The Head of Area (Rakhine Region) will provide managerial oversight and support to Save the Children’s Sittwe and Pauktaw offices. The Head of Area (HoA) role ensures that all projects and field offices within Rakhine State receive quality operational support (primarily HR, admin, logistics and finance), that line management is effective, and that programmes are operating in a safe and secure environment. In addition, this assignement will have a particular focus on gaining operational effectiveness and efficiency as well as ensuring high standards of compliance.
Leadership and Representation
- Monitor and analyse the humanitarian, political, cultural, social and economic context in Rakhine State and propose operational directions and strategic positioning. Together with the SPM , engage with Field Operations Director, Program Director and National Director on context analysis and humanitarian and development agendas in the area.
- Represent Save the Children at national level events, including the Rakhine Country Directors meetings if requested, relevant meetings of the INGO forum, and meetings with donors
Team Management and Development
- Ensure effective collaboration and coordination between the field office staff, and with Yangon teams, reacting quickly and decisively to bring any team challenges and problems to a swift and satisfactory resolution
- Lead the regional team in responding to changing internal and external factors with getting support from Yangon Head Office.
- Ensure that field-based support staff receive adequate support and training from Yangon teams (Finance, HR, Admin, Logistics, Funding & Grants) to fulfil their duty in line with policies and compliance standards.
- Through the SPM, ensure MEAL activities are operating with quality for each project as per SCI MEAL guideline and standards.
Awards and Budget Management
- Ensure that the forecasting of program and operation budgets are based on the Detail Implementation Plan/DIP and Operational Plans in order to prevent any variance.
- Take leading role in Country Annual Plan (CAP) budget forecast with the help of Regional Support Manager and Regional Finance staff to ensure CAPs are realistic, prioritized and envisioning future requirement of the region.
- Review and provide approval on all new and revised project budget for the area, ensuring the required ressources (HR, costs, etc.) are considered.
- Ensure high level of coordination and collaboration with all partners, together with program leads (PM or SPM) and identify and assess capacity strengthening needs: program management, organizational development (OD), etc., ensuring partners’ support units are compliant with SCI and donor requirements.
- Involve in preparation and review of partner contracts/agreement/amendments.
Programme Growth and Learning
- Support the development of programmes in Rakhine State, including Northern Rakhine State, through development of strong government relationships, particularly with GAD, DSW, MOE and UN agencies, and through operational input and support to programme design.
Safety & Security, Risk Management and Emergency Response
- Together with Safety & Security focal, conduct Risk assessment, review Safety and Security plan/Hibernation and evacuation SOP for all offices in Rakhine State
- Providing inputs in Regional Safety & Security Mapping developing process and updating Safety & Security Management Plan
- Identify potential risks in the region to develop Regional Risk Management plan and ensure all departments, parties and relevant staff are engaging to reduce the risk of region; reporting risk management progress to Risk and Compliance Department every quarter.
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 www.savethechildren.net/careers
Closing Date for Application: 30 July 2020
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.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.