The International Programme (IP) department is responsible for SCS (Save the Children Sweden) long-term international development and humanitarian contribution to Save the Children (SC) 2030 ambitions, global breakthroughs and strategic goals.
The two section directors for the two Program Quality Support sections,
1) Program Quality Support section – Child protection, environment and climate resilience and 2) Child rights, gender equality and strengthening local civil society ,
will work closely together with SCS IP leadership Team/IPLT and Save the Children International Program Quality and Impact (PQI) leadership to ensure;
- Strategic development of SCS thematic contributions and resourcing of that in order to be relevant and aligned with SCI (Save The Children International) and SCS strategies within SCS prioritized thematic areas (Child protection, Child rights, Gender equality, civil society/localisation and Climate and environment).
- In dialogue with IPLT ensure a strategic and joint prioritization on the use of SCS thematic advisors time and the resources needed in different areas for movement facing work, in program quality support in the SCS portfolio, in new business development and in advocacy work.
- Be active themselves to drive global conversations and change projects in the SC global program quality and impact agenda (f ex TE transformation, ONE Humanitarian Team etc) and support the IP director and others engaged in these processes.
- Develop our strategic engagement in the SC Global GEHSP Technical Expertise platform both for use of SCS knowledge and how to best access and use knowledge needed that we do not have in-house.
One Program Quality Support function in two sections
The Program Quality Support section directors both report to the IP Director and are part of the SCS international program leadership team (IPLT ). They need to work closely together and together with IPLT to get joint resource management and oversight tools, ensure that meeting structures and joint management with SCI Directors are structured in a similar way.
Both sections have the same functional responsibilities and work interconnected in support of SC Global Strategy, SCI PQI global priorities, SCS strategy, Regional and Country Strategies, International Advocacy, and engage in prepositioning and new business development (Internataional Advocacy, Regional Teams and the department of Financing and Partnership).
The Directors will be accountable to ensure a proactive strategic dialogue with SCI on SCS thematic contributions and engage IP Leadership on how to evolve our support and contribution both to SC global program quality and advocacy agendas as well as to other strategic priorities in line with the 2022-24 strategy.
Are you who we are looking for ?
To be successful in the role we see that you have;
- a relevant bachelors/masters degree
- extensive experience/expertise in one of the focus areas of the section. In this case child rights, gender equality or civil society/localisation
- extensive experience in working in international development
- at least 5 years experience as a line manager for senior highly qualified staff
- excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English
As a person we think you are ;
- Strategic: good at seeing the whole picture and taking decisions for the long-term
- Collaborative: good at collaboration across organisational functions
- A change agent; good and willing to drive change and good at/or willing to develop working in a process oriented way of working culture
- Couragous: able to make tough decisions on priorities for the good of the organisations mission
On a personal level you'll share our values. HERE is a summary of our terms and conditions.
Please see the link to a more detailed job describtion here: JD
Does this sound interesting ?
The role is based in Stockholm and is a permanent position ( tillsvidare anställning) with 6 month probabtion period.
We are open to the possibility of the person being based in another location than Stockholm but within reasonable time-zones and with possibility to be regularly in Stockholm where most of the team in based.
If you have any questions on the role please contact the recruiting manager Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen , International programs Director SCS email@example.com. Due to vacations she will be able to answer questions from 8 aug.
Deadline for application is Friday August 18th 2022.
As our recruitment screening process is anonymized we kindly ask you not to include any personal detalils while answering any screening questions. We only use CV's on our recruitment process and do not request personal letters.
At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of both children and adults in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our important policies such as the Child safeguarding policy, Policy protection from Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation (PSEA) and our ethical guidelines, more information about our policies and our guildelines can be found HERE.
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