Deputy PDQ Director

at Save the Children
Published September 19, 2022
Location Juba, South Sudan
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  


Deputy PDQ Director


Under the general direction and guidance of the Program Development and Quality Director, the Head of Technical Unit will ensure all SCI South Sudan programmes are of excellent technical quality, attract significant donor funding and contribute to national and global learning, advocacy and programme development. The post holder is expected to ensure technical advice and support are consolidated and provided to the programme staff to help achieve cross-sectoral integration and programme coherence. One key aspect of the role is ensuring capability building, mentoring and coaching of technical advisors and specialists in order to support programme quality in line with global standards and key performance indicators. As integral part of the role, the Head of Technical Unit must be able to support Technical Advisors and Specialists to rapidly identify and anticipate problems and issues, help formulate strategic and programming priorities, and write and create products that represent assessments of complex issues under tight deadlines.


In order to be successful you will bring/have:




Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree, and experience in relevant social science, human rights, development studies, NGO management or equivalent fields.

Experience in one or more of Save the Children's thematic sectors: education, child protection, health and nutrition, child poverty, etc.

Excellent listening, inter-personal, communication and networking skills; proven experience and effectiveness working across functional teams and in a matrixed structure; and an ability to work with diverse populations.

Experience in managing and overseeing/coordinating technical teams

Skills in training, capability building, coaching, mentorship, problem solving, and project cycle management.

Excellent research and analytical skills with ability to write clear and well-argued assessments, project reports, and proposals

Can work well in stressful situations; able to manage multiple competing tasks, prioritize deliverables and meet reasonable deadlines

The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

Proven experience as a team player and leader in an international organisation.



Experience or knowledge of working and living in South Sudan or a similar complex emergency setting

Experience in promoting children's participation in Programme design, implementation and evaluation.

Contract Duration: 12 months with a possibility of extension


Location: South Sudan, Juba


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