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    Organization: ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management
    Country: Indonesia
    Closing date: 21 Jun 2015

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional-intergovernmental organisation founded in 1967, to promote peace and stability, sustain economic growth, shared prosperity and social progress. It comprises ten countries of Southeast Asia.

    The ASEAN Leaders at their 19th ASEAN Summit on 17 November 2011 officially launched the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management, popularly referred to as the AHA Centre. The AHA Centre will facilitate co-operation and coordination among ASEAN Member States, and with relevant United Nations and international organisations in promoting regional collaboration in disaster management.

    AHA Centre, with the support of Australia under the ASEAN-Australia Cooperation for the Implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2010-2015, is looking for the best, most-talented and highly-motivated ASEAN nationals to join the AHA Centre in Jakarta as the:

    Senior Disaster Monitoring & Analysis Officer

    Position opens for ASEAN nationals

    Responsible in carry out activities pertaining to disaster monitoring and analysis, that includes maintain communication linkages and rapport with peer‐level officers in the Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) and relevant monitoring, risk assessment and early warning divisions of National Disaster Management Organisations (NDMOs). The post holder also responsible in preparing flash reports, situational reports, humanitarian analyses; internal and external updates in support of all overall emergency response operations.

    The above position will be based at the AHA Centre, BPPT Building, Jakarta, Indonesia. The successful candidate will be offered with an attractive remuneration package that commensurate with his/her personal qualifications.


    How to apply:

    For more information on the posts and to apply, please visit http://ahacentre.org/opportunities.

    You may apply directly through the AHA Centre website OR by sending your application to admin@ahacentre.org, highlighting your suitability and potential contribution to the position together with a detailed CV, certified true copies of educational certificates obtained, and completed Employment Application Form with recent photograph, which can be downloaded at www.asean.org/opportunities.

    Please ensure that the total size of your email including attachments is no more than 5 MB.

    Please indicate the name of the position that you are applying for on the subject of your email. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    The Selection Panel's decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    For more information on AHA Centre, please visit www.ahacentre.org.


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 30 Jun 2015

    Humanitarian Public Health Adviser

    ****Job title: Humanitarian Public Health Adviser****

    ****Location: CHASE OT, London****

    ****Type of contract: Permanent****

    ****Salary: £45,850****

    ****Application deadline: Tuesday 30 June****

    ****Our business****

    The Conflict, Humanitarian & Security Department’s Operations Team (CHASE OT) is contracted through Crown Agents by the Department of International Development (DFID) and the Stabilisation Unit (SU) to provide support services and an operational team delivering advice and assistance on humanitarian disasters and emergencies.

    Humanitarian Advisers are competent humanitarian professionals who can work strategically to influence internal and international processes, and who are able to design and implement programmes on the ground. Advisors provide specialist advice, analysis and support during a response.

    Advisors will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to network effectively. They will be able to work in collaboration with a range of partners and disciplines across Whitehall and with humanitarian agencies at country level.

    In addition to general humanitarian duties, the Humanitarian Public Health Adviser will be the focal point within the CHASE Operations’ Team for policy and practise within the humanitarian health sector. This fits within a DFID context of strengthening the collaboration between humanitarian and development health partners and ensuring that short-term humanitarian interventions support longer-term development goals.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities of the Humanitarian Public Health Adviser may include:

    • Support DFID and/or DFID partner humanitarian impact and needs’ assessments, focusing on public health.
    • Recommend programme priorities and strategies as well as appropriate delivery methods, with a specific role for public health priorities and strategies.
    • Liaise with DFID staff including field teams (as required), DoH, PHE, FCO, MoD officials, WHO, UNICEF, UNOCHA, other donors, Red Cross/Crescent and NGO personnel as required.
    • Lead DFID operational engagement with: the UK Surgical Platform; the UK International Emergency Trauma Register; Foreign Medical Teams; International Health Partners; and the WHO Rapid Response Fund.
    • Review partner programme concept notes and project proposals (general and health-specific).
    • Track global response budgets and donor pledges.
    • Monitor and report on the performance of international agencies and DFID’s partners.
    • Identify institutional strengths and weaknesses and advise remedial actions.
    • Provide humanitarian reports and analysis, with particular reference to health aspects.
    • Lead field teams (with responsibility for safety and security).
    • Support Field Team Leaders with humanitarian and public health advice as required.
    • Represent DFID at international forums, and with overseas governments and authorities.
    • Attend and support international coordination mechanisms as required, including engagement with the Health Cluster.
    • Provide advice to CHASE OT HQ management.
    • Give policy and technical advice as appropriate and as required, particularly public health policy and practise in humanitarian crises.
    • Assist the development of DFID business cases for response interventions, particularly health related business cases.
    • Liaise closely with DFID health advisers in London and in countries.
    • Work to strengthen collaboration between humanitarian and development health partners, to ensure that short-term humanitarian interventions support longer term development goals, and that these longer term development interventions build resilience to conflict and disasters.
    • Ensure that humanitarian health responses are working closely, and strengthening national and district systems and local communities, to leave behind expanded and more resilient health systems after an emergency.

    Essential Qualifications, skills and experience required

    General humanitarian

    • Significant experience of leading a response to rapid onset disasters and complex emergencies.
    • Extensive senior level experience of working in developing countries and/or in fragile and conflict affected environments
    • Strong programme management skills
    • Substantial demonstrable experience of working in a senior capacity in humanitarian operational environments, in a head office and field environment.
    • Excellent networking and representational skills at all levels, including Government, UN, RC Movement and NGOS.
    • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of humanitarian theory, practice and architecture, humanitarian risk assessment and planning and managing humanitarian responses.
    • Exceptional organisational and prioritisation skills, and ability to deal with a varied, demanding, often conflicting and rapidly changing workload.

    Public health specific

    • At least five years’ experience of designing and leading public health programmes in humanitarian responses in developing countries.
    • Good understanding of epidemiology and epidemic responses and, ideally, first-hand experience of these responses.
    • Knowledge based on experience of health service delivery in a developing country context, including of health system development challenges.
    • Masters’ degree in public health or equivalent qualification.

    Technical competences required

    • Humanitarian risks assessment and analysis.
    • Planning and managing humanitarian responses.
    • Humanitarian theory, practice and architecture.
    • Disaster resilience theory, practice and architecture, including resilience of health systems.
    • Practical experience of running humanitarian operations.
    • Knowledge of the development effectiveness agenda, the international development system, and institutional and organisational knowledge.
    • Demonstrable understanding of epidemiology, communicable disease control, epidemic responses, disease surveillance, reproductive, maternal and child health, nutrition, behaviour change communication, chronic disease prevention and management.
    • Knowledge of multi-sector approaches to tackling health outcomes.
    • Understanding of both the global health and humanitarian contexts, including international architecture.
    • Knowledge of health service delivery in a developing country context.
    • Knowledge and application of wider determinants of health.
    • Knowledge and application of evidence, innovation and evaluation.
    • Demonstrable safety and security management skills.

    Desirable skills

    • Coordination of humanitarian response.
    • Contingency planning at government level.
    • Knowledge of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
    • Senior level communications (including briefing).
    • Information Management and reporting.
    • Training.
    • HR and administration.
    • Full driving licence.

    How to apply:

    For more information please visit our website- http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: Italy
    Closing date: 19 Jun 2015

    We are looking for a motivated individual with a demonstrated understanding of multilateral working, humanitarian affairs and programme management skills to join the UKRep team and play a leading role in managing our relationships with WFP and with FAO staff working on livelihoods emergencies.

    Essential experience/skills: a strong grasp, and ideally practical experience of humanitarian/development issues, food assistance and food security; proven programme management experience; strong English oral and written skills. UKRep and the UN agencies operate almost exclusively in English.

    This is a senior position requiring at least 8 years of progressively more demanding responsibilities. The post is restricted to the UK Permanent Representation in Rome and does not offer mobility within DFID or the UK Government more widely.

    Please see advertisement at the link below and respond only to the address in the advertisement: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/432826/Job_Advert_Multilateral_Policy_Officer.pdf


    How to apply:

    Please see instructions in the advertisement.

    Applications should be sent to jobapplications.ita@fco.gov.uk


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 12 Jul 2015

    The Stabilisation Unit (SU) is seeking a Gender & Conflict Adviser to lead the delivery of the SU’s cross-cutting objective on gender, peace and security. The post reflects increased recognition in our conflict, stabilisation, security and justice work of the need to integrate gender as a priority area to assure the effectiveness of HMG interventions. The Gender & Conflict Adviser will lead the SU’s work on gender including on Women, Peace and Security and as part of the FCO Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI). The Adviser must work across all teams in the SU, as well as across HMG and internationally. The Adviser will support the integration of gender across conflict, stabilisation, security and justice work within the Unit and across HMG, including integrating gender into conflict analysis and broader work on conflict, stabilisation, security and justice. The Adviser will also task manage the PSVI Team of Experts Function Manager. The Gender & Conflict Adviser must be willing and able to work both across Whitehall on policy and in the field. This is an exciting, challenging and stimulating job which offers the opportunity to shape HMG’s efforts to prevent and respond to conflict in and across priority regions.

    ****ABOUT THE TEAM****

    The Conflict and Stabilisation Team (CST), along with the Unit’s Security and Justice and Lessons teams is home to the Unit's subject matter experts. These teams undertake a wide range of assignment work related to conflict issues on behalf of the Unit’s key departmental clients.

    The SU supports the UK’s engagement in conflict-affected environments by supplying high quality personnel in the right place at the right time. In order to ensure that the Unit can meet the demands of its key departmental clients, the SU invests in the acquisition and management of the knowledge and skills that are essential to delivering HMG's Building Stability Overseas Strategy (BSOS).

    CST responds to requests for support from the key departmental clients covering conflict analysis, programme design, programme reviews, evaluation and other activities relating to HMG’s work in preventing or stabilising violent conflict. The team is a centre of expertise which brings a whole of government approach to bear, applying lessons formally captured by the Unit and ensuring that HMG interventions are consistent with BSOS and NSC strategies. The Team includes a number of subject matter experts in conflict, governance and community engagement and includes a cadre of senior Deployable Civilian Experts (DCEs) – contractors identified through a recruitment process and available on a call-down basis to complement the skills available within the core team and provide a surge capacity, including as part of the Unit’s response to crises. The Team is seeking an individual with significant experience of working for HMG on gender in a conflict context to strengthen the Unit's ability to provide practical conflict advice and programmatic support in line with BSOS objectives and deliver the Unit’s objectives on gender and conflct. The team is keen to reflect the skills and experience of staff from FCO, DFID and MoD and applications from staff in those departments with a strong track record of relevant work on conflict will be welcome.

    The post-holder will be allocated a geographic as well as a thematic area of responsibility to lead on the SU's behalf. This role entails close working with other teams in the Unit and S/he should be prepared to undergo Hostile Environments Awareness Training (HEAT) and to deploy at short notice to insecure environments.

    All SU deployments follow strict standard operating procedures, including appropriate training, medical checks, equipment, in-country and back-office support, and comply with all HMG security protocols in country.

    ****KEY RESPONSIBILITIES****

    The Gender and Conflict Adviser will be responsible for leading the delivery of the SU’s thematic cross-cutting commitment on gender, peace and security. This will include:

    · Supporting SU key departmental clients with the implementation of the UK National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security;

    · Ensuring SU meets its commitments in the NAP on UNSCR 1325;

    · Providing technical support to the FCO’s Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI), including supporting the design and delivery of country work and deployments associated with the PSVI;

    · Task managing the PSVI Team of Experts Function Manager;

    · Supporting the integration of gender into conflict, stabilisation, security and justice work including gender analysis in conflict analysis and stabilisation planning and the design, delivery and evaluation of country work;

    · Developing the gender and conflict expertise on the Civilian Stabilisation Group (CSG) to ensure experts are available and capacity built to support country operations where requested;

    · Capturing, analysing and sharing lessons on integrating gender in conflict, stabilisation, security and justice work to inform policy and practice;

    · Leading the design and delivery of cross-Whitehall training on women, peace and security;

    · Building capacity on gender within the Unit and across HMG, including ensuring gender is effectively integrated in stabilisation and conflict, and security and justice training;

    · Liaising with MOD and the military to support the integration of gender into military doctrine, training and operations;

    · Developing and maintaining cross-HMG and external relationships.

    PLEASE NOTE: due to the dynamic nature of our work, aspects of this post may change over time. The post-holder will need to be flexible and willing to adapt to evolving responsibilities.

    ****SKILLS & EXPERIENCE****

    ****Essential Skills / Experience****

    · Significant understanding of and experience working on gender issues in the field, with demonstrated experience at the national level on policy and capacity;

    · Experience of working in and on conflict and delivering effectively within the HMG conflict architecture;

    · Understanding of the relationship between gender, conflict, stabilisation, security and justice;

    · Strong analytical skills with demonstrated experience of analysing conflict, particularly through a gender lens;

    · Experience in policy analysis, and implementation in a fragile or conflict situation;

    · Understanding of International Law; specifically International Humanitarian Law (IHL) but also human rights law;

    · Experience of cross-government working, ideally at both strategic and operational levels, and a demonstrated capacity to operate effectively and in a politically-savvy way with a range of Whitehall actors;

    · Familiarity/current knowledge of conflict-affected environments, ideally in one or more of SU’s key priority countries (e.g. Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Somalia, S Sudan, Yemen etc)****.****

    ****Highly Desirable Skills / Experience****

    · Working knowledge and/or experience of one or more international organisations (e.g. UN, EU, AU, NATO) involved in conflict;

    · A good understanding of HMG strategic interests and how HMG operates across the political, development and security spheres, especially its various departmental research, cross-cutting issues, multi-lateral liaison and analysis teams;

    · Experience of working with the military and civilians, ideally in integrated civilian-military structures;

    · Experience of budget management.

    · Experience of designing and delivering a strategy to time and positive effect.

    ****THE STABILISATION UNIT****

    The Stabilisation Unit is an operational agency supporting government efforts to tackle instability overseas.

    We support integrated coordination of government work in fragile and conflict-affected states, acting as a centre of expertise on conflict, stabilisation, security and justice. We also support government responses on crises like the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, by focusing on conflict, instability and security aspects caused by this situation. As a part of this work, we train and deploy qualified and experienced civilian experts to support government work in conflict situations, and to multilateral missions on behalf of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. We are responsible for safety and security of all staff deployed through us.

    Who we are

    We’re a civil-military operational unit based in London. We are funded through the Conflict Stability and Security Fund which is governed through the National Security Council. We currently have core staff members from ten government departments as well as serving military and police officers.

    The Unit is also home to the Civilian Stabilisation Group, a pool of over 1000 civilian experts drawn from the public and private sectors plus an additional pool of serving police officers. Members of the CSG have expertise in key areas applicable to stabilisation contexts including governance, security sector reform, rule of law, strategic communications, economic recovery, policing, border control and public finance.

    Civilian experts and police are deployed alongside and integrated with UK and allied military or as civilian only teams, or as part of EU, NATO, UN and OSCE missions and work with local partners to build stability. In a crisis, the Stabilisation Unit can deploy people to difficult locations within 48 hours, and have deployed in the past in as little as 12 hours.

    For information on the Stabilisation Unit, please visit our website www.gov.uk/stabilisation-unit

    ****FURTHER INFORMATION****

    For general information contact SUHR@stabilisationunit.gov.uk. For specific information about the post, please contact Rosy Cave on r-cave@dfid.gov.uk or 0207 008 6938.


    How to apply:

    Please apply via Civil Service Jobs - https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/index.cgi and search for vacancy reference 1459321.


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 29 Jul 2015

    ****Choose a Job Less Ordinary****

    ****YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO OUR WORLD****

    ****DEPUTY DIRECTOR, RESILIENCE AND POLICY SUPPORT****

    ****AND****

    ****DEPUTY DIRECTOR, PLANNING AND PERFORMANCE****

    ****£72,000 plus allowances Permanent contract****

    ****Based in London Closing Date 29 July 2015****

    The Crown Agents’ Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Operations Team (CHASE OT), co-located with the Department for International Development (DFID), is an established and highly respected team supporting the UK Government in global humanitarian disaster resilience, preparedness and response.

    We are looking for ****TWO****Deputy Directors (Resilience and Policy Support; Planning and Performance), who can work strategically at senior levels to influence internal and international humanitarian policy and response activity leading to the delivery of timely, appropriate and sustainable assistance to those affected by disasters.

    Based in London, at DFID’s offices, you will network effectively and work collaboratively with a range of partners and disciplines across the UK Government, humanitarian agencies and at country level. You will be confident in providing advice, analysis, and preparing political and public briefings.

    As well as a degree level qualification, in a subject area clearly related to humanitarian work, you will have extensive knowledge and experience of humanitarian response, disaster preparedness and resilience, programming, accountability and performance.

    You will have experience of leading responses to major humanitarian emergencies, and will be expert in the assessment of needs following natural disasters and conflict. You will advise on, design, implement and monitor response strategies. You must be able to demonstrate substantial safety and security knowledge and understanding and be able to lead/support UK Government humanitarian field based activity.

    In return we offer you the chance to lead on exciting and inspiring work in an influential department at the forefront of humanitarian activity and delivery.


    How to apply:

    Are you ready for this challenge? If you feel you have the energy, dedication and expertise to help us deliver positive change, please visit our website for a full job description and application instructions: www.crownagents.co.uk/jobs


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 03 Aug 2015

    Job title: OverseasSecurity Adviser

    Location:London (with short-term overseas visits as required).

    ****Type of contract: Permanent****

    Salary:£53,970 (inclusive of allowances)

    ****Application deadline: 03 August 2015****

    ****Our business****

    The Conflict, Humanitarian & Security Department’s Operations Team (CHASE OT) is contracted through Crown Agents by the Department of International Development (DFID) and the Stabilisation Unit (SU) to provide support services and an operational team delivering advice and assistance on humanitarian disasters and emergencies.

    The Stabilisation Unit (SU), established in 2004, is jointly owned by the Department for International Development (DFID), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Ministry of Defence (MOD). The Unit’s role is to support countries emerging from violent conflict. The SU Deployments Team supports more than 150 concurrent deployments on behalf of HMG to a wide range of conflict affected and potentially hostile environments. The Team is responsible for the rapid deployment of properly prepared civilian experts in support of UK stabilisation efforts overseas.

    Recent events and the developing role of the SU in coordinating cross-Whitehall activity in stabilisation contexts, including the deployment of Stabilisation Response Teams (SRTs) places the Stabilisation Unit (SU) at the centre of joint HMG risk-assessment and security management. Advice is required in dynamic security environments to support HMG teams deployed overseas. Crown Agents is recruiting an Overseas Security Adviser to work alongside the existing Senior Overseas Security Adviser to fulfill the increasing demand for risk assessment and security advice to deployed staff, consultants, contractors and Deployable Civilian Experts (DCEs). This will include locations where there is no established HMG security architecture

    ****Roles and responsibilities include:****

    • Provide specialist security advice and support to all Stabilisation Unit activities and deployments to fragile and conflict affected environments, from planning and development through to operational delivery
    • Produce risk assessments and draft submissions that can be used to inform both risk owners and deploying staff on the key risks and mitigations associated with deployments to specific locations
    • Self-deploy, as necessary, to conduct security assessments and fact-finding in fragile and hostile environments
    • Complete comprehensive written reports with clear recommendations for the mitigation of assessed threats and risks
    • Undertake any other advisory duties as directed by the Senior Operational Security Advisor
    • Provide a weekly verbal briefing to senior management on key security issues facing the Stabilisation Unit
    • Deliver pre-deployment and post-deployment briefs for Stabilisation Unit deployees
    • Provide security support as necessary to deployed staff, including the provision of additional advice and the staffing (where appropriate) of approvals for high risk travel in mission
    • Initiate and manage information and threat warnings to deployed Stabilisation Unit staff, potentially within compressed timelines
    • Provide out of hours security advice and support to the Senior Management Team
    • Be prepared to deploy at short notice in a crisis response deployment that requires integrated security advice / management
    • Maintain the Stabilisation Unit high risk deployments register
    • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues, peers, external security professionals and overseas security managers that enhance the quality and breadth of security advice to the Stabilisation Unit
    • Be prepared to work with MOD, FCO and DFID country teams as necessary to provide security and duty of care advice during the development of policy objectives for potential high risk deployments
    • Maintain awareness of the political and security situation in deployment (and potential deployment) locations
    • Assist the Senior Operational Security Advisor in drafting and maintaining the Stabilisation Unit’s standard operating procedures and policies for safety and security

    ****Essential Qualifications, skills and experience****

    • Extensive experience of operating in hostile environments
    • Recent and sustained track record of providing security and safety advice for personnel and infrastructure against a spectrum of threats
    • A broad understanding of international security issues, current affairs and a working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation
    • A proven track record of support to deployed staff in a dynamic, operationally-focused environment
    • The intellectual rigour and proven ability to synthesise information from multiple sources to provide effective security advice and assessments
    • Able to embrace uncertainty and work with ambiguity
    • Comfortable working to tight deadlines without sacrificing accuracy, and able to respond effectively to short notice assignments under pressure
    • Able to anticipate operational safety requirements based on imperfect information and indicators
    • Able to work both independently and as a team member
    • Experience in the preparation and delivery of security & safety training
    • Experience in producing written risk assessments under time pressure that reflect the realities faced by deployed staff
    • A proven track record in briefing policy and operational requirements to senior management, staff and other parties concisely and effectively
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; unambiguous and succinct when dealing with complex ideas
    • Able to be authoritative when necessary; withstanding challenge whilst sustaining effective working relationships
    • Previous Whitehall / HMG experience would be highly desirable

    How to apply:

    ****Application process****

    For the full job description and application instructions, please visit www.crownagents.co.uk/jobs


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 16 Aug 2015

    Humanitarian Public Health Adviser

    Please only apply if you have eligibility to work in the UK

    ****Job title: Humanitarian Public Health Adviser****

    ****Location: CHASE OT, London****

    ****Type of contract: Permanent****

    ****Salary: £45,850****

    ****Application deadline: Tuesday 30 June****

    ****Our business****

    The Conflict, Humanitarian & Security Department’s Operations Team (CHASE OT) is contracted through Crown Agents by the Department of International Development (DFID) and the Stabilisation Unit (SU) to provide support services and an operational team delivering advice and assistance on humanitarian disasters and emergencies.

    Humanitarian Advisers are competent humanitarian professionals who can work strategically to influence internal and international processes, and who are able to design and implement programmes on the ground. Advisors provide specialist advice, analysis and support during a response.

    Advisors will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to network effectively. They will be able to work in collaboration with a range of partners and disciplines across Whitehall and with humanitarian agencies at country level.

    In addition to general humanitarian duties, the Humanitarian Public Health Adviser will be the focal point within the CHASE Operations’ Team for policy and practise within the humanitarian health sector. This fits within a DFID context of strengthening the collaboration between humanitarian and development health partners and ensuring that short-term humanitarian interventions support longer-term development goals.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities of the Humanitarian Public Health Adviser may include:

    • Support DFID and/or DFID partner humanitarian impact and needs’ assessments, focusing on public health.
    • Recommend programme priorities and strategies as well as appropriate delivery methods, with a specific role for public health priorities and strategies.
    • Liaise with DFID staff including field teams (as required), DoH, PHE, FCO, MoD officials, WHO, UNICEF, UNOCHA, other donors, Red Cross/Crescent and NGO personnel as required.
    • Support DFID operational engagement with: the UK Surgical Platform; the UK International Emergency Trauma Register; Foreign Medical Teams; International Health Partners; and the WHO Rapid Response Fund.
    • Review partner programme concept notes and project proposals (general and health-specific).
    • Track global response budgets and donor pledges.
    • Monitor and report on the performance of international agencies and DFID’s partners.
    • Identify institutional strengths and weaknesses and advise remedial actions.
    • Provide humanitarian reports and analysis, with particular reference to health aspects.
    • Lead field teams (with responsibility for safety and security).
    • Support Field Team Leaders with humanitarian and public health advice as required.
    • Represent DFID at international forums, and with overseas governments and authorities.
    • Attend and support international coordination mechanisms as required, including engagement with the Health Cluster.
    • Provide advice to CHASE OT HQ management.
    • Give policy and technical advice as appropriate and as required, particularly public health policy and practise in humanitarian crises.
    • Assist the development of DFID business cases for response interventions, particularly health related business cases.
    • Liaise closely with DFID health advisers in London and in countries.
    • Work to strengthen collaboration between humanitarian and development health partners, to ensure that short-term humanitarian interventions support longer term development goals, and that these longer term development interventions build resilience to conflict and disasters.
    • Ensure that humanitarian health responses are working closely, and strengthening national and district systems and local communities, to leave behind expanded and more resilient health systems after an emergency.

    Essential Qualifications, skills and experience required

    General humanitarian

    • Significant experience of leading a response to rapid onset disasters and complex emergencies.
    • Extensive senior level experience of working in developing countries and/or in fragile and conflict affected environments
    • Strong programme management skills
    • Substantial demonstrable experience of working in a senior capacity in humanitarian operational environments, in a head office and field environment.
    • Excellent networking and representational skills at all levels, including Government, UN, RC Movement and NGOS.
    • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of humanitarian theory, practice and architecture, humanitarian risk assessment and planning and managing humanitarian responses.
    • Exceptional organisational and prioritisation skills, and ability to deal with a varied, demanding, often conflicting and rapidly changing workload.

    Public health specific

    • At least five years’ experience of designing and leading public health programmes in humanitarian responses in developing countries.
    • Good understanding of epidemiology and epidemic responses and, ideally, first-hand experience of these responses.
    • Knowledge based on experience of health service delivery in a developing country context, including of health system development challenges.
    • Masters’ degree in public health or equivalent qualification.

    Technical competences required

    • Humanitarian risks assessment and analysis.
    • Planning and managing humanitarian responses.
    • Humanitarian theory, practice and architecture.
    • Disaster resilience theory, practice and architecture, including resilience of health systems.
    • Practical experience of running humanitarian operations.
    • Knowledge of the development effectiveness agenda, the international development system, and institutional and organisational knowledge.
    • Demonstrable understanding of epidemiology, communicable disease control, epidemic responses, disease surveillance, reproductive, maternal and child health, nutrition, behaviour change communication, chronic disease prevention and management.
    • Knowledge of multi-sector approaches to tackling health outcomes.
    • Understanding of both the global health and humanitarian contexts, including international architecture.
    • Knowledge of health service delivery in a developing country context.
    • Knowledge and application of wider determinants of health.
    • Knowledge and application of evidence, innovation and evaluation.
    • Demonstrable safety and security management skills.

    Desirable skills

    • Coordination of humanitarian response.
    • Contingency planning at government level.
    • Knowledge of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
    • Senior level communications (including briefing).
    • Information Management and reporting.
    • Training.
    • HR and administration.
    • Full driving licence.

    How to apply:

    For more information please visit our website- http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 16 Aug 2015

    ****Job title: Humanitarian Public Health Adviser****

    ****Location: CHASE OT, London****

    ****Type of contract: Permanent****

    ****Salary: £45,850****

    ****Application deadline: Sunday 16th August****

    ****Our business****

    The Conflict, Humanitarian & Security Department’s Operations Team (CHASE OT) is contracted through Crown Agents by the Department of International Development (DFID) and the Stabilisation Unit (SU) to provide support services and an operational team delivering advice and assistance on humanitarian disasters and emergencies.

    Humanitarian Advisers are competent humanitarian professionals who can work strategically to influence internal and international processes, and who are able to design and implement programmes on the ground. Advisors provide specialist advice, analysis and support during a response.

    Advisors will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to network effectively. They will be able to work in collaboration with a range of partners and disciplines across Whitehall and with humanitarian agencies at country level.

    In addition to general humanitarian duties, the Humanitarian Public Health Adviser will be the focal point within the CHASE Operations’ Team for policy and practise within the humanitarian health sector. This fits within a DFID context of strengthening the collaboration between humanitarian and development health partners and ensuring that short-term humanitarian interventions support longer-term development goals.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities of the Humanitarian Public Health Adviser may include:

    • Support DFID and/or DFID partner humanitarian impact and needs’ assessments, focusing on public health.
    • Recommend programme priorities and strategies as well as appropriate delivery methods, with a specific role for public health priorities and strategies.
    • Liaise with DFID staff including field teams (as required), DoH, PHE, FCO, MoD officials, WHO, UNICEF, UNOCHA, other donors, Red Cross/Crescent and NGO personnel as required.
    • Support DFID operational engagement with: the UK Surgical Platform; the UK International Emergency Trauma Register; Foreign Medical Teams; International Health Partners; and the WHO Rapid Response Fund.
    • Review partner programme concept notes and project proposals (general and health-specific).
    • Track global response budgets and donor pledges.
    • Monitor and report on the performance of international agencies and DFID’s partners.
    • Identify institutional strengths and weaknesses and advise remedial actions.
    • Provide humanitarian reports and analysis, with particular reference to health aspects.
    • Lead field teams (with responsibility for safety and security).
    • Support Field Team Leaders with humanitarian and public health advice as required.
    • Represent DFID at international forums, and with overseas governments and authorities.
    • Attend and support international coordination mechanisms as required, including engagement with the Health Cluster.
    • Provide advice to CHASE OT HQ management.
    • Give policy and technical advice as appropriate and as required, particularly public health policy and practise in humanitarian crises.
    • Assist the development of DFID business cases for response interventions, particularly health related business cases.
    • Liaise closely with DFID health advisers in London and in countries.
    • Work to strengthen collaboration between humanitarian and development health partners, to ensure that short-term humanitarian interventions support longer term development goals, and that these longer term development interventions build resilience to conflict and disasters.
    • Ensure that humanitarian health responses are working closely, and strengthening national and district systems and local communities, to leave behind expanded and more resilient health systems after an emergency.

    Essential Qualifications, skills and experience required

    General humanitarian

    • Significant experience of leading a response to rapid onset disasters and complex emergencies.
    • Extensive senior level experience of working in developing countries and/or in fragile and conflict affected environments
    • Strong programme management skills
    • Substantial demonstrable experience of working in a senior capacity in humanitarian operational environments, in a head office and field environment.
    • Excellent networking and representational skills at all levels, including Government, UN, RC Movement and NGOS.
    • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of humanitarian theory, practice and architecture, humanitarian risk assessment and planning and managing humanitarian responses.
    • Exceptional organisational and prioritisation skills, and ability to deal with a varied, demanding, often conflicting and rapidly changing workload.

    Public health specific

    • At least five years’ experience of designing and leading public health programmes in humanitarian responses in developing countries.
    • Good understanding of epidemiology and epidemic responses and, ideally, first-hand experience of these responses.
    • Knowledge based on experience of health service delivery in a developing country context, including of health system development challenges.
    • Masters’ degree in public health or equivalent qualification.

    Technical competences required

    • Humanitarian risks assessment and analysis.
    • Planning and managing humanitarian responses.
    • Humanitarian theory, practice and architecture.
    • Disaster resilience theory, practice and architecture, including resilience of health systems.
    • Practical experience of running humanitarian operations.
    • Knowledge of the development effectiveness agenda, the international development system, and institutional and organisational knowledge.
    • Demonstrable understanding of epidemiology, communicable disease control, epidemic responses, disease surveillance, reproductive, maternal and child health, nutrition, behaviour change communication, chronic disease prevention and management.
    • Knowledge of multi-sector approaches to tackling health outcomes.
    • Understanding of both the global health and humanitarian contexts, including international architecture.
    • Knowledge of health service delivery in a developing country context.
    • Knowledge and application of wider determinants of health.
    • Knowledge and application of evidence, innovation and evaluation.
    • Demonstrable safety and security management skills.

    Desirable skills

    • Coordination of humanitarian response.
    • Contingency planning at government level.
    • Knowledge of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
    • Senior level communications (including briefing).
    • Information Management and reporting.
    • Training.
    • HR and administration.
    • Full driving licence.

    How to apply:

    For the full job description and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/permanent-vacancies/detail/humanitarian-public-health-adviser---chase-ot


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2015

    Humanitarian Database

    The Crown Agents Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Operations Team (CHASE OT) maintains a database of humanitarian experts to provide skilled specialists to DFID.

    The database comprises humanitarian professionals who can network effectively and work across a range of humanitarian disciplines and in collaboration with UK Government Departments, other humanitarian agencies, governments and authorities at country level. They provide specialist advice, analysis and other disaster response support to UK Government officials to assist humanitarian and recovery strategy development, programme funding and contribute to Parliamentary and public briefings. Experts may be deployed to support United Nations humanitarian operations on DFID's behalf.

    Deployments

    Specialists are contracted by Crown Agents to work alongside Civil Servants and to represent the UK Government when required.

    The majority of deployments support rapid onset disasters or complex emergency response. Deployments can be as short at 2-6 weeks, but commonly last between two to six months. Increasingly, assignments may last for up to 12 months or more. Specialists may be UK based or deployed overseas. Overseas assignments may be based in UK Government Missions or alongside CHASE OT colleagues who have been deployed with their own life support, communications and transportation exclusively for humanitarian response.

    Specialists are paid a productive day rate. The rate is established at the outset of the contracts and assessed with reference to the post grade and the length of the contract. Other allowances may apply depending on the location, living conditions and the deployment context.

    Deployment Process

    CHASE OT will match assignment terms of reference to specialists' profiles. Those with the matching profile are contacted to verify interest and availability. Specialists may be selected in consultation with DFID colleagues.

    Retainer programme

    CHASE OT has established a programme to retain some database members to be available for immediate disaster response. The Retainer Programme (RP) provides a small stipend to selected database members who can prioritise DFID deployments for short periods when emergencies occur. RP members are expected to be on call for at least one continuous period of 21 days. They are expected to be prepared and ready for overseas deployment or to be based in DFID's London office. Members are required to be ready for their assignments in 6 hours of mobilisation by CHASE OT.

    Experts with appropriate profiles may be approached to join the RP once assigned to the humanitarian database. Additional selection processes will take place. Details are available on request.


    How to apply:

    We are currently recruiting:

    Humanitarian Advisers

    Humanitairan Affairs Officers

    Reporting Officer

    TORs and Application instructions can be found at: http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/humanitarian-specialists/humanitarian-database


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: Sierra Leone
    Closing date: 30 Sep 2015

    DFID SIERRA LEONE: SEEKING A QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED HEALTH ADVISER

    Background
    The Department for International Development (DFID) is the arm of the British government responsible for international development assistance. DFID’s goal is to promote prosperity, support stability, reduce poverty and promote good governance to bring about real improvements to the lives of citizens throughout Sierra Leone. Improving the lives of girls and women is at the centre of this approach as is the provision of quality, essential basic services in the areas of health, education and water & sanitation. The Health Adviser will be a member of DFID’s Basic Services Team and lead on the delivery and significant expansion of DFID Sierra Leone’s health portfolio.

    Responsibilities

    ****Full Job Description / Duties:****

    The Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child (RMNC) Health Adviser will report to the Senior Health Adviser/Basic Services Team Leader and will operate as part of the Basic Services Team that will include another Health Adviser (UK-based, leading on IPC, public health and global health security); an Education Adviser; a programme manager; two assistant programme managers and one programme assistant. All Health Advisers will work within the Basic Services Team leading on different programmes which will deliver the health results which DFID SL has committed to deliver.

    DFID Sierra Leone is designing a new £15-20m Reproductive, Maternal, Neo-natal and Child Health programme to support improving quality of care in RMNCH services through training (pre-service and in-service) and supportive supervision; extend access of poor women to free obstetric services from private facilities. A complementary programme to support capacity-building at the district level will support technical assistance for logistics and information systems, operating costs support and procurement and distribution of essential supplies to facility level.

    ****Minimum qualifications****

    A Masters degree in Public Health or a related field, together with 5 years experience of programme management at a progressively senior level. S/he is expected to have a strong health and development background including demonstrable experience and understanding of both public health programmes and broader health systems issues. International programme management experience is highly desirable.

    Given the nature of this post the applicant should be a self-starter who is motivated and adaptable. The ability to work within a team as well as work unsupervised, and prioritise whilst paying attention to detail, are important capabilities for this position. S/he must have excellent people management skills and able to deliver in a dynamic and challenging environment. Strong programme and financial management skills and experience are essential as are excellent oral, verbal, listening and written communication skills.

    Job Grade: SAIC A2L Salary Scale:**Le121,819,000 – Le206,784,000**


    How to apply:

    Applications:**The detailed Job Description with the Core and Technical Competencies required for the post together with the DFID Application form can only be downloaded from https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/dfid-sierra-leone/about/recruitment. All applications for the A2L Health Adviser post**must be submitted electronically using the DFID Job Application Form, showing how the relevant UK Civil Service Competences will be met for the post. Women are encouraged to apply.

    ****Applications must be submitted by email****to the Human Resources Manager on dfid-sl-hrs@dfid.gov.uk. The title of the post should be in the subject line. Applications will ****not**** be acknowledged and only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    Closing time & date for receipt of application:**12 noon on Wednesday 30th September 2015**

    The selection process will take the form of a set of written tests and a presentation for short listed candidates, followed by a panel interview. The selection process will be held in Freetown and applicants are expected to cover their own travel costs.

    Enquiries to:The Human Resources Manager, DFID Sierra Leone, 5 off Spur Road, Freetown


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 04 Oct 2015

    ****Choose a Job Less ordinary****

    ****YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO OUR WORLD****

    ****DEPUTY DIRECTOR, POLICY AND PARTNERSHIPS****

    AND

    ****DEPUTY DIRECTOR, PROGRAMME QUALITY****

    ****Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Operations Team,****

    ****Department for Internatuional Development****

    ****Permanent contract****

    ****Based in London****

    ****Salary £76500 + generous pension and health isurance provisions****

    ****Closing Date 04 October 2015****

    The Crown Agents’ Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Operations Team (CHASE OT) working in and alongside the Department for International Development (DFID) is an established and highly respected team supporting the UK Government in global humanitarian disaster resilience, preparedness and response.

    Due to a period of exciting growth, we are now looking for ****TWO****Deputy Directors (Resilience and Policy Support; Planning and Performance), who can work strategically at the most senior levels to influence internal and international processes. The successful candidates will support the development and application of policy, process and performance to increase the effectiveness of the humanitarian system leading to the delivery of timely, appropriate and sustainable assistance to those affected by disasters.

    Based in London, at DFID’s offices, you will network effectively and work collaboratively with a range of partners and disciplines across the UK Government, humanitarian agencies and at country level. You will be confident in providing advice, analysis, and preparing political and public briefings. You will develop and maintain, with the other Deputy Directors, new ways of supporting international system capabilities, including the Cluster System and develop new and innovative projects including global humanitarian knowledge management.

    As well as a degree level qualification in a subject area clearly related to humanitarian work, you will have extensive knowledge and experience of humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction programming or learning, accountability, results or evidence.

    You will have experience of leading responses to major humanitarian emergencies, and will be expert in the assessment of needs following natural disasters and conflict. You will advise on, design, implement & monitor response strategies. You must be able to make sound decisions including in the area of safety and security. You must be able to demonstrate substantial safety and security knowledge and understanding.

    In return we offer you the chance to lead on exciting and inspiring work in the field of humanitarian response, policy, planning, and learning, within an influential department at the very forefront of current discourse on humanitarian issues.


    How to apply:

    Are you ready for this challenge? If you feel you have the energy, dedication and expertise to help us deliver positive change, please visit our website for a ful job description and application instructions:

    http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/permanent-vacancies/detail/deputy-director-programme-quality


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 18 Oct 2015

    CROWN AGENTS

    ****VACANCY****

    ****Job title: Humanitarian Reporting Officer****

    ****Location: CHASE OT, London****

    ****Type of contract: Permanent****

    ****Salary: £28,190 per annum****

    ****Application deadline: 18th October 2015****

    ****Our business****

    The Conflict, Humanitarian & Security Department’s Operations Team (CHASE OT) is contracted through Crown Agents by the Department of International Development (DFID) and the Stabilisation Unit (SU) to provide support services and an operational team delivering advice and assistance on humanitarian disasters and emergencies.

    ****Role and responsibilities include:****

    • Provide humanitarian information management and reporting during rapid onset humanitarian crises. Specifically: Develop and utilise sources to provide information on caseload, coverage and gaps in order to highlight the needs of the most vulnerable across all relevant sectors.
    • Be familiar with DFID policy, specific response strategy and utilise contacts for information gathering.
    • Provide reporting (and analysis) of evolving situations to enable humanitarian advisors to have access to information required for determining humanitarian programming.
    • Provide information products as appropriate to inform DFID officials, officials from other UK government departments; and input to briefings to politicians including at Cabinet and Prime Ministerial level.
    • Survey and monitor key information networks, proactively communicating, advising and assisting CHASE’s disaster response capability.
    • Undertake research, analysis and reporting of specific aspects of humanitarian emergencies and affairs when required.
    • Develop knowledge of international response architecture and humanitarian response operations to provide programming support to DFID/CHASE.
    • Provide administrative operational support to DFID/CHASE emergency engagements and response assisting monitoring and record keeping.
    • To support and learn from the Humanitarian Advisers and Humanitarian Affairs Officers.

    Qualification, skills and experience

    • This post requires relevant qualification at degree level or equivalent
    • Proven research and analytical skills and experience of surveying and monitoring key information networks.
    • Developing and utilising multiple sources to provide information, and developing information products.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills developed for the DFID environment on the job.

    All applicants must have the right to work in the UK, we will not be able to apply for or sponser Work Visa's on behalf of the candidates.

    Please note: Due to the high number of applications only successful applicants will be contacted.


    How to apply:

    Application process:

    Please go directly to the Crown Agents webpage to apply for this role.

    http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/permanent-vacancies/detail/humanitarian-reporting-officer


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 11 Nov 2015

    Information Manager

    Syria Team (London)

    Job title: Information Manager

    Location: Department of International Development, London

    Type of contract: 12 month consultancy (to start ASAP)

    Closing Date: 11 November 2015

    Objective/ Main purpose

    To act as a hub for information and analysis on the humanitarian and conflict situation and response to the Syria crisis, feeding into policy development, strategic communications, cross-Whitehall engagement and to Ministers. This will be in the form of high quality, periodic information and analysis products as well as timely responses to ad-hoc requests.

    Responsibilities

    • Maintain an excellent understanding of the humanitarian situation, the conflict and response in Syria and the region, ensuring that queries on the same are answered in a timely, comprehensive and informed manner.
    • Using input from inter-alia in-country Humanitarian Advisers and Humanitarian Affairs Officers (HAO) , Programme Hub colleagues, Conflict Advisors, DFID partners, cross-Whitehall sources, produce updates on the humanitarian situation and response in Syria and the region on at least a weekly basis, and an update to Ministers on a regular basis.
    • Produce additional information products such as dashboards, info-graphics and PowerPoint slides as required.
    • Provide input toa range of products including, information notes, cross-Whitehall information products, parliamentary questions and DFID programme documents; ensure that information is accurate, up to date and verified in all DFID and XWH documents on the situation in Syria.
    • Provide bespoke analytic products as requested.
    • Provide technical oversight of information collection activities of field HAOs ensuring that field reporting is standardised and fit for collation.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with United Nations (UN), Red Cross/Crescent and NGOs to ensure that DFID’s access to information and analysis is comprehensive and timely

    This will require working closely with country-based humanitarian advisers; colleagues from the Programme hub; the Conflict and Stability team; engaging with partners (in particular OCHA, UNHCR and other UN agencies) to ensure the Syria Team receives accurate, current information from them, including from their field operations with travel to the region, and from the London/HQ levels; sourcing information products from them; and monitoring media sources.

    The incumbent will also engage with other staff working on the response to the Syria crisis including the Senior Economist, Senior Conflict Adviser, and other DFID advisers, as well as staff ad across-Whitehall.

    Location and Management

    For this assignment the Information Manager will report to the Deputy Head, Syria Strategy (Whitehall). The contract period is expected to be for one year

    Skills and experience required

    The information officer is expected to have the following skills:

    • very strong technical information management skills;
    • very strong communication skills enabling them to present information in a way that is clear and comprehensible to both the general public and a Whitehall audience;
    • very strong analytical skills enabling them to identify and explain trends and their implications for DFID and HMG policies and strategies.
    • The information officer should be an experienced humanitarian information professional. They should have direct experience of working both with DFID/HMG and humanitarian organisations. Experience in emergency response, and of difficult environments in fragile countries, is required..
    • A good understanding of the situation in Syria and the Middle East region is desirable.

    How to apply:

    To apply for this role, please submit a cover letter, along with your CV, to chaseot-recruitment@dfid.gov.uk by 11 November 2015.

    Please write 'Syria Info Manager' in the subject line of your email

    Due to the urgency of this role, we will be reviewing CVs and inviting candidates to interview, upon receiving applications. Therefore, please submit your application sooner rather than later as this role may be filled before the closing date.


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 22 Nov 2015

    Job title:Security Adviser– CHASE

    Location:London (with short-term overseas visits as required).

    ****Type of contract: Permanent****

    ****Salary: £54130 (inclusive of allowances)****

    ****Application deadline: 22 November 2015****

    ****Our business****

    The Conflict, Humanitarian & Security Department’s Operations Team (CHASE OT) is contracted through Crown Agents by the Department of International Development (DFID) and the Stabilisation Unit (SU) to provide support services and an operational team delivering advice and assistance on humanitarian disasters and emergencies.

    CHASE OT is responsible for the rapid deployment of humanitarian response teams in support of DFID’s humanitarian efforts overseas, to a wide range of remote and potentially hostile environments, following natural disasters or conflict. CHASE OT must be positioned to offer timely and accurate advice in dynamic security environments to support these deployed UK Government individuals or teams.

    The primary objective of this role is to increase the capacity of the CHASE OT Humanitarian Response Team to provide appropriate risk assessment and security to deployed CHASE OT staff, consultants, contractors and HMG staff deployed as part of a CHASE OT managed response. This will include locations where there is no established HMG security architecture.

    ****Roles and responsibilities include:****

    Provide up-to-date enabling security advice to the Deputy Director CHASE OT and Response Managers to support planned and reactive deployments.

    Produce accurate and timely risk assessments and Safety and Security Plans (SSPs) to deployed staff.

    Provide concise verbal and written briefs to support ministerial submissions, estimates and risk registers at senior levels up to NSC.

    Engage across HMG and with other organisatons in UK and overseas to inform risk assessment and risk management.

    Engage with non HMG agencies in UK and overseas to inform risk assessment and risk management and where necessary establish common assessments and MOUs.

    Act as the security manager for DFID deployed teams when required to mitigate reasonably foreseeable risks whilst allowing successful delivery by DFID in hostile environments.

    Contribute to the development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

    ****Essential Qualifications, skills and experience****

    Substantial demonstrable experience in senior positions of security risk management that include hostile and fragile environments.

    Recent operational experience within a large organisation, ideally covering security risk management in a hostile environment such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc.

    Experience of working within the humanitarian sector, and a demonstrable knowledge and experience of humanitarian theory, practice and architecture

    Demonstrable experience working alongside a variety of government and non-government actors and an ability to build effective networks.

    A proven ability to communicate successfully with superiors, peers and subordinates face to face and on paper

    A proven ability to work with limited supervision, demonstrate initiative and provide pragmatic solutions within a corporate structure.

    An ability to deal with ambiguity and provide practical solutions

    A clear understanding of corporate Duty of Care and risk management processes


    How to apply:

    For a full job description and application instructions, please visit:

    http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/permanent-vacancies/detail/security-advisor

    Pleae note we are unable to support or sponsor application for visas and work permits.


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    Organization: ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management
    Country: Indonesia
    Closing date: 16 Jan 2016

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional-intergovernmental organisation founded in 1967, to promote peace and stability, sustain economic growth, shared prosperity and social progress. It comprises ten countries of Southeast Asia.

    The ASEAN Leaders at their 19th ASEAN Summit on 17 November 2011 officially launched the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management, popularly referred to as the AHA Centre. The AHA Centre will facilitate co-operation and coordination among ASEAN Member States, and with relevant United Nations and international organisations in promoting regional collaboration in disaster management.

    AHA Centre, with the support of Australia under the ASEAN-Australia Cooperation for the Implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2010-2015, is looking for the best, most-talented and highly-motivated ASEAN nationals to join the AHA Centre in Jakarta as the:

    Head of Corporate Affairs Division
    Position opens for ASEAN nationals

    Reporting to the Executive Director of the AHA Centre, the Head of Corporate Affairs Division will provides day-to-day leadership and management pertaining to corporate affairs in the areas of (i) Finance (ii) Human Resources (iii) General management/administration to ensure the delivery of high quality of services for the overall organization. S/he will also responsible for the overall performance management across the organization including development of performance management strategy and ensure its effective implementation and continuous improvement.

    The above position will be based at the AHA Centre, Jakarta, Indonesia. The successful candidate will be offered with an attractive remuneration package that commensurate with his/her personal qualifications.

    For more information on the post and to apply, please visit http://ahacentre.org/opportunities.


    How to apply:

    You may apply directly through the AHA Centre website OR by sending your application to admin@ahacentre.org, highlighting your suitability and potential contribution to the position together with a detailed CV, certified true copies of educational certificates obtained, and completed Employment Application Form with recent photograph, which can be downloaded at www.asean.org/opportunities.

    Please ensure that the total size of your email including attachments is no more than 5 MB.

    Please indicate the name of the position that you are applying for on the subject of your email. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    The Selection Panel's decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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  • Organization: ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management
    Country: Indonesia
    Closing date: 17 Jan 2016

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional-intergovernmental organisation founded in 1967, to promote peace and stability, sustain economic growth, shared prosperity and social progress. It comprises ten countries of Southeast Asia.

    The ASEAN Leaders at their 19th ASEAN Summit on 17 November 2011 officially launched the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management, popularly referred to as the AHA Centre. The AHA Centre will facilitate co-operation and coordination among ASEAN Member States, and with relevant United Nations and international organisations in promoting regional collaboration in disaster management.

    AHA Centre is looking for the best, most-talented and highly-motivated ASEAN individual to work as part of the team for the upcoming project, for the position of:

    Team Leader
    Position open for ASEAN nationals and Japan nationals

    Reporting directly to the Executive Director of the AHA Centre, the Team Leader will manage, supervise and coordinate the overall implementation of various activities under the Project.

    The successful candidate will be based at the AHA Centre office in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    The successful candidate will be offered with an attractive remuneration package that commensurate with his/her personal qualifications.

    For more information on the post and to apply, please visit http://ahacentre.org/opportunities.


    How to apply:

    You may apply directly through the AHA Centre website OR by sending your application to admin@ahacentre.org, highlighting your suitability and potential contribution to the position together with a detailed CV, certified true copies of educational certificates obtained, and completed Employment Application Form with recent photograph, which can be downloaded at www.asean.org/opportunities.

    Please ensure that the total size of your email including attachments is no more than 5 MB.

    Please indicate the name of the position that you are applying for on the subject of your email. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    The Selection Panel's decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    For more information on AHA Centre, please visit www.ahacentre.org.


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 13 Jan 2016

    Job title: Humanitarian Adviser, Partnerships

    Location: CHASE OT, London

    Type of contract: Permanent

    Salary: £45850 per annum

    Application deadline: 13 January 2015

    Our business

    The Conflict, Humanitarian & Security Department’s Operations Team (CHASE OT) is contracted through Crown Agents by the Department of International Development (DFID) and the Stabilisation Unit (SU) to provide support services and an operational team delivering advice and assistance on humanitarian disasters and emergencies.

    Role and responsibilities include:

    Working to the CHASE OT Deputy Director for Policy and Partnerships but embedded in CHASE's Humanitarian Policy and Partnerships Group (HPPG), to directly support the CHASE HPPG Team Leader, Humanitarian Partnerships, the post holder will:

    • Provide humanitarian advice and technical support to the Team Leader, Humanitarian partnerships on the effectiveness of the humanitarian system and areas of reform.

    • Provide humanitarian advice and technical support to institutional partnership with OCHA that ensures delivery in line with relevant DFID Strategic Objectives as well as against MAR reform priorities and OCHA’s own strategic and/or results framework.

    • Provide humanitarian advice and technical support to institutional partnership with CERF that ensures delivery in line with relevant DFID Strategic Objectives as well as against MAR reform priorities and CERF’s own strategic and/or results framework.

    • Provide humanitarian advice and technical support on humanitarian country based pooled funding mechanisms.

    • Provide humanitarian analysis and advice to help design and implement humanitarian response strategies for DFID. This will include conducting situation and needs assessments, identifying response gaps where the UK will have the greatest added value, drafting responses strategies, and programming funds (including appraising proposals and drafting funding submissions).

    • Support the development and implementation of programme monitoring activities (this will include providing partner performance feedback. On occasion the post holder might be required to plan and participate in evaluation work.

    • Work with policy and programme staff to implement robust project cycle management principles. Where feasible and appropriate, the post holder will provide recommendations for improvement to systems already in place.

    • Support the practical application of DFID policies particularly with regards to system-wide initiatives underway to build a more effective international humanitarian response system.

    • Maintain contacts among humanitarian policy and practice professionals, including NGOs, the Red Cross family, Multilaterals, donors and the Private Sector as required.

    • Where required, support DFID in its dealings with other Whitehall departments (MoD, FCO etc.).

    • Monitor key information networks, and proactively communicate relevant information to support CHASE’s disaster response capability.

    Person Specification

    • Applicants must have a minimum of a masters degree or the equivalent level of academic and professional experience in a subject related to humanitarian work.

    • The post calls for an experienced humanitarian adviser with a credible operational record. Candiates must demonstrate a thorough understanding of humanitarian programmes across a range of chronic and acute contexts. Experience working at Headquarters level, on humanitarian policy issues, is also desirable.

    • The post holder will have a solid understanding of the international humanitarian architecture including the role and the perforrmance of the various actors. S/he will also be familiar with the main initiatives underway to strenghten the international humanitarian system, including, for example, the Transformative Agenda.

    • The applicant will understand system-wide arrangements and schemes that underpin humanitarian response, including for example the international financing instruments and the cluster approach.

    • The candidate will be expected to work strategically and have the ability to influence internal processes, whilst at the same time have a demonstrated ability to design and implement practical programmes on the ground. S/he will have experience identifying and communicating evidence that helps inform policy.

    • Applicants will be expected to have broad cross-sectoral knowledge and experience, including for example an understanding of the main themes than support DFID’s disaster resilience agenda.

    • The post holder must have the ability to work across various Departments in Whitehall (for example with the FCO and the MOD).

    • The skills required for the post are:

      • Team leadership, team working, strong unterpersonal skills and the ability to initiate and manage work independently;
      • Critical thinking, creativity and flexibility, with the ability to work in a range of different environments;
      • Effective networking at various levels of seniority;
      • Excellent written and spoken communication skills;
      • Briefing skills (at senior level);
      • Reporting and administration skills; and,

    How to apply:

    Application process

    For a full job description and application instructions, please visit:

    http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/permanent-vacancies/detail/humanitarian-adviser-partnerships-(chase-ot)

    Please note we are unable to sponsor or support visa applications so applicants must have the existing right to work in the UK.


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    Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Closing date: 24 Jan 2016

    YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO OUR WORLD

    Job title: Humanitarian AdviserLocation: LondonType of contract: PermanentSalary: £45,850Application deadline: 24 January 2016

    The Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Operations Team, contracted by Crown Agents but working within and alongside the Department for International Development (DFID) is an established and highly respected team supporting the UK Government in Global Humanitarian Disaster Resilience, Preparedness and Response.

    We need highly competent humanitarian professionals who can work strategically to influence internal and international processes, and who are also able to design and implement programmes on the ground. We want people with strong interpersonal skills, who can effectively network and work in collaboration with a range of partners and disciplines in across Whitehall, within other humanitarian agencies and at country level, and who can provide specialist advisory information, analysis and support in response to political briefings and parliamentary and public enquiries.

    Strong programme management skills will be essential as will a commitment to work effectively with programme and administrative staff to meet our high standards of corporate reporting.

    Some of our opportunities may require particular strengths for example regional or issues-based knowledge. For all roles you’ll bring well-developed team working skills, as well as critical thinking, good judgement, creativity, flexibility and innovation. You will be personally resilient, and able to work within a range of different environments, including some of the most challenging, often deploying at very short notice for periods up to 6 weeks in the first instance

    We would expect all of our humanitarian advisers to have a minimum of a masters degree or equivalent level of academic and professional experience in a subject area clearly related to humanitarian work. In exceptional circumstances substantial experience will be accepted in lieu of higher degrees. Knowledge and extensive experience gained at a senior level working on or in developing countries and/or in fragile and conflict affected environments, is required.

    You must be prepared and able to make rapid decisions, and this will often mean thinking ‘outside the box’. Given that decisions may affect the safety and security of colleagues, we will expect you to have a firm grasp of issues around security.

    It is essential that you can demonstrate a high degree of fluency and skill in writing English. In addition fluency in other languages will be to your advantage. You must be computer literate and familiar with the usual Microsoft Office Suite of programmes.

    For this vacancy, we are ideally looking for an individual with a strong understanding of cash programming in particular, including experience of how cash can be used in emergencies at scale and a demonstrated ability to work and influence international cash policy issues.

    The technical competences required of our humanitarian advisers are:

    • Humanitarian risks assessment and analysis
    • Planning and managing humanitarian responses
    • Humanitarian theory, practice and architecture.
    • Disaster resilience theory, practice and architecture.
    • Practical experience of running humanitarian operations
    • Knowledge of the development effectiveness agenda, the international development system, and institutional and organisational knowledge

    The sort of skills we are looking for include:

    • Team Leadership and Membership
    • Disaster Coordination and Management
    • Contingency planning at Government level
    • Briefing at senior level
    • Information Management and reporting
    • Humanitarian advisory capability (generalist and technical)
    • Training of staff
    • Programme management and coordination
    • Financial management and accounting
    • HR and administration
    • Security management
    • Full driving licence

    Are you ready for this challenge?


    How to apply:

    For a full job description and details of how to apply, please visit:

    http://www.crownagents.com/jobs/permanent-vacancies/detail/humanitarian-adviser-chase-ot

    Please note we are unable to sponsor or support visa applications so applicants must have the existing right to work in the UK.


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  • 02/03/16--13:48: South Sudan: Health Adviser
  • Organization: Department for International Development
    Country: South Sudan
    Closing date: 17 Feb 2016

    DFID SOUTH SUDAN ANNOUNCES A VACANCY FOR HEALTH ADVISER IN ITS JUBA OFFICE

    Department for International Development (DFID) is the UK Government department responsible for delivering the British Government’s development assistance around the world.

    DFID South Sudan is looking for an enthusiastic Health Adviser with significant experience in health policies and programme implementation to play a key role in DFID South Sudan’s health programming. You will be part of a dynamic and professional DFID South Sudan team based in Juba, working with colleagues to design and deliver effective health interventions in close collaboration with government and other development partners. This position is open to South Sudanese nationals only.

    This post will attract terms and conditions for locally recruited staff (Staff Appointed in Country, SAIC, at A2L level). The current salary for this post is SSP107,620 – SSP155,776 [$35,873.3-$51925.3]. DFID also offers other attractive terms and conditions, including excellent learning and personal development opportunities. We will provide a full induction and training programme to the successful candidate. Please note that there will be a probation period which will be for three calendar months. The working week is 36 hours, Monday to Friday. You may be required to travel to other parts of South Sudan, to the UK, and within Africa.

    DFID is committed to equal opportunities in its staffing policy and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Selection will be on merit.


    How to apply:

    To apply, you would need to submit a competency based application along with updated curriculum vitae (CV). For an application form, full job description and competency frameworks (UK Civil Service and DFID Health Advisory) please e-mail AfricaHrHubRecruit@dfid.gov.uk stating ‘Request for Health Adviser Application Documents’ in the subject line. Completed application forms and CVs must be submitted by email to AfricaHRHubRecruit@dfid.gov.uk by 17th February 2016. Please note that ONLY EMAIL Applications delivered to the above address will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates for the interview will be contacted regarding their application. A confirmed date and time for the interview will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates.


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    Organization: ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management
    Country: Indonesia
    Closing date: 06 Mar 2016

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional-intergovernmental organisation founded in 1967, to promote peace and stability, sustain economic growth, shared prosperity and social progress. It comprises ten countries of Southeast Asia.

    The ASEAN Leaders at their 19th ASEAN Summit on 17 November 2011 officially launched the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management, popularly referred to as the AHA Centre. The AHA Centre will facilitate co-operation and coordination among ASEAN Member States, and with relevant United Nations and international organisations in promoting regional collaboration in disaster management.

    AHA Centre, with the support of Australia under the ASEAN-Australia Cooperation for the Implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2010-2015, is looking for the best, most-talented and highly-motivated ASEAN nationals to join the AHA Centre in Jakarta as the:

    Head of Corporate Affairs Division
    Position opens for ASEAN nationals

    Reporting to the Executive Director of the AHA Centre, the Head of Corporate Affairs Division will provides day-to-day leadership and management pertaining to corporate affairs in the areas of (i) Finance (ii) Human Resources (iii) General management/administration to ensure the delivery of high quality of services for the overall organization. S/he will also responsible for the overall performance management across the organization including development of performance management strategy and ensure its effective implementation and continuous improvement.

    The above position will be based at the AHA Centre, Jakarta, Indonesia. The successful candidate will be offered with an attractive remuneration package that commensurate with his/her personal qualifications.

    For more information on the post and to apply, please visit http://ahacentre.org/opportunities.


    How to apply:

    You may apply directly through the AHA Centre website OR by sending your application to admin@ahacentre.org, highlighting your suitability and potential contribution to the position together with a detailed CV, certified true copies of educational certificates obtained, and completed Employment Application Form with recent photograph, which can be downloaded at www.asean.org/opportunities.

    Please ensure that the total size of your email including attachments is no more than 5 MB.

    Please indicate the name of the position that you are applying for on the subject of your email. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    The Selection Panel's decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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