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27 Dec 2020

Shelter and NFI Cluster Co-coordinator

Job Description

Overall Objective of the NGO co- coordinator position
The overall purpose of the role is to work together with the cluster co-ordinator and lead agency to
coordinate the shelter and NFI cluster and ensure a coherent and effective emergency response by
mobilizing groups of agencies, organizations and NGOs to respond in a strategic manner to
humanitarian crises
Through the co-coordinator NRC will represent NGO cluster members in coordination, ensuring the
cluster position is informed by the NGOs perspective and helping to ensure the accountability and
transparency of the cluster’s work
Specific responsibilities
• Work alongside the Cluster Coordinator on the day to day facilitation and coordination of the
work of the cluster
• Actively supporting the achievement of the Coordinator’s task
• Work impartially on behalf of the cluster and all cluster members equally
• Maintaining good relationships with all relevant stakeholder counterparts
• Setting agendas, chairing and preparing minutes of meetings
• In the absence of the cluster Coordinator to convene to convene and chair cluster meetings
• Presenting ideas effectively and clearly while listening and acknowledging others’
perspectives and views
• Applying humanitarian principles and enabling links between emergency response, recovery,
and the transition to development
• Any other task as agreed with the Cluster Coordinator and as needed
Critical interfaces
 Internal coordination: Head of Program, Country Emergency Manager, Regional and Global
Shelter Advisors
 Administration: HR and Admin Manager, Logistics Manager
The Co-Coordinator will need skills and knowledge
• Technical competence in cluster and/or sector
• Ability to contribute actively and meaningfully to complex analysis, strategy and planning
• Understanding of international humanitarian response and coordination mechanisms,
humanitarian program cycle (HPC), Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), Country Based
Pool Fund (CBPF) and Appeal processes
• Minimum 5 years of experience in similar or relevant role
• Relevant degree or hight teirtiary qualification
• Experience in working in complex and volatile contexts
• Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
• Fluency in English, both written and verbal
• Valid driver’s license
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
 Good working experience in South Sudan
 Understand the links between emergency response, recovery, and the transition to
 Experience in advocacy works
 Experience working in volatile politically sensitive context
Behavioural competencies
 Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and travel extensively to any state / part
of South Sudan at short notice
 Strong leadership and coordination skills.
 Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, and negotiation skills
 Demonstrate personal and professional integrity in all interactions
 Be highly reliable, mature and able to work independently as well as in a team
 Transparent and accountable
 Strategic thinking
 Pro-active.
Performance Management
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with
the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance
• The Job Description
• The Work and Development Plan
• The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
• The End-term Performance Review Template
• The NRC Competency Framework
This job description and terms of reference is an appendix to the contract and the employer can at any time
make changes, following discussions with the Country Director and Manager.

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