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Regional Humanitarian Coordinator AFES

Addis Ababa | Nairobi

  • Organization: CBM - Christian Blind Mission
  • Location: Addis Ababa | Nairobi
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

Regional Humanitarian Coordinator AFES

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About CBM

CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international development organisation committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the persons communities of the world. Based on our Christian values and more than 100 years of professional expertise, we address poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability. We work in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.

To reinforce our Initiative Inclusive Humanitarian Action, we are looking for a Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Africa East & South.

This position is permanent and full-time, and will be filled locally in our programme region AFES, preferably in Kenya or Ethiopia. 

An expatriation is not intended.

These are your responsibilities

  • First entry point for country offices in sudden-onset humanitarian situations
  • Coordination and oversight of the development of new humanitarian projects on the country and regional levels in close collaboration with the humanitarian technical advisors
  • Management of interfaces with internal stakeholders, namely internal program standards, quality assurance and finance teams, institutional fundraising and philanthropy division and the regional structures
  • Ensure continuous specialist technical advisory support (upon request and proactive) within the defined areas of technical expertise before, during and after project / programme implementation
  • Representation of CBM’s humanitarian initiative in targeted events, networks and alliances, furthering CBM’s reputation in inclusive humanitarian action
  • Initiating best practice documentation, publications and internal learnings
  • Targeted capacity building, especially towards the project/program related internal humanitarian staff and external partners and implementation structures

These are your qualifications

  • University degree in humanitarian action, development, political sciences or a related field
  • Profound understanding of standards and principles of inclusive humanitarian action and their application in the project management cycle and humanitarian coordination mechanisms
  • Extensive project development experience
  • Structured, quality-oriented and solution-oriented approach to work
  • Independent, outgoing personality with high professional & social competence and diplomatic skills
  • Very good knowledge of English, additional language skills (German, Spanish) are an advantage
  • Willingness to travel to humanitarian contexts, including those presenting security challenges
  • Identification with the Christian values and the mandate of CBM

What we offer

  • A meaningful position with a lot of creative freedom in the world's leading organisation in the field of Disability Inclusive Development
  • A fair salary and other social benefits based on the local conditions in the country you apply for
  • An approachable, agile organisation with self-reliant people in a diverse and collegial team and great team spirit

How to apply

Please apply exclusively online via our applicant portal (see APPLY NOW).
A letter of motivation, CV and relevant (work) references complete your application.

We look forward to receiving your application! 

Your contact person: Ms. Marie-Luise Krümke (

We would like to further promote diversity in our teams and therefore welcome applications from people of different ethnic and social backgrounds, religions and world views, different ages and genders, and especially from people with disabilities.

*Suitability is decisive, gender is irrelevant!
This vacancy is now closed.
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