Humanitarian Coordinator

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Humanitarian Coordinator


Goma (Nord-Kivu)


Le poste



Position: Humanitarian Coordinator
Publication Date: 20/12/2021
Deadline for application: 03/01/2022
Employment place: Goma
Vacancy Notice Number: 03/ADMIN/CBM/2021
As part of its activities in DRC, Christian Blind Mission is seeking to recruit a Humanitarian Coordinator.


CBM is an international Christian development and humanitarian organisation committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the world's poorest communities. Based on its Christian values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty as a cause and consequence of disability, and works in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.

Position overwiew:
Assess project proposals for quality and consistency. Identifies project delivery issues and ensures effective coordination of project resources. Works closely with national and institutional counterparts to build cooperative relationships and establish the organization as an effective partner.

1. Main Objective

Under the direction and guidance of the Country Director, the incumbent is responsible for overall coordination of the CBM DRC Country Office (CO) emergency preparedness and humanitarian 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.

2. Main Tasks

A. Emergency Preparedness

1. 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

2. Ensures that adequate emergency preparedness measures are taken through the development, updating and implementation of the Country Humanitarian Preparedness Plan,

3. 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).

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

B. Capacity Development and Knowledge Management

1. Identifies the capacity development needs of the country office team and partners in disability inclusive humanitarian action and facilitates the required training and capacity building to address the identified gaps.

2. Conducts partner assessments and establishes a monitoring mechanism to measure the impact of the CO and partner capacity building initiatives.

3. Inducts partners on relevant humanitarian standards and tools (e.g. Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), Humanitarian Inclusion Standards for Older People and People with Disabilities (HIS), IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, through regular trainings and refresher exercises.

4. 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.

C. Coordination on Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Assistance

1. Participates in relevant humanitarian coordination fora (e.g. Protection, Health, Early Recovery Cluster, Cash Working Group, etc. meetings) to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian assistance.

2. Builds functional relationships, establishes and strengthens networks and alliances towards inclusive humanitarian practice in collaboration with the disability movement and likeminded organisations.

D. Emergency Programme Management

1. 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

2. Supports the development of humanitarian funding proposals and related documents as per need and in alignment with CBM’s Global Programme Quality Framework.

3. Leads the development and effective set-up of inclusive emergency response and recovery programme strategies and subsequent projects.

4. 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.

5. Ensures robust humanitarian Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) frameworks are built in every crisis.

6. 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.

7. Provides strategic oversight and capacity building support to the project/partner staff under his or her supervision.

8. Ensures timely and quality programmatic reporting on CBM’s humanitarian interventions in the country.

9. Identifies and addresses proactively potential challenges and/or risks by working closely with the partners and all relevant stakeholders.

3. Requirements : Education, Knowledge, and Professional Experience

Essential 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 of working with international donors: LCDF implementation experience, good grasp of donor requirements and compliance.
  • 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.
  • Desirable
  • Technical expertise and experience in Health
  • 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.
  • Understanding of the triple (humanitarian, peace, development)nexus approach and its practical implementation
  • Familiarity and practical experience with humanitarian MEAL frameworks.

4. Work Tools

To have a good knowledge of the computer tool: mastery of the Windows 10 environment. (Microsoft 2010: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), internet research and analysis skills of data, good report writing tools.

5. Languages

French & English (professional proficiency C1 or C2)

6. Competencies

  • Self Management (Interpersonal effectiveness, Personal credibility, Integrity, Flexibility, Stress management…)
  • Leading Others (Establishing focus, Providing motivational support, Fostering teamwork, Managing change, Empowering others…)
  • Fostering Diversity and Inclusion
  • Communicating and Influencing (Oral, Written and Persuasive Communication…)
  • Preventing and Solving Problems (Analytical, Forward, Conceptual, Strategic Thinking)
  • Achieving results (Initiative, Innovation, Results orientation, Thoroughness, Decisiveness…)
  • Bulding collaborative relationships and Networking

Date: Kinshasa, 20.12.2021

CBM encourages people with disabilities to apply for this position. This is a fixed term contract of one year with the possibility of renewal depending on the availability of the country office budget. Interested candidates are requested to send their application including a CV and a motivation letter to the following E-mail address: [email protected]

The deadline for application is Monday January 03th, 2022


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