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NGO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Save the Children

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. 


We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Vacancy: Director for Regional and Multi-Country Programme Unit

Location: 
Nairobi, Kenya
 
Contract: Full-Time

Contract Length: 2 years

The Role: The Regional and multi-country Programme (RMPU) is a specialized programme unit achieving results at scale by working at regional level with Pan African and East African bodies such the African Union (AU), African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), East African Standby Force (EASF), East African Community (EAC) and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). 

The RMPU is mandated to work primarily with and through partnerships. In all multi-country programming, the RMPU works in close agreement with Country Programmes to ensure synergies in efforts.

The Regional and Multi-country Programme Unit Director is responsible for implementing and strategically developing the RMP; both in terms of the existing programme expertise of child protection (CP) and child rights governance (CRG), but also in new sectors such as disaster risk reduction (DRR), education, health and nutrition, and hunger and livelihoods. 

The current financial portfolio of 4 million USD annually incorporates full spectrum programme considerations.

The RMPU's work should at all times speak to policy influencing through partnerships and lobbying with mentioned regional bodies.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential
  • Masters' degree in Human Rights, Public Administration or a related filed with 10 years working experience in Senior Management
  • Experience directing and implementing programmes for children in more than one of Save the Children thematic areas (e.g. education, health and nutrition, CP, CRG and DRR)
  • Experience in network management.
  • Experience as member or leader of senior management team
  • Substantial international and relationship management and relationship management experience leading to achieving results at scale
  • Extensive MEAL experience in project/program monitoring and evaluation
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, diplomacy and coaching
  • Knowledge of and experience in regional bodies such as the AU, EAC, EASF and IGAD
  • Experience in developing and implementing organizational vision and strategies
  • Culturally sensitive, with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Experience of building personal networks at senior levels with an emphasis on regional bodies
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in Commitment to Save the Children values
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We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

How to Apply


CLICK HERE to apply online

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

Closing Date: Tuesday 28 October 2014

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

Vacancy: Field Operations Finance Manager
 
Location: South Sudan, South Sudan
 
Contract: Full-Time
 
Contract Length: 2 years

The Role:
 The jobholder will be responsible for managing the zonal and area finance function by maintaining effective financial controls of all the financial matters in the zonal operational operations. 

He/she will further be responsible for providing financial information, technical support and inputs to planning, accounting and reporting processes, undertaking financial analysis to enable the zonal management team, budget holders, and partners perform strong financial management by making informed decision in programme implementation and follow up.

In addition the position is responsible for taking initiatives to ensure that funds are used in the best possible way by maintaining, improving and enforcing adherence and compliance with Save the Children International South Sudan internal control systems, managing and building the capacity of Save the Children International South Sudan staff and partners.

Qualifications and Experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelors' Degree in Business Administration or finance management or professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA, ICSA etc or the equivalent accrued working experience in a related position. 
  • Post Graduate training in development Studies, social sciences, Project management and Community Development is an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years' experience in management position and relevant experience supervising community based social development projects with International NGO's particularly those addressing human/children's rights and those applying partnership approaches is desirable
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Governments.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
 
Closing Date: Sunday 16 November 2014


All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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