Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs Sub Regional Advisor

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

*Preferred position locations: (Peru, Colombia or Ecuador)

Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs Sub Regional Advisor (South America)


Advise the strategic, innovative and operational for the World Vision’s disaster management and emergency response to contribute to National office strategies. Contribute to the relevance of WV emergency response engagement including appropriate vision, mobilization, structures, standards, staffing, resources available and policies for emergency preparedness, response and mitigation. Advise and facilitate support for the planning and development of the Capacity Building Strategy and initiatives throughout the region in accordance with established HEA policies and procedures to mitigate, prepare and respond to disasters increasing the capacity of the National Offices, in accordance with the Regional Director.

All the support, monitoring and coordination to solutions will be determinate in a set of countries in LACRO and in coordination with other HEA sub regional advisor.



Support the World Visions positioning`s as a competent, innovative and effective humanitarian agency by advising that the LACRO responds professionally to all Categories of emergencies, under takes effective disaster advisor.

Advice Regional on matters related to HEA emergency response.

Matrix relationship to National HEA and Global Response, when applicable.

Advise Regional Director and National Offices on all aspects relating to HEA especially in determining appropriate assessment and response level to lead for all stakeholders that could be involved.

Coordinate NO in capacity building initiatives and forums, facilitate the establishment and functioning of emergency mobilization-based preparedness and response strategies.


Overseeing contribution in the Global Strategy (Our Promise 2030) in Humanitarian response.

Advise the National Offices in developing effective HEA priorities and plans, according direction of the Regional Director.

Advise the development HEA strategies, priorities and plans contributing to appropriate and timely disaster mitigations.

Technical Support:

Monitoring to the development of global policies, guidelines and standards relating to HEA and provide assessment in contextualizing and mainstreaming these within the region.

Advising capacity building, organizational reflection and support during and after HEA emergency response implementation.

Monitoring National Offices to have a functioning National Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund (NEPRF) in place as per the NEPRF policy guidelines.

Operational Support

Advise and assessment meetings and network.

Advise with Regional Director and the National Offices in HEA, providing appropriate emergency response assessments through capacity building and planning processes.

Advise with Regional Director in new initiatives to be implemented in sub region LACR.

Monitoring projects on a regular basis, considering policy implications and offering appropriate support

Capacity Building & Knowledge management:

Advise assessment needs in capacity building HEA projects/ initiatives in alignment with the sub regional and regional capacity building framework and strategies

Support the Regional Disaster Management Team (RDMT) to develop capacity development plans for the members along with capacity development plans for the HEA Point Persons in Sub Region LACR.

Advise the Regional Director to be closely to Security and P&C in developing the Staff Care focus of HEA management and staff capacity building in Critical Incident Stress Advisor.

At a strategic and policy level, according to Regional Director, could represent WV with Government agencies, UN, INGO and Church bodies, in collaboration with National Offices, when applicable.

Assessment HEA as a contributing to Child Well-Being (CWB) monitoring reports and breaking silos between development and relief.




Graduate degree qualification and/or Professional qualification in Management.

MBA or equivalent in Humanitarian affairs, Social Sciences or similar

Knowledge and skills


A mature and committed Christian.

Practice servant leadership and be a role model for the staff team, peers and others.

Ability to work with a reasonably level of comfort in high tension and high security risk situations.

A thorough understanding of all areas of HEA minimum standards including Child Rights.

Strong strategic, analytical, organizational, creative, facilitation and leadership skills.

High level of awareness of global, regional socio-economic and political issues in Latin America & Caribbean.

Strong skills in strategy development, prioritization and implementation.

Fluency in Spanish and English.

Strong ability and commitment in critical networking, relationship building, and partnerships, especially those outside of WV itself.

High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills.

Fitness for duty: able to work and travel extensively internationally up to 50% of the time.


Strong empirical knowledge of Humanitarian Sector including Humanitarian charter, laws and standards

Fluency in French and Portuguese.



At least 5 years of experience in Program Management in complex, international organization preferably NGO context

A proven record of developing people in a cross-cultural setting and initiating and implementing organizational change at leadership level.

Significant senior level leadership experience in an international environment, preferably in LACR.

Experience managing a virtual team with senior technical expertise.

Experience in budget management.


At least 5 years of experience in the humanitarian sector including humanitarian charters, laws and standards.