Humanitarian Response Coordinator

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Humanitarian Response Coordinator

  • Post Date:May 9, 2022
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  • Offered Salary $ 28,000 per annum
    Career Level Coordinator
    Qualification Master’s Degree
  • Experience 5-10 Years
    Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency. It currently works in around 50 countries, with a primary focus on supporting those in poverty and providing disaster relief for disadvantaged communities. Tearfund wants to unlock the potential of local churches and community organizations globally to tackle the root causes of poverty, injustice and fragility in their wider communities.

Job summary

Are you a humanitarian worker who has experience in building local capacity for disaster and resilience responses? Have you worked with first responders such as the local church, and been involved in building their capacity? Do you have experience in coordinating and working in collaboration with other agencies in humanitarian responses? You might be the person Tearfund is looking for to fill this role.

Tearfund is currently recruiting for a highly experienced Humanitarian Response Coordinator who is able to join the team to build the effectiveness of Tearfund and partner staff in Humanitarian responses.

The individual will bring a wealth of experience and learning from previous disaster response and resilience and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of environmental and economic priorities in both development and humanitarian contexts.


  • Your major focus will be working closely with the Zimbabwe team to improve the humanitarian response capacity of Tearfund partner staff;
  • This will involve capacity assessments, training, linking local partners to collaboration agencies and accompaniment to partners;
  • The role will involve mobilizing local Tearfund partners and churches during emergency periods, undertaking assessments, guiding and advising partners, helping to develop project design, support monitoring and reporting and developing preparedness and contingency plants;
  • Facilitating learning and exchange for Emergence response partners, making valuable contributions to Tearfund’s learning culture, participating in evaluations, coordinating and facilitating learning review, ensuring learning on humanitarian good practice is disseminated and applied;
  • You will make representation on National Humanitarian and resilience forums and working groups;
  • Your role will also include representation with external networks and humanitarian funding donors, INGO / NGO coordination groups and providing support in developing partner consortium’s;
  • Applicants require strong English language skills (understanding and working knowledge of local languages will be an added advantage.


You will be:

  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent and have proven and substantive field-based experience in disaster management or resilience related work;
  • A strong team player, able to influence and bring others along with you in critical settings;
  • Accustomed to working unsupervised and responding to tight deadlines.

You will have:

  •       A thorough understanding of relevant good practice codes and standards.
  •       Strong creative capacity building and training skills.
  •       Previous experience of working with partners on disaster response and  resilience work
  •       Proven ability in disaster response management including: project cycle management, capacity building, training skills, planning, implementation and evaluation

The salary for this role will be:  $ 28,000 per annum

Deadline: 11 May 2022