Save the Children recruits 01 Humanitarian Director

Save the Children recruits 01 Humanitarian Director

Humanitarian Director
 As a member of the Extended Senior Leadership Team, provide leadership and strategic direction to all programmatic aspects of Save the Children humanitarian and emergency response in Ethiopia.  Ensure programme activities are effective and meet long-term goals and objectives of Save the Children, its donors, and the target population.  Ensure immediate and appropriate response to children’s needs during humanitarian crises.
Ensure cross sector collaboration among technical units. Ensure funding proposals are produced and donor-reporting requirements are adhered to, and are of the highest standard. Ensure 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.
As member of the ESLT, the position holder is also expected to play a significant role in ensuring gender equity among staff is maintained across the organization.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
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
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
Commitment to Save the Children values
Contract length: 2 years
The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
 Job description:
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Closing date: 24 Apr 2019 – 20:59 UTC
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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