Global Humanitarian Manager – Southeast Asia

Vacancy for the Post: Global Humanitarian Manager – Southeast Asia

Company Name: Christian Aid

Job description: Contract Type: Open Ended**

Location: Flexible (As this is a regional role, the post holder will be based in Myanmar or Bangladesh depending on the nationality of the candidate)

Closing date: 27 June 2021

Salary Scale: Myanmar $29597-$37195 I Bangladesh BDT 3802298 – 4436015

Salary outlined is gross per annum. Tax & Social security deductions and national level benefits will be applicable as per the prevailing tax laws in the base country

About us

More than half the world lives in poverty. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid has a vision – to eradicating extreme poverty, dismantling its root causes across the world, and enabling the voice and agency of the poor and marginalised to be fully realised – and we believe that vision can become a reality. We are striving to bring lasting change to the lives of the poorest and marginalised communities. We work wherever there is great need, helping people to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion, caste or creed.

Humanitarian work is central to Christian Aid’s mission. Responding to the urgent needs of crisis-affected communities and giving them the means to stand on their own feet is exactly why Christian Aid was created. Programmes and modalities will be dependent on context. But the foundation of our work will not differ. We place the people directly affected at the centre of our decision-making processes, our project design and programme strategies and we focus on nurturing their agency and dignity.

Our history is also marked by being there before, during and after an emergency to save lives. We have been committed to locally-led response. In recent years, this way of working has been recognised across the sector as critical to responding effectively to humanitarian crises. The leading role we have played, in the ACT Alliance and other humanitarian forums, is the most recent manifestation of this commitment. We have been at the forefront of developing innovative ways of working in emergencies and assisting communities by improving their emergency preparedness. We have played a leading role in the development of accountability to affected populations over the past 10 years; this is central to our belief in putting the agency of people at the centre of our work

Christian Aid has been working in Asia for over 50 years, supporting partners tackling injustice, human rights violations and inequalities, and responding to medium and large-scale emergencies, in countries including India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Indonesia and Philippines.

About the role

The Global Humanitarian Manager will play the lead role setting up and managing new and managing existing Christian Aid emergency responses in various parts of the globe but with a focus on an agreed set of countries in Asia and Middle East region. The post holder will work with the Regional/Country Teams and partners to develop humanitarian programmes ensuring appropriate funding is in place and that Core Humanitarian Standards for quality and accountability are met.

The role is part of the Humanitarian Division in Christian Aid but works alongside colleagues across the International department. They work closely with senior staff in country programmes. The Global Humanitarian Manger will play the lead role in specific responses at the direction of the Head of Humanitarian response and Senior Global Humanitarian Manager. In addition, they will provide management and other technical support to existing emergency responses and keep a watching brief on potential future emergencies. The work can be high pressured and high profile both internally and externally during major emergency responses. When it is feasible, the post holder needs to be willing and able to travel at short notice for up to 3 months per year with assignments not usually longer than 6 weeks.

About you

The candidate we seek will have a strong personal commitment to Christian Aid’s agenda of putting affected populations at the centre of their own response and recovery and empowering local organisations to take a stronger role. You will have significant knowledge of humanitarian issues and best practice in humanitarian action. You will have experience leading both rapid response and chronic emergencies or managing programmes to build resilient communities.

You will have an excellent understanding of the CHS, SPHERE and other humanitarian standards. You will have multi-country humanitarian programme support experience, You will have professional fluency in written and spoken English.

You will have a proven ability to contribute to and work successfully as part of management and cross organisational teams with excellent time management and the ability to work with challenging deadlines and to multi tasks. You will be self-motivated, with personal resilience and the ability to sustain performance. You will have high written and oral communication skills. You will have experience of emergency programme cycle management from needs assessment, through funding applications, management, review and evaluation.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire 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.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Expected salary:

Location: Bangladesh – Myanmar

Job date: Sat, 19 Jun 2021 22:28:09 GMT

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