Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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 Southern and East 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 historic disasters and fragile states.
Please note: This role requires frequent travel of up to 20 weeks a year to the following countries: Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. 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 following countries in Tearfund's Southern and East Africa region team: Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe - in particular applicants from Mozambique or Malawi are encouraged to apply.
A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered for the role.