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NGO Job : Director of Program Development and Quality (PDQ) at Save the Children

Director of Program Development and Quality (PDQ) Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises. Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century. Role Purpose: As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in South Sudan, the Director of Program Development and Quality (PDQ) is responsible for driving the country office program strategy, developing annual plans and reporting on results. They are also responsible for ensuring development of high quality, evidence based, innovative programs for children, in all contexts, that contribute to Save the Children's global Breakthroughs: Learn, Survive, Be Protected. The Director of PDQ ensures that a robust monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) system is in place, and that reliable data is used for decision-making. One of key aspects of the role is ensuring capacity building, mentoring and coaching of technical specialists in order to support program quality in line with global standards and key performance indicators. The Director of PDQ supports donor interface and resource development to ensure that the country office strategy can be delivered. Contract Duration: 2 Years Location: Juba- South Sudan with 60% Field Travel Qualifications Master's Degree in relevant social science, human rights, development studies, NGO management or equivalent fields A minimum of seven years of progressive senior management and/ or development experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children Experience in more than one of Save the Children's thematic sectors: education, child protection, child rights governance, health and nutrition, child poverty, emergencies Basic understanding of advocacy, policy, and government systems in the host country Experience managing teams for resource mobilisation and submitting proposals in excess of US$10 million Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels Experience working with high level government agencies and academics on issues related to children Strong skills and proven experience in new program development, project design, and donor proposal design with corporate, foundations and institutional donors Strong skills and proven experience in leading strategic planning, change management and program management processes; also from the knowledge and learning perspective Developing and managing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems Excellent listening, inter-personal, communication and networking skills; and an ability to work with diversified populations Skills such as training, capacity building, coaching, mentorship, problem solving, and understanding of project cycle management and coordination High level of self-awareness and willingness to take criticism as an opportunity for growth and self-development Ability to research, write and represent well, manage time, multi-task and delegate tasks Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent. Disclaimer: 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