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Recovery Officer

Save the Children

Applications closed Monday, 19 June 2023

● Exciting new opportunity to work with humanitarian organizations

● Contract full-time position open to Vanuatu Citizens only

● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands

● Salary VUV1.2m-2.m /Annual

The Organisation

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit. We’re ambitious, creative, and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from abuse & violence. We’ve been working in Vanuatu for more than 25 years supporting the community in areas of health, community education and training, community development, water supply resource development, pre-school education and direct promotion of children’s rights.

The Position

The Recovery Officer will be supporting and coordinating all aspects of Save the Children’s TC Judy and Kevin recovery efforts and implementation. The successful candidate will work closely with stakeholders, including local governments, NGOs, and communities, to implement effective recovery strategies and project activities that support the needs of disaster-affected populations. The Recovery Officer will support all activities under Save the Children’s Recovery work, working along side the Recovery Manager on Program Implementation plans – activities on ground and procurement.

Save the Children's Recovery Plan includes the following:

- Sub-granting for local organisations to deliver psycho-social support in affected communities.

- Establishing of Mobile Health and Protection Units (with Vanuatu Government and local organisations) to deliver recovery services in remote affected communities.

- Delivery of CASH and Voucher Assistance (CVA) for affected communities, in line with Government of Vanuatu plans

- Review of emergency preparedness and response efforts from TC Judy and Kevin

- Supporting new and innovative modalities for response and recovery work, including through anticipatory action

Essential Selection Criteria

► Proven project implementation skills and strategic planning skills, emergency management, disaster response, environmental science, or a related field. Advanced degrees and certifications in emergency management are desirable.

► Proven experience in emergency management, disaster recovery, or related fields.

► An understanding of national and international development issues, especially with respect to child protection and child participation

► Demonstrated leadership skills and including the proven ability to be part of and organise, support team.

► Strong interpersonal, oral, and especially written communication skills, ability to influence and negotiate with a range of diverse stakeholders, and excellent presentation skills including strong public speaking skills and experience.

Desirable Selection Criteria

► Ability to problem-solve, multi-task, determine priorities, take initiative, maintain high levels of self-motivation, work as part of a team and independently as and when required, and in multi-cultural settings.

► Experience working, coordinating, and collaborating with partners and key stakeholders including children, parents, community health workers, teachers, local and national authorities, I/NGOs CSOs, the UN, and the corporate sector.

► Fluency in written and spoken English and high levels of computer proficiency including MS Office suite packages

Job Description

Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted online using the link below.

Do NOT email your application.

Vanuatu citizens are strongly encouraged to apply

Applications closed Monday, 19 June 2023



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