- August 3, 2023
- Posted by: strategia
- Category: Humanitarian Jobs
The Regional Humanitarian Director (RHD) plays a key role in CARE’s preparedness & response to humanitarian crises in the region. They reports to the Deputy Regional Director Progarm & Impact (DRD-P&I) with a strong technical link to the Humanitarian Affairs Senior Director for Emergency Response & Coordination.
The RHD will coordinate & support Country Presences responding to humanitarian crises, linking members of the CARE Confederation & key external stakeholders to best support the response. They will be expected to be the first rapid response staff member to deploy from outside the country office & would support initial response start-up by Country Offices.
Beyond immediate response, The RHD works to strengthen the capacity of Country Presences & CARE’s partners to prepare for humanitarian responses in the region & to ensure that the program quality aspects of CARE’s locally led, globally connected & gender equal approach are integrated into our humanitarian programming.
Humanitarian Response – Support to Country Presences (CPs)
- Deploy as Team Leader or any other role to support the CP response to a humanitarian crisis or deploy for the initial assessment in a new Presence Response.
- Coordinate the CARE Confederation response by leading CCG Type 1/2 calls and supporting calls led by HQ for Type 3/4.
- Support the CP to access & receive the CARE Surge fund rapidly working closely with the Humanitarian Affairs Team (HAT).
- Work with MENA RMU leadership & HAT to coordinate & track fundraising by CARE Members for the response.
Drive Humanitarian Program Quality
- Participate/lead reviews of existing humanitarian programming utilizing tools developed by Prog. & Adv. Team in the RMU, to create development plans for follow-up by RHD.
- Work closely with Prog. & Adv. Team in the RMU to ensure that reviews and humanitarian information (PQ dashboard etc.), before liaising with CARE technical staff to provide trainings & support.
- Support and lead the implementation of CARE’s GiE approach in close coordination with the GiE staff elsewhere.
Enable Country Presence Preparedness and Capacity
- Lead and support County Presences and CARE Partners to undergo emergency preparedness planning (EPP) processes and capacity assessments.
- Conduct After Action Reviews to inform future preparedness and action.
- Together with DRD-PQ&I, develop regional and country humanitarian capacity building strategies for CARE staff and partners; facilitate trainings; mentoring opportunities for key CP staff.
- Gap-fill crucial positions of Humanitarian leadership in country presences.
Ensure Humanitarian Representation and Information Sharing
- On request of the Regional Director, represent CARE in regional forums and meetings in the humanitarian area including with regional entities, UN humanitarian agencies, other NGOs, partners, region-based emergency donors, inter-agency working groups etc.
- Keep CARE Members and CARE CPs informed on a regular basis on regional meetings, forums and also on advocacy initiatives and opportunities.
- Master’s degree, or relevant combination of qualifications and experience, in a relevant field.
- Minimum 10 years’ experience in humanitarian preparedness, risk reduction and response.
- Experience in program design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including the CORE Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE standards, Grand Bargain, gender, donor relations, security and protection considerations.
- Experience in scale-up emergency response, Gender in Emergencies; women’s empowerment programming and humanitarian accountability.
- Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills.
- High level of writing and communication skills.
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