H2H Programme and Humanitarian Adviser

General Coordination and Management










5 years min


Employee contract


Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is looking for a Programme and Humanitarian Adviser who to support to the work of the H2H Network and the newly established funding platform for the H2H members.

As the H2H Programme adviser you will work closely with the H2H Coordinator to ensure a sound engagement with DFID and other donors, to support H2H members in their programmatic efforts to deliver quality services to the broader humanitarian community. H2H is a network of over 25 organisations, that was established in 2016, with a purpose of enabling the humanitarian sector to efficiently and effectively assist and protect people affected by disasters. The network members provide services within three broad categories:

Operational support (including information management and services such as data collection, analysis and mapping; AAP; surge capacity; logistics and security management)
Capacity building
Standard setting and guidance

A funding platform is being established for the H2H network that will enable its members access to funding for quick and quality provision of the above outlined services to the broader humanitarian community. More information on the H2H can be accessed on:

About the job
The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, with regular travel to London. The post holder will be part of a dynamic team, that will be responsible for the establishment of the funding platform, consisting of a network coordinator, finance officer, and a quality & compliance officer. The post holder will support the work of the H2H Platform Coordinator in ensuring that the platform is strategically positioned within the humanitarian sector, fundraising and advocacy efforts. The post holder will spend 80% of his/her time providing direction and support to the work of the H2H Network and funding platform and 20% of his/her time reporting to DFID, providing technical support to the humanitarian Global Services Programme. The post holder will report to the H2H Network Coordinator. H2H Network is in the process of establishing a Project Steering Group to which the project team for the H2H Funding Platform will be accountable too. This could mean changes would be introduced to the outline of the duties and responsibilities outlined below.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

Supporting the H2H Network Coordinator to DFID and the H2H platform, ensure objectives of DFID’s Humanitarian Global Services Programme are being met and reported back to DFID.
Identifying and flagging any significant challenges or barriers to the success of the projects included in DFID’s Humanitarian Global Services Programme business case and support organisations to overcome these.
Participating in the programme inception process, including contributions to defining the purpose, governance structure and objectives of the H2H network
Providing input to the development of a strategy and long-term vision for the H2H platform
Building the H2H network’s capability to function as a coordinating, as well as an administrative mechanism that can enable delivery of humanitarian response services
Ensuring that the H2H platform is strategically positioned within the humanitarian sector and that there is a strong link to H2H service users
Advocating for the H2H platform and support fundraising with other donors with a view to longer term sustainability of the platform
Ensuring that a robust MEAL strategy is in place for the project
Supporting H2H on strategy, monitoring, evaluation and learning for the larger Humanitarian Global Services Business Case.

About you
To be successful in this role we expect you to be an energetic team player who will provide the direction to the team and secure timely coordination of the H2H platform activities.

Moreover, we also expect the following:


At least 5 years’ experience from the humanitarian sector both at field and HQs levels, in particular with the programmes and projects that were either set up as consortiums, or network types of collaboration.
Experience with organisational development
Excellent time management skills and ability to organise multiple, simultaneous tasks, and deliver results within a specified period.
Experience of donor representation.
A demonstrated knowledge of the Grand bargain and of DFID’s humanitarian reform agenda.
Attention to detail.
Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision.
Proven ability to work strategically to set goals of a project and flexibility and creativity in realising them.
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills and results oriented approach.
Demonstrated capacity for sound judgement to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Demonstrated capacity to actively learn- understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Outstanding coordination, communication, representation and inter-personal skills, including proven capacity to persuade and influence others.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

We offer
Contract length: open ended (pending funding)
Start date: as soon as possible

The position is placed in Geneva, Switzerland. The selected candidate will be offered an open ended national contract with a gross salary between 7’296 CHF and 7’424 CHF (as per DRC Geneva Salary Scale, Advisor level) pending the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.
Following Swiss regulations DRC offers accident, illness and travel insurance, while all national staff have to pay tax and social security according to Swiss law and have a Swiss health insurance.
DRC does not provide additional housing or schooling or any other allowances.

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All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English in the following link:

Please note that this position is pending final approval of funding from the donor.

Closing date for applications: 16 September 2018, 23:59 CEST.

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