When disaster strikes, we are quick to respond, working with our partners to deliver vital emergency relief. Responsible for the South Asia region, you’ll be part of the humanitarian team supporting partners on the ground. You’ll be the first point of contact in an emergency, working closely with our country teams to manage effective and principled responses to rapid onset emergencies and ongoing, chronic crises. Together with our partners, you will develop innovative and effective relief, recovery, rehabilitation, and mitigation programmes and help vulnerable communities become more resilient to and reduce the risk of disaster. You will secure funding from international donors and work with them to develop and deliver humanitarian programmes, ensuring accountability and maximum benefit to disaster-affected communities. You can expect to travel for up to six months per year and may have to travel at short notice for up to three months at a time.
You will have considerable experience of working internationally, managing and leading emergency programmes and relief work. You will have experience of working with local partners and undertaking senior-level representation. You will have a proven track record of project development and of securing and managing institutional donor funding. You will be well versed in international humanitarian standards, accountability, building resilience and disaster risk reduction. Whatever your background you’ll be able to relate to people at all levels and will be able to represent Christian Aid well.
You will support broader thinking and strategy development across the Humanitarian division and CA relating to innovative humanitarian and resilience programs ensuring good program practice.
You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to develop cross-organizational relationships and be confident in engaging with external entities and networks. You will have experience in supporting learning and development, have experience of working with local partners and understand linkages between humanitarian work and resilient livelihoods
Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity, and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We are part of a wider movement for social justice. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where the need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
Eligibility: This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position will be based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
How to apply
Apply online (https://jobs.christianaid.org.uk/vacancy/regional-emergency-manager—south-asia-2275/2293/description/) by submitting responses to the following competency questions along with uploading your CV.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following competency questions. Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers.
1. Realise potential
Humanitarian responses are evolving with a lot of innovation. Please tell us of a time when you coached or mentored partners on new approaches in humanitarian response. What was the context? What was your responsibility? Who were you coaching/mentoring? What were their particular needs? What did you do? Why? What was the effect? Did you have the desired impact?
2. Communicating Effectively
Tell us about a time when you had to remotely identify and analyse the expectations and interests of others to involve them in a complex humanitarian response: What was the context? Who were the people and what differences did they represent? What was your task? What did you do? How did you do it? What was the outcome? Was everyone involved? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?
3. Building partnerships
Can you tell us of an example where you have successfully built new and unexpected partnerships that led to the delivery of quality humanitarian assistance?
Due to limited resources and high volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted.If you have not been contacted by 1st March 2019 please assume your application was unsuccessful.
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