The Deputy Country Director of Program Operations will lead the transformation of Save the Children's operations platform in Nigeria to a new operating model, whilst delivering Save the Children's strategy and ensuring essential standards are met within the country through delivering quality programmes including advocacy for children, serving members and their donors, ensuring area and sub-offices have the capacity and resources to deliver on dual mandate. Oversight and monitoring of humanitarian and emergency situation in Nigeria and co-ordinate assessments, categorization and response.
Candidate must have a minimum of 7 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs. S/he should have a Master's degree in development or other social sciences; The incumbent should have a good understanding of at least 3 of the sectorial programs in Humanitarian and food security and livelihoods with a working knowledge within a complex and matrix organization structure; substantial experience in Logistics, including procurement, supply chain, fleet management & inventory. S/he should have substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control, securing and managing grants from major institutional donors. S/he should have solid project management skills related to organizational development projects and international, cross functional teams with a proven history of delivering results; an in-depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular relation to children. S/he must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with fluency in written and spoken English.