Area Manager

Area Manager

The Area Manager is responsible for the management of the Field Offices including the Field Managers and implementation of Save the Children program in the Jonglie, Upper Nile and Rumbek area office, South Sudan. S/he is also responsible for the development and implementation of Area office annual plans (i.e. programs and projects constituting the plans), and the implementation of Operational Core Business Processes at area level (Area SMT, Area BVAs, support Proposal Development Process, field coordination for program development/management/monitoring, etc.). The post holder will ensure effective management of programs, resources, staff and support functions in the field sites and will firmly institute finance, human resources and operations systems in line with organization performance expectations. The Area manager will provide oversight in implementing programs according to prevailing needs, identify new opportunities for programming, and will ensure field level participation in programme and proposal design. They will also support the capacity development of staff in the field offices. The area Manager will ensure the strengthening of the field level operational accountability by ensuring that proper risk mitigation measures and internal controls are put in place. S/he will be an effective representative of Save the Children to local/state authorities, communities, UN, INGOs and NGOS, and other stakeholders.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Masters in Development Studies or other Social Sciences.


  • Minimum of 7 years’ management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, in a range of cultures including significant field operations experience, running both emergency and development programs.
  • Robust experience of NGO emergency program cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure.
  • In-depth understanding of at least two of the sectoral programs and a working knowledge of the program priorities of the Country Office.
  • Good understanding of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management.
  • Substantial and proven experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major institutional donors.
  • Solid project management skills related to organisational development projects and international, cross- functional teams with a proven history of delivering results.
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • An in-depth understanding of national and international development issues particularly in relation to children.
  • Previous experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
  • Willingness to spend up to 50% of time in visiting field offices security allowing.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights- based approaches.

Contract Duration: 12 months

Location: South Sudan, Bor

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.








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Date advertised: 1 Aug 2022

Closing date: 15 Aug 2022 - 23:59 CAT

Location: South Sudan, South Sudan

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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