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Save the Children is seeking a Humanitarian Director



The role

As key staff of the DRC Country Office, provide leadership and strategic direction to all programmatic aspects of Save the Children humanitarian and emergency response in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The role holder will focus on advocacy, representation, policy, proposal and budget development, categorization of emergencies and to lead the DRC’s Humanitarian CAT-2 Strategy. He will collaborate with the Program Operations Director, the Field Managers, Technical Advisors and other functions in the Country Office to ensure that resources are allocated to make sure that a timely and efficient response is delivered.

The role holder will also ensure immediate and appropriate response to children’s needs during humanitarian crises as well as cross sector collaboration among technical units. They will ensure funding proposals are produced and donor reporting requirements are adhered to, and are of the highest standard and that Save the Children’s commitment to improving quality and accountability in humanitarian work is upheld, and complies with all relevant policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety.

In addition, they will represent Save the Children at high level donor meetings and where emergency refugee programing is concerned, ensuring an appropriate role on the accountability and activity matrix for each humanitarian programme.

All the East Programing aligned to the CAT-2 Strategy. As such, the role holder will line manage the Field Managers.

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required, Master’s degree preferred;
  • Recommended minimum of 8 years’ experience in humanitarian programme management, preparedness and response in several fragile or complex contexts – the DRC or East Africa working experience is an advantage;
  • Significant experience of managing logistics, security and operations;
  • Understanding of international humanitarian aid systems and agencies;
  • Experience of working in insecure environments;
  • Ample knowledge of humanitarian response and transitional program concepts, policies, frameworks, strategies and components, as well as development concepts and frameworks;
  • Extensive on the ground experience in multi-sectoral humanitarian response, including food aid programs;
  • Experience in logistics management;
  • Solid budgeting skills and knowledge of key donor regulations;
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching;
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s practices and procedures and ways of working with children;
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
  • Fluency in French and English, both verbal and written;
  • Competency in local language is preferred but not required;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.


  • Experience in DRC and/or with Save the Children.

Contract length: 24 months

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.

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

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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.

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