Job Vacancies Save the Children, May 2011

Job Vacancies Save the Children
Position Title Specialist, Award Operations
Division International Operations
Location Westport, CT or Washington DC
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 June 2011
Department International Operations Mgmt Tracking Code 5400

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. In 2010 we improved the lives of over 64 million children in need in the United States and around the world. Our goal is to reach more than 74 million children annually by the year 2012. In order to achieve this, we are actively looking for talented, motivated individuals to join us in making a difference in the lives of children worldwide. Employment at Save the Children provides the opportunity to join a dedicated and diverse staff committed to improving the well-being of children.

Responsibilities Save the Children is transitioning management of its country-based operations to Save the Children International or SCI. The Specialist, working closely with the Director, Regional Management, the Operations Manager, Country Offices and Finance staff, will establish systems and support to ensure the effective flow of resources between Save the Children US (SC/US) and Save the Children International; Ensure funding agreements are appropriately reviewed and approved by SC/US and SCI; Serve as the main point of contact on those resources for Country Offices and SC/US stakeholders; Act as a focal point for donors on resources provided to SCI in first part of the transition stage and ensure timely and effective communication to donors; Support country offices in the opening of new SC/US funded projects, as requested by Country Offices, ensuring support (such as technical advice, capacity building, donor information) required from SC/US is identified and liaising with the relevant SC/US teams; Coordinate with Finance as needed on financial reporting; Coordinate with Resource Development on submission of donor reports to private donors.

Requirements:
Bachelors degree; 3-5 years managing resources and providing support to field operations; Experience in grant management and compliance and donor requirements; Experience working in an International NGO environment; Familiarity with budget development and monitoring; Experience coordinating processes with large stakeholder groups; Familiarity with SC/US cash and in-kind resources including USG, Non-USG Public, Designated, Undesignated, Sponsorship, Gifts in Kind, etc. preferred; Excellent organizational skills; Committed team player; Competency in Microsoft Office; Attention to detail; Ability to follow through on tasks to completion; Proactive approach to work and ability to identify and implement effective processes for achieving outcomes; A high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to respond to changing needs; Comfort dealing with ambiguity; Strong interpersonal skills. Commitment to goals and values of Save the Children Employee Type: Full time Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more.
We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.
Apply online to www.savethechildren.org position number 5400




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