Save the ChildrenClosing Date : 2019-05-26
Duty Station : Yangon, Myanmar
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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 26 May 2019

The Opportunity
The Child Poverty Sector Lead provides strategic leadership to Myanmar Country Child Poverty Programmes including food security, social protection programmes. The Sector Lead plays a lead role in setting strategic direction for the child poverty sector, designing new programs and projects, and identifying and pursing strategic partnerships. S/he is responsible for ensuring program quality and donor accountability for a range of projects, and directly supervises Head of Child poverty and other project directors and implementation teams. S/he plays a senior representational and advocacy role with the Government of Myanmar, Donors, and key national and international stakeholders, and works on a regular basis with SC members and internal stakeholders to maximize program delivery. The Sector Lead ensures that program learning, research and evaluation findings are channelled towards advocacy, continuous improvements, and new program design.

Skills and Experience

* At least 7 years of working experience in relevant field including at least 5 years in senior management position
* Strong leadership abilities
* Excellent understanding and experience on key issues and strategies in child poverty
* Excellent skills on process facilitation and coordination with high standard
* Excellent inter-personal communication skills
* Strong analytical capacity and proficient understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods
* Good presentation skills including policy briefing
* Good supportive supervision skills
* Fluency in written and spoken English

* Academic: Master degree in relevant field

The Organisation
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.

Application Information
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

Closing Date for Application:27 May 2019

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.

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