Emergency Response PDQ Manager, Mozambique Cyclone Response

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from Save the Children
Closing date: 24 Jun 2019

Emergency Response PDQ Manager, Mozambique Cyclone Response

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:
The Emergency Response PDQ Manager leads the Mozambique Cyclone Response strategy by providing oversight on business development and fundraising against funding target; ensuring integration, coordination, quality and inclusiveness of sectoral programme; and strengthen and maintain technical capacity of the response team.

The Emergency Response PDQ Manager will be based in Beira, providing leadership and technical support to Technical Advisers in Sofala, Manica, and Cabo Delgado provinces. The Emergency Response PDQ Manager’s role includes supporting the Emergency Response Director to identify needs and resources and elaborating programme recommendations for the emergency response in line with Save the Children in Mozambique SMT and regional response priorities. The post-holder will lead the revision of response strategy and identification of the necessary resources for the response. The Emergency Response PDQ Manager will establish working relations with other agencies, looking for opportunities for partnership and harmonisation of approach and with donors to ensure resources are m ade available to the response.

The Emergency Response PDQ Manager 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 and known by Emergency Response PDQ team. The post holder will play a strategic role in defining the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency programme to maximise impact and enable positive change for children.

Contract Duration: 6 months

Location: Beira, Mozambique (with frequent travel to field offices in Chimoio and Pemba)

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:
* MA/MSc in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
* Extensive experience (3-5 years) of working within a middle or senior management role within a complex country programme with an INGO in an emergency response or fragile state
* Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale first phase emergency response is essential
* Middle or senior management experience of multi-national, multi-sector team.
* Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including OFDA, SIDA, WFP, UNICEF) of USD 5m+ in a first phase response at regional or country level
* Experience of international level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other iNGOs and UN agencies
* Experience of international media representation and advocacy
* Experience of MEAL 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
* Proven reporting and communication skills
* 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. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate, child rights programing and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable:
* Experience in working and/or leading consortium
* Knowledge in Portuguese language
* Previous experience in Mozambique
* Previous experience with Save the Children

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

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