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Head of Global Programs

Save the Children

Join an international organisation dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children, families, and communities. You’ll bring technical expertise and exceptional collaboration skills to ensure that Save the Children (SCA) programs are of high quality and deliver impact. Your knowledge, experience, and energy will help position SCA as a leader in delivering tangible and measurable outcomes.

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 free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas, and if there’s a disaster – like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we’re there on the ground.

Where you come in:

Reporting to the Executive Director of International Programs, Francis Woods, you will manage the Global Programs Team and will work closely with heads of humanitarian, program quality & impact, advocacy, award management and others to ensure we design and deliver high quality programs in line with our group and global SC strategy.

You will make an impact by:

Leading and inspiring the Global Programs team focusing on high performance, team culture and results.
Supporting business development and fundraising including identifying opportunities and securing funding for the division.
Raising the profile of Save the Children’s work, acting as a key interface with SCI, other members and external stakeholders and contributing to an agenda focused on child rights, operational effectiveness, financial sustainability, and program quality.
Developing a culture of cost-consciousness and ensuring compliance with Save the Children Australia’s policies.
Overseeing overall identification and review of risks within the portfolio, including contextual, financial, safeguarding, and reputational risks.

Does this sound like you?

You’re a leader. You are results oriented with demonstrated ability to think strategically, analyse complex information, and offer creative, practical solutions. You possess highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, and coaching. This role suits those who are motivated by having significant social impact, with strong business acumen. You will be determined to make a difference.

This role requires:

Management experience in humanitarian response and/or international development.
Financial management experience, including management of budgets, instituting financial controls, and all aspects of grant management.
Track record in successful business development.
Demonstrated experience of project planning, monitoring and reporting.
Demonstrated experience in representation and fundraising.
Experience in risk management.
Sound understanding of the child rights approach to development.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close 4PM AEDT Wednesday 14th February 2024

Position Description – Head of Global Programs

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our cultures 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.

How to apply


Deadline: 2 Mar 2024

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