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NGO Job Vacancy in Kenya - Save the Children

Save the Children is the world’s largest independent children’s organization, making immediate and longlasting improvements to children’s lives in over 120 countries worldwide. Save the Children is made up of 27 member organisations across the globe.

Through Unified Presence, Save the Children aims to create a stronger voice for children by unifying the operations in all countries where more than one Save the Children Member organizations operates. This will result in one organisation at the national level in each country and a unified programme delivery structure for all Save the Children Alliance Members.

Save the Children has a long history of working in partnership in Somalia and it is one of the leading INGO’s working in Somalia for the rights of children. Save the Children has a unified presence in Somalia and Somaliland since January 2010 and is working in the thematic areas of education (including skills training for youth), health, protection and emergency responses. Save the children has an operation in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia.

Due to constraints on security, and the need to liaise with UN agencies, other NGOs and donors the country office is based in Nairobi and senior managers and directors are expected to travel extensively to monitor and support programme work in all parts of Somalia that are accessible and where security threats are being effectively mitigated.

Save the Children has been engaged in the livelihoods and food security sector in Somalia and Somaliland on and off for many years. However in recent years funding available to this sector has been scarce and internal technical capacity has had to rely on short term consultancy support seeking discreet grants from donors for specific interventions.

The position of Livelihood and Food Security Technical Manager has been newly created in relation to restructuring of Save the Children Somalia’s programme.

The Livelihood and Food Security Technical Manager will provide overall technical management and support to all livelihood and food security projects currently being implemented by Save the Children programme in Puntland and Central South Somalia (CSS). Save the Children is intending to expand its interventions within the sectors in the stated parts of Somalia and Somaliland.

Therefore, the manager will play a pivotal role in promoting and disseminating good practices across projects, documenting and disseminating achievements and lessons learned of projects internally and amongst donors and other key players in Nairobi and elsewhere as applicable, and will seek to expand donors support through development of projects.

This will include leading in the development of a comprehensive but realistic thematic plan for SC’s work in livelihood and food security (LHFS) sector to cover the period up to the target date for the programme to come under Save the Children International Integral to posting is the ability to work successfully with field teams to cultivate their capacity and motivation, thereby ensuring field based responsibility achieves its objectives successfully

For additional information on the job description, working context, person’s specifications, please

Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face.

Applications should be forwarded to:

Application Closing Date: Saturday 16th Apr 2011, 15:00 pm

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer and highly encourages women to apply. Save the Children is committed to supporting performance based career progression for female employees.

The following are additional benefits which would apply to successful female candidates:

  • Childcare support for children under 3 years
  • Maternity leave
  • Flexible working options
  • 80% of tuition fees for children

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