Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for
children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight
for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way
the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
We have over two million supporters
worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more
children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition,
education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian
Following a major transition, our international
programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000
staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively
small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more
aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class
people and relevant for the 21st century.
Job Title: Humanitarian Manager
Contract length: 12 months
Location: Abuja/Gombe (with frequent travels to the North)
Humanitarian Manager provides support to all programmatic aspects of
Save the Children humanitarian responses across the whole of Save the
Children’s Nigeria programme and specifically to the Humanitarian
Response that Save the Children Nigeria is about to start to address the
IDPs crisis in the North-Eastern State of Gombe. H/She ensures
humanitarian activities are effective and meet goals and objectives of
Save the Children, its donors, and the needs of affected populations.
Ensures the Save the Children programme is adequately prepared to
respond to new emergencies and plays an appropriate role in humanitarian
coordination. Ensures immediate and appropriate response to children’s
needs during humanitarian crises. The post holder will play a strategic
role in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children
humanitarian programmes to increase impact and enable positive change
for children. This will include working with Directors of PDQ and
Operations to secure additional resources and support through members
and playing taking on an advocacy role.
Qualifications and experience
- MA / MSc level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
- Previous experience of humanitarian programme management, preparedness and response in volatile contexts
- Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID and OFDA)
capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in
difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
- Ability to access communities sin Northern Nigeria
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
- Fluency in written and spoken English .
- Computer literate in Microsoft word, excel etc.
- Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles.
- Security management experience across a large programme.
- Experience in developing and delivering training, as well as mentoring and coaching.
- 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
- Media experience
- Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant sahel region/context
- Hausa speaker
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