Humanitarian Manager (PRO)

Application deadline in 8 days: Sunday 23 Jun 2024 at 20:30 UTC

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CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3: The role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


Working with the Humanitarian Director, the incumbent takes on the response planning of the SC AFG emergency responses. Leading the activation of preparedness and anticipatory actions ensuring effective and timely responses. The Role Holder requires senior-level competencies to manage ERTs, lead on localization and conduct capacity strengthening for staff and partners.

The Role Holder will lead directly response planning for Cat-3 and Cat-4 Response for AFG CO and in collaboration with Humanitarian Director and Operations team, will directly lead the emergency response Team. The post holder will ensure that timely, integrated and quality emergency responses are developed and launched to sudden-onset emergencies, liaising across all internal functions and with a variety of external stakeholders.

S/He will update the response progress and based on changed context, will update the response plan. The Incumbent is also responsible and work closely with Humanitarian Director for Response Strategy preparation, contributes in new business Development and in Advocacy. S/He will have to maintain a close coordination with Access Team and will engage Pro-Actively so that Emergency Response can be delivered in timely manner in an informed approach. The incumbent will support to increase the Humanitarian Capacity and rolling out the Emergency Preparedness Plan for SC and Partner Staff.

The Post Holder is also expected to represent in different cluster meeting and ensure SC follows cluster standard in line with minimum Standard and CHS.

As Part of the Humanitarian team, the Post Holder will work closely with the DCD Program Operations and lead all Humanitarian Response Program and act as lead Budget Holder, The incumbent will ensure that the response is managed and being delivered in a coordinated way with the existing operations structure.

The Emergency Response lead is member of the Extended Senior Leadership Team (ESLT). SCOPE OF ROLE: Reports to: Humanitarian Director and supports the operationalizing of responses during rapid onset crisis in the country. Direct Reports and Budget responsibility: Humanitarian Specialist, $2 m approximate and Emergency Response team (Approx. 10 People with in the team) Key working relationships: The role is expected to collaborate across sectors of interventions, Area/Field Offices (depending on the nature of the crisis) and with a cross-functional approach (engaging members of other parts of the Response Team in particular Safety and Security, Preparedness, advocacy, MEAL, partnerships, etc. With 30% Field visit and fully deployable in country during humanitarian response. KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY/DELIVERABLES: Overall Emergency Response Oversight • Comprehensive oversight and operational management of emergency responses within SC AFG • Will support Response Management of SC AFG being on site and will be ready to be deployed anywhere where response is taking place; • Leadership and strategic direction for effective response implementation and ensuring all aspects of emergency responses are managed efficiently and effectively. • Directing and guiding response efforts to align with organizational goals by taking charge of the overall coordination and management of emergency initiatives. • Lead on implementation and update of Humanitarian Fund including regular expenditure tracking, and liaise with members and donors to leverage continued funding. • Prepare Periodic Donor Report, Contribute in SitRep preparation and context Analysis; • Prepare talking Points and Presentation for Member Update Call. Response Planning and Adaptation • In collaboration with the Heads of Offices involved in Emergency Response design and recommend operations delivery mechanisms. Ensure effective and timely set up of response offices and infrastructure in new settlements when required. • Develop and follow up on detailed Implementation Plans and Phased Budgets for the response projects. Ensure monthly project performance reviews and BVA analysis is conducted for all emergency awards and shared with the DCD/HD. • Regularly updating the response progress and adjusting the response plan based on evolving contexts and stay agile and adapt strategies to effectively address changing situations. Humanitarian Response Planning and Emergency Preparedness: • Contributes to the development of the Emergency Preparedness Plan and specific risk Contingency Plans, • Leads follow-up on the actions within the Preparedness Action Plan (including Minimum and Advanced Preparedness Actions), across all departments, to improve readiness across Save the Children Afghanistan • Activates and oversees anticipatory action activities • Actively establishes and maintains relationships/networks with NNGOs and INGOs, to improve readiness to respond in partnership and/or consortia. • Supports capacity strengthening of staff and other stakeholders in humanitarian response, including leading training and providing on-the-job support. • Identify gaps/needs in resourcing for humanitarian response, beyond specific projects, and support Humanitarian Director to advocate/fundraise to meet these. • Contribute to the country’s strategic planning and support the Humanitarian Director with the development of the annual Humanitarian Response Plan. Representation and Coordination • Ensure adequate stakeholder coordination and engagement at national and international levels, in close collaboration with the SMT and CD. • Participate in Cluster Meeting and coordinate with provincial Team to get update from Cluster Meeting from that level • Maintaining close coordination with the Access Team is essential to proactively ensure timely and unimpeded delivery of emergency response efforts. • Ensure optimal safety and security management procedures and practices are in place in collaboration with Safety and Security focal point and the SMT, and with local network Resource Mobilization, Program Quality and Strategy Leadership • Ensure programme quality is maintained across the emergency response by closely liaising with the PDQ Director and Technical leads. • Lead on the operationalisation of MEAL in the response (i.e. timely implementation of improvement actions as identified by MEAL staff) and setting up the Accountability and CFM • Ensure strict compliance of programme activities with relevant donor regulations and agreements, SPHERE standards and the NGO code of conduct. • Lead the development and revision of Humanitarian resource mobilization strategy in collaboration with HD. This includes engaging with donors and stakeholders to secure adequate funding for the response program, ensuring its sustained support. • Provide technical inputs into emergency response concepts People Management and Capacity Building • Ensure immediately deployment of Staff to response Site following the Emergency Response team structure; • Prepare JD and HR Plan for the response and start the recruitment process immediately; • Ensure to provide mandatory Training to Staff and Volunteer. • Build capacity of HoOs and humanitarian response members in Emergency Response Management, like CHS and Operational Management • Follow the Rapid Response Strategy in recruitment • Ensure child safeguarding is adequately guaranteed and followed up on in all field locations, ensuring implementation of CS checklists and tools. General: • As a member of the ESLT the Post-holder contributes to high-level decision-making, aligns strategies, and collaborates with other senior members to ensure organizational objectives are met. SKILLS AND BEHAVIORS (our Values in Practice) Accountability: • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values. • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved. Ambition: • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same. • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others. • Future orientated, thinks strategically. Collaboration: • Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters. • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength. • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to. Creativity: • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions. • Willing to take disciplined risks. Integrity: Honest, encourages openness and transparency. EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS Essential • At least 5years experience managing categorized emergency responses multiple contexts • Experience working with international non-governmental 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. • At least five years’ experience working with INGOs in humanitarian emergency context, experience working in remote insecure environments is a plus. • Excellent 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 previous experience in security management. • Ability to produce high quality reports. • Representational, political awareness and advocacy skills. • Ability to work with limited support from line manager. • Fluency in written and spoken English language and computer literate. • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles. Desirable. • Experience of first phase emergency response operations • Experience with and understanding of the SCI response management procedures Additional job responsibilities The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience. Equal Opportunities The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures. Child Safeguarding: We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Staff Safeguarding: The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy. Health and Safety The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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