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Senior Global Humanitarian Advisor

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  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • DanChurchAid profile

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We are recruiting a Senior Global Humanitarian Advisor to support our global humanitarian operations, with in specific focus on Francophone Africa, Libya, and Kenya. The role can be based in any country where DCA has a country programme. Applicants must have the right to live and work in that country.

Are you a visionary and dynamic individual with a solid knowledge and senior experience in the humanitarian field? Do you have a good understanding of the Humanitarian Aid architecture and its challenges as well as the nexus between humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding interventions?

Can you advise and mentor humanitarian colleagues, and when needed step into the management line and lead humanitarian programmes? Can you filter, translate, and communicate global ideas and programme frameworks, and connect them to DCA’s diverse country programme realities?

Then you might be the right candidate for the Senior Global Humanitarian Advisor within the Humanitarian Response & Mine Action Unit in DCA’s International Department.

The Role

The Senior Global Humanitarian Advisor provides on-the-ground and remote support for our humanitarian operations. Providing training and mentoring to DCA staff and partners on core humanitarian competencies- global humanitarian principles, sector standards, project and programme design and implementation. The post holder will also work closely with the fundraising team supporting, and when needed leading proposal development.

Travel requirement – Up to 50% of the year, for periods ranging from 1 to 6 weeks.

See JDs below in both French and English, for details of the role:

French version: https://dca.emply.com/api-v2/shared-files/be6beaab-eeed-4496-a7ed-3c63ed684d6a/shared-access-keys/eurtw5cgtz4dfk8jotvl1s8b9yzpk6p31pjq0e1o1pn9o2eji9ihk8tkzcmzq8ga

English version: https://dca.emply.com/api-v2/shared-files/5e03bd95-913f-444a-9160-a9e0b17562dd/shared-access-keys/w8byjosz7j1c8w0oknlri8wvcci4kic9s94k9hy07jsk7t8sphi6w7bfmrel8lgg

Required Competencies:


  • A minimum of 5 years of field-based humanitarian management experience, including experience in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French are essentials.
  • 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 assessments, programme design, implementation, and MEAL.
  • Proven skills in facilitating trainings and capacity strengthening of international and national actors.
  • Experience supporting programme development and strategy with country offices and partners, management experience is a strong advantage.
  • Strong leadership, team building and communication skills.


  • Technical experience in one of the following areas: emergency food security and livelihoods, cash-based methodologies, gender, accountability.

What we can offer you:

  • Full time head office contract starting 1 April 2024.
  • Work time is 37 hours per week including lunch break.
  • Excellent colleagues in a rewarding and empowering workplace.
  • An opportunity to become part of one of Denmark’s largest organizations working with international development and humanitarian operations.

Submit your application:

When applying, you are kindly requested to attach a copy of relevant certificates, together with your CV and motivation letter that clearly demonstrates experience of competencies as required. Please note all qualifications will be verified.

The place of work will be a DanChurchAid country office, where you have the right to live and work. DCA will not provide a work-permit. This position is not an international expatriate contract.

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.

Deadline for applications is the 10th of February (23.59 pm). The first interview will take place on the 15th of February, and the second interview on the 19th of February 2024.

For further information about this position contact Orla Murphy, Head of HRMA, on email: [email protected]

For further information regarding DCA, please visit our website at: https://www.danchurchaid.org/.

Only online applications will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to apply

Senior Global Humanitarian Advisor I DanchurchAid (emply.com)

Deadline: 10 Feb 2024

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