We’ve been supporting communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) for over 40 years, working across all regions, and are committed to be a platform for transformative and lasting change for children, their families and their communities. You will oversee all aspects of program implementation across PNG ensuring on-time, in-budget high quality delivery. There will be opportunities to step-in and step-up into the Country Director role where required and could be the stepping stone you need in your career. Save the Children has a significant and varied portfolio of work across PNG, we don’t shy away form new ideas; we need you to stir things up.
Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.
We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in PNG and overseas and, if there’s a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground.
Where you come in:
In this full time permanent position, based in Port Moresby, you will be accountable for all aspects of program implementation and have significant representational responsibilities with key government ministries and non-governmental stakeholders, as well as Country Director responsibilities when required. You will be part of the c Senior Management team and report to the Country Director.
You will make an impact by:Contributing to program concept and design to support funding submissions and the strategic growth of the PNG portfolio Effectively translating program design into implementation, delivery and direction through to final report submission Leading and building capability within local project teams to ensure activities are in-line with program design Leading development of evidence-based strategies, programs and projects to strengthen program integration Being the key conduit between the donor and the project teams Building strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders to promote child and youth-focused approaches through spearheading advocacy campaigns
Does this sound like you?
You hold solid and extensive program implementation experience and seek an opportunity that will give you experience and exposure into a Country Director leadership role. Your deep understanding of community development lends itself to your adaptability, cultural sensitivity and enjoyment in working with diverse colleagues and stakeholders. Dynamic, inspirational, calm and approachable are words that are often used to describe you. You build connections with people through a variety of means and can make lasting positive impact quickly.
This role requires:
Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.
It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.
📚 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗮 𝗝𝗼𝗯 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗡 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯! 🌍🤝 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗡 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗨𝗡𝗛𝗖𝗥, 𝗪𝗙𝗣, 𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗖𝗘𝗙, 𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗦𝗦, 𝗨𝗡𝗙𝗣𝗔, 𝗜𝗢𝗠 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀! 🌐
⚠️ 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐰: 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐓𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐚 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐍𝐎𝐖!
In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual Individual learning plans to assist in your career development Internal employment and development opportunities Friendly and flexible work environment Agile work environment including working from home Full salary packaging benefits (please use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!)
For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.
We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the ‘Apply’ section.
Applications close 5pm AEDT, Wednesday 15th March 2023.
Position Description – Deputy Country Director, Program Operations
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