Regional Operations & Humanitarian Affairs Officer - MEEE

LOCATION: Amman, Jordan or other country in the region where there is SCI Country Office - National Terms

The Opportunity

In the MEEE Region, Save the Children currently operates a significant portfolio of programmes in 19 countries across Eastern Europe, the Caucuses and the Middle East. It has a workforce of over 2,000 staff and annual expenditure for 2022 is expected to be in excess of $ 300 million. A large portion of these programmes consist of responses to large humanitarian emergencies (Yemen, Ukraine and Syria). We also work in countries with chronic humanitarian situations (Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq) as well as regular, smaller emergencies (Bosnia Herzegovina, Greece, and the refugee and migration influx into Turkey and Europe).

The Regional Operations & Humanitarian Response team exists to support Country Offices (COs) and humanitarian responses in the Middle East and Eastern Europe (MEEE) region; working with CO Senior Management Teams and Response Leads to ensure our work for children is delivered on time, on budget with compliance and to a high level of quality. The team leads a variety of processes and procedures (many mandatory within Save the Children) such as emergency preparedness, response to shocks, spikes and major sudden-onset crises, risk management, improving our ongoing programme delivery, reporting and information management. Many of these processes are spread across numerous departments and teams in Country Offices, Regional Offices and SCI headquarters (the Centre), requiring a significant amount of coordination and collaboration.

The Regional Operations & Humanitarian Affairs Officer will serve to support the team by serving as the coordination point for many of these key processes, strengthening information management, monitoring key performance indicators and supporting the Regional Office's use of established systems and procedures - such as for humanitarian reporting, risk management and ad-hoc initiatives to improve our work for children.

The post-holder will work closely with the Regional Operations & Humanitarian Advisors and Regional Strategic Analyst to coordinate, track and countries and support them in planning, resourcing, staffing and funding humanitarian response programmes and strategies, as well as support in the design and implementation of systems, processes and activities so that programmes are delivered on time according to organisational and donor requirements and within allocated budgets. S/he will play a key role in supporting countries in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children responses to increase impact and enable positive change for children in the MEEE region.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

* At least three to four years' experience in the humanitarian aid and development sector - or a related sector

* Proven experience as working as part of a team in a professional environment

* Strong understanding of humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles

* Thorough understating of emergency response sector and processes to achieve the result effectively

* Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain collaborative relations at all levels of management / leadership, must be capable of summarising and communicating complex information and data

* In depth understanding of how to operate safely and securely in humanitarian response

* Skills to manage and operate in a pressured and changing environment

* Excellent English language skills, and Arabic language preferred (but not essential)

* Ability to be flexible and to travel around the region, as and when necessary (up to 20% travel)

* Commitment to Save the Children's vision, mission and values

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 current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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.

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