Emergency Support Manager – Burma
Fixed term appointment for 12 months
Salary: £24, 392 - £27, 368 pa incl LA
Based in Location, Waterloo, but must be able to travel extensive
Closing date: 5pm, Sunday 8 June 2008

This is an exciting and challenging one year post in which you will be required to play a lead role in the management, development and coordination of Christian Aid’s response to the Burma Cyclone Nargis. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the Burma emergency programmes and grant management. You will be required to liaise with Action by Churches Together (ACT) and other donors, play a part in advocacy and policy work and represent Christian Aid at external meetings and with the media. As part of your work you will ensure that the that the emergency response, rehabilitation and any Disaster Risk Reduction programmes are in line with the overall regional and country strategies and Christian Aid’s corporate emergency response strategy. You will be a member of the Humanitarian Division in the International Department of Christian Aid. In this post you must be able to travel extensively between London and within the region

You need to have substantial overseas experience in the management role and experience of working with emergencies including the management of staff and resources. You will have experience of programme management, project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation. You need to understand the partnership approach to emergency work and the experience of working with local partners. This will be particularly relevant to the Burmese context and the need to be patient and sensitive to their work and your involvement. You must have experience in the management and monitoring of large budgets and institutional donor contracts. Lastly, you must be educated to degree level or equivalent and be fluent in English.

We value the contribution each and every one of our people makes to the success of our organisation. That’s why 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.

You will be required to have a standard disclosure check from the CRB.

As this post is UK based, non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK, as the Department of Employment will only issue work permits in exceptional circumstances and for limited periods only.

To apply for this post, please download an application pack and email your completed form to: recruitment@christian-aid.org (quoting the reference number), or send by fax to 020 7523 2004. Alternatively, your completed application form, together with the equal opportunities form, can be printed out and posted to us at:

Christian Aid
35 Lower Marsh
London SE1 7RT

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date you should presume that you have not been short listed.

Job reference: 1680/OK
Closing date for applications: 8 June 2008
Interview date: 12 June 2008


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