Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Humanitarian Officer, as a member of the Humanitarian Response Unit (HRU), plays strategic and operational roles in ensuring that Save the Children Philippines’ (SCP) capacity in responding to natural, human-induced, armed conflict, and health emergency crisis are in place. He/she is also expected to collaborate with different units and field offices on strengthening SCP’s delivery of humanitarian work through partner organizations and cash programming. The post holder is accountable for delivering quality-driven capacity building activities for personnel of SCP and partner organizations.
The Humanitarian Officer is accountable for monitoring risks and the timely, quality delivery of humanitarian programming to most vulnerable children in crisis-affected areas. He/she will ensure that appropriate response to children’s needs are provided efficiently, safely and securely. He/she will be involved on humanitarian advocacy work, media and donor engagement to raise the profile of a crisis and the children’s issues. He/she will ensure that Save the Children movement and donors are kept abreast through quality communication and donor compliance materials. The post holder is also expected to represent SCP in different inter-agency coordination mechanisms, including the representation to the education cluster, to which SCP is a co-lead.
As a Save the Children staff, the Humanitarian Officer is expected to abide to the safeguarding framework of the organization, adheres to the Do No Harm and other humanitarian principles and standards, and ensures that children’s rights are protected at all times.