Save the Children Vacancy for Deployment Manager – Global Humanitarian Surge Platform (GHSP)

The role: Deployment Manager – Global Humanitarian Surge Platform (GHSP)
As part of our humanitarian ambition and 2030 global strategy, Save the Children is developing and implementing a new Surge Capacity Model to further improve the efficient deployment of high-quality surge staff to support the delivery of our Humanitarian Responses.
The Deployment Manager is a key role within the deployment management function of the new Global Humanitarian Surge Platform (GHSP) and will be responsible for:
• Ensuring the safe, rapid deployment of trained, pre-cleared humanitarian staff to all categories of humanitarian emergencies;
• Providing a quality and timely service to meet the surge capacity needs of response teams;
• Implementing fit for purpose, end-to-end deployment systems and processes;
• Providing direct line management to a cohort of Humanitarian Surge Team staff (HSTs).
The Deployment Manager will work closely with other GHSP staff and will build strong relationships Regional and Country Office staff involved in Humanitarian Response; and will also liaise with other key stakeholders across SCI and Save the Children Members.
Qualifications and experience 
• Educated to first degree level or relevant commensurate professional experience
• Experience in a management position and of managing a team of remotely located, staff with cross functional specialisms with demonstrable cultural sensitivity
• Field based management experience gained within multiple emergency response contexts, grounded in pragmatic and solution orientated outcomes
• Prior experience working in challenging circumstances (including long hours at little or no notice in the event of a major, sudden onset emergency)
• Dedicated people manager, competent in coaching and mentoring others, with the ability to provide personal support to a diverse cohort of humanitarian staff
• Ability to engage and influence senior decision makers within a humanitarian response
• Experience of ensuring adherence to organisational policy, practice and systems which ensures compliance with legal/regulatory requirements and organisational risk management standards.
• Experience as a champion and advocate of good Child Safeguarding and Anti-Harassment practice.
• Demonstrable planning and co-ordination skills.
• Proven ability to drive continuous improvement and develop new ways of working.
• Highly developed relationship building, influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills.
• Adaptable working style; effective when working in situations that may appear ambiguous.
• Clear thinker who remains calm and focused when working under pressure, with experience in delivering results in exceptional circumstances.
• Ability to communicate fluently in English (both verbal and written).
• Quality focused with strong attention to detail.
• Fluency in languages other than English, particularly French, Arabic and Spanish.
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
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


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Date advertised: 6 Feb 2019

Closing date: 20 Feb 2019

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-timeApply Now