Cordaid believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for just and sustainable societies where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. We stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders. We aim at maximizing our social impact and contributing to systemic change. We operate where natural disasters strike, where conflicts tear up communities and where lack of opportunities and service delivery keep families in extreme poverty. Cordaid is one of the leading CSO’s in the Netherlands, working in fragile contexts on Health, Resilience, Economic opportunities, Humanitarian aid and Security & Justice. Apart from our work abroad we also contribute to new forms of job creation and social innovation in The Netherlands. Cordaid is a member of the international Catholic networks Caritas and CIDSE and we are active in worldwide civil society networks. We work in around 30 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia.
For the Cordaid Country office in Central African Republic Cordaid is looking for a Humanitarian Program Coordinator Introduction Since 2008, Cordaid CAR is running Humanitarian Aid and Recovery programmes in the country. Its programmes are focused on some of the most conflict-affected regions in the country including the prefectures of Ouham-Pendé, Basse Kotto, Mbomou, Nana-Mambéré and plans to extend this programme to others most affected (by poverty, crises and conflicts) prefectures. Currently, Cordaid implements a humanitarian project/program funded by several donors, the most important of which is the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs and plays a leading role in coordinating the country-wide emergency response of six Dutch NGO’s. In Cordaid, we believe in continuum and support the immediate needs of the people affected as well as the longer-term needs, to create sustainable impact and build resilient communities. Within the Humanitarian Aid Unit, we focus our work with local partners and communities on activities and capacity building to enable them to cope (better) with future disasters. Where possible, we link with other expert areas and programmes of our organisation to further sustain the impact of our work. Our guiding approach is Linking Relief, (Resilient) Recovery and Development (LRRD).
Position and responsibility
The CAR Humanitarian Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and management of the humanitarian program while ensuring that interventions are prompt, well planned, have the necessary resources and are accountable both to the donors and the beneficiaries. He/she will report directly to the Program Director in Bangui and will liaise closely with the designated Program Manager of the Cordaid Humanitarian Unit in The Hague for technical advice and organize support of shelter and wash experts. For the Joint Response Value / Collaborative Impact component, close liaison will be necessary to ensure equal communication with partners in CAR as well as in the Netherlands. The Humanitarian Program Coordinator will supervise the Field Program Managers based in the implementing areas (Prefecture).
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Specifics of station
The Humanitarian Program Coordinator will be based in Bangui but will spend part of his/her working time in the target areas (ground), etc to monitor the emergency operations and the implementation of the program. The safety and security situation in CAR remains volatile but is constantly monitored by Cordaid and appropriate policies are in place. This is a non-accompanied posting.
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded on attn. of Mr Sosthène Hicuburundi before August 15, 2020. An integrity screening will be part of the application procedure. Please note that Cordaid accepts applications through this website only: https://www.cordaid.org/en/vacancies/international/?cd_job_id=164150