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Egypt: Director of Programme Development and Quality

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Egypt
Closing date: 21 Dec 2017

The role

The Director of Program Development and Quality is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of high quality, innovative programs, in all settings and contexts, that deliver immediate and lasting change for children, ensuring the quality of programs implemented by Save the Children and our partners and ensuring that the learning we gain from implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs is incorporated into the development of future programs.

Qualifications and experience

· Recommended a minimum of 5 years senior management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children in either development or emergency contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, adolescent and youth empowerment, rights governance, and health and nutrition

· Recognized leadership role in relevant technical areas at both field and country level

· Masters degree in Social Sciences or an area of social development

· A general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues

· Solid experience of developing and managing monitoring and learning systems

· Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working

· Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels

· Resource management, training , capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills

· Ability and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary, and work with incoming teams in emergencies

· Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches as well as experience in promoting the principles and practice of child participation and accountability

· External communications skills

· Fluency in written and spoken English (essential) and Arabic (desirable)

· Familiarity with the Egyptian context (desirable)

Contract length: 24 months

The Organisation

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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