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Save the Children is currently seeking Child Poverty and Humanitarian Programs (CPV/HP) Manager to work in its Ulaanbaatar Country Office, as a full-time position.

Child Poverty and Humanitarian Programs Manager

The CPV/HP Manager has dual responsibilities of designing and delivering Save the Children’s innovative new Child Poverty Program, and of directing its humanitarian operations in Mongolia.

Primary Responsibilities

  •  Identify underlying causes of child poverty and to track incidences of child poverty in Mongolia; and to roll-out effective programmatic and policy measures to address child poverty issues, giving due consideration to the development efforts of by the government and donor agencies
  • Oversee the development and implementation of SC’s Child Poverty thematic strategy, especially in the area of Adolescent Skills Development, while ensuring complementarity with the Education and Child Rights Governance sectors and where appropriate other sectors.
  • Ensure evidence of impact of interventions is rigorously maintained, documented and disseminated internally and externally as appropriate, to contribute to improvements in programme quality and advocacy efforts across the CPV/HP sectors
  • Lead on policy and advocacy relating to the design of technical interventions regarding poverty reduction for children, such as school-based adolescent skills development interventions. Develop policy briefs and position papers ensuring the inclusion of technical inputs from the relevant project managers and external stakeholders
  • Ensure that SC has effective representation in national, regional and international networks related to child poverty areas; lead in networking and articulating SC’s position, policy and strategy in such networks.
  • Build the capacity of relevant staff in programme management, technical competency and policy analysis and influencing in line with the Country Strategic Plan of SC.
  • Work with SC staff to develop funding strategies and proposals to expand the Child Poverty portfolio in line with strategic priorities and technical best practice from a range of sources including institutional donors and private funds.
  • Support SC’s humanitarian responses where appropriate, ensuring timely and quality responses in line with international standards and technical best practice.
  • Actively participate in humanitarian and technical coordination meetings to ensure synergies with other agencies in our humanitairan responses and development work and maintain excellent relationships with the UN agencies, donors and government staff
  • Provide planning, general oversight and leadership to development of the Country Strategic Plans, specifically on Humanitarian and Child Poverty sectors.

    Person Specification
  • At least 5 years experience of managing/coordinating relevant sectors, with significant experience of providing technical advice to project staff and national partners
  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field
  • Experience managing a portfolio of multiple projects, including development, humanitarian and research programs
  • Proven ability to manage a team, with good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to motivate staff
  • Proven sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and be innovative, set priorities, manage work plans and evaluate progress
  • Proven track record in fundraising, proposal development, building good donor relations
  • Experience with high-level representation and networking with policy makers and other stakeholders
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in Mongolian, and English
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission, values and approach (includes child safeguarding).

How to apply
If you meet the above mentioned qualifications and are interested in applying for the post, please send your letter of application along with Curriculum Vitae, a copy of university diplomas, and at least 3 references/recommendation letters from your current/past employers by 5 p.m on 28 August 2017 via e-mail. Please indicate in the subject line for which position you are applying, when applying via email. The complete job description for the Child Poverty and Humanitarian Programs Manager will be provided upon request. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Save the Children for the written test and interviews. Submitted documents will not be returned.


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