The Operations Director leads on the delivery of high quality programs for children in that deliver immediate and lasting change for children in accordance with the country strategy. The Save the Children strategy in Turkey is focused on partnership with civil society, private sector and governmental organisations so it is expected that the post holder will ensure that Save the Children efforts through the project cycle are effective on delivering against our strategic objectives.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Country director
Reporting to: Field managers, Project managers, Awards Manager, Logistics Manager
Dimensions: $5-10 million p.a. , approx. 20 programme implementation staff currently
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
General organisational management
- Play a leadership role within the Senior management team making significant contributions towards the SMT terms of reference
- Participate in risk management processes across the country office
- Participate in change management initiatives in the country office, and lead change management within the operations team to ensure that staffing and structure is fit for purpose
- Contribute to the process of inducting new staff
Oversight of project delivery
- Coordinate enabling functions at country level for effective delivery and field support
- Line manage field sites ensuring effective decentralised management, decision making, budget holding, reporting and external coordination
- Line manage project managers
Operational performance & management improvement
- Conduct essential standard self-assessments and monitor improvement plans
- Monitor, report and improve performance against KPIs related to award management, logistics and project delivery
- Set departmental priorities and plans, and ensure these are translated into clear individual workplans and development plans for all operations staff
- Implement a continuous system of improvement in areas of oversight
- Oversee the awards management function ensuring that it is developed in line with accountabilities agreed with other departments
- Oversee the logistics management function ensuring that it is developed in line with accountabilities agreed with other departments
- Ensure contribution of operations team to our emergency preparedness plan and work with CD to ensure we have a clear emergency preparedness focal point
Development and delivery of strategy
- Contribute to the development of country strategies to ensure that information gathered through the implementation cycle and through our partners feeds into development of future strategy
- Work closely with PDQ team to ensure effective processes exist for program portfolio management, accountability, program learning & knowledge
Project cycle management
- Ensure that the operations team makes effective contributions to proposal development
- Ensure that award management staff coordinate effective setup of new projects
- Oversee project implementation including effective budget holding
- Ensure that donor compliance rules are well understood and incorporated, drawing on support from internal control and compliance adviser where needed
- Ensure that good quality donor reports are submitted on time
- Ensure effective close out of awards.
|QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- At least 8 years of experience in the related field;
- Substantial management experience in a humanitarian or development setting;
- Strong experience of project / programme cycle management in humanitarian or sustainable development programs;
- Previous experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others;
- Experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure;
- Demonstrable experience developing and advancing more junior staff;
- Experience in international development systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management;
- Familiar with effective financial and budgetary control;
- Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically;
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
- Commitment and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches;
- Fluent in Turkish and English.
- Master degree in development or other social sciences or experience that could be evaluated as commensurate;
- Arabic is desirable.
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Benefits Package provided to National Staff:
- Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.
- Annual leave
- Inhouse Medical Facility, Accidental and Life insurance.
- Transportation allowance
- A motivating work environment
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Please apply in English by sending your up to date CV with a cover letter as a single document explaining your salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the position that you are applying on the subject section. The advertisement will be closed on April 5th, 2018 at 5:30 PM (Turkey local time).
Please kindly be informed that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and interviews will be conducted on rolling basis.