Director of Programme Operations

Save the Children International Hatay,İstanbul,Gaziantep
Yüksek Lisans
Tam Zamanlı 10-24
İngilizce (C2, Level 6, Advanced)
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JOB ADVERTISEMENT – Director of Programme Operations

SCI employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three 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

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3 - The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


ROLE PURPOSE: 

The earthquakes in Türkiye have had a large-scale impact on millions of children and their families. Infrastructure has been decimated, families have been displaced and the scale of humanitarian needs are unprecedented. Save the Children Türkiye is scaling up to meet the immediate and longer- term recovery needs in the aftermath of the earthquake.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in Türkiye, the Director Programme Operations shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office (CO). The Director Programme Operations in his/her capacity will be accountable to the Country Director for overseeing the Programme Operations Department and co-accountable with other senior leaders for risk management –in both emergencies and development programming contexts.

 

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Country Director

Dotted Line: MENAEE Operations Director

Staff directly reporting to this post: Area Managers. Head of supply chain. Head of partnership including other senior operations team members

Role Dimensions: Türkiye CO operates in high scaling earthquake and complex context with multi-member interest. The CO annual budget could reach more than $30m, and more than 200 staff members. The Turkiye CO is undergoing a large transition from a small to medium size country office to a large country program with expansion to setup new Filed Offices and scaling partnership within local NGOs.

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team:

  • Provide the leadership for Program operations  and contribute to country office leadership
  • Ensure appropriate funding for shared costs in all locations
  • Ensures relevant coordination meetings are scheduled for inter-departmental collaboration (day-to-day, information sharing, review, decision-making)
  • Coordinates functions at country level for effective delivery and field support
  • Design and supports the implementation of a coherent organizational structure that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to program needs
  • Support the development of an organizational culture that reflects our values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and donors
  • Help establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with: government, donors, partners, and local and international NGOs
  • Provide the leadership to implement the Country Strategic Plan
  • Support the operations  and follow up of the CO KPI Improvement Plan, audit recommendations and other general CO risk management plans.
  • Contribute to strategic development and delivery of programming, in both humanitarian and development contexts, in line with the Save the Children mandate, strategy and Practice of Change
  • Lead and/or champion change management initiatives
  • Contribute to global knowledge and learning in Save the Children

 

 

Oversight and Management of Program Operations

  • Responsible for overall coordination of program operations  and delegated responsibility for field delivery of high quality programming in line with the objectives of the country strategy
  • In collaboration with the rogram Operations  team and SLT, define and implement an effective, efficient and sustainable operating model, including defining and developing the role of Save the Children and its partners
  • Serve as overall budget holder for most programming; manage and support budget holders for individual projects and grants
  • Ensure programs are implemented in ways responsive to the communities and children in line with Save the Children principles, values and strategic plan and following Save the Children compliance procedures. This includes working with government and national NGO partners to strengthen national capacity
  • Ensure preparation of timely and high quality progress reports, program reports, and donor reports
  • Through the Senior Programme Managers, oversee all area and field offices and ensure all relevant SCI processes and procedures are in place with the support of the various heads of departments.
  • Ensure systems are in place to monitor on time, high-quality, sustainable delivery of programs (including regular spot checks of area and field offices)
  • Through the Head of Partnership and project Managers ensure the appropriate management of all current and potential partners in line with the country’s partnerships strategy and CSP
  • In close coordination with the members of the SLT, participate in program proposal process and ensure that all programs progress in accordance with grant agreements, are completed on time and on budget
  • Support the PDQ director in conceptualizing and designing cost effective, innovative and high quality programs to serve difficult to reach children
  • Maintain open and transparent relationships with SC members and CO RO/Centre counterparts.
  • support the development of funding strategies, participating in the development of award proposals, and identifying strategic leads and operational delivery concepts and strategies
  • Oversee and monitor operations  KPI’s are delivered in line with SCI benchmarks and expectations (KPIs 1 and 2)

 

 

Supply Chain Management

  • Through the Head of Supply Chain, oversee procurement, warehouse, construction, and fleet.
  •  Ensure that the country office supply chain capacity and systems meet the minimum operating standards and are able to satisfy the programming requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate and adequate emergency supply chain procedures are detailed in the Country Office Emergency Preparedness Plan in order to enable rapid scale up.
  • Ensure goods and services procured are cost effective and quality aligned to the SCI Essential Standards.
  • Support the Head of Supply Chain to assess the implementation of the procurement processes to ensure they are effectively and consistently implemented.

Budget Management

  • Ensure expenditure is authorized in accordance with the budget authorization procedures within the scheme of delegation
  • Monitor for significant variances between budget and actual expenditure  
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken for budget under/overutilization identified working closely with Award team
  • Ensure that direct report budget holders prepare reports on financial performance of their award as required either by donors or by other internal demands.

 

Humanitarian Response Management

  • Strengthen the Turkiye CO organizational readiness to respond to emergencies in line with global SCI humanitarian goals and benchmarks
  • Ensure that the CO designs, updates and implements a full set of humanitarian preparedness actions, drawing on SC Member input and resources
  • Mount appropriate and timely responses at scale to all emergencies consistent with established benchmarks, plans and organizational policies, and in close cooperation with incoming surge teams
  • Ensure that all CO staff across departments and sub offices are familiar with, adhere to and implement the procedures and processes detailed in the Rules and Principles for humanitarian response
  • In coordination with the Country Director and PDQ Director maintain consistent and coherent engagement in key sector emergency preparedness and response coordination mechanisms ( as relevant)

 

Risk Management

  • Chair the Country Risk Committee ‘CRC’
  • Provide oversight of CO Risk Management Plan and drive key mitigations forward with functional leads 
  • Ensure CO SLT decisions on risks are captured in Country RMP
  • Ensure mitigation action plans made by functional heads and the Country Risk Committee are implemented and are supporting programme operations .
  • Submitting the CO Risk Management Plan to the Regional Operations Director and Regional Head of Risk and Compliance on a quarterly basis.

 

Project Management Methodology (PMM) and PRIME

  • Ensure all Project Staff including senior ops team take the full PMM course across the country,
  • Work with SLT to ensure support staff and functional leads take the express PMM course,
  • Ensure all new projects are PMM compliance in up taking tools and procedures,
  • Draw an action plan for all continuing awards to be PMM compliant.
  • Support and coach Ops senior team, Area/Field Managers and project staff to use the new procedures and tools  
  • Define approach for monitoring and embedding use of procedures and tools
  • Lead the rollout of the PRIME system in Turkiye.

 

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

  • Ensure appropriate staffing within the program operations  team, including area and field office staff, programs, and the Supply Chain and Partnership
  • Ensure that all direct reports understand and are able to perform their role and support as needed
  • Manage the program operations  team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly
  • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff and implement the talent review program
  • Recruit/ develop a diversified team

Representation

  • Proactively seek and maintain, active and regular working relationships with host government authorities, donors, partner agencies, the UN system, and local and international NGOs
  • Interact regularly with the international donors and the NGO community to ensure awareness of SC programs and to collect up to date information about the plans and programs of other actors

Safety and Security

  • Support the Country Director on day-to-day management of safety, security and access and thru a dotted line of the Head of Safety, Security and Access, ensure that each operational area (i.e. all area offices and field offices) holds a clear, updated and understood contingency plan to respond to various foreseen and potential scenarios
  • Emphasize and support Area Managers in ensuring that national security guidelines, and in particular those on travel and incident reporting, are adhered to
  • Ensure that all safety and security minimum operating standards and in country guidelines and procedures are met by all sub offices
  • Promote a culture of security awareness and a shared duty of care amongst staff

 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Recommended a minimum of 12 years of experience in a non-profit environment, including senior leadership experience and field operations experience ideally running both emergency and development programs
  • Good working knowledge of Turkiye context
  • Master’s Degree in development or other social sciences or relevant degree plus experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; excellent people management skills, experience of managing and developing a team
  • Excellent external representation skills at high level with the government, donors and other partners
  • Solid project management skills related to organizational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian and development systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills, effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sectoral working relationships
  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems with effective and efficient ways to accomplish goals
  • Ability to make decisions, work under pressure on a number of competing tasks meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully in a complex political environment and on sensitive issues
  • Flexible and adaptable to dynamic changes and fast-paced work environment
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
  • Demonstrated experience working on complex, multi-partner projects in an international setting
  • Experience in complex, rapid changing environments
  • Good understanding of sectoral programs (i.e. Education, Livelihoods, WASH, Child Protection, CASH base intervention) and a working knowledge of the program priorities of the Country Office 
  • An in-depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular in relation to children
  • Willingness to travel to operations  sites for technical monitoring and supervision visits
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, working knowledge of Turkish is high advantages
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

Position holder will be based in Türkiye, while international applications are welcome, priority will be given to local applications.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Save the Children is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve children better.  Therefore all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Child Safeguarding:

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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. 

 

Save the Children International

SCI employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three 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
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
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