Field Humanitarian Operations Leader Job Placement – Save the Children International

Job Title:          Field Humanitarian Operations Leader
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Reports to: Area Manager
Duty Station: Yumbe, 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 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
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Field Humanitarian Operations Leader job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
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
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
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:
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: 2nd
December 2016

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