Save the Children Job Vacancy: Director of Program Development, Quality and Learning, Jakarta

Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (Save the Children Indonesia) is changing for the better.  We've begun to build a national organization that aims to be a strong, local, and self-sustaining voice for children in Indonesia.  To this end, SC Indonesia has been designated as a “Prospect Member”. As ‘Prospect Member’ Indonesia has been identified as part of the next way of new member development, which focusses on strengthening and localizing our voice for children in strategic middle income countries. Indonesia has been authorized by member ballot to start fundraising locally as a first step towards building a financially sustainable local organization. Future work will also involve developing a strong local governance structure and building key partnerships with local government, the private sector, local civil society among others. Success of the pilot phase will set Indonesia on a pathway to full membership.
We are currently seeking to fill the following position:
Director of Program Development, Quality and Learning (PDQL-D)
1 position, based in Jakarta
Code : PDQL-D
The Director of Program Development, Quality and Learning (PDQL-D) shares in the overall responsibility for the leadership, strategic vision and direction of the Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik country programme. The PDQL-D in his/her capacity is responsible for overseeing and ensuring strategic development of high quality, evidence based, innovative programs, in all settings and contexts, that deliver immediate and lasting change for children and contribute to Save the Children’s global breakthroughs; leading the development and implementation of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP); ensuring robust learning and knowledge management processes are in place; and coordinating external representation. The role will lead on provision of technical inputs to ensure achievement of advocacy goals at sub-national and national levels. The role will also lead on revenue generation and increasing the country’s funding portfolio in line with the CSP, through leading on program design and development of funding proposals. One of the key aspects of the role is ensuring capacity building, mentoring and coaching of technical advisors, MEAL and Research team in order to build technical excellence and ensure a strong PDQL department.
The PDQL-D plays a crucial leadership role in the Indonesia Programme and operates in a challenging role within a complex environment requiring a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated leader who can operate in a high profile, rapidly transitioning environment. The PDQL-D leads a team who deliver on the key areas of accountability through their leadership, collaboration, coordination and support to all country office teams. The post holder will work very closely with multiple internal stakeholders including Program Implementations, Awards, Humanitarian, Advocacy and Campaigns, and Fundraising, Marketing and Communications teams in raising the profile of Save the Children in Indonesia on the following area:
  • Strategic Planning: will work closely with CEO, COO, Advocacy Director and Fundraising & Marketing Director, and will contribute to HR (Child Safeguarding), Risk, and Finance (Budgeting).
  • Technical Excellence in Programming: will work closely with HR, Program Implementation Director, and Advocacy Director, and will contribute to Technical Advisors, Area PDQ, MEAL, and Program Implementation Director.
  • Program Design and Technical Assistance: will work closely with Humanitarian, Area Managers, Area PDQ, Program Implementation Director, Awards, Advocacy Director, HR (Child Safeguarding), Finance, and will contribute to Risk.
  • Research, Evidence and Learning: will work closely with Advocacy Director, Program Implementation Director, Communications (Evidence Publication), and Technical Advisors, and will contribute to HR on setting up technical competencies, Communications (Branding), and Fundraising.
  • Program Development: will work closely with CEO, Awards, Area PDQ, Finance, Advocacy and Campaign, and will contribute to Risk.
  • Fundraising: will work closely with CEO, Finance, Awards, Area Managers, and Program Implementation Director.

The post holder will contribute to the standards as noted in the Member Accountability Framework as follows:
  • Lead on High Quality Programmes
  • Co-lead on Effective Management, specifically on Strategy and Planning
  • Co-lead on Financial Sustainability and Growth, specifically on Fundraising
  • Co-lead on Effective Advocacy for Children
  • Contribute to Strong Governance and Leadership
  • Contribute to achieving Strong Brand
  • Contribute to robust Child Safeguarding
  • Contribute to management having an active role in the movement

The post holder will be responsible for the following Global KPI’s:
  • Lead on KPI 06: On-time reporting (Member) and KPI 07: Quality of reporting
  • Lead on KPI 15-19: Gender Marker, Meal Resourcing, Evaluation Report Quality, Quality Benchmarks, Accountability Mechanism
  • Lead on MI 06: On-time reporting (Donor), MI 07: Outstanding Reports, MI11: Portfolio Sustainability and MI12: Proposal Win Rate
  • Contribute to achievement of Risk and Financial Management indicators
  • Contribute to achievement of Global Management Indicators

Updated CV and application letter should be sent to [email protected]

Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format: <PDQL-D ><your name>

Closing date for application is up to 4 January 2018
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)

Save the Children encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability

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