Senior Operations Advisor

Save the Children, Singapore City, Singapore

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd June, 2016

Job Description

The role:

  • 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, leading on humanitarian preparedness and response at a regional level, and facilitating a community of practice amongst operations staff around Asia.


Extensive program management experience in international humanitarian programs, including

  • Demonstrated ability to setp 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
  • In depth knowledge and experience of logistics systems and requirements in a multi field office, multi programme setting
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • 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).
  • A degree in a relevant field either in relation to development, disaster management, management

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