International NGO Vacancies – 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 2014, we reached over 143 million
children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around
the world.
About Save the Children Uganda:
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
fulfill their potential.
Job Summary:  The Humanitarian
Operations Manager will be deployed as a rover to manage the humanitarian
response and to provide strategic direction to the country programme in
collaboration with the Humanitarian Director. The incumbent 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 incumbent
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 Save the Children Humanitarian Operations Manager should
    hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Education,
    Development Studies or similar relevant field.
  • At least eight years of relevant working experience
    in an International NGO (INGO) or similar.
  • Thorough understanding and demonstrated commitment to
    child rights issues and the guiding principles of the Convention on the
    Rights of the Child, including non-discrimination, child participation and
    the best interest of the child.
  • Program management experience, including demonstrated
    abilities within program/budget development, implementation and monitoring
    & evaluation.
  • Demonstrated methodological grounding in, and
    practical experience with, partnership development and management
    processes, including capacity strengthening and organizational development
    practices (this is a must).
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of the roles and
    dynamics of civil society and government actors, respectively, and the
    relevance of engaging with both parties in order to ensure effective
    promotion and protection of children’s rights.
  • 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.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
    conditions.
  • Computer
    literacy 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.
  • Possess
    the 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.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join
the world’s largest Child-focused NGO, Save the Children International should
send their application letters with detailed CVs indicating three professional
referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors and send them to: The
Director of Human Resources & Administration, Save the Children, Plot68/70,
Kira Road, P.O Box 12018, Kampala, Uganda or via E-mail to:
uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
NB:
Only online applications shall be considered. Testimonials/certificates should
not be attached to applications.
Deadline:  6th
March 2015

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