Field Manager - Humanitarian Surge Team

The role – Field Manager – Humanitarian Surge Team 

This role can be based anywhere

As part of our humanitarian ambition and 2030 global strategy, Save the Children is developing and implementing a new Surge Capacity Model to further improve the efficient deployment of high quality surge staff to support the delivery of our Humanitarian Responses directly and in collaboration with SCI partners.  The model will be a stimulus for other areas of the organization, demonstrating more collaborative and cost effective ways of working to drive resources closer to children and honor our commitments to sector wide developments including the Grand Bargain and Core Humanitarian Standard. 
The post holder will provide dedicated surge support for all categories of humanitarian response efforts, interim cover for critical roles and capacity building to country and regional office staff and SCI partners within humanitarian contexts around the globe.  When not on deployment the post holder will undertake work at the base location agreed with their Subject Matter Advisor and Deployment Manager and contribute to the further development of the surge capacity model. 

The role will responsible and accountable for the provision of Field Management within Humanitarian Responses. He/she will provide ongoing support to develop best practice.

Reports to: Deployments Team at Global Humanitarian Surge Platform



Technical Skills:   

• Previous experience of project management, including multi sector programmes;   
• Budget management experience including institutional donors such as OFDA, DFID and ECHO;  
• Security management experience in insecure environments;  
• Field level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN;   
• Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy and media representation;  
• Demonstrable experience of MEAL and beneficiary accountability;  
• Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports  
• Commitment to the aims and principles of SCI. In particular, a good understanding of the SCI mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support 
• Experience of international media representation and advocacy 

Personal Skills:  

• Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy;   
• A high level of written and spoken English;  
• The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances;   
• Good attention to detail;  
• Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts  
• Proficiency in written and spoken English, in addition to any of the following languages: Spanish, French and Arabic
Education/Professional Skills:
• Significant experience of working internationally in humanitarian programmes;   
• Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential;  
• Previous experience of managing a large team;  
• Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support  

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.  

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

Job description:

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Date advertised: 4 Jul 2019

Closing date: 17 Jul 2019 - 09:59 +06

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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