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Humanitarian Programmes Unit Manager, Africa

Christian Aid
Location: London with travel
Last Date: September 13, 2011

Humanitarian Programmes Unit Manager, Africa

Salary: £44,035 - £49,385pa (Including London allowance)

Based: London with travel for up to 3 months per year

Closing date: 9.30 am Tuesday 13th September 2011

Half the world lives in poverty.  Christian Aid is striving for wholesale change to the structures and rules that keep people poor.  We work wherever the need is greatest, giving people strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion.  So if youíre passionate about helping others, and want to help us drive positive change across the world, join us.

Christian Aid is now looking to recruit a highly committed and skilled humanitarian manager to manage our Humanitarian work across Africa.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the development and management of Christian Aidís humanitarian and resilience work in Africa.  The post holder will have the responsibility of coordinating and managing Christian Aids humanitarian work in Africa.  They will be responsible for  leading new humanitarian responses to emergencies ensuring best practice is developed and followed, that the work is accountable to communities who should be benefiting from the assistance, that contingency planning is carried out and that humanitarian programmes are fully integrated into the longer term development and advocacy work lead by the country teams.  They will play a key role in the development of disaster risk reduction and resilience work across Africa and work to ensure coherence between the emergency and longer term work.

You will have considerable experience working internationally, preferably in Africa, of which a significant proportion should be in an emergency management.  You should also have experience of managing a rapid response team or working in chronic emergencies.  Ideally you will have experience working for a non operational agency.  You should have experience of staff management in complex organisations, project cycle management and an excellent understanding of humanitarian and development issues.  Your ability to operate in French would be an advantage as would experience in implementing quality and accountability systems.

We value the contribution each and every one of our people makes to the success of our organisation.  Thatís why 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.

As this post is UK based, non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

To apply for this post, please download an application pack and email your completed UK & Ireland application form to:  (quoting the reference number). 

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Job reference: 197/MA
Closing date: 9.30 am Tuesday 13th September 2011
Interview date: Wednesday 21st September 2011

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce.  We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.



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