Save the Children Job Vacancy: Director of Program Development & Quality - Singapore

The role 
We are currently looking for Director of Program Development and Quality to be based anywhere in Asia.

Role Purpose 
The Director of Program Development and Quality is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of high quality, innovative programs, in all settings and contexts, that deliver immediate and lasting change for children, ensuring the quality of programs implemented by Save the Children and ensuring that the knowledge we gain from implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs is incorporated into the development of future programs.


  • Masters' degree in a technical field relevant to Save the Children's work in Asia

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in an NGO environment, ideally including experience in both emergency and development contexts
  • Experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education; child protection; child rights governance; health and nutrition; food security, livelihoods and social protection.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a complex international setting with proven track record of people and team management and development
  • Significant experience leading strategic planning and in program design and proposal development
  • Strong understanding of different methodologies of monitoring and evaluation and operational research and experience in developing integrated MEAL systems
  • Ability to effectively establish a learning culture within an organisation
  • Experience in successfully establishing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships with donors and government counterparts.
  • Strong representation and influencing skills
  • Experience of management of diverse workforce including effective performance management and utilisation of capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
Contract length: 2 years fixed term 

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


Closing Date: 02 November 2018