The Job Vacancy Role Purpose
The following are the job vacancy role purposes:
- As a member of the Nigeria programme Senior Management Team the humanitarian programme director will lead on the strategic direction of the response to the crisis in North East Nigeria and will be accountable for ensuring that the response reaches out to as many children in need as safety and resources will allow in a cost effective manner with high quality programmes.
- S/he will ensure that this is achieved through a well managed team of experienced managers, support staff and technical advisers and will seek the required funding support through high level lobbying and advocacy with Save the Children members, all strategic coordination bodies within Nigeria and all potential donors.
Scope of Role The Job Vacancy
- Reports to: The Country Director
- Budget Responsibilities: approx. USD 30 million (current portfolio: 31.8 million USD). The portfolio and budget responsibilities will vary with the expansion or contraction of the programme in the long-term.
Key Areas Of Accountability
Humanitarian Vision and Strategy:
- To lead on the production of a humanitarian Strategy and that this is reviewed on an annual basis and documented each year by mid-February.
- Ensure that the annual humanitarian strategic plan is informed by the 3 pillars of Save the Children’s Global and Country Strategy plans which aim to ensure that all children will survive, be protected and have access to an education.
- Indicate within the annual strategy intentions for geographical targeting and reach and thus numbers of children to be reached.
- Define within the plan a clear strategy for different approaches to work that may be adopted separately or severally whether through partners, direct implementation or through advocacy.
- Engagement with strategics level coordination groups for the humanitarian response within Abuja
- Ensuring on-going analysis of humanitarian trends in the northeast to develop early warning signals for a proactive rather than a reactive humanitarian programme.