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HUMANITARIAN ACTION – Save the Children Denmark is looking for a Humanitarian Surge Team


Save the Children Denmark (SCD)


Lørdag, 24. juni 2017 - 23:55


Humanitarian Surge Team



Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children living in some of the most challenging humanitarian contexts around the globe? Do you have previous Field Manager experience, and significant experience working with Cash Transfer Programmes (CTP) and/or Humanitarian Partnerships? Then here is your opportunity to become part of one of the world’s leading child rights-based organizations.


Save the Children Denmark (SCD) is looking for experienced, humanitarian professionals to join our Humanitarian Surge Team (HST), to be deployed continuously during the contract period.  Assignments include global emergency responses, assessments and short-to-medium term assignments for Save the Children International (SCI) in natural disasters, fragile states and complex emergencies.  You will become part of a diverse team of HSTs stationed globally, with a solid link to our Danish office, where you will enjoy strong support and collaboration with your colleagues and leaders, and become part of an ambitious and driven team of professionals. 

We are currently looking for the following Operational/ Field Management profiles:

1.   Field Manager(s) with significant experience in Cash Transfer Programmes (CTP): SC is increasingly applying child focused cash transfer programmes in humanitarian responses. This role will become part of SCD and SCI’s joint capacity to support the operational delivery, as well as undertake other relevant programme manager roles at field level.

2.   Field Manager(s) with vast experience from engagement with local partners and responding to emergencies in complex emergencies: The partnership work is guided by SC’s Partnership Principles of value driven and empowering relationships, transparency, accountability and mutual benefit. This role will become part of SCD and SCI’s joint capacity to support partnerships management (with strong emphasis on civil society), as well as undertake programme management and remote management roles at field level, in highly complex situations.

For more information about the roles for individual deployments, please review the relevant, standard job descriptions for the above roles at the following links:

Roles are amended after contexts, and may overlap and be at different levels, pending the SCI requests/nature of the particular emergency.


We expect that you hold a Master level degree in Social/Political Science with focus on Humanitarian studies or similar. In addition to your technical skillset, we are looking for a candidate, who has proven experience in the following areas:

·      Minimum 3 years of solid field experience, including first phase emergency response experience, in complex humanitarian contexts.

·      Knowledge of and ability to apply current international humanitarian policy agendas, approaches and global standards for humanitarian action

·      Proven experience of working with local communities and partners in humanitarian settings, as well as remote management

  • Understanding of field level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN and donors
  • Preferable work experience from migration and displacement settings.
  • Excellent people, networking and diplomacy skills. You thrive in diverse teams.
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • A high level of written and spoken English and preferably Danish. French and/ or Arabic speaking an asset.
  • Solid experience working in highly insecure and volatile areas.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

You are very strong when operating in ambiguous and uncertain circumstances and you are comfortable navigating in changing contexts.  You are flexible, adaptable and accommodating in new environments and in sometimes pressed working conditions.  You are confident in new situations and with sometimes vaguely defined tasks – you do not mind creating order and structure yourself.  You can quickly assess the need in a complex situation, you take the initiative to get things done and you make solid decisions with limited information.   You are resilient, but you are aware of your own limitations and how to manage them.  You thrive best in a team of diverse colleagues, and can quickly build rapport and strong working relationships.  Motivating others to get onboard, sharing knowledge and building the capacity of others is rewarding for you.


Please visit the link below to apply:



Attach both an up to date CV as well as a cover letter describing your motivation for the role(s).  Please indicate in the application, whether you are applying for the Field Manager with Cash Transfer Program experience, or the Field Manager with Humanitarian Partnerships experience – or both.

The deadline for applications is 24 June 2017. Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis, so please apply as soon as possible.

For more information about the role(s), please contact Head of Humanitarian section Alice Moltke Ladekarl, [email protected] or +45 23626393

Save the Children Denmark wants to promote equality and diversity. We encourage all qualified to apply for the position - regardless of ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age.


Save the Children Denmark (Red Barnet) is a non-governmental humanitarian organization working to realize children’s rights in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Save the Children Denmark is a member of the Save the Children International, which works in 120 countries.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


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