11 Jan 2019

Save the Children Jobs in Ethiopia : Emergency Shelter_Nfi Programme Officer

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Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.


Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.


Job Title Emergency Shelter_NFI Programme Officer


Code 001
Place of Work Lege Heda and Sewena
Programme/Unit Emergency shelter response
Monthly Salary in ETB As per the organization Scale
No. of Positions 2 (one)
Reports to H & N coordinator
Length of Contract 6 month




The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the coordination and implementation of SCI programs related to Shelter and Non- Food Items (NFIs) in targeted areas.




·         Monitor and implement Shelter, NFIs, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), including targeting, registration, verification, distribution, and follow up, in coordination with sectors and relevant stakeholders while monitoring consistency with save the children internationals’ strategic objectives and approaches.

·         Coordinate the release of emergency items from SCI warehouses upon receiving verification by the field teams. Support dispatch of shelter/NFIs stocks, ensuring completion, accurate record keeping, and follow up on issues.

·          Maintain a register of distributions of relief items, ensuring that dates of collection, number and type of items, locations where the items will be utilized, and targeted beneficiary numbers are properly accounted.

·          Support procurement processes by providing relevant documentation and pipeline projections for shelter/NFIs in coordination with  SCI procurement and logistics team; monitor stock levels against the prepositioning plan and the maintenance of adequate levels in the SCI warehouse/s.

·          Participate in needs assessments, in coordination with sectors and relevant stakeholders, and draft assessment reports, analyses and recommendations for future programming.

·          Draft distribution reports, including analysis and recommendations. Provide technical support, in coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation unit, for post-distribution monitoring exercises, and draft Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) reports accordingly, taking into account lessons learned for following rounds of assistance.

·          Coordinate timely and effective distribution of assistance through evidence-based selection criteria and the relevant sector coordination mechanism that operates at the federal and the state level, while considering participatory community based approaches.

·          Provide information and input on emergency response actions and assist in developing transition from emergency response to longer-term shelter recovery programming in close consultation with Programme Coordinator and relevant focal agencies and government representatives for early recovery.

·          Maintain contact and share information with the shelter/NFIs and WASH sector. Attend all coordination meetings relevant to the sectors.

·         Monitor the day-to-day implementation of project activities including compliance with the workplan, project documents, and SCI rules, regulations, policies and guidelines. Identify and document significant project events, decisions, problems or deviations. Contribute technical inputs for the preparation of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relevant to the emergency response.

·         Work in close collaboration with the Project Development Quality Unit (PDQ) and provide the necessary timely information for the development of donor reports and the drafting of project proposals. Assist in planning and organizing donor visits to implementation sites, follow up on administrative and logistical arrangements, and maintain contact with donors.

·          In close coordination with the Project Development Quality Unit (PDQ), assist in the preparation of factsheets, press releases and other visibility materials that highlight project successes for wider internal and external audiences.

·         Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit to implement sound monitoring and evaluation mechanisms in all areas of planning and intervention during shelter and NFIs programming.

·         Contribute to the integration of priority cross-cutting issues in shelter, NFIs and cash needs assessment, response, planning and monitoring (e.g. age, diversity, environment, gender, protection, HIV/AIDS and human rights).

·         Provide technical support to implementing partners in the field on shelter and NFIs and reporting as required.

·         Undertake regular field visits to monitor project activities and to provide information and support with respect to project management and internal procedures.

Perform such other duties as maybe assigned

 Job Requirement




·  B.A/B.Sc University degree in Social Sciences, Disaster Management, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience.


• 0-2 years of experience or equivalent combination

• Operational field experience is required;

• Emergency experience preferred;

• Experience in project implementation and management, monitoring and reporting;

• Knowledge of the region/area is an advantage;


Knowledge of working area language is Mandatory

Desirable Competencies:


• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience; • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

How to Apply

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through [email protected]   before Jan 21, 2019

a.     A CV (not more than 3 pages)

b.     A cover letter (not more than one page)

c.     A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

 Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.

 Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children. We undertake rigorous procedures during the recruitment process including background checks to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will therefore be subject to this scrutiny.

In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview.

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