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DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for a Leader for the Emergency and Human Security Unit


DanChurchAid (DCA)


Tirsdag, 15. august 2017 - 23:55
Leader for the Emergency and Human Security Unit
DCA is looking for a leader with a unique combination of skills to successfully achieve DCA’s goals; Save Lives, Build Resilient Communities and Fight Extreme Inequality.

You will be leading a team of dedicated humanitarian professionals to achieve these goals. This team will consist of colleagues from two units that will be merged into one Emergency and Human Security unit under your leadership. As Head of Emergency and Human Security, you have a vision for how DCA can use our competencies to address the humanitarian needs of today’s world and how DCA can continue to influence the humanitarian agenda in Denmark and globally. You master the productive interaction of team members with technical competencies from mine action and protection, cash and risk education, emergency livelihoods and pyscho-social support, capacity building of local actors and risk mitigation. You have an appetite for innovation, which will motivate your team to find solutions that are innovative, cost-effective and addressing the real needs of the people in need. You have the capacity to think politically, assessing and analyzing situations to mitigate risks.

You will lead a team of 20 persons in HQ, 47 expats and more than 350 nationals in the field as an integrated part of DCA’s global footprint in over 20 countries worldwide.

To be successful in this role you must: 

  • Be strategic and visionary and have the ability to make difficult decisions and resolve problems.
  • Have knowledge and experience of successfully navigating the humanitarian system to secure significant funding for programming resulting in safe and productive lives for people in poor, crisis-affected countries worldwide.
  • Have a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience (including 3 years at relevant management level) in international emergency, mine action and/or post-conflict settings. Experience in working in conflict settings with remote management is also an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively structure, manage and motivate a multidisciplinary team of humanitarian experts,  in HQ and country programs
  • Have demonstrated abilities of working with people of different cultural backgrounds
  • Proven track record for analyzing and mitigating security risks
  • Have strong INGO experience including documented experience in organizational development and implementation of policies related to: personnel, code of conduct, security & risks, accountability and anti-corruption measures, and transparent management. 
  • Have ‘hands-on’ understanding of the modalities of partner-implemented and self-implemented programmes and a proven track-record for building capacity of national partners, local authorities and other relevant stakeholders. 
  • Have strong interpersonal and staff development  skills
  • Have experience in advocating - strategically and successfully - within and with the INGO network, government authorities, UN, partners and donors on humanitarian policy issues. 
  • Have confidence and credibility in negotiating with institutional donors, UN, INGOs, and Mine Action actors
  • Be able to manage a significant financial turnover and mitigate financial risk; including corruption
  • Relevant university degree and excellent communication skills in English – (French would be an advantage but not a requirement).

DCA offers:

  • Contract starting 1st of September 2017 or soon hereafter.
  • Good colleagues in a rewarding and empowering work place
  • Salary based on DanChurchAid´s collective agreement - an attractive pension scheme and insurance scheme will apply.
  • Work time is 37 hours per week including lunch break.
  • An interesting and challenging experience addressing humanitarian needs

When applying, you are kindly requested to attach a copy of relevant certificates, together with your CV and motivation letter that clearly demonstrates experience of competencies as required. Please note all qualifications will be verified.

The place of work will be at DanChurchAid’s headquarters, Nørregade 15, 1165 Copenhagen, Denmark. Frequent travel is required.

Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.

Deadline for applications is 15 August 2017. Interviews expected 21st and 23rd August 2017

For further information about this position contact Jonas Nøddekær, International Director on email: [email protected] or telephone +45 29 69 91 21.

DanChurchAid's aim is to strengthen the world’s poorest people in their struggle for a life in dignity. Its work is based on a Christian view of humanity with respect for every individual’s rights and equal worth. DanChurchAid is rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church, but is active wherever we find the need is highest, regardless of religion, gender, political beliefs, race, national or ethnic origins, handicaps or sexual orientation.

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