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REDESMA, Boletín 15-41 EXTRA XII: 18 de Mayo de 2017



Role of Director
The Programs Director (PD) is responsible for the supervision and support of all of the SCI Bolivia’s program activities, and, together with the Country Director, will lead the strategic development of the country program.  Working under the supervision of the Country Director, s/he is expected to pursue new program and funding opportunities that advance our country strategic plan (CSP), ensure strategic cohesion of/among our different thematic sectors, and align our project and thematic results to achieve greater impact, especially among/for the most vulnerable children.

Save the Children works in five thematic areas – Education, Child Protection, Child Rights/Governance (CRG), Health and (reduction of) Child Poverty – as well as Emergency Preparedness and Response. In Bolivia, our biggest thematic areas in terms of funding are:
1) Education; 2) (reduction of) Child Poverty; and 3) Child Protection.  The PD will supervise the national thematic focal points (currently three people) and also be, at least for the short term, the Child Protection and CRG focal point. In addition, the PD will supervise the MEAL function (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning).

Key Competencies

We are looking for someone who shares our organizational values and is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children.
In addition:

  • Native English speaker (or equivalent fluency and prior experience studying or working in an English-speaking country)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) in Spanish and English
  • Excellent writing skills with ample proven experience writing reports, proposals and other documentation relevant to the work of SCI
  • Relevant post-graduate education in a relevant field
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience, preferably in an INGO environment, including experience implementing programs for children in development contexts in Bolivia
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills (in multicultural settings a plus)
  • Significant experience  leading strategic planning and in  programme design and proposal development, with a track record of securing funds/opportunities
  • Strong understanding of different methodologies of monitoring and evaluation and operational research and experience in developing integrated MEAL systems
  • Previous experience supervising program staff in multidisciplinary areas
  • Ability to effectively establish a learning culture within an organization
  • Experience in successfully establishing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships with donors, local partners, and government counterparts
  • Strong representation and influencing skills
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Proven experience with formulating and demonstrating theories of change and rights-based approach is preferred
  • Excellent at meeting deadlines and working under pressure
  • Skilled at working and coordinating with a multidisciplinary team
  • Self-motivated, high-energy, excellent people-skills and a great sense of humor
  • Superior  analytical  and  conceptual  skills  –  able  to  distill  conceptual  models, tendencies, trends and patterns from concrete program/project activities (desired)
  • Emergency response experience is a plus
  • Willingness to travel throughout Bolivia (often) and abroad (2-3 times/year)


  • Full time, 1-year local contract (with expectation of extension depending on results)
  • Based in La Paz with travel to our other program areas (Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Oruro, Potosí, Sucre, Beni, etc.) and occasional travel abroad.
  • This is a national position that requires someone already residing in Bolivia or willing to move and work legally in Bolivia by their own means and costs.

Please send your application in English including cover letter, documented CV in English and salary expectations to mailbox No. 1080 La Paz or email:

Applications in Spanish will NOT be considered. Applicants who do not meet the job profile and a high level of the English language will not be considered. Thank you.

The full TOR for this position is posted at: Please ensure that your application references the full TOR, including the skills and competencies described therein.

Before submitting your application, we invite you to review the policies of Save the Children
International at:

Deadline for submission of applications is Monday June 5th 2017

DP Director de Programas - SCI Bolivia DOCUMENT PDF


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