Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
We are currently looking for Chief of Party to be based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Save the Children is pursuing to lead several critical initiatives under USDA for the McGovern Dole Food for Education and Children Nutrition Programs in several country locations to be determined. The senior leadership position, Chief of Party (COP), will provide overall strategic direction in the design, management, implementation and overall quality assurance of the project overseas. S/he will also provide technical assistance on food security, hunger reduction, literacy improvement, primary education and community participation. The COP will be Save the Children's primary point of contact with USDA.
Please note that the position is contingent upon receipt of the award from the donor.
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.
Qualifications and experience
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:
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.