Interim Director, Program Implementation

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 18 January 2019

Job Description

We’ve been supporting communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) for 40 years, working across all regions, and are committed to be a platform for transformative and lasting change for children, their families and their communities. You will oversee all aspects of program implementation across PNG ensuring the continuance of on-time, in-budget high quality delivery.

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 PNG 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 short-term (3 – 6 months) unaccompanied contract, based in Port Moresby, you will be accountable for all aspects of program implementation. You will be part of the Pacific Senior Management team and report to the Pacific Regional Director.

You will make an impact by:
* Contributing to program concept and design to support funding submissions
* Effectively translating program design into implementation, delivery and direction
* Leading and building capability within local project teams to align activities with program design
* Strengthening program integration through evidence-based strategies, programs and projects
* Being the key conduit between the donor and the project teams
* Building strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders

If we could compose the perfect you…
…You hold solid and extensive program implementation experience that will see you step into a role and keep the wheels turning. Your deep understanding of community development lends itself to your adaptability, cultural sensitivity and enjoyment in working with diverse colleagues and stakeholders. Dynamic, inspirational, calm and approachable are words that are often used to describe you. You build connections with people through a variety of means and can make lasting positive impact quickly.

This role requires:
* Proven experience in a program implementation role
* Child-centric program management experience across health, education, protection or livelihood sectors in a developing country context
* Sound program cycle management experience within a complex organisation structure
* Substantial knowledge / experience in humanitarian response

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. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

* Accommodation + basic utilities
* Visa and / or work permit
* Mobilisation and demobilisation airfares
* Friendly and flexible work environment

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.

Applications close Monday 4 February 2019 unless filled prior

Terms of Reference are available upon request

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

As part of the selection process, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment and psychometric assessment to help us determine your suitability for the role.

Save the Children 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 Safeguarding 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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