CARE USA Regional Humanitarian Coordinator Jobs in South Africa

CARE USA Regional Humanitarian Coordinator Jobs in South Africa

The Regional Humanitarian Coordinator (RHC) provides critical coordination and support to CARE International’s humanitarian & emergency preparedness and response.

In-between rapid onset emergencies she/he works with country offices (with a focus on high priority/risk countries), lead members’ management, members and affiliates to strengthen CARE’s humanitarian capabilities across the region in line with the Regional Road Map.

This includes strengthening capacity for preparedness, emergency response, integration of emergency/humanitarian programming within CARE’s program approach, strengthening our gender in emergency capacity, humanitarian policy, and other related priority areas.

She/he also represents CARE externally at regional level in the humanitarian field with key forums, partners and donors, develops a contextual understanding of the region, and undertakes appropriate humanitarian policy and analysis.

During major emergencies, the RHC will often be the first rapid response staff member to deploy from outside the country office and would support initial response start-up by the country office.

The RHC represents all of CI, liaises with various CI offices and members, and should ensure consistency with CI global humanitarian approaches and standards. For these reasons, the RHC reports to the CI emergency group (CEG), but with strong links to lead members’ management structures, including both their line management and emergency units.


  • Support country offices, members and affiliates initiate responses to emergencies, in consultation with CEG and the lead member (as appropriate), including advising on start-up, assessments, and mobilization of resources.
  • Represent the region internally on behalf of CEG and in crisis coordination
    meetings/calls, CI conference calls, and with lead members as appropriate; ensure information flow among country offices, CEG, lead members (line management and emergency units), and with other CI members.
  • Establish strong and close relationships with CDs and Regional / deputy regional directors and emergency directors at CI levels and plays an active advisory, supportive and coordination role in order to facilitate clear communication and coordination, integration of humanitarian and long-term development, contextual analysis, and address any potential issues related to our humanitarian work, emergency
    preparedness and response.
  • Promote and guide quality in humanitarian & emergency programmes throughout the region.
  • Important stakeholder in contributing to the development and implementation of the humanitarian aspects of the Regional Road Map as part of the Regional team.
  • Support and advise lead members, country offices, members and partners on emergency preparedness planning (EPP).
  • Represent CARE International in regional forums and meetings in the humanitarian area including with regional entities, UN humanitarian agencies, other NGOs, partners, region-based emergency donors, inter-agency working groups etc., and coordinate with CEG and CI members as appropriate.
  • Monitor and develop understanding of ongoing regional contexts and vulnerabilities and produce occasional updates/sit reps and support country offices to develop their own updates/sit reps when needed.
  • Work with country offices, CEG’s HR coordinator, lead members’ HR departments and technical specialists to support the staffing of the RED and the Horn of Africa emergency roster with qualified and skilled staff within the region readily available to participate in CARE responses to our humanitarian and emergencies work within and outside the region.


  • Masters degree, or relevant combination of qualifications and experience, in a relevant field
  • At minimum 5-10 years’ experience in humanitarian preparedness, risk reduction and response
  • Experience and knowledge of the region
  • Experience in programme design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including SPHERE standards, gender, donor relations, security and protection considerations
  • Experience in scale-up emergency response, gender and women’s empowerment programming and humanitarian accountability.
  • Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills
  • High level of writing and communication skills
  • Willingness to spend high proportion of time travelling away from home (approx 60%) and be deployed with limited notice period
  • Language skills: English essential French, Portuguese or Arabic desirable

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CVs and a covering letter of interest in English to by September 20th, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Only candidates with the relevant work authorization will be considered.

  • For more information and job application details, see; CARE USA Regional Humanitarian Coordinator Jobs in South Africa

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