Field Manager-Aden/Lahj

The Opportunity

The Field Manager (FM) for Aden/Lahj is a high-level complex role. Aden/Lahj has a significant portfolio (12 million +) spread across the two governorates. Additionally two large education projects operate from Aden in Al Dahle and Abyan governorates. The security context in these areas can be volatile and the team is large. The FM role of Aden/Lahj is a complex one, focusing on both internal and external leadership. Internally the role has responsibility for oversight, strategic development and overall management of all Save the Children International (SCI) programmes within Aden and Lahj. Managing a team of approx. 150 staff including 10 direct reports. The role also works closely with Project Directors of large projects and with the Country Office, working cross functionally as well as with their direct line manager – Deputy Director of Program Operations - to ensure strategic support, advocating for Aden/Lahj needs and direction and escalating when appropriate. 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. 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.

Externally, this role is expected to be a strong representative for SCI within the Aden based coordination mechanisms, including INGO forums for the South (largely attended by Heads of Offices and CDs) and security forums. 

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.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, 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.
     
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
 
•    Education to Masters level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
Essential
•    Significant management experience working in an emergency response context or fragile states
•    Previous experience of managing a large team (70 + staff)
•    Previous experience of project management, including multi sector programmes for at least 6 years 
•    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 beneficiaries.
•    Previous experience managing a refugee response.
Desirable 
•    Multi-site management experience
•    UN agency, ECHO, USAID or FCDO programme management experience
•    National level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
•    Media trained
•    Arabic speaking and writing
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•    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 www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply
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•    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.
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•    All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
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•    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 www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply
•     
•    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.
•     
•    All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
    
 

Job description:

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Date advertised: 4 Oct 2021

Closing date: 18 Oct 2021 - 16:59 EDT

Location: Aden, Yemen

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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