Head of Emergency Response –GOAL

GOAL is currently seeking a dedicated individual to be the new Head of Emergency Response. In this role, you will be responsible for providing leadership to GOAL’s Emergency Response programming. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience working for a dynamic international NGO, working to transform lives of the most vulnerable populations every day.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • 10+ years’ experience overseas (inclusive of 6 years in a managerial capacity) in implementing and managing humanitarian programmes, particularly programmes funded by OFDA, ECHO and UN Agencies

  • Demonstrated leadership in establishing new emergency response and humanitarian programming

  • Demonstrated experience in representation with Institutional Donors e.g. OFDA, FFP, ECHO, UN Agencies

  • Experience supporting proposal development and internal and external reporting

  • Experience engaging with Cluster coordination systems

  • Experience of Contingency Planning

  • Experience working with Complaints and Response Mechanism and in relation to Stakeholder Information

  • Evidence of good interpersonal and communication skills and experience in negotiation and working with local partners

  • Budgetary and financial management skills

  • Ability to work as a team and under high pressure environments

This is a 12-month contract where you will be reporting to the Director of International Programmes. Based in our Headquarters in Ireland, you will manage and develop GOAL’s capacity to respond to emergencies in new and existing GOAL Country Programmes and to ensure appropriate preparedness strategies are in place at global and country levels to mitigate against the impact of humanitarian crises.

The key responsibilities of the role will be:

  • Position GOAL as one of the pre-eminent global emergency response agencies through refining, overseeing, and being accountable for GOAL’s emergency response strategy

  • Support new programming in chronic or sudden onset humanitarian crises; lead GOAL’s response as required on sectoral assessments, programme design, budget development, programme implementation and external coordination

  • Manage GOAL’s Global Humanitarian Unit, including budget responsibility and resource prioritisation and allocation; negotiates other resources as required from other functional leads

  • Work with Country Programmes to ensure emergency preparedness plans are in place, are contextually appropriate and adequately resourced

  • Provide senior level donor liaison representation as required and in coordination with the Strategic Partnerships Team, specifically with Irish Aid, DFID, FFP, OFDA, BPRM, ECHO and UN Agencies

  • Engage with HO Media teams to plan and implement engagement strategies for emergency response and work closely with the SMT to develop humanitarian programming in line with GOAL’s Global Strategic Plan


Important Information about working with GOAL:


Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.

  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.

  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

To apply, please visit our careers website here: https://www.goalglobal.org/careers

  • Closing Date for Applications
    September 5, 2019