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Save the Children International

Job Title: Regional Research and Learning Coordinator
Team / Programme: Program Quality and Development
Location: Nairobi
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 a key member of the East and Southern Africa (ESA) regional programme quality support team, the Regional Research and Learning Coordinator is responsible for supporting Country Offices in generating and using evidence to achieve impact for children.
He/she will support documentation and dissemination of the impact of our programmes within and outside ESA region.
Scope of Role:
Reports to: Regional Program Quality and Impact Manager
Dimensions:
Staff directly reporting to this post: none
Key Areas of Accountability
Evidence generation through Research and Evaluations:
·         Work with the Regional Program Quality and Impact Manager to support country offices in developing Evidence and Learning agendas that strategically focus all research and evaluation activities on generating evidence of the impact of our programs and building evidence for common approaches, policy development and advocacy work.
·         Support country offices to implement their Evidence and Learning agenda including providing in country support to design and implementing strategic evaluations and research.
·         Systematically monitor country programme research and evaluation activities, to provide support in evaluation process management, quality assurance and linkages to the ESA Evidence and Learning agenda
·         Support country programmes in identifying suitable expertise and partnerships for undertaking research that meets Save the Children quality standards, including management of a database of approved consultants
·         Working with research and evaluation experts within SC to implement capacity building measures aimed at building research and evaluation capacity as well as stimulating a culture of inquiry.
Learning:
·         Produce well synthesised and high quality research and evaluation products or different audiences (internal and external) to inform learning, programme development/improvement and advocacy efforts.
·         Engage Technical Specialists from Country Offices and Technical Advisors at the Regional Office to implement an effective system for disseminating research and evaluation findings at country office, regional and global level.
·         Support country offices for implement a system for managing and effectively using knowledge generated from evaluation and research
·         Manage the ESA learning platform, coordinating with country office TS and member TA to share emerging program evidence and learning through research, evaluations and program monitoring.
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
·         Master’s degree in international development or in one or more of Save the Children’s thematic areas (e.g. education, public health, nutrition, child protection, child rights and livelihoods& food security)
·         At least 6 years’ experience in program Monitoring, Evaluation and Research preferably in research focused positions
·         Knowledge and demonstrated experience in leading the design and implementation of program evaluations and other research.
·         Excellent written and verbal communications skills and an ability to produce and disseminate research and evaluation findings to a variety of audiences
·         Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively in networks and communities of practice
·         A flexible and resourceful attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload.
·         Proven analytical and problem solving skills in order to understand the range and content of both development and emergency programmes’ work and provide practical solutions to operational challenges.
·         Proven data analysis and report writing skills with proficiency in data analysis software
·         Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
·         Commitment to Save the Children aims, values and policies, including child safeguarding and data protection
How to Apply
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Job Title: Regional Fraud Specialist – East and Southern Africa Regional Office
Team / Programme: Global Fraud Team
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Grade: TBC
Contract Length: 24 months
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:
Accountable for coordinating fraud management activities across the Region including;
·         to develop a culture of fraud awareness, reporting and response within the organisation aligned with SCIs zero tolerance policy
·         deliver an effective strategy of fraud prevention, detection, investigation and recovery across the organisation as a whole, within the centre and across the SCI landscape in the East and Southern Africa region

·         to undertake / or coordinate investigations of all serious incidents of fraud, bribery or corruption, which will include providing support to and building the capability of Fraud Focal Point staff in the Region.
·         to act as functional manager to Fraud Focal Points in the Region.
The role may require significant international travel including to challenging locations often with cultural sensitivities.
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: Head of Fraud Management working closely with the Regional Director and Regional Finance Director.
Dimensions: stakeholders include members together with country, regional and central staff and senior leadership teams. Close working will be required with Finance, Legal, Programme Operations and Global Assurance teams.
Although based in the Save the Children ESA Regional Office, like the other the regional fraud specialists in Save the Children, the post holder may be expected to provide cross support to other team members and regions.
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Key Areas of Accountability:
Management and support of fraud investigations
·         depending on the level of response required, act as lead investigator or coordinate the creation and supervision of investigative teams on specific fraud investigations where required
·         provide advice and support to senior managers overseeing fraud investigations (at country or region), including guidance on appropriate level of response
·         liaise with members on specific cases ensuring they are kept informed of case progression as necessary
·         input to investigation templates, identify and design best practice guidance as appropriate
·         key regional user and coordinator of the data in the SCI case management system
Support/enable the embedding of an effective fraud management culture within the organisation
·         deliver training materials to enable decision makers and key front line staff to understand their accountabilities and responsibilities with respect to fraud prevention, detection and reporting.
·         support all areas of the organisation in managing fraud-related issues
·         support the Head of Fraud Management to embed fraud awareness and a culture of zero tolerance
·         provide support and advice to non-specialist employees such as members of the ‘fraud faculty’ and management teams in country
·         represent Save the Children at external professional knowledge groups
Other specific projects
·         project manage specific projects as detailed by the Head of Fraud Management, e.g. strategic donor reviews regarding fraud reporting requirements
·         participate in cross-functional projects as required
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
Essential
·         Substantial experience in forensic investigation with thorough knowledge and/or experience in audit.
·         demonstrable understanding of the importance of counter fraud activities and mechanisms for reducing fraud
·         awareness of global standards and legislation around fraud and corruption
·         excellent investigative ability with proven track record
·         aware of current best practices in investigation techniques
·         analytical skills
·         good oral and written communication skills including report writing
·         able to offer practical solutions to management to help resolve incidents including in crisis situations
·         perseverance, resilience and tenacity
·         Good English language required – Arabic desirable
·         ability to work with minimum supervision
Desirable
·         Formal investigation qualification
·         knowledge of regional law and regulatory environments
·         understanding of the role and approaches of the international development sector
·         experience of crime/loss prevention
·         previous experience of delivering training sessions / workshops
How to Apply
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