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Position Title: Finance and Awards Manager, Kenya
 

Employee Type: Full-Time Regular
 

Supervisor Title: Chief of Party
 

Division: Programme Development and Quality
 

Summary: Save the Children is seeking to recruit an experienced Finance and Awards Manager for an anticipated USAID project that will provide support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in select counties within Kenya.
 

The Finance and Awards Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management and other operational duties for this grant funded by USAID in Kenya. 

The job holder will manage the implementation of financial systems, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting for both the prime recipient and any sub-awards. 

S/he will also handle all grant management and reporting on program performance as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely preparation of donor financial reports.

This position is a key position on this program team and will report directly to the Chief of Party. 


S/he will also ensure that an appropriate structure exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office financial and administrative operations. 

The position will be based in Nairobi, and will require travel across the region and to program areas. 

The Finance and Awards Manager will also need to maintain consistent coordination and teamwork with other senior positions and individuals working on this program as well as with donor guidelines. 

This position is contingent on the issuance of USAID funding and the selection of applicants is subject to USAID approval.
 

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Monitor budgets to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and corrected; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their budgets respectively
  • Ensure all financial plans, invoices, reports, and other documents are accurate, timely, and consistent with agency and USAID guidelines and regulations
  • In close coordination with the finance staff, maintain and update all the financial documents (reports, plans) and ensure confidentiality of project financial information
  • Review and consolidation of monthly financial reports for distribution to senior management
  • Review and consolidation of monthly sub-office accounts and reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback to the senior leadership team
  • Works with regional Project Managers and Operations Managers to ensure the project is implemented as planned and with sound program quality
  • Prepare any budget revisions and projections and respond to any questions
  • Confirm availability of funds for all requests for payment or charges to grants
  • Prepare quarterly reports, projections, and any other required donor submissions
  • Prepare a consolidated annual fiscal report, including a cumulative life of project report
  • Ensure that an appropriate segregation of duties exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office finance and administrative operations
  • Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to SC requirements
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and deliverables in line with USAID regulations and SC policies and procedures.
  • Manage the reporting component of the award including collecting timesheets and reconciling them with the financial reports; oversee other administrative duties as needed
  • Actively participate in all award specific audit and donor assessments
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
  • A post-graduate degree in Finance, Business, Accounting or other relevant field is required.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in financial management for large and complex programs funded by the U.S. Government, of which at least five years were working in the field of international development.
  • In-depth knowledge of 22 CFR 226,22 CFR- 145 OMB Circulars -A122 and A-133.
  • Demonstrated experience in management of sub awards and strategic partnerships agreements.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and financial analysis skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Proven ability to prepare multi-year budgets, donor financial reports and USAID Audits.
  • Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in supervising others as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (professional level).
  • Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; work experience in Kenya highly desirable.
Qualified Kenyan nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist, Kenya
 
Employee Type: Full-Time Regular
 
Supervisor Title:TBC
 
Division: Programme Development and Quality
 
Summary: Save the Children is seeking to recruit an experienced Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist for an anticipated USAID project that will provide support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in select counties within Kenya. 

The Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to household economic strengthening activities. 

She/he will report directly to the COP and will advise and support the OVC Manager and COP, providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. 

She/he will take technical leadership role designing and promoting use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project. 

She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and start-of-the-art household economic strengthening approaches/strategies that address the different levels of household vulnerability.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
 
The main responsibilities for the Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist include:
  • Will assist the Chief of Party (COP) and sub-partners to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency of all deliverables on household economic strengthening component of the project.
  • Will be responsible for technical aspects on implementation of the household economic strengthening component of the project.
  • S/he will provide oversight of the technical quality and technical working groups and is also expected to facilitate linkages with government and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement other economic strengthening initiatives and adhere to country and global standards.
  • S/he will ensure timely, high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the donor or the government.
  • S/he will work closely with MEAL team to deliver project quality benchmarks, baseline, monitoring, evaluation and key lessons learned.
  • S/he will work closely with Communication Manager to document and share project impacts through case studies or success stories.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
 
At a minimum, the Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist will have:
  • At a minimum, a Master’s Degree in economic development, business management and administration or related field.
  • At least five years of experience managing complex development projects, with at least two of these years working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved in the design, implementation, reporting and evaluation of evidence-based economic/livelihood projects for vulnerable groups.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, Kenya
 
Employee Type: Full-Time Regular
 
Supervisor Title:Chief of Party
 
Division: Programme Development and Quality
 
Summary: Save the Children is seeking to recruit and experienced Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for an anticipated USAID project that will provide support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in select counties within Kenya.


The Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor (M&E) will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against outputs, outcomes and impacts. 

S/he will lead analysis of data collected for the assessment of progress and improvements. 

S/he will also guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt and the use of data for programmatic improvement. 

S/he will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the project. This is a leadership role and will serve as a key member of the project team in Nairobi. 

This position is contingent on the issuance of USAID funding and the selection of applicants is subject to USAID approval.
 
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
 
The main responsibilities for the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor include:
 
Lead the design and implementation of program M&E framework
  • Design, monitor and analyze program M&E framework and data collection system, including output, outcome and impacts indicators
  • Develop data collection tools, additional program assessments, analytic plans and study protocols as necessary
  • Set up and maintain the routine data flow and reporting schedule, providing technical assistance and support to ensure a system for the collection of quality data, feedback and analyzing data is maintained and data is used to inform programmatic decisions
Guide project reporting process
  • Manage the compilation and completion of reports necessary for reporting program activities
Promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned
  • Design and execute program assessments and evaluations to learn from program data
  • Initiate and lead dissemination of program data to promote data use and establish processes for the routine analysis and use of data for program improvements.
  • Participate in forums to disseminate best practices and lessons learned
Collaborate with government officials to improve data collection systems and data use
  • Facilitate a working relationship with government health officials to support improvements in data collection, including ensuring that OLMIS includes recommended key indicators and that strategies are in place to improve data use at multiple levels of the health system.
Support technical staff in M&E functions
  • Manage and build capacity of all M&E related staff in program to carry out program monitoring and evaluation activities and assessments
  • Conduct trainings necessary to establish a strong project data collection system among M&E staff and lead trainings for additional program assessments as necessary
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
  • A post-graduate degree in statistics, mathematics, business, epidemiology, public health or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for complex programs in developing countries. Previous experience on USAID programs and health-focused programs preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability and skills in analysis and report writing is essential.
  • A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality health service and support programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g., OVC services, performance against each funding stream).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision.
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program outcomes and impacts.
  • Experience designing, implementing and analyzing research protocols, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods and an understanding of the ethical considerations necessary for research.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing monitoring systems and conducting evaluations especially for health programs. Experience working with DHIS2 platform, as well as working with government counterparts to strengthen national data systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of data quality assurance mechanisms
  • Able to work within a tight timeframe, managing M&E team members and meeting deadlines and deliverables to partners and donors
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (professional level). .
  • Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Deputy Chief of Party / OVC Technical Lead / Manager, Kenya
 
Employee Type: Full-Time Regular
Supervisor Title:Chief of Party
 
Division: Programme Development and Quality
 
Summary: Save the Children is seeking to recruit an experienced OVC Manager for an anticipated USAID project that will provide support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in select counties within Kenya. 

The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for the technical oversight of the project and is specifically responsible for project implementation that relates to community, the vulnerable children and families, and ensure strong linkages with facility level and other service delivery points. 

She/he will report directly to the COP and will advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. 

She/he will take technical leadership role in coordination with GOK, local community organizations, and other partners. 

This position will coordinate closely with the household economic strengthening specialist. 

She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art social service delivery approaches.
 
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
 
The main responsibilities for the OVC Manager include to:
  • Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of strategies, interventions and activities that address the holistic needs of vulnerable children in a friendly manner, including their health, education psychosocial, protection and economic strengthening needs.
  • Ensure that the project engages children in all stages of the project to promote child participation, leadership and ensure that their perspectives are taken into consideration.
  • Ensure that project strategies and activities addressing children and adolescents are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally-recognized best practices; as well as aligned with Kenya’s National legislation and policies.
  • Ensure the project addresses the needs of highly vulnerable sub-groups of children, such as adolescent girls, HIV positive children and children living with disabilities.
  • Ensure all child -focused strategies are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming.
  • Promote integration across a range of services for children to take a holistic, family-centered approach to improving their wellbeing.
  • Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in working in child-related services under the project.
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
  • Monitor and maintain relevant manuals, training materials and reports for youth interventions.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
 
At a minimum, the Deputy Child of Party will have:
  • A master’s Degree in social sciences or related field.
  • Eight years of experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, with five of these years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved with social services and or public health project design, implementation, reporting and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art experience at a mid- or senior level in at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; quality improvement; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce; M&E; and operations research.
  • Five years demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities.
  • At least five years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USAID funded programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language
  • Strong writing skills about program activities, outcomes and impact

Position Title: Chief of Party (COP), OVC
 
Employee Type: Full-Time Regular
 
Supervisor Title:Country Director
 
Division:International Programs

Location: Nyanza / Western  Kenya

Summary: Save the Children is seeking an experienced Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID project providing support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in Kenya. 

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

S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful and integrated multi-sectoral program that builds upon existing USAID and Government of Kenya investment and that will achieve lasting outcomes. 

All posts are contingent on the issuance of USAID funding and the selection of applicants is subject to USAID approval.
 
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
 
The COP will liaise closely with USAID/Kenya, Government of Kenya representatives, Save the Children’s Headquarters and Country Offices, and partner organizations. 

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

The COP will be responsible for overall direction and coordination of the activities of any sub-recipient partners under this grant.

This key position will report directly to the Country Director. The position will be based in a to-be-determined post in Kenya, and will require travel across the region and to program areas. 

Responsibilities will include:
 
Lead the program’s strategic, financial, and operational planning, including the annual work planning process and development of an appropriate exit strategy.
  • Establish and guide overall technical direction of the project.
  • Act as principal representative and liaison to all external stakeholders, including but not limited to USAID/Kenya and the Government of Kenya.
  • Oversee the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID.
  • Provide oversight and coordination with international and national sub-recipient partners.
  • Supervise key program staff, both technical and managerial, and oversee the hiring process of all local personnel.
  • Serve as key liaison with Save the Children partners and any local sub-grantees.
  • Oversee the process of selection of any sub-recipient CSO partners.
  • Provide overall coordination of the institutional/organizational and technical capacity building of local partners and stakeholders.
  • Ensure that efficient systems to support all aspects of the program (including sub-grant management, financial, capacity building and performance monitoring and reporting) are in place and support the effective use of program resources in compliance with USAID regulations and Save the Children policies.
  • Undertake other tasks as needed.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
  • Advanced degree in international relations, public health, or related field
Job Description
  • 10-12 years of field-based experience managing large and complex overseas, multi-partner development programs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience managing large scale USAID funded project(s) at a senior level.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with USAID (PEPFAR) policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Experience in managing large child-focused field programs for an international NGO.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic and program planning and understanding of HIV/AIDS-related support services.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and supervision of staff and teams.
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations and policies, with specific understanding of PEPFAR guidelines, rules and regulations.
  • Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; specific work experience in Kenya desirable.
  • Proven experience building capacity of local NGOs and government bodies.
  • Proven ability in promoting and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English required.
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. We are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. 

Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. 

As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. 

As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy. 

All representatives of Save the Children – employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, Board members and others who work with children on Save the Children’s behalf – are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.
 
Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. 

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

More Information and How to Apply

Full profile details and how to apply can be accessed on our SCI Kenya Website: https://kenya.savethechildren.net/jobs

Deadline: 11th July 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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