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Regional Operations and Humanitarian Response Director

Regional Operations and Humanitarian Response Director- MEEE

Closing date: 04 Jan 2019

The role

The Regional Operations and Humanitarian Response Director- MEEE:
* Will lead operations support aimed to ensure strong management of the Save the Children MEEE Country and Humanitarian Response Offices and impactful SC humanitarian and development programming in all MEEE countries.
* Is responsible for supporting operational and humanitarian aspects of SC programming in MEEE and ensuring adequate systems (including logistics/supply chain, IT, and counter-fraud) are in place both to enable quality program delivery in the field and to facilitate the offices in meeting their management KPIs.
* Is responsible for oversight of selected country-level humanitarian response operations and potentially new regional humanitarian projects and programs.
* Will ensure that high quality support is given to CO, Regional Office and member staff in order to optimise the operational delivery of humanitarian and development programs in the MEEE region.
* Is a key member of the regional leadership team, and will take shared responsibility and accountability for delivering Save the Children’s strategy within the region.
* Will ensure that our humanitarian goals are achieved in all responses, and further our regional representation in inter-agency fora.
* Will raise our global capabilities for early warning and emergency preparedness and build a future-orientated, innovation focussed regional humanitarian leadership team and programming culture.



Qualifications and experience
* Significant (ten years or more) senior level leadership and management experience in a large and complex international NGO or organization
* Significant experience in managing most or all of the key elements of humanitarian and development operations: proposal development, planning, quality assurance, award management, logistics, emergency response, preparedness and capacity building
* Post-graduate qualifications or equivalent experience in international development, humanitarian actions, risk reduction/resilience, leadership, management or a related discipline
* Substantial knowledge of international development systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices
* Robust experience in developing and implementing organisational vision and strategies
* The highest level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments/donors and international agencies
* Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
* Solid project management skills related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
* Excellent dispute resolution, facilitation and team building skills
* Experience of building personal networks at senior levels, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organisation
* Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
* Models international development best practices, and the leadership behaviours outlined in Save the Children’s strategy
* Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major responses including travelling at short notice
* Commitment to Save the Children values.

Contract length: 24 months

The Organisation
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. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children 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 our employees 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 a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

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