Operations Director

Save the Children, Singapore

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th April, 2017

Job Description


  • Significant experience in managing most or all of the key elements of humanitarian and development operations: proposal development, planning, quality assurance, award management, logistics, emergency response, preparedness and capacity building.
  • Post-graduate qualifications or equivalent experience in international development, humanitarian actions, risk reduction / resilience, leadership / management, or a related discipline.
  • Substantial knowledge of international development systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices.
  • Robust experience in developing and implementing organisational vision and strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Solid project management skills related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results.
  • Excellent dispute resolution, facilitation and team building skills.
  • Experience of building personal networks at senior levels, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organisation.
  • Models international development best practices, and the leadership behaviours outlined in Save the Children's strategy.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major responses including travelling at short notice.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.


  • The highest level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments/donors and international agencies.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.

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