Save the Children: International Programme Director

Posted on 13 February 2020

Save the Children New Zealand is looking to appoint an International Programme Director to provide strategic and operational leadership to oversee the delivery of their international development programmes across the world.

Save the Children supports child-focussed operations in more than 120 countries around the world worth more than US$2 billion annually. SCNZ implements a portfolio of New Zealand and international development projects across eight countries in Asia and the Pacific, and responds to humanitarian events world-wide. SCNZ's development focuses are Education, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Child Protection, and Child Poverty. We partner with other New Zealand civil society and public sector organisations and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

Reporting to the Chief Executive, this position will provide the strategic direction for international programmes/projects and humanitarian-emergency response, as well as for the overall organisation. This role is responsible for ensuring programme quality, financial sustainability, building people’s capabilities and requires effective engagement with complex stakeholders.

You will be strategically focussed, excellent at managing projects as well as team members. You will ensure the success of development projects by working closely with local project staff and communities on the ground, whilst at the same time, communicating effectively with donors and stakeholders at a strategic and technical level. Strong relationship skills are essential as is the ability to work across and between different cultures. You will have the ability to analyse and assess reports and proposals submitted by project partners, and the skills to manage variance and budgets.

You will need to have at least five years of experience of managing development and/or humanitarian programmes in developing countries (particularly Asia-Pacific). You will also have proven analytical and numeracy skills for the assessment of reports and proposals submitted by project partners, as well as managing budgets.

This is a permanent full-time role based in Save the Children's national office in Wellington.

You can download the position description here.

How to Apply

Applications should include a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae of no more than six pages which should be emailed to by 9am Monday March 2nd 2020.