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DanChurchAid is looking for a leader of its Humanitarian Response and Mine Action Unit (HRMA)


DanChurchAid (DCA)


Tirsdag, 15. maj 2018 - 23:55
Leader of its Humanitarian Response and Mine Action Unit (HRMA)
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 and mine action professionals to achieve these goals. As Head of Humanitarian Response and Mine Action, you have a vision for how DCA can use our range of complementary competencies to address the humanitarian needs of today’s world and how DCA can continue to influence the humanitarian agenda in Denmark and globally. Further you see and pursue opportunities for tying together organizational skillsets and competencies from across the humanitarian-development spectrum, always seeking new and comprehensive solutions to complex real-world challenges.  As such you master the productive interaction of team members with technical competencies ranging from mine action and protection, cash transfer programming and risk education, emergency livelihoods and psycho-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 vulnerable people. You have the capacity to think strategically and politically, assessing and analyzing situations to mitigate risks and seize opportunities. You can navigate between DCA as an actor in its own right and leverage its membership of the ACT Alliance and other relevant networks to good effect.

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 lead also when difficult decisions are needed
  • 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 response, humanitarian mine action and post-conflict settings including some years at field/operational level
  • Have experience working in conflict settings with remote management and through local partners
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively structure, manage, and motivate a multidisciplinary team of experts at HQ and country programs levels
  • Have a good understanding of current trends, debates and processes at the systemic level including in regards to the World Humanitarian Summit commitments, Grand Bargain, New Ways of Working and fledgling Global Compacts
  • Have demonstrated abilities of working with people of different cultural backgrounds and solve conflict
  • Proven track record for analyzing and mitigating security risks
  • Have strong INGO experience including documented experience with 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 direct implemented programming and a proven track-record for building capacity of/and support to 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 1 June 2018 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
Please note that this is not an expat position and we do not offer assistance with housing, schooling or relocation.  
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 May 2018. Interviews are expected to take place the following week.
For further information about this position contact Jonas Nøddekær, International Director, [email protected] or +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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