Regional Humanitarian Capacity Building Programme Manager - Asia

The Opportunity

The Regional Humanitarian Capacity Building (HCB) Programme Manager role is aimed at ensuring that capacity building forms an integral part of continuous investment in humanitarian preparedness and for the Category 1, 2 and, where appropriate, categories 3 and 4 responses, and consequently remains with country teams once the response has moved into recovery phase; and surge teams withdraw.

The Regional HCB Programme Manager will work with Regional Office functions, Country Offices and other key local actors who do or would have a role in capacity development during humanitarian response to build relationships and identify opportunities for collaboration in case of response. S/he ensures that the HCB initiatives which result are consistent with Save the Children programming principles and approaches, draw on relevant best practices and lessons learned, they result in more efficient and effective localisation of response and that they are aligned with ‘Asia Regional Humanitarian Strategic Framework – Asia Humanitarian Ambition for Children 2019-2021’, as well as with the existing Asia Humanitarian Technical Team capacity building plans for the humanitarian sectors’ capacity building amongst the regional and CO humanitarian focal points and communities of practice. This involves working through to the end of the planned HCB phase of the response.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Regional humanitarian team and Country Offices to ensure capacity development is included in Emergency Preparedness planning and humanitarian strategies in high risk countries
  • Work with Country Offices to ensure they are aware of the HCB role, the capacity development resources available and the focus on working across the sector
  • Map local networks in high risk countries (eg NNGO forum/ Local humanitarian networks) and where available capacity development providers (eg universities, specialised DRR/ Humanitarian organisations) and develop formal and informal relationships with an aim to collaborating on capacity building during or in preparation for response
  • Where appropriate work with local providers in adapting/ agreeing Learning Needs Assessment methodology and tools and support them to implement LNA and deliver programming for sector wide support in local language for local staff
  • Contextualize existing Save the Children capacity development materials according to key needs in country
  • Be familiar with existing Save the Children capacity development materials and receive training of trainers to be able to deliver non-technical materials on short notice for country programmes in early stages of response/ scale up. Ensure the pre-prepared materials are available in appropriate local languages
  • Carry out training and engagement with regional and country office humanitarian teams for capacity development / localisation to build in to their early response strategy and recognise it will not take away from response capacity
  • Put partnership tools in place for setting up agreements with local providers – either through SC Regional and Country Office or separately, building on experience from Humanitarian Leadership Academy where available
  • In case of response: ensure that the Country Office (CO) incorporates Capacity Development into its approach by:
  • carrying out Rapid Learning Needs Assessment (RLNA) with CO
  • designing capacity development plan for support
  • incorporating capacity development resource needs into response planning
  • overseeing implementation of plan in line with CO priorities
  • Activate partnership with local capacity development providers where appropriate in the response to ensure RLNA conducted with local entities and activities focused on their needs
  • Work with local capacity development providers to design capacity development plan for local actors in the response and monitor the implementation of the plan by the local providers where appropriate
  • Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way that reflects Save the Children's commitment to safeguarding children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy

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, salary expectations and notice period. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

Closing Date for Application: 23 July 2019

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.



Job description:

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Date advertised: 9 Jul 2019

Closing date: 23 Jul 2019 - 10:59 +06

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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