Programme Manager (Humanitarian)

Save the Children Netherlands is looking for a Programme Manager (Humanitarian). Maternity Cover, 1st January 2020 - 30th May 2020) (32 - 38 hours per week – tbd)

The organisation
Save the Children helps children in need. We give children in the world a healthy start, the chance to learn, and protection from injustice and danger.  We do whatever it takes to improve the lives of children, and thereby also the future of our world.

Save the Children is there where children need us: in communities in 124 countries with around 27.000 local staff members. The save the Children Netherlands office is based in The Hague with ca. 76 staff members working in the International Programme department, the Netherlands Programme department, Lobby & Advocacy, Communications, Fundraising, Finance and Control departments and a Secretariat.

Place in the organisation
You will be working in the Humanitarian team, an ambitious team of 7 staff members. The team contributes to Save the Children Netherlands by managing its project portfolio and realising efficient and effective cooperation with Save the Children International (SCI) country offices and partner organisations. The project management team is part of the International Programme Department (consisting of 23 staff) in Save the Children Netherlands. The Save the Children office is based in The Hague.

The position
The Program Manager Humanitarian will manage several humanitarian programmes for Save the Children Netherlands, both in collaboration with Country Offices and other Save the Children Member Offices. In addition to this, you’re actively involved in humanitarian acquisition for (non-) institutional donors and will support the Humanitarian Coordinator and the team to realize Save the Children’s humanitarian strategic objectives.

The current portfolio consists mainly of humanitarian programs with a specific focus on Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support. You will also provide technical support in these areas where required, both in the programs that you manage as well as on programmes that are managed by colleagues. This may also include providing technical advice to our Lobby & Advocacy, Communication and Fundraising teams. Within SCNL you will coordinate with Technical Experts, Advocacy, MEAL and Finance staffs, to ensure team spirit and a well-aligned vision and position of SC within and towards the consortium.

You are a professional with a solid experience on humanitarian programming, including programme design and programme implementation. You demonstrate a sound understanding on how to secure humanitarian funding. You are skilled in ensuring high quality programme design and implementation based on thorough analysis. You have experience and knowledge on Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and preferably also on MHPSS programs in emergencies (cross-cutting across several sectors). You perform well under pressure and you are eager to further build your network, strengthening existing relations with both the donor, our countries as well as with other partners in the humanitarian sector.

Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Responsible for oversight of the programmes in your portfolio, with a particular focus on Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and MHPSS, including:
  • Ensuring good quality programme planning and implementation, including guidance and support to Save the Children Country Offices
  • Process awards in Save the Children’s international and national database systems
  • In collaboration with the Finance Team and Country Offices, monitor expenditure and propose amendments to budgets and ensure the allocation of resources according to the budget
  • Ensure donor compliance and timely quality reporting on behalf of Save the Children
  • Responsible for coordination with other staff in SCNL, such as MEAL, L&A, TA and Finance staffs for the quality of your programs.
  • Provide technical support on Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, including MHPSS, to humanitarian programs managed by other colleagues
  • Actively exploring opportunities for additional/new funding of humanitarian programming and responsible for successful submission of proposals to a variety of donors
  • Master’s degree in a study related to the job profile (e.g. International Development Studies, Child Rights, Political Science, Humanitarian Law).
  • At least 4 years or relevant work experience in the humanitarian sector
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Strong program management skills. Experience managing programs in complex humanitarian settings
  • You have solid experience with preparing successful funding proposals for a variety of donors. (including MFA)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Professional attitude, highly motivated and excellent team player
  • Flexible and a hands-on approach
  • You have a qualified nationality or permit to work in The Netherlands
  • At least 3 years of field experience, with experience in managing CPiE programs on the ground
  • Experience managing humanitarian innovation programs
  • Residency in or around The Hague 

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure. Candidates will also be expected to participate in the application for a ‘Declaration of Behavior’.
We offer:
 Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.
The vacancy is for 32-38 hours per week for a maternity cover of 5 months (1st January 2020 – 31st May 2020). We offer a salary following the government (BBRA) salary scales, scale 10, with a  minimum of EUR 2.683,91 and a maximum of EUR 4.313,89 based on a 38 hour working week.
To apply:
For questions about the position, please contact Caroline Scheffer at 070 338 44 48, email: [email protected].

For questions about the application process, please contact Sayonara Kartawirja, HR Advisor at 070 338 4448, [email protected].

You can apply for the position no later than 10th November  2019 by sending your C.V. and a motivation letter to [email protected] with the subject line Programme Manager. The first round of interviews will take place on 14th November 2019. A reference check may be requested.
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