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YouthSave Programme Data Clerk
Team / Programme: Programme Operations    

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:  
Collect, process and verify financial capability activity data forms and maintain. 

YouthSave database by entering new and updated monitoring data collection forms from Mentors. 

Assist with processing administrative matters within the project in order to support and ensure successful project implementation.
Scope of Role:

Reports to: Youth Save Programme Coordinator


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 230 staff and expenditure of approximately US$15 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None   

Key Areas of Accountability:

Project Data Management
  • Collect, organize, and verify accuracy of data before it is captured into database.
  • Documentation and data management of YouthSave data/information.
  • Filing the data collection forms in an organized manner.
  • Maintaining of the database
  • Where required participate in monitoring activities and write up reports accordingly.
Project Administration
  • Assist the Programme Coordinator with coordination of procurement activities within the project.
  • Assist with organizing/coordinating logistical aspects for scheduled partner and/or stakeholder meetings and logistical aspects for scheduled field visits.
  • Facilitate timely project related payments for project mentors and partners in the field.
  • Perform any other related duties assigned
Financial Education Programming
  • Contact person between FE mentors and Programme Coordinator for the operational / implementation aspects of this programmatic component
  • Weekly contact with FE point persons in all project areas to solicit updates and matters arising.
  • Weekly and monthly reports on FE submitted to Programme Coordinator.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor degree; skills, knowledge and ability to enter, analyse and report on data
  • Experience in related area of work
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to plan and work independently to get results; proficiency in both written and  oral communications; mastery of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Experience working with children and young people
Basic skills needed
  • Computer literacy
  • An ability to work to deadlines
  • An ability to work fast (but without mistakes)
  • Good attention to detail
The application process is now open and will close on 11th July 2013 at 5.00 p.m. 

To apply for this position, please send a short cover letter and CV to  indicating the position title on the subject line.

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