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Save The Children International seeks to recruit a humanitarian programme manager – Burkina Faso

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Expérience5 à 10 ans
FonctionsGestion de projets/programmes
Secteurs d’activitéDroits humains

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The role :

The Humanitarian Programme Manager (HPM) will be the humanitarian response advisor for SCI Burkina Faso’s humanitarian portfolio, particularly the Category 3 IDP crisis in North Burkina and any other humanitarian award, making sure that the overall humanitarian work is implemented in a timely and quality manner in line with SCI’s humanitarian standard operating procedures and mandate.

The post-holder will ensure that humanitarian programmes delivered are to the appropriate scale, scope, quality and accountability expected of Save the Children, and incorporate a child focused lens. The HPM, will be reporting to the Deputy Country Director Programme and working closely with the Country Director for the role of advocacy and representation and and other key departments, such as OPS, PDQ, Awards, Finance, HR and Safety and Security as well as the implementing field teams, particularly Supply chain.

The HPM is responsible for identifying needs and resources and elaborating programmatic, operational , leadership recommendations and proposal for the emergency response in line with Save the Children national and global priorities. In so doing, the HPM will ensure that all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies are in place. The post holder will play a leading role in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children.

The HPM will also be expected to play a role and work in collaboration with the Regional Office, SCI Centre and SC Member advisors, in close cooperation with the Deputy Country Director Programme and Awards Manager, to support the organisational strategy, as well as humanitarian capacity building, policy & advocacy initiatives and fundraising.

The HPM will ensure the implementation of SCI Burkina Faso’s emergency preparedness, plans, sectoral and multi-sectoral assessments (often with the UN and other NGOs), humanitarian programme and project design and implementation in all humanitarian sectors: Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Education in Emergencies, and Food Security and Livehoods. WASH, gender and resilience activities and programmatic considerations must be integrated throughout our programming.


Contract length : Upon funding availability :

The Organisation :

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030 :

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday ;
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that ;
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Application Information :

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at here

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

Qualifications and experience :

Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience


Essential :

  • Strong language skills in French and English ;
  • Extensive experience of working internationally in humanitarian programmes, preferably in West and Central Africa context ;
  • Previous experience of managing and supporting programme teams in emergency response is essential ;
  • Previous experience of managing a multi-sector across multiple locations ;
  • Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID, WFP, BPRM and OFDA) as well as other awards, including transitional phase types of award that contribute to the nexus of humanitarian and development work ;
  • Security management experience in volatile security environments ;
  • Commitment to, thorough understanding of, and able to train staff in participation and accountability approaches ;
  • Demonstrated ability to contributing to setting up monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes ;
  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity of non-humanitarian team ;
  • Proven ability of mentoring and coaching ;
  • Experience of senior level representation ;
  • Experience in developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors ;
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports ;
  • Excellent communication skills ;
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level ;
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of tolerance, respect of diversity, patience, tact and diplomacy ;
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances ;
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

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