Assessment Specialist – Global Emergency Unit

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Last update: Jan 4, 2023 Last update: Jan 4, 2023


Deadline: Mar 2, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Switzerland Switzerland
Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: From 4 years
Date posted: Jan 4, 2023
Expected starting date: As soon as possible


We are currently looking for an Assessment Specialist to join the Global Emergency Unit in HQ.

The Global Emergency Unit (GEU) seeks to establish systems to track, monitor, and advocate around the worst-off humanitarian crises, in order to inform emergency prioritisation at the global and national level. The newly established GEU will lead the strategic development and implementation of REACH emergency programmes, including Humanitarian Situation Monitoring (HSM), responding to sudden onset disasters, monitoring risk of excess mortality, as well as launching new global programmes, such as a global alert system. The unit plays a critical voice within the organisation, and externally among humanitarian stakeholders, to raise the alarm in the case of anticipated or occurring catastrophic outcomes in both protracted and sudden onset emergencies.   

Under the direct supervision of the Global Emergency Manager (GEM), the Assessment Specialist (AS) will lead on the development of a Global Alert System, to support the identification of and tracking of the most severe crises globally, and in parallel, provide cross-cutting technical guidance and support across the emergency portfolio. The individual will be deployed up to 25% of their time to support the establishment and strengthening of emergency programmes with country teams.