Emergency Preparedness And Response Manager EPRM



Emergency Preparedness And Response Manager EPRM

Emergency Preparedness And Response Manager EPRM

Emergency Preparedness and  Response Manager

The Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager provides strategic, technical and operations leadership on the delivery of SCI Mozambique emergency responses. The EPRM oversees early warning, preparedness and response of other upcoming humanitarian emergencies in the country. The role holder supports the development and effectuation of a resource mobilization strategy and strategic partnerships that ensure the humanitarian programme is adequately funded.

The EPRM reports to the Director of Program Operations (DPO) with a functional reporting line to the Director of PDQ, with emphasis on ensuring adequate strategic and operational preparedness and response planning, excellence in programming and compliance with the SCI categorized response requirements.

The EPRM promotes an organizational culture that reflects SCI’s humanitarian values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and overall delivery of high quality and timely responses. The role hold ensures cross-functional work and coordination, engaging with technical teams, operations teams, and support functions.



Minimum of a Master or higher-level Degree. Or Bachelor Degree with equivalent field experience.


  • Minimum of 6 years expertise in emergency project management and of managing emergency programmes in an NGO context.
  • Knowledge and experience of having worked in one of the following sectors: Education, Child Protection and WASH, Supply Chain, Program Management;
  • Excellent leadership qualities; competency to motivate, mentor and hold staff accountable; proven experience overseeing and developing a team;
  • Experience of program cycle management, and working in a complex and matrix-managed organization
  • Knowledge of effective financial and budgetary controls; proven ability to manage budgets
  • Solid experience writing comprehensive, high quality narrative reports for donors and other external constituencies; experience supporting colleagues to engage in reporting by systematically collecting and compiling correct, meaningful information/data, etc.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously in a highly stressful and challenging environment;
  • High level of flexibility to be travel and be based in different parts of the country for longer periods;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Portuguese and English required;
  • Experience living and working in a complex, high risk (dangerous) environment; demonstrated ability to live/work and maintain personal wellness and productivity in such an environment;
  • Ability and readiness to work as part of surge team during an emergency (required); commitment to humanitarian response principles and accountability frameworks, especially in working with very vulnerable populations.
  • Proven knowledge of MS office applications and IT literacy and capacity to learn and use other packages.
  • Previous experience and knowledge of working in Mozambique required. Exposure to humanitarian response in other countries is desired;

Priority will be given to Mozambican applicants. Foreign nationalities with valid visa or DIRE may apply.

Contract duration: One Year Renewable  

Location: Pemba, Cabo Delgado, with travel to all other Provinces as necessary


The Organisation


We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.  We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers.

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents


: Pemba

Employee Status

: Fixed Term

Closing Date

: Feb 9, 2022