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Save the Children is seeking qualified candidate to fulfill the following two vacancies in its Ramallah and Gaza Area Offices:

                Area Senior Manager 


 Position Ref.: SCI/ ASM /oPt - WB    
Position Ref.: SCI/ ASM /oPt - Gaza

The Area Manager role is to ensure efficient management of the Gaza/Ramallah Area Office through developing and achieving area specific objectives in line with the organizational objectives, mission and values. Area Management to include effective management of programs, support functions and Human Resources.

Main Responsibilities:

Programme Management
-Oversee the management of all programmes in Gaza / Ramallah, ensuring that programs are delivered according to grant agreement requirements and Save the Children standards.
-Ensure that activities are appropriately planned and resourced and that progress is systematically monitored against targets.
-Ensure that internal and donor reporting is of high quality, timely and informs managerial and strategic decision making.
-Ensure appropriate budget allocation and spending.
-Ensure that the area of operation is adequately resourced and that funds are available to cover required running costs.
-Ensure program delivery (of both direct and partner implemented activities) and associated processes (program and support) are compliant with donor regulations.
-Maintain an oversight of the humanitarian situation on the area of responsibility ensuring that program strategy, development and implementation is orientated to need and that gaps are addressed.
-Management of relationship with local implementing partners (national Palestinian NGOs – approximately 20).
-Contribute to project design ensuring that new proposals are in line with area strategy, feasible and adequately resourced.

Programme Design and Development
-Ensure that programmes are designed and implemented in a comprehensive manner while aligning to Save the Children national, regional and global priorities.
-In close coordination with Project Managers, Technical Advisors and Programme Development & Quality (PDQ) improve the quality of programming that shows impact on the situation of children.
-Help respond to opportunities to expand programmes/impact. Help draft/develop concept papers and proposals with staff, Programme Managers, and other Technical Advisors as requested.
-Help staff build on synergies and integration among all projects.
-Support the development/evolution of existing programmes, with the aim of ensuring that staff has the capacity to support others (local partners and government counterparts) in the implementation of quality programmes that show impact.
-Support staff in the preparation and implementation of advocacy plans as related to their programmes.

Area Office Management and External Relations:
-Maintain clear overview of the political, legal and security context and ensure effective security management on field sites.
-Represent Save the Children in cluster/inter agency meetings and at Governorate level meetings with government officials.
-Support and represent Save the Children in coordination, programme learning and capacity building vis-a-vis national policy/advocacy and strategy planning initiatives as requested by supervisor.
-Ensure all staff in the area of operations adheres to the safety & security guidelines.
-Support Save the Children visitors to the Gaza / Ramallah Area office and programmes.
-Ensure that logistics, HR and finance procedures are implemented in line with Save the Children policies and that supply chain, recruitment and personnel and financial processing is managed effectively.
-Ensure that adequate premises and resources are available for efficient program implementation in the area of operations.

Human Resources Management
-Ensure effective coordination and communication flow among departments (thematic and support) to ensure efficient program delivery and a constructive and supportive working environment.
-Ensure that logistics, HR and finance procedures are implemented in line with Save the Children policies and that supply chain, recruitment and personnel and financial processing is managed effectively.
-Manage the team, define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly.
-Manage the performance of all staff in the team through effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
-Ensure appropriate staffing within the team.
-Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff.
-Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process.  Establish result based system and follow up.
-Actively develop staff under the Area Manager’s line management, including carrying out succession planning for national staff into positions which are currently international.

Applications will be considered based on the following essential criteria:

-Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic and computer literate.
-Minimum 7 years management experience working in emergency response contexts or development.
-Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience.
-Previous experience of managing a team, and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others.
-Significant experience of project management, including multi sector programmes, from a child rights approach in accordance with international humanitarian rights standards
-Solid experience in award management including significant budget management experience including institutional donors.
-Operational management experience, including logistics management (procurement, supply chain, fleet management, asset management and IT) and Safety and Security management.
-Field level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN.
-Demonstrable experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability.
-Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.
-Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels.
-Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy.
-Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
-The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
-Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

-Has attended Hostile Environment Awareness Training within the last 2-3 years.
-Previous experience with Save the Children with a strong understanding of their policies and procedure.

Application Process:

Applications should be submitted to the

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no later than December 20, 2016, please make sure to mention the position ref. in the subject.  The selection committee will review all applications as they are received. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.

Application package should include the following:

Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information and position applying for in the subject.

Resume including Professional References (minimum of three, with complete contact information).

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. All applicants will also be subject to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and reference checking process.

المسمى الوظيفي Area Senior Manager
أعلنت بواسطة Save the Children
الوظيفة Area Senior Manager
تاريخ البدء
رقم الفاكس
رقم الهاتف
البريد الالكتروني
المكان Ramallah & Gaza
اخر موعد لإستقبال الطلبات 2016-Dec-20
المستوى المهني ادارة
المكان غزة
نوع الوظيفة دوام كامل
التصنيف ادارة