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Thursday, January 19, 2017

6734 Senior Program Manager

Save the Children

Non Government Organisation
Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Job Hour:
Not Stated
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Job Description:
As part of our work to support our development programs through our global networks, we aim at achieving positive outcomes for vulnerable children and young people in the areas of health and well-being, child rights and child protection.  We advocate on behalf of children and promote the rights of the child.

Role Purpose
Save the Children has a significant and varied portfolio of work across Vanuatu and is looking for a Senior Program Manager to provide significant managerial support in the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of two separate health projects. One project aims to improve the infant and maternal health outcomes for vulnerable children and mothers, the other project focuses on increasing STI and HIV awareness and health seeking behaviour of key populations. Save the Children is looking for a highly capable person whom is passionate about working with local communities and implementing programs.

The program manager will lead and support their team for the implementation of the program, and also work with other stakeholders such as the government and community members.

  • Excellent program management skills, ideally regarding health programs
  • Excellent monitoring, evaluation and report writing skills in English
  • Excellent financial management skills
  • Donor contract management skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan and organise self and others to ensure the timely completion of tasks while working in a fast paced environment and to strict deadlines
  • Ability to organize and facilitate forums and workshops
  • Excellent staff management skills.
  • Fluency in English and advanced/fluent Bislama skills
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Bachelors in health sciences or relevant post-secondary qualifications
  • At least 5 years of extensive project management experience and a thorough knowledge of the project management cycle, including project design, planning, implementation, and monitoring
  • Experience in delivering/supporting community-level activities to rural communities
  • Experience in working in partnership with government, donors, and community organizations,
  • Significant experience in working in the NGO sector
  • Knowledge and experience in international health programs is a distinct advantage
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, developing an understanding of the principles of the Child Rights Convention
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Proven experience of building capacity and mentoring staff
  • Program Management skills and experience that includes managing the implementation of programs, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing. This includes experience in managing programs in a development context
  • Skills and experience in managing budgets and finances
  • Experience of directly managing and building the capacity of staff
  • Excellent stakeholder skills that includes being able to engage and work with a variety of stakeholders including donors, government, and communities.


Not Stated


English, Bislama

How To Apply:

For a copy of the Position Description or for more information about this role please contact the Human Resources Manager on 22794.
A cover letter, resume, and statements addressing the selection criteria is to be submitted to the HR Manager at Hillary.sogari@savethechildren.org.vu by 3rd of February 2017.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contact Person:

Hillary Sogari


(+678) 22794

PO Box 283, Port Vila, Vanuatu



 Not Stated
            19-January-17 Direct from Employer
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