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Emergency Shelter Advisor Job in Kenya

Save the Children (SC) is an international organization with 27 member organizations across the globe. It is united by a common mission and brand but, to some extent, has until now been working independently from country to country and within countries. 

With the decision by all Save the Children organizations to create an International Programmes Unit (IPU) taken in 2010, Save the Children aims to create a stronger voice for children by unifying the operations in all countries.

This will result in one organisation at the national level in each country and a unified programme delivery structure for all Save the Children International Members. 

Save the Children UK, Denmark and Finland unified in Somalia in January 2010 under the name Save the Children in Somalia which will move to the IPU model by the end of 2012. 

After one year of unification and as a result of an active fundraising strategy the programme budget was over GBP 10m covering thematic areas of protection, child survival (which includes health, nutrition and livelihoods), education, and Child Rights Governance.
Job Purpose: 

The Emergency Shelter Advisor will provide overall technical management and support to emergency team for shelter programming and construction of temporary structures within programming sectors of the Somalia/Somaliland Programme:
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Provide overall technical management and support to emergency team in planning and undertaking shelter projects and activities; 
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the country team during the implementation of all construction works including assessing existing structures and developing local structural safety and contextual suitability guidelines, leading on developing/reviewing quality BoQs and workplans for the construction of structures, or repairs/renovations as required/planned; lead and develop a construction contingency/risk management plan to mitigate the impact of future rains/heavy wind and other possible disasters on these structures etc.
For additional information on the job description, working context, person’s specifications, please

Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. 

Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face.
Child Safeguarding Policy:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SC UK must sign the Child Safeguarding - Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SC UK’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SC UK’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
This extends not only to children with whom SC and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.

SC UK believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff.

Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Applications should be forwarded to: 

Application Closing Date will be Tuesday 11th September 2012.

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