JOB AT Save the Children : PROJECT DIRECTOR : ( Deadline : 08 May 2019 )
Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Project Director, S/He will: Provide leadership, strategic direction and operational management and oversight for a large scale and complex programme, will ensure the quality of the programme, including capacity building and development of staff and partners, the oversight of technical assistance, effective monitoring and evaluation and the establishment of a culture of accountability, learning, and continual improvement. Ensure effective partnerships and relationships with relevant Line ministries and a wide range of actors at the National level and will represent the project and consortium externally. Ensure direct accountability to the donor, including satisfying all contractual obligations.
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Qualifications and experience
Master’s degree in related field required, Ph.D. preferred.
Proven ability to manage large and complex contracts from institutional donors with substantial experience of managing multi-agency/ partner programmes. Experience with DFID funding preferable.
Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
Ability to represent Save the Children and the project at a strategic level and engage and influence key stakeholders at all levels.
Demonstrated experience of working with national level government structures, national NGO’s, and/or local communities
Self-motivated and results orientated.
Highly numerate with demonstrable experience of data analysis and reporting tools.
Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills in English.
Substantial experience of guiding and leading strong teams in a multicultural context with a focus on coaching and mentoring
Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, the definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
Commitment to Save the Children’s aims, values, and principles
Contract length: 4 Years
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees 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 a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued
This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.
SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.
Interested candidates should send their applications (Application Letter plus CV) by following the below link.
The deadline for receiving applications is May 8th, 2019.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *
*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*