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Save the Children International
 
Vacancy: Education Officer
 
Team / Programme: Programmes
 
Location: Dadaab
 
Grade: 4
 
Post Type: National
 
Child Safeguarding: The responsibilities of the post will require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

Role Purpose: To effectively implement the SC Education Programme activities of the EU-SERD Project in Dadaab camps. 

He/she will ensure quality delivery of programmes and maintenance of high professional standards of all our Education Programmes.

Scope of Role:

Reports to:
 Education Coordinator-EU SERD

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 2016 of approximately US$20 million.

Save the Children is leading a consortium comprising the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and AVSI Foundation that is implementing a three-year EU-funded program (Support for Education for Refugees in Dadaab Phase II) whose overall objective is to contribute to voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees by ensuring that relevant quality education and training delivered through education services and capacity development in Dadaab refugee camps in Garissa County. 

The specific objective of the project is to increase access to and enhance the quality of basic education within the camps, with a focus on preparing the refugees for repatriation back to Somalia. 

The result areas of the SERD project are 

1) improved access to primary education for children and youth in Dadaab refugee camps and those returning to Somalia, 

2) Primary education opportunities in Dadaab refugee camps are relevant and of high quality, and 

3) Children, youth, teachers, communities have improved prospects and skills for repatriation.
 
The Education Officer will be responsible for implementation, monitoring and reporting of the primary education components of the EU SERD project.
 
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
 
Key Areas of Accountability:
 
Program Planning:
  • Under the direction and guidance of the Education Coordinator, coordinate plans for the implementation of the project activities in all target school communities
  • Work with the Education Coordinator and other education team members and partner organizations to develop project implementation and procurement plans
  • Work with the Education Coordinator and the MEAL Team to prepare and/or revise project monitoring tools to track indicators and monitor achievement of objectives and impact of the program
  • In collaboration with the Education Coordinator, prepare plans for capacity building and training of school managements on various trainings needs
  • Work collaboratively with the Education Coordinator to design criteria for selection of trainees for the P1 school-based teacher training gram in collaboration with Garissa Teachers Training College
  • Prepare plans for regular field monitoring visits together with Education Coordinator and other Education staff
Program Implementation:
  • Ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with the approved work plans and with the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels
  • Ensure project activities are implemented in the most efficient, effective and sustainable manner
  • Ensure that the school-based teacher training program is implemented effectively
  • Assist the Education Coordinator in the development and implementation of a modality of strengthening and improving management of schools committees and pupils through community mobilization and improvement of training materials and programs
  • Ensure effective and efficient distribution of textbooks and other instructional materials to target schools
  • Conduct regular data collection using existing tools in order to track project performance on indicators and measure overall impact and for donor reporting purposes and make recommendations on the improvement of these tools
  • Ensure that good practices and lessons are documented and shared with the MEAL team and the education team for replication and wider dissemination
  • Travel to all project sites to conduct regular monitoring of projects quality together with other project team members
Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation:
  • Ensure that field based monitoring data and information is collated regularly and made available to Education Coordinator and the MEAL Team for reporting and monitoring purposes
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Team, focus on project data collection to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level
  • Assist the Education Coordinator in preparation of periodic progress reports in a timely manner for both internal and external use
Program Support Operations:
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security and administration
  • Coordinate with other SCI programs/sectors to ensure integration and that the project runs smoothly and efficiently and draws from best experiences and lessons for improved programming
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 and Collaboration:
  • Represent SCI inter-agency coordination meetings when the Education Coordinator is not available
  • Establish good working relationship with respective local authorities, implementing partners, school managements and target communities
  • Liaise with Garissa Teachers Training College on the school-based teacher training for future engagement to train teachers in a more efficient and effective way
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with the education team, other colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Safety and Security: In close collaboration with the Safety and Security Manager and the Dadaab focal point, proactively monitor the political, military and security situation at local level and regularly report on its potential impact on SC’s activities.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in education/ social sciences or its equivalent
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in education sector especially in refugee setting
  • Knowledge of education in emergencies, education sector policy, child rights and protection issues
  • Experiences of facilitating community-based training, capacity building school managements, and awareness campaigns
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support participatory, innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all children and their carers
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and the local language in the camps and the host community
  • Good report writing skills
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Previous experience in working in a consortium with INGOs delivering education and girl child education services
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills
  • High level of motivation and enthusiasm for education
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of the dynamics of the refugees is essential
  • Experience of working with communities and other agencies that support education
Vacancy: Child Safeguarding and Security Coordinator – Kenya Country Office

Team / Programme:
Safety & Security
 
Location: Nairobi, with frequent travel to all field offices
 
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: As Child Safeguarding and Security (CSS) Coordinator for the CO, this position will be responsible for ensuring that Save the Children Kenya Programme fulfils our commitment to safeguard children. 

The holder of the position will be the National CS Focal Point and will support the implementation of Child Safeguarding policy and will co-ordinate closely with Child Safeguarding focal persons in each Area Office and Country office to ensure that Save the Children staff and representatives act in accordance with the policy in both their professional and their personal lives. 

The job holder will work under the guidance of the Safety & Security Manager with the Safety and Security Focal Points country wide to ensure that all offices are safe and secure for staff and children.
 
Scope of Role:
 
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$18-20 million.
 
Reports to: Safety & Security Manager, with a technical reporting line on Child Safeguarding issues to the Director, HR, Admin and IT
 
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
 
Key Relationships: child safeguarding and security focal persons in the field.
HR/Admin Coordinator; Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL); Awards Manager; Programme Development & Quality (PDQ) Technical Specialists; Area Programme Managers and Programme Managers
 
Key Roles and Responsibilities
 
Together with the HR Director and Senior Management Team of the Kenya Country Office, ensure that systems, procedures and activities are in place to allow full compliance with the organisation’s five global Essential Standards for Child Safeguarding:
  • 11: The SMT is responsible for establishing and managing effective child safeguarding systems.
  • 12: Staff receive Child Safeguarding training within 1 month of starting employment with Save the Children, supplemented by on-going local level initiatives to progressively build staff understanding of how to apply child safeguarding in their day to day work. Child Safeguarding refresher training is provided at least every 2 years.
  • 13: All child safeguarding concerns, allegations, and incidents are reported, recorded and investigated according to Local or Country procedures, and reach the Country Director or Child Safeguarding Focal Point within 24 hours, and the International Child Safeguarding Director within 48 hours.
  • 14: Programs are designed through a child safeguarding lens to prevent any harm by program activities and / or abuse from staff/representatives (including volunteers).
  • 15: Offices ensure that activities engaging with children and their carers have informed consent, are non-exploitative and do not increase risk of harm or vulnerability.
1. Providing Overall Support to the Wider Implementation of the Child Safeguarding Policy and Related Documents
  • Ensure that all staff and representatives are aware of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct as well as other related policies/documents such as the Code of Conduct and Whistle-Blowing Policy
  • Ensure all new staff have undergone a thorough CS induction, in addition to doing the online CS training. Coordinate and/or implement training and briefing of Child Safeguarding policy to all staff, partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that staff are aware of their obligatory duty to report and record any incident or suspected safeguarding children concern.
  • Work in close collaboration with all departments to ensure that all agreements between Save the Children and Suppliers/Contractors/ Implementing Partners/Volunteers/ Interns/ Consultants or other individuals, groups or organizations who have a formal/contractual relationship to Save the Children include agreement on the Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Arrange for ongoing capacity building of staff in general child safeguarding issues, through formal training, discussion of case studies, refresher sessions, etc.
  • Work with programme managers to have CS and related policies translated into appropriate local languages in a context-friendly and child-friendly manner and disseminated to beneficiaries.
  • Organise, in liaison with the regional CS Director, for relevant training e.g. training of trainers for new focal persons and Safe Programming for all programme staff.
  • Identify and address training needs of staff in relation to keeping children safe.
  • Maintain clear records of no of staff, partners and other parties trained in Child Safeguarding.
2. Promoting a Safe Environment for Children
  • In collaboration with the Proposal Coordination Officer, Awards staff and relevant PDQ Technical Specialists, participate in proposal development to ensure that programmes are designed through a CS lens. Share materials to guide effective CS considerations during proposal design, and ensure that the review of proposals from a CS perspective is integrated into the proposal development process and associated checklists.
  • Work with the Head of MEAL to ensure that MEAL activities incorporate a specific child safeguarding component for monitoring:
1.    child safeguarding risks associated with the design and implementation of the project
2.    beneficiary (especially children’s) knowledge of the Child Safeguarding Policy and mechanisms for raising concerns/complaints about staff or safeguarding risks
3.    staff conduct with beneficiaries.
In addition, the job holder will need to work with PDQ and awards at the proposal development stage to help ensure that Programs are designed through a child safeguarding lens
  • Work with programme managers/staff to ensure that programmes at operational sites integrate child safeguarding into all activities so as to prevent (or address) a situation where children may be put at risk of harm, abuse or exploitation due to the way the project/programme is designed or implemented.
  • Build capacity of partners to carry out a risk assessment when involving children in their activities and programmes to ensure children are not put at risk as a result of our work.
  • Proactively promote the need to and methods to prevent and protect children that Save the Children comes into contact with from harm, injury, illness or abuse.
  • Work with local Child Safeguarding focal persons to promote the provision of safe environments for children to play and participate in our work, especially in SCI Child-Friendly spaces.
  • Facilitate regular opportunities to discuss concerns about practice within teams or with other colleagues to help develop a safe working environment and an open and supportive management culture.
  • Ensure that the safeguarding awareness-raising materials are placed in strategic places in all field locations and ensure continuous monitoring/review of the same.
3. Receiving and Reporting Child Safeguarding Concerns and Complaints
  • In liaison with local CS focal persons and community leaders, review an update local Child Safeguarding Reporting Procedures as appropriate to the context and ensure all staff are trained on the same.
  • Ensure that all CS concerns and complaints are reported to the Country Director within 24 hours of their occurrence and in line with the CS Policy Standards on Reporting Concerns.
  • Ensure that all staff, representatives and staff of partner agencies are made aware of the contact details of their respective focal points for receiving child safeguarding concerns/complaints.
  • Provide technical support to all staff to ensure appropriate prompt response to the needs of the child or young person or those who refer or report a safeguarding children concern.
  • Make regular visits to all area offices to review CS processes and ensure that focal persons maintain appropriate records of any incident or suspected safeguarding children concern. These records must be shared with the HR Director and the Country Director as they occur.
  • Work with programme managers to raise awareness amongst beneficiaries including children, about the Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct, complaints mechanisms and how to report concerns
  • Maintain overall picture relevant management and statistical information to give a local picture of the extent and nature of reported abuse and exploitation and liaise and share the same with the Country Director, HR Director, Global CS focal person in the East Arica regional office and regional Director of Global Child Safeguarding on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintain an overall picture of child safeguarding reports and issues.
4. Safety & Security Focal Person for Nairobi Office
  • Carry out security briefings for new staffs and International staffs visiting the SC country offices
  • Provide security updates to staffs as and when required
  • Receive and disseminate security information to all staff
  • As the Safety & Security focal person (SSFP) for Nairobi, s/he will assist the SSM in the daily management of safety and security in Nairobi and will write the weekly District security report for Nairobi
  • Collate information from the field offices for purposes of generating security reports
  • Regularly update all security documents for Nairobi including movement tracker
  • Maintain all safety equipment in Nairobi office and ensure that they are up to date
5. Security Support to Programs
  • With the assistance of the Safety and Security Manager, conduct safety and security assessment for field offices to comply to safety and security policy and SOPs
  • Assist the Safety and security manager in building the capacity of staff and partners to mitigate threats
Skills and Behaviours
 
Demonstrate and be a role model for our organisational Values:
 
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
  • University degree in the social/behavioural sciences
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional work experience with an international child-focused NGO.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in NGO security management
  • Ideally has general child protection expertise or who has had exposure to child protection initiatives, but at minimum has an interest in this area and shows willingness to develop his/her capacity
  • Demonstrable commitment to the protection of children’s rights, and to the rights of children living poor vulnerable communities.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing communication materials and carrying out social mobilization
  • Effective working relationships with community opinion-leaders, including successful advocacy and influencing.
  • Excellent communication skills (especially in communicating with children) including fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili and strong inter-personal and advisory skills.
  • Must have good facilitation skills
  • Have some child protection knowledge and experience or has an interest in this area and shows willingness to develop his/her capacity
  • Is approachable and trustworthy
  • Is gender sensitive
Vacancy: Senior Human Resource & Administration Coordinator
 
Team / Programme: Programme Operations
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Grade: 4
 
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: Under the direction of the Director Of Human Resources, Administration and IT, lead the development and implementation of key people Management strategies; build organisational capability in support of business needs; and provide high-level operational support to managers and staff. 

The Coordinator will also oversee administrative functions for the Nairobi office, maintenance of the office, compound, coordinate accommodation, workshops in Nairobi, international travel, and other administrative arrangements.
 
Scope of Role:
 
Reports to: Director Of Human Resources, Administration and IT
 
Staff directly reporting to this post: HR Officer, Administration Officer, HRIS Officer and Technical support to Field HR Officers
 
Country 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 2016 of approximately US$20 million.
 
Key Areas of Accountability:
 
Human Resources
  • Proactively provide support to all managers in implementing HR systems and processes, and drive implementation of key people strategies and solutions.
  • Provide training and direct support to managers on performance management process.
  • Develop people management capability through active engagement with the senior management team and in consultation with the HR Director (HRD), design annual training and capacity building initiatives.
  • Lead the HR team in tracking HR Metrics, producing relevant monthly reports on the same and sharing the reports with the HRD and wider SMT.
  • Implement the global induction process and continuously make improvements to the same
  • Lead the induction of new staff in Nairobi and ensure all staff undergo induction in compliance with SCI’s standard induction procedures within the first week of joining
  • Develop and motivate Nairobi and field based HR staff to provide a first –rate transactional HR service to clients, particularly on recruitment, payroll, leave entitlements, performance management and routine employment matters.
  • Provide direct HR technical support to field HR team and input into their performance reviews.
  • Proactively contribute to the development and review of HR policies, procedures, guidelines and business processes, to ensure that everything we do is efficient, cost effective and legally compliant.
  • Maintain updated information on staff salaries, allowances and ensure compliance with current laws and regulations in close collaboration with the HRD and Finance Department
  • Review monthly payroll to ensure accuracy in readiness for payroll processing
  • Review employment contracts to ensure accuracy and clarity before they are signed
  • Consult with the recognised employment bodies on employment advice and related matters.
  • Work closely with the program departments to ensure that adequate HR inputs are provided and incorporated during development and implementation of all projects/programs
  • Support the HRD in the identification of strategies and formulation of policies that promote and not limited to reward and compensation, employee retention, succession planning; workforce planning;
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
  • A first Degree in Social Sciences or relevant field.
  • A post-graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Good knowledge and experience of generalist HR issues, including Kenya Employment Law, recruitment and selection, interpretation and application of policies and procedures, restructuring, reward and employee relations.
  • Proven ability to influence and negotiate at senior levels and build capacity within management teams.
  • Experience in managing disciplinary a grievance issues and monitoring and coaching HR staff and other managers involved in such cases.
  • Strong customer and quality orientation; solution –focussed and confident in operating in a changing environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (Verbal and Written), with the ability to provide clear effective advice on a range of HR issues.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong team player, collaborative and capable of building effective relationships across all levels
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Officer products (Word, Excel, Outllook, Powerpoint) and ability to use the internet to obtain data and reference materials.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Safeguarding Policy and other Global Policies.
  • A commitment to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity in employment and an empathy with SCI values and objectives
  • A willingness to travel occasionally to field area offices.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets
  • Problem solving and risk mitigating skills
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
How to Apply
 
To  apply for these positions visit the SCI Kenya Website:https://kenya.savethechildren.net/jobs.  

The system allows CVs & Cover letter as One(1) document.  

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Deadline: 30th June 2016

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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