Humanitarian Program Manager

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About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

About the role

We are merging our strategic objective on Resilient Communities and Natural Resources and the objective on Tackling Violence and Building Peace /Humanitarian. The new position would need a highly competent incumbent with the potential to strategize over a longer span of time while being able to help solve the immediate need for the DRC Program to be able to raise funds, ensure high-quality work and being able to respond to the multiple demands on a timely manner. This role will have oversight of the CA DRC Humanitarian Emergency Response and Resilience portfolio, to deliver integrated results on relief, tackling violence and long-term perspectives to build resilient communities through the prevention of violence, Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable use and management of natural resources.

About you

You have a higher level of education or equivalent and a degree in humanitarian response, human rights, international development, rural development (or equivalent experience obtained at a higher level). You possess previous experience working in the field of global development, including experience gained abroad, and an excellent understanding of the development sector, its issues and challenges.

You have experience and knowledge of managing data collection operations in developing countries, particularly those where Christian Aid operates. You possess an excellent ability to organize and influence. You can manage complex relationships with stakeholders both external and internal via remote and physical channels.

You have solid knowledge and understanding of current practices and debates on violence, conflict and development, gender-based violence and sexual violence in conflict and the protection of civilian populations. You possess proven experience in the field of resilience and humanitarian response; in particular in the inclusion of resilience in humanitarian interventions and narratable experience in mentoring and strengthening the technical skills of local staff and NGOs.

You have strong communication skills – oral and written, with a good command of English and French

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, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.”

Competency questions

As part of your application, you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Steward resources

Please give us an example of a time when you found ways to achieve more effective outcomes by using existing resources in a new or different way. What was the context? What was your task? What action(s) did you take?

Communicate effectively

Tell us about a time when you had adapted your style, approach, and delivery method to communicate effectively with a particular audience. What was the situation? What did you have to communicate and to whom? How did you adapt to meet the needs of this audience? What were the things you did differently? What was the impact? Did you communicate effectively with the audience? How did you know? How successful were you? What was the impact of your actions?

Deliver results

Please tell us about a time when you adapted or amended your original decision because it did not produce the expected or desired result? What was the context? What was the original decision? Why did it not produce the desired results? What was your task? What action(s) did you take to review and then adapt the decision? Why? How? What was the outcome? What was the impact on you/your team/the organisation?

How to apply

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