United Arab Emirates: Communications Manager, fluent in English and Arabic, Resident in UAE

Organization: Humanitarian Leadership Academy
Country: United Arab Emirates
Closing date: 15 Sep 2016


Communications Manager

Dubai, UAE

6 month contract

Consultancy Fee Range: GBP250 – GBP275 per working day

The role

As Communications Manager you will ensure visibility of the Academy in the UAE and the Middle East, and to bring about coherence and consistency of the brand in all documentation pertaining to the Academy in the region. You will improve the delivery of the communication functions in all of our programmes in the Middle East, as well as to improve the position the Academy’s brand and acceptance within the region and towards key stakeholders.

The Academy
We are a new global start-up networked organisation whose mission is to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries. We work with organisations from the not-for-profit, public and private sector, technology industry and universities to help local communities across the world to become more resilient in the face of disaster.

For a full copy of the job description and for more information on the Academy, please visit our website here: http://bit.ly/CommsME

About you

To be successful, you will have significant experience working as a communications or media specialist within a credible media organisation or humanitarian / development agency and will bring experience of developing comms materials in both Arabic and English. You will bring an excellent understanding of communications, media and campaigning activities within the Middle East, alongside being an excellent networker with innovative ideas and creative approaches to challenges.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying, please submit a CV via e-mail to b.khair-mountain@humanitarian.academy

Closing date for applications: 15th September 2016

South Sudan: Field Operations Finance Manager

Organization: Save the Children
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 08 Sep 2016

Field Operations Finance Manager

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil 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.

Role Purpose:

The jobholder will be responsible for managing the zonal and area finance function by maintaining effective financial controls of all the financial matters in the zonal operational operations. He/she will further be responsible for providing financial information, technical support and inputs to planning, accounting and reporting processes, undertaking financial analysis to enable the zonal management team, budget holders, and partners perform strong financial management by making informed decision in programme implementation and follow up.

In addition, the position is responsible for taking initiatives to ensure that funds are used in the best possible way by maintaining, improving and enforcing adherence and compliance with Save the Children International South Sudan internal control systems, managing and building the capacity of Save the Children International South Sudan staff and partners.

Contract Duration: 2 years

Location: South Sudan

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelors' Degree in Business Administration or finance management or professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA, ICSA etc. or the equivalent accrued working experience in a related position. Post Graduate training in development Studies, social sciences, Project management and Community Development is an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years' experience in management position and relevant experience supervising community based social development projects with International NGO's particularly those addressing human/children's rights and those applying partnership approaches is desirable
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Governments.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


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

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'MKogi.51010.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com'