Drought Response Advisor

Beneficiary Institution
Ministry of Health and Human Services
Duty Stations
To be determined under the MIDA salary scale
10 months
Post Date
25 May 2017
Deadline Date
08 Jun 2017


Under the direction of the general director of the federal Ministry of health and human services, the Drought response adviser shall oversee and manage implementation of the Emergency Response to drough and emergency interventions in the country, particular focusing on health, nutrition WASH and other emergency interventions with the purpose of achieving the objectives and results of the drought response interventions


The role of the adviser include but not limited to

Mapping-out partners involving drought response interventions
Undertake resource utilization assessments
Develop emergency and drought response strategic plan
Develop drought response framework

Expected Result

Support and advice local partners undertaking drought and emergency response interventions in the different regions.
Provide support and strategic guidance to partner organizations on human security as necessary to enable and ensure the linkages from local to national levels;
Advice partners in issue resolution related to implementation, coordination, and communication with the Ministry of Health and other federal member states.
Provide support to partners and sub-national DRR actors on Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response Plans and Post Drought Recovery strategies including preparing training manuals and conducting trainings as necessary;
Support partners in liaising and engaging with local authorities, NGOs, networks and other relevant stakeholders at sub-national levels to ensure smooth drought response coordination and implementation;
Provide regular update on the progress and status of the drought response implementation to the Ministry of health and provide recommendations to relevant health sector stakeholders
Establish dashboard for the partners who are involving the drought response interventions


Minimum 7 years working experience with an entity in a relevant:


field; Experience in drought response interventions
Experience in working emergency context
Work experience in disaster management
Working experience with government institutions
Exceptional experience in emergency response interventions


Very good knowledge of spoken and written English;
Disaster management in the Government, UN and nongovernmental institutions;
Disaster management and human security;
Knowledge of minimum SPHERE standards
Monitoring and evaluation, as well as Disaster Risk

Essential skills:

Excellent representational and communication skills, with a proven ability to coordinate with and influence others;
Diplomacy and good interpersonal skills
Strong analytical, planning and prioritization skills with the ability to work independently with initiative and a capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities;
Experience of working with and developing the capacity of staff and State representatives
Excellent team leadership and management skills and the ability to motivate and facilitate the work of teams/colleagues
Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues; Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide
Variety of cultural contexts and committed to equal opportunities; Facilitation skills


Degree in Humanitarian Aid, WASH, Public Health, Disaster Management or other related discipline; In case of other Degrees: Proven relevant long work experience in the above field(s) can compensate for a lack of the above degree


Stipend commensurate with degree and experience under the MIDA salary scale


Health insurance, including evacuation due to medical emergency, will be provided by the project. However, experts will be requested to provide a recent medical certificate stating that they are physically well and apt to work in a hardship area in Africa.
Please note that IOM, according to the contract, will be responsible for the security of the qualified Somali expatriates. The host beneficiary institution will be responsible for the security of the individual.
Before leaving the country of residence and upon arrival in Nairobi or in Somalia, the qualified Somali expatriate will receive a pre-departure briefing including security advice and cultural background.

How to apply

All applications must apply online through the QUESTS-MIDA website.

To start the application process the applications are required to register on account with the QUESTS-MIDA website. Go to www.quests-mida.org login and register as a user, then fill the form and create a password to inter in the application section.

Short listed candidates will be informed of the status of their application. If you encounter any problems when applying visit the FAQs section on the website for more information.