The Program Development and Quality Manager will be the Programs lead for the “Building Peaceful Futures” Consortium (which includes Save the Children as Lead Agency, Care, Handicap International and Norwegian Refugee Council). The post-holder will be responsible for assessment, program design, program planning and budgeting, capacity analysis and monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) activities across the Consortium. The Program Development and Quality Manager will support the Consortium Director to coordinate the Project Advisory Groups on program, MEAL, safety and security, communications and advocacy and logistics/supply chain initiatives.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- 5 years experience of working in a management role in a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
- Education to MSc/MA level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
- Creativity and judgement: original ideas; sound judgement, encourage ideas, initiative and innovation in others
- Personal effectiveness/self-management: time, pressure, flexibility, adaptability, commitment to own development
- Demonstrated ability to think critically, strategically and analyse complex information and offer creative, practical and effective solutions
- Strong inter-organisational skill such as networking with donors, negotiation and communication.
- Proven track record of policy influencing with partners, government and civil societies/key stakeholders
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and an ability to produce and disseminate research and evaluation outputs to variety of audiences using effective approaches
- Ability to write clear, accessible and well-argued assessment and project reports
- Experience in establishing a MEAL system which is practical, adapts technology (particularly with regards to information management) and adds value to program outcomes and impact.
- Experience in conducting needs assessments and baseline studies.
- Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability with a specific focus on gathering, managing and using Sex and Age Disaggregated Data (SADD).
- Arabic language skills
- Experience or knowledge of working and living in Iraq/Middle East
- Security management experience across a large programme
- Experience of managing DFAT projects
- Specific experience of designing and managing Consortium projects
Contract length: 2 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 a 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.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at http://www.savethechildren.net/jobs
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.