Director of Program Development, Quality and Advocacy-CIV

Save the Children - West and Central Africa Regional Office
Cote d Ivoire
Apply by 25 February 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 12 February 2018

Job Description

Child Safeguarding

Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

The role

As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in Cote d’Ivoire, the Director of PDQA is responsible for driving the country office strategic plan and Theory of change. He/she is also responsible for ensuring strategic development of high quality, evidence based, innovative full spectrum programs that deliver immediate and lasting change for children and contribute to Save the Children’s global Breakthroughs: Learn, Survive, Be Protected. One of key aspects of the Role is ensuring capacity building, mentoring and coaching of technical advisors in order to build strong PDQA department.

Qualifications and experience

  • Master’s Degree in relevant social science, human rights, development studies, NGO management or equivalent fields
  • A minimum of seven years of progressive senior management and/or development experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children
  • Experience in more than one of Save the Children’s thematic sectors: education, child protection, child rights governance, health and nutrition, child poverty, emergencies
  • Knowledge of New Business Development, members and donors and their environments and a basic understanding of advocacy, policy, and reform in the host country
  • Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels
  • Experience working with high level government agencies and academics on issues related to children
  • Strong skills and proven experience in new program development, project design, and donor proposal design with corporate, foundations and institutional donors
  • Strong skills and proven experience in leading strategic planning, change management and program management processes; also from the knowledge and learning perspective
  • Developing and managing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems
  • Excellent listening, inter-personal, communication and networking skills; and an ability to work with diversified populations
  • Skills such as training, capacity building, coaching, mentorship, problem solving, and analytical and an understanding of project cycle management and coordination
  • High level of self-awareness and willingness to take criticism as an opportunity for growth and self-development
  • Ability to research, write and represent well, manage time, multi-task and delegate tasks
  • Fluent in both English and French Languages (written and spoken)

Contract length:

2 years

About the Organization

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.

Application Information:

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 www.savethechildren.net/jobs

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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