Country: Burkina Faso
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 28 Apr 2022

TITLE: Director of the Humanitarian INGO Forum in Burkina Faso (FONGIH)


LOCATION: Burkina Faso

GRADE: Tier 4

CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year with possibility of extension



The Humanitarian INGO Forum in Burkina Faso (FONGIH) is a network of around 50 international NGOs who are working to address the humanitarian needs of vulnerable individuals, families and communities throughout Burkina Faso. It provides a platform for members to efficiently and effectively address key issues of common interest, identify strategic issues of concern, advocate for common positions with a unified and consistent voice, collectively engage with external stakeholders, and share information.

Reports to: the Steering Committee of the INGO Forum and the Country Director of SCI for administrative and contractual elements.

Staff reporting to this post: 0

Duties and Responsibilities

Monitor adherence to the Governance Framework of the FONGIH in Burkina Faso under the strategic guidance of the executive comittee
Strategically lead the plenary sessions ane working group of the Forum.
Lead in enabling the effective development of advocacy initiatives, by leading and monitoring the effective implementation of the advocacy strategy developed by the advocacy working group.
Lead the advocacy working group of the INGO Forum to update and implement the advocacy strategy for the INGO Forum and monitor actions
Develop a financial and funding strategy to sustain the FONGIH through propositions to donors and member contribution system.
Act as a focal point for the INGO Forum and represent the Forum externally at a senior leadership level. Ensure that the Forum’s position on specific issues and interests are well represented at relevant platforms and meetings. As much as possible, promote the presence of the Forum’s members themselves.
Act as liaison and represent the Forum with local, national and global NGO fora (ICVA, Interaction).
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with INGOs members and key external stakeholders (e.g. local NGOs, UN agencies, Ministries, donors/diplomats).

Responsibilities of Child Safeguarding (CSG)

Report all cases internal and external
Know CSG policy and code of conduct, raise awareness on the policy (Children, partners, community)
Contribute in lessons learned and documentation of good practices under the focal point leadership focal point

To be a model in his/her work and private life, and respect the code of conduct and the policy of CSG

Know and respect local procedures
Make sure of the well-being of children

Insure work place is a safe place for Children


To be successful in this role you must have excellent diplomatic and relationship-building skills, a solid understanding of humanitarian coordination systems, experience managing NGO programs, significant experience with humanitarian and/or NGO coordination, and strong advocacy and policy analysis skills.

Significant prior experience with humanitarian and/or NGO coordination. Previous experience with directly coordinating NGO networks or leading an INGO strongly preferred.
Experience in representation within HCTs, ISCGs, and other IASC coordination mechanisms, as well as with governments, donors, national civil society, and UN agencies. Knowledge and understanding of the UN system, humanitarian coordination architecture, and humanitarian principles essential.
Experience developing or managing humanitarian policy analysis and advocacy.
Diplomatic and inter-personal skills, ability to build positive relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-organizational context.
Ability to work in a dynamic environment and be adaptive to change.
Ability to think strategically and critically and beyond the local / country context.
Strong ability to work independently.


Required qualifications

Master’s degree in humanitarian affairs, development studies, public policy, international relations, or a related field (or equivalent professional experience)
7 years’ experience in humanitarian programming with at least 2 years’ experience in country program senior management (e.g., country director/head of mission, deputy director/head of programs, chief of party, senior program coordinator, etc.)
Excellent advocacy skills (strategy setting, advocacy notes elaboration…)
Excellent strategic and analytical skills, including ability to synthesize and effectively communicate complex issues
Fluency in FRENCH (mandatory) and English proficient level is required.

Desirable qualifications

Strong leadership and management skills, including staff management, partner management, and financial management
Excellent written and oral communication skills in French and English. Editorial and presentation abilities highly valued.
Experience working in Burkina Faso or the Sahel preferred
Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies

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