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National Contract Manager - Australian Programs


Employer: Save The Children
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Executive & Senior Management, Operations & Risk Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 01 June, 2016.
Applications close: 15 June, 2016. (Expired)

Your role is varied and challenging because it encompasses a combination of people management, contract management and program management. The National Contract Manager is responsible for the overall management of Save the Children's national contracts and some national programs. In addition to managing a small dynamic team, you will work in close collaboration with Save the Children state office staff and national office teams to ensure contract compliance and program delivery.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

This full-time 12-month contract position is based in our Melbourne head office. You will be responsible for the overall management of national contracts and national programs as required, including the Status Resolution Support Services project supporting unaccompanied minors in alternative places of detention. This role includes staff management and works closely with state office teams. You will be part of our Australian Programs team and report to our Head of National Programs and Quality.

You will make an impact by:

  • Demonstrating exceptional leadership and stakeholder management ability; and
  • Ensuring Save the Children's maintains the highest standards in terms of contractual compliance

We want you to be successful.

Therefore, as a minimum, you'll need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in law, business administration or other relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated project management experience, including managing teams and budgets
  • Ability to problem-solve, multi-task, determine priorities, take initiative, work independently and in multicultural settings
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skill, including the ability to influence and negotiate with a range of diverse stakeholders
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. We offer a competitive salary including generous salary packaging benefits, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities - both locally and internationally.

How to apply for this job

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