VACANCY: Regional Humanitarian Coordinator

Vacancy Summary

  • Organisation Type: Government / non profit
  • Sector: NGOs / Government
  • Field of Expertise: Specialist, Operations, Programme Management
  • Work Experience: 3-5 years
  • Benefits included: International insurance, Pension, Bonus
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Aug 12, 2016
  • Vacancy closing date: Sep 26, 2016

Job Description

The coordinator will report to the manager humanitarian aid in Cordaid head office in The Hague. The coordinator will work closely with the Cordaid Country Directors and offices in Burundi, CAR and DRC as well as with the humanitarian team in The Hague.
In case of conflicting demand of the different country offices the manager humanitarian aid will decide on priorities.

General objective of the posting
The humanitarian coordinator will enhance disaster preparedness and response capacity of Cordaid in the three countries. The advisor will support country teams and HO to have clear and agreed strategies, planning and capacity to timely and effectively respond according to international standards after crisis or disaster. Networking and donor relations are therefore an important component of this job. After disaster or crisis the coordinator can, according to need, be deployed to provide operational support to the set-up, implementation and coordination of the Cordaid and Caritas response.

The coordinator will work in close cooperation with the Cordaid country teams and HO humanitarian team on the following specific objectives:

Disaster preparedness
• Work with Cordaid teams on preparedness and response strategy and ensure before December 2016 strategy and preparedness plan is in place at all head offices in Burundi, CAR and DRC. The plan includes agreement with HO on support in case of disaster;
• Assist Cordaid teams to develop or strengthen their network and (donor) relations supportive to disaster preparedness and response;
• Ensure teams have knowledge on Cordaid, DRA and SHO procedures, formats and demands in Humanitarian aid;

Program development
• Provide up to date information on trends and opportunities in Humanitarian Aid in the region of the Great Lakes; identify opportunities and advice Cordaid HO;
• After crisis assist Cordaid teams and partners with assessment analysis and program design in humanitarian response according to International Quality Standards;
• Upon request participate in Cordaid and/or Caritas assessment teams and in Caritas ERST team;
• Upon request function as short term interim for humanitarian project management;

Fundraising and acquisition
• Assist the Cordaid teams with donor mapping and humanitarian financing strategy;
• Promote and support Cordaid’s ECHO partnership and FPA;

Capacity development
• Identify gaps in capacities of the teams and partners relating to the implementation of their response strategy and preparedness plan and help them to address capacity gaps;
• Advice teams in capacity development of partners in preparedness and response.

• Upon request support communication on Cordaid humanitarian response in the region or in NL;
• Support good communication and profile Cordaid with relevant stakeholders in the different sectors of intervention and within the Caritas network.

• Humanitarian aid studies or other relevant studies on master level;
• At least 3 years proven experience with developing, managing and monitoring disaster preparedness and humanitarian response programs in conflict settings/fragile countries;
• Experience with the implementation of Linking relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD) and/ or Disaster risk reduction (DRR);
• Experience in rapid needs assessments and project cycle management;
• Experience in working with the International humanitarian coordination system (UNOCHA, clusters) and in using relevant international humanitarian standards;
• Experience with Institutional donors such as ECHO in particular with proposal writing;
• Experience with the Caritas network and/or Cordaid is an asset;
• Excellent French and English language writing and communication skills are required;
• Experience in working in security sensitive environment in complex (post)conflict situations;
• Diplomatic, culturally sensitive and result-oriented.

Specifics of station
The Coordinator will be based in Cordaid office Bujumbura, with frequent travel to CAR and DRC.
Due to the insecure situation in the region, this is a non- accompanied position.

Contract info
The contract period is for 6 months starting asap, with the intention to extend for a longer period, depending on results achieved and funding availability.
We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance (if applicable).

Further info
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded before 28 August 2016.
An assessment might be part of the procedure.

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