Humanitarian Response Coordinator (80%)

Helvetas is an organization specialized in development cooperation and humanitarian response, anchored in Switzerland. Our vision is a just world in which all men and women determine the course of their lives in dignity and security, using environmental resources in a sustainable manner.

Helvetas’ humanitarian engagement has grown over the past ten years and is expected to further expand. Where possible, Helvetas strengthens local actors in their response roles and enhances their capacities to fulfil these responsibilities.

For our Head Office team based in Zurich or Bern we are looking for a result-orientated and engaging individual to join our organisation as of September 1, 2022, or upon agreement. This is fixed term contract of two years with the possibility of extension.

The position holder will oversee and further develop Helvetas’ Ukraine Crisis Response Programme, consisting of projects in Moldova, as well as projects in Ukraine (UA) implemented in collaboration with our partner organizations of Alliance2015. As member of the global humanitarian response team, he/she will in addition participate in supporting other Helvetas country teams to effectively respond to humanitarian crisis.

YOUR MAIN TASKS

As Humanitarian Response Coordinator UA:

  • Lead strategic development of the Ukraine Crisis Response Programme in Moldova, UA, and potentially other neighbouring countries, in collaboration with the Emergency Response Representative in Chisinau

  • Lead strategic development of the Ukraine Crisis Response Programme in Moldova, UA, and potentially other neighbouring countries, in collaboration with the Emergency Response Representative in Chisinau

  • Liaise and coordinate the ongoing response in UA with strategic partner organizations of Alliance2015; identify and develop other partnerships to further develop the organization’s engagement in UA

  • Provide leadership & support to the Emergency Response Team based in Moldova, incl. management of recruitments for employees with HO contracts

  • Ensure fund mobilization amongst Swiss and other institutional donors; manage submissions of project proposals and reports

  • Responsible for the financial planning as well as controlling at programme level

  • Act as interface to the Communication & Marketing Department by supporting the development of communication material, press releases as well as fundraising material

As a humanitarian response team member:

  • Participate in elaboration of institutional processes

  • Participate in the provision of operational preparedness support for country teams

  • Participate in exploratory / support missions in the case of sudden disasters

 

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Academic degree (Master or equivalent) in a relevant field related to international cooperation or a related degree in Humanitarian Aid

  • Familiarity with CVA programming, livelihoods, WASH, and protection approaches

  • A proven track record in mobilizing funds from institutional humanitarian donors, and working in partnership with other international organizations (consortia)

  • Strong managerial skills, including result-oriented management, human resources and financial management competences

  • Proven interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills

  • Capacity to adapt to changing requirements and perform in fast-paced and environments

  • Excellent spoken and written English, as well as working knowledge of French

  • Knowledge of the Ukraine context is a distinguished asset

  • Motivation and high flexibility to travel abroad, even at short notice if required, an in unstable environments

OUR OFFER

A contract of two years, with possibility of extension. Attractive working conditions and a satisfactory and challenging job in multicultural and dynamic teams.

We look forward to receiving your complete application including motivation letter, CV, work certificates and diplomas by August 21, 2022. Please send your electronic application via our online recruiting portal.

For additional information please visit our website www.helvetas.org or contact Sandra Leite (+41 44 368 65 67 ).

 

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