Emergence Response Manager at Save the Children

Save the Children
Date Posted: Mar 27, 2016 
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2016
Position Description:


Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 6 months with possible extension

The role

The purpose of the role is to support the Tanzania Country Office response by ensuring that high quality, experienced personnel are deployed at speed and scale when and where emergency strikes. The post holder will be deployed to manage Save the Children (Kigoma area) emergency response in the North West of Tanzania, and to provide operational support and direction to the country programme in collaboration with the Operations Director and Country Director.

Qualifications and experience

Extensive experience of working within a senior management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale first phase emergency response is essential
Education: MA / MSc level (or equivalent field experience)
Senior management experience of multi-national, multi-sector team at a SMT level
Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID and OFDA) of GBP 5m+ in a first phase response at regional or country level
Experience of national level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
Experience of media representation and advocacy
Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability systems in large complex programmes
Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
Proven ability to influence change at an operational level
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
A high level of written and spoken English
The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances.
A commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

Application Instructions:

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