Program Manager – Sexual & Reproductive Health, Save the Children - Port Moresby

About Save the Children
For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights development organisation. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection.

Save the Children Australia operate in Australia delivering domestic programs and in the Pacific region, including Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. We also support programs in Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Indonesia.

Save the Children are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

About the Save the Children in Papua New Guinea
Save the Children Australia, in partnership with Save the Children New Zealand as Save the Children in PNG, has more than 35 years of experience working in PNG to improve the lives of girls and boys, youth and women and men.

Current operations employ more than 150 staff working out of five offices in five provinces. Today’s country program comprises strong work in rural maternal and child health; HIV prevention, treatment, care and support; and NGO capacity building in the health sector.
Save the Children is recognised as one of the leaders in PNG in the delivery of HIV & AIDS services to “most-at-risk” populations. For the past ten years Save the Children have been partnering with AusAID and the PNG government in preventing the spread of HIV and mitigating the impacts of HIV & AIDS on families and children.

About the role
The goal of the country program is to contribute to children and adolescent’s right to enjoyment of the highest possible standard of health by improving access to quality Sexual & Reproductive Health services.

The program has the following specific objectives: • Health System Strengthening – to strengthen SRH service delivery and increase demand for and access to services through modelling client-friendly SRH services for special needs groups and the community • Community Health Development – to strengthen the capacity of communities to address SRH issues and create demand for services • Program Management – to achieve the SRH program goal and objectives efficiently and effectively through collaborative and learning-oriented management

The Program Manager will ensure that projects are effectively designed and implemented in line with Save the Children quality standards through developing effective project management systems and supporting and monitoring the capacity building of country teams to use them. This core responsibility of capacity building national staff and partners in managing and promoting evidence-based learning and improvement will assist in maximising Save the Children’s impact and scale in realising the sexual & reproductive health rights of vulnerable groups and children in Papua New Guinea.

This role is an exciting opportunity for a leader with significant program management experience in an international context. Leadership experience in an complex operating environment will be highly regarded.

This role is an unaccompanied Expatriate contract role for a period of 36 months. Benefits include a tax free salary, as well as very competitive terms and conditions.

How to apply: 
You can view the Position Description for this role on the Save the Children website at “Careers with Us”. Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter. The addressing of the Selection Criteria for this role is not required formally, however covering key areas as points in your cover letter would be appreciated. Closing date: 11th November 2012.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organisational Code of Conduct.

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