Global Communities

Senior Manager (Emergency Response)

Global Communities

Job Description

Global Communities, formerly CHF International, is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. The mission of Global Communities is to create long-lasting, positive, and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe. Global Communities has operations in countries in Africa, Americas, Asia, and Europe.

In early November, Tropical Storms Eta and Iota made landfall in Honduras causing flooding across many parts of the country. Through funding from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), Global Communities (GC) is responding to the disasters and providing multi-sector assistance to affected communities across seven departments of Honduras. Activities include shelter, WASH, Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA), agricultural support, and livelihoods restoration activities. Global Communities is looking for a Senior Manager of Emergency Response to lead GC’s response until January 2022.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee program implementation (including Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), agricultural, livelihoods, and Shelter and Settlements (S&S) components), ensuring that activities are implemented in line with the approved proposal.
  • Ensure that the activities conform and are compliant to minimum Humanitarian Standards and donor (USAID/BHA) requirements.
  • Oversee program budget, program implementation plan, M&E plan, and procurement plan.
  • Develop Program Management tools and standard operating procedures (SOPs) as needed (e.g. develop a cash SOPs)
  • Supervise program staff in the field. Provide Capacity Building support through training and mentoring as needed.
  • Actively engage with relevant clusters, local implementers, and stakeholders to ensure programming aligns with the priorities of the wider Humanitarian Response. This includes participating in relevant cluster meetings and engaging bilaterally with relevant stakeholders.
  • Represent GC to relevant government agencies, donors, other NGO, and private sector stakeholders as needed.
  • Coordinate with finance, logistics, and other departments to ensure that activities are implemented in a timely fashion (e.g. review procurement plans and timelines with logistics and adjust program implementation timelines as needed).
  • Anticipate, identify, and assess potential risks that may affect activities and timelines, and propose mitigation strategies to meet and/or revise the objectives set.
  • Compile, develop, and/or review program reports and other program deliverables or donor requests.
  • Perform other functions as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Broad understanding of principled Humanitarian Action.
  • Strong management skills and experience managing multi-million, multi-sector projects.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and sound judgment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and high level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Excellent Interpersonal Communication and listening skills, including ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders in a professional manner.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Experience working and coordinating with Local Government and other relevant authorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • A passion for the mission and values of Global Communities

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum of six years of related work experience
  • Minimum of six years of progressively senior program management experience, including at least two years managing humanitarian projects.
  • Previous experience with humanitarian donors, USAID/BHA (previously OFDA and/or FFP) preferred.
  • Fluent Spanish written and spoken required. Business proficiency in English required.
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