Senior Humanitarian Programme Officer (Maternity cover)

Closing date

Period: September 1st 2020 to September 30th 2021 (13 months)

Reporting to the Humanitarian Director, this exciting role provides an opportunity to support the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning of Christian Blind Mission Global’s emergency responses in close coordination with the Country Teams, CBM Member Associations and technical Initiatives in assigned countries and in line with CBM Federation Strategy, Operation Model and Programme Quality Framework. The job holder will take a proactive role in supporting strengthening the capacity and operational readiness of country offices and key partners in selected humanitarian priority countries in inclusive humanitarian action for a more effective and efficient response to emergencies. The position will contribute significantly to the overall delivery of CBM’s Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Action Strategy 2020-2024 at Country, Regional and Global levels.

The successful candidate can be based in Europe, or any country of CBM Global presence; Australia, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, or Switzerland.

Key outcomes expected from this role:

  1. Realistic disability-inclusive humanitarian action strategic objectives are reflected in the new Country Strategic Plans in the assigned humanitarian priority countries.
  2. In times of crisis, strategic oversight and hands-on technical and management support is provided to the CO humanitarian team(s) and partner(s) for designing and implementing a coherent, integrated and quality inclusive humanitarian response.
  3. Humanitarian preparedness workshops are conducted in the assigned humanitarian priority countries as per the Emergency Response Unit’s (ERU) annual work plan.
  4. Minimum requirements for response preparedness framework are established and development of related work packages initiated.
  5. Country Humanitarian Preparedness Plans in the assigned humanitarian priority countries are developed and their implementation supported as per the ERU work plan.

Key qualifications we're looking for include:

• University degree in humanitarian/development studies, social sciences, disaster risk management or related field. • At least ten (10) years of proven professional experience in emergency preparedness, response and humanitarian programme management and oversight including in complex humanitarian settings (conflicts, natural disasters, refugee/internal displacement contexts, etc.). • At least five (5) years of experience in partnership management, capacity building and delivering humanitarian assistance through national partners. • Proven experience of working with variety of stakeholders including UN, INGOs, government and donor agencies, and inter-agency humanitarian coordination.

How to apply

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Closing date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

Interviews: Week commencing 20 July 2020

We look forward to hearing from you!