REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR - ASIA

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 09 August 2022
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Work Location : Thailand - Bangkok Type of Post : Other Possible Location : Funding : Expected Travel : Greater than 50% Type of Contract : Language Requirement : Application Deadline : Employee Duration : Active Full-Time

Location: Appropriate locations in Asia where CARE USA or CARE International has a presence will be considered

Background:

As part of CAREโ€™s priority to strengthen its humanitarian preparedness and response globally, region-based humanitarian coordinator positions have been established in major regions where CARE operates. Regional Humanitarian Coordinators support CARE offices and regions in the initial phases of an emergency response, rapid escalations of needs in needs, humanitarian programming and response, preparedness, regional donor relationships, capacity building, humanitarian policy & analysis and technical assistance in the support of quality emergency & humanitarian response including Gender in Emergencies and partnership.

Job Summary:

The Regional Humanitarian Coordinator (RHC) provides critical coordination and support to CARE Internationalโ€™s humanitarian & emergency preparedness and response. In-between rapid onset emergencies she/he works with country offices (with a focus on high priority/risk countries), lead membersโ€™ management, members and affiliates to strengthen CAREโ€™s humanitarian capabilities across the region in line with the Regional Road Map.

The person in this role will work towards strengthening capacity for preparedness, emergency response, integration of emergency/humanitarian programming within CAREโ€™s program approach, strengthening our gender in emergency capacity, humanitarian policy, and other related priority areas. The RHC also represents CARE externally at regional level in the humanitarian field with key forums, partners and donors, develops a contextual understanding of the region, and undertakes appropriate humanitarian policy and analysis.

During major emergencies, the RHC will often be the first rapid response staff member to deploy from outside the country office and would support initial response start-up by the country office. The RHC will also support and/or lead responses to rapid escalation of needs in existing CARE country programmes. The RHC represents all of Care International (CI), liaises with various CI offices and members, and should ensure consistency with CI global humanitarian approaches and standards. For these reasons, the RHC reports to the CI emergency group (CEG), but with strong links to lead membersโ€™ management structures, including both their line management and emergency units.

Responsibilities:

Country Office Support on Humanitarian Programming Humanitarian Program Quality with a key focus on Women and Girls Emergency Preparedness and Planning Representation across CARE

Required:

Masterโ€™s degree, or relevant combination of qualifications and experience, in a relevant field At minimum 5-10 yearsโ€™ experience in humanitarian preparedness, risk reduction and response Experience in scale-up emergency response, Gender in Emergencies; women's empowerment programming and humanitarian accountability. Experience and knowledge of the region; Experience in programme design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including the CORE Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE standards, Grand Bargain, gender, donor relations, security and protection considerations Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills High level of writing and communication skills Willingness to spend high proportion of time traveling away from home (approx 60%) and be deployed with limited notice period

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