New Job Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator In Manitoba

Humanitarian assistance coordinator
Humanitarian assistance coordinator

Humanitarian assistance coordinator

Company : Mennonite Central Committee
Salary : $57,218 a year
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

Position Title

Humanitarian assistance coordinator



Compensation Type


Salary Minimum


Salary Description


MCC Canada (MCCC) has a Group Benefit plan which is paid by MCCC, it includes; The Long Term Disability (LTD), Employee Life Insurance, Employee Accidental Death, Dismemberment and Specific Loss, and Dependent Life Insurance, Healthcare, and Dental. This benefit package is effective on your first day of employment with MCC Canada

Location City


Location Country


Location Description

This position is available on a hybrid structure. Remote work within Canada could be considered.

Winnipeg is a city of approximately 650,000 located on the Red River, 108 km's north of the US border. Being near the center of Canada, it is a major transportation center. The city's population is fairly diverse, representing people from many different cultures. Most of the people are English speaking with French, Filipino and Chinese being other predominant languages. There are about 65,000 First Nations people living in Winnipeg.

There are almost 50 Mennonite churches in Winnipeg, which is home to about 30,000 Mennonites. Winnipeg has two large public liberal arts universities and a Mennonite university (Canadian Mennonite University). There are also two Mennonite private high schools.

Applications Close Date

Jul 11, 2022

Start Date

Aug 01, 2022

Start Date Flexible

Term Length


All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active participation in a Christian church or Christian community; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.
Only those candidates who are legally eligible to work in Canada should apply.
  • BA in international development or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • 3 years’ experience in international development and/or humanitarian practice
  • Knowledge of Core Humanitarian Standard and Sphere minimum standards
  • Familiarity with planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) tools, results-based management and external donor project management
  • Demonstrated skills in planning and administration, with the ability to work independently and take initiative and responsibility with minimal supervision
  • Personable manner and strong in-person, written and oral communications skills
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficiency in and/or ability to learn Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, MCC’s program database and intranet software
  • Strong command of the English language - both oral and written
  • Efficient, dependable and persistent in following through on tasks
  • Flexible working style that can adapt and prioritize attention to multiple tasks and competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and with deadlines
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally, up 65 days per year
  • Successful police record check

Job Synopsis

The humanitarian assistance coordinator is a member of the Planning, Learning, and Disaster Response (PLDR) department and is supervised by the department’s co-director responsible for disaster response. The coordinator works to:

1. Resource and support program staff regarding best practices and planning, monitoring and evaluation in the humanitarian assistance and disaster recovery sector, including review of project proposals, and support of relevant assessments, monitoring and evaluation.

2. Review and manage projects funded out of MCC’s humanitarian assistance fund (HAF), MCC’s account at Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) and disaster restricted funds.

3. Support the coordination of and resource MCC’s response to major humanitarian crises.


Occasional evening and weekend work

Key Responsibilities

Humanitarian assistance project management - 30%
CFGB project management - 55%
Disseminating lessons learned and best practices - 10%
Internal coordination and information sharing - 5%

  • Ensure that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is exemplified in the performance of all job responsibilities and through personal example.

  • Participate in regular staff meetings, spending time in devotions and prayer with all in attendance.

  • Model non-violent peacemaking through daily interactions with staff and the public.

  • Participate in a local church and gatherings, being willing to use his or her gifts within the local faith community.

  • 1. Provide analysis and counsel to MCC program staff on the design, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian relief, disaster recovery and disaster mitigation projects
  • Work with MCC Area Directors and Representatives in the development of project plans in response to humanitarian crises and disasters.

  • Analyze and provide feedback on project proposals related to humanitarian assistance and disaster recovery, including an overall attention to disaster risk reduction.

  • Manage and recommend projects for approval to the PLDR co-director related to disaster restricted funds and the humanitarian assistance fund (HAF).

  • Provide support to MCC program offices including extended travel (up to 4 weeks at a time) to the disaster affected area to work with MCC Representatives, program staff and partners in developing assessments, project proposals, monitoring and evaluation strategies, and providing guidance on evaluation and reporting.

  • Meet with MCC partners and conduct monitoring project visits, accompanied by MCC country staff

  • 2. Provide analysis and counsel to MCC program staff on the design, monitoring and evaluation of food assistance and social protection projects, including assistance with back-donor project management at Canadian Foodgrains Bank
  • Work with MCC area directors and representatives, and MCC’s CFGB project officer in the development of program plans for funding from MCC’s account at CFGB.

  • Analyze and provide feedback on project proposals related to food assistance, social protection and food security.

  • Manage and recommend food assistance, nutrition and disaster risk reduction projects for approval by CFGB.

  • Provide support to MCC program offices including extended travel (up to 4 weeks at a time) by assisting with project planning and training related to CFGB.

  • 3. Provide system-wide support on lessons to be learned related to humanitarian relief, disaster recovery and social protection
  • Assist the disaster response director with system-wide disaster preparedness planning and training

  • Responsible for maintaining and developing MCC disaster response training resources.

  • Develop relevant tools for MCC program offices on best practices in disaster response and disaster risk reduction.

  • Draft and review MCC program policy

  • Collaborate with the PLDR safeguarding coordinator to implement MCC’s safeguarding policy within MCC’s disaster response and food assistance work.

  • 4. Internal coordination and information sharing
  • Participate in inter-agency working groups as determined by the PLDR Co-Director.

  • Assist with internal information requests

  • Speak on behalf of MCC in churches, schools, and other forums as requested by MCC regional and provincial offices.

  • Interact with the media when requested.

  • Contact/Relationships:
    This position requires extensive contact with MCC area directors, MCC representatives, and other PLDR coordinators in order to share humanitarian and PME best practices. The position requires networking with communications, marketing, development and donor relations staff and coordination with representatives of external donor organizations including staff at Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Must be able to interact with a variety of program staff internationally and with peer agencies and partners. Must serve as a resource around best practices and PME for program engaged in humanitarian assistance within MCC. Connects to donor relations, development, communications and market staff providing highlights of MCC’s humanitarian work. Manages projects funded by MCC’s account at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

    Independent Action:
    Must be a self-starter and leader in initiating and maintaining contacts with area directors, MCC representatives, and PLDR coordinators regarding best practices in the humanitarian sector. Must be a motivator and support for MCC Reps and other program staff. Requires an ability to manage project budgets, to manage MCC projects with CFGB, and, when necessary, to advocate with CFGB staff for MCC projects.

    End Result:
    Effective resourcing of all MCC program related to humanitarian assistance through support for planning, monitoring, evaluation, and the promotion of key lessons in the sector.