Field Manager

 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. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children International seeks to always be a child-safe organization by fulfilling its obligations to the community and through programme implementation carried out by the organization for safeguarding children and improve their living standards of the child.


Position: Field Manager

Location: Aden Office  

Contract Length: 1 year

The Opportunity:


Aden is a complex location deemed critical to the overall work of SCI in Yemen. The FM would be expected to take on both internally and externally facing responsibilities including working closely with local authorities to secure access and ensure appropriate permits are sought after, overseeing the implementation of multi-location and multi sector awards, managing a diverse team and working closely with counterparts and line manager to raise awareness and report on challenges, delays, or emerging risks. The FM manages all PMs, Human Resources, Logistics, Security, Representation and Advocacy.\ and works under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Program Operations (DDPO). In fulfilling his/her responsibilities, including budget holding, s/he will work with other senior managers to ensure programs are carried out in line with SCI’s country and global priorities. The FM will be able to both hold others to account for delivery of their job roles, but also themselves be accountable for their key deliverables and deadlines.

SCI is a 'dual mandate' organisation and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work.  SCI strives to ensure the fundamental rights of children, such as survival, safety, constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed. As part of a commitment to working with children through humanitarian interventions SCI support programmes in both sudden onset and chronic emergency situations.

At times, given the context of Yemen, the FM will be expected to work outside the normal role profile to reflect the elevated inputs required in responding to an emergency and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Reports to: Deputy Director of Programme Operations – (DDPO)

Dimensions:  Save the Children Currently works in 9 governorates throughout Yemen with the Country office located in Sana’a, and six Field Offices: Aden and Lahj, Hodeida, Hajjah, Sa’ada, Taiz, and two sub-offices Amran & Sana’a and Ibb. Save the Children Yemen delivers child centred programmes on child protection, food security and livelihoods, Health and nutrition, WASH, Education, and Child Rights Governance.

Staff directly reporting to this post: Aden and Lahj Field Office staff.


  • The operational planning of activities for the overall implementation of SCI’s activities in Aden and Lahj Field Office.
  • Effectively using support services (Supply Chain, Admin, HR, and Finance) to undertake key activities and work cooperatively with all Program Managers (PM) to ensure all activities run efficiently, effectively and of the highest quality.
  • Working with the DDPO and Technical Advisers (TA) to support the development of SCIs Yemen response strategy, Field Office Response Strategy, the master budget and results framework.
  • Contribute to high quality concept notes and proposal development.
  • Prepare and oversee programme operations to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against log-frames, individual performance management work-plans).
  • Oversee the monitoring of, and regular reporting on, all Awards managed in the FO ensuring the highest level of integrity, accountability, and program quality.
  • Ensure that all reports, whether internal or external, are high quality and submitted on time.   
  • Oversee multi-agency coordination in designated FO area and lend support to overall interagency clusters where appropriate.
  • Develop and implement an effective safety and security management plan for offices within the FO ensuring these are revised at regular intervals to reflect changing and emerging security situations.
  • Ensure all new programmes are developed reflecting and taking into consideration the changing security environment and associated contingencies are robust.
  • Manage logistics processes to ensure procurement, storage, and distribution of stock, supplies and services of high quality and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure adequate staffing and staff structure for the FO in consultation with Programme development and Quality (PDQ) and Operations teams reflecting the real needs and effective efficient implementation of programs.  Support FO recruitment mechanisms ensuring effective performance management processes are in place and utilised.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the SCI standards, Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.


Capacity Building: 

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for SCI staff in the FO.
  • Implement a partnership strategy, ensuring implementing partners are selected and assessed in accordance with SCI procedures.
  • Develop an appropriate partner capacity building strategy, identifying areas where partners can build SCI capacity.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning: 

  • Ensure SCI's work is coordinated with the respective Government authorities, other agencies a local community in the respective FO location,
  • Take a leadership role within Interagency Coordination forums, ensuring the needs of children are being addressed.
  • Identify opportunities and material to contribute to communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.


Programme Quality: 

  • Ensure accountability to beneficiaries and humanitarian principles are mainstreamed in all programmes.
  • Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Accountability Lessons Learned (MEAL) Advisor to ensure MEAL staff are appropriately utilised to strengthen community engagement, analyse and share data and discover and disseminate lessons learned within the FO and address CO reporting requirements.


  • Ensure that all staff comply with SCI policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the security, health, and wellbeing of all staff.
  • Ensure that staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect SC's principles of equity and fairness.

Responsible for coordinating and supporting visa processing, securing sub agreements, and supporting administration on international travels for expert staff.




  • Should be at least 5 years experience in similar role has context menu
  • Significant management experience working in an emergency response context or fragile states.
  • Education to master’s level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience.
  • Previous experience of managing a large team (50 -150 staff).
  • Previous experience of project management, including multi sector programmes.
  • Budget management experience including institutional donors. 
  • Security management experience in insecure environments.
  • Field level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN.
  • Demonstrable experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • A high level of written and spoken English.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and 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 to 


  • Previous experience managing a refugee response. Understanding of major donor compliance regulations.




Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at


Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply


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13 Nov 2023

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