Director of Programme Operations

Save the Children Yemen
Sanaa, Yemen
Apply by 16 June 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 2 June 2018

Job Description

The role

As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Program Operations shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office. The Director of Program Operations in his/her capacity is responsible for implementation of all programming in country, including the management of all sub offices, emergency preparedness and response (including DRR), and logistics and supply chain for the Country Office in Yemen.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Required:

  • Substantial management experience in an NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs
  • Robust experience of NGO emergency program cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure
  • A very good understanding and working knowledge of at least 3 of the sectoral programs priorities of the Country Office
  • Substantial experience in logistics/supply chain including procurement
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors (including OFDA, DFID, UNICEF, WFP, WHO, UNHCR, OCHA, ECHO) 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 diverse team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others
  • Demonstrated credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • 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
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Experience working in Yemen/Arab countries

Desired:

  • Arabic (minimum conversational)
  • Master’s degree in related field

Contract length: 2 years

About the Organization

The Organisation

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.

More information

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