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Head Of Region

14.8.2019, Full time , INGO
Company: Save the Children International
Job Category
INGO
No of Employees
1001-5000
Company description
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children.Better ExperiencesSave the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. It is a dual mandate organization and focuses on development and emergency response. We are currently working in 120 countries around the world touching the lives of 125 million children. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children has been working in Myanmar since 1995. Our programmes include Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, WASH, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, Child Protection and Child Rights Governance and Humanitarian Responses across the country.

Save the Children offers attractive salary including non-salary benefits which consists of paid medical benefits, various leave benefits, accident insurance, severance and other allowances.Good Environment and Good Teamwork

Job description
Leadership and Representation
• Monitor and analyse the humanitarian, political, cultural, social and economic context in Rakhine State and propose operational directions and strategic positioning.
• Through the Senior Program Manager, ensure alignment of programs and interventions with strategic positioning.
• Ensure coordination, communication and liaison with key stakeholders, including relevant government departments, regional and local authorities, UN agencies, international and national NGOs and other relevant civil society organisations active in the region.
• Together with the Senior Program Manager for Rakhine, represent Save the Children at regional events, including the Rakhine Coordination Group, INGO Head of Office meetings, and coordination meetings with the Rakhine State Government.
• Represent Save the Children at national level events, including the Rakhine Country Directors meetings if requested, relevant meetings of the INGO forum, and meetings with donors.
• In consultation with key advocacy staff, support efforts at local level to change policies and practices for wider and lasting impact on the lives of children in his/her region.
• Support and participate in the hosting of visits to Rakhine state by donors, Save the Children staff, and other relevant stakeholders.

Programme Growth and Learning
• Contribute to programme design and budget planning, providing operational input and ensuring that associated regional and field office costs are correctly budgeted and resourced.
• Support the development of programmes in Rakhine State, including Northern Rakhine State, through development of strong government relationships, particularly with GAD, DSW, MOE and UN agencies, and through operational input and support to programme design.
• Ensure long and short term emergency risks and hazards analysis and response plan in the region is updated and support emergency preparedness planning.

Team Management and Development
• Directly manage the regional operations team, and provide administrative line management of Senior Program Manager.
• Regularly visit the field offices to provide appropriate monitoring, guidance and support to the programme support staff.
• Ensure effective collaboration and coordination between the field office staff, and with Yangon teams, reacting quickly and decisively to bring any team challenges and problems to a swift and satisfactory resolution.
• Ensure staff wellbeing, engagement, and learning and development of staff are sufficiently prioritised.
• Build and nurture smooth and effective inter-team relationships based on trust and cooperative approaches, and ensure project implementation is not constrained by inappropriate management behaviours or exceedingly bureaucratic attitudes.
• Lead the regional team in responding to changing internal and external factors with getting support from Yangon HO.
• Ensure the recruitment, training and promotion of field-based support staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities.
• Ensure the effective use of the HR performance management system including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations.
• Ensure the documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, develop appropriate performance improvements/ work plans and take appropriate performance management actions in line with country programme/Save the Children policy.

Support to Project Delivery and Quality
• Ensure that appropriate resources (support staff, means of transport and communication, office space, etc) are available to field programme teams in the region to enable them to smoothly and efficiently deliver high quality projects in line with project plans.
• Manage regional support team to make sure office premises, staff houses and other facilities of transportation and communication are well maintained in accordance with SCI standards of minimum requirement.
• Ensure that all staff working both in regional office and field offices are compliant with SCI essential standards, procedures and guidelines in terms of operational management by setting up a stringent monitoring mechanism to measure high performance.
• Ensure that field-based support staff receive adequate support and training from Yangon teams (Finance, HR, Admin, Supply Chain, Awards) to fulfil their duty in line with policies and compliance standards.
• Responsible for the overall budget of the regional office and maintaining an overview of both programme and operational field office budgets in the region, and ensuring that offices are not underfunded or overspending on support functions.
• Take leading role in Country Annual Plan (CAP) budget forecast with the help of Regional Support Manager and Regional Finance staff to ensure CAPs are realistic, prioritized and envisioning future requirement of the region.
• Identify and develop tools to improve accuracy of budget forecasting and cost allocation across budgets.
• Getting support from CO HR and Compliance focal, consolidate volunteers and staff recruitment procedure to reduce child safeguarding and compliance related risks.
• Support the SPM in conducting arrangements on program staff organizational structure and redistribution of tasks across technical departments if necessary.
• Support field teams in identifying and supporting civil society partners including: partner assessment/risk analysis, capacity building planning and technical support.
• Hold responsibility for safety and security of staff in Rakhine, ensuring that all field teams have received appropriate training and that all field offices follow relevant guidelines, and coordinating with other organisations and government where necessary.
• Together with S&S focal, conduct Risk assessment, review Safety and Security plan/Hibernation and evacuation SOP for all offices in Rakhine State.
• Ensure that contextual information in Rakhine State is duly updated, and that offices are well prepared for man-made or natural disasters in Rakhine State.
• Accountable for the coordination of emergency responses in Rakhine State and active communication and cooperation with Humanitarian Programs.
• Provide technical input and support to staff developing and implementing emergency response programmes.
• Review roles, responsibilities and structure of camp-based sub-offices and support teams and propose arrangements for improved communication and decision making process, increased compliance and support from Sittwe office. Define roadmap for short and long-term adjustments and lead on priority and immediate changes.

Child Safeguarding Responsibilities
• Ensure that your staff is providing all beneficiaries of your programme with ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct

Desired Skills and Expertise
• At least, 5 years of experience relevant to managing a large operational structure implementing projects in the international organizations.
• Significant coordination and management experience, specifically applied to diverse external stakeholders.
• Experience with development programming and humanitarian responses, with specific knowledge of the Myanmar and Rakhine state context a strong advantage.
• Experience of developing and supporting teams, with a proven ability to lead, motivate and build the capacity of teams.
• Strong facilitation skills, and commitment to participatory ways of working and effective delegation.
• Experience with design and operationalisation of strategic planning.
• Demonstrable knowledge of effective financial planning, budgetary control, and grant management.
• Demonstrated skills in networking and advocacy.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
• Results-focused and ability to develop and drive operational solutions.
• Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
• Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally when required.

Language skills

We offer • Male/Female
• Salary is negotiable

Work location 126/A, Dhammazedi Road Corner of Dhammazedi Road & Shwe Gon Taing, 1street, Yangon 11201, Yangon.
For Rakhine
State/District: Rakhine State

Job details Job Category: NGO, Charity & Voluntary jobs
Company Industry: INGO
Employment Type: Other
Full time: YES
Job posted: 14/8/2019

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