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Humanitarian Preparedness & Response Manager

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Humanitarian Preparedness & Response Manager

Job Type : Contract
Education Requirement : Bachelor Degree
Skills :
Experience : 5 to 7 years
Work Days : Monday To Friday
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The Opportunity

The Humanitarian Preparedness and Response Manager (HPRM) is responsible for strengthening the efforts conducted since 2019 to reinforce Myanmar's organisational capacity to plan and prepare for and capability to respond to humanitarian emergencies, within Save the Children and amongst our implementing and strategic partners and stakeholders.

The HPRM will provide management and coordination to humanitarian preparedness, lead on the development of key humanitarian partnerships, manage categorized emergency responses and support advocacy work.

In the event of a humanitarian emergency or a gap at a critical position in a humanitarian response area, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Key Responsibilities

Humanitarian Strategic

  • Work with area teams and CO support and programme functions to operationalise the Myanmar strategic humanitarian priorities developed as part of the strategy review process.
  • Support the National Director, Program Director and Head of Advocacy in the monitoring and analysis of humanitarian needs and context.
  • Support the Business Development unit in the identification of humanitarian and preparedness grant opportunities
  • Coordinate with Regional Office Humanitarian and MEAL units to identify key learning priorities from humanitarian interventions in Myanmar and widely disseminate them within Save the Children.
  • Lead on a review of the COVID-19 emergency response in Myanmar, identify key learning and disseminate them.

Humanitarian Preparedness

  • Support Business Continuity Plan, Resumption Plan and other plans and procedures required before, during and after emergencies.
  • Analyse relevance, feasibility and identify options for the establishment of a Rapid Response Mechanism in Northern Shan State and/or Rakhine State.
  • Build on the previous training of focal team members, including ERT, on Rapid Needs Assessments and other tools, principles and procedures in order to develop area/field level specific capacity in emergency preparedness planning and embed ownership.
  • Together with Supply Chain, Heads of Programs and Business Development and implementation of the existing stock prepositioning plans.

Humanitarian Response Management

  • Lead, manage and support the humanitarian response activities delivered by the COs' teams and its partners for Cat 3 & 4 interventions, in line with COs' strategies.
  • Coordinate with MEAL unit to ensure effective monitoring and accountability mechanisms are set up in emergency response and review, evaluate and share learning on all key humanitarian responses in country and ensure that lessons learned are incorporated into future analysis and programming
  • If requested by National Director, act up to cover temporary gaps at key management positions (Head of Area Office, etc.)

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. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

Closing Date for Application: 18 September 2020

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.

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