As a key member of the Regional senior leadership team, Regional Programme Operations Director – East Africa s/he will take shared responsibility for transformation of the East Africa region to a new full spectrum operating model whilst delivering Save the Children’s strategy within the region.
S/he will lead operations support aimed at ensuring that Save the Children delivers quality operations and meets its mandate of humanitarian and development programming in all East Africa countries. S/he will ensure that high quality support is given to Country & Regional offices and member staff in order to optimise the operational delivery of humanitarian and development programs in the East Africa region. S/he is responsible for supporting operational and humanitarian aspects of Country Offices programming and ensuring adequate systems are in place to enable and facilitate quality program delivery in the field.
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.
Save the Children works in 12 countries in East and Southern Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi) with a current staff complement of approximately 3500 staff and current expenditure of approximately $300 million each year
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Contract duration: 2 years, with possibility of extension
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:
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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
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