Save the Children International NGO Jobs – Field Humanitarian Operations Leader

Organisation: Save the Children International 
Duty Station: Arua, 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 Field Humanitarian
Operations Leader will be deployed to the Refugee Settlement to manage the
settlement’s response to the humanitarian crisis and to provide strategic
direction to the country programme in collaboration with the Line Manager and
the Director of Programme Operations. The Team Leader is responsible for
identifying needs and resources and elaborating programme recommendations for
the emergency response in the district 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 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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should
    preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education, social science or
    related discipline.
  • A minimum of five or
    more 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to speak
    local language and directly interact with target group will be an added
    advantage
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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