Established in 1997, Sphere is based on two core beliefs: that all possible steps should be taken to
alleviate human suffering arising out of crisis, and that those affected by crisis have a right to life
with dignity. The Sphere Standards were developed to contribute to the professionalization of
the humanitarian sector, built on a common foundation of humanitarian principles, quality, and
accountability. The Standards are now used by a diverse range of practitioners and organizations
working in humanitarian action to design quality programmes, monitor effectiveness, prepare for
crises in advance, and advocate for improved humanitarian outcomes. It is a common
operational language which allows for any actor to actively contribute to better and more
effective response globally.
In 2017, Sphere transitioned from a hosted project to an independent NGO. Two major factors
drove this decision: to optimize the contribution that Sphere can make in the humanitarian sector
by being more responsive to and supportive of its users and enable a diverse and inclusive range
of the current users to have a voice in the governance and strategic direction of the organization.
This new position is critical to deliver this vision. You will drive a new strategic approach that
fosters dynamic communication with current and potential members, creating an empowered
community aimed at enhancing the application and further development of the Sphere Standards
in their work serving people in humanitarian crises around the world.
You will lead the vision for communicating effectively about Sphere as well as enabling
communication with the members around the use of the Standards. You will also be responsible
for member relations, including outreach, recruitment, retention and implementation of plans
designed to cultivate, maintain, and strengthen the use and effectiveness of the Sphere Standards.
COMMUNICATION – You will lead the planning, development of, implementation and monitoring
of Sphere’s strategic communications. Specifically, you will work with the Communications
MEMBER RELATIONS – You will work with Sphere’s Membership Officer to manage the
engagement of new members as well as retention of Sphere members.
Please send your CV and letter of motivation to: firstname.lastname@example.org including
‘Strategic Communication and Membership Director’’ in the subject line.
Application deadline: 21 June 2018.
Interviews will be held in the first week of July. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.