The Save the Children International is hiring a Head of Programme Design and Development.
The Head of Programme Design and Development (H-PDR) is a senior and strategic position within the Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) Department. The role holder leads effective and timely project and program design and business development from both a quality (results for children) and a business perspective. The role holder oversees the process of strategic portfolio analysis, identifying donor and partner engagement opportunities and proposal development. S/he is responsible for overseeing and facilitating the process of new project design, based on learning from implementation and working closely with the Director of PDQ, Technical Specialists, NBD, MEAL, Advocacy, Campaigns, project implementation teams and support staff. The post holder will also be responsible for promoting programme quality – across emergency and long-term programming – with focus on integration, Child rights programming, gender, inclusive and safe programming.
- Minimum of a Master’s degree in an area of social development or equivalent.
- Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in a both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children International priority sectors: education, child protection, child rights governance, youth employment and economic empowerment, health and nutrition, climate resilience and emergencies;
- Proven track record in producing large-scale winning bids, proposals, and reports for institutional donors, corporations and others;
- Proven ability to design high quality programs;
- Excellent writing/editing skills, budget development skills and presentation/communication skills;
- Experience in presenting project information to donors and partners;
- Experience in developing large proposals for donors such as EC, USAID, BHA, FCDO, ECHO, NORAD, GAC, AICS, etc;
- Ability to coach or mentor senior staff in proposal development or funding strategies;
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching;
- Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
- Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets;
- Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
- Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner;
- Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies;
- Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required;
- Commitment to Save the Children International values and policies including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.
- Fluency in Portuguese or another Romance language would be and added advantage;
- Experience of working with financial and other data systems to produce budgets, analyse data and track trends.
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.
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: https://www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply
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. “We are an equal opportunity employer, we encourage the application of women and people with disabilities”.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2022
How to Apply
Send your resumes to: https://bit.ly/3tjkIQh