World Vision UK
Milton Keynes
£41,346 - £44,500 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Actively Interviewing
Job description


Salary: £41,346 - £44,500 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent – 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes (Hybrid)

World Vision works with the most vulnerable children, so they’re empowered to overcome poverty and injustice, and experience fullness of life. Inspired by our Christian faith, we serve alongside children – of all faiths and none – through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy in almost 100 countries.

With over 70 years of experience, our work with communities, donors, partners, and governments transforms lives and creates opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children – even in the toughest places.

Work for World Vision UK (WVUK) and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Job Purpose

If you believe your purpose in life is to use your skills and experience in humanitarianism to make a mark on the lives of the most vulnerable in the world – take a closer look at this role:

The Senior Humanitarian Manager offers suitably qualified candidates the opportunity to impact the lives of the most vulnerable in fragile states and across the globe, through effective coordination of rapid response initiatives with the WV Partnership, cross-organisationally within WVUK and with key humanitarian alliances, peer organisations and external networks.

We are keen to find a candidate with the following qualities, experience and education:

·       Significant experience in the humanitarian industry, mirroring a keen understanding of humanitarian & development theory processes and practice, and SPHERE, ICRC Code of Conduct, among others;

·       Experience working with, developing and/or managing consortium partners;

·       Strong relational and leadership skills, and experience managing staff;

·       Strong financial management, assessment and design experience;

The role will require you to:

·       Work in alignment with WVUK’s Disaster Management Approach, managing the cross-organisational coordination of WVUK’s emergency response, incorporating work with the DEC, private appeals and emergency grant funding;

·       Closely monitor the competitive humanitarian institutional donor landscape and emerging crises, whilst keeping your finger on the pulse of the dynamic humanitarian context;

·       Develop and expand partnerships with other UK-based humanitarian NGOs, institutional donors and the private sector;

·       You will work in collaboration with the Senior Humanitarian & Conflict Policy Advisor and members of the wider internal Humanitarian Emergencies Operations Committee;

·       Other areas as outlined in the Job Description.

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary indicated, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (MK only).

Please click the link provided to view the full job description

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

**Please note that you MUST hold the Right to Work in the UK documentation**

Closing Date for applications: 11 February 2022

Interview Dates: TBC

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere is at the heart of our Christian organisation. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background, which connects the entire World Vision family.  As such, World Vision is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice available on our website.

No agencies please.

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Posted on: 14 January 2022
Closing date: 11 February 2022
Tags: Christian, Project Management