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Humanitarian Technical Advisor *- Quality Assurance, Accountability & Capacity Development

Abuja | Nairobi | Bensheim

  • Organization: CBM - Christian Blind Mission
  • Location: Abuja | Nairobi | Bensheim
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Supply Chain
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Ombudsman and Ethics
  • Closing Date: 2025-10-31

Humanitarian Technical Advisor *- Quality Assurance, Accountability & Capacity Development

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About CBM

CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international development organisation committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the persons communities of the world. Based on our Christian values and more than 100 years of professional expertise, we address poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability. We work in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.

To enrich our Humanitarian Project Team, we are looking forward to recruiting a Humanitarian Technical Advisor* - Quality Assurance, Accountability and Capacity Development.

The job opportunity is a maternity cover, limited until 31.10.2025. 

This position is only filled locally and based in Abuja, Nigeria, Nairobi, Kenya or in Bensheim, Germany, with contractual conditions of the respective country. An expatriation is not intended.


These are your responsibilities

Programme Support and Development
  • Support country offices and partners in humanitarian projects in planning, delivery, monitoring, evaluation. and continuous improvement of projects towards compliance with humanitarian standards and donor requirements.
  • Continuous internal assessment on remaining gaps and barriers related to the full adherence to relevant standards and principles in CBM’s inclusive humanitarian programming.
  • Identification and application of approaches that enhance the proportion of locally led humanitarian action in CBM’s humanitarian program.​
Accountability/ Capacity Development
  • Develop (CBM internal) guidelines and tools to apply the humanitarian standards and principles (e.g. PSEAH, feedback and reporting mechanisms, inclusive data collection, Do No Harm).
  • Sensitize and train CBM Country Offices and partners on the relevant standards and principles​
  • Lead the implementation of quality assessment processes (e.g., CHS Self-Assessment, GFFO Quality Profile).
  • Act as Gender Focal Person in the Inclusive Humanitarian Action Initiative and support capacity building across the team for gender mainstreaming in all relevant processes.
  • Document best practices on localisation of CBM’s humanitarian programming.
  • Lobbying, networking, and coordination in the form of representation of CBM in relevant forums and alliances.
  • Representation of the IHA Initiative in internal working groups.


These are your qualifications

  • University degree in humanitarian action, development, political sciences or a related field
  • Profound understanding of standards and principles of IHA and their application in the project management cycle and humanitarian coordination mechanisms
  • Structured, quality-oriented, and solution-oriented approach to work
  • Independent, outgoing personality with high professional & social competence and diplomatic skills
  • Very good knowledge of English, additional language skills (German, Spanish) are an advantage
  • Willingness to travel to humanitarian contexts, including those presenting security challenges
  • Identification with the Christian values and the mandate of CBM

What we offer

  • A meaningful position with a lot of creative freedom in the world's leading organisation in the field of Disability Inclusive Development
  • An approachable, agile organisation with self-reliant people in a diverse and collegial team and great team spirit

How to apply

Please apply exclusively online via our applicant portal (see APPLY NOW).
A letter of motivation, CV and relevant (work) references complete your application.

We look forward to receiving your application! 

We would like to further promote diversity in our teams and therefore welcome applications from people of different ethnic and social backgrounds, religions and world views, different ages and genders, and especially from people with disabilities.

*Suitability is decisive, gender is irrelevant!
  • Adrián Recio Oviedo
  • HR Advisor
  • +49 (0) 6251 131 373
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