World: Director of Program Development and Quality (Vanuatu) (969-689)

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Organization: A Child's Right
Country: World
Closing date: 16 Oct 2015

About the role

The Director of Program Development and Quality (PDQ) will is responsible for the overall coordination and management of Technical Advisor services, Monitoring & Evaluation, Project Design, Reporting, and Advocacy & Communication to ensure high quality programming in Vanuatu.

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The Director of PDQ will work with the Technical Advisors and M&E Officer to ensure that Save the Children Vanuatu's programs use robust and effective monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure that the impact of programs, both planned and unforeseen, is measured and guides future programming decisions. The position is accountable for leading the Advocacy and Communications Officer (A&CO) to develop and deliver key messaging, campaigns and advocacy to further our programmatic goals.

The key accountabilities of the PDQ department include the provision of technical leadership on design, proposals, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy, communication and reporting.

The position and team will take the lead in broader representation with national stakeholders including Ministries, Donors and peer organisations. The Director of PDQ is a member of the Senior Management Team providing input and leadership on strategic, management and operational issues and will participate in regular meetings to discuss the strategic direction of the country program. The position leads a team which works closely with and provides advice, quality and technical direction and inputs to the Program Implementation Department who are responsible for all program delivery across the country.

Required Skills: Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated high level leadership and team building skills.
  • Strong facilitation and relationship building skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Strong program design and report writing ability, with a clear understanding of program logic.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and demonstrate behavioural flexibility as a leader.
  • Strong computer/IT skills.
  • Fluency in English and fluency in Bislama preferred (or a strong desire to learn).

    Knowledge/Experience:

  • At least three years overseas experience in program quality, including program design and development, program planning, monitoring and evaluation, and program logic.

  • Previous experience developing and implementing M&E systems.

  • Previous experience in advocacy strategies.

  • Previous experience in leading program designs and successfully securing significant donor funding.

  • Proven understanding of multiple donor requirements.

  • Sound understanding and experience of the child rights approach to development.

  • Proven capacity to develop skills and understanding of national counterparts.

  • Previous experience working and living in a developing country, particularly in the Pacific.

    Qualifications/Accreditations:

  • University degree, preferably in social sciences, management or international development.

    Personal Behaviours & Attributes:

  • Commitment to Save the Children Australia's purpose and values.

  • Flexibility and ability to work independently as well as in a team.

  • High levels of self-motivation and initiative.

  • Ownership and accountability of one's work.

  • High levels of confidentiality and integrity (relating to both data and verbal communication).

  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to live and work in a developing country.

    Terms and Conditions:

  • Employment is by way of a contractual agreement between SCA and the employee, subject to SCA Human Resource Policies.

  • Any offer of employment by Save the Children Australia will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check, and a Pre-Employment Medical Assessment where applicable.

  • Employees must indicate their written agreement with Save the Children Australia's Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.

  • Employees must sign onto the Save the Children Code of Conduct.

  • Some out-of-hours work will be required in this position.

  • Some Provincial Travel will be required in this position.

  • Ongoing performance will be measured against KPI's, values and demonstrated behaviours outlined above.

How to apply:

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