Senior Manager

Save the Children, Chattagam, Bangladesh
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Job Summary

Job Description


Since 1978, several waves of Rohingya people have crossed the border from Myanmar, seeking protection in Bangladesh. In 2017, unprecedented numbers of new arrivals joined the refugees already in Cox’s Bazar, bringing the total number of Rohingya in Bangladesh to nearly one million (UNHCR, Bangladesh Refugee Emergency Population Fact Sheet as of 14th June 2018, 2018). Since August 2017, over 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled large-scale, systematic violence and human rights abuses in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, and settled in makeshift camps in the Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-districts of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Approximately 55% of this new influx are children, thus placing children at the forefront of the emergency response (Ibid).


The Senior Manager, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (EPDR) is mainly responsible for the overall planning, implementation, monitoring, supervision and evaluation of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (EPDR) in greater Cox’s Bazar area including Rohingya Refugee Camps and adjacent host communities. The job holder is responsible to coordinate with different sectors, find gaps and plan accordingly, preposition stocks for quick response, implement and monitor emergency response and disaster preparedness. The job holder will provide support and technical inputs during the development phases of the projects to ensure emergency preparedness an d DRR components are included and resources budgeted. The Job-Holder will also be required to manage all internal and external coordination of EP&DR issues in a timely manner. The ultimate responsibilities for successfully implementing all aspects of emergency preparedness and disaster response lies with this position.

  • oordinate with sectors and identify gaps for EP for monsoon and cyclone season.
  • In close coordination with sectors, prepare Emergency Preparedness Plan for monsoon and cyclone season.
  • Preposition EP stock near or in the camps for timely and effective response.
  • Effective planning and implementation of response initiative by maintaining quality standard
  • In close coordination with line manager and TL, lead emergency response during monsoon and cyclone season.
  • Development and review of Monsoon and Cyclone Response Plan and communicate management for support needed (based on the gaps).
  • During monsoon and cyclone, coordinate with teams and collect damage reports and facilitate smooth decision making and response.



  • Working Experience: Minimum 10 years of working experience in emergency response, recovery and rehabilitation including Disaster Risk Reduction. Experience in managing complex projects related to DRR and EP for children and young people, with a policy influencing dimension and proven experience on managing large projects.
  • Should have capacity to work in any situation during emergency
  • Skill on capacity building
  • Skill on expenditure tracking and monitoring
  • Ability and willingness to travel widely in programme areas
  • Excellent spoken, reading and writing skills in English & Bangla with the ability to produce quality analytical eports and facilitate discussion at various levels
  • Ability to use standard office computer software, e.g. MS-Officer
  • Good understanding of Core Humanitarian Standard
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Good report writing and management skills
  • Good analytical thinking
  • Sound knowledge of rights based approaches to working with children
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Applying technical and professional expertise
  • Working effectively with others
  • Communicating with impact
  • Networking


  • Academic: Masters in Disaster Management, Development Studies or relevant fields
  • Attitude:
  • To work in team
  • To protect children in connection
  • To be non-discriminatory and gender sensitive

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
  • ali 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.