Save the ChildrenClosing Date : 2020-01-23
Duty Station : Aden, Yemen
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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 23 Jan 2020

OFDA Project Director

The role
Save the Children (SC), one of the largest NGOs in Yemen, is seeking a Project Director for its 2019-USAID/OFDA-funded programme, designed to deliver emergency health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, and child protection services with significant reach to conflict-affected people in Hodeida, Sa ada, Amran, Hajjah, and Taiz governorates of Yemen. In this project, SC will contribute to reducing mortality and morbidity levels and increase wellbeing among conflict-affected children and their families in Yemen through integrated services. We are currently seeking a senior-level Project Director to lead this critical programme in Yemen.

The Project Director (PD) will be based in Sana a with 50-60% travel to the governorates of implementation to work with a strong and committed team of Field Managers and Health, Nutrition, WASH and CP programme teams to provide management oversight and oper ational guidance, support monitoring and evaluation, and ensure the quality and timely delivery of the project. They will also ensure effective financial and operational management of the project. The Project Director will represent the project to USAID/OFDA, and other key stakeholders in Yemen and the region.

In the current humanitarian emergency context, the role holder may be expected to work outside the normal profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications and experience
* Master s degree or equivalent experience in development, humanitarian response, technical sector (health, nutrition, WASH or protection), or related field is required.

* Minimum 10 years of demonstrable professional experience in implementing multi-sector programmes, with a minimum of 5 years experience in a leadership role overseeing the implementation of projects relevant to either health, nutrition, WASH or child protection
* Experience within a complex country programme in complex emergency responses and fragile states; prior experience working in conflict settings
* Demonstrates exceptional managerial and operational leadership skills; experience managing through influence in a matrix organisation.
* Significant experience of NGO emergency programme cycle management, including field-level project implementation and working against log frames.
* Demonstrable financial and budget management experience; experience as a budget holder
* In- depth knowledge and experience of logistics systems and requirements in a multi- field office, m ulti programme setting
* Experience in managing USG funding and familiarity with federal regulations is critical.
* Flexibility and the ability to effectively adjust expectations to on-the ground realities, while adhering to humanitarian principles and standards.
* Strength in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, and capacity building to realize organizational objectives.
* Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

* Previous Project Director experience
* Technical expertise in at least one of the project sectors
* Experience in cash and/or food assistance programmes
* Prior experience in Yemen
* Oral and written communication skills in Arabic
* Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Yemen
* Experience in designing and managing USAID-funded programmes
* Previously c ompleted Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)

Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:
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.

Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Contract length: 12 Month

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 crise s, 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 c opy of the full role profile can be found at

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

How to apply:

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