Save the Children Ethiopia Deputy Country Director - Program Implementation Jobs

Save the Children Ethiopia Deputy Country Director - Program Implementation Jobs

Deputy Country Director - Program Implementation

  • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Deputy Country Director, Program Implementation (DCD-PI) has a significant share in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office.

  • The DCD-PI in her/his capacity is responsible for implementation of all program implementation (with the exception of research / technical projects) in country including the management of all sub offices, humanitarian preparedness and response (including DRR).

  • Performs other related tasks as required and as assigned by his/her supervisor.

  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


  • Recommended a minimum of 12 years of experience in a non-profit environment, including senior leadership experience and field operations experience ideally running both emergency and development programs

  • Master's Degree in development or other social sciences or relevant degree plus experience

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; excellent people management skills, experience of managing and developing a team

  • Excellent external representation skills at high level with the government, donors and other partners

  • Solid project management skills related to organizational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results

  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian and development systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management

  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills, effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sectoral working relationships


  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems with effective and efficient ways to accomplish goals

  • Ability to make decisions, work under pressure on a number of competing tasks meeting deadlines

  • Ability to work successfully in a complex political environment and on sensitive issues

  • Flexible and adaptable to dynamic changes and fast-paced work environment

  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in

  • Experience in complex, rapid changing environments

  • Experience in, and/or knowledge of, Ethiopia or the region is preferred

  • Good understanding of sectoral programs (i.e. Education, Livelihoods, WASH, Child Protection, Health & Nutrition) and a working knowledge of the program priorities of the Country Office

  • An in-depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular in relation to children

  • Willingness to travel to implementation sites for technical monitoring and supervision visits

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the
    Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

    How to apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Ethiopia Deputy Country Director - Program Implementation Jobs

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