• Save the Children: Senior Program Manager

Save the Children: Senior Program Manager



Type : Notice
Date : July 5, 2021
Condition : New


Job opening at Save the Children Solomon Islands Country Office

Job Title: Senior Program Manager (Save the Children Solomon Islands)

Reports to : Director of Program Development and Quality (Save the Children Solomon Islands)

Job Type: Fixed-term contract

Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands

Job Summary

The Senior Program Manager will report directly to the Director for Program Development and Quality. He/she will provide technical and management support to the Protection Portfolio program/project staff in the design, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation for the programs. The Senior Program Manager will ensure effective networking and partnerships; and maintain positive relationship with government (national and provincial) and other key stakeholders. The senior Program Manager will work closely with the Program Quality team to ensure the implementation of high-quality programs across the Country Office portfolio. He/she will be expected to provide updates to the PDQM, Deputy Country Director and the Country Director, as required.

Based in Honiara, the Senior Program Manager is responsible for delivering quality outcomes under the child protection portfolio for Save the Children Solomon Islands, including the Protectim Pikinini Moa Project and potentially other child protection projects.

As part of Save the Children Pacific’s Work Force Development Initiative, Solomon Islands nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key Areas of Accountability (Role Requirements):

The Key deliverables of the Senior Program Manager are as follows but not limited to these tasks:

•Portfolio Management

•Program Management

•Budget Management

•Partnership and Stakeholder Management


•Program Development

•Child Protection and safeguarding requirements

Key Areas of Accountability

Role requirements

Portfolio Management.

•Experience in an NGO environment

•Experience managing donor-funded projects (including DFAT grants) is desirable

 Program Management.

•Oversee the implementation of the MFAT’s funded Protectim Pikinini Moa (PPM) project for the child protection & social protection portfolio and ensure that project milestones are completed on time and to a high quality. This task includes the drafting of high-quality analytical reports for donors and other audiences.

•Provide technical leadership, guidance, and support for provincial staff to conduct and monitor project activities.

•Support the Program Development and Quality Team to effectively monitor project activities and to evaluate and document impact and lessons learned.

•Oversee all programs and/or projects operating under this portfolio in collaboration with the program development and quality team members and staff across the office.

Budget Management.

•Support the Finance Team, Provincial Teams, and the Senior Program Manager to ensure that project budgets are efficiently, effectively, and accountably managed and reported. This task includes flagging immediately any delays, issues or risks in implementation and expenditure to the Senior Program Manager.

•Ensure that all financial and procurement policies and procedures are followed, and that financial accountability is practiced by all staff.

Partnership and Stakeholders Management.

•Ensure that Save the Children Solomon Islands has effective partnerships in the child protection sector including with government ministries, private sector, non-government organisations, academia, media, churches, and other civil society.

•Build and strengthen the profile of Save the Children Solomon Islands Child Protection & Social Protection Portfolio and identify opportunities for strategic engagement with key stakeholders.

•Support provincial teams to maintain strong relationships with local child protection agencies, service providers and communities to promote safe environments for all children.


•Seek opportunities to advocate on behalf of children’s rights (primarily in Child Protection and Social Protection) and promote Save the Children’s work with local and/or international media, in collaboration with the Save the Children Head Office and Country Office teams.

Program Development.

•Support program development in line with Save the Children Solomon Islands’ strategic programming and business development priorities and targets.

•Support expansion of the Child Protection and Protection Social Portfolio which include development of Child Poverty programming and other projects.

Child Protection and Safeguarding requirements.

•Safeguard children’s rights and act in the best interests of children at all times

•Comply with child safeguarding and protection policies and standards including the PSEAH policy.

•Demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children in both your private and professional life

Person Specification:

•Experience in collecting and collating data

•Experience in capacity development of staff, particularly in relation to training, mentoring, and skills transfer

•Strong written and verbal communication skills (reports are usually required in English) and ability to engage with diverse audiences

•Experience in delivery of training

•Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing child protection programs/projects

•Demonstrated project and financial management experience

•Ability to effectively manage resources and achieve outcomes

•Previous work experience in the NGO or community sector with the delivery of community level activities

•Knowledge and understanding of children and young people and the issues affecting them in the Solomon Islands.

•Willingness to travel to provincial areas in Solomon Islands


•At least 2- or 3-years’

•work experience in community development and program quality, preferably with NGOs


•Qualifications Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development or Project Management or relevant to this specific role.

Desirable Knowledge or Experience:

•Experience in an NGO environment

•Experience managing donor-funded projects (including DFAT grants) is desirable

How to Apply

Additional Information

•Any offer of employment at Save the Children Solomon Islands will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Record Check and two reference letters

•Employee must sign on to Save the Children Australia Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

•Ongoing performance and employment will be measured against KPI’s, values and demonstrated behaviours outlined above

•Save the Children Solomon Islands is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Requirements

•Candidates should provide Expression of interest letter.

•An updated Curriculum Vitae, tran, certificates, and academic achievements.

For more information on the full Terms of Reference, please contact our Human Resource & Operation Coordinator by phone on 22400 or by email: evemali.ofotaa1@savethechildren.org.au.

Application closes at 5:00 pm Friday (16 July 2021)

Interested candidates wishing to send their application by email can do so by sending it to our Human Resource & Operation Coordinator at evemali.ofotaa1@savethechildren.org.au or in person at Save the Children Solomon Islands Office at Alvaro 2 Building, Level 3, P.O. Box 1149, Honiara.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible (before the deadline); since applications will be assessed as they are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

At Save the Children Solomon Islands, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children Solomon Islands a great place to work.



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