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Regional Emergency Manager Syria and Iraq


About us

Christian Aid has worked in the Middle East since the 1950s when it started by lending support through partner organisations to Palestinian refugees. Today we are working with displaced people across the region especially in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. Christian Aid is committed to transforming the lives of people who live in poverty and empower them to change their lives for the future. So if you’re passionate about helping others, and want to help us drive positive change across the world, join us.

About the role

This is an exciting temporary role designed to help Christian Aid position itself better in responding to the crises in Iraq and Syria. The jobholder will be expected to spend significant time in Erbil, Beirut and Gaziantep supporting Christian Aid partners and consultants in the field and presenting Christian Aid's work to donors. The post holder will be expected to identify new funding opportunities and to help Christian Aid and its partners secure funding to ensure the continuation of current support to some of the world's most vulnerable people.

The post is for 6-12 months depending on the successful candidates availability.

About you

You will be able to work independently, to be confident in autonomous decision making and you will have excellent communication and presentation skills. You will have experience of the Middle East with knowledge of at least one local language, and you will be willing to travel extensively in the region. You will be good at writing funding proposals and will have experience of making applications for institutional funding. You will have excellent writing skills. You will also have a sound understanding of humanitarian principles and experience of monitoring and evaluation work. Ideally you will have practical experience of coaching and mentoring in the field.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the UK and also to be free to travel to Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

To apply please visit our jobsite:

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Christian Aid Mission
  • Location: Ankara
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medicine
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Emergency Aid and Response
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-12

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