Response Director

World Vision, Micronesia
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Response Director

World Vision International – Southern Africa Floods and Cyclone Emergency Response (SAFCER)

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development, and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world.

Founded over 65 years ago and now working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision implements disaster preparedness programmes and helps build resilient communities. Our Disaster Management team acts to save lives and alleviate suffering of crises-affected people by implementing sustainable programmes focused on meeting immediate and long-term needs.

Here’s where you come in:

As the Response Director of the Southern Africa Floods and Cyclone Emergency Response (SAFCER), you are primarily responsibility for directing the response from strategy, for all three counties, to implementation, inclusive of performance and oversight of all aspects of the response. You will develop and maintain an efficient, cohesive team, whilst ensuring effective coordination and relationships with the other agencies, officials, beneficiaries, donors and all areas of the Partnership. You will ensure a timely, efficient, appropriate and effective response to meet humanitarian needs.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and development sector, with a significant portion of this in INGOs.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in humanitarian assistance work. Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.
  • Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English, Portuguese or Spanish a plus.
  • Work hours are often in excess of 12 hours per day during difficult periods of the response.
  • Responses are often mounted in insecure or natural disaster-prone contexts, which may disrupt normal work patterns and generate staff safety issues.
  • Work and housing environments may at times be well below normal standards in terms of facilities, equipment, food availability and hygiene.