Requirements: This is a unique leadership role for an experienced humanitarian who can galvanise the UK’s major aid agencies, broadcasters and public when a major overseas disaster strikes.
Through your leadership of a small Secretariat team, and by enhancing and expanding an extraordinary range of partnerships, you will match and improve on our performance in the last two years which saw the DEC raise £250m for Haiti, Pakistan and East Africa. Supporting a board comprised of the Chief Executives of the major UK aid agencies and independent experts you will help shape and agree our strategic objectives. You must ensure the money we raise is spent efficiently and effectively and also transparently and accountably. And the DEC must continue to use its unique position to enhance learning within the membership as well as sharing this across the wider humanitarian sector. You must be able to represent the DEC and its membership at the highest levels across the sector, to governments and through the media.
This is a unique vacancy, and you would need to be able to react quickly to emergencies in order to galvanise the DEC team and its supporters.
You will have:
Experience of leading complex organisations and managing senior staff
Knowledge/experience the international aid sector
Understanding of issues relating to transparency and accountability in NGOs/INGOs and understanding of government particularly DfID
Knowledge and understanding of British broadcasting and media
- Experience of building strong relationships within a complex multi-stakeholder environment
You must be a highly energetic and charismatic leader
- Knowledge and understanding of British broadcasting and media
- Understanding of issues relating to transparency and accountability in NGOs/INGOs and understanding of government particularly DfID
- Knowledge/experience the international aid sector