Job Title: Response Director, Central African Republic

Country: Central African Republic
Organization: World Vision
Closing date: 7 Feb 2022

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our 34,000+ staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.

Through our work, every 60 seconds … a family gets water … a hungry child is fed … a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Here’s where you come in:

As the Response Director you will ensure a timely, efficient, appropriate and effective response to meet humanitarian needs in Central African Republic.

Your primary responsibility will be directing the response from strategy to implementation, inclusive of performance and oversight of all aspects of the response. You will develop and maintain an efficient, cohesive team, whilst ensuring effective coordination and relationships with the other agencies, officials, beneficiaries, donors and partners and all areas of the Partnership.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and monitoring implementation of response strategy that addresses World Vision’s strategic goals to meet humanitarian needs.
  • Ensuring Response is staffed to meet response needs.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with humanitarian actors, government representatives, World Vision stakeholders, the media and general public.
  • Initiating resourcing mechanisms and ensuring financial and material (in-kind) resources are managed according to World Vision standards, donor and Support Office agreements.
  • Ensuring response internal and external reporting requirements are met.
  • Ensuring that response meets World Vision minimum quality standards and supports program improvement, reflection, learning and innovation.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with churches as our indispensable partners as well as people of other faiths, as an expression of our emphasis to live our faith and demonstrate its value to work with boldness and humility.
  • Providing leadership to establish and maintain effective risk management (programmatic, security, financial, reputational and others) that is in line with World Vision’s policies and guidelines.

Requirements include:

  • University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance, with a significant portion of this with International NGOs.
  • Strong experience in leading humanitarian responses in highly insecure environments.
  • Experience working in a fragile context and managing food assistance and HEA grants.
  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English and in French.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.
  • Work hours are often in excess of 12 hours per day during difficult periods of the response.
  • Responses are often mounted in insecure or natural disaster-prone contexts, which may disrupt normal work patterns and generate staff safety issues.

  • Work and housing environments may at times be well below normal standards in terms of facilities, equipment, food availability and hygiene.

How to apply:

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by 07 FEB 2022. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith. For more information, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

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