planning, including establishing and maintaining the Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan, inputting as required to Annual Reviews and Country and Area strategies.
  • Coordinate closely with the Economic Recovery Coordinator and Protection Coordinator to plan and implement the transition to Early Recovery programming.
  • Develop and maintain tools, guidance and training materials on all aspects of emergency response activities.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure transparency and accountability tools, processes and mechanisms to affected communities are in place
  • Ensure equal participation by all segments of the community, taking into consideration issues regarding gender, age, clan and tribal and religious affiliations.
  • Regularly monitor project activities and provide timely inputs and feedback to the Area Managers (AM) and Head of Programmes (HoP)
  • Work with HoP and MEAL Manager to ensure results frameworks indicators are tracked and that timely monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability mechanisms are in place.

Staff Supervision

  • Provide support and technical second-line supervision to Area Emergency Managers and Team Leaders.
  • Identify staff training needs and provide training and capacity building according to a training and capacity building plan
  • Work cross departmentally to ensure project staff and activities comply with DRC policy and procedures, Sphere standards and best-practice.
  • Conduct regular field visits to support staff and monitor implementation of the response

About you

To be successful in this role, you must have a relevant master’s degree in political science, international development, economics or other relevant field

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO or similar organisation
  • Documented skills in project planning and design, drafting, calculation and technical writing
  • Experience delivering large-scale Cash and Voucher and in-kind Food & NFI programming
  • Experience working with national partners, local/government authorities, and UN organisations
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Advanced English proficiency
  • Fluency in Turkish and/or Arabic preferred

This role may require long or flexible working hours at times

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 6 Months with possibility of extension (pending funding confirmation)

Designation of Duty Station: Adana (with frequent travel to field)

Start date: Immediately

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals.

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 06.04.2023

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, DRC reserves the right of conducting tests and interviews before the closing date, and can close the advertisement earlier in case of finding a suitable candidate.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo

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Department: Middle East
Country: Turkey
Workplace: Adana
Contract Type: Expatriate National
Categories: Project Management
Education: Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree

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