Humanitarian Response Team Leader at Save the Children

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.We are recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:Job Title: Humanitarian Response Team LeaderLocation: BornoRole PurposeThe Humanitarian Response Team Leader will generally be deployed to manage a Category 1 or 2 response, and to provide response oversight and strategic direction to the country programme in collaboration with the Country Director and the Director for Humanitarian Programme.The Humanitarian Response Team Leader is responsible for identifying needs and resources and elaborating programmatic, operational, strategic and leadership recommendations for the emergency response in line with Save the Children’s local, national and global priorities.The post-holder will develop and manage programmes or country support functions and negotiate and network at the State, national and international level.They will ensure that all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies are in place.The post holder will play a leading role in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children.The response is focused on the Northeast part of Nigeria which is experience a massive humanitarian crisis due to the insurgency and counter-insurgency operations.The Save the Children humanitarian response in the northeast focuses on sectors like: FSL, nutrition, education, WASH and child protection.Key Areas of ResponsibilityAssume overall oversight of the regional, Category 2 emergency response in northeast Nigeria, in collaboration with the Director for Humanitarian Programme, the Country Director and other relevant CO SMT members.Ensuring strict compliance of programme activities with Save the Children national and global policies and procedures and with relevant donor regulations and agreements, SPHERE guidelines and the NGO code of conduct.In coordination with the Director for Humanitarian Programme, lead on the State level strategic planning for the humanitarian response to ensure an effective emergency response in all of its phases of delivery.In collaboration with the Director for Humanitarian Programme, have oversight over the development of relevant master budgets, aligned with the Response Strategy objectives, for the duration of the response and for multiple sites and multiple sectors where appropriate.S/he will take overall leadership on the implementation of the Response relevant national level budgets, while keeping relevant stakeholders informed and ensuring any corrective actions are taken where required.In coordination with the Deputy Team Leader- Programme and other relevant (E)SMT level members from both the Field and CO teams, s/he will ensure the preparation of a timely programme delivery and submitting the donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SCI requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.Submit weekly field reports to the Director of Humanitarian Programme.Ensuring that the relevant project monitoring plans and systems for identifying and tracking the indicators and develop processes/procedures and forms to support monitoring and inform learning are established and implemented.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 in collaboration and cooperation with the Borno based Safety and Security Coordinator and the Country Security Manager.Oversee effective functioning of logistics systems to procure, store and distribute stock, supplies and services for the timely delivery of project objectives at national level.Ensure strong accountability to beneficiaries.Plan, identify and resource appropriate and effective structure & staffing needs for entire response; In liaison with the Director for Humanitarian Programme and the HR Director ensuring that personnel policies are in accordance with national laws).Oversee the development & implementation of staff well-being (policy) and ensure appropriate staff well-being and R&R policy and processes in place.Capacity Building:Ensure that capacity building plans and performance management systems are in place to develop the requisite competencies in staff to ensure ongoing sustainability and quality of response.Coach and mentor international staff and national level counterparts and link in to wider organisational talent development mechanisms.Work closely with the Deputy Team Leader - Programmes on identify staff and partner capacity building gaps, needs and draw plans to provide relevant capacity building.Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:Represent Save the Children’s emergency response on a national, regional and international level to donors, the media and members of the humanitarian community.Help shape broader sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed.Regularly undertake high level representation and advocacy with Government partners and officials as well as donor representatives. Establish systems for communication with local Government partners, relevant line departments and community representations in the project area(s).Lead on organisational level operational practice, innovation and learning in consultation with Humanitarian team.Ensure SCI response review framework is implemented and lessons learnt / recommendations followed up.General:Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

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