Head of Program Services NGO Vacancy | UNGO Jobs

Job Title: Head of Program Services

Country: Australia
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 19 Jan 2022

This is no ordinary opportunity.
Our Head of Program Services will be part of a team helping to change the lives of millions of children around the world.
As a senior leader within Library For All, you’ll create positive impact by leading a globally dispersed team of program professionals working with the world’s leading aid and development agencies to deploy our class-leading education technology and library of illustrated children’s books and educational resources.
We’ve already changed the lives of more than 410,000 children, and with your help we can grow that to 20 million before the end of this decade.
Library For All is no ordinary not for profit.
As a not for profit enterprise of Save the Children Australia, our mission is to make knowledge accessible to all equally. We have a proud history of using technology to disrupt traditional publishing models, and we leverage technology and innovation in our everyday work to improve educational outcomes for children around the world. As a trusted partner to many of the world’s leading development agencies, we’re laser focused on scaling our impact to create measurable change for millions more children.
Where you come in:
In this full-time, permanent position based in your choice of Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney, you will be responsible for providing strategic vision for our program services, and leading the delivery of Library For All’s programming globally. Re porting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will lead, support, mentor and grow a globally dispersed team of high-performing program management specialists.
You will make an impact by strategically:

  • Providing strong technical leadership to Library For All and the Program Services department
  • Driving a significant agenda of innovation and continuous improvement to create new products, improve existing products, digitise and scale systems and processes, deepen our efficacy and impact, and drive growth
  • Identifying, negotiating and securing high-value relationships with key education programming partners around the world to enable delivery of our program services
  • Developing and implementing a departmental business plan to outline program delivery metrics, revenue targets and beneficiary impact targets and providing high quality reporting on progress
  • Managing all aspects of a departmental profit & loss

Library For All’s Head of Program Services will also work closely with members of Save the Children’s Global Movement to advance our goal to be recognised as experts in harnessing a class-leading collection of relevant and culturally diverse content and innovative technology to improve educational outcomes for children around the world.
Does this sound like you?
You’re a highly experienced program delivery leader who thrives in a disruptive role with a mandate for growth, innovation & impact creation. You have proven results leading a portfolio of concurrent program operations in international multi-lingual contexts with a globally distributed workforce. You demonstrate understanding of educational content, education programming in a low-literacy environment and education technology. And importantly, you share our passion for delivering better educational outco mes for children using technology as an enabler.
This role requires:

  • Significant hands-on program delivery experience achieved through multiple roles in international contexts, including significant senior leadership at a Program Director (or equivalent) level.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a +$5m business operation with full responsibility and accountability for operational and financial outcomes
  • Demonstrated success in delivering a highly ambitious program of challenging projects in a fast-paced, complex international environment
  • Proven results leading multiple concurrent program operations in international multi-lingual contexts with a globally distributed workforce

Required qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in the field of Program Management, International Development (or equivalent industry experience)
  • Additional post-graduate qualifications in a secondary field of related study such as Business Administration, Commerce, International Development, Innovation or Accounting would be highly regarded.

Working at Library For All is more than just a job.
It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.
In addition to working at the leading edge of education technology alongside a team of highly engaged professionals you will have access to:

  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities within Library For All and Save the Children Australia
  • Friendly and highly flexible work environment
  • Agile work environment including working from home and flexible hours
  • Competitive salary + superannuation
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave options available

Sound interesting? Here’s the Position Description and a bit more here about what it’s like to work with us.
We’d love to hear from you. Hit apply and submit your cover letter and resume.
Closing date: midnight Sun 9 Jan 2022
We offer complete flexibility to work from home or an alternative location, or we have offices in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne if you prefer.
At Library For All, 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 a great place to work.
Library For All is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
Library For All supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme through Save the Children Australia. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here

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