Operations Advisor

Save the Children, Amman, Jordan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th November, 2017

Job Description

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15, 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

The role This role is responsible for providing support (program, management and operational) to a designated portfolio of countries & humanitarian responses in the Middle East and Eurasia region, as necessary and delegated by the Deputy Regional Director - Operations.

As a key member of the regional office operations team, the Operations Advisor is the regional office coordinating focal point for humanitarian and operational issues in designated countries (between key stakeholders within the country, the region, with Save the Children Members and with Save the Children centre). Key responsibilities include providing support to enable Country Offices (CO) to effectively deliver programmes, ensuring effective information flows between relevant parts of the organization, monitoring key performance indicators and supporting countries in adhering to established program quality and management standards and procedures.

The post-holder will work closely with relevant countries and support them in planning, resourcing, staffing and funding humanitarian response and development programmes and strategies, as well as support in the design and implementation of operations 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 advising and supporting countries in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children response programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children in the MEE region and will support in the strengthening of the operational capability of the region to respond effectively to both immediate acute and medium to longer term chronic needs.

Qualifications and experience

  • Substantial senior-level field experience in the humanitarian aid and development sector working in a senior humanitarian operations role in at least 2 different contexts
  • strong understanding of humanitarian context 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 dat
  • Effective leadership skills to support the Country and Regional senior management teams.
  • 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 50% travel)
  • Commitment to Save the Children's vision, mission and values


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