The Consortium Program Manager will be the Programs lead for the “Building Peaceful Futures” Consortium (which includes Save the Children as Lead Agency, Care, Handicap International and Norwegian Refugee Council). The post-holder will be responsible for assessment, program design, program planning and budgeting, capacity analysis and monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) activities across the Consortium. The Program Manager will support the Consortium Director and partner agencies to scope out business development opportunities, including leading on the design and coordination of multi-sectoral proposals.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
* Support the implementation and monitoring of effective management systems to meet contractual requirements and in accordance with the rules of Save the Children International (SCI) and Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
* Maintain good relationships with Consortium partners to ensure the effective implementation of the activities (including monitoring of partner workplans)
* Coordinate the development of high quality program and donor reporting.
* Maximize the quality of program services and effectively manage the MEAL framework and information management platform.
* Conduct regular field visits to monitor the effective implementation of the program and the efficient use of systems/resources in accordance with the compliance requirements/rules of DFAT.
* Support the Consortium Director to ensure that key policies are adhered to and kept up to date including training and awareness around child safeguarding, fraud and corruption, sexual harassment and misconduct, child protection and anti-terrorism.
Programme Strategy and Development
* Coordinate assessments, ensuring that assessment findings are documented in the information management platform and that all assessments include a focus on disability and gender.
* Coordinate the development of program plans including the log frame.
* Ensure that there is maximum integration between partners in the Consortium.
* Coordinate any Consortium based fundraising, ensuring the development of high quality concept notes and proposals and engage effectively with donors'.
* Take overall leadership on beneficiary accountability, ensuring consistent two-way communication, a robust complaints and response mechanism linked to child safeguarding, fraud and corruption, and anti- terrorism measures.
* Take the initiative in documenting lessons learned, best practice and case studies to shape in-country strategies and program approaches, and contribute to broader sector learning.
* Pursue relevant and strategic operational research and the development of evidence-based programming, in line with the MEAL framework.
* Coordinate program policy, innovation, learning or representation initiatives in consultation with the Consortium Advisory Groups
COMPETENCIES FOR THIS ROLE:
1) Delivering Results
Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering ambitious goals, continually improving their own performance or that of the team/ organisation.
Level required: Leading Edge
2) Problem Solving and Decision Making
Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation.
Level required: Accomplished
3) Working Effectively with Others
Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.
Level required: Accomplished
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
* 3 years experience of working in a management role in a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
* Creativity and judgement: original ideas; sound judgement, encourage ideas, initiative and innovation in others
* Personal effectiveness/self-management: time, pressure, flexibility, adaptability, commitment to own development
* Demonstrated ability to think critically, strategically and analyse complex information and offer creative, practical and effective solutions
* Strong inter-organisational skill such as networking with donors, negotiation and communication.
* Proven track record of policy influencing with partners, government and civil societies/key stakeholders
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and an ability to produce and disseminate research and evaluation outputs to variety of audiences using effective approaches
* Ability to write clear, accessible and well-argued assessment and project reports
* Experience in establishing a MEAL system which is practical, adapts technology (particularly with regards to information management) and adds value to program outcomes and impact.
* Experience in conducting needs assessments and baseline studies.
* Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability with a specific focus on gathering, managing and using Sex and Age Disaggregated Data (SADD).
* Demonstrated experience in contract management and external stakeholder management including with government and not for profit partners
* Excellent time management, organisational and leadership skills
* Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, including experience writing grant applications and policy/procedure documents
* High level of integrity and confidentiality.
* Demonstrated ability to manage complex issues and perform in a highly fluid environment.
* Demonstrated ability to make decisions.
* Arabic language skills
* Experience or knowledge of working and living in Iraq/Middle East
* Security management experience across a large programme
* Experience of managing DFAT projects
* Specific experience of designing and managing Consortium projects
* Tertiary qualification in a business-related field is desirable and/or relevant experience
* Flexibility to undertake regular domestic travel and to work outside normal business hours as required
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.