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GOAL is an Irish international humanitarian organization founded in 1977 and currently operating in 12 countries[1] working through the crisis to the resilience trajectory. GOAL stands alongside local populations and actors to help them overcome crises and find longer-term solutions. For GOAL, crises are defined as when local systems are unable to respond or continue to function when faced with shocks and stresses. GOAL strives to understand these shocks and stresses; including conflict, climate change, environmental degradation, rapid and unplanned urbanization, weak or unstable governance, inequality and forced displacement, all of which interact and threaten health, safety and well-being -being affected populations.

Role description

The Resilience Advisor will lead the development of GOAL’s analytical and programmatic framework for Crisis to Resilience, aligned with global frameworks and based on evidence-based learning from operational programming. The Resilience Advisor is responsible for supporting GOAL’s overall strategies, approaches and programming to integrate a resilience lens, i.e. risk analysis, risk scenario development and design and the implementation of programs that increase capacities for resilience of absorption, adaptation and transformation. The Resilience Advisor sits on the global technical team of the program and is also part of the innovation lab and works closely with both teams. GOAL’s PTT supports the technical quality of program design and implementation by developing strategy and guidelines, collaborating on new programs, supporting country program visits, internal evaluations, documenting and sharing learning and providing external technical representation.

The position is based in any GOAL country of operation in which the candidate has the right to work, with up to 20% travel to support Country Offices (COs) and represent GOAL with key stakeholders .

The PTT has four key objectives, detailed below and as they apply to this position.

Main responsibilities

Objective 1. Strategy and Design for Resilience

The Resilience Advisor contributes to the overall GOAL strategy and supports country offices in undertaking community and systems resilience analysis and using it for the design and adaptive management of programming, consistent with best practices. global practices.

  • Guide global and national resilience strategies, ensuring access to global best practices and evidence.
  • Support the use of learning and evidence to develop GOAL resilience programming for lasting change.
  • Provide advice and technical support for risk analysis, including emergency preparedness and response.
  • Engage technically with relevant external actors (including civil society, public and for-profit sector) regarding the development of resilience strategies and program design.
  • Support the development of GOAL’s strategic partnerships globally on resilience, for example with development consultants, conservation agencies, other civil societies, INGOs, national risk management agencies, etc.
  • Advise on GOAL’s influence in global resilience.
  • Advise on the development of GOAL’s analytical framework for resilience (including the GOAL tools of ARC-D and R4S) and the deployment of these approaches in GOAL country programs. R4S is a diagnostic tool for socio-economic systems aimed at identifying how to strengthen their resilience. Ensure evidence is captured and used for future iterations of these tools.

Objective 2. Donor positioning and proposal development

The Resilience Advisor works to position GOAL to identify, analyze and respond to funding opportunities and be able to develop strong technical proposals/offers that are consistent with the global organizational goals of donors and GOAL.

  • Identify funding opportunities through technical networks and support analysis for go/no go decision making.
  • Advise on the integration of the Crisis to Resilience approach in the development of new project proposals in coordination with the PTT and Innovation Lab and other departments, eg finance and business development.
  • Lead/support the development of technical content for new proposals.
  • Liaise with donor technical advisors and answer technical questions from donors
  • Engage with internal stakeholders on technical elements of funding opportunities

Objective 3. Quality program delivery for crisis to resilience

The Resilience Advisor supports country offices in delivering high quality, innovative and adaptive programming, including in emergencies.

  • Support for the technical program in Resilience
  • Support COs in the application of resilience tools, including GOAL ARC-D and R4S tools.
  • Technical reviews and support for evaluations of resilience programs
  • Support country and global teams to use learning and best practices in the adaptive management of resilience programming
  • In-country and remote technical assistance for emergency preparedness, anticipatory action and emergency response.
  • Provision of training, mentoring and other forms of support to country teams in specific areas related to resilience.
  • Help teams understand the links between resilience, gender equality and social inclusion, and integrate these considerations into programming.
  • Build capacity and support to country offices to identify appropriate modalities, including cash and vouchers, to integrate into programming to improve resilience-building results.

Objective 4. Evidence and learning

The Resilience Advisor will capture learnings from programming and research and share them internally and externally to contribute to the global database and communicate GOAL’s programmatic innovation and successes, in collaboration with the Program Innovation Lab (PIL) and MEAL.

  • Support country offices to capture, document and share learning and program results.
  • Identify research questions and develop a global research portfolio.
  • Technical representation and engagement with global resilience networks including CVA, Community of Practice on Climate Change and Environment; community of practice on women’s resilience to disasters; and other relevant networks.
  • Interpret and reflect on data to redesign and progress toward programmatic goals



  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
  • Fluent English and ideally a second language (French, Spanish or Arabic). Both languages ​​must be standard to allow the writing of technical documents.
  • At least seven years of experience in international NGOs or equivalent, of which at least five years in resilience and/or disaster risk reduction programming. Previous experience at the Advisor level is highly desirable but not essential.
  • Experience integrating gender equality and social inclusion into resilience or disaster risk reduction programming, through integrated and targeted approaches.
  • Ability to represent GOAL to donors, other INGOs, commercial entities and other external institutions.
  • Experience in providing technical input to proposals
  • Experience in developing training materials and facilitating trainings.
  • Skilled communicator and ability to work effectively across multiple cultures, including remotely.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (up to 20%), including to places with harsh living conditions and precarious environments.
  • Strong MS Office skills. Skills in statistical software and graphics, an asset.
  • Ability to work under pressure and continually reprioritize multiple tasks in response to new information.


  • Master’s degree
  • A third language, ideally Spanish, French, Arabic or another language spoken in GOAL operational areas.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the potential of cash and vouchers to support resilience building
  • Experience with field research and qualitative and quantitative information gathering techniques (e.g. focus group discussions, interviews, etc.).
  • Demonstrate experience in writing articles and texts for professional publications
  • Experience working with international agencies such as IDB, ECHO/ECM USAID, UN agencies.

How to register

Please apply through the GOAL website at: https://www.goalglobal.org/careers/?vacancy=resilience-advisor-goal-locations&gh_jid=4507476