Response Team Leader International NGO Jobs – Save the Children

Job Title:           Response Team Leader
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Response Team
Leader assumes overall oversight and management of the SC Uganda (SCUG) Cat 2
emergency response to the South Sudanese refugee influx as well as the
emergency response to the Congolese refugee population, in collaboration with
the Country Director and Senior Management Team (SMT). The Team Leader leads
the development/revision of an effective resource mobilization strategy –
including donor engagement – to ensure the response programme is funded and
backstopped adequately. The Team Leader will build capacity of SMT members
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Response Team Leader career placement should a Bachelor’s Degree
    or equivalent field experience
  • Extensive experience of working within a
    senior management role and within a complex country programme in an
    emergency response or fragile state setting; and/or extensive experience
    of setting up responses in out of area contexts (either where no SC
    presence or CO presence); and/or extensive experience of working in high
    income contexts
  • Previous experience of managing programme
    teams in large-scale/complex, first phase emergency response is essential
  • Senior management experience of leading a
    diverse, multi-function and/or multi-sector team at a Country Director or
    other relevant SMT level.
  • Previous experience of managing
    multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID and OFDA) of GBP
    5m+ in a first phase response at regional or country level
  • Multi-site security management in insecure
  • Experience of international level
    representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
  • Prior exposure and experience of
    international media representation and advocacy
  • Experience of M&E and beneficiary
    accountability systems in large complex programmes
  • Experience of developing and negotiating
    successful partnerships with institutional donors
  • Proven ability to influence change at an
    operational and strategic level
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with
    qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be
    extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure
    working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of
    SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus
    and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply in English
saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary
expectations for this role at the link below.
Deadline: 16th
February 2017

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