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Standby Partnership Network Coordinator - Remote based

RedR Australia

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  • Work Remotely
  • 6 month contract (with possibility of extension)
  • Supervisor - SBP Steering Committee Chair/s
  • Salary - USD $90,000 pa

Introduction

Founded in 1991, The Standby Partnership Programme mechanism (SBP mechanism) provides surge capacity support to UN Agencies responding to humanitarian emergencies through the secondment of gratis/in-kind personnel (“experts on mission”) by external partner organisations. The SBP mechanism functions through a series of bilateral agreements between participating agencies, funds and programmes of the UN and a number of surge providing organisations (Standby Partners) that are composed of a diverse group of NGOs, donors, private sector actors, foundations and government agencies.

Over the last three decades, the SBP mechanism has expanded considerably by gaining new participating members that covers over 400 expert profiles.

The Standby Partnership Network (SBP Network) began in 2013 as an initiative of organisations from the SBP mechanism. The aim was to improve the provision of “high quality personnel consistently available for support to humanitarian action through organisational engagement and collective preparedness.” A SBP secretariat was created to support the network initiative and currently consists of two support functions (a Network Coordinator and a Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator).

In the SBP Network, we currently have 15 participating UN Agencies and 56 Standby Partners that regularly use the SBP mechanism for deployment of personnel. Most of these organisations also are part of and contribute to the SBP Network initiatives, through in-kind and financial support, and/or through their participation in the Working Groups, the Steering Committee, and engagement with the SBP Secretariat.

The purpose of the SBP Network is to foster the implementation of best practices and new solutions to improve preparedness and response capacity and the care of the deployment personnel through collectively engaging the knowledge, skills, experience and unified voice of the network.

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Chair/s of the SBP Steering Committee, the Network Coordinator (NC) will have a coordination, capacity building, facilitating and administrative function representing all parties in the network and working closely with the SBP Steering Committee, Working Groups, and members of the network, as well as the MEAL Coordinator. The NC will work in coordination with the MEAL Coordinator; the roles will be complementary to each other.

Please refer to attached Terms of Reference for more information.

Experience

Minimum five years of professional work experience in the field with either the UN and/or NGO in HR, personnel administration, programme management or operational support functions. Work experience in humanitarian or development field operations is highly desirable. Experience in learning/training and facilitation is also highly desirable.

Education

Level Post Graduate Qualification is highly desirable.

Languages

Written and spoken Fluency in English is required

Competencies and Behaviours

Forward looking who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions; able to influence and support others to meet objectives; ability to build relationships, networks and credibility; Strong collaboration and teamwork skills; Excellent communication skills.

RedR Australia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equality when responding to humanitarian needs. RedR Australia is dedicated to employing staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information on Standby Partnership Network please visit www.standbypartnership.org.

For more information on RedR Australia, please visit www.redr.org.au.

If you have any queries regarding the role, please email hr@redr.org.au, using the subject line: Standby Partnership Network Coordinator P4 - Remote based enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please note this position is working with the SBP Network but will be contracted by RedR who are the member and administrative agent of the Network.

Please note the Position Description is attached.

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