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Save the Children Job Vacancy: Pacific Operations Coordinator - Melbourne, Australia

About the role
The Pacific Operations Coordinator will play a key role in facilitating joint working and efficient delivery of operations processes between the Melbourne and Country Offices. Working closely with the Head of Support Services and the key operations leads in each Pacific Country Office, the Pacific Operations Coordinator will assist with and improve day to day operations processes. This role will also lead on initiatives that further improve and build our operational capacity across the three country offices where Save the Children Australia works – Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Pacific Operations Coordinator
  • Full time 12 months opportunity
  • East Melbourne Location
  • Attractive Salary Packaging
Responsibilities include:
  • Support the Pacific Country Office’s Operations Directors and the Head of Support Services to ensure the smooth running of operational processes. 
  • Leverage and coordinate the provision of services by other support functions (IT, HR, Risk, Safety & Security, Finance) for each Pacific Country Office. Facilitate regular communications between the Pacific Country Office operations staff and their key Melbourne office counterpart to enable joint planning and working 
  • Support to the recruitment, deployment and induction of expatriate staff to the Pacific 
  • Coordinate the completion of the Quarterly Operations Dashboard by each Country Office 
  • Work with the country offices to monitor the office Management Budgets, including the review and collation of month end commentary 
  • Provide logistical support in the first two weeks of an emergency response in the Pacific 
  • Coordinate Melbourne office review and approval for procurement and contract commitments 
  • Work with the operations staff in each Pacific Country Office to improve the efficiency of systems and processes, enabling the delivery of high quality programs 
  • Projects manage specific operations capacity building initiatives across the Pacific 
  • Provide capacity building support to Melbourne based or country office staff as required
To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in:
  • Project management skills 
  • Completing or facilitating operational processes such as procurement, recruitment, budget management
  • Improving operational processes or systems and rolling out changes 
  • Working remotely with staff across multiple offices 
  • Highly developed relationship building, interpersonal skills, influencing and negotiation skills
Desirable Skills:
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector 
  • Organisational development and change management skills
  • Bachelor degree in Business or equivalent work experience in a support services role
How to apply:
To apply for this role, please submit your cover letter and resume via our careers page at HERE.

All applications must be submitted through our website.

People from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and other diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 25 November 2015.

About the organisation
Save the Children (SCA) is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We are working hand in hand with our supporters to create a world where the rights of the child are protected, and where every child has access to the things we take for granted: basic health services, good nutrition and education. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn and have a voice to speak for themselves.

Besides working for a high-profile international organisation that makes a real different to children’s lives, SCA offers generous salary packaging benefits, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation and this is fundamental to our work in achieving the rights of children. As such, all SCA employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.