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Pacific Program Operations Advisor - Pacific Region

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  • Can be based anywhere in the Pacific region

Looking for your next career move? Consider this!

Join the Save the Children team contributing to strategic development and delivery of international programming, both in humanitarian and development contexts in the Pacific Region. The role will join the Pacific Program Operations team and provide operations support aimed at ensuring the Pacific country offices and regional office deliver quality operations and meets its dual mandate programming across the region.

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

In this full-time permanent position, you will provide technical operations support to Country Offices (COs) to ensure program operations are efficient and of the required scale and impact. You will be expected to ensure quality of operational delivery through supportive monitoring. This role reports to the Pacific Regional Program Operations Director.

You will make an impact by:

  • Delivering high quality on-demand advisory services and analytical products to COs
  • Providing advice on polices, standards, risk and regulatory requirements.
  • Supporting operational excellence of CO program delivery and supply chain functions.
  • Overseeing the delivery of capacity-building plans to develop the requisite technical competencies in program staff.
  • Identifying new business opportunities and channeling leads through the relevant CO or Regional representatives.

Does this sound like you?

You are someone who demonstrates ability to thrive in a matrix management environment. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching. This role suits those who are motivated by having significant social impact, with strong business acumen. You will be determined to make a difference.

This role requires:

  • At least 5 years' experience in senior level leadership and management experience with international NGOs, with a solid experience at country management level
  • Demonstrated experience of working in humanitarian and development contexts in international organisations and/or INGOs
  • Significant experience in managing program operations and systems
  • Experience of international development systems, institutions, donors, and best practices
  • Experience in developing and implementing organisational vision and strategies
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of a Pacific language a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Experience of building personal networks at senior levels, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organisation.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the region (varying but expected to be 30%-40% of time).
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.

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.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Child friendly work environment

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking the "Apply Now" button.

Position Description: - Pacific Program Operations Advisor

This is a dynamic field-focused role, that provides Program Operations advisory support to our Pacific Country Office teams charged with delivering impact for children. This role is focused on capacity strengthening of our excellent cohort of project managers working in both development and humanitarian contexts. Candidates from the region with strong international development project management experience and a solutions-focused approach are encouraged to apply. The role will involve regular travel and candidates should be flexible and mobile.  

Candidates from the Pacific Region are strongly encouraged to apply.

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We're dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.
Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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