Shelter- NFI Adviser

  • Contract
  • Lviv Ukraine
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD
  • Closing date: 5 May 2022


Shelter- NFI Adviser


As part of our humanitarian ambition and 2030 global strategy, Save the Children has implemented the Global Humanitarian Surge Platform (GHSP) to further improve the efficient deployment of high quality surge staff to support the delivery of our Humanitarian Responses directly and in collaboration with SCI partners. This role will be rapidly deployed by the GHSP to support the response team in quickly developing and implementing a humanitarian-response.

The Shelter Adviser will generally be deployed as the lead technical adviser in a small or medium-sized emergency, or to manage programme implementation as a field level technical coordinator in a complex, large-scale emergency. On occasion they may also be asked to gap fill a senior technical Advisory role in a chronic humanitarian country programme or sudden onset disaster. The ERP Shelter Adviser will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, programme design and master budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing country programme staff.


Reports to: Programme development and Quality Lead.


  • Lead on Shelter technical assessments in coordination with other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • Working with the Deputy Team Leader – Programmes or Team Leader develops sector response plans and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy.
  • Working closely with the Deputy Team Leader – Programmes or Team Leader, support fundraising for your sector, including development of high-quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors’ technical Advisers.
  • Prepare and oversee programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Working closely with the HR team, identify Shelter staffing needs (both national and international) for emergency programmes, and ensure rapid recruitment, induction, and training of new staff.
  • Identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place a sector M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Working closely with the Accountability lead put in place accountability activities for your thematic area, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and take a leadership role within Interagency Coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed. This may involve taking the lead in coordination working groups.
  • Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • In collaboration with senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
  • In collaboration with SC Shelter colleagues, feed in learning, experiences, and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
  • To identify opportunities and material to contribute to communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.


  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.


  1. Problem Solving and Decision Making

Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation.

Level required: Accomplished

  1. Leading and Inspiring Others:

Demonstrates leadership in all our work, embodies our values, and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve our goals for children.

Level required: Accomplished

  1. Delivering Results

Takes personal responsibilities and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving their own performance or that of the team/organization.

Level required: Accomplished

  1. Innovating and Adapting

Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in ever-changing and uncertain global and working environments.

Level required: Accomplished



  • Significant management experience working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Education to MA/MSc/MEng or equivalent in Architecture, Planning, Civil or Structural engineering, construction, or another relevant subject, or equivalent field experience
  • Strong understanding of public health issues in emergency shelter or settlements, with attention to specific needs of women and children.
  • Sound knowledge of transitional shelter and settlements programme options including technical design, construction management, host family support, collective centres, and camps
  • Previous demonstrable experience in running NFI and/or Cash distribution programmes
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Previous experience of project management
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work both in an Advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • 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. A good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


  • Language skills in English (Ukrainian, French, Spanish, and/or Arabic are of added value)
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Experience in WASH or Health programmes
  • Specific experience of designing and managing DFID and ECHO projects
  • Specific experience of working in consortia projects.

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

This Role is offered on the basis of International terms and conditions. Also, interviews will be held on ongoing basis, adverts will be closed once a person is identified.

For non- EU citizens; Visa is to be obtained.

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:

Please attach a copy of your CV and 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.

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