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Job offer: Humanitarian Coordinator

Job offer: Humanitarian Coordinator

Job title:
Humanitarian Coordinator

 Closing date 7 Jul 2020

CBM is a leading organisation in disability inclusive development, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. CBM engages in inclusive humanitarian response at operational and international advocacy levels. We aim to provide people-centred, timely, appropriate and effective inclusive humanitarian action to some of the poorest and most marginalised men, women and children affected by disasters, in partnership with organisations of persons with disabilities and other national and local organisations, based on the principles stated in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and in close coordination with the humanitarian sector at global, regional, national and local levels. Supporting local partners and organisations of persons with disabilities to prepare and respond to emergencies is CBM’s unique contribution in the field of humanitarian action. CBM’s emergency work also includes working with mainstream humanitarian organisations to promote and implement inclusive relief and recovery.

CBM Cameroon Country Office is now looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Humanitarian Coordinator.

Location: Yaoundé – Cameroon

Contract Duration: 02 years

Contract Type: Fixed term

Contract Start: ASAP

Reporting Line: Country Director, with functional links to Country Programme Manager, and the International Humanitarian Team

Main objective of the role:
Under the direction and guidance of the Country Director, and supportive supervision of the International Humanitarian Team, the incumbent is responsible for overall coordination of the CBM Cameroon Country Office (CO) emergency preparedness and response portfolio.

Aligned with CBM’s Federation Strategy 2023 and Partnership Principles, the position holder will ensure a holistic and consistent approach to crisis response by taking a proactive role in the delivery of CBM’s Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Action Initiative Strategy at the country level by engaging and leading in all phases of humanitarian crisis linking preparedness, response, recovery and development.

Emergency Preparedness
  • Leads the country situation analysis, including overview of the humanitarian architecture, disaster scenarios/context analysis and stakeholder mapping, and proactively engages in Country Strategic planning process and mid-term reviews.
  • Ensures that adequate emergency preparedness measures are taken through the development, updating and implementation of the Country Humanitarian Preparedness Plan.
  • Identifies implementing partners for inclusive humanitarian assistance delivery nationwide and ensures that the CO has pre-positioned partners in the high-risk geographic areas with a clearly defined humanitarian package, carries out mapping of different organizations, networks and alliances that CBM wants to look at influencing and providing technical assistance on disability inclusion (I/NGOs, the UN, donor agencies and the government).
  • Identifies likeminded organisations, including organisations of persons with disabilities and experts from disability movement, for collaboration for joint influencing and providing technical assistance to mainstream humanitarian actors on disability inclusive humanitarian action.
  • As part of the preparedness work defines the where (within the country), when (L1, 2, 3 crisis), how, with whom and niche area/value addition for inclusive humanitarian response.
  • Supports readiness of partners to respond based on the sectors they work in, and in line in the niche areas of CBM operation (Health & Rehab; Inclusive Cash & Voucher Assistance; disability inclusion technical advisory to the sector; Inclusive WASH, Education, Food Security & Livelihoods, and Shelter depending on context and partners’ expertise), common agreed approaches, programme standards, tools and processes.
  • Provides direction and guidance to the CO in the implementation of emergency preparedness measures, including refining systems, processes and procedures for a timely and effective emergency response.
Capacity Development and Knowledge Management
  • Identifies the capacity development needs of the country office team and partners in disability inclusive humanitarian action, standards and tools and facilitates the required training and capacity building to address the identified gaps.
  • Contributes towards collective learning within CBM through structured documentation of approaches, good practices and lessons learned on disability inclusion in humanitarian action within country, and dissemination of these learnings as part of the humanitarian community of practice.
Coordination on Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Assistance
  • Participates in relevant humanitarian coordination meetings and fora (e.g. Protection, Health, Early Recovery Cluster, Cash Working Group, etc.) to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian assistance.
  • Builds functional relationships, establishes and strengthens networks and alliances towards inclusive humanitarian practice in collaboration with the disability movement and likeminded organisations.
Emergency Programme Management
  • In the event of an emergency, takes immediate action for collecting reliable information to verify the nature and extend of the emergency from local partners, government and other humanitarian actors. Provides input in and contributes toward determining priorities and an appropriate intervention by CBM and its partners and provides a swift recommendation on the intended response
  • Supports the development of humanitarian funding proposals and related documents as per need and in alignment with CBM’s Global Programme Quality Framework.
  • Leads the development and effective set-up of inclusive emergency response and recovery programme strategies and subsequent projects.
  • Develops partnerships and provides overall oversight, monitoring and quality assurance of the programme implementation, including timely disbursement of programme funds and maintaining up-to-date records of the same.
  • Ensures robust humanitarian Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) frameworks are built in every crisis.
  • Represents CBM in relevant humanitarian coordination meetings, and ensures persons with disabilities are adequately consulted, informed and involved in humanitarian response by establishing and strengthening networks and alliances around disability inclusion in the crisis affected areas in collaboration with local partners and the disability movement.
  • Provides strategic oversight and capacity building support to the project/partner staff under his or her supervision.
  • Ensures timely and quality programmatic reporting on CBM’s humanitarian interventions in the country.
  • Identifies and addresses proactively potential challenges and/or risks by working closely with the partners and all relevant stakeholders.
Performance Criteria
During times when there is no active emergency response, the incumbent will prioritize emergency preparedness and capacity development of the CBM country office team and partners, allocating at least 70% of his or her time to deliver effectively on the results in line with the responsibilities as outlined above. The remaining 30% can be allocated to coordination and technical advisory. In the event of an emergency, the incumbent may be dedicated up to 100% to support the crisis and could be deployed in the field for extended periods.

Individual Key Performance Objectives (KPOs) will be defined and performance measured in line with the aforementioned requirements.

  • University degree in humanitarian/development studies, social sciences, disaster risk management or related field.
  • 3-5 years of proven professional experience in emergency preparedness, response and humanitarian programme management including in complex humanitarian settings (conflicts, natural disasters, refugee/internal displacement contexts, etc).
  • At least five (5) years of experience in partnership management, capacity building and delivering humanitarian assistance 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 (the Humanitarian Charter, the Protection Principles, and the Core Humanitarian Standard).
  • Knowledge of the local humanitarian context and related emerging trends, including policy developments and national, regional and global levels.
  • Technical expertise and experience in Health, Cash and Voucher Assistance, Protection and Humanitarian advocacy.
  • Experience in disaster risk management.
  • Understanding of disability inclusion and related legal frameworks and standards, especially with regards to disability inclusive humanitarian action.
  • Experience in mainstreaming gender, age and disability in humanitarian programme cycle.
  • Familiarity and practical experience with humanitarian MEAL frameworks.
  • Computer literacy (MS office package, QuickBooks, Navision),
  • Professional proficiency in English and French languages,
How to apply
The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commit to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy. CBM is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, to apply for this position. For further information about CBM’s inclusion policy, please visit our website…. Kindly send your CV and cover letter to this address:

Application deadline: July 7th 2020. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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