LAC Regional Humanitarian Director
Save the Children International (Save the Children)
Panama City (Panama)
Grade: Director and Top Executive
Closing soon: 12 Apr 2021
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Job Description

The Opportunity

If you are a passionate and experienced leader in the Humanitarian Field, and are interested in joining the independent organization, world-wide leader in the Child Rights sector, this opportunity is for you!

Save the Children International is recruiting a senior professional to join the organization to serve as Regional Humanitarian Director for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region.

The position could be based in Panamá, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, or Peru.

In the role you will provide vision and strategic direction for the humanitarian program portfolio in collaboration and close coordination with other Regional Senior Leadership Team members. You will drive Save the Children´s localization effort in the region and ensure humanitarian responses are high quality, gender-sensitive and responsive to needs across communities.

You will play a leading role in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency and recovery programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children, their families, and communities. You will advocate for the needs of children and adolescents in rapid-onset emergencies, complex long-term emergencies and in the Nexus to development.

We are looking for humanitarian professionals who have worked in a diverse set of humanitarian roles, have broad experience leading and managing humanitarian responses, as well as leading and participating in humanitarian coordination and advocacy fora. The candidate should have a deep understanding of humanitarian issues globally and of humanitarian needs in the region. He or she should be comfortable working at local, regional and international levels. A strong understanding of the needs of children in emergencies and of gender issues in humanitarian work is necessary.


In order to be successful you should bring/have:

  • Bachelor´s degree (required).

  • Master´s level degree (extremely desirable)

  • High level of written and spoken Spanish and English (French is desirable)

  • At least 10 years’ experience of working within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state setting; and/or extensive experience of setting up responses in out of area contexts (either where no SC presence or CO presence).

  • Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale/complex, first phase emergency response is essential.

  • Senior management experience of leading a diverse, multi-function and/or multi-sector team.

  • Experience of international level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN

  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult circumstances.

  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In a particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Send us your CV and a cover letter with your application and 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, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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