Humanitarian Response Coordinator

Deadline: 26 June 2023 Position: Humanitarian Response Coordinator

About the Position

Are you a human resources professional with expertise in enhancing local capabilities for disaster and resilience responses? Have you collaborated with first responders to help them become more capable, such as the neighbourhood church? Have you ever coordinated with or collaborated with other organisations to provide humanitarian aid? Perhaps you are the candidate Tearfund is seeking for to fill this position.

PositionHumanitarian Response Coordinator
Deadline26 June 2023
LocationKampala, Uganda
EducationBachelor’s Degree or it’s Equivalent
Experience5-9 years

Tearfund is now seeking a highly skilled Humanitarian Response Coordinator to join the team and increase the efficiency of Tearfund and partner personnel when it comes to humanitarian operations. The candidate will have a depth of knowledge on environmental and economic priorities in both development and humanitarian contexts, as well as expertise and lessons learned from previous catastrophe response and resilience.ensuring excellent administration and coordination of livelihood, resilience, emergency response, and peacebuilding projects among Tearfund partners and other like-minded partners. Ensure donor and Tearfund compliance while supporting the program’s fundraising efforts through partner programme management and accompaniment.

Increasing the capacity for resilient and effective humanitarian response:

Your main goal will be collaborating closely with the Ugandan team to increase the personnel of Tearfund partners’ ability for humanitarian response. Capacity evaluations, training, connecting local partners to collaborating agencies, and partner accompaniment will all be part of this.

Support response deployment

As part of the role, you will mobilise local Tearfund partners and churches during times of emergency, conduct evaluations, mentor and advise partners, assist in project design, support monitoring and reporting, and create readiness and contingency plans.

Participate in Education:
  • Fostering learning and exchange for partners in emergency response, contributing significantly to Tearfund’s learning culture, taking part in evaluations, organising and organising learning review, and ensuring that knowledge of humanitarian best practises is shared and put into practise.
  • You will speak out on national forums for humanitarian aid and resilience, in working groups, and in front of outside networks and funders of aid.
Qualifications and Duties:
  • Possess a degree or an equivalent level of education and have demonstrable, substantial, and practical experience working in the field in the field of disaster management or resilience
  • A powerful team member who can persuade and rally support in pressing situations.
  • Accustomed to working independently and meeting deadlines with little warning.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the necessary good practise guidelines and standards.
  • Strong skills for developing creative capacity.
  • Prior working relationships with partners on disaster response and resilience projects
  • Experience in livelihoods, agriculture, resilience, emergencies, and/or cash techniques for at least five years.
  • Demonstrate successful project implementation in humanitarian situations.
  • Proven expertise in project cycle management, capacity building, skill training, planning, execution, and assessment in disaster response management.

Please take note: that this position has a set 2-year term and is based in Kampala, Uganda, with the possibility of extension. Candidates must be able to live and work in Uganda.

Because Tearfund is a religious organisation, candidates must agree with our statement of faith.

Specific safeguarding-related checks will be a part of the hiring process. In addition, as a counter-terrorism measure, personal identity data will be sent to be checked against criminal convictions in the Watchlist database.


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