Human Action Coordinator (HAC)
AWO International

AWO International was founded in 1998 as a professional association for development cooperation and humanitarian action within the framework of the German Welfare Organization “Arbeiterwohlfahrt” (AWO, literally: Workers’ Welfare). AWO international is actively working in Nepal since 2009.

In close cooperation with Governments and Local Non-Governmental Organizations, AWO International is working with different communities and target groups across the country. In the event of disasters and crisis situations, AWO International is actively engaged in Humanitarian Assistance.

Human Action Coordinator (HAC)

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Job Location: AWO Int. Office, Nepal with regular travel to the project region

Reporting to: Head of Programme (HoP) & Head Representative(HR)

Coordinates With: Programme and Finance / Admin Department

Overall Objective:

In the context of the AWO International’s development cooperation and humanitarian aid / disaster risk reduction programme in its project / programme area, the Humanitarian Action Coordinator (HAC) will  co-lead the Emergency Response Team  of  AWO International (ROSA)  in the planning, coordination and implementation of humanitarian interventions, including rapid assessments, resource mobilization and reporting. Under the guidance of the Head of Programme (HoP) the HAC will have the following responsibilities:

Main Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Overall coordination of humanitarian interventions in the project / Programme region (in line with the Emergency Response Plan)
  • Updates, coordinates with and capacitates the Emergency Response Team on regular  basis
  • Carries out a focal role in the field during Emergency Response/Recovery interventions and closely coordinates with partners, beneficiaries, local government and other concerned stakeholders
  • Ensures smooth coordination and implementation of humanitarian (emergency response and emergency recovery) interventions in the field under supervision of the HoP / HR
  • Establishes and maintains comprehensive emergency operation mechanism (coordination and communication) with relevant stakeholders on provincial / local level
  • Through these coordination mechanisms, he/she ensures timely, inclusive and appropriate humanitarian interventions in line with international humanitarian standards (SPHERE, CHS, etc.)
  • Collects and disseminates timely, accurate, detailed, reliable and up-to-date authentic information on the humanitarian situation and the emergency response / recovery efforts
  • Carries out partner mappings, assessments and trainings if/when required
  • Carries out (rapid) assessments and MEAL related activities in the field based on standardized tools and methods
  • Coordinates with the provincial / local government stakeholders and carries out an advocacy function on local level on behalf of the target communities and the humanitarian community in close consultation with the HoP/HR
  • Drafts technical reports meeting deadline and compliance requirements of AWO International and the respective donor
  • Provides input and drafts concept notes / proposal to access funding streams in close coordination with the HoP/HR
  • Supports the drafting of write-ups for communication material with inputs and data in close coordination with the HoP/HR
  • Performs any other tasks as requested by the HoP/HR


  • A postgraduate degree in Disaster Risk Management/Humanitarian Action or similar/related fields
  • A minimum of 5-7 years’ relevant professional experience in coordinating, developing and implementing humanitarian interventions
  • Experience working in the regional context of South Asia is a strong asset
  • Knowledge of key humanitarian principles, processes and procedures as well as roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors
  • Experience in carrying our cash-based interventions is an asset
  • Excellent drafting skills in Nepali, English and any other local language in the South Asian context

Applying Procedure

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit their CV with motivation letter to [email protected] by 27 March, 2020

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