Programme Operations Manager

The Opportunity - Programme Operations Manager - Una Sana Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina - National Position Only

As a member of the Emergency Response Programme, the Programme Operations Manager shares in the responsibility for the direction and coordination of the emergency response programme and field office in Una-Sana Canton.  In coordination with the Response Team Leader the Programme Operations Manager will ensure efficient and effective response inclusive of quality leadership in planning, implementation and monitoring of all response programming in Una-Sana Canton. He/she will provide overall leadership and management for Una-Sana Canton Programme Operations. He/she will be responsible for quality of program implementation of grants oversight and management, programme operational planning, effective delivery of programmes, staff management and support. He/she is responsible for field delivery of programming in line with the objectives of the country strategy and in accordance with donor requirements.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have: 

• At least 7 years’ experience in an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children in emergency contexts and development context preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: shelter, protection, emergencies
• Recognized leadership role in relevant technical areas at both field and country level
• A general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues 
• Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working
• Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels
• Resource management, training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills
• Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies 
• Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
• Ability to work within a team

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.  This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only. 

The Organisation
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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, 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.

While we thank all the applicants for the expressed interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 24 Jun 2020

Closing date: 6 Jul 2020 - 17:59 EDT

Location: Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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