Description

About GNDR

We are the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR). Established in 2007, we are now a network of more than 1,800 organisations in over 130 countries. We work together to prevent hazards like floods, droughts, earthquakes and infectious diseases from becoming disasters where people lose their lives, incomes and assets. We listen to communities that are most at risk, strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations, and advocate for risk-informed development and localisation.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Project Officer to support project implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Project Officer will support the implementation of the Locally-Led Humanitarian Solutions (LLHS) project in the selected regions and countries of operation. The Project Officer will be supervised by the Project Coordinator and work closely with other Project Officers within the project, Secretariat team, national implementing partners, GNDR members, relevant board members, consultants and advisors.

This is a varied and exciting role which encompasses a range of tasks and responsibilities in a high-profile and innovative programme that will require constant and meaningful engagement between civil society, local and national governments and other stakeholders.

Overall scope of the role

  • Facilitate the execution of LLHS-Nexus strategy and project work plan
  • Support project implementation in the selected countries
  • Manage agreements with implementing partners
  • Information management and reporting
  • Support the implementation of capacity strengthening initiatives for partners
  • Liaise with regional and secretariat staff for promotion and relationship building activities

Candidate requirements

Successful candidates should have the following experience, skills and attributes:

  • Relevant experience with project implementation specifically funded by USAID or the European Commission
  • Extensive experience with large scale project implementation with a focus on conflict, climate change and disaster risk reduction
  • Ability to build and maintain trusted working relationships with civil society organisations, preferably developed within the countries of interest
  • Knowledge of people-centred participatory tools and inclusive approaches
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English, with proficiency in Spanish
  • Good interpersonal manner and comfortable in cross-cultural communication with people from different backgrounds
  • A strong team player, collaborative, adaptable, self-motivated, with the ability to anticipate problems, thinking critically to seek appropriate solutions
  • A commitment to values of trust, mutual accountability, equality, inclusion and respect for diverse identities and perspectives

We welcome applications from candidates who meet most or all of the key criteria outlined in the job specification below.

Do you have experience working with projects funded by USAID and or the European commission? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you.

Eligibility

We are accepting applications from candidates based in Central America, Colombia and Peru. Suitable candidates will need to be able to travel internationally when necessary.

Salary

We offer a competitive salary and benefits based on the regional location. This is a fixed-term (2 years), full-time position.

Start date

Negotiable although we are looking to fill the position as early as possible.

Our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion

At GNDR, we are committed to fostering a truly diverse and inclusive culture based on our core values of openness, trust, accountability and mutual respect.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities without discriminating against any characteristics. This includes ethnicity, race, gender, religion or belief, language, abilities, nationality or citizenship, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, marital or partnership status or any other status.

Find out more about our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion.

Our benefits and wellbeing

At GNDR, we are committed to cultivating a happy and healthy working environment for all our staff. We put people at the centre of everything we do. We champion people’s wellbeing and a working culture based on our core values. We provide a competitive salary and benefits package across all of our locations.

Find out more about our approach to wellbeing and our benefits.

Flexible working

In order to support and encourage a healthy work-life balance for our staff, we are happy to consider flexible working requests as part of our recruitment process.

Flexible working options are available for existing staff in line with our policy. The current policy incorporates a combination of options including hybrid working, part-time and variable start and finish times. Due to being a global organisation, most staff work remotely depending on their role and location.

How to apply

Please upload a copy of your CV and a cover letter in English by following the “apply now” button on our website.

Please note: we are unable to accept incomplete applications or applications via email.

If you have any questions please contact our recruitment team at [email protected]

Tips to submit a successful application

For your application to stand out, in your supporting statement or cover letter, we recommend addressing all or most of the essential criteria as outlined in the job specification.

We recommend that you highlight any experience you have gained working with projects funded by USAID and/or the European Commission.

You should provide one or two examples that draw attention to experience and skills gained in previous employment or other activities that are relevant to the role.

Closing date

Sunday 9 June 2024

Please note: We recommend submitting your application as early as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications is received.

Due to the high number of applications that we expect to receive for this role we may not be able to provide individual feedback. If you haven’t heard from us after two weeks from the closing date, please assume that, on this occasion, your application was unsuccessful.

Interview

Week commencing 17 June 2024.

For a full job description and to apply, please visit our website.