Save The Children

Regional Program Operations Director-

Save The Children

Job Description

Looking for your next career move? Consider this!

Join the Save the Children team in this newly created role, contributing to strategic development and delivery of international programming, both in humanitarian and development contexts in the Pacific Region. The role will join the Pacific Senior Leadership team and lead the operations support aimed at ensuring the Pacific country offices and regional office deliver quality operations and meets its dual mandate programming across the region.

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 position, you will ensure that high quality support is given to Country Offices, the Regional Office and member staff in order to optimise the operational delivery of humanitarian and development programs across the region. This role reports to the Pacific Regional Director.

You will make an impact by:

Creating an environment of Continuous Learning where staff are accountable, and their development is supported.
Developing strong country strategy and operational plans that identify and address significant issues faced by children.
Leading relevant planning processes at regional level and ensure appropriate performance Management Systems are in place.
Providing operational and humanitarian support to the region in consultation with members.
Leading the regional and country teams to Design appropriate and timely responses at scale to all emergencies consistent with established benchmarks, plans and organizational policies, and in close cooperation with incoming surge teams.

Does this sound like you?

You are someone who demonstrates ability to thrive in a matrix management environment. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching. This role suits those who are motivated by having significant social impact, with strong business acumen. You will be determined to make a difference.

This role requires:

At least 10 years’ experience in senior level leadership and management experience with international NGOs, with a solid experience at country management level
Significant experience in managing operations and systems
Experience of international development systems, institutions, donors, and best practices
Experience in developing and implementing organisational vision and strategies
Experience of building personal networks at senior levels, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organisation.

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:

Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
Individual learning plans to assist in your Career Development
Internal employment and development opportunities
Friendly and flexible work environment
Agile work environment including working from home
Child friendly work environment
Full salary packaging benefits (please use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!)

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close 5pm AEDT, Wednesday 15th March 2023

Position Description – Pacific Program Operations Director

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against Covid-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn’t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We’re dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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