Deputy Director Program Operations

Save the Children, Kampala, Uganda

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th October, 2020


Job Description

As a member of the Extended Senior Management Team, the Deputy Director Program Operations shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of Program Operations Department. The Job Holder deputizes and supports the Director of Program Operations with the operations management, implementation of projects, projects management, budget management and reporting. The Job Holder may also be delegated specific roles and deliverables from time to time by Director of Program Operations as may be deemed necessary.

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.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential:

  • Master's degree is preferable.
  • Recommended a minimum of 8 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both development and emergency programs
  • Robust experience of NGO emergency program cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure
  • A very good understanding of at least 3 of the sectoral programs and a working knowledge of the program priorities of a Country Program
  • Substantial experience in logistics, including procurement, supply chain, fleet management & inventory
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major institutional donors
  • Solid project management skills related to organizational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • An in-depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular in relation to children
  • Previous experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others

Desirable

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively in count

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