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					JOB PROFILE Job Title: Reports to: Reporting to this position Budget Responsibility Grade: Child Protection Level: Job Purpose To oversee the development of high quality, innovative programmes that deliver immediate and lasting change for children. Key accountabilities Program Development:  Overseeing the design and approval of high quality Thematic Programme Plans in line with the objectives of the country strategy.  Developing funding strategies and grant proposals to ensure adequate resources are secured for programme activities from both grants and the private funds of Alliance members. This will include continuously identifying strategic leads and concepts, which can be designed into programs/projects that contribute to the overall strategy of SCiM.  Ensuring that all programs achieve excellence in terms of child rights programming (including child rights situation analysis, advocacy, impact assessment and quality assurance) as well as sector-specific technical excellence.  Ensure a truly multi-sectoral programme with integration across sectors (education, HIV, child survival, hunger reduction, child protection, child rights, civil society capacity building, and livelihoods).  Ensuring that programs are relevant to the global programme and advocacy objectives of the Alliance members participating in SCiM. Programme Management:  Ensuring that programmes are evaluated appropriately and reporting key findings regularly to the Country Director, other SMT members, donors and others as appropriate. Director of Program Development and Quality Country Director 7 National Staff and 4 International staff >$1m per year (TBC)
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 Ensuring that programme reviews and audits, as required by members/donors operating in-country, are conducted appropriately and any issues addressed in a timely manner.  Establishing appropriate systems and processes for planning and reporting to member head offices and donors, including management of the Funding & Grants Unit.  Ensure efficient and effective management of grants and technical support. This includes ultimate budget-holding responsibility for all funds related to the programme. Communications:  Representing (at the request of the Country Director) SCiM to government, the UN and other international agencies, donors and bodies including media, identifying opportunities to advocate SCiM’s position and raise funds through building key stakeholder relationships.  Ensuring good leadership of the in-country Communications team, and production of high quality internal & external communication materials. Leadership:  Leading, managing and motivating direct reports, ensuring that they have clear objectives and receive meaningful feedback on their performance.  Developing and implementing a structured capacity-building program for all direct reports.  Ensuring that the Programme Development and Quality Department is structured and staffed appropriately.  Participating in an active manner in the SMT team of SCiM.

Person specification  Demonstrated skills and experience in child rights programming, including involving children in programme work and high-level policy and advocacy work.  An in depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular in relation to children.  Proven ability to raise funds from a diverse set of donors, and successfully manage those grants.  At least 5 years management experience of development programmes – preferably with experience of large-scale, multi-sectoral programmes, and also experience of humanitarian response.

 Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a complex political environment and on sensitive issues.  Previous experience of managing and developing teams and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others.  Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.  Fluency in written and spoken English.  Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.  Experience in, and/or knowledge of, Myanmar (Burma) is desirable but not essential.


				
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