Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager

The Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager (EPR Manager) supports the delivery of SC Uganda Emergence Preparedness and Response. His/her main focus is developing Emergence Preparedness and Contingency Plans and Emergence response management in close cooperation with all Country Office Departments.

The EPRManager coordinates and collaborates with PDQ, Finance and Program Operation departments to ensure quality and accountability in humanitarian work, and complies with all relevant standards, policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safe programming, health and safety, and donor compliance.



  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree or higher or equivalent field experience
  • Experience of working within and managing emergency responses or fragile state setting; and/or extensive experience of setting up responses.
  • Project and budget management, and budgeting skills.
  • Experience of managing different donor projects.
  • Experience in representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic 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 and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC.
  • Good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


  • Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability systems.
  • Experience of working in insecure environments.
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments.

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 realize 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 careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application closes on 12th March 2021 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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