Intersos recruits 01 Emergency Coordinator
Terms of reference
Job Title: Emergency Coordinator
Duty station: Bogotà, with frequent travels to field locations Cucuta, Arauca) and Venezuela
Starting date: 01/09/2019
Contract duration: 6 months
Reporting to: Head of Emergency Unit
Supervision of: 3 national staff
General context of the project
The political and socio-economic crisis in Venezuela continued to deteriorate throughout 2018, leading to further collapse of services, deterioration of health facilities, food security, and nutrition among the population, and one of the biggest mass displacements in South America’s history. Food availability is hampered by import restrictions, and price increases reduce access to food, medicine and other basic goods.
Since 2015, the crisis has prompted over 2.7 million people to leave Venezuela, out of which only about 1.4 million have regular status in the countries they fled to. The number of Venezuelans abroad went from 700,000 to over 1,600,000 between 2015 and 2017, and some 1.1 million more fled between 2017 and the beginning of 2019. There is no indication that the influx of Venezuelans will slow down in the near future. By the end of 2019 the number of Venezuelans leaving the country is expected to rise to 5.3 million, including 2.2 million in Colombia alone. As the crisis in Venezuela keeps deteriorating, host countries are increasingly struggling to respond to the influx of Venezuelans. The rising number of people entering neighbouring countries is putting a strain on basic services and impacting host communities. The provision of public goods (such as health care, electricity, water, transportation, and security) in neighbouring countries hosting Venezuelan refugees is likely to further deteriorate. Venezuelan refugees are also at risk of facing growing xenophobia from host communities, as well as exploitation, trafficking, and SGBV.
INTERSOS will start its operations in the country with an ECHO-funded project in partnership with CISP with a focus on protection and health activities in Colombia and Venezuela with the aim of expanding its operation in the course of 2019.
General purpose of the position
The general purpose of the post is to represent INTERSOS in Colombia and Venezuela, ensuring the setup of the mission and the development and planning of INTERSOS program for Venezuela crisis in strict coordination with E-Unit team in HQ.
Main responsibilities and tasks
|Ville||Bogotà, with frequent travels to field locations Cucuta, Arauca) and Venezuela|
|Expériences / Formation du candidat||Education
|Experience||5 à 10 ans|
|Secteurs d’activité||Gestion crise / post-crise, Droits humains|
|Pays||Amérique latine, Colombie|
|Comment postuler||For further information and to apply, follow the link below:https://intersos.knack.com/imp#intersosorg-vacancies/vacancy-details/5d4155b6921e25001029e529/
In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS platform, you can also apply by sending your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to [email protected], with subject line: “SR-55-1133 – Emergency Coordinator – Colombia”.
Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.
|Date de fin de validité||22/08/2019|