Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
By mid-2013 most of our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
As a member of the Latin America and the Caribbean Senior Leadership team, you will have shared accountability for Save the Children's international development and emergency programming in the region of approximately $10 million each year through an organisation of nearly 300 people.
The Country Director will lead the transformation of the country to a new operating model, whilst also delivering Save the Children's strategy within the country through:
* Delivering quality programmes, including advocacy, for children; and
* Serving Members and their donors
Qualifications and experience
* Experienced leader who has held a senior position in a relatively complex organisation * Track record in recruiting, leading and developing calibre specialist senior staff with a range of backgrounds and expertise * Track record in developing and empowering staff to deputise for and succeed to own role * Experience of leading a complex organisation through a major period of change * Strategic thinker who is comfortable with developing ambitious business strategies and has a good track record of delivering on these * Ability to manage and motivate self and others to respond to a major crisis situation, requiring swift action and rapid changes in priorities * Evidence of identifying and building strategic and effective business networks at a senior level, which have resulted in clear business benefit for the organisation * Innovative approach to solving a range of complex issues and galvanising buy-in to the solutions at all levels * Attuned political acumen and sensitivity * Strong cultural awareness * French and English are a must. Creole language skills highly recommended
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Please note that the closing date for applications is 31st January 2013
For further information on this role, please see our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
How to apply: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to the link provided