Emergency Response Coordinator Consultant

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: FHI 360
Closing date: 26 Feb 2021


FHI 360 is harnessing its four decades of development experience to provide humanitarian assistance in crisis-affected countries. FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) meets the urgent needs of people whose lives are jeopardized by conflict, disaster or displacement. FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team is looking to expand operations and technical programming in Tigray, Ethiopia to respond to the current crisis. FHI 360 is responding to the conflict by intervening in the health, nutrition, and WASH sectors.

Scope of Work

In this particular context, the Crisis Response Team (CRT) requires the services of a highly skilled Emergency Response Coordinator Consultant to support HQ CRT to conduct preliminary assessments and scalable mapping exercises to design an anticipated multi-sectoral humanitarian program in Tigray, Ethiopia. The Emergency Response Coordinator Consultant will primarily oversee and execute the on-site humanitarian response implementation plan including the management of proposal development, personnel, logistics, and security. The Consultant will engage with Ethiopian country government officials, UN organizations, other implementing partners, and the Regional Country management team to ensure the success of a humanitarian response program. The consultant must also have a strong background in managing humanitarian programming and experience with rapid startups that meet the objective needs of the affected community.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

· Supports and manages the development and execution of the emergency response strategy for the project

· Ensures that programs are strategized and developed in a cost effective, consultative, participative and gender sensitive way

· Manages coordination with stakeholders, such as government authorities, donors, the UN, and humanitarian partners and represents FHI 360 in coordination forums e.g., humanitarian clusters

· Reviews project proposals and plans to determine scheduling, budget, procedures, staffing, and allotment of resources needed for projects

· Provide leadership to the project team, ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, encouraging effective teamwork

· Plans and directs proposed project schedules and monitors budget/spending

· Work with operations staff to ensure health commodities are procured, handled, and managed properly in accordance with FHI 360 protocols

· Coordinate with country office and DC HQ to troubleshoot any issues; make recommendations for corrective actions

· Work with technical and management advisors of FHI 360’s Crisis Response team in identifying needs


· Manage technical field staff during start-up phases.**

· Produce multi-sectoral proposal including technical narrative, budget, and implementation plan **

Location of Work

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Tigray, Ethiopia

Important Note: Applicant should research COVID-19 measures and the associated risks of this location before submitting an application.


Level of Effort: 2 Months

Period of Engagement: March – May 2021

Travel and accommodations are provided

Timetable and Address for Submission

Applications must be prepared in English and delivered electronically by 26 February 2021, 11:59PM EDT. Please send by email to CrisisResponse@fhi360.org with subject line “Emergency Response Coordinator Consultant – Crisis Response”.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; background in Health, WASH, and/or Nutrition is desirable
  • At least 10 years of professional experience of leading successful complex on site emergency response project and/or programs
  • Demonstrated ability to influence peer agencies, local government, and community leaders to work effectively toward common goals
  • Experience developing, resourcing and leading large budget, complex projects spanning over multiple technical specialties
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and implement best practices affecting multiple technical specialties to achieve rapid and high-quality outcomes
  • Prior experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency or related industry experience

  • Diverse geographical work experience is required

  • Experience implementing programs for BHA and State/PRM required

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

  • Multi-lingual skills are seen as an advantage

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Expertise in team management, project management and emergency response programming
  • Consultancy experience with similar organizations

Required Documentation

Proposals must include the following components:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter (max one page) summarizing experience
  • Name and contract details of two professional references

  • Your consulting daily rate. Please note that rate should be all inclusive; no separate hazard pay or daily allowance will be provided.

FHI 360 Disclaimers

· FHI 360 may perform a background check on any selected Consultant candidates.

· FHI 360 may cancel the solicitation and not award

· FHI 360 may reject any or all responses received

· Issuance of the solicitation does not constitute an award commitment by FHI 360

· FHI 360 reserves the right to disqualify any offer based on failure of the offeror to follow solicitation instructions

· FHI 360 will not compensate any offeror for responding to solicitation

· FHI 360 reserves the right to issue award based on initial evaluation of offers without further discussion

· FHI 360 may choose to award only part of the activities in the solicitation, or issue multiple awards based on the solicitation activities

· FHI 360 reserves the right to waive minor proposal deficiencies that can be corrected prior to award determination to promote competition**

· FHI 360’s supplier terms and conditions can be found here while our consultant terms and conditions can be found here

How to apply:

Applications must be prepared in English and delivered electronically by 26 February 2021, 11:59PM EDT. Please send by email to CrisisResponse@fhi360.org with subject line “Emergency Response Coordinator Consultant – Crisis Response”.

Respond via e-mail with attached document in MS Word / pdf format.

The Consultant agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 45 days from the date specified for the receipt of offers unless another time is specified in the addendum of the RFP.

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