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Job Title:Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator 
 
Position Code: MEA MAN
 
Contract Duration:9 Months

Team / Programme:Programme Implementation

Location: Mandera
 
Grade: 3

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 has programming in Health and Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods in Mandera County, mainly focused local community.  The MEAL Coordinator makes a crucial contribution to the quality of that programming, as a senior member of the Mandera area team. 
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 Feb 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, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

Scope of Role:
 

Reports to:
 Area Programme Manager operationally with close technical relationship to MEAL manager based in Nairobi

Staff directly reporting to this post:
 MEAL Officers and Community Liason Officers (CLO).

Key Areas of Accountability:

General Management
  • Responsible for the correct implementation of the SCI Kenya MEAL Framework;
  • With Programme Managers, develop M&E Plans and related tools at grant start up;
  • Ensure the appropriate resourcing of MEAL activities within new budgets;
  • Ensure that MEAL is effectively integrated into programme design, and contributes to programme objectives;
  • Contribute to annual planning and reporting processes, consistent with SCI operational requirements;
  • Identify recurring gaps in MEAL and programme quality themes, and actively address the causes;
  • Ensure that child participation and child safeguarding is integrated into design and delivery;
  • As a member of the Mandera SMT, ensure a conducive and productive work environment.
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Where necessary, design and support needs, baseline, and endline assessments and surveys;
  • Manage data collection processes to ensure high quality management information;
  • Manage data banking processes for the projects;
  • Manage the SCI Indicator Performance Tracking Table (IPTT);
  • Design and manage internal and external evaluations and impact assessments, to ensure compliance with donor and SCI requirements, as well as accountability, transparency and programme learning.
Accountability
  • Contribute to a culture of accountability and transparency on the team;
  • Manage the design and roll-out of locally appropriate, financially viable, and effective complaints and response mechanisms;
  • Support and promote two-way beneficiary communications in activity and MEAL systems design.
Learning
  • Contribute to the facilitation of monthly programme meetings;
  • Contribute to the design and facilitation of programme learning processes, such as periodic or after - action reviews.
Reporting
  • Support reporting to donors by providing management information to programme managers on a timely basis;
  • Support the process of developing Monthly technical reports;
  • Support other reporting processes as required.
External relations
  • Represent SCI Kenya, and provide technical advice where necessary, to implementing partners;
  • Other representation as required.
Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development 
 
Manage performance of direct reports in the 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/ work plans.
  • Maintain clear communication with both the functional (direct) line manager and the technical manager to foster a smooth working relation under existing matrix structure
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 degree or higher in a relevant area of social sciences;
  • Significant expertise in statistical analysis;
  • Five years experience working in MEAL roles including a management position;
  • Experience in both emergency and development contexts;
  • Experience of working on all elements of MEAL including designing, rolling out and managing systems;
  • Experience in designing Terms of Reference and successfully managing evaluations.
  • Experience of working with communities in participatory activities, including confidence in working with children and an understanding of child-friendly participatory methodologies.
  • Familiarity with international quality standards (Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE Standard, HAP Standard) and experience of using these standards in practical ways to promote quality and accountable programming
  • Proven success in managing a team and dedication to staff development.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • 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 mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis and action planning
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to work in challenging circumstances, to change work practices and hours, and to work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required. 
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.
Job Title: Logistics Coordinator

Position Code:
 LOG MAN
 
Contract Duration:9 Months
 
Team / Programme:Programme Operations

Location: Mandera
 
Grade: 3

Post Type: National  

Child Safeguarding: Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3.

As part of these responsibilities the post holder will promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis. 
 
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 Feb 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, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

Role:
 Under the supervisor of the Area Manager, the Logistics Coordinator oversees all logistics functions, including procurement, transportation and fleet management, and warehousing and assets management, in the Area Office. 

Staff Directly Reporting to this post:
 Logistics Officers

Main Responsibilities

General Logistics Management
  • As a member of the Mandera SMT, demonstrate the behaviours that are consistent with Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the Mandera programme.
  • As a member of the Mandera SMT, ensure a conducive and productive work environment.
  • Coordination of programme logistics; implement the country logistics Manual for the management of the supply chain, including one or more of the following areas; procurement, transport and distribution, warehousing and stock management, management of vehicle fleets, communication systems, and assets.
  • Assist in the development of project proposals to ensure appropriate resourcing of logistics team and activities, and advise on:
  1. The feasibility of project in line with current and/or planned logistics capacity;
  2. Whether logistics and operational costs have been adequately budgeted;
  3. Risk management strategies in terms of supply chain planning i.e. lead times, donor compliance
  4. Whether recharge strategies for logistics costs such as transports, facilities and equipment are appropriate and consistent with SC and donor policies.
  • Develop the Logistics component of the programmes emergency preparedness plan;
  • Obtain technical or manpower support from Nairobi logistics when necessary;
  • Review the monthly logistics reports and advise the Area Manager where there are irregularities or areas of concern that need follow up.
  • Ensure weekly reporting systems are implemented in all logistics functions and are in line with financial control mechanisms for Procurement, stock, vehicles and assets. 
  • Comply with 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.
Procurement
  • Manage programmes supply chain, to ensure on time supply of goods to projects.
  • Determine sources for supply of goods and services to meet programme needs, overseeing local and coordinating with capital logco on area office procurement.
  • Develop procurement plans and schedules with project managers and ensure they are adhered to.
  • Transportation of project supplies is reliable, cost effective and timely.
Fleets and Transportation Management
  • Manage SC fleet strategically to ensure appropriate access to transportation for programme staff;
  • Work closely with security on the management and tracking of staff movement;
  • Ensure that vehicles are regularly maintained, comply with national road traffic laws, and are safe for use.
  • Plan for and budget the depreciation of vehicle assets to ensure the sustainability of SC’s transportation resources;
Warehousing and Assets Management
  • Oversee management of programmes stocks, ensure stocks are well kept, levels are maintenance in line with programme consumption and movements are reconciled with project distributions.
  • Ensure the assets tracker is accurate and up to date;
  • Plan for and budget the depreciation of SC assets, such as computers, to ensure the sustainability of SC’s programme resources;
Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development 
 
Manage performance of direct reports in the 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/ work plans.
  • Build the capacity of staff to monitor/ manage grants and awards as well as understand and implement compliance requirements from donors, Save the Children and/or the Government of Kenya.
  • Maintain clear communication with both the functional (direct) line manager and the technical manager to foster a smooth working relation under existing matrix structure.
Competencies
 
1. Leading
  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our children.
2. Thinking
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.
3. Engaging
  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.
Qualifications and Experience
 
Essential
  • First degree in Logistics Management, business administration or related area
  • Prior experience in logistics management in the NGO sector, within complex/large scale country programmes and in emergency response/humanitarian environments
  • Proven experience in all technical areas of logistics operations including procurement, transport/distribution, warehousing and stock management, fleet management, asset management, communications, and security
  • Experience of working in remote field bases with limited infrastructure
  • Experiencing in managing and supervising others in logistics
  • Ability to synthesise and analyse information, and make clear, informed decisions
  • Ability to work with spreadsheets and Databases critical
  • Ability to build relationships quickly with a wide range of people, both internally and externally
  • Strong planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Cultural awareness, with strong written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English, both written and oral; Somali language skills a major advantage.
Desirable
  • Technical experience/knowledge in specific types of humanitarian intervention e.g. Child protection, Education, construction
Job Title: Audit and Compliance Officer
 
Position Code: AUD COMP
 
Contract Duration:1 Year

Team / Programme:Internal Audit

Location: Nairobi (with at least 50% travel to field locations)
 
Grade:  4

Post Type: National 
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 1 - The role holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work.

Role Purpose:
 S/He will work closely with the finance and programme teams to ensure efficient support is given to external audit teams with the aim of minimising any issues arising from external audits.

In addition he/she will promote and instil a culture of compliance throughout SC Kenya programme and its partners. 

Under the direction of the Internal Auditor he/she will oversee adherence to internal policies and procedures and donor compliance regulations, ensuring that any non-conformities are documented, investigated and resolved.

Scope of Role:
 

Reports to:
 Internal Audit Manager

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 Feb 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, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million.

Staff directly reporting to this post:
 None

Key Areas of Accountability:

External Audit Support
  • Lead on project audits in liaison with Awards Finance staff and the relevant project managers ensuring donor compliance with responsibilities including:
  1. Coordinating the entire process of external audits and if need be, accompany the auditors to field offices.
  2. Identification of documents required by the auditor.
  3. Sharing with the area offices the audit timelines and requirements.
  4. Liaise with programmes and departments in providing management comments to issues raised by the auditors.
  5. Clarify and share questioned transactions from auditors for cross department responses.
  6. Coordinate entry and exit meetings with the auditors.
  • Track and communicate audit findings and recommendations to the Line Manager for sharing with SMT on a quarterly basis, follow up with relevant department to ensure corrective actions are taken.
  • Visit field offices and review internal processes (financial and non- financial) according to Save the Children regulations.
  • Document audit findings and report to the line manager.
  • Review award files, reports and documents prior to any in country donor audit, making sure that everything is present and that all main compliance points have been tested.
Donor Compliance
  • Summarizing regulations and requirements for all Save the Children Kenya programme donors and all other major institutional donors, and circulating to relevant staff.
  • Train and support budget holders, other departments, staff and partners in the relevant donor regulations, promote awareness of the importance of adherence to all guidelines.
  • Take part in proposal development and advise on donor compliance.
  • Take part in new award start-up meetings to ensure that budget holders understand donor compliance regulations.
  • Ensure Save the Children Kenya programme is complying with all applicable, reporting requirements and regulations.
Partnership Compliance
  • Visit field offices and partners to review source documents and processes according to donor guidelines.
  • Document findings and report to budget holders and Line Manager.
  • Review partner agreements and facilitate for their signing at Country Office level with support from Awards Finance and Operations Manager.
Internal Systems Compliance
  • Update the operations teams, finance and partners with changes in donor regulations.
  • Make sure that document retention is in accordance with donor guidelines and a clear process is in place for regular secure storage.
Fraud and Investigation
  • Participate in fraud investigation cases that may arise under the supervision of the Line Manager.
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 their team to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
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 highest levels of integrity.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors of Commerce degree in Finance or equivalent.
  • Professional qualifications in Accounting (CPA part III or ACCA II).
  • Recommended a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Auditing, Awards (Grants) management or donor compliance.
  • Proven knowledge of compliance regulations for all major donors; USAID, EC, ECHO, DFID, UN bodies.
  • Strong working computer skills especially in accounting packages.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • 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.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required. 
  • Have strong report writing skills.
  • Willingness to undertake high amount of travel to field locations (up to 50%).
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
Job Title: Head of Child Survival – Kenya Country Office
 
Position Code: HCS PDQ

Contract Duration:1 Year

Team / Programme:
 Kenya County Office
 
Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) Department

Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to field locations
 
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: The Head of Child Survival (HCS) takes overall responsibility for the strategic direction and coordination of Save the Children International’s work on health, nutrition and WASH in the Kenya Country Office. 

As a senior member of the programme development and quality (PDQ) team, the HCS is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective programmes in Health & Nutrition (H&N) both in emergency as well as long-term development, resulting in immediate and lasting change for children. 

The HCS is also responsible for initiating and taking technical leadership in H&N focused studies, documentation and dissemination of innovation and good practices; leading on policy research and advocacy on H&N through networking and collaboration with relevant civil society organisations and other institutions, and; playing a leading role in establishing, maintaining and expanding donor relations for the sector. 

WASH is a crucial cross-cutting element of Save the Children’s H&N programming, as well as contributing to the achievement of results in education and child poverty programmes. 

The HCS will supervise and support the WASH Technical Advisor to ensure that responsive and context appropriate WASH solutions are integrated in programme design and implemented effectively.        

Scope of Role:
 

Reports to:
 Director Programme Development and Quality. Dotted line to relevant Area Programme Manager when in their area. 

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 & nutrition and child poverty. 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 Feb 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, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. We employ more than 300 staff and had an operating annual budget in 2014 of approximately US$22 million.

Staff directly reporting to this post:
 Health Technical Advisor, Nutrition Technical Advisor, WASH Technical Advisor. Dotted line to Health Advocacy Advisor and Senior Health Programme Manager

Key Areas of Accountability:

Programme Development 
  • Lead on development of thematic strategy in H&N including household health and nutrition practices, public health, nutrition and WASH services, in programme and policy designs in line with Save the Children’s Country Strategic Plan for Kenya
  • Lead in developing and realising ambitious yet practical H&N and WASH plans as part of the Country Annual Plans
  • Work together with PDQ and operations teams to initiate and design high quality, cost-effective, innovative and sustainable project proposals and concept notes for the sector
  • Proactively seek information on potential donor sources and share project opportunities in H&N and WASH with PDQ and operations teams linking to Country and Area strategies on H&N
  • Seek strategic linkages, wherever applicable, with other thematic areas of the Kenya programme i.e. child protection, education, child poverty, and child rights governance (CRG) for developing integrated programmes for difficult to reach children in Kenya   
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
  • Lead the development and implementation of relevant and sustainable capacity building strategy for area teams and partners including consortium partners on H&N and WASH in coordination with the operations teams 
  • Provide technical guidance and inputs where relevant to the PDQ and operations teams and consortium partners and conduct technical review of donor reports to ensure that the reports are of high quality from a technical point of view as per expectations in the project proposals
  • Assist the PDQ team to enhance the capacity of operations teams (e.g. programme/project managers) in developing appropriate systems for documenting and storing relevant information/data needed for donor and member reporting.  
  • Provide elaborations and as required directions and trainings to managers in operations teams involved in delivering projects focusing on appropriate approaches and methodologies; conceptual and practical frameworks; standards and tools for effective and quality delivery of H&N programmes.
Representation and Advocacy
  • Represent Save the Children in relevant internal and external fora including donor meetings (as appropriate) related to H&N
  • Work closely with the Health Advocacy Advisor, PDQ and operations teams to develop policy research and advocacy strategy in H&N in line with the Country Strategic Plan and global strategy of Save the Children
  • Leverage donor interest and government policies for the difficult to reach children in Kenya both in emergency and development situations through targeted advocacy/key messages
  • Identify and capitalise key opportunities and events for Save the Children to position itself as the leading organisation for child and maternal health and nutrition in Kenya
  • Work with consortium members wherever applicable to further Save the Children’s mission for children
People Management, Mentoring and Development
  • Ensure that all technical staff in H&N and WASH understand and are able to adapt their roles in both emergency and development contexts
  • Manage the H&N technical (PDQ) team; define expectations, provide leadership and support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly
  • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate; ensure availability of and support appropriate professional development opportunities for staff in H&N and WASH
  • Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process. 
  • Oversee that all H&N and WASH staff proactively build and maintain technical skills and competencies required for leading and/or inputting for first class programmes – both development and emergency nature
  • Manage the performance of all direct reports 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 improvement workplans
  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors.  
Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation 
  • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager and take a lead in ensuring that all H&N and WASH projects and components have robust monitoring plans, baselines, reviews and evaluations in line with project designs and donor guidelines
  • Technically assist the PDQ team in measuring achievement and progress towards program goals and results through the MEAL system
  • Lead and work closely with the PDQ team to identify and lead strategic ground breaking research in H&N and WASH for development of innovative programmes and issue-based advocacy
  • Facilitate appropriate dissemination of research findings and good practices documentations in the projects internally and externally to donors, governments, consortium partners and other key actors strategic for immediate and sustainable development of children in Kenya
Knowledge Management
  • Serve as a technical knowledge, skills and experience hub for the sector in Kenya and in doing so play a leading role in introducing innovations in H&N programmes (gained from existing and emerging Save the Children’s global knowledge and practices) and in turn documenting and sharing best practices and innovations for replication and advocacy together with quality programme team.
  • Work with technical resources among Save the Children members to facilitate sharing and learning in H&N good practices and leverage their support for strengthening H&N related studies, assessments, innovations, advocacy and capacity building in favour of children in Kenya   
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 medicine; public health; community health; health management with training and experience in and project planning and management techniques  
  • Knowledge of current global and regional public health debates especially with reference to “child and newborn health” and emergency obstetric care
  • Recommended a minimum of eight years of relevant technical experience including at senior level
  • Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical H&N projects in fragile and insecure environments, preferably in the Kenya context and with International NGOs
  • Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams 
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
Job Title: Awards Assistant
 
Position Code: AMS AWRDS
 
Contract Duration:1 Year

Team / Programme:Programme Operations

Location: Nairobi
 
Grade:  5

Type of Contract: National
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 1 - The role holder will not have contact with children and/or young people, or access to personal data about children or young people, as part of their work.
 
Role Purpose: The Awards team is a part of Save the Children’s Kenya Country Office. 

The Awards Assistant will work closely with the Awards Coordinator and the Awards Compliance officer to provide award management support to the country office especially focusing on AMS data management and compliance support. 
 
Scope of Role: 
 
Reports to: Awards Management Coordinator.

Key Contacts:
 Awards Compliance officer and Awards Finance Officers.

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 Feb 2013, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merged their Health and Nutrition programmes with our own. 

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

We will have a staff complement of around 400 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$30 million.

Staff directly reporting to this post: 
 None

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Updating AMS records for existing grants with the relevant documentation in AMS and in hard copy both at Nairobi and Field Office level.
  • Set up files for all partners/sub grantees and updating with relevant documents, correspondences and reports at both Nairobi Office and Field office level.
  • Support the Awards Management Coordinator in facilitating reviews of Funds Summaries, Budgets, Agreements and Amendments before forwarding them for approval by the CD.
  • Assist in regular review of Country Office Pipelines against AMS data ensuring all opportunities are captured in AMS and that any rejections/cancellations are updated.
  • Support the Awards Management Coordinator and the Awards Compliance Officer in ensuring that award are properly closed out in AMS.
  • Assist the Awards Management Coordinator and the Awards Compliance Officer in organising donor compliance trainings for field offices and partners.
  • Support the CO Awards Team in preparation for Kick off and Close Out meetings by sending monthly  AMS updates on award closing and opening within the  year.
  • Support the Awards Management Coordinator and Awards Compliance Officer in ensuring partner compliance during ongoing partner monitoring visits and resulting capacity building efforts.
  • Support Compliance officer in field office Visit and review internal processes (financial and non- financial) according to SC regulations.
  • Support the Awards Coordinator in updating the Awards Management System
  • Support in setting up grant /award files for new funding
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 their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
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 highest levels of integrity
Qualifications and Experience
  • At least 2 years Finance / Program Management professional experience.
  • Degree in Finance with at least CPA I or equivalent professional accounting qualification.
  • Excellent computer skills especially in MS Excel spread sheets and MS Word
  • Some experience with computerised accounting packages will be desirable.
  • Good experience in database use and management.
  • High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
  • Strong interpersonal communication and training skills.
  • Proven ability to handle challenging workloads effectively.
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
  • Willingness to travel to field locations.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
Job Title:Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Intern 
 
Position Code: MEAL Intern
 
Team / Programme:Programme Development and Quality (PDQ)

Location: Nairobi 
 
Contract Length: 6 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: 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 Intern will focus on two key assignments:

1) Provide support to the endline evaluation of Save the Children’s School Health and Nutrition project
 
 
The Wrigley funded School Health and Nutrition project has worked for toward the goal of improving the health and educational status of children in six countries. 

In Kenya the project focuses on urban Nairobi and peri-urban Kiambu schools. 

During the life of the project, the School Health and Nutrition (SHN) interventions directly reached 37,517 children from 25 schools. 

The project set out to reach the following four objectives:
  1. Availability of Services: Increase schoolchildren’s access to primary health and nutrition services.
  2. Quality of School Environment: Improve access to safe water and sanitation in targeted schools.
  3. Knowledge, Attitudes and Interest: Promote awareness and understanding of healthy behaviors and practices among schoolchildren, their teachers and parents.
  4. Policy and Support: Strengthen application of the 2009 National School Health Policy and practice at the school, district and national levels.
The MEAL Intern will work closely with an SHN Fellow from Emory University to assist the SHN team for the end-line evaluation of the Wrigley Kenya program.  

2) Provide support to the development and implementation of a Learning and Knowledge Management Strategy for save the Children’s Nairobi Managed Programs
 
As part of its MEAL roll-out plan for 2015, Save the Children Kenya is developing a Learning and Knowledge Management (LKM) strategy and system which looks at four stages of knowledge (generation, capture, sharing and application) and looks at three components of learning and knowledge management (people, processes, technology).

The MEAL Intern will work closely with the MEAL Officer for Nairobi Managed Programmes to adapt and apply the LKM strategy to different programmes managed from the Nairobi office.

Scope of Role:
 

Reports to:
 MEAL Manager

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$21 million in 2014.

Staff directly reporting to this post:
 None
 
Key Areas of Accountability:

Under the direct supervision of the MEAL Manager, the MEAL Intern is responsible for:
 
 
1) Provide support to the endline evaluation of Save the Children’s School Health and Nutrition project 

Working closely with the SHN Programme Officer, WASH Technical Advisor and SHN Fellow from Emory University:
  • Assisting with the design and development of forms and questionnaires for data collection and analysis;
  • Conducting data collection;
  • Contributing to data cleaning and analysis;
  • Assisting with research and writing or editing;
2) Provide support to the development and implementation of a Learning and Knowledge Management Strategy for Save the Children’s Nairobi Managed Programs
  • Support in the development and implementation of LKM plans for Nairobi Managed Programmes, based on the wider country office LKM strategy;
  • Assist with data and knowledge management, cleaning, and quality control
  • Support wider learning initiatives in Kenya Country Office
  • Support the MEAL team through various administrative duties.
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
 
Profile of Desired Intern
  • A degree in social science.
  • Experience in child rights programing desirable
  • Have solid knowledge and practical experience in data collection and analysis
  • Excellent organizing, facilitating, presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to work well on their own initiative and respond to challenges
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural  teams
  • Willingness to sign and abide by the Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policy
Terms of Reference for a Programme Development & Quality (PDQ) Intern 
 
Position Code: PDQ Intern
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Contract Duration:6 Months
 
Background: 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, Save the Children 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 Nairobi, Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and works through partners in many other parts of the country. Save the Children employs more than 300 staff and had an operating annual budget in 2014 of approximately US$25 million.

Save the Children’s Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) team leads the development of high quality, innovative programmes that deliver immediate and lasting change for children and provides technical support to monitoring the quality of the implementation of those programmes. 

The PDQ team is comprised of a dedicated Technical Advisor (TA) for each thematic area (Nutrition, Health/HIV, Education, Child Protection, Child Poverty and Child Rights Governance), in addition to a WASH TA and a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager. 

The current intervention programmes are driven by Save the Children Kenya’s strategic plan 2013-2015. 

As the plan is coming to an end in2015, a process of developing a new country strategic plan (CSP) for 2016-2018 has commenced and will be ongoing throughout 2015. 

Overview of Role and Responsibilities for the PDQ Intern: Save the Children Kenya, as part of the Save the Children movement, is undergoing a strategic planning process for the 2016-2018 period (three years). 

An initial phase of planning, input and consolidation of thinking is required to enable the country office to develop the plan.  

The strategic plan will build on the existing strategic plan, but add a completely new dimension of organisational structure, Save the Children priorities and a much stronger focus of efforts for children in Kenya. 

The strategy will provide the broad framework for future work, but also contribute to the wider Save the Children vision, mission and breakthroughs. 

The PDQ intern will provide support to the PDQ Director (DPDQ) and PDQ staff in compiling key information, preparing workshops, tracking the CSP process and writing up meeting and workshop notes. 

In addition to this, the PDQ intern will provide support to PDQ team members in the preparation and organization of thematic and programme-related events, workshops, conferences and meetings, as well as any other specific tasks as agreed with the DPDQ.
 

Intern’s Tasks
 
Under the overall guidance of – and with significant support from - the DPDQ, the intern will:
  • Support in the setting up agenda for CSP workshops and taking minutes
  • Organize for and participate in CSP planning meetings
  • Support Technical Advisors and other CSP task team members in the collation of CSP data
  • Support in the preparation of presentations and/or other sessions and materials for CSP workshops
  • Organize the logistics for CSP workshops
  • Support PDQ team members in the preparation and organization of events, workshops, conference and meetings
  • Any other specific tasks as assigned by the DPDQ
Timeline: This internship is for a six month duration. 

Profile of desired Intern
  • A degree in social science.
  • Experience in child rights programing desirable
  • Have solid knowledge and practical experience in primary research and secondary data review
  • Excellent organizing, facilitating, presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to work well on their own initiative and respond to challenges
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural  teams
  • Willingness to sign and abide by the Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policy
How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Code on the subject line by 23rd March 2015.  

Due to the urgency of these positions, applications will be reviewed as when receive them. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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