Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Specialist NGO Jobs – ChildFund International


Job Title:   Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Specialist  

Organization: ChildFund International

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

For over seventy years, ChildFund International has provided support to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunities to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting, and advancing the worth and rights of children. Our core commitment is child-centered change that will ensure healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and youth who are skilled and engage meaningfully in the affairs and decision making processes within their communities.


Job Summary:  The Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Specialist will lead the design and development of Country Office humanitarian response strategic approach focused on refugee-hosting areas.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding Policy

·        Externally engage with key stakeholders in the humanitarian and emergency response sector (Government, donors, partners including the private sector, ChildFund Alliance members so as to profile ChildFund’s work and identify key opportunities for collaboration, development and delivery of humanitarian programs

·        Identify humanitarian funding opportunities consistent with ChildFund priorities, capacities and mandate

·        Lead in proposal development processes for the humanitarian and emergency opportunities

·        Document and profile ChildFund’s humanitarian work

·        Ensure adherence to internationally recognized standards for Accountability to Affected Populations, and Profile/ highlight the concerns of the participants and ensure resolution as part of the humanitarian accountability process

·        Ensure compliance with the agency’s child safeguarding policies and procedures within the humanitarian portfolio.

·        Conduct rapid situational assessments to inform humanitarian program design and response to any emerging disasters and emergencies.

·        Build capacity of staff and partners in humanitarian and emergency response


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant area required. Advanced degree in humanitarian affairs or related subject is an added advantage.

·        A minimum of seven years of experience in results-based humanitarian emergency strategy design and implementation

·        At least 5 years’ experience in working on programmes in humanitarian and emergency contexts preferably with an international development and humanitarian organization.

·        In-depth understanding of in country humanitarian context including the East African regional profile

·        Proven excellent communication, networking, presentation, public-speaking and interpersonal skills.

·        Strong initiative, able to work with limited direct supervision.

·        Collaborative working style, ideally with experience working in a matrixed structure with colleagues from different organizational units.


How to Apply:

All candidates who meet these qualifications should submit your application including detailed Curriculum Vita, academic and professional papers and names of 3 work related Referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to:







OR Hand delivery to ChildFund Country Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road, P.O. Box 3341, Kampala. Uganda


Deadline: 27th August 2020


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