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Award Director – Save the Children

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Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c14,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 12 months fixed term

The role:

The Award Director will provide the primary award management inputs for both development and humanitarian programmes, and on-going support to develop best practice award management procedures and processes. The role has three main aspects to it: lead the Country Office award management team; capacity building of staff in their award management professional development and contributing to the development and advancement of award management processes and systems. If an international staff member is appointed, the intention is that s/he will recruit, train and hand over to a national staff member.

Required qualifications and experience:

Essential

  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities.
  • Proven track record of active contribution to a senior management team, and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and/or regions.
  • Extensive experience with NGOs with increasing responsibilities including a proven experience of establishing and running the award management function in the field.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of major institutional donors including budgeting, eligibility issues, compliance management, and reporting.
  • Experience of engaging with donors at country strategy levels.
  • Experience of and well developed skills in staff management and supervision. Proven strong coaching and capacity building skills.
  • Very strong capacity for attention to detail, problem solving, and analysis of trends.
  • Computer literate (i.e. WORD, advanced Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems).
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams

Desirable

  • Experience with Save the Children award management policies, procedures and systems and Save the Children’s award management system (AMS)
  • Understanding of how to produce financial reports from Save the Children’s overseas accounting software (Agresso)
  • Experience of Project Management, M&E Management or Funding Coordination
  • Fluent in English

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

To see a full job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

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Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contract – Full-Time

Closing date: Tuesday 7 January 2014

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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