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Team Leader - Partnerships for Social Protection - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Save The Children

Save the Children Australia (SCA) is inviting submissions of Expressions of Interest (EOI) from individual consultants, firms, or consortiums to undertake the Team Leader role on the DFAT funded Partnerships for Social Protection (P4SP) Pacific regional program.

This is a four-year contract based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The program will provide tailored assistance to support countries to advocate for, build and strengthen effective, sustainable, gender-responsive and shock responsive social protection systems in our region.

This position is contingent on award of funding from DFAT.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, maximum-term position, based in Port Moresby you will hold overall responsibility for the direction, technical design and coordination of the program. The role provides financial, administrative, technical and operational management leadership to the project across project sites in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga and other Pacific island countries as needed. You will be part of our International Programs team and report to our Pacific Regional Director.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing financial, administrative, technical, and operational management leadership
  • Providing strategic oversight to program quality
  • Ensuring the implementation and monitoring of effective management systems

Does this sound like you?

You have strategically led and managed multi-country programs; been accountable for the achievement of program deliverables; and provided strategic oversight to program quality through an agreed Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Framework. Served as the coordination leader and focal point for INGO program partners, as well as national and sub-national Pacific governments. Served as a key liaison point of contact with donors, key private sector partners, local institutions and communities in close coordination with home office and regional leadership.

This role requires:

  • Master's degree in International Development, Social Policy, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related qualification/s
  • 5+ years' work in senior managerial positions in development and/or humanitarian organisations
  • 3+ years' experience managing social protection initiatives in developing countries (Pacific preferred) including staff supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of DFAT rules and regulations (procurement, financial, contracts and grants, program)
  • Thorough knowledge of formal and informal social protection in the Pacific
  • Proven ability to manage large partnerships programs with a minimum of 3 years' experience managing multi-regional or multi-country programs
  • Analytic skills, trends and institutional analysis, systems thinking, critical analysis of approaches and strategies

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. We offer a competitive salary including mobilisation and de-mobilisation airfares, accommodation, basic utilities, annual leave flights, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities - both locally and internationally.

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the 'Apply' section below.

A position description is attached.

As part of the selection process, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment and psychometric assessment to help us determine your suitability for the role.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check (where necessary), and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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