International Jobs – Emergency Response Director (ERD) – Save the Children

Job Title:             Emergency Response Director (ERD)
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, West
Nile and Western Region, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
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 300 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 Emergency
Response Director (ERD) 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
ERD leads the development/revision of an effective resource mobilization
strategy including donor engagement to ensure the response programme is funded
and backstopped adequately. The ERD reports to the CD, with emphasis on
strategic development, resource mobilization and advocacy, while maintaining a
functional reporting line to the Director of Program Operations for operational
issues, ensuring that the response is managed through the existing operations
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Emergency Response Director (ERD) job placement should hold a Master’s Degree
or higher 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.
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
Previous exposure and experience in
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
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 online by
clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 9th
November 2017

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