The Program Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the Sida CSO Appropriations (Sida CSO) Project, which covers both the Philippines Child Protection (CP) and Child Rights Governance (CRG) Programs and the Regional CRG Program. The Project entails working in partnership with government agencies and inter-agency /bodies, United Nations (UN) and ASEAN entities, civil society organizations and children/children’s groups to (1) ensure the protection of children from all forms of abuse, exploitation and violence including physical and humiliating punishment through a stronger child protection legal framework and systems (Child Protection Component); (2) strengthen government accountability and commitment to children’s rights (Child Rights Governance Component); and (3) build civil society capac ity through effective organizational capacity development (OCD) and capacity building interventions (OCD Component). The post ensures that the different components of the Sida CSO Project are implemented in an integrated and coordinated way, and consistent with the Country Strategy. S/he is responsible for the successful implementation of planned activities, the achievement of quality deliverables within the targeted timeframe and budget. S/he is also responsible for ensuring that the technical inputs and support are provided to the project team, to Sida CSO staff in program offices and to partner CSOs and child-led groups in all project sites. With the support of the Directors for Operations, PDQ Directors, Managers and relevant Technical Advisors, s/he is responsible for the review and refinement of strategies over the project cycle; identifying and resolving project issues; and using tools that will help measure project success.
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or other relevant courses;
- Deep understanding of rights-based framework and demonstrated capacity in applying rights principles in programming;
- Strong knowledge and understanding of civil society movements and experience in managing partnerships and capacity building of CSOs, with at least 5 years of experience working in partnership with CSOs;
- Proven capacity in effectively managing and supervising staff;
- At least 3 years of experience in project management in the development or humanitarian context;
- Strong interpersonal skills including effective communication, influencing, negotiation and coaching;
- Highly organized, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines and organize work;
- Can work well in highly stressful situations; able to manage multiple competing tasks, prioritize deliverables and meet reasonable deadlines;
- Ability to work independently and in a team, to identify needs and address these promptly;
- Must be highly motivated and must possess initiative, discipline and clear work ethic;
- Experience of supporting MEAL and beneficiary accountability systems;
- Willing to work long hours toward the attainment of project objectives and deliverables;
- Experience in training or providing capacity-building services;
- Willing to travel to any part of the country and be deployed for both humanitarian response and development programming;
- Understanding of Save the Children’s methodology and framework on program implementation including SC Partnership principles and framework;
- Will adhere and promote Save the Children’s core principles and Child Safeguarding protocol and values.
- Previous experience in grants and sub-award management;
- Experience working on child protection and children’s rights;
- Strong facilitation skills.
Fixed Term position until December 31, 2021 based in National Capital Region.
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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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