Are you a dynamic individual motivated to strategically lead and operationalise cash programming interventions in one of Denmark’s leading humanitarian organisations? Then the Global Humanitarian Advisor position in the Humanitarian Response & Mine Action (HRMA) unit in DanChurchAid (DCA) might be the right job for you.

Purpose of the role

As a Global Humanitarian Advisor, you will provide technical support for our humanitarian operations. This includes advising and mentoring DCA staff and partners on core humanitarian competencies (humanitarian principles and standards, support MEAL systems design and implementation, project implementation, learnings, etc) as well as deepen staff and partners’ specific technical capacities in cash programming and group cash transfer from a nexus approach. As this is a combined strategic and operational role, the successful candidate will have hands-on experience in their technical sector of specialization and be motivated to combine this with strategic leadership of the cash programming field together with DCA’s country offices, local and global partners, and other technical leads in the HRMA unit and beyond.

The Global Humanitarian Advisor’s role is to ensure that the humanitarian response capacity of DCA and its partners is relevant aligned with updated international standards and enables the implementation of quality humanitarian programs in fragile and development contexts. A special focus will be on group cash transfer (GCT) and survivor and community-led responses (sclr), modalities. DCA is strongly positioned globally to implement through GCT and sclr approaches.

Additionally, the Global Humanitarian Advisor will contribute to the development, roll out and monitoring of policy and implementation guidelines based on programmatic evidence and sectoral best practices. This may include technical policy guidance, supporting the development of country-specific strategies and general contributions to organisational development based on your updated humanitarian knowledge.

The successful candidate will have a proven track-record in technical capacity development, strong interpersonal skills, and feel comfortable networking with various stakeholders both internally and externally. It is important for the role-holder to understand guidelines from institutional donors, such as ECHO or USAID/BHA, and know how to support country offices and partners in operationalizing them.

You will work closely with other Global Humanitarian Advisors, humanitarian coordinators, and technical advisers working on cash and markets, mine action, protection, conflict prevention & peacebuilding, women’s economic empowerment, resilience, and climate change, as well as various staff in our countries of implementation.

The position reports to the Head of the HRMA Unit as part of DCA’s international department. The position is based in DCA’s Headquarter in Copenhagen, Denmark. Some travel is expected in this position to DCA countries, but not for extensive periods (between 5-10 weeks a year).

As a humanitarian non-profit organisation, the salary for the global advisor position follows the levels of the Danish state AC collective agreement (“Overenskomst for akademikere i staten”).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assessments, design, implementation and monitoring of humanitarian interventions with technical cash/markets/livelihoods focus;
  • Technical inputs into fundraising applications (lead by DCA’s fundraising unit GPRM), project implementation and reporting;
  • Training of DCA staff and partners on relevant sector standards and methodologies;
  • Support country and sector strategy development as required;
  • Develop, harmonise, and disseminate relevant sector-specific tools and guidelines;
  • Contribute to shaping organizational positions and evidence on topics relevant to the sector through good practices cases, advocacy, and research around our humanitarian response;
  • Identify opportunities for strengthening the sectoral approach in DCAs programs through, for example, stronger multi-sectoral collaboration, innovation, external networks;
  • Help design and deliver capacity sharing activities for DCA’s staff and partners in DCA country programmes to understand and deliver high quality humanitarian response programming;
  • Facilitate cross-organisational learning.

Required Competencies:

  • 5-10 years of professional experience in the humanitarian sector, including country experience in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to adapt quickly, strong communication and diplomatic skills, with the ability to build relations both within and outside DCA;
  • Experience delivering humanitarian assistance in partnership with local actors;
  • A practitioner understanding of key humanitarian disciplines, so that you can lead and mentor HRMA technical staff in carrying out assessments, programme design, implementation, and MEAL;
  • Technical competence in Food Security/Livelihoods and cash-based methodologies desired, including in Group Cash Transfer and sclr.
  • Proven skills in facilitating trainings and capacity strengthening of international and national actors;
  • Experience supporting programme development and strategy with country offices and partners,
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, French an advantage.
  • Above all, this person is a strong team player, a relation builder, and an excellent communicator both verbally and in writing.

What we can offer you:

  • Permanent, full-time contract (37 hrs) including lunch break, based out of Copenhagen in Denmark
  • Good colleagues in a rewarding and empowering workplace
  • A competitive salary package including an attractive pension and health insurance scheme
  • 30 days of paid annual leave
  • Global leadership training
  • An interesting and challenging opportunity to strengthen and further develop one of Denmark’s largest Humanitarian NGOs with strong country offices and broad networks

Closing date: 02.06.2024

Interviews are expected to be held from 05.06.2024.

Starting date: As soon as possible, or latest 15 August 2024.

Place of work: DanChurchAid’s headquarters, Meldahlsgade 3, 1613 Copenhagen, Denmark.

Please note that this is not an expatriate position, and we do not offer housing, schooling or relocation, and formal requirements to live and work in Denmark are required.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Tobias Ndlovu, Global Humanitarian Advisor ([email protected]) or Team Leader in HRMA, Lene Rasmussen ([email protected])

For further information regarding DCA, please visit our website at:

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. DCA conducts an anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment with us. Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Code of Conduct, Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy.

About DCA:
DanChurchAid (DCA) is a Danish humanitarian NGO dedicated to supporting the poorest in the world in their struggle for a dignified life and helping people in need. We provide emergency relief in disaster-stricken areas and long-term assistance in poor regions to create a more equitable and sustainable world. We are an organization with a Christian-based foundation and identity, but open and inclusive to everyone irrespective of their faith. DCA is a multi-mandated and human rights-based organisation working with partners and stakeholders in development and humanitarian contexts in 19 countries in Africa, Middle East, Asia and Ukraine. DCA works in partnerships with civil society, governments, private sector, academia, faith-based actors, social movements, and others. DCA’s work derives from Christian values, and we are committed to working in partnership with others, including with faith-based actors, to create hope for a better world together. At DCA, we live this through our four organisational values, which act as a compass for all levels of the organisation, and they help guide management, daily actions of staff, and organisational decisions: Being Compassionate, Proactive, Responsible, Respectful.

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