Director of Programmes Operations Job in Save the Children

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Save the Children is looking for experienced development professionals to work within the Nigeria Country Programme.

These roles will be critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme.


Director of Programmes Operations in Save the Children


As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Director of Program Operations shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office. The Director of Program Operations in his/her capacity is responsible for the effective delivery of all programming in country, including the management of all State and sub offices, emergency preparedness and response (including DRR), and logistics for the Country Office in Nigeria.


  • S/he should have a minimum of 6 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs;
  • Robust experience of NGO development and emergency program cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure;
  • A proven record of leading a response to humanitarian crisis within an ongoing development programme;
  • Substantial experience in logistics, including procurement, supply chain, fleet management & inventory;
  • Proven experience of working with key international donors and raising funds including USAID/ DfiD, ECHO/EU; Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control

Method of Application

Kindly send your C.V and qualifying statements on or before 9 February 2015 explaining why you are suitable to: position clearly in the subject field as applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified. Also, applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Closing Date: 09/02/2015