Save The Children

Deputy Director (Program Implementation)

Save The Children

Job Description

Director" id="link" class="link">Deputy Director Program Implementation (DPO) South Sudan:

The Deputy Director of Program Implementation is a principle assistant to the Director Program Operations, and in the absence of the DPO, she/he will assume responsibility and be the acting DPO. The purpose of this role is to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of program implementation for the Country Office within the Operations Department. The post holder has the proven potential of becoming a member of the Senior Leadership team. She/he will be responsible for day to day management and supervision of national program managers for; Education, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Child Protection in Emergencies, Health and Nutrition, FSL programming, plus any other thematic areas that may be initiated in future in country. She/he will work very closely with various respective Technical specialists based at the Country Office. This position, might/will require the post holder to also assume responsibility of Program Management of any of the thematic areas, whenever the respective program manager is absent, on leave, or when there is a vacancy pending recruitment.

In order to be successful you will bring/have: QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Recommended 7 years' management experience with a minimum of 5 years as a program manager in a corporate or an NGO environment, including significant Field Operations experience running both emergency and development programs.
  • Master's degree in development or other social sciences
  • Robust experience of the NGO development and emergency program cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organization structure
  • A very good understanding of at least 3 of the sectoral programs and a working knowledge of the program priorities of the Country Office
  • Good experience in Supply Chain Management, including procurement.
  • Good knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major institutional donors
  • Solid project management skills related to organizational Development Projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
  • Ability to analyse 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 team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills plus fluency in written and spoken English
  • 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
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively in country
Contract Duration: 1 Year Location: South Sudan, Juba Office with regular field Travel.

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at 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.

Apply Now