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Programme Manager - Health & Nutrition - KenyaCountry Office
 
Team / Programme:Location:  Mandera
 
Grade:  TBC  (Competitive Package)    

Post Type: National
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: To ensure Save the Children’s combined health and nutrition programme in Mandera is successfully implemented in line with approved donor agreements, budget and Save the Children strategic objectives.  

To ensure all nutrition and health programming is of a consistently high quality and appropriate monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are in place to monitor the impact of our work for children.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: 
Area Programme Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since 1984, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on Child Protection, Child rights governance, Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Livelihoods, Nutrition and WASH. 

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Eldoret, Habaswein, Mandera, Meru and Wajir. Currently we have a staff complement of approximately 270 and expenditure of approximately US$ 30 million in 2012.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Areas of Accountability:
 
To ensure the nutrition and health programme in Mandera are implemented according to the approved donor agreements. Specifically achieve the following:
  • Acutely malnourished children, pregnant women and lactating mothers in the district are appropriated treated through SFP, OTP and SC services.
  • The capacity of CHW’s in the district to identify and refer sick and malnourished and sick children and women is improved.
  • Access to and the availability of essential preventative and curative primary health care services in your district is increased
  • The target community in your district demonstrates improved knowledge, attitude and practices in key health and nutrition practices
Develop and regularly update a detailed implementation plan guiding all health and nutrition programme implementation and ensure this is used by the whole project team to monitor project progress towards completion.
 
Prepare narrative and financial reports for donor(s) and Save the Children as required, ensuring these are of a high quality and submitted to the Area Programme Manager for review in a timely manner. This will involve compilation of information from a range of project staff and MoH partners.
 
Put systems in place to ensure information required to monitor progress and impact indicators is collected, compiled and analyzed appropriately.  Ensure all SC monthly and donor monitoring requirements are complied with.
 
As a sub-budget holder for various grants, be fully aware of the grant compliance regulations of the donors relevant to your project. The post holder will work with the Area Manager to review and revise budgets; authorizing and monitoring expenditure in line with the budget and donor guidelines, SCUK grant management and financial guidelines.
 
To directly line manage the Health and Nutrition Coordinators by ensuring that they have clear work plans and objectives and, at a minimum, receive quarterly supervisions and annual reviews.
 
To have overall management responsibility for the nutrition and health team.  Lead and motivate the team to ensure effective project implementation. At a minimum ensure there are monthly team meetings.
 
To monitor and support all project staff in implementing nutrition and health projects. In particular this includes ensuring their appropriate induction, training and follow-up needs of all project staff are identified and planned for with the Area Programme Manager and Human Resource staff. Key areas to consider include; grants management systems, logistics and security guidelines, programme management, monitoring and evaluation procedures and guidelines.
 
Regularly undertake liaison and advocacy with Government partners and officials in your district on project activities and related health/nutrition issues.  Facilitate visits to field sites for donor representatives and other external visitors as required.  Be able to clearly explain project activities and objectives, related policy issues and the project’s contribution to wider Save the Children goals and objectives.
 
Work with Area Programme Manager and Save the Children Technical Advisors to identify the technical support needs of the project and ensure this support is provided by the Nutrition and Health Advisors and Director of Programme Quality and Development based in Nairobi.
 
As a key member of field Senior Management Team, actively participate in monthly Area Management and other team Meetings held in the field office.
 
Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience

Person Specification


Essential
  • Degree in Medicine or Nutrition or Public Health. A masters degree in Public Health will be an added advantage
  • At least 3 years relevant project management experience in an international NGO or similar organization.
  • Several years progressively responsible project and personnel management experience
  • Good technical knowledge of policy and practice in the field of health and/or nutrition  
  • A good understanding of development issues and the policy context in the Pastoral areas and Kenya generally.
  • Proven team and personnel management experience
  • Proven analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Experience of managing projects or programmes
  • Experience in monitoring budgets
  • Computer literate in word processing and excel packages
  • An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context
Desirable
  • Masters or higher level qualification in relevant technical specialism
  • Knowledge of the area and region where the post is located
Working Contacts  

External 
 
The Programme Manager – Health & Nutrition will work closely with representatives from other agencies, NGOs and other line ministries.

Internal
 
On a day to day basis, the Programme Manager – Health & Nutrition will work closely with the Area Programme Manager, Technical Advisors, project team and field support team (Finance, logistician and HR/Admin).

Date of issue: 19th December, 2012  

The application period is now open and will close on Monday 31st December 2012 at 4.30 p.m.

To apply for a position, please send a short cover letter and CV to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org  indicating the position applied for in the subject line.

Area Programme Manager
 
Team / Programme: Programme Operations    

Location: Dadaab
 
Grade:  TBC  (Competitive Package)    

Post Type: National or International
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: 
 
The Area Programme Manager has overall responsibility for providing leadership which produces effective delivery and development of programmes in his/her area of operations. 

The APM is responsible for the efficient management of all Area Office resources (grants, awards, staff and assets) and leads the representation of Save the Children with county level authorities, INGOs and NGOS, and visitors. 

His/her management of programme implementation and operations will ensure that the Area Office is in accordance with Save the Children’s policies and practises its Mission, Vision and Values.
 
Scope of Role:

Reports to: 
Director of Programme Operations

Dimensions  

Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since 1984, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Eldoret, Habaswein, Mandera, Meru and Wajir. 

Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 370 staff and expenditure of approximately US$30 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: Programme Managers, MEAL Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, Support Services Coordinator, Construction Engineer, Safety & Security Officer

Key Areas of Accountability:

Quality Program Implementation, Management and Reporting
  • Responsible and accountable for SC’s programmes in the area and for the implementation and management of programmes, grants and awards in accordance with SC’s strategies and policies for quality programming.
  • Ensure that the Area Office teams receive appropriate and timely support from technical advisers and programme quality teams for program design and strategy, M&E, advocacy and planning.
  • Contribute to strategy and proposal development within the area under the overall leadership of the Programme Development and Quality team. Responsible for ensuring that proposals are relevant, contextualized and inclusive of all required support and staffing costs at the field level.
  • Ensure that the programmes are appropriately monitored reviewed and evaluated on a continuous basis according to organisational quality standards and in coordination with the Programme Development and Quality team. 
  • Ensure appropriate systems for all aspects of programme cycle management are in place ensuring lessons learned are taken into account.
Operational Management
  • Responsible and accountable for SC’s programmes in the area and ensure the planning, implementation and management of programmes in accordance with SC’s strategies and policies
  • Lead the Area Management Team in ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of field operations and ensure that programme plans are clearly prioritized and communicated to the operations team effectively;
  • Conduct regular Area Management Meetings (preferably fortnightly) to enhance information sharing among Area Management Team members and effectiveness of operations;
  • Work closely with the Programme Operations Director to ensure adequate logistical support to deliver high quality programmes effectively.
  • Lead the development and monitoring of field-based detailed programme implementation and grant management workplans. Responsible for ensuring that field-based teams implement programmes on schedule and within budget.
  • Responsible for the delivery of high quality, timely reports for donors and internal purposes, as well as the development of relevant case studies, success stories and other documentation.
  • Lead field-based start-up meetings of new projects with relevant CO staff to guarantee a joint understanding among team members of donor requirements, budget responsibilities, technical requirements and other considerations.
  • Ensure standardised systems, policies and procedures are in place, well understood by all staff and in line with  with the country programme system and are implemented in an appropriate manner
  • Ensure that the principles of child safeguarding and ‘do no harm’ are embedded in all programme planning, implementation and reporting and that staff receive regular, up to date training on same. 
  • Ensure transparency in targeting beneficiaries, delivery of services and participation of beneficiaries and partners in planning and monitoring of process is reflected in programme delivery.
  • Ensure all SCI Management Operating Standards are followed, implemented and maintained
  • Ensure all contingency and Emergency Preparedness Plans are continually updated according to SC operational standards and implemented when appropriate.
Financial, Budget, Grant & Award Management
  • Responsible for all budgets (donors and SC’s own resources) provided to the area. This may be delegated to other budget holders but overall accountability for the budgets for the area remains with the Area Programme Manager.
  • Lead monthly budget vs actual grant management meetings at appropriate levels with team and in close collaboration with the Grants and Awards Manager. Ensure timely report providing a variance analysis on each budget is submitted to Programme Operations Director and Finance Director
  • Identify any budget challenges or issues such as over or underspends and propose solutions to line manager as soon as issues are identified. Ensure that these are identified through the monthly variance meetings and immediately addressed.
  • Oversee the general application and observance of financial procedures and guidelines set out in SC financial manual and donors’ requirements
  • Ensure the grants are managed as per Save the Children’s and donors’ requirement including the quality and timely submission of reports
  • In collaboration with PDQ, ensure an efficient fundraising plan is in place and implemented
  • Prepare annual budgets for the Area Office programme, assessing costs and budget/expenditures from projects and asset inventory.
  • Prepare, and submit for approval, program budgets and expenditure forecasts.
  • Responsible for certifying and authorizing disbursements according to SC and donor guidelines.
Human Resources
  • Lead, manage and motivate the Area Programme team, ensuring that they have clear work objectives and individual/team workplans and receive meaningful feedback on their performance;
  • In coordination with the SMT, maintain appropriate staffing levels and structures in the Area programme team, whilst planning and implementing specific actions to recruit, manage and motivate staff.
  • Ensure appropriate gender and ethnic diversity within the Area programme team;
  • Ensure that Area staff have clearly defined objectives and understand their responsibilities. Ensure compliance with staff development strategies and Performance Management systems and evaluations.
Security management and Context Monitoring
  • In close collaboration with the Safety and Security Director, proactively monitor the political, military and security situation at local level and regularly report on its potential impact on SC’s activities
  • In close collaboration with the Safety and Security Director, develop a clear safety and security management plan for all areas of operations. Ensure that staff understand and can implement this plan – and that it is reviewed and updated regularly.
  • Manage and report on all security incidents in accordance with SCI Safety and Security procedures
Representation Accountabilities
  • Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships and take the lead role in representing the principles and work of SC to representatives of other organizations (UN, NGOs, INGOs, counterparts, donors, government Authorities etc) who are working and visiting in the Area Programme.
  • Oversee that local implementing partners are discharging their responsibilities, live up to stipulations stated in the partnership agreement and take appropriate action.
  • Ensure that SC partnership approaches and practices comply with SC’s Child Safeguarding Policy and where possible promotes effective child participation.
Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in development or other social sciences and extensive practical senior management experience preferably in development and humanitarian response programmes;
  • Experience of managing the programme cycle, including assessments, project design, proposal and report writing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of managing large and diverse teams in resource-poor, insecure settings.
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Strong  analytical, monitoring and evaluation, and report-writing abilities;
  • Technical skills in two or more Save the Children sectors - health, livelihoods, child protection, education, nutrition, child rights governance, HIV/AIDS or WASH ;
  • Strong, demonstrable, financial management skills, particularly in budgeting and reporting;
  • Experience in, and a commitment to, the implementation of robust Performance Management and staff capacity building and development;
  • Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills in English,
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Strong representational and communication skills;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming.
Date of issue: 18/10/12        

Candidates who had previously applied for the Area Programme Manager – Dadaab position need not re-apply.

The application period is now open and will close on Monday 31st December 2012 at 4.30 p.m.

To apply for a position, please send a short cover letter and CV to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org  indicating the position applied for in the subject line.

Finance Manager - Kenya Country Office
 
Team / Programme:Finance    

Location:  Nairobi
 
Grade: TBC(Competitive Package)    

Post Type: National
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: 
 
To lead and manage the finance team in ensuring; the integrity of finance systems, that controls and procedures are robust, timely and accurate production and analysis of financial management information and  accurate payroll administration.
 
Scope of Role:

Reports to:
 Director of Finance

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since 1984, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Eldoret, Habaswein, Mandera, Meru and Wajir. 

Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 370 staff and expenditure of approximately US$30 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: Financial Accounting Officer, Systems Accounting Assistant, Financial Accounting Assistant – Payables (2) and Financial Accounting Assistant - Treasury

Key Areas of Accountability:

Treasury function
  • Treasury Function - Ensure that adequate levels of funds are maintained at all times
  • Consolidation of Cash forecasts from all offices and submission to SCI Center for funds to be transferred
  • Monitoring that adequate funds are available for all the offices
  • Ensure forex transactions are well recorded and are well planned based on need
  • Updating bank information when changes take place, new signatories, change of mandates
Financial controls
  • Maintain robust and adequate financial internal control systems for cash and assets management across the Programme in line with good accounting practices and SCI policies
  • Contribute to the development of finance policies and procedures to maintain a well-financially controlled environment in both development and emergency contexts
  • Controls are put in place and tests on controls carried out to ensure compliance
  • Induction of finance teams into SCI financial procedures
  • Accounting systems provide the necessary reporting tools to meet the reporting requirements
  • Ensure that systems in place are regularly reviewed, to allow adequate financial management and control
  • Review expenditure procedures, including adherence of procurement processes  and in line with the Scheme of Delegation
  • Legal compliance regarding taxes and other statutory deductions. Observance of the reporting on these
  • Financial reporting of the Annual accounts to the NGO board
  • Cash flow management with regard to currency exchange gain/losses on
  • Ensure that all financial management controls and procedures are well documented
  • National staff payroll processed for approval by FD, HRD and CD
  • Maintenance of Financial records, archiving of records; proper audit trail
Reporting
  • Review monthly financial diaries for Aggresso have overall responsibility for ensuring that processing and reporting deadlines to the Centre are met.
  • Coordinate financial and tax related audits 
  • Prepare Monthly financial reviews (MFRs) for review of both FD and CD and Regional Office as necessary
  • Analytical reports balance sheet and I& E accounts
Staff management, mentorship and development
  • Manage the performance of all staff in the Programme Operations work area through:
  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/workplans
  • Ensure that staff have clear work-plans and measurable indicators
  • Train finance and non-finance staff on financial procedures
Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • At least five year’s progressive INGO experience two of which are in financial management position.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Finance /Accounting (or equivalent certification and experience) and recognized Accounting qualification CPA or ACCA
  • Experience of working in an emergency response or set up
  • Ability to oversee implementation of new procedures and controls
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
  • Proven skills on managing changes, achieving results, ensuring quality, team building and capacity building.
  • Strong computer skills, Excel, Word and Accounting packages
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure as part of a professional team.
  • Willingness to travel to field offices occasionally
  • INGO experience
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, preferred
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
Date of issue: 18/10/12  

The application period is now open and will close on Monday 31st December 2012 at 4.30 p.m.

To apply for a position, please send a short cover letter and CV to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org  indicating the position applied for in the subject line.

Research Coordinator - DFID Cash Transfers Programme – Kenya Country Office
 
Team / Programme:Programme Quality & Development 

Location:  Dadaab
 
Grade:  TBC     

Post Type: National
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

DFID: Despite the introduction of Free Primary Education in Kenya in 2003, the direct and indirect costs related to education continue to pose a barrier to children accessing a quality education, especially in poor, hard-to-reach areas of the North Eastern Province (NEP). 

To tackle this fundamental demand side barrier, Save the Children with funding from DFID, proposes to distribute 12 months of regular cash transfers to 3000 poor households with children of school-going age in Garissa County, NEP. 

The immediate programmatic objective of the cash transfers is to reduce financial barriers to accessing primary education, thereby contributing to increased enrolment and retention among targeted children in Garissa. 

A second but equally important objective is to generate evidence on the relative impact of different types of cash transfers on enrolment and retention, and to specifically analyse the impacts on girls’ educational access.
 
Role Purpose: 
 
The DFID Cash Transfer project Research Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring high-quality execution of the research components of the DFID funded project activities in Garissa County. 

The Research Coordinator’s main responsibilities will be, with support from the DFID Cash Transfer Project Coordinator and Education Programme Manager: 

1) support the development and implementation of all research related project activities; 

2) coordinate all research related project components to achieve results on time according to approved annual detailed implementation plans ensuring delivery of research activities and results in a smooth, coordinated manner; 

3) supervise enumerators and field officers during data collection activities 

4) support the management of data collection costs related to cash transfer research following approved budgets and in compliance with all relevant agreements and policies; 

5) work closely with all stakeholders, GoK, DFID, and UNICEF to ensure research activities meet project requirements; 

6) monitor research activities to ensure timeliness and high quality data and 

7) support results analysis, draft reports, and dissemination activities. This position will be line managed by the DFID Cash Transfer Project Coordinator but receive technical support from both the in country Education Advisor and guidance from regional and head office Technical Advisors.
 
Scope of Role: 

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since 1984, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Eldoret, Habaswein, Mandera, Meru and Wajir and has a logistics hub in Garissa. 

Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 370 staff and expenditure of approximately US$30 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  TBC

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Support and guide research activities to ensure quality, timely programme delivery
  • Participate in the testing and revision of tools and guidelines for randomized trial data collection, collation and reporting, systemically checking this data for quality, accuracy, and consistency, and providing feedback as necessary;
  • Provide research related guidance and technical support to implementation staff and partners during data collection;
  • Lead on data collection activities and support data analysis
  • Manage financial aspects of the program allocated for data collection activities, including budgets, expenditures and ensuring effective use of financial and human resources.   Coordinate with the Project Director to review financial performance analysis, ensure timely resolution of financial discrepancies and support preparation of financial projections for research activities as needed.  Ensure compliance with donor agreements and relevant country legislature requirements
  • Support in developing preparation of annual detailed implementation plans; monitor performance against work plan deadlines, ensure accurate data collection on performance indicators and support in the preparation of reports on achievements and results according to agreed timelines
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other project stakeholders to ensure effectiveness of research programming, consult with relevant stakeholders including DFID, UNICEF, MOE and HSNP and partners including Safaricom and the University of Nairobi
Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in statistics, research methods or economics. Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least five years’ work experience in development projects in post-emergency settings
  • Experience in the design and implementation of randomized controlled trial research projects
  • Experience designing data collection activities and managing data collection teams
  • Experience qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • knowledge of data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, NVivo
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders, and ability to understand and bridge diverging communication styles and agendas in order to reach common goals
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills taking into account cultural difficulties Degree in statistics, research methods or economics. Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least five years work experience in development projects in post-emergency settings
  • Experience in the design and implementation of randomized controlled trial research projects
  • Experience designing data collection activities and managing data collection teams
  • Experience qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • knowledge of data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, NVivo
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders, and ability to understand and bridge diverging communication styles and agendas in order to reach common goals
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Safe Guarding policy.
  • Commitment to the Save the Children values
Desirable:
  • Experience evaluating and conducting research on cash transfer programs
  • Experience with education projects/programmes
  • Ability to understand and communicate in the Somali language
  • self-starter; able to act on initiative and work well as part of a team, builds strong collaboration with partners and other project staff
  • Comfort interfacing with diverse stakeholders including Ministry of Education District level officials and project beneficiaries
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, and the ability to get results under pressure; willingness to live and work in a remote and difficult environment
  • Political and cultural sensitivity, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy. Motivates others while identifying with mission of Save the Children
  • Willingness to comply and ensure adherence to SC ethical standards and safeguarding policies.
  • Experience evaluating and conducting research on cash transfer programs
  • Experience with education projects/programmes
  • Ability to understand and communicate in the Somali language
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Date of issue: 20th December, 2012  

The application period is now open and will close on Monday 31st December 2012 at 4.30 p.m.

To apply for a position, please send a short cover letter and CV to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org  indicating the position applied for in the subject line.


Project Coordinator - Alternative Basic Education – Kenya Country Office
 
Team / Programme:Programme Development and Quality    

Location:  Dadaab
 
Grade:  TBC     

Post Type: National
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ABE: In 2011, an estimated 3.8 million people in Kenya were affected by drought, many living in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALS) and about 144,000 drought -affected Somalis (of which 60,000 were children) fled to Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps. 

This influx challenged the already constrained education services in the camps with just 40% enrolment rates, an increasing drop-out rate especially amongst girls, and the decreasing transition rate from primary to secondary schools. 

CIDA agreed to fund a three year project to assists the host communities in Lagdera and Fifo and refugees in all Dadaab camps in order to contribute to the improved learning outcomes for girls and boys in these marginalized and drought-affected areas of Kenya.
 
Role Purpose: 
 
The Alternative Basic Education (ABE) Project Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring high-quality execution of the CIDA funded project activities in both the host community and refugee camps.  

The ABE Project Coordinator’s main responsibilities will be, with support from the overall Education Programme Manager: 

1) coordinate all project components to achieve results on time according to approved annual detailed implementation plans ensuring delivery of project activities in a smooth, coordinated manner; 

2) manage project costs following approved budgets and in compliance with all relevant agreements and policies; 

3) work closely with all stakeholders, including but not limited to GoK, UNICEF, UNHCR, District Education Offices and ensure alignment with relevant national education policies; 

4) monitor and evaluate project activities and 

5) collect and disseminate learning’s from this initiative by appropriate methods. This position will be line managed by the Education Programme Manager but receive technical support from both the in country Education Technical Advisor and guidance from regional and head office Education Advisors

Scope of Role: 

Reports to:  Education Programme Manager
 
With technical oversight from Education Advisor

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since 1984, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Eldoret, Habaswein, Mandera, Meru and Wajir and has a logistics hub in Garissa. 

Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 370 staff and expenditure of approximately US$30 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  TBC

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Travel frequently to all implementation sites to liaise with staff, community leaders, local governments and beneficiaries to ensure continued participation and support for the project.
  • Provide strategic guidance and technical support, supervision and leadership to implementation staff and partners;
  • Work as part of a team to ensure quality programming
  • Design programme learning and build staff capacity and confidence to provide quality programming for children and youth for early childhood development, basic primary education, and alternative youth education.
  • Support and guide interventions to ensure quality, timely programme delivery
  • Manage financial aspects of the program including budgets, expenditures and ensuring effective use of financial and human resources.   
  • Coordinate with the Finance Director and field grants officer to review financial performance analysis, ensure timely resolution of financial discrepancies and support preparation of financial projections as needed.  
  • Ensure compliance with donor agreements and relevant country legislature requirements
  • Support in developing preparation of annual detailed implementation plans; monitor performance against work plan deadlines, ensure accurate data collection on performance indicators and support in the preparation of reports on achievements and results according to agreed timelines
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other education stakeholders to ensure alignment with the Dadaab Education Strategy and effectiveness of programming, consult with relevant stakeholders including UNHCR and UNICEF
  • Collaborate with national level relationships with MoE and the Ministry for Northern Kenya to develop strong commitments to the project success. 
  • Establish working relations with Northern Kenya Education Trust and the Nomadic Education Commission. 
  • Provide support in the identification and capacity support to MoE officials at the local level.
Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in education with specialization in nomadic education, alternative basic education, education in  refugee contexts or education in emergencies
  • Ideal candidates will have at least three years’ work experience in development projects in post-emergency settings
  • Minimum seven years senior project management field experience with proven donor reporting, compliance and grant management experience, and superior human resource management skills leading diverse teams in harsh environment.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders, and ability to understand and bridge diverging communication styles and agendas in order to reach common goals
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors:
  • Self-starter; able to act on initiative and work well as part of a team, builds strong collaboration with partners and other project staff
  • Comfort interfacing with diverse stakeholders including Ministry of Education District level officials and project beneficiaries
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, and the ability to get results under pressure; willingness to live and work in a remote and difficult environment
  • Political and cultural sensitivity, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy. Motivates others while identifying with mission of Save the Children
  • Strong writing skills, including reports, proposal development, resource materials
  • Superior financial management of large education program budgets
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
Desirable:
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.  Swahili preferred.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values and willingness to abide by Child Safeguarding Policy.
Date of issue: 20th December 2012

The application period is now open and will close on Monday 31st December 2012 at 4.30 p.m.

To apply for a position, please send a short cover letter and CV to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org  indicating the position applied for in the subject line.

Project Coordinator -  DFID Cash Transfers  – Kenya Country Office
 
Team / Programme:Programme Development and Quality    

Location: Dadaab
 
Grade: TBC     

Post Type: National
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

DFID: Despite the introduction of Free Primary Education in Kenya in 2003, the direct and indirect costs related to education continue to pose a barrier to children accessing a quality education, especially in poor, hard-to-reach areas of the North Eastern Province (NEP). 

To tackle this fundamental demand side barrier, Save the Children with funding from DFID, proposes to distribute 12 months of regular cash transfers to 3000 poor households with children of school-going age in Garissa County, NEP. 

The immediate programmatic objective of the cash transfers is to reduce financial barriers to accessing primary education, thereby contributing to increased enrolment and retention among targeted children in Garissa. 

A second but equally important objective is to generate evidence on the relative impact of different types of cash transfers on enrolment and retention, and to specifically analyse the impacts on girls’ educational access.
 
Role Purpose:
 
The DFID Cash Transfer Project Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring high-quality execution of the DFID funded project activities in Garissa.

 The DFID Project Coordinator’s main responsibilities will be 

1) line manage the Research Coordinator, field officers, and administration personnel;

2) ensure accountability to key stakeholders; and with support from the overall Education Programme Manager: 

i) coordinate all project components to achieve results on time according to approved annual detailed implementation plans ensuring delivery of project activities in a smooth, coordinated manner; 

ii) manage all project costs following approved budgets and in compliance with all relevant agreements and policies; 

3) work closely with all stakeholders GoK, DFID, and UNICEF; 

4) monitor and evaluate project activities to ensure cash transfer mechanism are in place and operating efficiently, community accountability committees are established and meeting regularly, grievance mechanisms are in place and utilized properly, research activities are being implement effectively and according to the workplan; and 

5) collecting and disseminating learning’s from this initiative by appropriate methods. 

This position will be line managed by the Education Programme Manager but receive technical support from both the in country Education Advisor and guidance from regional and SCUK Advisors.
 
Scope of Role: 

Reports to:  Education Programme Manager

Dimensions: 
Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since 1984, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Eldoret, Habaswein, Mandera, Meru and Wajir and has a logistics hub in Garissa. 

Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 370 staff and expenditure of approximately US$30 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  TBC

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Travel frequently to all implementation sites to liaise with staff, community leaders, local governments and beneficiaries to ensure continued participation and support for the project.
  • Provide guidance and technical support, to implementation staff and partners;
  • Work as part of a team to ensure quality programming
  • Support and guide interventions to ensure quality, timely programme delivery
  • Manage financial aspects of the program including budgets, expenditures and ensuring effective use of financial and human resources.   
  • Coordinate with the Country Office Finance Director and field grants officer to review financial performance analysis, ensure timely resolution of financial discrepancies and support preparation of financial projections as needed.  
  • Ensure compliance with donor agreements and relevant country legislature requirements
  • Support in developing preparation of annual detailed implementation plans; monitor performance against work plan deadlines, ensure accurate data collection on performance indicators and support in the preparation of reports on achievements and results according to agreed timelines
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other education stakeholders to ensure effectiveness of programming, consult with relevant stakeholders including DFID, UNICEF, MOE and HSNP and partners including Safaricom and the University of Nairobi
Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in education or research methods. Advanced degree preferred
  • At least five years work experience in development projects in post-emergency settings
  • Team management experience and experience working with diverse stakeholders, and ability to understand and bridge diverging communication styles and agendas in order to reach common goals
  • Experience with budget management
  • Self-starter; able to act on initiative and work well as part of a team, builds strong collaboration with partners and other project staff
  • Comfort interfacing with diverse stakeholders including Ministry of Education District level officials and project beneficiaries
  • Political and cultural sensitivity, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy. Motivates others while identifying with mission of Save the Children
Desirable:
  • Experience managing cash transfer programs
  • Knowledge and experience with research and monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Ability to understand and communicate in the Somali language
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.  Swahili preferred.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values and willingness to abide by Child Safeguarding Policy.
Date of issue: 20th December 2012

The application period is now open and will close on Monday 31st December 2012 at 4.30 p.m.

To apply for a position, please send a short cover letter and CV to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org  indicating the position applied for in the subject line.

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