10 Mar 2016

Full-Time Humanitarian Deputy Operations Manager

Toni AdewunmiBorno, Nigeria

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Humanitarian Deputy Operations Manager
20 Mar 2016 Borno, Nigeria Full-time Humanitarian sav-57423
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The Humanitarian Deputy Operations Manager is responsible for managing the strategic design and modification of the ECHO project. The post-holder will develop the response strategy and identification of the necessary resources for the response. The Humanitarian Deputy Operations Manager will establish working relations with other agencies, looking for opportunities for partnership and harmonisation of approach and with donors to ensure resources are made available to the response

The Humanitarian Deputy Operations Manager will support Field Manager (FM) to negotiate the positioning of the humanitarian response within the state response and NE. They will both 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 strategic role in defining the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency programmes to maximise impact and enable positive change for children.


Programme Support:

Support the FM to provide oversight to the humanitarian response within the state .
Ensure the project grant contributes to the achievement of the response strategy ensuring strict compliance of programme activities with Save the Children national and global policies and procedures and with relevant donor regulations and agreements, SPHERE guidelines and the NGO code of conduct.
Lead on ECHO strategic planning, action plans, and monitoring to ensure an effective emergency response and a smooth transition to recovery phase
In coordination with the DTL and TAs, ensure the preparation of timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
Establish project monitoring plans and systems at the state level for identifying and tracking the indicators and develop processes/procedures and forms to support monitoring and inform learning.
Oversee effective establishment of a functioning logistics systems to procure, store and distribute stock, supplies and services for the timely delivery of project objectives at national level
Ensure integration of the three sector activities milestones and develop comprehensive integrated work plans
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

As directed by the FM represent Save the Children’s humanitarian response on a state, level to donors, and members of the humanitarian community.
Help shape broader sector strategies through influence of and leadership within sector coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed
Establish systems for communication with local Government partners, relevant line departments and community representations in the project area(s).
Providing roving support in the NE towards strengthening partner capacity for Humanitarian leadership and implementation support.
Support the FM to ensure the implementation of Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child rights and safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies


Extensive experience of working within a senior management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale first phase emergency response is essential
Education: MA / MSc level (or equivalent field experience)
Senior management experience of multi-national, multi-sector team at a Country Director level.
Multi-site security management in insecure environments
Experience of national level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
Experience of national 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
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
Desirable: Fluent in English and Hausa

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