At Save The Children, we believe every child deserves a future. Around the world, too many children start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they come from. Millions of children are dying from preventable causes, face poverty, violence, disease and hunger. They are caught up in war zones and disasters they did nothing to create. And they are denied an education and other basic rights owed to them.
All children deserve better. We champion the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first.
With 25,000 dedicated staff across 118 countries, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children’s voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.
In the MENAEE Region, Save the Children currently operates a significant portfolio of programmes across 14 countries in Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. It has a workforce of over 2,700 staff and a portfolio of awards and opportunities currently valued at USD 1B, and an annual budget of over USD 400M. A large portion of these programmes consist of responses to large humanitarian emergencies (Yemen, Ukraine, Türkiye, and Syria). We also work in countries with chronic humanitarian situations (Lebanon, oPt, Iraq) as well as regular, smaller emergencies (Bosnia Herzegovina, Greece, and the refugee and migration influx into Türkiye and Europe).
About the role
The Yemen Country Director will lead Save the Children’s programmes in Yemen based out of Sana’a and Aden, reporting to the Middle East North Africa, and Eastern Europe Regional Director. The Yemen Country Director will provide strategic direction to the programme. The post holder is responsible for identifying needs and resources and elaborating programme recommendations in line with Save the Children national and global priorities. The post-holder will ensure that all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies are in place. The Country Director is accountable for appropriate fiscal management of the Yemen Country Office and ensuring strong management of risks, including key legal and regulatory risks. The post holder will play a strategic role in the effective management of Save the Children programmes across Yemen, including scale up and scale down as appropriate, to increase impact and enable positive change for children. The post holder will be the primary Save the Children representative with local authorities, donor representatives, peer agencies and communities.
As a member of the Middle East, North Africa, & Eastern Europe Regional Leadership Team, they will have also shared accountability for Save the Children’s international development and emergency programming in the region. To achieve our ambitious goals and breakthroughs for children, the leadership team will, in collaboration with Save the Children Members and in conjunction with the other regional organisations, aim to drive strategy, compliance and quality across the region.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
People and organisation
Programme Development and Management
Representation, Coordination, Advocacy and Partnerships
Financial and Admin Management
Audit and Corporate Governance compliance
Safety & Security Management
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (STCI VALUES IN PRACTICE)
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Contract length: Open-ended
Package: Commensurate with seniority of the position. Unaccompanied. Open to international candidates
HOW TO APPLY
Closing date: 19th November 2023
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