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Job Title: Program Manager, International Disaster Response
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Organization: Global Ministries
Posted: 2/5/2019
Type: Full-Time
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
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Position Description: BASIC PURPOSE: The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is seeking a Manager of International Disaster Response who will assist in leading the department in the Atlanta office, while overseeing the United Methodist emergency/disaster and response efforts. This person will report to the Assistant General Secretary (Director) of International Disaster Response (IDR). MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES: · Managing grants provided to partner organizations; evaluating grant applications, providing feedback and recommendations to grantee and UMCOR supervisor; reviewing reports; conducting occasional related monitoring visits. · Strengthening the capacity of UMCOR field offices and partners worldwide to prepare for and respond to disasters, through provision of program support and guidance, training, mentoring and structured feedback. · Conducting site visits to support and monitor partners as appropriate. · Monitoring new and ongoing emergencies and disasters, emerging trends and issues in the humanitarian sector, and international relief efforts on a daily basis. · Coordinating and communicating regularly with local partners, local authorities, and/or peer organizations to conduct needs assessments; collecting information; making recommendations for new programs; and monitoring ongoing activities. · Making strategic recommendations on involvement in, and resource allocation for, emergency and disaster response. · Working closely with UMCOR Grants Operations Manager to monitor and evaluate progress, strengthen capacity for grants management, and ensure transparency and accountability within UMCOR and with donors and implementing partners. · Recruiting, training and managing support staff, volunteers, and interns as necessary. · Managing and working with individuals. · Representing the program and UMCOR to church and other partners, as needed. · Preparing and delivering presentations and briefings for internal and external audiences. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Grants Making: · To cultivate and develop potential IDR implementing partners and maintain partner contact information. · To proactively engage with partners in the wake of disasters and explore possible disaster response activities. · To review partner proposals and budgets, suggest improvements, and otherwise respectfully coach partners in current best practices of humanitarian assistance. · To summarize and promote viable grants to agency leadership for their review and approval. · To review grant reports and provide feedback to partners. · To organize and maintain information related to IDR grants · To prepare reports and analyses on IDR grants. Representation, Fundraising and Networking: · To represent UMCOR in United Methodist, humanitarian, and ecumenical forums and contribute to technical interactions and discussions on the same. · To support the objectives of the Communications and Development Department in telling the UMCOR story. · To build and strengthen significant relationships between UMCOR partners, INGOs, UN, institutional donors and relevant government departments. Program Development and Implementation: · To prepare regular reports on IDR activities and the disaster context for UMCOR program’s donors and quarterly reports as needed. · To develop and adjust strategies and protocols for IDR programming in light of current humanitarian assistance best practices, global developments, and local contexts. · To ensure effective technical support of the program including the development of effective reporting system. Monitoring and Evaluation: · To conduct reviews of IDR programs. · To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the IDR programs in the field. Capacity Building: · To identify the needs and support development of staff and partners to increase their competence. · To provide training to develop the capacity of UMCOR’s IDR partners Travel: · The Manager for IDR is expected to spend approximately up to 25-40% of on average each month representing UMCOR and assessing IDR projects in the field. · Deployments on short notice may be required as part of this role.

Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS: · Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required. MA preferred. Degree in Humanitarian Assistance, Emergency Management, International Development, International Relations, Global Health or a related field desired. · Three to five years of experience working in humanitarian relief and development sector is required, while living or working abroad preferred. · Experience in Africa highly desired. · Proven experience in managing grants related to International Humanitarian Aid and/or Development. · Proven experience in review, monitoring and evaluation of programs; using of quantitative and qualitative methods and approaches to support of program development. · Strong and well-developed analytical skills coupled with experience of writing reports that are usable by different stakeholders. · Proven experience developing and facilitating capacity strengthening and quality training curriculums. · Sound knowledge and commitment to participatory approaches to working with communities. · Proficiency using a variety of capacity building tools and techniques. · Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Access and PowerPoint), SharePoint, and basic bookkeeping. · Experience working with a faith- based organization or familiarity with the United Methodist Church a plus. · Excellent written and spoken English and fluency in a second language highly desired, French. · Strong skills in negotiation, coordination, project management, communication, and reporting. · Good interpersonal skills, diplomacy and patience. · Ability to be flexible in fast- paced environment and strategize under pressure. · Ability to work effectively in a post-disaster environment and in remote regions with limited resources. · Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. · Ability to communicate well in a variety of settings and to function in a diverse workforce. · Understand and respect cultural, religious, and political environments and use diplomacy when working with the staff, local partners, local authorities, and beneficiary population. · Willingness to travel up to 40% domestically and internationally, potentially to insecure environments or disaster sites, and possibly on short notice.

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Closing Date: 5/5/2019
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Contact Name: Shannon Coulombe,  Program Manager, International Disaster Response
Contact Location: 458 Ponce De Leon Ave NE

Atlanta   GA  30308
United States
Contact Location: 458 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
 
  Atlanta   GA  30308
  United States
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Contact Email: scoulombe@umcmission.org
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