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Consultant, Country Office Assessment Tool and Surge Support
Save the Children Federation- US
Location: Washington, DC
Last Date: December 6, 2010
CONSULTANT, COUNTRY OFFICE ASSESSMENT TOOL & SURGE SUPPORT
Save the Children Federation- US - Washington, DC
Among Save the Children Country Offices, experience in and capacity for scaling up in the event of a major emergency differs greatly. Moreover, within a country office, different departments may have different capacities for scale up.
A number of tools have already been developed to assess aspects of Country Office capacity. These include the following: Profiling tool,  Operating Standards assessment tool,  Auditorsí Risk Ranking Matrix and  Emergency Preparedness Plan guidelines
Review existing tools and relevant documents; Interview key staff members; Develop assessment tool for review; Revise after receiving input; Test the tool in one pre-defined Country Office;Draft final report and recommendation
Through an analysis of these tools and discussions with senior field leadership , a streamlined assessment tool will be developed and field tested. The tool will identify within a Country Office which departments would require surge support at the onset of emergencies of different scale.
The second component of this consultancy addresses the modality for Save the Children to provide the needed surge support. Through an analysis of a variety of methodologies for surge support, the consultant will make a final recommendation as to the best way forward for Save the Children/US to provide sufficient surge support to its Country Offices when needed. The analysis will consider cost, efficiency, and quality.
Minimum 3 years experience working in emergencies; 5 years experience in senior levels of NGO management; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
Visit: www.savethechildren.org , click on the Careers section for a detailed job description, and apply on-line ; reference Job # 5034
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