Vacancy – Chief Operating Officer – ref. OP.202201

20 September 2022

This new role will play a critical role in helping us achieve the ambitious goals of our new strategy, striving to embody the CHS in all our work, helping integrate our values with the money and resources across strategic and operational discussions. They will help us develop a support framework so everyone can make timely and informed decisions, navigating opportunities, challenges and changing circumstances.

The CHS Alliance supports organisations meet the Commitments they have made to people affected by crisis in the Core Humanitarian Standard. It is important therefore that the CHS is embodied in the way the CHS Alliance manages its own operations.

It offers a rewarding opportunity for someone passionate about organisational culture and accountability, allowing someone the possibility to support a dynamic organization and contribute to broader organisational development and learning aligned to the CHS.

The COO will be part of the Senior Management Team, and a thinking partner alongside the Executive Director. The person taking on this role will be a systems thinker, someone who enjoys connecting with others, and who approaches work with creativity, flexibility and a spirit of innovation and ambition.

Please find the full JD here.

As part of the 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 refraining from acts of misconduct, respecting the CHS Alliance’s Code of Conduct and the dignity of those whom the Alliance pledges to assist and with whom you have contact.

Important notice:
The CHS Alliance has a zero-tolerance policy towards the abuse of power, exploitation, bullying, harassment and discrimination and towards fraud and corruption.

As representatives of the CHS Alliance, staff behaviour must be seen to be of the highest standard and in keeping with the CHS Alliance vision, mission and aims. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. As part of these checks, the CHS Alliance is participating in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. The participation in this Scheme requires the CHS Alliance to seek information about candidate’s misconduct (including sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment) with any previous employers for at least the past five years.

How to apply:

Please send a letter of application no more than one page outlining your motivation for the job and when you would be able to start with your CV/resume maximum two pages in English and in strict confidence by email only to Ruth Gardner at 

Please ensure that they are sent as pdf documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “CHS-COO” in the email subject line. Also please let us know where you saw the post advertised. 

The deadline for applications is Sunday 30th of October 2022