Humanitarian Coordinator

CBM Nepal

CBM International in Nepal spans across all provinces with 21 core working districts, and works through a programmatic approach to ensure inclusive development of persons with disabilities. CBM initiated its work in Nepal since 1982 and supports a diverse mix of national partners engaged in Inclusive Eye and Ear Care, Rehabilitation, Education, and Social Inclusion of persons with disabilities. Based…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Category Development & Project
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    Job Level : Mid-Level

Job Description

CBM Global 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 Global 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 Global’s emergency work also includes working with mainstream humanitarian organisations to promote and implement inclusive relief and recovery.

CBM seeks application from qualified and competent candidates for following position:

Job Title: Humanitarian Coordinator

Reports to: Country Director Department: Humanitarian Contract: June 2021
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract Contract Duration: 1 year with possibilities of extension

Objective:

Under the direction and guidance of the Country Director, and supportive supervision of the Global Emergency Response Unit, the appointee is responsible for overall coordination of the CBM Country Office (CO) emergency preparedness and response portfolio.

Aligned with CBM Global’s 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.

Responsibilities

Emergency Preparedness

Develop, update and implement the Country Humanitarian Preparedness Plan: Lead on the situation analysis, including overview of the humanitarian architecture, disaster scenarios/context analysis and stakeholder mapping, define CO’s criteria for engagement in nation wide crisis, how, with whom and niche area/value addition for inclusive humanitarian response;

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; Develop and roll out adequate programmatic and operational emergency preparedness measures

Lead on the engagement with Inclusive humanitarian partners: identify implementing partners for inclusive humanitarian assistance delivery nationwide and ensures that the CO has pre-positioned partners in high-risk geographic areas with a clearly defined humanitarian package;

Supports readiness of partners to respond based on the sectors they work in, and in line in the niche areas of CBM Global’s operation (Health & Rehab; Inclusive Cash & Voucher Assistance; Basic needs provision, MHPSS, disability inclusion technical advisory to the sector; depending on context and partners’ expertise). Agree with partners on common approaches, programme standards, tools and processes.

Emergency Programme Management

In the event of an emergency, takes immediate action for collecting reliable information to verify the nature and extent of the emergency together with local partners, government, and other humanitarian actors. Provide input in and contribute toward determining priorities and an appropriate intervention by CBM CO and its partners and provide a swift recommendation on the intended response

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

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

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

Capacity Development and Knowledge Management

Identify the capacity development needs of the country office teams and partners in disability inclusive humanitarian action and facilitate relevant trainings and other capacity building activities to address the identified gaps.

Induct CO staff and 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.

Provide technical assistance on disability inclusion to local partners and mainstream humanitarian actors on disability inclusive humanitarian action (including I/NGOs, the UN, donor agencies and the government)

Networking and Influencing on Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Assistance

Staff Management responsibilities when needed

Pre-requisites

Education, Knowledge and Professional Experience

Required Qualification & Experience

  • University degree (Masters) in humanitarian/development studies, social sciences, disaster risk management or related field.
  • Minimum of ten (10) 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.
  • Excellent project proposal development skills for institutional donors.
  • 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, 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.
  • Some work experience in disaster risk reduction and resilience work

The future jobholder is required to adhere to CBM Global’s values and commit to CBM Global’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.

How to Apply

For further information about CBM’s Inclusion Policy, please refer to the following link: https://www.cbm.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/CBM_Inclusion_Policy_Framework.pdf

To apply: Detailed Job Description with the Recruitment Pack for this position can be obtained here. To apply please submit a CV and a covering letter to info.nepal@cbm.org by 5 pm 4th May 2021; clearly mention the subject line “HC-2021-01-Application for HC” in your email.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Written test & Interview will be taken on the same day. Further telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

Persons with disability, women and candidates from marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.