Senior Operations Adviser

Save the Children, Singapore

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th February, 2018

Job Description

The role

We are currently looking for Senior Operations Adviser to be based in Singapore.

Role Purpose

As a key member of the Asia regional office operations team, the Senior Operations Adviser leads support to country office operations staff across the Asia region. The core functions of the role are to give advice to country offices and regional directors with the purpose of making our program operations more efficient.

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

Qualifications: A degree in a relevant field either in relation to development, disaster management, management


  • Extensive program management experience in international humanitarian programs, including
  • Demonstrated ability to set up operational management systems in a large complex programme
  • Direct experience of delivery of humanitarian programs, in a technical or operational role, in at least 3 different contexts
  • Senior management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response
  • Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale first phase emergency response is essential
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian and development systems, institutions and donors (programmes (including EU/ECHO, DFID and USAID/OFDA), and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • In depth knowledge and experience of logistics systems and requirements in a multi field office, multi programme setting
  • Security management experience across a large programme
  • Substantial training and capacity building experience
  • Cultural sensitive, with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Experience of supporting and developing programmatic staff with different backgrounds and expertise
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.


  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies.
  • Willingness to travel in developing countries (varying, but expected to be 50% of time).

The Organisation

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:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

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.


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