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Red Barnet seeks a DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT

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Save the Children Denmark (SCD)

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Mandag, 23. oktober 2017 - 23:55

 

DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT

 

 

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT

Are you a strategic and influential leader who would like to drive the programme agenda for Save the Children Denmark? Can you take the organization to the next level in terms of engaging with research institutions and partners, and position us as credible experts within evidence-based programmatic practice on the global arena? Do you also have a strong and relevant academic background combined with vast international programme development experience and solid leadership skills; then you might be the person we are looking for to join our team.


BECOME PART OF AN AMBITIOUS AND ENGAGED ORGANIZATION

Save the Children Denmark (SCD) is a member of Save the Children International (SCI), one of the world’s leading Child Rights-based organizations. We focus on programs for children and youth in fragile states.

SCD International Department works on behalf of Save the Children internationally to develop high-level expertise in different programmatic areas.  You will work together with your section, which consists of an Evidence and Learning team and an Education and Youth Engagement team, along with other nationally and internationally based technical experts with a focus on partnerships, child protection and advocacy.

You will refer to the Head of the International Department and become part of the newly established management team. You will have many different stakeholders and work closely with highly specialized and engaged colleagues throughout the national and international organization.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the development of SCDs primary programmatic focus areas 

  • Support and guide the team to define and build overall, effective and usable common approaches and ways of working within SCD’s primary thematic focus areas.
  • Help to build expertise within SCI globally and at regional and country levels.
  • Ensures that SCD’s programmatic inputs are of a global standard
  • Foster collaboration with appropriate academic and research institutions.
  • Ensures the continuous development of expertise and competence in the section in SCD’s thematic and programmatic approach specializations. 

 

Position SCD/SCI as credible experts in areas of specialization

  • Ensure that SCD is positioned and perceived as credible experts in its areas of specialization, both within Save the Children Internationally, as well as with relevant external institutions globally.
  • Represent SCD within Save the Children on fora related to programme development and quality.
  • Influences major actors, promotes, and builds support for and awareness of the section’s expertise, approaches and methods.  Ensures the methods are recognized as best practice, and are effectively used by Save the Children internationally, as well as externally.

Provide strategic and daily leadership to your section.

  • Setting direction and delivering results through your team and ensure the section delivers on strategic objectives
  • Leading, inspiring and developing direct reports

 

YOUR PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

You have a Master’s degree for example in development studies, a social science or related. Possibly, you have a Ph.D. as well.

  • An advanced level of programmatic expertise and thorough understanding of the key theoretical and practical considerations around engaging in programme approaches.
  • Proven experience with both longer-term development and humanitarian programming in a variety of contexts, including fragile states. 
  • Relevant country office experience at a senior management level, for example Country Director or Director of Programme Quality.
  • Strong technical and professional skills in one or more of Save the Children's thematic priority areas.
  • Proven experience creating and driving the execution of visionary strategies and plans, including proven experience anticipating future consequences and trends accurately and communicating credible visions, possibilities and likelihoods.
  • Motivational leader with proven experience in managing highly professional employees and preferably leaders with diverse backgrounds, including employee development and performance management.
  • Strong and demonstrated negotiation skills and experience from a membership/alliance based org.
  • A high level of written and oral English is essential. 
  • Proven experience in project management in complex organizations.  

 

YOU PERSONAL PROFILE

You are a strong networker who actively engages in complex and high-impact relationships and networks. You spot and create new partnerships and working alliances in the sector and beyond, driving cross-boundary collaboration amongst your stakeholders. You understand, navigate and work effectively in a politically oriented, complex and sometimes competitive organization.

Communication is a key strength of yours and you confidently deliver influential advice and briefings to internal and external audiences to build trust and the call for action. You plan and implement multiple strategies for influencing and persuading to achieve better results. You proactively promote dialogue with and amongst your stakeholders.

You visionary and innovative mindset is combined with the ability to frame and implement evidence-based solutions that ensure enduring transformation for children

 

CONDITIONS AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

You will be employed according to the terms of individual leader contract Agreement between Save the Children Denmark and the AC organizations and HK. The position is without limited working hours. Expected start January 2018.

 

Deadline for applications is Monday 23th October 2017. Interviews will be held in week 45 and 46.

Please note that we do not accept applications outside of our recruitment system.

Please Apply here:

https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=399&ProjectId=...

 

CONTACT

For further information, please contact the Head of International Department Roger Hearn, [email protected], +45 2034 2072

 

Save the Children Denmark wants to promote equality and diversity. We encourage all qualified to apply for the position - regardless of ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age.

Save the Children Denmark (Red Barnet) is a non-governmental humanitarian organization working to realize children’s rights in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Save the Children Denmark is a member of the Save the Children International, which works in 120 countries.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children Denmark wants to promote equality and diversity. We encourage all qualified to apply for the position - regardless of ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age.

Save the Children Denmark (Red Barnet) is a non-governmental humanitarian organization working to realize children’s rights in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Save the Children Denmark is a member of the Save the Children International, which works in 120 countries.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

 

 

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