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Deputy Director x 2

Deputy Director x 2

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    Leadership & Governance, Research & Policy

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  • Salary:

    £76.5k per year + excellent benefits

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    Executive Team

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  • Published:

    about 4 years ago

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We are searching for two highly competent humanitarian professionals who can work strategically at the most senior levels to influence internal and international processes. The successful candidates will support the development and application of policy to increase the effectiveness of the humanitarian system leading to the delivery of timely, appropriate and sustainable assistance to those affected by disasters.

You will have outstanding interpersonal skills, and will be able to network effectively and work collaboratively with a range of partners and disciplines across the UK Government, humanitarian agencies and at country level. You will be confident in providing advice, analysis, and preparing political and public briefings. You will have extensive knowledge and experience of humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction programming or learning, accountability, results or evidence. You will work with programme and administrative staff to achieve maximum impact meeting Crown Agents’ and DFID’s standards for reporting and project cycle management.

You will have experience of leading responses to major humanitarian emergencies, and will be expert in the assessment of needs following natural disasters and conflict. Knowledge and extensive experience gained at a senior management level in developing countries and/or in fragile and conflict affected environments. Experience of commissioning or undertaking evaluation is required. You will develop and maintain, with other members of the senior management team, new ways of supporting international system capabilities, including the Cluster System and develop new and innovative projects including global humanitarian knowledge management.

You’ll bring well-developed team working skills, as well as critical thinking, sound judgement, creativity, flexibility and innovation to team management. You will be personally resilient, and able to work in different environments, for long hours (when crises occur) and be available at short notice around the clock for response and team management/leadership roles. Strong programme management skills are required.