Humanitarian Program Quality and Operations Manager

Save The Children
Carlton, Australia
Apply by 22 August 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 8 August 2018

Job Description

Save the Children is one of the leading humanitarian actors in Australia and around the world. The Humanitarian Program Quality and Operations Manager plays a key role in us ensuring we leave no child behind. You will be part of a globally networked and diverse team of humanitarians responding to disasters in Asia, the Pacific and beyond. Contribute your unrivalled proficiency in the humanitarian sector to support chronic and sudden onset emergencies across the world.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:
In this full-time permanent role based in our Carlton head office, you will play a central role in both the humanitarian team and the broader organisation. You will oversee the management of the humanitarian portfolio and ensure programs are developed to pursue evidence and excellence, positioning our organisation as the leader on humanitarian response. Reporting to the Deputy Humanitarian Director, you will manage a small team of two direct reports.

You will make an impact by:
* Overseeing the delivery of a $13 million humanitarian portfolio and being responsible for the spend against program budgets
* Monitoring and evaluating programs, providing an evidence base to inform advocacy
* Enabling and supporting the Pacific Country Offices with relevant expertise (from within the team) on emergency preparedness and response
* Delivering high quality reporting and communications to support humanitarian communications and media

If we could compose the perfect you…

… You’re highly organised and results-oriented, with an excellent understanding of the challenges currently facing the humanitarian sector. Ideally, you’ve spent time in the field in emergency response, and are comfortable in both a corporate environment and in a field office. You’re willing to be flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances. Your interpersonal and relationship building skills are excellent and you are adept at communications and reporting, both verbal and written.

This role requires:
* Significant experience in project management and administration, including budget management
* Proven ability to manage a team (including remotely) that delivers results
* Identification and management of organisational and operational risks
* Excellent knowledge of emerging policy issues within humanitarian work
* Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. We offer a competitive salary including generous salary packaging benefits, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities - both locally and internationally.

Sound interesting?
We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section below.

We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

Position Description - Humanitarian Program Quality and Operations Manager

Applications close 5pm Thursday 23rd August.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.

About the Organization

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We are working hand in hand with our supporters to create a world in which every child has a healthy, happy and safe childhood. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn and has a voice to speak for themselves.

OUR VISION is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

OUR PURPOSE is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children manages and implements programs designed to save and improve the lives of the world's most disadvantaged and vulnerable children. We have programs running all across Australia and have offices and staff in each State and Territory. Globally, we also work in over 120 countries. Each year Save the Children touches the lives of over 80 million children.

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