Response Team Leader

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Response Team LeaderinBucharest, Romania

 

ROLE PURPOSE: 

Following the start of the conflict in Ukraine, thousands of people fled to neighbouring countries including Romania which welcomed more than 90 thousand refugees. STC sent in an initial response team to assess needs of children and their families in Romania and is scaling up programmatic response with its main partner Save The Children Romania which have been working with asylum seekers and children for over 20 years and has a strong network with local civil society organization and authority. The progamme include operating safe space for children and mothers in reception and asylum centre, provision of NFI and psychosocial support at border crossing points, support integration of children in formal and informal education system, supporting child protection system when required, providing legal and other counselling support to families in need. SCI intend to implement a cash and voucher programme in Ukraine and neighbouring countries through UCAN project targeting people on the move and settling in Romania.

 

The Team Leader is responsible to provide response oversight and strategic direction to the response programme in collaboration with the EU Team leader and the regional operation and humanitarian director. The 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 national and global priorities. The post-holder will develop and manage programmes or country support functions and negotiate and network at an 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.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Extensive experience of working within a senior management role and within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state setting; and/or extensive experience of setting up responses in out of area contexts (either where no SC presence or CO presence); and/or extensive experience of working in high income contexts
  • Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale/complex, first phase emergency response is essential
  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Senior management experience of leading a diverse, multi-function and/or multi-sector team at a Country Director or other relevant SMT level.
  • Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including institutional donors) of GBP 10m+ in a first phase response at regional or member level.
  • Multi-site security management in complex environments
  • Experience of international level representation with key stakeholders, and coordination with other NGOs/UN
  • Experience of international media representation and advocacy
  • Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability systems in large complex programmes
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level
  • 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.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. A good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable

  • Romanian language would be a plus

 

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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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 29 Apr 2022

Closing date: 29 May 2022 - 16:59 CST

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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