Humanitarian Coordinator

Do you want to promote children’s rights and make a difference in the lives of children in some of the most challenging humanitarian contexts around the globe? Do you have extensive field experience working with disaster management, operational planning and implementation? And do you feel ready to take on a strategic role in developing and supporting humanitarian responses? Then here is your opportunity to become part of one of the world’s leading Child Rights-based organizations.
 You will be working in the Humanitarian Section at Save the Children Netherland’s (SCNL) head office in the Hague. We offer an informal working environment combined with a very high level of ambition. You will become part of a highly skilled, diverse and global programme team working together to further strengthen the humanitarian capacity of Save the Children. You’ll also support our CEO in driving the International humanitarian strategy work, closely working together with your Save the Children International (SCI) colleagues and other members of the Save the Children Association.

Programme Manager (Humanitarian)

International Programmes
Save the Children (SCNL),
The Hague, Netherlands
Report to:
Head of Global Programmes
As Humanitarian advisor your main responsibility is to ensure a high level of expertise and quality in SCNL’s contribution to SCI’s humanitarian responses. Your tasks will include:
  • Coordination of emergency responses (at head office level) in cooperation with other relevant sections in SCNL
  • Development of, and technical inputs to, applications to institutional donors such as MFA and ECHO and other fundraising as requested.
  • Responsible for donor compliance throughout the entire programme management cycle.
  • Coordination of SHO action from beginning to end during acute emergencies.
  • Point person for MFA emergency desk in relation to the SCNL and SCI emergency responses
  • Responsible for coordinating efforts within the SCNL programme team concerning all different emergency tasks, including annual planning, acquisition, donor relations, network and innovation.
  • Participation in SCI Humanitarian Surge and Policy Working Groups and other relevant operational working groups – leading development of joint operational procedures for SCNL and SCI if and when relevant
  • Providing strategic input for SCNL MASP with regard to humanitarian strategy, linking to the SCI Humanitarian Strategy.
  • Responsible for overall administration related to humanitarian programs financed through SCNL
  • Support to Real Time Reviews related to SCI Emergency responses, and feeding back relevant learning points into SCNL strategic approaches to humanitarian programs.
  • Short-term assignments in emergencies if requested for by SCI, e.g. assessments and reviews, management capacity back stopping.
  • Representing SCNL position within both the Dutch Humanitarian sector as well as the International arena, including Save the Children International and alliance.
Key areas of accountability:
  1. Setting strategic direction of SCNL emergency responses, including SHO, DRA and Surge DRA (35%)
  2. Support to the Global Humanitarian strategy (25%)
  3. Development of humanitarian proposals and reporting and technical input on compliance (15%)
  4. Network and relations (25%)
As a colleague in our team, you will contribute to achieving our results with a positive and ambitious attitude. The ability to take responsibility while ensuring involvement and cooperation is also one of your key qualities. Furthermore, you have a strong political and cultural sensitivity with qualities of patience and diplomacy, and you know yourself to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes stressful working circumstances.
Your profile:
 On the technical side, we are looking for a candidate, who can tick off the majority of the bullets below:
  • Master level degree in social/political science or similar.
  • Significant programme implementation and management experience from a minimum of 10 years working with humanitarian operations.
  • Vast experience with preparing successful funding proposals for donors, including ECHO and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the DRA umbrella
  • Commitment to and understanding of the Child Rights Convention and Grand Bargain and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines, such as: Code of Conduct, Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings, INEE, SPHERE and Core Humanitarian Standard
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Knowledge of inter-agency coordination, including UN Cluster.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts
  • Experience in capacity building within the humanitarian sector/development programmes
  • A high level of written and spoken English. Skills in French and/or Arabic will be a strong asset  
Relations & cooperation:
  • Relations with the SHO, DRA and MFA
  • Responsible for the SCNL participation in the Humanitarian Surge and Policy WG 
  • Responsible for liaising with PMs, FPMs, MEAL adviser and TAs in SCNL and SCI
  • Must be able to advise the PMs on the development of reports to all relevant donors
Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct
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
Salary & benefits:
  • The initial contract will be for 1 year with the opportunity to extend based on good performance
  • Depending on experience and qualifications, the monthly gross salary range is 3038 to 4669 Euros (BBRA 11), based on a fulltime (38 hours per week) contract.
Are you enthusiastic about this job? Please send your detailed resume and motivational letter in English to [email protected] no later than 8th  of april 2018 and mention in the subject Application for Humanitarian Coordinator.
For more information about the position, please contact Jorieke Streef, Head of Global Programmes: +31(0)70. 338 4441