Christian Aid Vacancy: Emergency Programme Manager – Syria Crisis (maternity cover) - London, England

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Christian Aid Vacancy: Emergency Programme Manager – Syria Crisis (maternity cover) - London, England
Emergency Programme Manager – Syria Crisis (maternity cover) (0125)

Christian Aid is working with others to end poverty in the Middle East. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people living in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated person for the position of Emergency Programme Manager (maternity cover) to manage and develop Christian Aid’s humanitarian response to the Syria Crisis.

You will take responsibility for the development, management, and coordination of Christian Aid’s response strategy to the Syria crisis. Christian Aid is currently responding through local partners in Iraq and Lebanon and through a sister agency in Syria.

A strategic thinker, you will be familiar with managing humanitarian response programmes in highly complex and dynamic contexts. You will have a proven track record of delivering high impact and effective emergency projects and programmes in compliance with humanitarian minimum standards.

The candidate must have a degree or equivalent in a relevant technical discipline, with considerable knowledge of emergency relief and recovery in complex contexts, preferably in the Middle East, with in-depth knowledge of development and emergency issues in the region and Syria in particular.  The candidate must have extensive experience of strategic planning and management of large and complex budgets, as well as a working knowledge of internationally recognised humanitarian standards, such as HAP, Sphere and the Red Cross Code.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
  • Degree or equivalent in relevant technical discipline. 
  • Detailed knowledge and considerable experience of emergency relief, rehabilitation and recovery programme issues in complex contexts and preferably in the Middle East context 
  • In-depth knowledge of global development issues, including policy and advocacy topics and familiarity with emergency problems relevant to the Middle East and the Syrian crisis in particular 
  • Knowledge of the political, social and economic context of the Middle East region and the development issues and challenges it faces. 
  • Knowledge of capacity building tools and techniques. 
  • Knowledge of Sphere and Red Cross Code of Conduct, awareness of HAP. 
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, gender and the livelihoods approaches in relief and recovery. 
  • Professional experience living and working in a disaster affected country. 
  • Extensive experience of strategic planning and management of large and complex budgets. 
  • Relevant experience of emergency project/programme management working with and through local partners. 
  • Experience of distance management of staff.
Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions:  Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers.

Strive for improvement
Please tell us about a time when you demonstrated your openness to new and radical ideas to address an issue

Deliver results
Tell us about a time when you took a decision or made recommendations when the situation was difficult or ambiguous

Stewardship of 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

BENEFITS: We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation.  That’s 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.

Interview date: TBC (possibly Wednesday 6th or Thursday 7thAugust 2014)
Christian Aid values diversity and aspires 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. 
  • Salary (Full Time): £38,724 - £41,000 
  • Type of Contract: Fixed Term 
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Length of contract: until 31 December 2015 
  • Location: London, England 
  • Closing Date: 21 July 2014
Apply Link: HERE
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