''Humanitarian Coordinator (m/f/d) - Asia & Americas''

Country: Germany
Organization: CBM
Closing date: 13 Jun 2021

Main objective of the role:

The Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) works in an advisory role and in close coordination with the Country Offices, Initiatives (thematic areas), Humanitarian Action Team, project partners and disabled people’s organizations. S/he works under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Programme Manager. The Humanitarian Coordinator will support the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning of CBM’s emergency responses. S/he will take a proactive role in advising countries in the development of their country preparedness and emergency response plans, development of country hazard maps, as well as promote and support the delivery of CBM’s Inclusive Humanitarian Strategy at Country and Regional level.

We are looking for someone who will…

  • Provide strong technical support in the development of country offices humanitarian preparedness plans.
  • Monitor and manage humanitarian crisis in specific countries in the region and provide ongoing analysis to Humanitarian Action Team to support crisis engagement decision making processes.
  • Ensure robust MEAL frameworks are built in every crisis and promote the use of Real Time Evaluations as a learning, quality assurance and capacity building exercise.
  • Carry out field visits to allocated emergency responses for monitoring, steering and coordination purposes as required.
  • Identify disaster prone countries in the region, analyse the landscape of potential donors / partners in those countries, in the context of Humanitarian Action (HA) and Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR).
  • Supporting the COs/ Desks in the development of concept notes and proposals for HA and DiDRR. (including all proposal components, e.g. log frames and budgets)
  • Supervision and examination of the project’s programmatic and financial progress / final Reports.
  • Coach/support the COs/ Desks on disability inclusion in Humanitarian Action (HA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR

We are looking for someone who has…

  • University degree in social sciences, development/humanitarian studies or related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of proven professional experience in emergency preparedness, response and humanitarian programme management in complex humanitarian settings through national partners.
  • Proven experience of working with variety of stakeholders including UN, INGOs, government and donor agencies, and inter-agency humanitarian coordination.
  • Excellent project proposal development skills for institutional donors.
  • Experience in strategic planning and management of large and complex humanitarian programmes and budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic oversight, coaching and capacity building of program staff, and managing diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of practical application of the Sphere standards and their foundational documents.
  • Knowledge of the local humanitarian context and related emerging trends, including policy developments and national, regional and global levels.
  • Understanding of disability inclusion and related legal frameworks and standards, especially with regards to disability inclusive humanitarian action would be desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience with working and/or traveling in occasionally insecure areas and following strict safety & security protocols.
  • Self-starting individual who is capable of working with minimal supervision and with a clear vision of participatory approaches.
  • Identification with Christian values and the mandate of the CBM.
  • Professional proficiency in English. German, Arabic, Spanish or Hindi would be advantageous.

How to apply:

The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.

CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position. For further information about CBM’s inclusion policy, please visit our Resources & Publications section at www.cbm.org.

If you feel that this role would be a good opportunity for you, we would love to hear from you.** Kindly visit our Job Portal in order for you to submit your application documents here:


This is a permanent contract under local conditions to be based at our Office in Bensheim, Germany.**

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