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: 12 months with possibility of extension
As a senior member of Save the Children’s South Central Syria Area Office, the Deputy Head of Office shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the program in South Central Syria. The Deputy Head of Office is responsible for the implementation of all programming in South Central Syria under the guidance of the Head of Office.
Qualifications and experience
· Degree in the social sciences, humanities or relevant field.
· Good understanding of at least three of the following programmatic sectors: Health; nutrition; education; disaster risk reduction and emergency response; community development and livelihoods; child protection; and child rights governance.
· Substantial experience and knowledge of programme and implementation management, project management, budget oversight, donor regulations, and grants acquisition, especially in regards to OFDA, DFAT, EuropeAid, ECHO, SIDA, and other major donor agencies.
· Experience working with partner organizations in insecure environments
· Functional capacity to analyze information, evaluate options, and think and plan in an effective, strategic manner.
· Substantial experience of line management, effective team building, and capacity development.
· Proven record of successful team leadership, management of implementing teams and delivering programme objectives in complex, fragile and challenging environments, in particular in regards to the safety and security management.
· Experience of working in Humanitarian Response and Preparedness programmes.
· Ability to represent South Central Syria programs to donors and external stakeholders
· Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
· Fluency in written and spoken English.
Commitment to, and understanding of, Save the Children’s principles and values, including child rights and child protection.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
To see a full a job description, please visit our website at http://www.savethechildren.net/jobs
Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.