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Humanitarian Director

Save the Children

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Humanitarian Director - Ethiopia 

As a member of the Extended Senior Leadership Team, provideleadership and strategic direction to all programmatic aspects of Save theChildren humanitarian and emergency response in Ethiopia.  Ensure programme activities are effective andmeet long-term goals and objectives of Save the Children, its donors, and thetarget population.  Ensure immediate andappropriate response to children's needs during humanitarian crises.  Ensure cross sector collaboration amongtechnical units. Ensure funding proposals are produced and donor-reportingrequirements are adhered to, and are of the highest standard. Ensure that Savethe Children's commitment to improving quality and accountability inhumanitarian work is upheld, and complies with all relevant policies andprocedures with respect to child protection, health and safety.

As member of the ESLT, the position holder is also expected toplay a significant role in ensuring gender equity among staff is maintainedacross the organization.

Bachelors degree in a relevant fieldrequired, Masters degree preferred
Recommended minimum of 8 years’experience in humanitarian programme management, preparedness and response inseveral fragile or complex contexts
Understanding of internationalhumanitarian aid systems and agencies
Experience of working in insecureenvironments
Ample knowledge of humanitarianresponse and transitional program concepts, policies, frameworks, strategiesand components, as well as development concepts and frameworks
Extensive on the ground experience inmulti-sectoral humanitarian response, including food aid programs 
Experience in logistics management
Solid budgeting skills and knowledge ofkey donor regulations
Highly developed interpersonal andcommunication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
Highly developed cultural awareness andability to work well in an international environment with people from diversebackgrounds and cultures
Commitment to Save the Children'spractices and procedures and ways of working with children
Willingness to work and travel in oftendifficult and insecure environments
Fluency in English, both verbal andwritten
Commitment to Save the Children values
Contract length: Two years

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work onthe ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or thosethat need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaignand advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and toensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treatschildren 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 ouremployees 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 acollaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrityare highly valued. 

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a singledocument. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salaryexpectations. 

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

(Female Candidates are Strongly Encouraged to Apply)

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Closing date: 18 Mar 2019
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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