ACT Appeal Coordinator

  • Salary (full time):
    T1,675,746 - T1,925,326 Salary (full time)
  • Type of contract:
    Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:
  • Contract length:
    09 months
  • Location:
    Cox's Bazar Bangladesh
  • Closing date:
    24 January 2019

About us

More than half the world lives in poverty. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality. We are striving to bring lasting change to the lives of the poorest communities. We work wherever there is great need, helping people to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion, caste or creed. If you’re passionate about positive change across the world, then this job might be for you.

Christian Aid is working with its partners in Bangladesh to achieve its goal of ending poverty.  We are committed to expose the scandal of poverty and to help in practical ways through our programme, partnerships, campaign and advocacy to root it out from the world.  We work with our partners to challenge and change the system that favours the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalized. Christian Aid (CA) has been working in Bangladesh since 1972. We are recognized for our work on emergency response programme, climate change, disaster risk management, gender equality and human rights issues. Our emergency programmes promote access to just and equitable resources and support the creation of resilient and thriving livelihoods for disaster and crisis affected communities. This role is for ensuring emergency support to the Rohingya as part of Christian Aid’s emergency programme.

About the role

The purpose of this role is to facilitate the work of the ACT Alliance in Cox’s Bazar by acting as a catalyst for follow up actions on ACT Alliance decisions. S/he will be responsible to maintain and manage knowledge and information for ACT Alliance members and be the information hub for members of the ACT Alliance. S/he will be promoting and securing strong ownership and commitment of the Forum members for its strategies and activities, act as the communication and security focal point for the ACT Cox’s Bazar forum. Implement the Communications Strategy with the resources made available by the Forum.

 Key major outcome and responsibilities are : Planning and Coordination of the ACT Cox’s Bazaar forum meetings and activities; Administration of ACT Appeal; focal point for Communication and visibility ; monitoring and evaluation; reporting etc.

 The Appeal Coordinator will Act as the information hub for the ACT Forum – facilitating the knowledge management and dissemination of relevant information, best practices, policies and guidelines to and from the ACT secretariat in Geneva and amongst the members and other country /regional forums. Will be responsible to ensure that members write up Alerts and/or Appeals according to ACT guidelines and requirements of donor partners. ACT as the lead administrative person in coordinating inputs from Forum members and partners for the Alerts and /or Appeals write up. Link up with the ACT secretariat and other possible donor to provide information on Alters and Appeals.

About you

We are looking forward to a candidate with;

Bachelors in Social Sciences, administration or related field; Minimum Five years of experience in the field of Humanitarian Response (HR), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change adaptation (CCA); Able to demonstrate knowledge, understanding, experience and practice of humanitarian values and principles and able to motivate others to achieve results in complex situations without much supervision; Good skills on context analysis, damage assessment and needs analysis; data analysis and interpretation; Good project development and report writing skill; Good spoken and written English; Effective verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills.

 Relevant post graduate degree in development or humanitarian subject; Knowledge of the political, social and economic context of in general Bangladesh, more specifically familiar with the Cox Bazaar refugee influx and the development issues and challenges it faces; Demonstrated experience of coordinating an Alliance/Confederations/Consortium etc. will be treated as added qualification.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

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. We encourage applications from socially excluded communities, i.e SC, ST, religious minorities, people living with disabilities and especially women candidates to apply.

You can expect a wide range of rewards, benefits and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Due to limited resources and high volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by   February 10, 2019, please assume your application was unsuccessful.

How to apply 

To apply for this post, please submit your updated resume and statement of interest clearly explaining your suitability and interest in the role. For queries related to the role and online applications please contact us on: