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Advocacy Coordinator


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$16 million in 2018.
Role Purpose:
The Advocacy Coordinator provides overall advocacy support to the ongoing humanitarian response and development work in Kenya. He/she, in liaison with the Head of Communications, Advocacy and Campaigns and the Kenya Response Team Leader, will be required to provide strategic direction to Save the Children’s humanitarian and developmental advocacy work in Kenya. The role will be responsible for guiding development and implementation of advocacy strategies that will influence government authorities, key donors, Save the Children members and other key stakeholders of the humanitarian response and long term development work to achieve positive and lasting changes to fulfil children’s rights. The role will interact with the Humanitarian Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) and represent Save the Children in country. The function will be a focal person for advocacy enquiries in the Country Office / Response Team. The function will involve national advocacy leadership on the ongoing response, and related longer-term issues. This function will work closely with the response and operations teams in order to ensure that key advocacy messages and strategies are informed by the response and long term development work, and shaped in close consultation with the team leaders. The Advocacy Coordinator will seek clarification on any politically sensitive matters which may impact upon programme operations and seek appropriate sign off (e.g. Country Director level) on any messaging or products.
Contract Duration: 6 months
Location: Nairobi

Qualifications

·         A minimum of 5 years’ advocacy experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, with experience in successfully leading the development and implementation of advocacy strategies preferably with both humanitarian and long-term development advocacy experience.
·         Good knowledge of the humanitarian structures and systems.
·         Experience in leading the creation and implementation of a strategy, demonstrating the ability to identify the necessary steps towards an ambitious goal.
·         Experience of a range of campaigning and advocacy techniques and approaches.
·         Experience in influencing government, donors, and other organisations through representation and/or advocacy.
·         Demonstrable creative ability in accessing new opportunities, expertise and ideas.
·         Demonstrable track record of leading change which has led to significant results for the organisation and their stakeholders.
·         Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation.
·         Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
·         Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
·         Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
·         Strong research and policy development skills, good capacity to develop policy briefs and papers.
·         Experience of building networks, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organisation.
·         Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
·         Knowledge of children’s rights key international agreements and conventions.
·         Commitment to Save the Children values.

·         Excellence in written and spoken English.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
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
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
How to apply:

Data Analyst
Closing date: 21 May 2018
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Roles:

The role of the reporting team is to lead the delivery of financial management reporting within Save the Children International. This will involve:
·         Owning the Finance data in the data warehouse and being accountable for its’ integrity;
·         Delivering regular reporting to business users;
·         Creating new fit for purpose tools & templates;
·         Taking ownership of the delivery of management reporting (SCI management, Members, Board);
·         Designing and automating reports; and
·         Reporting on organisational performance through standard analytical reports
Contract Duration: 2 Years
Location: Nairobi with 20% travel

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Business Information Systems or Mathematics.
·         Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) or related certificate would be an added advantage.
Skills:
·         Knowledge of data analysis tools – you don’t need to know all of them at entry level but you should show advanced skills in Excel and the use of at least one relational database
·         VBA and SQL Server
·         Excellent numerical and analytical skills
·         The capacity to develop and document procedures and workflows
·         Ability to manipulate a lot of different data, from various resources, and convert to meaningful information useful for decision making.
·         Ability to liaise remotely with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility, tact and diplomacy
·         Excellent stakeholder management
·         Ability to be proactive and logical in problem-solving scenarios
·         Thorough – high attention to detail and takes pride in delivering accurate, high quality work
·         Excellent IT literacy including expertise in spread sheet modelling and analysis
·         Strong time management and personal organisation skills with an ability to plan ahead, anticipate requirements, and obstacles, and an ability to juggle competing priorities successfully, and to work to tight deadlines
·         Conscientious and client focussed
·         Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook particularly when working under pressure
·         A full appreciation of the value of co-operation, both internationally and within a team environment
·         Commitment to Save the Children values
·         Verbal and written fluency in English
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
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
How to apply:

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