Emergency Response Program Manager
REPORTING TO POST
Depending on size of response, reports may include. Thematic advisors and coordinators–EiE and CP, PSS specialist, Finance and Grants assistant, logs assistant, M&E officer, driver(s).
Work closely with the staff of our local partner Babawatoto.
Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3.
As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis. The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.
Save the Children International in Tanzania is a full –spectrum country programme and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work. This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed. As part of a commitment to work with children through humanitarian interventions Save the Children will support programmes in both sudden onset, such as the current Burundi response situation as well as in chronic emergency situations.
The purpose of this post is to support the Tanzania Country Office emergency response program in Kasulu and Kibondo districts. Following the large influx of Burundian refugees in Tanzania, Save the Children in Tanzania is currently implementing a multi donor funded Emergency Response program in the area of Education In Emergency (EiE) and Child Protection (CP) in Kasulu district and is considering expanding its intervention in Kibondo district.
The Field office manager will be deployed to manage a regional (Kigoma area) response in the NW of Tanzania , and to provide operational support and direction to the country programme in collaboration with the Emergency Response Program manager and Director of Programme Implementation (DPI). The Field office manager is responsible for identifying needs and resources and elaborating programme recommendations for the emergency response in line with Save the Children national and global priorities. The Field office manager will develop and manage programme(s) and negotiate and network at a regional and national level as determined by the CO SMT based in Dar es Salaam. She/he will ensure that all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies are in place. The Field office manager will play a strategic role in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children.
Programme Support (typically will be for large/complex emergencies working with limited support):
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles
Achieving results effectively
Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships
Operating safely and securely
Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:
Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The Field office manager will be based in Kasulu or Kibondo, Kigoma region with travel to Nyarugusu and Nduta camps and with occasional travel for coordination purposes to Dar es Salaam. She/he will be available to work unusual hours and work in a stressful environment with limited facilities.
Funding source: This position is subject to successful funding.
Expected starting date: Early August 2016.
Length of the contract: up to end of July 2017.
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