Project Manager position (PROG.202101)

13 April 2021

Closing the Accountability Gap to Better Protect Survivors/Victims of SEAH

Are you passionate about how we can improve our systems and processes to better protect people who receive humanitarian aid? Do you have excellent project coordination and networking skills to consider complex issues from a broad range of perspectives and communicate about the issues at stake? Can you bring people together to steward new approaches?  Have you strong experience working on issues related to humanitarian accountability and / or protecting people from sexual abuse and harassment? Do you want to join a small and dynamic team working towards delivering better humanitarian aid for affected people? We would love to hear from you.

The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) articulates the commitment by humanitarian organisations to be accountable to crisis-affected people with whom – and for whom – they work. Enormous challenges still exist when putting that commitment into practice. The sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH) of individuals affected by crises byaid workers is among the most egregious failures of accountability by humanitarian organisations. The link between accountability and protection from SEAH (PSEAH) is core to the work of the CHS Alliance.

The CHS Alliance is undertaking a three-year project with Erasmus University/International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and the Government of The Netherlands on Closing the Accountability Gap to Better Protect Survivors/Victims of SEAH. By working with humanitarian actors and looking at other opportunities outside the sector, the project will pilot context-specific approaches in three country to inform how we can improve.

What we expect from you

As the Project Manager of this much needed project, you will work closely with a wide range of stakeholder, specifically the other two partners in this project – Netherlands government and Erasmus university, the other colleagues in the CHS Alliance working on accountability and PSEAH as well as the partners in the three countries. Your tasks will be diverse, but you will in particular work to:

  • Ensure overall management of the project and its deliverables,
  • Provide regular and on-going support and advice for CHS Alliance members and other organisations/entities involved in the pilot contexts.
  • Bring thought leadership and encourage critical thinking in the discussions around piloting innovative approaches to improve accountability in the pilot contexts and in global inter-agency discussions on accountability.

As part of the CHS Alliance team, you commit to the CHS Alliance vision, mission, and values and commit to be personally and collectively responsible for upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.  This includes respecting the CHS Alliance’s Code of Conduct and the dignity of those whom the Alliance pledges to assist and with whom they have contact.

You will find the full job description here.

Terms and Conditions
Reports to:  Executive Director
Location:  London or Geneva
Time commitment: 80 – 100 %
Salary: grade 3 (London: GBP39’150-47’250 /  Geneva: CHF80’000-110’000 – based on relevant experience, skills and qualifications)
Start Date:  As soon as possible, based on applicant’s availability

How to apply
You shall submit your application by email to:
Applications shall include a CV and a motivation letter (each document no longer than 2 pages). Please mention your name and the vacancy reference in the subject line.

Vacancy reference: PROG.202101

Deadline for applications:  open until the position is filled