Humanitarian Programme Adviser - Preparedness

Job posted by: Christian Aid - UK - Thu, 9 May 2013

Job Details:

Organisation: Christian Aid - UK

Deadline Fri, 24 May 2013

Job type: Permanent

Location: Ireland Spain United Kingdom

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Humanitarian Programme Adviser - Preparedness

Salary: £33,805 - £38,200 pa (including London Allowance)

Based: London, Dublin or Madrid (according to preference of candidate)

Closing date: 9am Friday 24 May 2013

Conflict and natural disasters devastate lives. All too often it’s the lives of the world’s poorest people. You’ll help us and our partners around the world to deliver and ultimately save lives and reduce human suffering.

When disaster strikes we’re quick to respond working with our partners to deliver vital emergency relief. But to do so we need to be well prepared. You’ll be part of our global humanitarian team, and with others you will develop innovative and effective relief, rehabilitation, recovery and mitigation programmes and help vulnerable communities become more resilient to disasters. You will also provide the necessary support so Christian Aid partners are ready to respond should the need arise and understand and follow best practice in humanitarian response.

In times of crisis, you will be part of our emergency response teams supporting our work in the field. You will help to develop and deliver humanitarian relief programmes, ensuring accountability and maximum benefit to disaster affected communities. You may have to travel at short notice and for up to a maximum of three months.

It’s important that you have strong experience in emergency programme and relief work and a good understanding of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian accountability. You will have worked in overseas humanitarian crises and be the kind of person who knows what’s required to deliver in tough environments. You will have a track record of developing projects and securing donor funding and will be familiar with international humanitarian standards. A knowledge and understanding of emergency preparedness strategies would be a strong advantage. You are likely to have worked in the NGO sector or with an international organisation. Whatever your background you’ll be able to interact with a wide cross section of people including disaster affected individuals and government officials. Your ability to work in French, in addition to English, will be an advantage in this role.

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’re as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to make change happen.

We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation. That’s why you can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, an interest-free season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance

As this post is UK based, non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

Job reference: 433-MA Closing date for applications: 9am Friday 24 May 2013 Interview date: TBC.

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires 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.

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