Deputy Director, Awards and Compliance
Antioch | Ankara (Syria)
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 1.9 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.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 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.
The Deputy Director, Awards and Compliance is responsible for delivering an efficient and effective award management function. They will lead award management for all programmes, and develop best practice award management processes across the Syria Response Program - Turkey. The role has three main aspects to it: lead and develop the Country Office award management effort; capacity building staff, and contributing to the development of best practices systems and processes.
The role offers a leadership opportunity for an individual highly experienced in grants management and donor communications. It requires an individual capable of providing strategic leadership to a dynamic team which is responsible for supporting ambitious fundraising targets as well as the management of a portfolio of awards currently valued at $30m.
The individual will be responsible for working with all other teams in the Country Office to develop the capacity of all staff and provide on-the-job support to develop an awards management process that supports Save the Children quality standards.
The individual will play a strong coordination role across the Save the Children global network and with donors to identify funding opportunities and will ensuring proposal budgets are accurately costed. During implementation they will provide support and information to the technical and field-based teams to deliver donor compliant awards and high quality and timely donor reports.
The maintenance of systems, processes and day to day management of the team will be a primary function of the Deputy Director. The individual will play a key role in the development of a culture that promotes the primacy of ensuring Save the Children delivers high quality programmes whilst always seeking to improve national staff capacity to take on roles currently held by international staff.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
Qualifications and experience
- Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities
- Extensive experience with NGOs with increasing responsibilities including a proven experience of establishing and running the award management function in the field
- Knowledge of the requirements of major institutional donors including budgeting, eligibility issues, compliance management, and reporting; experience of engaging with donors at a strategic level
- Well-developed skills in staff management. Proven coaching and capacity building skills
- Understanding of the financial aspects of award management, and understanding of operations and programming
- Very strong attention to detail, problem solving skills, and ability to analyse trends
- Computer literate (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems)
- Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
- Patient, adaptable, able to improvise, and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
- Strong communication (written and spoken) in English, and strong interpersonal skills, with experience in managing multicultural teams
- Experience with award management policies, procedures and systems and Save the Children's award management system (AMS)
- Understanding of financial reporting from Save the Children's accounting software (Agresso)
- Experience of Project Management or Funding Coordination
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'IFarhoud.firstname.lastname@example.org'
- Organization: Save the Children
- Location: Antioch | Ankara (Syria)
- Grade: Mid level
- Management, Administration and Finance
- Closing Date: 2015-11-18