Deputy Country Director Of Programme Operations (Save the Children Employees only - Female Candidates are Encouraged to Apply)
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Deputy CountryDirector - Program Operations has a significant share in the overallresponsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office. The Deputy Country Director of ProgramOperations in her/his capacity is responsible for implementation of all programimplementation (with the exception of research / technical projects) in countryincluding the management of all sub offices, humanitarian preparedness andresponse (including DRR).
Reportsto: Country Director
Dimensions: Save theChildren works in 8 regions in Ethiopia with a current staff complement ofapproximately 1,900 staff and current expenditure of approximately $100 +million each year.
Number ofdirect reports: Program Directors/ Chief of Parties / National Program Managers;Program Operations Directors, Supply Chain Director, Humanitarian Director.
Recommended a minimum of 10 years ofexperience in non-profit environment, including senior leadership experienceand field operations experience ideally running both emergency and developmentprograms.
Master’s Degree in development or othersocial sciences or relevant degree plus experience
Excellent interpersonal, communicationand presentation skills; excellent people management skills, experience ofmanaging and developing a team
Excellent external representationskills at high level with the government, donors and other partners
Solid project management skills relatedto organisational development projects and international, cross-functionalteams with a proven history of delivering results
Significant knowledge of internationalhumanitarian and development systems, institutions and donors, and ofprocedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergencymanagement
Excellent conceptual and analyticalskills, effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence crossdepartmental and cross sectoral working relationship
Ability to think creatively to solveproblems with effective and efficient ways to accomplish goals
Ability to make decisions, work underpressure on a number of competing tasks meeting deadlines
Ability to work successfully in acomplex political environment and on sensitive issues
Flexible and adaptable to dynamicchanges and fast-paced work environment
Experience of solving complex issuesthrough analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
Demonstrated experience working oncomplex, multi-partner projects in an international setting
Experience in, and/or knowledge of,Ethiopia or the region is preferred
Good understanding of sectoral programs(i.e. Education, Livelihoods, WASH, Child Protection, Health & Nutrition)and a working knowledge of the program priorities of the Country Office
An in-depth understanding of nationaland international development issues in particular in relation to children
Willingness to travel to implementationsites for technical monitoring and supervision visits
Ability and willingness to change workpractices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of majoremergencies
Fluency in written and spokenEnglish
Commitment to and understanding of Savethe Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.
Contract length: Two years
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work onthe ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or thosethat need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaignand advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and toensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treatschildren 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 ouremployees 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 acollaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrityare highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a singledocument. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salaryexpectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflectsour commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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