State Operations Manager needed at Save The Children
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Save the Children uses a holistic approach to help us achieve more for children, and to use our resources in an efficient and sustainable way. Save the Children comprises Save the Children International and 30 member organisations working to deliver change for children in 120 countries.
Job Title: State Operations Manager
Administration, Secretarial, NGO, Non-Profit
The incumbent will be responsible for the overall management of the field office. Key activities include the management of all support aspects, such as finance, administration, logistics and security; the management of support staff based in the field office, the management of security policy and representation of Save the Children.
3 years substantial experience of managing field based operations for a humanitarian, relief agency in rural volatile locations.
Ability to provide leadership and support to international and national staff working at a distance in remote locations.
Experience in the management of finance, logistics and administration: Broad based knowledge of field logistics including, radio communications, vehicle management, and stock control.
Very good understanding of budget and finance management.
Ability to demonstrate substantial experience in security management.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including a good track record of report-writing and consistent communications with line manager and with people whom s/he manages
Strong analytical and conceptual skills to think and plan strategically.
Excellent spoken and written English
French language proficiency including report writing.
Ability to network and advocate for children’s rights to local government authorities and others UN, other INGOs.
A working knowledge of the issues facing displaced people and host communities in regard to community integration and resettlement.
An appreciation of a consultative, team approach to decision making and the ability to lead a team.
Ability to work with limited supervision and use own initiative.
Experience of working in challenging, insecure areas and willingness to work and live in a rural environment.
Computer literate and knowledge of Word, Excel.
Experience in institutional strengthening of government and/or local NGOs.
Degree in development studies or sociology or any other development related studies.
Knowledge and experience of Child Rights Programming approaches.
An understanding of child protection issues and of the impact of violence and displacement upon children and communities. Knowledge of Hausa spoken
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