Humanitarian Capacity Development Manager

Deadline for application: 
31 Mar 2019
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
Czech Republic
Caritas Czech Republic

I. Information about the position

Name of position: Humanitarian Capacity Development Manager Expected length of employment: 12 months with possibility of extension (long-term contract preferred)

Type of position: Full-time

Place of employment: Prague (+ occassional travels)

Start date: ASAP

II. Organizational context

Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) is a non-profit non-governmental organization with field activities in 27 countries (Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa) and an extensive social services programme in the Czech Republic assisting more than 100,000 clients. CCR is a member of the international network of the Caritas Internationalis and cooperates with a number of international and local partners.

In addition to emergency response, the organization focuses on 4 key areas: 1) health care and social services; 2) sustainable livelihoods in agriculture and small-scale entrepreneurship; 3) vocational education (youth and adults); 4) assistance to refugees and internally displaced people.

CRR has 20-year experience in managing social welfare programmes, including support to people with disabilities. The organization adheres to core humanitarian principles, including gender equality.

III. Responsibilities

Humanitarian Capacity Development Manager (HCDM) is an important member of the Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation Department´s open-minded senior management team welcoming pro-active and innovative approach.

CHDM coordinates humanitarian activities of CCR and systematically builds humanitarian capacity of the organization. He/she cooperates closely with the Head of Department, Development Manager, Regional Managers and CCR field missions.

CCR humanitarian capacity development

· Collecting information about global humanitarian priorities and regions/ countries of focus. Coordinate collecting information about previous and ongoing CCR humanitarian projects, identify key areas of expertise and organizational know-how in specific sectors, summarize track-record and ensure that the institutional memory is retained

· Identify gaps in terms of CCR emergency response capacity and proactively propose and implement measures to fill them (develop links to external experts, prepare and deliver trainings, organize knowledge sharing within the organization)

· Draft concise and attractive presentation materials to communicate CCR emergency response capacity externally to donors, partners etc.

Development, update and introduction of CCR internal procedures linked to humanitarian capacity

· Initiate and coordinate development of respective manuals and other regulations

· Ensure compliance of CCR internal procedures with Core Humanitarian Standards

· Ensure smooth implementation of respective internal regulations within the HQ as well as the missions

Humanitarian projects supervision

· Supervise humanitarian projects implemented by CCR and ensure they follow Core Humanitarian Standards

· Take the lead of humanitarian projects when needed (especially during the preparation phase, e.g. before the project manager is hired, etc.)

Active fundraising

· Monitor humanitarian grant opportunities on global level and coordinate this activity with Regional Managers and Heads of Missions

· Pro-actively search for new funding and other opportunities and suggest / execute steps toward development of CCR missions

· Initiate and coordinate humanitarian project proposal writing in line with the respective country context and Strategy

· Ensure the humanitarian project proposals comply with Core Humanitarian Standards and offer efficient and innovative solutions

· Collect information about CCR priority regions and countries (political and security situation in the countries, socio-economic context, existing and emerging needs, donor´s policies) in order to have detailed overview of the global situation and trends

External relations

· Coordinate development and maintenance productive relationships with donors, government agencies, partner organizations, diplomatic missions and provide advice to HoMs in this field;

· Contribute to successful negotiation of partnerships and strategic cooperation

· Keep abreast with donors’ strategies, priorities and trends

IV. Requirements


· Experience in project/programme cycle management in humanitarian aid; proven track record of at least 2 years

· Experience in drafting, introducing and implementing processes in a similar organization operating in this sector

· Experience with financial project management

· Good project proposal writing skills (preferably ECHO, EuropeAid, CZDA, etc.);

· Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written);

· Strong leadership and problem-solving skills;

· Authority, professional communication skills and ability to cooperate smoothly with variety of colleagues, partners, etc.

· Valid EU residence permit


· Proven experience in managing teams with various nationalities, gender, age and ethnicity;

· Experience of working in development and/or humanitarian setting in a leadership position;

· Track record of managing relations with a variety of donors;

· Knowledge of Caritas network;

V. What we offer

  • Appropriate financial evaluation
  • Project approval bonus
  • Remmuneration (twice a year)
  • Business trips
  • 25 days of paid leave, in addition to official public holidays
  • Mealtickets CZK 100/day
  • Multisport card
  • 2 days of sick day/ year
  • 2 days of home office/month
  • Business trips
  • Access to training opportunities
  • Career development in a value-driven professional organization, suitable especially for dynamic professionals
  • Open-minded senior management team welcoming pro-active and innovative approach
  • Creative atmosphere
  • Space to significantly contribute to organizational capacity building and bring wise and efficient solution


VI. How to apply

The application must include a brief motivation letter, not longer than 1 page, and a maximum 4-page CV or resume. Please send it on email The applications are reviewed on continual basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.


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