Deputy Director, Program Development & Quality at Save the Children, Yemen

Deadline: 3 October 2018

Save the Children is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Deputy Director, Program Development & Quality in Yemen. The duration of this post is 12 months.

Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Deputy Director, Program Development & Quality will perform the following functions:

  • Provide strategic oversight and operational leadership in areas of Quality Proposal Development and programme implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Leaning (MEAL), Gender and Inclusion and Partnership.
  • Ensure that high quality MEAL system is established, functional and are integrated into all aspects of Save the Children’s (SC’s) programming in Yemen.
  • Facilitate the process of integrated program design with the start of developing logical framework.
  • Ensure all organizational reporting on time.
  • Promote a culture of learning and accountability.
  • Contribute to the process of developing country strategic plan (CSP) and other CO and global strategic and broader initiatives or efforts in general.
  • Liaise and work with TAs and other departments on cross-sectional issues.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Development Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Social Science, Statistics, Business Administration, Public Health or in relevant field.
  • 7 years of experience in areas of program development & quality.
  • Extensive experience in MEAL related role in INGO environment, preferably in a fragile context.
  • Excellent understanding of different components of MEAL and skills in leading MEAL systems.
  • Sound conceptual understanding in advancing gender equality in programming and at workplace.
  • Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
  • Previous experience of managing a team and managing projects.
  • Demonstrated skills in oversight of research, assessment and evaluations.
  • Hands on experience in strategic planning processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with very limited oversight and support.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
  • Excellent documentation and report writing skills.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tactic and diplomacy.
  • Excellent communication skills: in written and spoken English.
  • Adaptability and flexibility: be adaptive, flexible and accommodative in difficult and insecure operating environment.
  • Adherence to aims and principles of SC: good understanding of SC mandate and commitment to child participation.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their CV and covering letter in English through online process.

For more information, please visit Save the Children.