Disaster Risk Finance Coordinator

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Job Summary

Job Title: Disaster Risk Finance Coordinator

Location: Harare (with frequent travels locally & internationally)

Duration: 1 year

About the Project

The Start Network Africa Risk Capacity (ARC) Replica will play a key role in the successful delivery of innovative risk financing pilots in Zimbabwe.

Purpose of the Position

Responsible for coordinating the overall delivery of Africa Risk Capacity (ARC) Replica activities at national level.


World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. World Vision Zimbabwe is committed to the safeguarding of staff, children and communities that we work with, preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promote the welfare of children, youth, adults and individuals with whom World Vision engages with. World Vision expects all staff to share this commitment through our conduct and behavior. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work with us. If you share the same vision and values, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Duties and Responsibilities

Major Responsibilities:
Programme Management, Coordination and Partnership Brokering
• To develop and manage workplans, budgets and coordination structures to ensure that activities are happening as required.
• Working and collaborating with different stakeholders including NGOs, Government counterparts, consultants and local civil society to ensure that the right stakeholders are able to support different parts of the Africa Risk Capacity Replica process and other National Disaster Risk Financing projects. This will involve both remote and in-person meetings and where necessary hosting of workshops to facilitate project planning.
• To supervise the implementation of pre-agreed standard operating procedures for insurance pay-out, convene project selection meetings and ensure that operations are delivered in a timely manner with humanitarian principles applied throughout.
• Coordinate and facilitate the involvement of civil societies and local NGOs in the programme with the view of creating a locally led governance structured
• Facilitate coordination between different Start Network DRF initiatives in the country
• Facilitate discussions with Start Network members and local NGOs about developing a Disaster Risk Finance strategy at country level
• Coordinate the establishment of a Steering Committee to oversee National Disaster Risk Finance systems in Zimbabwe with participation from Start Network membership and national and local organisations.
Technical coordination
• To ensure that the NGOs (and wider stakeholders) are equipped with the training and support to participate effectively and bring their expertise into the process of technical customization of the ARC Zimbabwe policy.
• To liaise with technical experts, nationally and globally, to ensure that the hazard models are scientifically robust, functional for humanitarians, and that the purpose and functionality of the models are accessible/understandable to non-scientists (especially humanitarians).
Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
• To support with evidence gathering activities, contracting discrete pieces of research, communication and advocacy about the initiative. This may involve representation of Start Network members at external events to share updates and learning on Disaster Risk Financing initiatives. They will also support with external reporting as required.
Support to wider network development activities
• To provide support as needed to wider Start Network activities happening in Zimbabwe as required, for example the due diligence pilot and/or the development of anticipation capabilities linked to the global Start Fund.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications, skills and experience
• A degree in Disaster Risk Finance,Insurance& Risk Management, Disaster Risk Management or any related field.
• A Masters’degree will be an added advantage
• Experience in disaster risk finance, disaster risk management, Humanitarian Early Action in NGOs, government bodies, UN agencies or Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement.
• Excellent project management skills.
• Good interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders from international and local NGOs representatives to Government representatives
• Fluent in English, writing and reading. French would be desirable but not essential
• Computer literacy
• Clean class 4 driver’s license

How to Apply

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