Job Title: Director of Program Development and Quality
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Employer: Save the Children
Job Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Closing Date: 24/05/2017
Job Description:

Save the Children are currently looking for a Director of Program Development and Quality to be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of high quality, innovative programs, in all settings and contexts, that deliver immediate and lasting change for children. You will ensure the quality of programs implemented by Save the Children and ensure that the knowledge we gain from implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs is incorporated into the development of future programs.


  You will report in to the Country Director in Myanmar, and have a team of 11 reporting in to you.

  This is a challenging role, in a complex environment, requiring a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated individual who can operate in a high profile, rapidly transitioning environment. The Director of PDQ leads a team who deliver on the key areas of accountability through their leadership, collaboration, coordination and support to all country office teams, particularly staff in Program Implementation and Awards.

  In order to be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Significant experience in an NGO environment, ideally including experience in both emergency and development contexts
  • Experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education; child protection; child rights governance; health and nutrition; food security, livelihoods and social protection.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a complex international setting with proven track record of people and team management and development
  • Significant experience leading strategic planning and in program design and proposal development
  • A strong understanding of different methodologies of monitoring and evaluation and operational research and experience in developing integrated MEAL systems
  • The ability to effectively establish a learning culture within an organisation
  • Experience in successfully establishing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships with donors and government counterparts.
  • Strong representation and influencing skills
  • Experience of management of diverse workforce including effective performance management and utilisation of capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

On a personal level you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, cultural awareness and the tenacity to succeed in a highly matrixed global organisation.

  The role offers a competitive package in the context of the sector.

  The organisation

We employ approximately 17,000 people and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those who need better healthcare, education and protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise childrens rights and ensure their voices are heard.

  We are working towards 3 breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

  Application information

To register your interest, please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

  We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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