The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is a dynamic fundraising charity that brings 13 leading UK aid organisations together in times of crisis. When a major humanitarian emergency strikes, we mobilise unique corporate partnerships through our Rapid Response Network, together with the combined expertise of our member charities, resulting in wide-reaching national appeals across high profile TV, radio and an increasing number of digital channels. By working together we can raise more money, more cost effectively to save lives and rebuild shattered communities.

The DEC’s Programmes and Accountability Team are looking for an Assistant to provide administrative and data collection support. We are looking for a confident, self-driven individual with strong attention to detail who is keen to work across a wide range of tasks. Come join us!

Role purpose

The purpose of this role is two-fold: assist the Programmes and Accountability Team (P&A Team) with day to day tasks across the humanitarian programme portfolio; and deliver results on several data-collection and administrative areas of work as assigned by the Director of Programmes and Accountability. The role is focused on three main areas of work:

  1. Research and data analysis, including monitoring of key humanitarian indicators (25%)
  2. Programme support activities and key internal management processes during and outside appeals (35%)
  3. Administrative and logistical support to the P&A Team (40%)

As an integral part of the team, the post-holder shares responsibility in facilitation of knowledge sharing and communication of key programme and accountability updates with other Secretariat colleagues and external stakeholders as required.

Reporting to the MEAL Manager, the post-holder will work closely with the Programmes and Finance Officer who will also assign and supervise specific tasks.

For further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please download the job description.

Interested applicants are required to submit:

  • A cover letter (max 2 A4 pages) clearly indicating how they meet the person specifications and why they are interested in this post.
    Applicants should also indicate in the cover letter whether they are applying for a full time or part time position and, if the latter, the number of days.
  • A short CV (max 3 A4 pages)
  • The names of two references
  • An equal opportunities form

The DEC will not contact references unless previously agreed with the applicants.

Submit applications in electronic form to:

Deadline for applications: 12:00 noon GMT on Friday, 20 October

Interviews will take place in Central London the week of October 30th

The DEC is committed to equal opportunities and encourages applications from anyone who can meet the criteria, regardless of gender, race, age, disability, sexuality or religion.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted with further communication. DEC does not confirm receipt of applications. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.

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