Emergency Response Manager Afghanistan Kabul At Norwegian Refugee Council

NRC is looking for Emergency Response Manager Kabul Afghanistan.

Our Ideal candidate should have a very strong leadership skills and very good experience in project management, with previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts . Resilient with Humanitarian coordination experience


Afghanistan recently underwent a regime change in a short space of time. The current regime has limited resources and/or systems in place to provide basic services. In addition to this, internal displacement has taken place due to conflict, climate change, and the economic crisis currently experienced in the country. NRC anticipates an extended phase of emergency programming, and an emergency role is needed to be able to develop and coordinate the emergency initiative. It is a managerial position with specialist competences in the area of Emergency Response and placed in Programme section/unit.

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Emergency Response Manager is to coordinate and lead the different emergency response initiatives in Afghanistan. This role is responsible to lead the programme development of the emergency response and ensure quality implementation, in close coordination with core competency specialist in areas of expertise. The role is also responsible to allocate and capacity needed resources for the emergency.

  • Develop strategy, technical guidance and SOPs for the emergency response.
  • Developing robust emergency setups based on appropriate needs analysis with an integrated program approach.
  • Responsible for developing and quality compliance of all donor proposals, budgets and donor reports related to Emergency response
  • Ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation of the emergency response
  • In close collaboration with the CC specialists contribute to the development of macro LFAs reflecting the emergency response strategies and approach
  • Responsible for development of emergency preparedness planning within the country operation.
  • Overall oversight and management of emergency response projects covering different areas and interventions. This includes leading prioritization and validation process for interventions, developing detailed activity plans and budgets for proper delegation to the Area managers responsible of the implementation.
  • Responsible for representing NRC at the coordination mechanism for emergency response and acting as the NRC focal point for Rapid Response Mechanism (if existing/or if NRC is a part thereof)
  • Responsible for context analysis and development of scenarios for potential displacements in relation to the emergency response and sharing this information to relevant stakeholders.
  • In close collaboration with the M&E Coordinator/Manager, ensure the development of quality control and monitoring/evaluation standards for the emergency response
  • Ensure that the existing SOPs supporting the implementation of the emergency responses are relevant to the identified needs and review if necessary in line with the NRC procedures.
  • Provide support with countrywide emergency preparedness and prepositioning of supplies if needed.
  • Provide emergency response specific support and input to the recruitment process for emergency response project staff.

Our Ideal candidate Skills, Knowledge and Experience;

  • Post-graduate with minimum 5 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian context
  • Emergency Response expertise
  • Humanitarian coordination experience
  • Strong managerial and interpersonal skills
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of the context in Afghanistan
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts (required), multi-country disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming.


  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of the local languages – Dari and Pashto

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

We encourage you to learn more about this role please click here to access the full job description

NRC will be reviewing the applications on a rolling basis before advert deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early

How to apply

Interested qualified candidates please apply by clicking on the role Emergency Response Manager Afghanistan Kabul

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