• Humanitarian Director Job at Save The Children

  • Posted on: 23 January, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Since 1932, Save the Children has been a leading charity for underprivileged girls and boys in America and around the world.

    Humanitarian Director- Somalia


    Role Purpose:

    As a member of the Senior Management Team, provide leadership and strategic direction to all programmatic aspects of Save the Children humanitarian and emergency response in Somalia. The role holder will focus on advocacy, representation, policy, proposal and budget development, categorization of emergencies and support the field teams in expediting the implementation of humanitarian response projects. The role holder will directly work with the Deputy Country Director - Operations and the Operations Director, Area Reps and collaborate with the other departments to ensure timely and efficient response that is integrated with pre-existing programming in the 3 Area Offices.

    The role holder will also ensure immediate and appropriate response to children's needs during humanitarian crisis as well as cross sector collaboration among technical units. S/he will ensure funding proposals are produced and donor reporting requirements are adhered to, and are of the highest standard and that Save the Children's commitment to improving quality and accountability in humanitarian work is upheld, and complies with all relevant policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety etc.

    In addition, the role holder will represent Save the Children at high-level donor meetings and where emergency programing is concerned, ensuring an appropriate positioning of Save the Children and accountability in our humanitarian programming.

    Contract Duration: 2 years

    Location: Nairobi, Kenya

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required, Masters degree preferred
    • Recommended minimum of 8 years' experience in humanitarian programme management, preparedness and response in several fragile or complex contexts
    • Significant experience of managing logistics, security and operations
    • Understanding of international humanitarian aid systems and agencies
    • Experience of working in insecure environments
    • Ample knowledge of humanitarian response and transitional program concepts, policies, frameworks, strategies and components, as well as development concepts and frameworks
    • Extensive on the ground experience in multi-sectoral humanitarian response, including food aid programs
    • Experience in logistics management
    • Solid budgeting skills and knowledge of key donor regulations
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
    • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
    • Commitment to Save the Children's practices and procedures and ways of working with children
    • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments
    • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
    • Competency in local language is preferred but not required
    • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Save the Children career website on www.aplitrak.com to apply

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