About the role
The Global Humanitarian Manager will play the lead role setting up and managing new and managing
existing Christian Aid emergency responses in various parts of the globe but with a focus on an agreed
set of countries in Asia and Middle East region. The post holder will work with the Regional/Country
Teams and partners to develop humanitarian programmes ensuring appropriate funding is in place and
that Core Humanitarian Standards for quality and accountability are met.
The role is part of the Humanitarian Division in Christian Aid but works alongside colleagues across the
International department. They work closely with senior staff in country programmes. The Global
Humanitarian Manger will play the lead role in specific responses at the direction of the Head of
Humanitarian response and Senior Global Humanitarian Manager. In addition, they will provide
management and other technical support to existing emergency responses and keep a watching brief
on potential future emergencies. The work can be high pressured and high profile both internally and
externally during major emergency responses. When it is feasible, the post holder needs to be willing
The candidate we seek will have a strong personal commitment to Christian Aid’s agenda of putting
affected populations at the centre of their own response and recovery and empowering local
organisations to take a stronger role. You will have significant knowledge of humanitarian issues and
best practice in humanitarian action. You will have experience leading both rapid response and chronic
emergencies or managing programmes to build resilient communities.
You will have an excellent understanding of the CHS, SPHERE and other humanitarian standards. You
will have multi-country humanitarian programme support experience, You will have professional fluency
in written and spoken English.
You will have a proven ability to contribute to and work successfully as part of management and cross
organisational teams with excellent time management and the ability to work with challenging deadlines
and to multi tasks. You will be self-motivated, with personal resilience and the ability to sustain
performance. You will have high written and oral communication skills. You will have experience of
emergency programme cycle management from needs assessment, through funding applications,
management, review and evaluation.