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Head of Humanitarian Programme at Save the Children, Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 120 countries around the world Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and) families help themselves. We work with other organizations governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children is looking for experienced development professionals to work within the Nigeria Country Programme.

Position: Head of Humanitarian Programme

The Humanitarian Manager provides support to all programmatic aspects of Save the Children humanitarian responses across the whole of Save the Children’s Nigeria program and specifically to the Humanitarian Response that Save the Children Nigeria is about to start to address the IDPs crisis in the North-Eastern State of Gombe

Key Areas of Accountability:

Among other responsibilities the incumbent will:

Humanitarian programming

Engage with identified partners in Gombe State to establish joint planning and contracting, in line with SCI guidelines and procedures and monitor the delivery of SC Nigeria humanitarian response to the IDPs crisis in the areas of Psychosocial support, Education in Emergencies and Chid Protection.

Build and lead a strong and cohesive humanitarian team

Capacity Building

Proactively identifies and documents capacity building needs related to humanitarian response, and helps to identify possible capacity building opportunities available.

Where possible, provide training on humanitarian response and related issues to field staff.

Oversee the delivery of agreed capacity building plans to develop the requisite humanitarian competencies in operational staff.


Ensure documentation of key lessons learnt from humanitarian responses, best practice and case studies to shape in-country strategies and programme approaches, and contributes to broader sector learning.

Pro-actively identify advocacy opportunities, case studies and research opportunities which link with wider organisational strategic objectives.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Experience

MA/MSc level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience, Previous experience of humanitarian programme management, preparedness and response in volatile contexts; Experience of managing multi-donor multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID and OFDA).


Media experience: Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant sahel region/context, Hausa speaker

Desirable experience and characteristics

Post-graduate qualification in Social Sciences; Public Health, or Nutrition or Food Security related relevant discipline or a First degree with a minimum of 16 years’ experience in relevant field:

How to Apply:

To Apply for this position, please follow the following link: https://www.savethechildren.net/jobs/job-details/3054 on or before 7th June 2016.

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