Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for
children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight
for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way
the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change
in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion
dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through
programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights,
also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now
delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through
seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central
office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better
partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and
relevant for the 21st century.
Contract length: 2 years
The role As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Director of
Programme Implementation oversees all programme implementation and
operational support to our programme activities. This is a senior level
role overseeing four existing field offices in Lindi, Shinyanga, Mbeya,
our emergency response programme in Kigoma Region, as well as operations
oversight and direction to the Zanzibar programme. The incumbent will
directly line manage the Logistics Team and ensure effective, timely and
efficient delivery of quality programme activities to beneficiaries.
S/he will work closely with the Directors of Programme Development &
Quality and Finance, HR and Administration.
As a member of the Senior Management Team the Director of Programme
Implementation helps create a positive, inclusive, proactive and
accountable working environment within the country office.
Qualifications and experience * A minimum of 7 years of senior
management experience in a development (INGO/NGO/Donor) environment,
including significant field operations experience running both emergency
and development programmes * Master's degree in relevant field, or
equivalent thematic experience * Robust experience of NGO emergency
programme cycle management, and with experience of working within a
complex and matrix organisation structure * A very good understanding of
at least 3 of the sectoral programmes and a working knowledge of the
programme priorities of the Country Office * Substantial experience in
managing logistics, including procurement, supply chain, fleet
management & inventory * Significant knowledge of international
humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures,
accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management *
Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and
budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major
institutional donors * Solid project management skills related to
organisational development projects and international, cross-functional
teams with a proven history of delivering results * Ability to analyze
information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically * An
in-depth understanding of national and international development issues
in particular in relation to children * Previous experience of managing
and developing a team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop
others * Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
-fluency in written and spoken English * Ability and willingness to
change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the
event of major emergencies * Commitment to and understanding of Save the
Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.