Deputy Program Director


Applications close Monday, 28 September 2020


● An exciting opportunity to know that your work contributes to making the world a better place for children.

● Permanent full-time position open to Vanuatu citizens only

● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands


The Organisation

Save the Children is the world’s largest independent child rights development organisation, making a difference to the children’s lives in more than 100 countries. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection.


The Position

The Deputy Program Director is responsible for overseeing the effective implementation of Save the Children’s development and emergency response programs in Vanuatu. They will ensure that programs are implemented in line with quality standards and grant compliance requirements, and will be accountable for all aspects of program implementation, including field operations, project-related procurement, and financial reporting requirements.

In line with localisation principles, the Deputy Program Director will receive significant mentoring and coaching from other members of the Save the Children Vanuatu Senior Management Team and will be supported with a targeted capacity development plan to enable the successful applicant to take on more senior roles within the organization.


Essential Selection Criteria

► Significant program management or operations management experience in both emergency and development contexts

► Sound knowledge of program cycle management, financial management, and budgetary control processes

► Strong strategic thinking and planning skills, including the ability to think creatively, set priorities, and manage multiple work plans

► Demonstrated experience in managing and up-skilling program teams

► Highly developed relationship building, negotiation, and interpersonal skills


Desirable Selection Criteria

► Commitment to self-learning, development, and continuous improvement

► Interest in making a long-term commitment to Save the Children and ambition to grow into more senior positions of responsibility


Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted using the link below.

Do not email your application.


Please click on the link above to download a Job Description with details on how to apply online.


For further information please contact


Applications close Monday, 28 September 2020

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