SAVE THE CHILDREN JOB VACANCIES 2021
Chief of Program Impact Creation
- TITLE: CHIEF OF PROGRAM IMPACT CREATION
- LOCATION: Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).
The Chief of Program Impact Creation (PIC) plays a crucial leadership and challenging role in the Indonesia program who can operate in a high profile and rapidly transitioning environment, as well as helps execute the vision, strategy, and operational plan to support the national organization in positioning the agency to successfully compete for specific opportunities.
The post holder will work very closely with multiple internal stakeholders in raising the profile of Save the Children in Indonesia, ensuring that the national organizational strategy is fundable, learning from current and past programs informs new proposal development and that proposals are supported by and based upon high-quality technical advice, and keep closely informed about the progress of new opportunities of all major institutional grants.
The post holder must proactively seek and maintain active and regular working relationships with host government authorities, development, humanitarian and corporate donors and partner agencies (e.g., USAID, FCDO, SIDA, etc.), the UN system, and local and international NGOs as identified per the external stakeholder management system. This includes the responsibility of maintaining strong institutional relationships with relevant Government of Indonesia Ministries and stakeholders.
The post holder shares the responsibility to build the most positive and affirming work environment possible and support the management, staffing, and culture of the organization to be suitably aligned with the Save the Children Breakthrough mission, Save the Children Indonesia Member strategy and adheres to the Member Accountability Framework.
The post holder will be responsible for standards in the Member Accountability Framework, specifically on Strategy and Resource Mobilization.
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.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Strategic Leadership and Planning
- Provide leadership, strategic vision, and direction to the Indonesia country program.
- Position Save the Children Indonesia as the leading organization for children’s issues in the country, with child rights at the core of all programming and advocacy work.
- Ensuring strong evidence base for both country and thematic strategies; lead periodic update of the Child Right Situational Analysis, and revising our thematic program strategies as needed to ensure quality needs-based programming.
- Lead the development/updating of the Country Program Strategies and Country Annual Plans and Reports, ensuring participation and buy-in from all relevant staff, partners, and other stakeholders as necessary.
- Oversees the implementation and follow-up of Business Development Strategy and Process and coordination with the various related functions on their portfolio contribution (institutional, corporate, individual fundraising).
- Leads the development and regular update of a long-term donor engagement strategy to assist in growing the Indonesia portfolio over the next 3-5 years in areas relevant to Save the Children and child rights.
Program Design and Development
- Ensure the design of child-focused emergency and development programs are of high quality and consistent with the member strategy (Country Strategic Plan), as well as participate in conceptualizing and designing cost-effective, innovative, and high-quality programs to serve difficult to reach and the most deprived/marginalized children.
- Ensure the incorporation of gender-sensitive and transformative approaches, child rights participation, and child rights governance into program design, as well as ensure that all sectors apply a risk lens to program design and implementation in line with the Save the Children policy especially on Disaster Risk Reduction and Child Safeguarding
- Leads on pre-positioning and capture planning process of upcoming strategic and high-value opportunities and coordinates with relevant functions.
- Lead on the development of high-value, complex proposals or bids, building on global, regional, and national SCI Technical and Thematic expertise, ensuring the highest quality products are submitted to the member and the donor, as well as proactively and regularly communicate planned requirements for program design and implementation to relevant departments/functions
- Set proposal development timelines and processes including needs assessments; organization and facilitation of project designing meetings and workshops with concerned teams, and external stakeholders
- Oversees the synthesis of key donor reports across program sites, ensuring quality and timely reporting according to donor regulations.
- Coordinate closely with Save the Children and Members in identifying opportunities, understanding priorities, and developing programs and seek the involvement of member technical assistance
Research, Evidence, and Learning
- Ensure the SC Indonesia develops and maintains research, evaluation, and learning agenda and strategy that uses different tools to identify and document evidence generation and good practices to share among relevant internal and external stakeholders.
- Network and develop strategic partnerships with national and international research institutions and Save the Children technical leadership in evidence building.
- In coordination with other departments, lead PIC team in establishing and rolling out the knowledge management strategy and systems
- Promote an organizational culture of learning where evidence generated through programming and research initiatives are used for program and strategy development, support ongoing projects and programs, and play a central role in developing written reports and publications for advocacy
Monitoring, Accountability, and Learning
- Ensure a robust Monitoring, Accountability, and Learning system to measure progress and achievement toward program goals and results is developed and implemented.
- Ensure the development and roll out Quality Benchmarks and Tools for regularly measure progress and achievements across all sectors in Indonesia.
- Ensure that Monitoring Accountability and Learning findings/results are regularly produced systematically, disseminated and actions are taken to improve program quality.
- Ensure that program development actions are informed by lessons generated from program monitoring and accountability results.
Strategic Portfolio and Fundraising
- Identifies, researches and disseminates information on new funding opportunities from bilateral, multi-lateral, and other institutional and private corporate donors.
- Reviews the current pipelines, strategy, and tools, conducts gap analysis, and proposes solutions, as well as pro-actively seeks donor intelligence on prospective new opportunities or partnerships.
- Conducts research, develops strategy, and sets financial targets on new revenue generation opportunities such as social enterprise, fee for service (consulting, training, etc).
- Develop the funding strategy to support the Country Strategy Plans and enhance new opportunities in new business development across all funding streams.
- Proposes new innovative approaches and explores various areas of potential donors to support the organizational strategy and goals.
- Directly oversees the corporate fundraising unit and be accountable for its financial target and management.
- Explores and tests potential private sector partnerships and keeps abreast of local funding environment.
- Directly oversees the awards (key account) management unit and be accountable for donor compliance, reporting, and closeout.
- Coordinates with the Member Engagement and Resource Mobilisation Director Asia to identify and align with the Asian strategy and donor’s engagement.
- Ensures key contacts, required formats, and donor strategies are kept up-to-date at the country level.
- Collaboration with functional lead to clarify roles and responsibilities for new business development within the organization and ensures that field teams have a clear direction of new business development.
Facilitate Donor Engagement
- Cultivates excellent working relationships with donor agencies at the country and regional level as appropriate and as indicated by the line manager and with Save the Children members at head office and regional level.
- Manages the development and regular updating of the donor engagement strategy and planning, in line with the funding strategy.
- Support on regular donor check-in/update visits with major institutional donors
- Encourage early donor engagement and intelligence-gathering on upcoming opportunities to enable us to pre-position accordingly.
- Represent the organization in relevant donor forums, workshops, and conferences where new business development opportunities can be identified and promoted.
- Work closely with SC members to ensure collaborative and consistent approaches to donors and member support for country-level resource mobilization initiatives.
- Contribute to the new regional and global funding partnerships in support of the agreed funding priorities on behalf of Yayasan.
- Ensure financial efficiency in program design and implementation, compliance with Donor/Member Requirements, quality and timely reporting, and contribute to achieving high standards in award management
- Provide ideas and create new ways of framing or achieving policy changes
- Ensuring advocacy is integrated into program development and implementation
- Ensure development of an advocacy strategy and annual plans linked to the member strategy, with clear deliverables
- Provide high-level representation for the advocacy work with government, industry, media, alliances, and targets, as well as ensuring that key advocacy messages are integrated into external representation.
Leadership & Development
- Ensure appropriate efficient and effective staffing within the team to be able to carry out major functions.
- Ensure the training and professional development of staff ensuring appropriate and relevant career development and availability of appropriate professional development opportunities, this also includes coaching and mentoring.
- Masters’ degree in a technical field relevant to Save the Children’s key area of work, business, finance, or equivalent.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- A minimum of 10 (ten) years of progressive senior management and/or social development experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children.
- Strong skills and proven experience in new program development and design of donor proposals with the corporate sector, foundations, and institutional donors.
- Experience in leading the development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development of project budgets greater than $1 million.
- Experience in working with financial and other data systems to produce budgets, analyze data, and track trends.
- Experience in developing, using, managing, and developing Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) systems.
- Excellent writing/editing, budget development, and presentation/communication skills, including influencing and negotiation
- Strong skills and proven experience in leading strategic planning. Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and think and plan strategically.
- Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants (e.g., USAID, SIDA, and FCDO grants).
- Excellent listening, interpersonal, and coaching skills; highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, particularly during emergencies, and meet proposal deadlines.
- Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
- An in-depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular in relation to children.
- Experience working with high-level government agencies and academics on issues related to children
- Management and leadership skills and experience including demonstrated capacity to successfully lead diverse teams.
- Training, capacity building, coaching, and mentorship skills, specifically to mentor to coach or mentor senior staff in proposal development or funding strategies
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values, and principles including rights-based approaches.
Location: Jakarta Selatan
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: May 10, 2021