Food Security and Livelihood Director
Save the Children invites application for the above mentioned position. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements will be flexible for the potential female candidates.
As a member of Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT), this position will be responsible for ensuring country strategic direction and leading the several programs interventions under the Child Poverty sector and will provide planning, general oversight and leadership to development of the Country Strategic Plans. The main responsibilities of this position will be to help define the strategy and learning agenda and push it forward, while also accountable for various donor-funded projects and growing the Food Security and Livelihood portfolio for the Child poverty sector. S/he will ensure that cost effective program implementation with quality, compliances on the basis upon which we advocate for changes in policy and practice by key duty-bearers at local, national and regional levels. The incumbent will play a leading role in designing projects, programs and research, including approaches to partnerships and advocacy, and building country office capacity and reputation to deliver technically sound Food Security and Livelihood programming and policy work. S/he will also be responsible for representation and networking with donors and government, as well as key internal stakeholders from across SCI. S/he will contribute to the development and implementation of SC’s global policies and strategies on Food Security and Livelihood, ensure key organizational principles and approaches are well integrated throughout the project cycle and in advocacy. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring that lessons derived through implementation of projects are well articulated, documented and disseminated both internally and externally and fed into strategic development of the overall portfolio.
The Food Security and Livelihood Director will oversee the development and implementation, lead on policy and advocacy relating to the design of technical interventions regarding poverty reduction for children, such as social protection, Skill based interventions, Market System development, Cash transfer program, and related development interventions. S/he will identify appropriate partnerships to engage in collective advocacy initiatives and program implementation. Also s/he will ensure that there is an effective MEAL system for monitoring, data collection, analysis and evaluation and ensure financial oversight of project and thematic budgets, maintaining timely expenditure in line with agreed priorities and donor guidelines and accountable for that. S/he will develop and implement strategies to ensure gender equity, child participation and beneficiary accountability in all programs in the sector. The incumbent will work to develop funding strategies and proposals to expand the sector’s portfolio in line with strategic priorities and technical best practice from a range of sources including institutional donors and private funds. This will involve continuously developing concepts and innovations and packaging them for a range of donors, both for proactive and reactive fundraising efforts.
Qualifications and Experience
At least 10 years’ experience of supporting poverty reduction, food security and livelihoods, adolescent skills development and/or social protection programmes in developing countries, including 5 years’ experience in a senior management position
Demonstrated experience in one of the technical areas (food security/distribution, cash transfers, agricultural revival, support for trade and small businesses/entrepreneurship, etc.)
Experience in managing multiple program/projects in food security and livelihood, including humanitarian programs
Proven ability to manage a team, with good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to motivate staff
Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation, especially remotely.
Proven sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and be innovative, set priorities, manage work plans and evaluate progress
Proven track record in fundraising, proposal development (narrative, log frame and budgets) building good donor relations
Strong analytical and writing skills with demonstrated ability to write briefing papers, conduct policy analysis and prepare targeted advocacy messages
Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English
Master’s Degree, preferably in Economics/ Agriculture/ Public Health/ International Development or related discipline from reputed University
Contract length: Regular
Job Location: Dhaka
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations
For detailed job description and to apply online, please visit: https://bangladesh.savethechildren.net/careers
Application deadline: 20 August, 2020
Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview
‘Save the Children promotes diversity in its workforce’
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.