Job Title: Field Humanitarian Operations Leader
Organisation: Save the Children International
Reports to: Area Manager
Duty Station: Kiryandongo, Uganda
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving results at scale. In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 240 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Field Humanitarian Operations Leader works in the Refugee program area and is mainly responsible for managing the settlement’s response to the humanitarian crisis. The incumbent will play a leadership role in the refugee settlement in the management of Save the Children emergency programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children. The job holder is responsible for providing strategic direction to the country programme in collaboration with management. In addition, s/he is responsible for identifying needs and resources and elaborating programme recommendations for the emergency response in the district in line with the national and district humanitarian response priorities. The jobholder will also 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 adhered to.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Field Humanitarian Operations Leader job opportunity should hold a Bachelor degree or higher in Education, social science or related discipline.
· A minimum of five years working experience in humanitarian response programmes of managing teams in humanitarian/emergency crisis is essential.
· Knowledge of Security management in insecure environments
· Prior experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Health, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection program delivery
· Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
· Broad knowledge and understanding of Save the Children working principles and approaches Child Participation, Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding, Zero Tolerance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc.
· Demonstrable financial, planning and budget management skills a MUST. Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
· Previous experience in all technical areas of logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution, warehousing, stock, fleet, asset, construction, communications and security management.
· Past exposure and experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added advantage.
· Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
· Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
· Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
· Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
· Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
· Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
· Excellent time management and planning capacity.
· Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
· Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications
· Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 23rd September 2016
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