Associate Vice President, Livelihoods
Save the Children (U.S.)
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Last Date: July 25, 2008

Save the Children, the leading relief and development agency which strives to improve the lives of women and children in need around the world and throughout the United States, would like to hear from you. We are seeking a strong Associate Vice President, Livelihoods (AVP) to join our International Program Leadership team.

The AVP will champion and guide Save the Children's global work in livelihoods, which aims to ensure that children benefit from household food and economic security in development, transition, and emergency settings. The AVP will set strategic direction and advocacy priorities, promote technical quality standards, and develop key relationships with Country Offices, members of the International Save the Children Alliance, donors, and other partners to advance and expand our work for children. S/he will also develop funding to grow the portfolio and staff in order to achieve goals set out in Save the Children’s strategic plan. Reporting to the Vice President, International Program Leadership, the AVP will drive results and accountability for agency livelihood initiatives as a member of our International Program Leadership senior management team.

Ideal candidates should possess a Masters’ degree, Ph.D. preferred, plus 10-15 years’ relevant experience overseas and in management roles. Broad knowledge of and experience in the food security and household economic strengthening field (including but not limited to safety nets and resource transfers, development/emergency food aid programming, agricultural systems, microfinance, and micro-enterprise/savings) is important. Proven ability to formulate and mobilize support for a vision; to identify, attract, and develop high-caliber staff; and to work and think globally is required. Experience with major donors such as USAID/Food for Peace, USAID/EGAT, DfID, WFP and major foundations is also critical for success.

For consideration, please forward your CV directly via our website for position #3699 at:


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