Jobs: Senior Administrator (short-term) and Coordinator, Joint Standards' Initiative (JSI)

28 May 2012

The JSI seeks a short-term Senior Administrator for immediate start (would suit a secondment from a member agency) and is re-advertising for the position of Coordinator, to start in September. More details about the two positions are available below. 

Please view the Executive Summary of the Joint Standards' Initiative Proposal here.

 

Senior Administrator, Joint Standards' Initiative

Grade:  Senior Administrator
Term of the Position:  Fixed term contract until September 2012
Salary:  Between £31,500 to £36,000 pro rata
Date:  29th May 2012

Background
The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International, People In Aid and The Sphere Project are working towards redesigning the standards architecture in order to increase knowledge and understanding, uptake and application of their standards by individual aid workers and agencies, through a process that has been called the ‘Joint Standards' Initiative’ (JSI).  
As part of this process, the Senior Management and Chairs of the Boards of these initiatives have planned a process to inform them, and their stakeholders  (member organisations, individual users, donors, consortia of organisations, the international humanitarian community and, ultimately, those affected by disaster or conflict) of the precise issues at stake and the optimal solution to those issues.
This senior administrator equivalent position will play a central role in ensuring that the 3 main elements of the process are moving forward according to plan, and that the:

  • Steering Group;
  • Working Group; and the
  • Consultation with Stakeholders

are coordinating their activities and outputs. This is an interim position to enable the continuation of the process.
The opportunity offered by this position will give the successful candidate a unique insight into the sector’s view and expectations of the present and future humanitarian architecture.
This position will most likely be filled by an individual seconded from a humanitarian agency.

Location
The position may be based in London, Geneva, or elsewhere, depending on the location of the successful candidate. Compensated relocation is not foreseen for this position.
Travel within Europe (Geneva, London) will be required the tenure of this position.

Recruitment Process
If you are interested in applying for this position please download an application pack here.

Application is by CV accompanied by a covering letter and details of two references.

Please submit your application to recruitment@sphereproject.org by midday UK time 12th June 2012. Interviews will take place either 21st or 22nd June 2012.

 

Joint Standards’ Initiative Coordinator

Grade:  Senior Manager
Term of the Position:  Fixed term contract until May 2013
Salary:  Between £51,000 and £57,000 (UK Based)
This position will have a commensurate salary for NGO’s based in Geneva should that be required.
Date:  29th May 2012

Background
The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International, People In Aid, and The Sphere Project are working towards redesigning the standards architecture in order to increase knowledge and understanding, uptake and application of their standards by individual aid workers and agencies, through a process that has been called the ‘Joint Standards' Initiative’ (JSI).
The Senior Management and Chairs of the Boards of these initiatives have planned a process to inform them, and their stakeholders (member organisations, individual users, donors, consortia of organisations, the international humanitarian community and, ultimately, those affected by disaster or conflict) of the precise issues at stake and the optimal solution to those issues. The Co-ordinator, Joint Standards' Initiative will take this process forward to its conclusion
This senior management equivalent position will play a central role in ensuring that the 3 main elements of the process are moving forward according to plan and that the:

  • Steering Group;
  • Working Group; and the
  • Consultation with Stakeholders

are coordinating their activities and outputs. The process will culminate with a Humanitarian Standards’ Forum in Spring 2013 in Geneva, where feedback from the processes will contribute thinking to assist the three initiatives to determine the final outcomes via their respective governance structures.

Location
The position may be based in London, Geneva, or elsewhere, depending on the location of the successful candidate. Compensated relocation  is not foreseen for this position.
Approximately 5 trips within Europe (Geneva, London) are foreseen during the tenure of this position.

Recruitment Process
If you are interested in applying for this position please download an application pack here.

Application is by CV accompanied by a covering letter and details of two references.
Please note that this is a re-advertisement for this position; those persons who previously applied need not re-apply.

Please submit your application to recruitment@sphereproject.org by midday UK time 12th June 2012. Interviews will take place either 21st or 22nd June 2012.

HAP International People In Aid Sphere Project