Senior Humanitarian Advisor – Emergency Response


About Us
GOAL has responded to the world’s major humanitarian crises since its founding in 1977, working with vulnerable communities in 15 countries across the globe with a dedicated team of 3,500 personnel. While GOAL continues to be an agile first-responder to humanitarian crises, it is also committed to working with vulnerable communities to help them survive crises and support them on the road to recovery.

Job Purpose
Senior Humanitarian Advisors (SHAs) are a part of GOAL’s Emergency Response Unit; led by GOAL’s Humanitarian Director. This unit provides overall leadership and guidance to GOAL’s emergency preparedness and response function, leads GOAL’s emergency response during first phase in new territories or where additional capacity is required in exiting countries of operation, and leads on strategy entry into protracted crisis. GOAL’s Emergency Response Unit is primarily charged with developing and managing programmatic responses to rapid onset crises and ongoing complex emergencies, deploying to new emergencies.

The primary function of the SHA is to provide strategic support to GOAL’s emergency programming and surge management capacity to crisis responses in new and existing country programmes. The SHA will contribute fostering and building new partnerships at a global and on country levels to ensure that GOAL can effectively respond to crises.

**GOAL offers staff flexible working with our hybrid model, we require our HQ employees to work 2 days per week from our office in Dun Laoghaire or this role can also be located remotely in the UK**

Key Responsibilities

To support the effective preparatory action, planning, design, management and monitoring of GOAL’s emergency programming; specifically:

Humanitarian Operations Support

  • Respond to chronic or sudden onset humanitarian emergencies in new or existing country programmes; contribute to GOAL’s response as required on programme development and management, proposal writing, sectoral assessments, donor liaison and resource generation, external coordination, etc.
  • Travel and/or work in GOAL’s current protracted humanitarian programmes in a learning and advisory function.
  • Support the SHA Emergency Preparedness in strengthening GOAL’s readiness to respond to emergency crisis.

Humanitarian Partnerships

  • Support GOAL’s engagement with the localisation agenda and development of its capacity to implement crisis response with partners.
  • Support the development of strategic humanitarian partnerships including identifying partners that can increase GOALs reach and prepositioning for emergency response (Eg Charity Water, Project Concern International, etc)
  • Support the ERU engagement with humanitarian networks and UN Cluster system.

The Person

  • Proven experience implementing humanitarian programmes at a senior management/CD level.
  • Notable experience of deploying to rapid and slow onset emergencies, including in a programme lead role.
  • Strategic programme development including successful proposal development for a wide array of humanitarian donors.
  • Developing security protocols and contingency planning.
  • Budgetary and financial management skills.
  • Being able to work both on one’s own initiative and as part of a team in a high-pressure environment while adhering to deadlines.
  • Fluency in English (essential), Spanish, French or Arabic (desirable)

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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