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Save the Children UK

East and Southern Africa Sub-Regional Vacancies

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and works in over 120 countries around the world.

The Save the Children UK Regional Office for East and Southern Africa (ESARO) co-ordinates programs in 9 countries. It is our intention to focus increased effort on making positive and lasting change for children across the region.

Save the Children UK is looking to fill the following positions in the sub regional office in Nairobi Kenya:

Regional Roving Logistics Manager

East and Southern Africa,
 Based in Nairobi

The Roving Logistics Manager is there to assist the Regional Logistics Manager to improve the capacity of logistics across programmes within the region.

The TOR (terms of reference) for deployment to countries will be designed by the countries and reviewed by the Regional Logistics Manager.


  • Extensive overseas experience working in Logistics for International Humanitarian organisations.
  • At least 3 years experience in overall Co-ordination of Logistics in Emergency settings.
  • Skilled in supply chain and warehouse management, with direct experience of designing and implementing logistics systems and procedures for international organisations during emergencies
  • Technical and practical knowledge in set-up and management of satellite and Radio communications networks, Vehicle fleet management and managing power supply.
  • Experience working with large institutional donors and being familiar with their rules and regulations.
  • Experience providing practical and technical logistics support to Programme teams in the form of programme planning and preparation and management of budgets
Regional Finance Manager

East and Southern Africa, Based in Nairobi

The Regional Finance Manager supports the Regional Finance Director to build the capacity of country management teams to make best use of the financial resources and assets available to them and to manage financial risks

The post holder has a specific responsibility for financial and management accounting for the Regional Office as well as donor grant management and compliance for regional and multi-country grants.

  • At least 5 years financial management experience in a complex organisation, involving international staff – ability to adapt to cultural differences.
  • Degree in finance or accountancy and completed national professional qualification.
  • Substantial experience with computerised accounting packages and web-based reporting tools.
  • Completed international accountancy qualification
  • NGO experience, especially in a field-based environment
  • Experience in using SUN Accounts and Cognos 8
Regional Grants Officer

East and Southern Africa, Based in Nairobi

The Grants Officer supports the Regional Finance Director with grant management and donor compliance tasks in relation to regional grants and budgets.

The post holder has a specific responsibility for donor grant management and compliance for regional and multicountry grants.

  • At least 3 years experience in financial and grant management.
  • Experience in a complex organisation, involving international staff – ability to adapt to cultural differences.
  • Experience with reporting to donors and understanding of donor regulations for key international donor organisations. (ECHO, USAID, DfID and UN agencies
  • Degree in finance, accountancy or similar field and at least intermediate skills in MS Excel.
Regional Human Resource and Administration Officer

East and Southern Africa, Based in Nairobi

The Human Resource & Administration Officer will Support the Regional HR Manager will HR operations and ensuring a smooth running of operational HR and administrative issues in the region

  • BA Degree in Management or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in an HR Officer level in a corporate or an NGO environment
  • Solid understanding and practical knowledge and experience of HR issues including recruitment, contractual documentation, interpretation and application of policies and procedures, job evaluation and salary systems
  • A good practical understanding of the immigration laws especially in processing Visa’s, work permits and Government clearances for staff.
Regional Nutrition Advisor

East and Southern Africa, Based in Nairobi

The purpose of this role is to provide nutrition technical support to specific Save the Children country offices that enables high quality nutrition related programmes to achieve innovation in approach, rigour in evidence and nutrition outcomes at scale.

  • Internationally recognised third level qualification in nutrition (MSc in public health nutrition or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in nutrition programme management (including CTC/CMAM programmes) in the context of international development as well as emergencies, including the management of budgets and personnel, in low- or middle-income countries
  • Expertise or understanding of technical issues around policy and programming to support the integrated treatment of acute malnutrition within health systems.
  • Thorough understanding of approaches to protect, promote and support optimal infant and young child feeding and infant and young child feeding in emergencies.
  • Experience in working in emergencies, transition and development contexts.
  • A clear commitment to, and experience of, developing and coaching professional and national staff, combined with the ability to give direct actionable feedback.
Our selection processes reflect our commitment to safeguarding children from abuse and exploitation.

For Detailed Job Descriptions of the above posts and to apply on-line please visit our website
Closing Date for All applications: 5 October 2011

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