Act for Peace Job Vacancy: Disaster & Emergencies Program Coordinator, Melbourne – Australia

Posting Job


September 8, 2016

Expired Job


June 16, 2019



Work for a leading peace, refugee and humanitarian response agency

Work with an experienced team

Assist communities to be more resilient to natural disaster

Full time permanent position with some international travel

Location: Melbourne CBD/ Sydney CBD

Act for Peace is looking for an experienced Disaster and Emergencies
Program Coordinator to provide day to day leadership and specialist
support to staff and partners undertaking disaster preparedness &
emergency response activities within the regions where Act for Peace is
supporting programming. You will be responsible for operational disaster
management processes including risk reduction, preparedness &
response project design, program implementation, monitoring and
evaluation, and during specific humanitarian crisis will lead program
teams providing technical and operational support including managing
specific responses as delegated.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who would like to join our growing team, and can demonstrate experience in:
  • The development, leadership and implementation of successful emergency response and disaster recovery programs.
  • Community-based approaches to disaster risk reduction, preparedness and response.
  • Building the capacity of field-based staff and/or partner agencies in all aspects of disaster management.
  • Liaising with and facilitating NGO engagement in planning and implementation of emergency response programs.
  • Project management.
If you are someone with great coordination skills and the ability to
inspire and work with a range of stakeholders including staff and
overseas-based partners, we’d like to hear from you.

Act for Peace
Act for Peace is the international aid agency of the National Council
of Churches in Australia (‘NCCA’), a council of 19 member churches. Our
vision is for a peaceful world where all people share a safe, just and
dignified life. Our purpose is to empower passionate people to work
together to achieve safety, justice and dignity in communities
threatened by conflict, displacement and disaster.

The Programs and Policy Department work with partners to support a
range of humanitarian and development initiatives including program
implementation, organizational development and advocacy assisting
partners working with communities in or from Syria, Palestine, Zimbabwe,
Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Indonesia, Tonga and Vanuatu.

We are a member of the global ACT Alliance which provides development
and humanitarian assistance in more than 140 countries – enabling us to
respond immediately to emergency situations and to advocate with global

Applicants will need to address the following selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience in the
    development and implementation of successful emergency response and
    disaster recovery programs benefiting communities based overseas. Please
    provide examples of two to three responses, including your role and the
    scope the response.
  • In depth knowledge of disaster management, including
    community-based approaches to disaster risk reduction and preparedness.
    Please provide examples of two to three programs you have coordinated,
    including the extent of your role and scope of the program.

  • Excellent and demonstrated project cycle management skills, including financial management.

  • Experience in the capacity building of field-based staff and/or
    partner agencies in all aspects of disaster management including proven
    ability to provide both face-to-face and remote support to in-country
    staff to design and implement disaster management programs.

  • Experience in community base protection programming design and implementation (desired).

  • Experience in design, proposal development and reporting for government funded programming.

  • Experience liaising with and facilitating NGO engagement in planning and implementation of emergency response programs.

  • Strong leadership skills – the ability to inspire and lead
    multiple teams/working groups and effectively engage with a range of

  • Excellent organisational skills, including ability to plan,
    organize, prioritise and implement work flow processes to meet position
    objectives, work independently and as part of a team.

  • Proven ability to work under pressure and be flexible, including
    the ability to cope with multiple tasks, deadlines, and competing and/or
    changing demands.

  • Advanced writing, editing and document formatting skills (if
    invited to an interview please bring examples of reports for agencies or
    donors, policies and or operational manuals illustrating your capacity
    to communicate in the written word).

How to apply:

To apply, please email to
a 2-4 page covering letter addressing the selection criteria along with
your resume by Monday 12th September 2016.

To view the selection
criteria please download the job information pack from our website: CLICK HERE
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