Save the Children is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Deputy Country Director Of Programme Operations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Deputy Country Director Of Programme Operations (Internal Candidates Only – Female Candidates are Encouraged to Apply)–(190000I6)
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Deputy Country Director – Program Operations has a significant share in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office. The Deputy Country Director of Program Operations in her/his capacity is responsible for implementation of all program implementation (with the exception of research / technical projects) in country including the management of all sub offices, humanitarian preparedness and response (including DRR).
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Recommended a minimum of 10 years of experience in non-profit environment, including senior leadership experience and field operations experience ideally running both emergency and development programs.
Master’s Degree in development or other social sciences or relevant degree plus experience
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; excellent people management skills, experience of managing and developing a team
Excellent external representation skills at high level with the government, donors and other partners
Solid project management skills related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
Significant knowledge of international humanitarian and development systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management
Excellent conceptual and analytical skills, effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sectoral working relationship
Ability to think creatively to solve problems with effective and efficient ways to accomplish goals
Ability to make decisions, work under pressure on a number of competing tasks meeting deadlines
Ability to work successfully in a complex political environment and on sensitive issues
Flexible and adaptable to dynamic changes and fast-paced work environment
Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
Demonstrated experience working on complex, 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 national and international development issues in particular in relation to children
Willingness to travel to implementation sites for technical monitoring and supervision visits
Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
Fluency in written and spoken English
Commitment to and understanding of Save the 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 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: