Are you a humanitarian who likes to build local capacity for disaster responses? Have you worked with first responders such as the church, and been involved in building their capacity? Are you interested to look beyond the direct response and discover and address the root causes to conflicts, displacement and natural disasters?
You might well be who Tearfund is looking to fill this role.
Tearfund’s East and Central Africa team is currently recruiting for an experienced humanitarian. Your major focus will be working closely with our country teams to improve the humanitarian response capacity of our Tearfund’s partners and staff . This will involve:
- Deployment to support responses: The role will involve supporting partner-led to the crisis, to undertake assessments, guide and advise partners, help develop project design, and support monitoring and reporting, developing preparedness and contingency plans.
- Contributing to learning: You will make a valuable contribution to Tearfund’s learning culture, participating in evaluations, coordinating and facilitating learning reviews, ensuring learning on humanitarian good practice is disseminated and applied especially within historic disasters and fragile states.
- Addressing root causes and rolling out Tearfund’s corporate priority: You will have a strong understanding of what creates fragility and ways to address this, including some experience with peace building and other root causes work, and will be a key player to roll out Tearfund’s new corporate priority focus on Fragile States in the countries in the region.
- Regional representation: Your role will also include representation to external networks and humanitarian funding (donor) sources, INGO/NGO coordination groups and providing support in developing partner consortiums.
This role requires frequent travel of up to 20 weeks a year. It is essential that the successful candidate will have the ability to travel to The Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Burundi.
A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered for the role.
This is NOT an expatriate position and candidates must have the right to live and work in The Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia or Burundi
Applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs. The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure.
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