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HUMANITARIAN DIRECTOR (Lubumbashi)

--Lubumbashi--

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.

Responsibilities

Assume overall management oversight of planning and implementation of the SC humanitarian response and program budget in DRC;

Expand the programming portfolio through capacity building of field staff, development of partnerships and networks, as well as the development of new funding opportunities;

As an overall budget holder of humanitarian grants in the emergency phase, monitor the implementation of grant budgets, keeping all stakeholders informed and ensuring any corrective actions are taken;

Ensure that existing finance guidelines and related administrative procedures are adhered to and that grant finances are kept in an exemplary state;

Coordinate regular management and technical support visits to implementation sites to ensure that programming meets/exceeds international and Save the Children standards and corresponds to work plans and budgets;

Ensure compliance with all relevant policies and procedures of Save the Children, e.g. child rights and safeguarding, donors and the government;

Work closely with other thematic areas to harmonize humanitarian interventions;

Work closely with the Logistics, Security, Program Operations Director, and Managers to ensure efficient delivery and support of humanitarian programs and staff safety and security in high-risk areas where humanitarian response programming is operational.

To ensure a short-term funding strategy is in place to resource the delivery of the humanitarian response strategy;

Continually monitor the situation of the affected population and ensure revisions to humanitarian response strategy where necessary;

Develop, ensure training, and activate country Emergency Response Team as necessary;

Ensure rapid humanitarian multi-sectoral integrated assessments are undertaken as necessary to continue to inform the implementation of the humanitarian response strategy;

Support the Security Focal Point to ensure that optimal safety and security management procedures and practices are in place for the humanitarian response program and continually monitor the safety and security situation, adapting staff safety and security procedures accordingly;

To lead on the content and staffing of the humanitarian response; define and request support needed from the country office, regional office, and SCI Humanitarian Team;

Required skills

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required, Master’s degree preferred;

Recommended minimum of 8 years experience in humanitarian program management, preparedness, and response in several fragile or complex contexts – the DRC or East Africa working experience is an advantage;

Significant experience in managing logistics, security, and operations;

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 developing 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, values and procedures and ways of working with children;

Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;

Fluency in French and English, both verbal and written

To Apply

Copy of CV

Letter of motivation

Valid driver's license

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Field

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required, Master’s degree preferred

Education

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required, Master’s degree preferred


Job location

Lubumbashi

Democratic Republic of Congo

Notice to applicants

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted