Regional Program Operations and Humanitarian Officer

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The Opportunity

This position can be based in: Panama (Primarly), Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua or Peru

Regional Program Operations and Humanitarian Officer


As a key member of the LAC regional office operations team, the Regional Operations Officer (ROO) provides the Operations team and its Director (DPO) support in the areas of information management, cross-functional and operational support. Especially, the ROO will ensure effective information flows and assistance in adherence to and operations procedures. The post-holder will effectively and efficiently support operations systems that aim to improve programme delivery and quality in LAC. The Operations Officer may also provide emergency preparedness and response support to the LACRO humanitarian team as needed.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • 2-3 years in a role relevant for this position: data analyst; team support function, reporting officer, etc. Preferable with NGO or international organization, working in overseas in the LAC region.

  • Proven interest for humanitarian and development work and for the socio-economic environment of the LAC region, attention for detail and ability to effectively manage a high volume of data and information, ability to handle/priorities challenging and multi-tasked workload in complex working environment.

  • Team player, eager to learn and be challenged; interest for developing a career in the sector

  • Robust IT skills in the area of data management and collaborative tools; office suite;

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal / written communication skills in order to deal tactfully and sensitively with a wide range of people in a large organisation, very often at a distance. Result- focused with a strong team support orientation.

  • Willingness to travel to Country Offices for operational and humanitarian support, and capacity building purposes

  • Excellent English and Spanish language skills. French (desirable)

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

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. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

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 | Regional Program Quality and Impact Director | Latin America and the Caribbean

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