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Emergency Project Officer

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Christian Aid

Job Type

Full Time



Description :

Role purpose

To support Christian Aid’s humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe. To co-ordinate delivery of Christian Aid’s appeal funded projects by partners in the field. To help ensure that project resources and planned project activities are undertaken within budget and time frame to enable direct benefit to target communities and programme impact. To assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of Christian Aid’s humanitarian projects, providing effective and timely support to partner organisations, enabling them to implement the rapid, effective and principled response to emergencies, and ensuring that this is in line with Christian Aid’s global and country strategy. To act, as appropriate, as the interface amongst implementing partners and Christian Aid and/or donors including coordinating feedback, representation in key stakeholder meetings and contributing to strengthening of partner relationships.

Key outcomes

Partners are prepared to respond and deliver high quality emergency programmes in line with Core Humanitarian Standards.

 Project resources and activities delivered within budget and time-frame and projects delivered to the highest standards in line with the country, divisional and organisational strategy through effective support to the programme team.

 Partners’ goals and objectives successfully supported through capacity building, best practice guidance and good working relationships.

 Humanitarian and financial policies and procedures complied with, in particular, reporting requirements for CA and DEC Appeals and institutional donors.

 Positive relationships maintained and developed with local implementing partners and other stakeholders present in the field through effective communication and coordination.

 Document, report on and participate in all appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms.

 Ensure inclusion, gender and accountability to affected populations are embedded in the response both in Christian Aid and in partner organisations.

 Support coordinated accurate, timely, and effective reporting in line with CA internal processes and procedures.

 All receipts, reports and other documentation from Partners accurately recorded in programme management systems and filed both manually and electronically.

 Effective and efficient administrative systems and procedures, including support in collating and compiling financial reports, in accordance with Christian Aid’s framework, implemented within the office to support staff


Person specification


Degree or equivalent in development studies, humanitarian response, or similar

 Fluent written and spoken English

 Previous experience of supporting the delivery of high quality reports to institutional donors

 Relevant experience of working through partnership to deliver high quality emergency project/programmes

 Understanding of partnership approach to emergency work and experience of working with local partners

 Experience of working under own initiative with a variety of different stakeholders

 Must have experience of developing and implementing best practice and capacity building partners.

 Knowledge and experience on the application of CHS, Safeguarding principles, Sphere, and the Red Cross Code of Conduct.

 Must have experience of data collection and reporting (including basic financial reporting) and good organisational ability

 Must have a knowledge of the country context and an understanding of how the international development sector operates.

 Professional experience living and working in Zimbabwe


 Shona language skills

 Knowledge of gender, inclusion and resilience approaches.

 Relevant post graduate qualification in development or humanitarian discipline.


Salary (full time):$28,556 Salary (full time)

How to apply


Closing date:19 April 2019

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