Posted on :
24 Jan, 2018
24 Jan, 2018
This role is an opportunity to join CARE International’s Emergency Shelter Team and further grow the capacity of CARE and improve the quality of its work, ultimately ensuring people in need after disasters receive the support and assistance they require. The role gives the opportunity to get experience of and contribute directly to emergency responses around the world, but also to ensure that lessons from those responses are learnt and disseminated widely. The workload is varied, interesting and challenging, and includes assessment, analysis, programme design and implementation of projects in-country as well as giving the opportunity to contribute to policy development, research and development of tools and advocacy materials in the UK.
Job Title: Emergency Shelter Advisor
We are looking for an enthusiastic and interested individual who has a good understanding of humanitarianism, has strong vision for what can be achieved with emergency shelter programmes and the passion and ability to ensure it is delivered. We are looking for someone who can lead others and can work well in a team, who is eager and quick to learn. We are looking for someone who can provide authoritative advice yet have the humility to know they might be wrong.
You should have a relevant combination of experience and qualifications in the built environment, preferably at postgraduate level. It is essential that you have experience of working overseas in different cultures, and you should have experience of working in humanitarian responses.
About the role
The role’s main objectives are:
Ensuring that CARE offices receive effective technical assistance in the shelter sector for emergency preparedness and during emergency response, so that they can undertake high quality emergency response programmes and deliver appropriate support to those in need.
Making sure that learning and evaluation of CARE’s work in the shelter sector is taking place and is of high quality.
Developing sectoral policies, strategies, best practices and guidelines for CARE’s global work in the shelter sector to continually improve CARE’s and the shelter sector’s practices and outcomes.
Representing CARE International in the external emergency shelter sector community.
Contributing to CARE International’s overall humanitarian policy, advocacy and strategy.
You will be working with CARE’s programme teams around the world to develop and deliver shelter programming. Those you’ll have the opportunity to work with include other sectoral experts in WASH, food security, sexual and reproductive health, gender and protection, as well as country office programme and support teams, CARE’s global secretariat and partner NGOs.
CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world’s most vulnerable places. We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.
We are committed to Equality and value Diversity. We are a Disability Confident Employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled people. We guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job (see person specification).