Save the Children Regional Programme Operations Director Jobs in Kenya

Save the Children Regional Programme Operations Director Jobs in Kenya

  • As a key member of the Regional senior leadership team, Regional Programme Operations Director - East Africa s/he will take shared responsibility for transformation of the East Africa region to a new full spectrum operating model whilst delivering Save the Children's strategy within the region.

  • S/he will lead operations support aimed at ensuring that Save the Children delivers quality operations and meets its mandate of humanitarian and development programming in all East Africa countries. S/he will ensure that high quality support is given to Country & Regional offices and member staff in order to optimise the operational delivery of humanitarian and development programs in the East Africa region. S/he is responsible for supporting operational and humanitarian aspects of Country Offices programming and ensuring adequate systems are in place to enable and facilitate quality program delivery in the field.

  • 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.

  • Save the Children works in 12 countries in East and Southern Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi) with a current staff complement of approximately 3500 staff and current expenditure of approximately $300 million each year

  • In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Post-graduate qualifications or equivalent experience in international development, humanitarian response and preparedness or a related discipline

  • Significant (ten years or more) senior level leadership and management experience in a large and complex international NGO or organization

  • Significant experience in managing most or all of the key elements of
    Operations and Humanitarian systems and areas: proposal development, planning, quality assurance, award management, logistics, emergency response, preparedness and capacity building

  • Substantial knowledge of international development systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices

  • Robust experience in developing and implementing organisational vision and strategies

  • The highest level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments/donors and international agencies

  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.

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

  • Excellent facilitation and team building skills.

  • Experience of building personal networks at senior levels, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organisation.

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

  • Models international development best practices, and the leadership behaviours outlined in Save the Children's strategy.

  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major responses including travelling at short notice
    Commitment to Save the Children values.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Regional Programme Operations Director Jobs in Kenya

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