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Jan 272018
 

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 07 Feb 2018

CHILD SAFEGUARDING

Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3.

As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis. The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

The role

The Humanitarian Response Manager will be deployed to the field as the overall humanitarian response lead in the CAT 3 Kasai Response, making sure that the overall response is implemented. The post-holder will ensure that humanitarian programmes delivered are to the appropriate scale, scope, quality and accountability expected of Save the Children, and incorporate a child focused lens. The RTL working closely with the Program implementing team, Logistics, and in collaboration with the Director of Programme Operations, is responsible for identifying needs and resources and elaborating programmatic, operational and leadership recommendations for the emergency response in line with Save the Children national and global priorities. In so doing, the Response Manager 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 in place. The post holder will play a leading role in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children. RTL will also be expected to play a role and work in collaboration with Program Development and Quality (PDQ) department, AWARDS, Finance etc, as well as with Regional Office, SC Centre and SC Members advisers to support in organisational strategy, capacity building, policy & advocacy initiatives and fundraising. The RTL will ensure the integration on the assessment, programme design and implementation of all sectors reached: Health/Nut, Child Protection and Education ii Emergencies.

Qualifications and experience

  • Strong language skills in French and English,
  • Extensive experience of working internationally in humanitarian programmes
  • Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale first phase emergency response is essential
  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Previous experience of managing a large multi-sector, multi-national team
  • Previous experience of programme management across multiple locations
  • Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID and OFDA) of GBP 5 – 10m
  • Security management experience across a large programme.
  • Commitment to, thorough understanding of, and able to train staff in participation and accountability approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up learning and development processes for a large team
  • Proven ability of mentoring and coaching
  • Experience of senior level representation
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Specific experience of designing and managing consortia projects
  • Media experience

Contract length:

1 Year Renewable

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 www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘Fsy.28558.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com’

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