Humanitarian Director - Ethiopia Country Office

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 12 Mar 2021

Humanitarian Director - Ethiopia Country Office

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, provide leadership and strategic direction to all programmatic aspects of Save the Children humanitarian and emergency responses in Ethiopia. Ensure programme activities are effective and meet long-term goals and objectives of Save the Children, its donors, and the target populations. Ensure immediate and appropriate response to children's needs during humanitarian crises. Ensure cross sector collaboration among technical units. Ensure high-quality funding proposals are produced and donor-reporting requirements are adhered to and are of the highest standard. Ensure 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.

As member of the SLT, the position holder is also expected to play a significant role in ensuring gender equity among staff is maintained across the organization.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required, Masters degree preferred
  • Recommended minimum of 8 years' experience in humanitarian programme management, preparedness and response in several fragile or complex contexts
  • 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 and the humanitarian architecture
  • 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 English, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

Contract duration:2 years

Location: Ethiopia

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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 careers

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.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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