Humanitarian Response Coordinator

Tearfund, Zimbabwe

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th July, 2020

Job Description

Are you a humanitarian worker who has experience in building local capacity for disaster and resilience responses? Have you worked with first responders such as the local church, and been involved in building their capacity? Do you have experience in coordinating and working in collaboration with other agencies in humanitarian responses? You might be the person Tearfund is looking for to fill this role.

Tearfund is currently recruiting for a highly experienced Humanitarian Response Coordinator who is able to join the team to build the effectiveness of Tearfund and partner staff in Humanitarian responses. The individual will bring a wealth of experience and learning from previous disaster response and resilience and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of environmental and economic priorities in both development and humanitarian contexts.

  • Building effective humanitarian and resilience response capacity- Your major focus will be working closely with the Zimbabwe team to improve the humanitarian response capacity of Tearfund partner staff. This will involve capacity assessments, training, linking local partners to collaboration agencies and accompaniment to partners.
  • Deployment to support responses - The role will involve mobilizing local Tearfund partners and churches during emergency periods, undertaking assessments, guiding and advising partners, helping to develop project design, support monitoring and reporting and developing preparedness and contingency plans.
  • Facilitating learning and exchange for Emergency response partners - making valuable contributions to Tearfund's learning culture, participating in evaluations, coordinating and facilitating learning review, ensuring learning on humanitarian good practice is disseminated and applied.
  • Representation on National Humanitarian and resilience forums and working groups - Your role will also include representation with external networks and humanitarian funding donors, INGO/NGO coordination groups and providing support in developing partner consortium's.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to Masters level or equivalent and have proven and substantive field-based experience in disaster management or resilience related work
  • Be a strong team player, able to influence and bring others along with you in critical settings
  • Be accustomed to working unsupervised and responding to tight deadlines
  • Have a thorough understanding of relevant good practice codes and standards
  • Have a strrong creative capacity building and training skills
  • Have previous experience of working with partners on disaster response and resilience work
  • Have the proven ability in disaster response management including: project cycle management, capacity building, training skills, planning, implementation and evaluation.


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