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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:

At least 5 years of senior management experience preferably in an I/NGO environment, including experience in directing and implementing programs for children in both emergency and development contexts Tertiary qualifications in a relevant / related discipline Demonstrated significant experience in health, education, protection, livelihood sectors in a developing country context Sound program cycle management experience within a complex organisation structure Substantial knowledge / experience in humanitarian response Team leadership and development experience with diverse national and international staff Strong stakeholder engagement skills with an advocacy focus

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.

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.

Sound interesting?

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

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn’t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We’re dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Job Location
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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