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Vacancy: Chief of Party
 
Position Code: SCI-COP

Status: Re-Advertisement

Team / Programme: SMT

Location: Nairobi
 
Grade: Executive Grade

Post Type: National (1 year contract)
 
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: Save the Children is seeking a qualified and experienced Chief of Party for an anticipated large USAID funded project for Orphan and Vulnerable children in Nairobi and Coast regions. 

The Chief of Party (COP) will work with Save the Children’s existing country office in Kenya, but will be solely responsible for overall management of the USAID award. 

S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful and integrated multi-sectoral program that builds upon existing USAID and Government of Kenya investment and will achieve lasting outcomes.
 
Scope of Role: The Chief Of Party will liaise closely with USAID/Kenya, Government of Kenya representatives, Save the Children’s Office of HIV/AIDS and Child Protection, Kenya Country Office, and partner organizations.

The COP will be the principal representative of the project. 

The COP will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, semi-annual reports and annual reports as required.  

The COP will be responsible for overall direction and coordination of the activities of any sub-recipient partners under this grant, and for linking to broader fora in country for coordination of OVC work more broadly.   

Reports to: The Country Director

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, 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.

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. 

We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million in 2014.

Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: Finance and Operations Director
 
Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Lead the program’s strategic, financial, and operational planning, including the annual work planning process and development of an appropriate exit strategy.
  • Responsible for guiding overall technical direction of the project and achieving project goals and objectives.
  • Act as principal representative and liaison to all external stakeholders, including but not limited to USAID/Kenya and the Government of Kenya.
  • Oversee the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID.
  • Supervise key program staff, both technical and managerial, and oversee the hiring process of all local personnel.    
  • Serve as key liaison with Save the Children partners and any local subgrantees and subcontractors.
  • Provide overall coordination of the institutional/organizational and technical capacity building of local partners and stakeholders.
  • Fully inform Save the Children’s home/country office on all matters relating to the program, and maintain appropriate links with partner home/field offices.
  • Ensure that efficient systems to support all aspects of the program (including sub-grant management, financial, capacity building and performance monitoring and reporting) are in place and support the effective use of program resources in compliance with USAID regulations and Save the Children policies.
  • Ensure knowledge management systems are in place and the production of quality evidence based documentation is produced and disseminated.
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
  • Advanced degree in International relations, public health, or related field.
  • 10-12 years of field-based experience managing large and complex overseas, multi-partner development programs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience managing large scale USAID funded project(s) at a senior level.
  • Experience in managing large child-focused field programs for an international NGO.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic and program planning and understanding of HIV/AIDS-related support services.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and supervision of staff and in building and maintaining a high performing team internally and across organizations.
  • Proven ability to ensure gender integration in project design, implementation and M&E.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID regulations and policies.
  • Proven experience building capacity of local NGOs and government bodies and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Fluency in English required. 
  • Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; work experience in Kenya highly desirable.
Qualified national applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Vacancy: Finance and Operations Director
 
Position Code: SCI-FOP

Status: Re-Advertisement

Team / Programme: SMT

Location: Nairobi
 
Grade: Executive Grade

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: Save the Children is seeking an experienced and qualified Finance and Operations Director (FOD) for an anticipated USAID funded project for Orphans and Vulnerable children Programme in Nairobi and Coast Regions. 

The Finance and Operations Director is responsible for overseeing project finances and other operational and administrative duties for the integrated program funded by USAID. 

The FOD will supervise all grant management and reporting on grant performance as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely preparation of donor financial reports.

Scope of Role: The FOD will be responsible for ensuring the project’s implementation modalities are compliant with USAID regulations, while also meeting program needs and technical requirements of the RFA/P.  

This will require the FOD to work in close cooperation with the technical positions and project team to operationalize the project activities particularly in the first year of the project.

Reports to: Chief of Party

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, 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. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

 In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million in 2014.

Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: TBC
 
Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Support Save the Children staff in project office start-up activities, including supporting human resource colleagues with staff hiring and onboarding and establishment of office setup and operations
  • Monitor budgets to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and addressed; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their budgets effectively
  • Review and consolidation of monthly financial reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback to staff, also for distribution to senior management
  • Prepare any budget revisions and projections and respond to any external questions from USAID and/or internal questions from within Save the Children’s management structure
  • Confirm availability of funds for all requests for payment or charges to the project
  • Prepare quarterly reports, projections, and any other required donor submissions
  • Maintain asset inventories and controls over the life of the project (i.e. IT equipment, furnishings, etc.)
  • Prepare a consolidated annual fiscal report, including a cumulative life of project report
  • Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to SC and USAID requirements; oversee implementation of changes/improvements in procedures
  • Supervise administrative, human resources and finance/accounting staff
  • Manage and evaluate staff as necessary to ensure program success and oversee staff capacity-building
  • Contribute to the development of reports for the donor, the host country and/or Save the Children
  • Ensure that high-quality project deliverables are submitted to USAID in timely manner
  • Ensure that an appropriate segregation of duties exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office finance and administrative operations
  • Assist in building the capacity of local sub-grantees to manage USAID funds and comply with donor rules and regulations
  • Support relevant colleagues with office management and security planning
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Chief of Party.
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
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, or other relevant field required; professional qualification in Accounting desired
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the management of programs funded by the U.S. Government, including experience managing finances for USAID-funded projects, or other donors
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in managing the personnel, administrative and logistical functions of programs and projects
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and financial analysis skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations
  • Proven ability to prepare budgets and donor financial reports
  • Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in supervising others as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Fluency in English required.
  • Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; work experience in Kenya highly desirable.
Qualified national applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Vacancy: Country Programme Internal Audit Manager - Kenya
 
Position Code: SCI-CPA


Status: New


Team / Programme: Internal Audit

Location: Nairobi (with up to 40% travel to field sites in Kenya)
 
Grade: 2

Post Type: National (12 months)
 
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: Reporting directly to the Country Director, the internal audit position will independently evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management and control systems within the country programme. 

The post holder will provide regular feedback to the Senior Management Team on the effectiveness of these systems, together with costed and detailed action plans to address any areas of weakness or non-compliance. 

The position will play a lead role in supporting internal and external audits and in coordinating fraud investigations as required.

Scope of Role: The post holder will work closely with all senior managers in the Kenya programme and will have a direct reporting line to the Country Director. 

Working on independently, as well as part of a team, he/she will carry out audits, reviews and investigations to deliver feedback on the effectiveness of the controls and risk framework operating across the country programme to the various stakeholders.

Specific requirements include:
  • leading on and completion of audits, reviews, investigations and other work assigned to  agreed professional standards and stakeholder expectations, on time and within budget.
  • working as a team to support Global Assurance team members and external auditors by facilitating their activities in accordance with their Scope of Work and coordinating with relevant colleagues in the Kenya programme to ensure the delivery of timely responses.
  • production of high quality, value-adding audit reports for senior managers that are clear, concise, timely and solutions-driven
  • building strong working relationships across the organisation and keeping abreast of changes in the internal and external environment that will impact on the risk profile of the country programme.
Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, 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. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. 

We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million in 2014.

Reports to: Country Director

Staff directly reporting to this post:  Donor Compliance Officer

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Together with the SMT, develop a Terms of Reference for reviews to be undertaken by the internal audit review team.
  • Lead, plan, conduct, report and follow up assignments from the audit plan on time, to a high standard and within budget. All audits will be conducted in teams and some of these assignments will require the post holder to assume the lead role
  • Develop an annual plan to undertake quarterly reviews in each of the Kenya programme’s 6 main areas of operation: Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp (including Garissa), Mandera (Takaba and El Wak), Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. 
  • Undertake visits to selected project sites when visiting field offices. Engage with beneficiaries and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team on complaints and community feedback mechanisms. 
  • Conduct or lead on organising special investigations into cases of alleged fraud and/or serious negligence as required; provide advice to the senior management team (SMT) on corrective action, as appropriate and in accordance with Save the Children International’s Fraud Policy. Update the SMT on any current fraud issues on-going in the programme and liaise with the global and regional fraud management teams to ensure effective and timely reporting.
  • Manage the Risk Register ensuring that top key risks are identified by the SMT and that these are reviewed regularly.
  • Work with the awards management team to develop check lists for budget holders of all donors’ compliance requirements.
  • Work with the MEAL team to monitor the feedback and complaints systems and ensure any substantial complaints are followed up on and are reported to the SMT.
  • Build the capacity of senior managers in the country programme to understand and apply relevant SCI policies (fraud, whistleblowing, procurement, finance, etc.), donor and SCI compliance regulations and Government of Kenya legislation. Deliver workshops and presentations as required to disseminate information and to train staff.
  • Provide leadership and supportive management to the Donor Compliance Officer and any staff subsequently appointed to the internal audit team. Ensure that they have clear annual objectives and that performance is reviewed both continuously and through a formal mid-year and annual procedures as required by SCI.
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
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 remedial actions 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; demonstrates the highest levels of integrity
Qualifications and Experience
  • A University degree in Commerce, Accounting or Business Administration (Finance or Accounting option) from a recognised university.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively mid-level management experience with INGO’s in professional accounting and financial management.
  • Be a qualified internal auditor (IIA) or accountant; or have extensive experience in relevant operational areas (e.g. in programme/project management in an INGO context) and be willing to learn the appropriate audit skills
Experience and Skills:
 
As a minimum you will:
  • Be highly accurate, detail-orientated, and able to complete multiple projects, with conflicting priorities, on a timely basis
  • Have been producing high quality effective written communication e.g. reports, in English
  • Have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and relationship building
  • Have strong results-orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets 
  • Be willing to undertake high amount of travel within the programme’s field locations (up to 40%) and work with minimum supervision under difficult conditions in some of the most insecure and marginalised parts of Kenya.
  • Have a strong cultural awareness and be able to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Demonstrate and model the highest standards of ethical behaviour, professionalism and integrity.
  • Be committed to Save the Children’s values
We expect applications from internal auditors to:
  • Have experience of risk-based auditing
  • Have a track record of leading small teams for specific short-term audit or other work assignments and delivering high quality timely results
  • Have experience of evaluating systems and processes, identifying weaknesses and areas of improvements
We expect applications from operational staff to:
  • Show extensive experience in relevant operational areas (e.g. in programme/project management in an INGO context) and be willing to learn the appropriate audit skills
It would be advantageous if you: 
  • Have INGO experience or have worked in a commercial/public sector international organisation 
  • Have some experience of grant requirements of major donors such as EC/ECHO, DfID, USAID and the UN agencies
  • Have an aptitude for financial analysis
  • Have some experience of Agresso financial software
  • Have some experience of IT audit
  • Have some counter fraud experience
  • Are able to look at the bigger picture when assessing organisational performance and risk

Vacancy:Information Technology Coordinator
 
Position Code:

Status: 

Team / Programme: HR / Admin Department

Location: Nairobi
 
Grade:  3

Post Type: National (1 yr with possibility of extension)
 
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 IT Coordinator will ensure all aspects of IT services including internet, office equipment, and computers running, maintenance, and service upgrades to ensure all staff are able to access highly functioning, consistent technology both in Nairobi and at the field locations. 



S/he will monitor, repair, and solve any hardware and software challenges as they arise.  

This position will demand a highly motivated, detail oriented individual who will be able to solve challenges and communicate effectively. S/he will be required to improve current systems from knowledge and experience.  
 
Scope of Role: 
 
Reports to:  Director of HR and Admin

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, 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. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million in 2014.

Staff directly reporting to this post: IT Assistants (2)

Key Areas of Accountability

Ensure Implementation of IT strategies and introduction/ implementation of new technologies, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • To be the lead in learning and development of staff in use of IT tools/ Resources that will help improve efficiency in delivery and build capacity of staff in resolving some minor day-to-day issues.
  • Ensure adequate induction of new staff n all IT policies and provide IT services in a timely manner 
  • Responsible for setting the systems to secure data and communications
  • Ensure compliance with the SCI IT quality framework guidelines and undertake IT assessments against the IT Global / CO strategies.
  • Responsible for setting up implementation and monitoring of all IT systems and equipment’s for the respective offices in Kenya office.
  • Ensure exited staffs are removed from accessing Save the Children Information and data on their laptops backed-up and that the data is backed up for future references.
  • Stays abreast of ICT developments in the international and local market – particularly, but not limited to, those related to M-Health - providing recommendations based on opportunities to improve the efficiency and impact of Save the Children’s overall performance.
  • Acts as focal point within the CO for maintenance of and training staff in the use of the new online Programme Management Information System (MIS).
  • Ensures budget and necessary human resources for maintaining online PMIS and ICT4D solutions.
Planning and Budgeting
  • Plan, budget and account for all IT expenditure.
  • Coordinate and contribute to the development of country IT strategy and IT budget.
  • Review and liaise with the Regional IT Manager on any IT needs and capacity building for staff.
  • Liaise with relevant programme staff to ensure that IT related costs and captured in Plans and proposals.
Ensures effective functioning of the field office hardware and software packages, focusing on the achievements of the following results:
  • Ensure effective functioning (Installation, operation and maintenance) of all SC hardware equipment and acquisition of hardware supplies;
  • Performance of specific technical functions, including changing of hardware electronic components( disks, memories, network wiring, power sources) and routine repairs;
  • Ensure monthly reports are made to the HR and admin Director on general statues of IT.
  • Identify needed software upgrades, procure and install with compliance to Save the Children policies and licensing agreements.
  • Establish a routine maintenance schedule for all IT equipment in Nairobi and Field Offices.
  • Coordinate trainings on the use of hardware (Projectors, laptops) and software as needed.
Ensure efficient networks administration, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Monitoring of the network connection on a daily basis to ensure a stable and responsive network environment.
  • Trouble –shooting and monitoring of network problems.  Ensure that the SCI laptops/desktop and network resources are protected from malicious virus attacks and deploy counter measures in the event of attacks.
  • Response to user needs and questions regarding network access.
  • Maintenance of up to date parameters of information for the network clients and electronic mail.
  • Implementation of backup and restoration procedures for local drives. Maintenance of backup logs. Organisation of offsite storage of backups;
Provides administrative support focusing on achievement of the following results;
  • Provision of advice on and assistance in procurement of New IT equipment for all offices and project provision of technical specifications and information on best options.
  • Maintenance of an up to date inventory of the software and hardware.
  • Provision of IT support to key events
  • Establish of shared folders in all Nairobi and Field offices.
Ensures facilitation of Knowledge building and knowledge sharing in Field office, focusing on achievement of the following results;
  • Identification and promotion of different systems and applications of optimal content management, knowledge management and sharing information provision;
  • Lead, manage and motivate the IT team, ensuring they all have clear objectives and receive meaning full feedback on performance.
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
  • Certification and University degree in Information Technology related field
  • Must have 5 years of experience managing IT services for a large NGO
  • Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, Adobe , and other software
  • Ability to work independently, take personal initiative, and multi-task including strong facilitation skills in an ever changing, dynamic environment
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to coach others and work in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in insecure environments is critical. 
  • Experience in facility management with regards to managing multiple locations at the same time.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstances is required.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly into the field.
  • Knowledge of donor financial policies and guidelines.
Desired Criteria:
  • Experience in networking and setting up internet services

Vacancy: Area Programme Manager
 
Position Code: SCI-APM

Status: New

Team / Programme:Programme Operations

Location: Dadaab
 
Grade: 1

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: 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 Dadaab Area Office resources (grants, awards, staff and assets) and leads the representation of Save the Children with UNHCR, county level authorities, INGOs and NGOS, and visitors. 

His/her management of programme implementation and operations will ensure that the Dadaab 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 the 1950s, 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. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. 

We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million in 2014.

Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: Programme Managers CP and Education, MEAL Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, Finance Coordinator, Construction Engineer, HR 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 Dadaab 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 Dadaab Management Team meetings (preferably fortnightly) to enhance information sharing among the Management Team members and effectiveness of operations.
  • Work closely with the Logistics Manager to ensure adequate logistical support is provided 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 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 Nairobi based Finance and Operations Awards staff. Ensure timely reports providing a variance analysis on each budget is submitted to the Director of Programme Operations 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 with Finance Coordinator and submit for approval, programme budgets and expenditure forecasts.
  • Responsible for certifying and authorizing disbursements according to SC and donor guidelines.
Human Resources
  • Lead, manage and motivate the Dadaab 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 Manager and the Dadaab focal point, 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 Manager, 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 (UNHCR/UNICEF, NGOs, INGOs, counterparts, donors, government authorities etc) who are working and visiting in Dadaab and the programme area.
  • Maintain positive contact with representatives from the host and refugee communities.
  • 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 mind-sets.
  • 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.
  • Good broad knowledge in logistics and general operations functions.
  • 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 (preferred).
  • 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.

Job Title:Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Manager 
 
Position Code: SCI-MEAL
 
Status: New
 
Team / Programme:Programme Development and Quality (PDQ).

 Location: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent field visits
 
Grade: 2

Contract Length: 1 Year ( with possibility of extension)
 
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: Save the Children International is a 'full spectrum’ organisation that seeks to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and create lasting change in children’s lives. 

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) is a core function in all Save the Children International programmes globally, representing our commitment to accountability and transparency, and is crucial aspect of programme quality management within Save the Children.

The MEAL Manager will provide leadership in ensuring high quality programme management information systems and accountability standards are integrated into all aspects of Save the Children’s programming in Kenya. 

S/he will accomplish this through leading the development and implementation of an integrated MEAL framework for Save the Children in Kenya, managing and building the capacity of relevant MEAL staff, developing ways of working for MEAL staff as well as between MEAL staff and programme management, contributing to proposal development and strategy planning, and promoting and fostering a culture of shared learning and accountability to children and their families.

S/he rolls out a system for monitoring organisational progress against the Minimum Operating Standards and programme quality indicators, ensuring that such systems are institutionalised within the existing thematic programme cycle management framework, and that staff have the capacity to implement the systems.

Scope of Role: 

Reports to: Director of Program Development and Quality (DPDQ)

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, 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.

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million in 2014.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  Five field-based MEAL focal points; Nairobi based Data and Knowledge Management Officer

Key Areas of Accountability:

General management
  • As a senior member of the Kenya Country Programme, demonstrate behaviours that are consistent with Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the programme.
  • Contribute to a conducive and productive work environment and to the wider country programme agenda.
  • Participate actively in PDQ meetings, planning and review activities, providing enhanced insight into programme quality and accountability systems.
  • Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects Save the Children’s commitment to safeguarding children, in accordance with our Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Comply with and promote Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Under the direct supervision of the Director of PDQ and in close coordination with the Technical Advisors and Director of Programme Operations (DPO), the MEAL Manager is responsible for:

System Design and Promoting MEAL
  • Promote all aspects of MEAL to support the creation of an organisational culture which prioritises quality programming, including alignment with SCI Programme Quality Framework.
  • Build strong relationships with colleagues and provide support as required to ensure MEAL system is understood and supported at country office level.
  • Lead planning of needs assessments in coordination with sector leads and other agencies, where necessary, ensuring assessment findings are documented and include an analysis of children’s needs. Lead development of Save the Children programme baseline surveys where required.
  • Lead on the development and oversee the roll-out of an organisational MEAL framework (emergency & development) in line with SCI Minimum Operating Standards and ensuring accountability to donors and beneficiaries.  The MEAL Framework should include robust project management information systems, rigorous complaints and response mechanisms, and effective learning methods.
  • Support sector technical staff to design tools for monitoring and evaluation of project activities as agreed in MEAL framework.
  • Ensure establishment of key indicators for each sector and tracking of data across projects to establish the broader impact on children from all interventions.
  • Work closely with the Programme Operations team to ensure that MEAL becomes an integral element of project implementation leading to enhanced quality, accountability, management and impact, including feeding into new proposal development and sharing lessons learned.
  • Set up systems to manage complex information generated by MEAL activities, such as complaints databases and qualitative outcome monitoring data systems. Conduct statistical and qualitative data analysis and present and disseminate information to inform programme management at all levels of management within a response. Act as technical backstop to the Data and Knowledge Management Officer and IT colleagues in the roll out, use and maintenance of the online Programme Management Information System (PMIS)
  • Lead planning, implementation and follow-up of evaluations (real times, evaluations of humanitarian action etc.) Participate in evaluations where required.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of accountability mechanisms at field level, such as complaints response mechanisms – working on community assessment, design, implementation, review etc.
  • Advise technical specialists, Area Managers and Programme Managers to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all targeted communities (including children), that information is shared with affected communities (through traditional and high-tech solutions) and that they solicit and respond to community feedback.
Programme Design and MEAL Resources
  • Work with the Director of PDQ to support senior technical colleagues in their development of sector frameworks. Contribute to development of programme plan/strategy.
  • Ensure that MEAL is an integral part of the programme design stage and features in all proposal development.
  • Support fundraising efforts, including log frame development, drafting narrative MEAL sections, and review to ensure MEAL activities and costs are adequately covered. Develop standard guidance for incorporation of MEAL costs into proposals in specific responses
  • Ensure that MEAL resources are included in proposal development and work creatively to secure funding from diverse sources, to ensure that MEAL is integrated in emergency and development programmes in a sustainable way.
  • Responsible for effectively managing the MEAL budget.
Promoting Learning for Strategy Development and Decision Making
  • Develop a clear agenda and inclusive process for learning and reflection, which informs planning.
  • Ensure that information and findings from across thematic and operational regions are consolidated into the Lessons Learned database, which allows analysis of impact and promotion of learning and strategy development for the whole organisation.
  • Lead on technical support, including formation of TOR and selection of consultants, for evaluations and provide technical review of progress and final reports.  Synthesise this information to improve organisational performance and impact for children.
  • Communicate top level learning / analysis reports and monitoring data to ensure that management is able to make informed decisions on a timely basis to scale up and face operational challenges.
  • Promote participatory learning processes with communities, parents and children. 
  • Support the Director of PDQ to analyse progress against organisational objectives and strategies.
Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development
  • Line manage staff as required, consistent with SCI HR policy.
  • Provide leadership to the MEAL team in the country programme, creating a shared understanding of MEAL framework and systems in Kenya; this requires creating cohesion with the field MEAL staff working in different geographic areas with direct collaboration with the Program Operations team.
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for MEAL and other staff and act as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
  • Conduct training and awareness raising activities for operations and programme technical staff at field and country-office level regarding MEAL priorities and quality standards.
  • Support the field-based MEAL staff on work planning and problem-solving.
  • At the organisational level, support MEAL capacity building across the key departments of PDQ and Program Operations.
Internal Reporting
  • Responsible to ensure that the organisation delivers on all internal SC M&E requirements in a timely manner and with high quality information, including reporting on SCI global indicators, total direct and indirect reach data, and Global Initiatives.
  • Develop systems to ensure monitoring of child participation, gender equity, integration, and other programme quality indicators, as relevant and required.
  • Ensure that the Accountability Manager oversees a clear system of feedback and response from key stakeholders, particularly children, and presents the information to SMT for decision making purposes.
Other
  • Support the use of the Theory of Change in programme design, delivery and evaluation.
  • Ensure that child participation and child safeguarding is integrated into solid design and delivery.
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
 
Required
  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Extensive experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in an humanitarian or fragile states context
  • Demonstrated skills setting up and rolling out MEAL systems
  • Strong experience in information management systems
  • Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Previous experience of managing a team and managing projects
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent communication skills; Excellent written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and commitment to child participation.
Desirable
  • Prior experience with Save the Children International highly desired
  • Experience in both implementation and design desirable
  • Experience with beneficiary communications desirable

Vacancy: Business Development Manager – Programme Development and Quality (PDQ)

Position Code: Re-Advertisement

Status: SCI- BDM

Team / Programme:Programme Development and Quality (PDQ)

Location: Nairobi
 
Grade: SCI (Competitive Package)

Post Type: National (1 year contract with possibility of extension)

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 position is reponsible for helping the Kenya Country Office achieve greater programme scale by successfully positioning for and acquiring new donor funding. 

The BDM will lead the coordination of proposal development from the initial identification of opportunities and design of concept notes, through to the final drafting nd submission of proposals. 

The postholder will ensure that proposals are compliant with internal and donor standards and will lead efforts to strengthen the CO's systems and capacities for resource moblization.

The position will also support research and documentation of lessons learnt and ensure utilisation of evidence in the design process.

Scope of Role: 
 
Reports to: Director of Programme Development and Quality (DPDQ)

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, 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. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. 

We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million in 2014.

The country office is actively developing or revising an average of 5-10 proposals at any given time, all of which must adhere to internal procedures and meet both donor compliance standards and external deadlines.

Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: N/A.

Key Areas of Accountability:

New business development
  • Ensure that the country office has a comprehensive, senior management team-endorsed Business Development Strategy in place, which is in line with the Country Strategy, and is implemented and monitored effectively.
  • Identify, research, and disseminate information on new funding opportunities – particularly long term - from bilateral, multi-lateral, and other institutional donors.  Use creative approaches to link programme aspirations to donor priorities, while also effectively influencing the strategies of donors.
  • Coordinate closely with the Technical Advisors and DPDQ to cultivate business relationships with external stakeholders and potential partners for large scale or strategic funding opportunities, either as a prime or sub-recipient in joint ventures.
  • Track up-coming funding opportunities, donor engagement and proposal development process.  Provide regular updates to the Director of Programme Development and Quality and senior management team on the status of the funding portfolio and key trends to monitor.
  • Assist in developing funding strategies for thematic programme plans and cross-sectoral integration.  These strategies should reflect our ambitions and new creative thinking to achieve more for children.
  • Participate in key donor meetings, when necessary, to foster long-term collaboration and engagement.
  • Examine and evaluate innovative new partnerships, and ensure that they maximize the opportunity to showcase and replicate the Theory of Change.
  • Explore and test potential private sector partnerships.
  • Pro-actively seek donor intelligence on prospective new opportunities or partnerships.
  • Ensure key contacts, required formats and donor strategies are kept up-to-date at the country office level.
  • Represent Save the Children in meetings, working groups, clusters, task forces, as needed.
Coordinate Proposal Development
  • Contribute to or participate in field assessments as needed.
  • Participate in conceptualizing and designing cost effective, innovative and high quality programs to serve children in Kenya in development and emergency contexts.
  • Draft and/or solicit proposal concepts by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying calls for proposals, and sharing information with relevant sector teams.
  • With the Technical Advisors and DPDQ, facilitate the development of development and humanitarian proposals or bids. 
  • Facilitate engagement of consultants on large-scale proposals, or when technical specialists are needed. 
  • In collaboration with Members (and Member Support Services), broker technical assistance and other resources to support proposal development.
  • Produce proposal development schedules and track timelines, ensuring and facilitating coordination amongst teams – PDQ, Programme Operations, Finance, HR, Security and Member Services.
  • Ensure sector teams follow proposal development SoPs, in particular on processes/tools, full cost recovery and the involvement of the right teams at the right time.
  • Check that all concept notes and proposals follow internal procedures and are compliant with internal and donor standards. Process all documents through the Save the Children award management system and ensure approvals are in place prior to submission.
  • Work closely with the field operations team to ensure quality proposals and compliance with SoPs for all program development.
  • Communicate with relevant Save the Children member contacts to review and approve concept notes and proposals.
  • Ensure that Programme Quality Framework and Theory of Change is addressed in all new proposals and that key elements of programme quality are included (e.g. child participation, child safeguarding, gender, lessons learned from past proposals, accountability, risk assessments, effective and sustainable partnerships, etc.).
Documentation and Learning
  • Develop capacity statements on Save the Children’s experience in specific sectors and sub-sectors to support positioning for future funding.
  • Draft standard text for proposals, with particular focus on cross-cutting issues to ensure that these areas are addressed in new projects.
  • Capture and document learning from ongoing projects to be applied to project design.
  • Ensure that all documents are properly filed within the award management system and country office shared drives.
Staff Capacity Building – Program Development and Quality
  • Assist the DPDQ in regularly communicating and training on program design processes and requirements. 
  • Develop and carry out training for field staff and Nairobi staff on their respective roles in proposal development. Proactively monitor performance and support.
  • Ensure all PDQ and key programme staff proactively build and maintain proposal development skills required for developing first class development and emergency programs.
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
  • Minimum four years’ of experience with a master’s degree or six years’ experience with a bachelor’s degree, in an NGO or similar environment, including experience developing programmes for children in both emergency and development contexts.
  • Preferred degree in programme or NGO management, development studies, or related field.
  • Solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: Heath, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Education, WASH, FS/L, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, in development and emergencies
  • Practical experience and successful track record in writing and leading proposals for a variety of donors, particularly USAID, DFID, private sector foundations, UNICEF, and EU/ECHO.
  • Excellent demonstrable writing and editing skills in English.
  • Good knowledge of the development and emergency donor environment and expectations in Kenya, with solid experience cultivating positive relationships with donors and managing partners during proposal processes.
  • Good knowledge of the landscape of implementing partners and government structures in Kenya, and proven experience in developing local partnerships for projects.
  • Familiarity with project design methods and tools (including assessments, logical frameworks, and work planning) and strong appreciation for innovation and partnership as part of project development.
  • Good analytical skills, effective negotiator, with proven ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working.
  • Experience with developing capacity building tools and coaching teams.
  • Strong results orientation, with ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality products.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming proposal development teams to meet deadlines.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Code & Title on the subject line by 21st October 2014 COB. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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