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Are you a humanitarian worker who has experience in building local capacity for disaster and resilience responses? Have you worked with first responders such as the local church, and been involved in building their capacity? Do you have experience in coordinating and working in collaboration with other agencies in humanitarian responses? You might be the person Tearfund is looking for to fill this role.

Tearfund is currently recruiting for a highly experienced Humanitarian Response Coordinator who is able to join the team to build the effectiveness of Tearfund and partner staff in Humanitarian responses. The individual will bring a wealth of experience and learning from previous disaster response and resilience and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of environmental and economic priorities in both development and humanitarian contexts.

  • Building effective humanitarian and resilience response capacity– Your major focus will be working closely with the Zimbabwe team to improve the humanitarian response capacity of Tearfund partner staff. This will involve capacity assessments, training, linking local partners to collaboration agencies and accompaniment to partners.
  • Deployment to support responses – The role will involve mobilizing local Tearfund partners and churches during emergency periods, undertaking assessments, guiding and advising partners, helping to develop project design, support monitoring and reporting and developing preparedness and contingency plans.
  • Facilitating learning and exchange for Emergency response partners – making valuable contributions to Tearfund’s learning culture, participating in evaluations, coordinating and facilitating learning review, ensuring learning on humanitarian good practice is disseminated and applied.
  • Representation on National Humanitarian and resilience forums and working groups – Your role will also include representation with external networks and humanitarian funding donors, INGO/NGO coordination groups and providing support in developing partner consortium’s.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to Masters level or equivalent and have proven and substantive field-based experience in disaster management or resilience related work
  • Be a strong team player, able to influence and bring others along with you in critical settings
  • Be accustomed to working unsupervised and responding to tight deadlines
  • Have a thorough understanding of relevant good practice codes and standards
  • Have a strrong creative capacity building and training skills
  • Have previous experience of working with partners on disaster response and resilience work
  • Have the proven ability in disaster response management including: project cycle management, capacity building, training skills, planning, implementation and evaluation

Tearfund is a faith based organisation and applicants must share our statement of faith. Applicants require strong English language skills (understanding and working knowledge of local languages will be an added advantage).

This is a national role based in Zimbabwe so the successful candidate will need to provide proof of their right to live and work within Zimbabwe.

The recruitment process will include specific checks related tosafeguardingissues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure.

NB: This is not an expatriate role. The salary for this role will be: $28,000 per annum.

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Tearfund is a UK Christian relief and development agency which works in over 50 countries. It is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee.Tearfund supports poor communities, marginalised groups, vulnerable adults, children, churches, education, HIV victims, conflicts, injustice, hunger, water and sanitation.

The charity was created out of the Evangelical Alliance (EA) and the Evangelical Refugee Fund created by the United Nations.

The organisation was originally called The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund Committee (abbreviated to TEAR Fund).

George Hoffman headed up the fund.[In January 1969 Cliff Richard did two fundraising concerts for Tearfund at London's Royal Albert Hall.:29 He has served as the charity's Vice President and in 1999 served as its president.In 2009 Richard gave the proceeds of his first 50th anniversary concert in Wembley Arena to Tearfund.

Tearfund was registered as a charity on 6 March 1973.

Tearfund Ireland was launched as an independent charity in 2008 and now works closely with Tearfund UK as a sister organisation.

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Since 2009 we've been linking churches and Christian groups in the UK and beyond with our amazing partners who are working to fight poverty, disease and disasters; following Jesus where the need is greatest.

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0 USD Zimbabwe CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Tearfund

Are you a humanitarian worker who has experience in building local capacity for disaster and resilience responses? Have you worked with first responders such as the local church, and been involved in building their capacity? Do you have experience in coordinating and working in collaboration with other agencies in humanitarian responses? You might be the person Tearfund is looking for to fill this role.

Tearfund is currently recruiting for a highly experienced Humanitarian Response Coordinator who is able to join the team to build the effectiveness of Tearfund and partner staff in Humanitarian responses. The individual will bring a wealth of experience and learning from previous disaster response and resilience and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of environmental and economic priorities in both development and humanitarian contexts.

  • Building effective humanitarian and resilience response capacity- Your major focus will be working closely with the Zimbabwe team to improve the humanitarian response capacity of Tearfund partner staff. This will involve capacity assessments, training, linking local partners to collaboration agencies and accompaniment to partners.
  • Deployment to support responses - The role will involve mobilizing local Tearfund partners and churches during emergency periods, undertaking assessments, guiding and advising partners, helping to develop project design, support monitoring and reporting and developing preparedness and contingency plans.
  • Facilitating learning and exchange for Emergency response partners - making valuable contributions to Tearfund's learning culture, participating in evaluations, coordinating and facilitating learning review, ensuring learning on humanitarian good practice is disseminated and applied.
  • Representation on National Humanitarian and resilience forums and working groups - Your role will also include representation with external networks and humanitarian funding donors, INGO/NGO coordination groups and providing support in developing partner consortium's.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to Masters level or equivalent and have proven and substantive field-based experience in disaster management or resilience related work
  • Be a strong team player, able to influence and bring others along with you in critical settings
  • Be accustomed to working unsupervised and responding to tight deadlines
  • Have a thorough understanding of relevant good practice codes and standards
  • Have a strrong creative capacity building and training skills
  • Have previous experience of working with partners on disaster response and resilience work
  • Have the proven ability in disaster response management including: project cycle management, capacity building, training skills, planning, implementation and evaluation

Tearfund is a faith based organisation and applicants must share our statement of faith. Applicants require strong English language skills (understanding and working knowledge of local languages will be an added advantage).

This is a national role based in Zimbabwe so the successful candidate will need to provide proof of their right to live and work within Zimbabwe.

The recruitment process will include specific checks related tosafeguardingissues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure.

NB: This is not an expatriate role. The salary for this role will be: $28,000 per annum.

2020-07-20

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