Kenya: Deputy Country Director of Program Development and Quality

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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Aug 2018

Title: Deputy Country Director of Program Development and Quality

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose: As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in Somalia/Somaliland, the Deputy Country Director of Program Development and Quality is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the development of high quality, innovative programs that deliver immediate and lasting change for children. The DCD PDQ leads technical aspects of the Country Office within the sectors of education, child protection, child rights governance, child poverty and health and nutrition sectors and as such ensures that the Country Office develops and implements high quality programmes in the sectors through building high organisational technical competence and provision of quality technical assistance. DCD PDQ also oversees the COs engagement with Clusters including co-leadership of the Health and Education Clusters

Contract Duration: 36 months with possibility for extension

Location: Nairobi

Qualifications and Experience



· Recommended a minimum of 12 years' management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including working in range of different cultures, experience directing and implementing programs for children in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, rights governance, HIV/AIDs, health and nutrition, and emergencies

· Recognized leadership role in relevant technical areas at both field and country level

· A general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues

· Solid experience of developing and managing monitoring and learning systems

· Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working

· Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels


· Resource management, training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills

· Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies

· Ability and willingness to spend up to 30% of time in Somalia/Somaliland.

· Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

· Fluency in written and spoken English

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Female candidates are encouraged to apply


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

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