Disaster Resilience and Response Advisor


Are you an energetic, diligent and practical person looking for a new challenge in the international development sector? Do you want to be part of a passionate and dedicated team working with local partner organisations in developing countries to build disaster resilience through our work creating opportunities for vulnerable young people across the world?

Y Care International has an exciting opportunity to join our International Programmes team to: provide technical support in mainstreaming disaster resilience across Y Care International’s programming on enterprise and employability for young people; manage our emergency response activities; and provide technical support to our youth-serving partners to build capacity for effective disaster resilience and response.


The successful candidate will be educated to degree level; have knowledge and at least 2 years’ experience of working in disaster resilience, disaster risk reduction and/or emergency/ humanitarian response; have excellent interpersonal skills with experience in building capacity of local organisations based in developing countries; have good financial management skills; be computer literate; be happy to travel overseas periodically, sometimes at short notice; and fluent in written and spoken English.

Y Care International is the international relief and development agency of the YMCA in the UK and Ireland. We work in partnership with YMCAs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East to create opportunities for vulnerable young people and their communities. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we work with people of all faiths and none to build a more just world, free from poverty.

Commitment to Y Care International’s ‘Working with Children and Young People Policy’ is a requirement of employment. The successful candidate will also be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.



To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form torecruitment@ycareinternational.org under the subject header ‘Disaster Resilience and Response Advisor’.


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