Work Remotely as a Humanitarian Officer at Tearfund: Apply Now!!

We have an exciting opening for a Humanitarian Officer to be based in Tearfund’s global Disaster Risk Management Team.

Closing date: 19 Mar 2024

This is a global role and can be based in any location where Tearfund has an office where the timezone is within +/- 3hrs of GMT. The role oversees a number of external activities which adhere to UK deadlines, therefore applicants must be able to work UK working hours (9am – 5pm).

Role Overview

This role provides global technical support for the management of new and ongoing humanitarian responses (partner led and direct operations) across Tearfund, with a strong emphasis on coordination and start up. Working alongside the Humanitarian Specialist, the Officer plays a critical role in coordinating emergency appeals and funding applications, liaising with donors, other agencies and internally within Tearfund. Where required, this role may be seconded to work direclty alongside a country team.

The Humanitarian Officer also actively facilitates learning during emergencies, ensuring learning from previous responses is applied in a timely way.

During periods between responses your focus will be:

  • assisting regional offices and country teams with contingency planning, preparedness and humanitarian capacity assessment
  • ensuring learning around humanitarian response is effectively compiled, disseminated and re-applied across the organisation,
  • representing Tearfund to external networks,
  • supporting best practice commitments,
  • supporting Tearfund’s global and regional emergency surge rosters

Are you educated to degree level or equivalent, with proven experience in emergency preparedness and response? Are you an organised person, with a good ability to plan, prioritise and organise multiple work tasks under tight timelines and in close cooperation with multiple stakeholders? Do you enjoy working in a fast paced, agile environment?

If your skills and experience match, then we’d love to hear from you!

Tearfund is a faith based organisation and applicants must share our statement of faith.

The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure.

How to apply


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