Overall rating is Excellent
I like SAVE the Children because of the job security in that i was able to break for one year and come back to my old job. They manage staff well and the job culture is perfect. Due to my roving role, sometimes there is no job work/Life balance since it is all to do with responding to emergencies.The salaries and benefits are not really bad but expect more due to the nature of work that i do-responding to first phase emergencies under difficult conditions.
I have learned a lot from SAVE the Children in the past two years in terms of improving my skills and experience as a manager, humanitarian aid worker and being able to help people in need-especially Children.
My roving role has enabled me mix well with different races all over the world, meet, work and blend well with people who have different characters and ways of working. As a result, I have been able to acquire extra ordinary skills I never expected in life.
The most enjoyable part of my job is when I have to do more than just office Finance roles in a first phase emergency that includes pitching up tents to sleep in, working under a tree and attending to displaced children by playing a motherly role before setting up child friendly spaces and putting up the right staffing structures in place.
Food and accommodation is provided during deployments in different countries.
We always have to work long hours due to the nature of response, in ensuring our beneficiaries come first in services that we provide, Since we do robust proposal narratives and budgets with slim deadlines, we always have to put in more time.