Manager, U.S. Disaster Relief Training Program

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Organization: United Methodist Committee on Relief
Job Type: Full-Time
Country: United States
Experience: Mid Career (3-5 years)
Languages: English
Category: Education/Pedagogy
Topic: Disaster Management
Application Deadline: 30. April 2021

Job Description

The Manager, USDR Training Program strengthen the program’s overall approach to effective training and capacity building of UMCOR partners. **

EDUCATION What is the minimum level of formal education required?

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years relevant work experience. Master’s degree in Education preferred.

EXPERIENCE What kind and how much previous experience are needed?

  • Minimum 4 – 6 years’ experience in a training or education environment with curriculum design. Experience with adult learning best practice, training management systems, and able to execute in a fast paced, high demand environment while balancing multiple priorities.
  • Experience in disaster response and recovery programs.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience building partnerships and consulting effectively with leadership.
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail. Enthusiastic, self-starter, able to be effective under pressure and be flexible.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information at the highest level.
  • Ability to understand and respect cultural, religious and political environments and to use diplomacy when working with staff, partners, and stakeholders. Comfortable working in a faith-based context.

JOB REQUIREMENTS/OTHER SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE What other training and/or certification are necessary?

  • Knowledge of disaster relief work of UMCOR, and UMC structure a plus.

KEY JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES What kind of competencies and behavioral characteristics are necessary? **

  • Communication – job requires being comfortable using a broad range of communication styles, with a particular emphasis on frequent adaptation of appropriate, effective ways to communicate with diverse stakeholders including ecumenical, technical, and community based audiences.
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving — job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems; ability to research, analyze and evaluate information to resolve challenges and problems and identify alternative solutions to a problem and to select the best option.
  • Initiative – the ability to direct one’s energies towards the completion of a goal, without an external catalyst; tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.

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