Country Director, Papua New Guinea

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 7 May 2021

At Save the Children we pride ourselves on our will to embrace change and mould our programs to suit the ever-changing needs of communities across Australia, the Pacific and beyond. As a member of the Senior Management Team, you will provide leadership in strategic, management and operational issues and share the overall responsibility for the strategic direction of our programming in Papua New Guineas. You will provide advice, support and technical direction to a dedicated and experienced team to ensure optimum program impact. We don’t shy from new ideas; we need you to stir things up.
Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.
We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster - like an earthqu ake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground.
Where you come in:
In this full-time position based in our Papua New Guineas country office in Port Moresby, you will engage, lead, motivate and inspire a team of approximately 50 local staff to create long-term positive impact on the lives of Papua New Guinea’s children. You will grow the scale and quality of programs and operations through innovative and creative business partnerships to achieve strategic priorities and targets, including Country Office financial stability. You will serve as key member of our Pacific Senior Management Team and report to the Pacific Regional Director.
You will make an impact by:

  • Developing, engaging and inspiring staff through proactive leadership
  • Thinking innovatively to identify and capture new growth opportunities through traditional and non-traditional means
  • Improving operational sustainability
  • Providing strategic and operational oversight of program quality, governance and outcomes
  • Understanding the importance of, and proactively participating in networking and strategic stakeholder engagement

Does this sound like you?
You have a strong leader presence and can coach, guide and engage with staff at any level. Strong networking skills sees you build rapport easily and keep an ‘ear to the ground’ for new growth opportunities. A natural communicator, you are as comfortable in Government meetings as you are in the field. Flexing between strategy, operations and transactions when required you are not afraid to get your hands dirty.
This role requires:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a related field of community development / social science or relevant discipline
  • Extensive experience in a senior management capacity in the development industry
  • Strong financial acumen including management of large-scale budgets
  • Demonstrated experience creating and developing innovative business growth opportunities
  • Experience in development programming
  • Coalition building capabilities, external networking and experience in developing strategic partnerships
  • Experience gained working in remote locations, ideally within a Pacific nation or similar

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.
It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. We offer a competitive salary including mobilisation and de-mobilisation airfares, accommodation, basic utilities, annual leave flights, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities – both locally and internationally.
For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.
Sound interesting?
We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the ‘Apply’ section below.
Applications close Friday 7th May
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As part of the selection process, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment and psychometric assessment to help us determine your suitability for the role.
At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.
Save the Children Aust ralia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check (where necessary), and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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