Deadline: 18 October, 2020

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania

Save the Children is seeking to fill the role of Refugee Response Manager.

Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.


  • Assume overall management of the Kigoma regional refugee response in collaboration with the deputy director of programme operations/emergency response TL
  • Manage multiple grants (across thematic sectors), ensuring strict compliance of programme activities with Save the Children national and global policies and procedures and with relevant donor regulations and agreements, SPHERE guidelines and the NGO code of conduct
  • Support action plans to ensure an effective refugee response and in flagging needed steps towards a smooth transition to an eventual recovery/phase out status
  • Ensure Save the Children participates and leads interagency assessments to update new opportunities for programme development and funding
  • In coordination with the deputy director of programme operations, award manager, report and proposal coordinator and PDQ, ensure the preparation of timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements
  • Closely monitor the changing humanitarian context in Kigoma region and the situation in Burundi and regularly share updates with the country office and SC Burundi/Rwanda for informed decision making and guidance on response planning, and implementation
  • Proactively identify risks, monitor actions and update the humanitarian response risk register for sharing with the country office on monthly basis
  • Establish project monitoring plans and systems for identifying and tracking the indicators and develop processes/procedures and forms to support monitoring and inform learning
  • Ensure optimal safety and security management procedures and practices are in place for the Refugee response programme and continually monitor the safety and security situation, adapting staff safety and security procedures accordingly in collaboration and cooperation with the deputy director of programme operations/emergency response TL (country security focal point)
  • Ensure strong accountability for humanitarian response


  • BA/BSc in relevant disciplines (or equivalent field experience)
  • Extensive experience of working in a management role within a complex country programme in a refugee response or fragile state
  • Experience in managing a refugee response programme at local level with limited facilities
  • Management experience of multinational, multisector team
  • Experience in managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes
  • Experience in working as a national or local level representative with key stakeholders
  • Experience in developing and negotiating successful partnerships with local partners and institutional donors
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational level
  • 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 working circumstances

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