Hosted and incubated by Save the Children (one of the Network's member agencies), the Start Network promotes a way of working that enables international and local humanitarian actors to coexist. It envisions a self-organising system where the agencies best placed to respond to a crisis are empowered to do so. To realise this vision, we are working to catalyse a humanitarian sector that is more diverse, decentralised and collaborative. The consortium works in three principal areas: Start Fund (financing for emergency response); Start Build (strengthening civil society capacity); and Start Beta (creating platforms for partnerships and learning).
Assuming a vital role in central Start Network Team, you will help Network member agencies respond to shifts in risk before humanitarian crisis events occur. A key objective will be to advance work on how the Start Fund can catalyse much earlier humanitarian action than is currently the case. As Crisis Anticipation Advisor you will also:
- Provide opportunities for Network members to exchange ideas and collaborate on projects around the areas of risk, anticipation and early warning.
- Lead on equipping the Start Fund Allocations Committee with improved information and analysis about changes in risk.
- Establish ways to capture and leverage early warning information.
- Contribute to and, where appropriate, lead on developing and testing new technology solutions to facilitate the exchange of information and analysis on changes in risk.
- Substantive experience of the humanitarian response programming cycle (planning, budget oversight, monitoring, learning).
- Previous early warning. crisis anticipation or humanitarian preparedness experience.
- Commitment to breaking new ground by developing innovative solutions to humanitarian challenges.
- Strong analytical skills, and the ability to fully understand and define anticipation needs and identify practical solutions to operational challenges.