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Emergency Response Field Manager

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Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in seven regions in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 80 staff. SCI Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced Rwandan Nationals to fill the following position;

Job Title:Emergency Response Field Manager
Place of Work: Rwanda Country Office
Reports to: Emergency response Team Leader
Reporting to position: Emergency Management Team
Tentative start date: July

The Emergency Response Field Manager will lead and manage the field based emergency response team. He/she will be based in Mahama and ensure that a comprehensive needs assessment is conducted and or regularly reviewed. He/She will also be responsible for implementation of the emergency response program in the refugee camps. The Response Program Manager is responsible for identifying needs and elaborating programme recommendations for the emergency response in line with Save the Children national and global priorities. This post is initially for a period of three months and up to a maximum of 6 months.


    Assume overall management of the field emergency response in Mahama refugee camp.
    Ensure rapid emergency multi-sectorial integrated assessments are undertaken and contribute to emergency response strategy.
    The Response program manager will produce a needs assessment report within the timeframe agreed. This will make clear recommendations and proposed program content, staffing, management and administration arrangements and budget with clear indications of funding and technical support resources.
    Ensure optimal safety and security management procedures and practices are in place for the emergency response programme and continually monitor the safety and security situation, adapting staff safety and security procedures accordingly.
    To lead on the content and staffing of the emergency response. Define and request support needed from the country office.
    Ensures that Response Team Leader / Country Director is well informed on issues related to emergency response and emergency risk management pertaining to all areas of operations.
    Ensure that programme objectives and activities are agreed upon within the context of Save the Children values, aims and objectives.
    Ensure production of high quality, analytical reports, supply of regular strips, and collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant information and data relevant to the response.
    Evaluate, monitor and review programme activities to ensure strict compliance with Save the Children national and global policies and procedures and with relevant donor regulations and agreements, SPHERE guidelines, Child Protection in Emergencies standards and the NGO code of conduct.
    Ensures the emergency programme budget is adequately monitored and that expenditures conform to planned activities.
    Represent Save the Children’s emergency response to local authorities, donors and members of the humanitarian community. Ensure establishment and maintenance of strong working relationships with local communities, community based organisations and other local authorities as appropriate.
    Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child rights and safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
    Lead, support and motivate emergency team members, ensuring that team members have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance.

Core Competencies & Qualifications
Minimum criteria for Global Alliance Roster plus:

    At least 3 years/substantial experience working with a humanitarian organisation within an emergency environment.
    Skills and experience in project/programme implementation, monitoring, review and evaluation preferably from a child rights approach in accordance with the CRC and international humanitarian rights standards.
    Substantial people and programme management experience with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels.
    Solid experience in grant management, including budget holding and donor reporting.
    Substantial understanding or proven experience of security management issues.
    Ability to produce high quality reports.
    Representational, political awareness and advocacy skills.
    Ability to work with limited supervision from line manager.
    Experience of working with partners and a participatory approach
    Fluency in written and spoken English and computer literate.
    Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

    Experience and/or an interest in response region.
    Ability to speak other international languages

Code of Conduct:
Because Save the Children's work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children's rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus an updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to mailto: The deadline for receiving applications is 12th June 2015.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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