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Humanitarian Programme Advisor

from Christian Aid
Closing date: 31 Oct 2018

About us

More than half the world lives in poverty. We aim to put a stop to that. So we campaign against the inequalities that keep people poor and we work with local organisations to give people strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion. If you are as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to make change happen.

About the role

The primary purpose of the post is to be the liaison person for Christian Aid’s Humanitarian Division in Ireland, including managing and maintaining all key relationships and raising Christian Aid Ireland’s profile for humanitarian work. The principal relationship is with Irish Aid’s Humanitarian Unit, but relationships with other donors will also be important. The post holder will be responsible for coordinating all funding proposals and reports submitted to Irish Aid in cooperation with relevant country teams and partners. This includes providing strategic guidance, technical input and quality review. The post holder will also be the primary point of contact for the Humanitarian Unit on policy issues, including Christian Aid Ireland’s policy and programme work on Tackling Violence and Building Peace. The post holder will represent Christian Aid Ireland on the Dóchas Humanitarian Aid Working Group and in policy and programmatic initiatives related to humanitarian work in Ireland.

The post holder will contribute to and/or take the lead on the development of Christian Aid and partners’ humanitarian capacity (e.g., accountability, preparedness, protection and conflict sensitivity, cash programming or coordination with the private sector). This may include the development of/ contributing to the development of guidelines, policy papers and training materials, giving trainings and mentoring staff, and supporting relevant ACT Alliance Communities of Practice.

About you

The following is essential:

  • University degree in a relevant subject.
  • Overseas programme experience in a humanitarian context
  • Knowledge and expertise in working with institutional donors
  • Proven understanding of project cycle management, results-based management and frameworks and monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies
  • Experience of protection and GBV in humanitarian programming
  • Knowledge of relevant humanitarian standards including SPHERE, CHS
  • Excellent communication and networking skills for relationship building and facilitation
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • High level of numeracy and understanding of financial controls and procedures.

The following is desirable:

  • Ability to work through French/Spanish/Arabic
  • Understanding of adaptive programming approach
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