Humanitarian Coordinator - West Africa (1827)

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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?

You might well be who Tearfund is looking to fill this role.

Tearfund's West Africa team is currently recruiting for an experienced humanitarian who is able to join the team to build the effectiveness of Tearfund and partner staff in humanitarian response. The individual will bring a wealth of experience and learning from previous disaster response, and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of environmental and economic priorities in both development and humanitarian contexts.

Building effective humanitarian response capacity

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 capacity assessments, and providing training and accompaniment to partners.

Deployment to support responses

The role will involve supporting partners in 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 fragile states.

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.

You will be educated to degree-level or equivalent and have proven and substantive field-based experience in a disaster management, with a thorough understanding of relevant good practice codes and standards.

You will have strong creative capacity building and training skills, and have a proven track record in project cycle management, capacity building partner organisations, and successful proposal development.

You will be a strong team player, able to influence and bring others along with you in critical settings. You will be accustomed to working unsupervised and responding to tight deadlines.

Applicants require strong English and French language skills (written and spoken).

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs.  We would expect applicants to be able to demonstrate a clear and specific desire to work in this region. All posts involve potential contact with children and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding  issues.

Please note: This role requires frequent travel of up to 20 weeks a year to the following countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone. It is essential that the successful candidate will have the ability to travel to all 8 countries.

The successful candidate will need to have the right to live and work within one of the 8 countries in Tearfund's West Africa region team  - Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered for the role.


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