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Emergency technical programme managers

Save the Children International (SCI)

Function at HO

- Technical assistance in emergencies, disaster risk reduction, monitoring, evaluation, humanitarian capacity building and capture learnings.
- Special focus on child protection and children’s rights.
- The Technical Programme Manager will be a part of Save the Children´s Global Roster and also available to deploy to regional emergencies (see below).

Function in field

In conjunction with the response team leader ensure that the emergency response programme technical goals, objectives and policies are successfully implemented and monitored, the prioritized technical sectors/areas are included into the response and that programmes develop appropriately resulting in children enjoying improved access to their rights. The Technical Programme Manager oversees the technical or sector aspects of the Emergency Response, ensuring that technical programmes are integrated where appropriate.

Key accountabilities

- Design, develop and deliver child focused programmes of a high quality that contribute to Save the Children’s objectives for emergency response and ensure that child participation informs programme design where appropriate.
- In conjunction with the Deputy Response Team Leader and other members of the emergency management team, ensure that needs assessment are conducted in an utilizing a multi-sectoral approach
- Ensure that the different technical sectors are coordinated and support each other to optimize the response and ensure that children and their families are supported in best possible way.
- Ensure that the technical advisers and managers indicate to HR, Logistics, Finance and other relevant functions the planned requirements for programme design and implementation.
- Ensure that technical advisers and managers provide input into proposals where needed and appropriate.
- Ensure that technical advisers and managers coach and mentor local and national staff where appropriate.
- Monitor the situation of children in programme areas and ensure that programme activities adapt and develop to meet the changing needs of children and other stakeholders.
- If situation permits identify adequate partner organisations to deliver program and if necessary capacity build them accordingly.
- Provide effective and appropriate support and guidance to staff.
- Undertake other duties as required.
- Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child rights and safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

Core Competencies & Qualifications


- Knowledge in Child Protection, Child right´s, programming and mainstreaming
- Skills and experience in project/programme implementation, monitoring, review and evaluation preferably from a child rights focused approach in accordance with the CRC and international humanitarian law standards.
 - International experience of natural disasters or armed conflicts
- At least five years work experience
- Minimum 2 years international experience in designing and supporting the implementation emergency programmes.
- Experience of working in an insecure environment
- Broad understanding of all areas of emergency response sectors.
- Proven skills in project/programme design and management
- Proven skills in proposal development across major institutional donors
- Sound knowledge of rights based approaches to working with children and communities, and a creative and innovative approach to working on these issues with a proven commitment to child participation and empowerment methodologies.
- Substantial understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation as well as accountability towards donors and beneficiaries
- Proven skills in financial and staff management
- Very good communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
- Strong relationship building
- Good conceptual and analytical thinking
- Skills in developing others
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Swedish (Swedish is not required for all staff) and computer literate.
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
- Have undertaken Save the Children approved Safety & Security Training in accordance with member and Alliance required minimum standards (the training will be offered to accepted applicants)


-Ability to speak other international languages

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  • Additional location info Roaming – Country Office, other Field Location or Save the Children Sweden´s HO in Stockholm
  • Closing Date 18 Dec 2011

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