Job Summary

As Head of Emergency Management - Syria the successful candidate will be responsible to plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities in Syria ensuring compliance with AKDN Safety Guidelines and preparedness standards.

  • Coordinate the safety and preparedness of the AKDN's facilities and programs in Syria so that all AKDN agencies have effective emergency management systems and that at-risk communities have access to medical and non-medical first response.
  • Direct and coordinate response activities, evacuation, relief distribution, assessments, early recovery operations, and IDP Camp management.
  • Oversee compliance with the AKDN Safety Guidelines and manage the AKDN Safety Officer program in coordination with the AKAH Head Office.
  • Ensure the successful development and execution of emergency management at AKAH, Syria
  • Develop and promote convergence between emergency management and other thematic areas of AKAH
  • Ensure that the program reaches the highest quality standards by leveraging the experience and expertise of professionals from other agencies and other AKAH units.
  • Continually develop and institutionalize the technical capabilities of AKAH, Syria through innovation and technological advancement
  • S/he will coordinate the implementation of the AKDN's Comprehensive School Safety activities, especially CSS Pillar 2 (Operational Safety) and CSS Pillar 3 (Disaster Risk Reduction Education), across the government and AKDN schools in the region.
  • Prepare reports and budget management
  • Train volunteers to our standards
  • Manage staff
  • Develop partnerships and networking with national and international agencies for Emergency Management program development and consolidation in existing and new geographies.

Required Skills

- A graduate degree in emergency management, disaster risk management, public health, engineering, natural hazards management, or related disciplines. Additional qualifications in social work are also desirable.

Required Experience:
- Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in a relevant field. The Middle East and conflict-zone experience are desirable.

Skills Required:
- Attainment of a minimum Incident Command System 200 and Emergency Operations Centre 100 certification within the last two years or willingness to undergo training/examination during the initial period of employment
- Oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic
- Counselling, mentoring, training, leadership, negotiating, planning, and coordination skills
Personal Attributes:
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, energetic, well networked, honest, ethical, physically fit, and able to face challenges within the values and ethical framework and ethos of Aga Khan Development Network.

Specific Vacancy Requirements
Additional qualifications in social work


  • Published:
    21 Jun 2022
  • Industry:N.G.O./Social Services
  • Job Function:Executive Management
  • Qualification:Masters
  • Experience:8 Year
  • Type:Full Time
  • Shift:Morning
  • Positions:1