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Early Warning Information Officer-IRC Etho Jobs

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Website The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Early Warning Information Officer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives. The IRC has been working in Ethiopia for over 15 years implementing emergency and resilience programming in the areas of WASH, education, livelihoods, reproductive health, gender-based violence, and child and youth protection and development. In 2017, IRC provides services to approximately 405,200 refugees in 20 camps and more than one million vulnerable Ethiopians in seven regions.

Position Summary

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking an Early Warning Information Officer (EWIO) to ensure access to timely information on emergency needs within Ethiopia for the three-year Emergency Nutrition and WASH Rapid Response Capacity project jointly funded by USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and Food for Peace (FFP). Under this program, the IRC as prime, in collaboration with two international NGO consortium partners, will provide emergency nutrition and WASH activities countrywide to support populations affected by slow or rapid onset emergencies. The objectives of the OFDA/FFP emergency program are to:

  • Monitor the changing humanitarian situation and emerging issues in Ethiopia and support rapid emergency response interventions to address prioritized, targeted needs in Nutrition and WASH.
  • Support the emergency nutrition needs of vulnerable populations through interventions to prevent and treat acute malnutrition and ensure a reliable continuum of care for acute malnutrition.
  • Alleviate suffering and reduce water borne and diarrheal disease through emergency WASH programming by addressing situations where there is significantly increased WASH vulnerability beyond existing conditions through emergency WASH and WASH/Nutrition interventions.

The Early Warning Information Officer will systematically collect and analyze early warning data on humanitarian needs to appraise program decision-makers on the humanitarian situation and inform intervention decisions. The EWIO will work closely with humanitarian coordination mechanisms and IRC and partner organization’s emergency response and other field teams for data gathering and validation. She/he will produce memos, briefs, reports, and PowerPoint presentations, succinctly summarizing the humanitarian needs and contribute to donor or other internal or external reports. The EWIO will report to the Director of the OFDA/FFP Emergency Nutrition and WASH Rapid Response project and work closely with the Senior Emergency Rapid Response Coordinator and other ERR and ENWRRCE team members.

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