International Non-profit Careers – Humanitarian Operations Manager at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the Children
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Us:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world. 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 200 persons. We save children’s lives.
We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2013, we
reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91
million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The incumbent
will primarily manage the humanitarian response and to provide strategic
direction to the country programme in collaboration with the Humanitarian
Director. The 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. He/she 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 adhered to. The Humanitarian Operations Manager will
support the team leaders in the management of Save the Children emergency
programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should
    preferably hold a Bachelor degree in Education, social science or related
  • A minimum of six years’
    working experience in humanitarian response programmes of managing
    programme teams in humanitarian/emergency crisis is essential.
  • Multi-site security
    management in insecure environments
  • Past 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.
  • Possess the ability to
    establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform
    effectively as a member of a team.
  • Exhibit willingness to
    travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
  • Computer literacy
    skills and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and
    willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • 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.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation
    and coaching
  • Excellent time
    management and planning capacity.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should submit their applications with cover
letters and a detailed CVs indicating three professional referees, two of whom
should have been direct supervisors should be submitted to: The Director of
Human Resources & Administration Save the Children Plot 68/70, Kiira Road P
O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda Or via email:
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with
disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be
attached to applications that are submitted online. Candidates are therefore
encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.
Deadline: Friday, 6th June 2014

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