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NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Dadaab, Wajir, Mandera Kenya - Save the Children UK


Across East Africa children face starvation because of drought. A deadly combination of failed rains and rising food prices has left over 10 million people facing a devastating food crisis. Families have lost their incomes and food supplies.

Millions of children are hungry, thirsty and desperate. They are in danger of becoming critically malnourished and, without help, many in the worst hit areas could die.

Save the Children is already on the ground saving lives. We’re rapidly providing food, water, medicine and crucial support to families who have lost their incomes.

We are actively recruiting for staff across various sectors and levels (see details below).

For the moment, we are focussing on short-term deployments of up to 3 months with a possibility of extending to longer-term contracts as needed by the Country Programmes.

If you are interested in helping us in responding to this crisis, please send us an updated CV, your earliest availability and for how long, as well as specify which sector/role you are interested in.

We will be able to provide detailed TORs for the specific roles prior to deployment. The urgent need at the moment is to help Save the Children scale-up its response to the food crisis and we’re looking for humanitarian professionals with solid experience in the field, especially within an Emergencies Context.

Locations: Kenya – Nairobi, Dadaab, Wajir, Mandera

Roles we are recruiting for:

Team Leaders: To develop and manage large and complex programmes or country support functions, at a national level. To negotiate and advocate at a national level. To provide strategic direction to the emergency response, in collaboration with the Country Director. To manage a budget of up to £25m. Your role will be a key one in the expansion of Save the Children programmes.

Field Managers: To develop and manage large and complex programmes, at a field level. To negotiate and advocate at a field level. To manage a budget of up to £10m.

Nutrition Managers: To manage the CMAM (Community Management of Acute Malnutrition) and IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding) programming and to ensure that all
components of the programme are functioning properly, providing quality care to all beneficiaries.

Health Managers: To lead the emergency health response in the field. This may include responsibilities for conducting rapid health assessments, contributing to the health sector component of the emergency response strategy and initiate/lead the first response. Finally, it will include writing strategies / proposals / concept notes.

Food Security & Livelihoods Managers: To lead on the identification, design and implementation of livelihoods work at field and community levels, and to ensure that relevant technical inputs are provided. Additional responsibilities may include supporting the FSL team in design, implementation and monitoring of Cash for Work, cash grants and other diversified
livelihoods activities.

WASH Managers: To provide quality water, sanitation and hygiene programming. Address water, sanitation and hygiene needs in emergencies through assessment, programme design, management, capacity building and evaluation. The role exists to strengthen and provide WASH
support for all core programme sectors.

Shelter Managers: To manage the shelter programme within the country programme response. The programme will include emergency distribution of shelter and NFI materials, providing technical support and management to transitional shelter programming, and support to construction works in Education, Child Protection or Health, as indentified by the Country programme.

Logistics Managers & Coordinators: To coordinate effective logistics support to Save the Children’s East Africa Country Programmes in responding to the crisis.

Education Managers: To work with country specific Education Managers and to assist them in developing plans for emergency education response including setting up programmes; developing concept notes for potential donors; developing response plans; producing good working documents and creating linkages with other Education Cluster partners.

Child Protection: To work with the country programme in implementing Save the Children’s protection activities in the field; to effectively manage a programme and budget; and ensure that best practices are applied in our programme work, while ensuring strategic links and coordination with other programmatic areas, notably education and potentially nutrition and health.

Monitoring & Evaluation: To provide Monitoring & Evaluation support to the Country Programmes team in the relevant geographical area and in the management and implementation of all programme work.

Finance Managers: To be responsible for implementing and maintaining efficient and effective financial operations within these Country Programme offices and field locations; and work in close coordination with the other members of the Finance team in the local office.

Information/Communications Manager & Officers: To be responsible for meeting the information and communication needs of the Country Programme Response, including collection, analysis, approval and dissemination of critical information and communication products to Save the Children members, donors and other stakeholders; as well as to assist with the development of proposals, reports, and other documentation.

Criteria for Applicants

Essential Criteria

  • Prior management experience of working in an emergency response contexts
  • Experience of working in remote field bases with Iimited infrastructure
  • Sector specific field experience.
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments
  • Commitment to Save the Children UK’s global policies and values
  • Previous Security Training for relevant geographical areas
Desirable Criteria
  • Experience of working within the East Africa region with an international NGO.
  • Budget development and financial monitoring skills.
  • Proposal writing for international institutional donors.
  • Ability to persuade and influence.
All applicants will also be subject to Save the Children’s usual Child Safeguarding Policy and reference checking process.

How to apply

Applications must include:
  • Maximum 2-page role-specific CV
  • Clearly state: your availability for deployment & which role you are applying for
All candidates need to apply via the Save the Children UK website at:

What are the application and recruitment deadlines?
  • The closing date for applications is 21st August 2011 at midnight London time
  • Short listed candidates will be invited to a telephonic interview & face to face interview in London/Nairobi or via video conferencing.
  • Accepted candidates will be notified via email.
  • All interviews will be held in English
  • We’re looking for people who can start as soon as possible or within the next few weeks.
  • Travel costs during recruitment will not be reimbursed
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