British Embassy Vacancies 2024

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Position: Humanitarian Adviser

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of working on one or more of the sectors covered by the Ethiopia Crises to Resilience Programme: emergency health, nutrition, WASH, protection, education and humanitarian cash
  • Evidence of providing humanitarian analysis and advice to government, international or national humanitarian organizations and/or donors.
  • Relevant experience working on humanitarian programmes in Ethiopia and strong understanding of Ethiopian humanitarian policies and architecture.
  • Experience in influencing policies.
  • Excellent inter-personal and team working skills, with an ability to work flexibly and adapt to emerging issues.
  • A proven ability to communicate clearly and confidently, verbally and in writing.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • FCDO assessment is competency-based rather than on years of experience, but previously most successful candidates have drawn on at least 5-10 years of relevant humanitarian experience to show sufficient evidence of the required competencies.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in fragile and conflict affected environments and on protection issues.
  • Masters level qualification in a relevant field, or additional relevant experience in lieu of Masters. 
  • Amharic and other local languages spoken in Ethiopia

Required behaviors:

  • Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Working Together

Roles and responsibilities:

In the is role, you will be expected to:

  • Provide technical advice to inform FCDO humanitarian policy and programming.  
  • Lead for a number of  components of the Embassy’s flagship ‘Ethiopia Crisis to Resilience’ multi-sector programme covering emergency health, nutrition, WASH, protection, education and humanitarian cash. You will ensure the programme delivers effectively through UN and NGO implementing partners while providing a clear sense of direction and ensuring excellence in programme management.
  • Keep embassy up-to-date on the humanitarian sectors you lead on, and feed into formation of humanitarian policy
  • Represent the UK in coordination forum (including relevant clusters) and with the Government of Ethiopia (relevant ministries and and the Ethiopia Disaster Risk Management Committee) and key international partners. You should be able to maintain an effective network within the Ethiopian humanitarian community.  
  • Provide cross-cutting analysis and advice to RHT and the wider embassy in the sectors you lead on, as required.
  • Ensure protection risks and a focus on the most vulnerable civilians (including women, children, people with disabilities, and IDPs) are considered in all FCDO humanitarian programme and policy work.
  • Undertake regular field visits (at least 20 days per year) to monitor FCDO programmes and feed into situation assessment and policy development.

Salary: USD 25,465 – USD 38,139 per annum, taxable

Location (City): Addis Ababa

Application deadline: Apr 7, 2024

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