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Save the Children International

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. 

We are the world's largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. 

Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. 

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. 

Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office is looking to recruit for the following position:

Job Title: Head of Financial Control and Compliance
 
Team / Programme:
 Regional Finance Team
 
Location: East & Southern Africa Regional Office - Nairobi (preferred) or SCI Country Office
 
Grade: TBC
 
Contract Type: Fixed term - 2 Years
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 2: either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).
 
Role Purpose: The Head of Financial Control and Compliance provides financial leadership and expertise in financial accounting, compliance and controls to country finance teams, working closely with senior finance staff to ensure timely, quality completion of all accounting processes and control/compliance reviews and providing analysis and decision support to Country Finance Directors and Regional Senior Leadership Team.

In this role you will support the capacity building efforts of country office finance teams, provide oversight of country offices ensuring compliance with local laws, regulations, SCI/donor policies and procedures including quality and timely reporting, consolidating and monitoring actions around improvements, performing quality financial control reviews and providing gap filling for key finance positions in country offices as required.
 
You will proactively work with the regional finance director on key issues and opportunities and find and implement solutions at the country office level.
 
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.
 
Scope of Role:

Reports to:
 Regional Finance Director, East and Southern Africa
 
Dimensions: You must be articulate and comfortable with a diverse role covering a variety of country offices, whilst working closely with high-intellect stakeholders. To thrive in this role, you must be highly driven and a self-starter to achieve excellence. 

You must be comfortable business partnering with key stakeholders to influence and bring positive changes in the internal control environment in a country program in the region. 

You will be spear-heading the formation of financial control and compliance reviews in East and Southern Africa. 

You will provide support to senior management including preparing financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis, industry/peer group comparisons, and other projects requested by senior management.
 
Number of direct reports: Finance Analyst - Control and Compliance
 
Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Custodian of and expert in all SCI financial accounting and financial control policies, procedures and processes. Conduct monthly and quarterly reviews and assessments based on agreed finance reports and KPIs. Perform quality reviews and analysis of periodic financial returns as well as the relevant finance KPIs as agreed with the Regional Finance Director. Provide feedback and technical support to country offices, to improve effectiveness in financial controllership. Comprehensive financial reviews will include performance analysis in the following areas: balance sheet, income statement, cash, adequacy of adherence to generally accepted accounting principles and SCI’s financial procedures etc... Ensure country offices address the issues in a timely manner.
  • Oversight of country offices ensuring compliance with local laws, regulations, SCI/donor policies and procedures.
  • Manage and consolidate the regional finance data. Based on comprehensive analysis and knowledge of countries, contribute in prioritising and flagging high and medium risks backed by financial and narrative commentaries. Continuously seek to improve the quality and impact of management financial information for decision support. Provide relevant and timely information to management in the COs RO and centre.
  • Produce organisational required monthly financial summary exception reports with insightful commentaries for regional and centre management. Biannual country office and regional office finance and control committee preparation and follow-up.
  • Assist COs with daily operations including treasury management, cash transfers approval, intra-country billings etc… Trouble shooting in finance and accounting - assist the COs to fix specific problems that they cannot solve on their own and /or source technical assistance to assist the COs.
  • Capacitate CO finance teams to ensure quality and timely reporting on controls/compliance. Provide orientation for new finance staff in country offices on SCI Policies. Ensure all COs have updated copies of the SCI policy and procedures and help CO develop and improve local policies and procedures that are realistic and conform to general principles. Provide policy clarifications and assistance to the COs as new policies get rolled out.
  • Year-end and audit oversight/coordination. Technical leadership for COs in preparing for internal and external audits and in responding to audit issues and follow up with the implementation of the audit recommendations.
  • Carry out regular support visits to countries - to be combined with other functions as required. Conduct detailed control checks in line with the guidelines, provide technical support, conduct refresher trainings, ensure standard tools and checks are in place, providing detailed feedback to the Country Finance Director and SMT.
  • Support the Regional Finance Director in identifying, developing and retaining skilled country office finance staff. Work with Country Finance Directors to ensure succession plans are in place for all key finance positions and gaps are minimised and filled pro-actively.
  • Assess CO staffs’ ability to perform satisfactorily in financial management and meet corporate performance standards. Develop training materials and quick reference guides where necessary and conduct tailored training programs for CO finance staff.
  • Technical interface with Agresso support and development team on accounting, controls and compliance
  • Review and continually improve country office key performance indicators and essential standard performance.
  • Work closely with the International Programmes Finance team in developing control/compliance reports and training materials
  • Manage the performance and professional development of 1 direct report.
  • Cover for senior regional finance colleagues as and when required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Behaviours (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
 
Essential
  • Accounting, commence or business administration degree from a leading university, and relevant professional qualifications (CPA/CA/ACCA).
  • Computer fluency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working in complex financial systems like SUN systems, Agresso, PeopleSoft etc…
  • At least five years of country office financial management experience in complex organization.
  • Experienced in preparing both financial and management accounts, including for overseas offices (knowledge of working of charitable organisations is preferred, with IFRS knowledge important).
  • Post qualification experience with financial processes, ideally within an international context
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with high levels of change and quick turnaround times, whilst delivering to the highest standards.
  • Ability to synthesize information and propose solutions; to work independently and judge when to ask for advice or inputs.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral English), including the ability to communicate and present to key stakeholders at all levels within the organisation.
  • Excellent attention to detail; planning, management and coordination skills.
  • Cultural awareness and the ability to work collaboratively in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strategic finance business partner with strong influencing skills, sharp business acumen and sound judgment.
  • Personal circumstances and commitment to travel to all country offices in the region; 25-35% travel.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
Desirable
  • Strong relationship builder with a proven track record in forming good business partnerships.
  • Experience in financial control frameworks, audit and counter fraud.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and financial modelling skills.
  • Two years of relevant experience at regional level in a similar capacity.

Job Title: Head of Financial Planning and Reporting
 
Team / Programme: Regional Finance Team
 
Location: East & Southern Africa Regional Office - Nairobi (preferred) or SCI Country Office
 
Grade: TBC
 
Contract Type: Fixed term - 2 Years
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 2: either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).
 
Role Purpose: The Head of Financial Planning and Reporting provides financial leadership and expertise in management accounting, financial planning, budgeting, reporting and analysis to country finance teams, working closely with senior finance staff to ensure timely, quality completion of all cyclical processes including planning, budgeting, quarterly reporting and KPI reviews, and providing analysis and decision support to Country Finance Directors and Regional Senior Leadership Team.
In this role you will support the capacity building efforts of country office finance teams, provide oversight of country offices ensuring compliance with SCI/donor policies and procedures including quality and timely reporting, regional consolidation and monitoring actions around improvements, performing quality financial planning and reporting reviews and providing gap filling for key finance positions in country offices as required.
 
You will proactively work with the regional finance director on key issues and opportunities and find and implement solutions at the country office level.
 
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.
 
Scope of Role:
 
Reports to: Regional Finance Director, East and Southern Africa
 
Dimensions: You must be articulate and comfortable with a diverse role covering a variety of country offices, whilst working closely with high-intellect stakeholders. To thrive in this role, you must be highly driven and a self-starter to achieve excellence. 

You must be comfortable business partnering with key stakeholders to influence and bring positive changes in the financial planning and budgeting in country offices in the region. 

You will be spear-heading the financial periodic forecast, annual budgeting process, variance analysis, award financial monitoring and assigned special projects. 

This function acts as the analytical engine of the organisation to provide insights and support ‘optimal’ business decision making. 

You must be comfortable business partnering with diverse stakeholders to influence and bring positive changes in reporting and financial analysis capability of the country offices.

Number of direct reports: Finance Analyst – Planning and Reporting
 
Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Custodian of and expert in all SCI financial planning and reporting policies, procedures, processes and guidance. Support COs in budgeting and forecasting exercises. Oversee and manage the continued development of budgeting, financial forecasting and modelling tools. Provide assistance to COs in preparation of their operational and donor budget and forecasting. Provide policy clarifications and assistance in understanding and complying with donor policy.
  • Conduct comprehensive reviews of CO financial reports to include: non-award funded contributions, actual expenses vs. budget, etc... Identify and implement preventive and corrective actions to address issues found during the reviews. Perform risk-based reviews of Award Management System opportunities and proposals. Ensure COs address the issues in a timely manner. Provide relevant and timely information to management in COs, regional office and the centre. Consolidate and compile regional periodic financial reports, commentaries and ad-hoc reporting/analysis as and when needed. Prepare presentations to senior managers.
  • Work with Country Finance Directors to ensure succession plans are in place for all key financial planning and reporting positions and gaps are minimised and filled pro-actively. Assist COs in capacity building in financial planning, analysis and reporting. Develop training materials and quick reference guides where necessary and conduct tailored training programs for CO finance staff.
  • Carry out regular support visits to countries. Conduct portfolio reviews, provide technical support, conduct refresher trainings, review capacity of finance and award teams and ensure standard tools are used. Provide detailed feedback to the Country Finance Directors and senior managers.
  • Networking: promote and coordinate mechanisms for active collaboration amongst staff in COs, region, centre, members, partners and individuals whose work impacts SCI’s risk.
  • Contribute to process improvements and initiatives that achieve financial and award management KPIs and essential standards
  • with programme operations and award management to improve budgeting and reporting at a project level including financial interpretations of detailed implementation plans, simplified budget variance monitoring and streamlined donor reporting.
  • Provide decision support for operations, logistics, awards and human resources with high quality reports and analysis.
  • Interface with award management on all financial matters
  • Interface with logistics on analysis, reporting and cost efficiency
  • Interface with Agresso support and development team on analysis, reporting and development.
  • Represent East and Southern Africa CO perspectives on related global working groups
  • Manage the performance and development of 1 direct report.
  • Cover for senior regional finance colleagues as and when required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Behaviours (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
 
Essential
  • Accounting, commerce or business administration degree from a leading university and relevant professional qualifications (CPA/CA/ACCA).
  • Computer fluency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working in complex financial systems like Sun systems, Agresso, PeopleSoft etc.
  • Experienced in preparing both Financial & Management Accounts, including overseas offices (knowledge of working of charitable organisations is preferred, with IFRS knowledge important)
  • At least 5 years of country office financial management experience in complex organizations with 2 years of relevant experience at regional level in similar capacity.
  • Post qualification experience with financial processes, ideally within an international context
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with high levels of change and quick turnaround times, whilst delivering to the highest standards.
  • Ability to synthesize information and propose solutions; to work independently and judge when to ask for advice or inputs.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral English), including the ability to communicate and present to key stakeholders at all levels within the organisation.
  • Excellent attention to detail; planning, management and coordination skills.
  • Cultural awareness and the ability to work collaboratively in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strategic finance business partner with strong influencing skills, sharp business acumen and sound judgment.
  • Personal circumstances and commitment to travel to all country offices in the region; 25-35% travel.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
Desirable
  • Two years of relevant experience at regional level in a similar capacity.
  • Strong relationship builder with a proven track record in forming good business partnerships.
  • Experience in operational project and budget management
  • Knowledge of SCI’s key institutional donor policies and regulations
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and financial modelling skills.

Job Title: Regional Security Manager – East-Southern Africa Region
 
Team / Programme: SCI Global Safety and Security
 
Location: East-Southern Africa Region
 
Grade: TBC
 
Contract Type: Fixed term (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 Regional Security Manager position has been created to give support to East and Southern Africa Region Country Offices (12) through increasing capacity and offering technical support and advice on all aspects of staff safety and security and by ensuring appropriate systems are in place at country level. 

The RSM will support Country Offices safety and security management improvements consistent with SC Safety and Security Policy conducting safety and security assessments; and reviewing and analyzing incident reports and security updates. 

In addition, the RSM will be available to deploy to SCI declared emergencies to ensure safety and security management is addressing emergency response needs and provide training for Regional Office and Country Offices staff throughout the region.
 
Scope of Role:
 
Reports to: Regional Security Director-East and Southern Africa Region.
 
Regional Dimensions: Each CO and RO will have one or more appointed Safety & Security Focal Point Persons (SSFP) positions and/or Security Manager.
 
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
 
Key Areas of Accountability:
 
Administration:
  • Engage all staff at all levels in the various departments to facilitate the adoption and compliance with the Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
  • Communicate regularly with SC staff to gather feedback; provide guidance, advice and support; help formulate strategies to improve Country Office safety and security management
  • Report regularly to Regional Security Director highlighting activities and Regional priorities
  • Maintain Safety and Security Focal Person (SSFP) register
  • Manage SC Reporters re: on-line incident reporting, threat analysis and Situation Reports (SitReps).
  • Provide technical input to proposal development and make recommendations for appropriate safety and security budgets
Country Offices Support:
  • Review Country Offices safety and security management plans (SSMP), Crisis / Incident Management Plans and make recommendations for improvement based on established SC standards
  • Review quarterly PDI updates.
  • Provide feedback to field staff in response to security-related inquiries
  • Provide technical input, material support and training to build SSFP capacity
  • Monitor events in assigned countries and review incident report submissions for accuracy and follow-up
Training:
  • Provide security briefings/debriefings to travelers; participate in orientation of new staff. Deliver crisis management / incident management training for CO senior management teams
  • Design and deliver training to improve the skills and capacities of CO safety and security focal persons (SSFP) globally
  • Design and deliver safety and security training for CO staff as it applies to their respective positions and the SC Safety and Security Policy and Standards.
Emergency Response:
  • Ensure security management in emergency response procedures are appropriately implemented
  • Deploy to the site of the emergency to establish safety and security procedures and develop local security management capacity
  • Provide back-up support to security staff deployed to emergency response sites
Collaborations:
  • Working closely with the global safety and security team to deliver on team objectives including any other duties already prescribed.
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
  • Ensures Regional Office and Country Office staff accountability in meeting their safety & security management responsibilities - in a manner they see fit, providing the necessary resources and support to improve staff performance and recommending appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals, takes responsibility for personal development and encourages team members to do the same
  • Strives to achieve premiere level of safety and security management for all Country Offices in the Region setting a global standard within and external to Save the Children.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Collaboration:
  • Presents self as approachable, good listener, easy to talk to;
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Reduces bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
Integrity:
  • Behaves honestly, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Abides by SC policies and standards
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement
Qualifications and Experience
 
Knowledge, Skills and Experience: 

The successful candidate for the Regional Security Manager (RSM) position should possess the following knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least (5) Five years’ experience in relevant fields, with 3 years’ experience in working in insecure context.
  • Effective technical/instructional writing skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple complex tasks independently
  • Strong leadership and communication (interpersonal, verbal and written) skills
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin all aspects of the job.
  • Excellent computer skills with solid knowledge of Microsoft software
  • Experience in training adults using modern methods; completion of training facilitator’s course preferred
  • Experience travelling to foreign countries preferred
  • Experience in a multi-cultural environment necessary
  • Experience in conducting assessments essential
  • Ability to travel up to 70% of the time.

Job Title: Head of Awards Management
 
Team / Programme: Operations Team
 
Location: East and Southern Africa Regional office - Nairobi
 
Grade: TBC
 
Contract Type: TBC
 
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: As a key member of the Operations team you will be leading Awards (grants) management support across East and Southern Africa. 

Working in close collaboration within the Regional Office with the heads of logistics, finance, advocacy, HR, security, and with senior operations advisors, you will ensure that all country offices operationalize optimally the awards management cycle that SCI new programming model requires.

In particular you will shape country offices award management processes so that they are effective and compliant. You will be the key focal point for all compliance and awards systems and tools management related issues. You will actively manage the review of all relevant awards at regional level and play a key role in coordinating multi-country regional awards. 

Building on the experience you will gain in implementing the new SCI award management tools, you will identify best practice and short comings and work to improve these processes and tools in collaboration with the centre.
 
Scope of Role:
 
Reports to: Operations Director, East and Southern Africa
 
Dimensions: Save the Children works in 12 countries in East and Southern Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi) with a current staff complement of approximately 3500 staff and current expenditure of approximately $300 million each year

Staff directly reporting to this post:
 1 coordinator and 3 roving coordinators
 
Key Areas of Accountability:
 
Leading the strategy for Award Management in the East and South Africa region
  • Strategic development and delivery of SCI International Programmes objectives in line with Save the Children mandate, strategy and theory of change
  • Meet the support requirements of SC members and their donors and work collaboratively to address issues
  • Improving outcomes for children through delivery of Save the Children strategy and global initiatives and growth targets
  • Role modelling and supporting the development of an organisational culture that reflects our values and promotes accountability and high performance
Awards management tools and systems quality support
  • Accountable for upholding SCI Award Management Essential Standards in the East and South Africa Region.
  • Understand and analyse KPI results, provide supporting information to the RO and Centre, and identify improvements that can be undertaken to improve results in the Award Management related KPIs
  • Input to and facilitate the rollout of key Award Management projects and initiatives, including the AMCP.
  • Support country offices in complying with requirements through coordination of capacity building and responding to support requests.
  • Support and drive the use of AMS across the region and focus on data quality improvements
  • Act as the key contact for broad donor regulations and compliance issues, including coordinating with members to ensure donor compliance support is provided as necessary.
  • Assessment of the funding landscape within region, development of appropriate RO funding strategy, support provided for COs funding strategy where needed.
  • Monitor funding gaps for COs in the region, and facilitate member engagement on gaps when required.
  • Contribute to shape global tools based on best practice observed and analysis of tools and systems.
Build a community of practice for Award Management in the Region
  • Creating an environment of continuous learning where staff are encouraged and supported to grow and develop and are willing to be held accountable for their commitments
  • Role modelling and supporting the development of an organisational culture that reflects our values, our dual mandate and promotes accountability and high performance
  • Developing and sharing best practices with other RALs
  • Creating a network with senior AM practitioners across the region, facilitating their engagement, relationships and sharing of practices across the COs
Award Management analysis and sub-awards management
  • Work with the regional Finance team to review awards portfolio BVAs, analyse country offices reports and commentary, with a focus on programmatic and operational delivery generated variances.
  • Responsible for overseeing the cross-functional review of all relevant/high risks awards and sub-awards agreements at regional office level, engaging relevant stakeholders as required. This will be framed by the scheme of delegation and focus on process quality and risk assessments.
  • Make recommendations to Regional Directors and International Program Director on matters within their scheme of delegation.
  • Ensure regional senior leadership has timely and relevant analysis, management reporting and insights.
Operational Award Management
  • Monitoring and maintaining the awards pipeline for multi-country awards, pooled funding and any other award managed by the region
  • In collaboration with the Senior Operations Advisors ensure that all costs are built to support the management of multi-country grants and validate/provide overall grant risk assessment
  • Responsible for co-ordinating, collating donor reporting and amendments and monitoring these awards
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:
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement
Qualifications and Experience
 
Essential:
  • Significant experience (minimum 5 years) of developing proposals, negotiating agreements and managing compliance of major institutional donors in the development sector (e.g. USAID, EC, ECHO, UNICEF, DFAT, etc.) including In-depth knowledge of grant documents & compliance issues.
  • Experience of working in a very large humanitarian response in an award/grant management capacity.
  • Understanding of risk management in the context of significant portfolios of institutional and corporate donor contracts, and ability to train and coach staff internationally in this area.
  • Demonstrated track record of strategic contributions to a senior management team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to represent organisation in global internal and external forums and communications.
  • Demonstrated understanding of organisational change challenges in an international NGO.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate clearly with thoughtful, accurate information.
  • Ability to supervise, manage and mentor staff.
  • Highly computer literate with experience in managing and using global MS Sharepoint-based knowledge management tools, as well as standard MS office tools.
  • Proven ability to handle/prioritise challenging and multi-tasked workload in complex working environment
  • Willingness to undertake significant amounts of travel to Country Offices for support and capacity building purposes.

How to Apply

Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter to EA.recruitment@savethechildren.org

Application closes 4th November 2015 at 5:00pm.
 

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

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