Emergency Response Officer – Protection Mainstreaming

Organization: Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Closing date: 10 Oct 2021

Starting Salary: Competitive

As a global organisation we are open to considering applications from candidates in a variety of locations. Terms and conditions will depend on country registration and right to work status of the successful applicant. Some international travel will be required. **

Location: Global – Any non-UK CAFOD office

Contract: Permanent

Work pattern: Full time

Job Profile

The Emergency Response Officer – Protection Mainstreaming (ERO-PM) has a global remit to contribute to the delivery of effective and high-quality humanitarian assistance to new and ongoing humanitarian crises. As part of CAFOD’s Emergency Response and Support Team (ERST), the ERO-PM provides technical in-country and remote operational support to humanitarian and emergency response programmes. The ERO also supports the implementation and maintenance of systems and procedures for ensuring good practice and meeting sectoral standards on accountability and programme quality.

Working with partners is central to CAFOD’s humanitarian response and the ERO-PM will play an important role in developing the capacity of partners to prepare for, mitigate the impact of, and respond to disasters by providing support, knowledge and building long-term capacity. All roles undertaken by the ERO-PM will have the aim of achieving peace, security and recovery in accordance with CAFOD’s mission and values.

The surge capacity provided by members of CAFOD ERST is usually in the form of field deployments or remote support for short-term leadership, management, coordination, or technical support to a wide range of new and ongoing humanitarian crises. Deployments and support may focus on specific areas such as assessments, response options analysis, proposal development, project design and implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.

Job Scope

A key component of the EROP-PM role is to be part of CAFOD’s ERST surge capacity – providing immediate, usually short-term support to our humanitarian response teams in crisis-stricken countries, as well as remote support.

The ERO-PM position has a global remit and could deploy to and or provide remote support to our humanitarian responses around the globe.

The post-holder will hold a thematic focus for protection mainstreaming, providing expertise in the areas of Protection mainstreaming, Sexual and Gender-based violence (SGBV) and stand-alone Protection programming.


The post holder is line managed by the Emergency Response and Support Team Leader within the International Programme Group (IPG). The role does not have line management or budget responsibilities.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Humanitarian Funding team, particularly with regard to the technical review of institutional proposals and reports prior to submission to donors. The post holder will also work closely with the Inclusion and Gender Advisor in the Programme Quality and Partner Support team.

Key Responsibilities

This role will be required to undertake travel, sometimes at very short notice and to insecure environments. This could be for up to 12 weeks at a time, for up to 6 months a year (possibly more in exceptional circumstances). Any travel exceeding 6 months a year will be mutually agreed by post holder and line manager.

How to apply:

To read more and apply, please visit CAFOD website to begin filling out the application process.