Friday, February 5, 2016

Save the Children,Director of Programme Implementation Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: 18 Feb 2016
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 supporte
rs 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 approaches
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
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