Save The Children Deputy Chief of Party, Operation Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Deputy Chief of Party, Operation Jobs in Ethiopia


Key Areas of Accountability

  • In collaboration with the COP, ensure that the program is delivered according to the contractual requirement with the donor and government i.e. that all activities and deliverables are completed within the agreed timescale and budget, reports are submitted as per agreed schedules and any other requirements or criteria are fulfilled

  • Design and regularly update detailed annual work plans and ensure these are used by the team appropriately to monitor progress towards completion and achievement of program objectives

  • Ensure that programmatic and financial reports for donors, government and Save the Children are prepared as required, ensuring these are of the highest quality and submitted in a timely manner to the donor.

  • Be fully aware of the grant compliance regulations of Save the Children as well as USAID

  • Assist with the preparation and revision of a realistic budget, authorizing and monitoring expenditure in line with the budget, donor guidelines and Save the Children’s grant management and financial regulations

  • Manage and motivate direct reports to achieve their work plan objectives, and to contribute to the achievement of the overall program goals

  • Maintain good working relationships with officials, government ministries, implementing partners and the international and local NGO community

  • Monitor country-level activities, identify challenges and develop appropriate reporting and results of project activities to the COP including progress and annual reports
    Coordinate closely with the SC offices in administrative and HR matters, especially regarding operations and financial matters as they relate to the program

  • Attend and actively participate in periodic program meetings and ensure a summary of progress and challenges are prepared and presented with follow-up actions as required

    Skills and Behaviours(our Values in Practice)

    Accountability

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying
    appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
    Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Job Requirements

    Qualification and Experience

  • A minimum of master’s degree in relevant areas of expertise, International development, Youth programs, workforce Development, Education, Health or related field is required

  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in managing operations or program administration for a complex project in the Horn of Africa is ideal

  • Experience managing program operations and/or administrative aspects of similar size and scope in a development context, ideally in Ethiopia

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level

  • In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches and regulations

  • Strengths in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, and capacity building to realize organizational objectives

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

  • Knowledge of local language is an added value

  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Ethiopia

    What’s in it for You

  • Meaningful work, with a knowledge that you are changing the lives of children all around the world

  • A family friendly work environment

  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
    Generous paid vacation days, holidays, family leave days, and sick time

  • Healthcare plans including medical, dental, and life insurance

  • Retirement savings account with matching company contributions

  • Structured and formalized management development and coaching programs for mid and senior level managers.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Save The Children Deputy Chief of Party, Operation Jobs in Ethiopia

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