Libya Response Team Leader

Cairo | Cairo

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises. Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15, 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 6 months

The role The Team Leader will help manage a programme of partnership work in Libya, operating out of our Egypt country programme offices in Cairo. Working closely with and supported by the Egypt Country Director and members of the Senior Management Team, the team leader will assure high levels of political, social, and economic understanding of the local context to inform the strategic direction of work in child protection, health and education. The team leader will ensure regular and appropriate needs assessments, and ensure that our response is carried out in strict adherence to humanitarian principles, Save the Children policies and procedures, and donor regulations. The post holder will play a key role in identifying and overseeing any scale-up of our work in Libya beyond the current phase, to increase impact and enable positive change for children.

Qualifications and experience

Essential * Master's level in International Relations or equivalent experience in the sector * Significant experience in a management role within a complex country programme (preferably in a Middle Eastern context) designing programmes, managing programme teams and project management * Demonstrable familiarity with the requirements of a range of donors in the planning, securing and managing of donor funding * Experience of working on a humanitarian response preferably in a leadership position * Experience of working in an insecure environment preferably in a leadership position * Demonstrable familiarity with M&E and beneficiary accountability systems in complex programmes and with programme partners * Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy * A high level of written and spoken English


Fluent in Arabic

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Save the Children
  • Location: Cairo | Cairo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-22

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