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NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – Save the Children

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 a footprint in Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori and Kitui.
In 2016, Save the Children established a new project office in Madagascar whose operations are managed by the Kenya CO. In total, we employ around 250 staff in both countries and had an operating annual budget in 2017 of approximately US$22million.

Solutions Developer (BI)
Role Purpose
Working with members of the global IT team, the role holder will be responsible for building, implementing and supporting Business Intelligence (BI) solutions within the organisation. This role will partner with business stakeholders in order to understand their analytic requirements, and implement and maintain BI solutions to meet these needs, utilising best practices. The role requires experience in adapting existing solutions as well as creating new solutions.
Contract Duration: Open Ended
Location: Nairobi
·         Provide the organisation with accurate and timely BI solutions based on requirements gathered through business partnering activities
·         Maintain and support existing BI solutions
·         Proactively source new and innovative solutions that provide clear business value and construct ‘proof of concepts’ to demonstrate the new solutions
·         Proactively identify any technical project risks/issues related to BI
·         Estimate and deliver BI project tasks to agreed prioritisation and timeframes
·         Support the IT Service Delivery team with the BI reporting environment
·         Assist management in designing, agreeing, implementing and managing changes to the BI environment
·         computing degree – BSc, BA or equivalent experience
Experience and Skills
·         Experience of working with SQL Server databases, including creating & modifying T-SQL scripts, stored procedures, functions, triggers, writing ad-hoc queries and dynamic SQL
·         Experience of working closely with non-technical staff, demonstrating an ability to translate and negotiate non-technical requirements into a detailed technical specification
·         Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with a proven ability to explain complex technical ideas and problems clearly to non-experts
·         Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and strong problem solving skills
·         Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally
·         Keen to learn new technologies, especially in BI
·         Experience of working with Microsoft’s BI technology stack SSIS, SSRS and/or SSAS (tabular and multidimensional models)
·         Experience working with BI presentation tools (e.g. Excel, Power Pivot, Power View and Power BI)
·         Experience working with BI reporting in SharePoint
·         Experience working with finance systems
·         Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
·         Experience of working within an agile project delivery environment and with offshore project team members
·         Experience working with JIRA
·         Maintain accurate technical documentation

Director Of Programme Operations
Role Purpose
As a member of the Senior Management Team, Director of Programme Operations (DPO) shares in the overall responsibility for the strategic direction, leadership and management of the Kenya Country Office. The DPO is responsible for the timely and quality implementation of Save the Children’s programmes in Kenya, the leadership oversight of 5 field offices and the management of and reporting on all donor awards with a value of US$18.5 million in 2018. The DPO ensures the provision of operational and logistical support to programmes and enables Save the Children to prepare for and effectively respond to emergencies and humanitarian crises.
Contract Duration: 1 year
Location: Nairobi
As a member of the Senior Management Team:
·         Demonstrate “collective leadership” of the Country Programme, taking responsibility for and appropriately representing decisions to staff and partners.
·         To practise behaviours that are consistent with Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the Kenya programme.
·         To develop and lead the implementation of the strategic direction of Kenya Programme, its objectives, priorities and strategies, in alignment with our Theory of Change.
·         To ensure the good stewardship and financial health of the organisation, monitoring income and expenditure within an agreed financial framework and allocating resources to ensure strategies can be achieved.
·         To monitor, review and evaluate progress made by the Kenya Programme in a systematic manner, and design and lead the implementation of action plans to address identified gaps and weaknesses in systems and procedures.
·         To formulate, approve and monitor effective policies, procedures and standards for the Kenya Country Office that are consistent with the regulations of the GoK and Save the Children and relevant to the local context.
·         To represent Save the Children’s Kenya Programme to the external world by maintaining and developing external relationships with GoK, donors, partners, communities, beneficiary groups and others.

·         To take responsibility for the whole Kenya programme by taking active measures to promote Save the Children’s culture and values, create a positive working environment and celebrate success.
·         Help establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with: host government authorities at central and county level, donors, partner agencies including major institutional donors, and local and international NGO
·         Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our full spectrum values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and
·         Stand in as Acting Country Director as required, with authorities specified in the Scheme of Delegation.
Oversight and Management of Programme Operations
·         Responsible for overall coordination of programme operations and delegated responsibility for field delivery of high quality programming in line with the objectives of the Country Strategic Plan 2016-18.
·         In collaboration with the Director of Programme Development and Quality (DPDQ), develop Save the Children’s programming, as well as effective and efficient allocation of Country Office resources to achieve strategic goals and commitme
·         In close coordination with the DPDQ, Director of Finance and Awards Manager participate in programme proposal processes and ensure that all programmes are implemented in accordance with award agreements, are completed within time and on budge
·         Working with the DPDQ, participate in conceptualizing and designing cost effective, innovative and high quality programmes to serve difficult to reach and most deprived child
·         Serve as overall budget holder for all programming at field level; manage and support budget holders for individual projects and awards.
·         Ensure programmes are implemented in ways responsive to the communities and children in line with Save the Children principles, values and strategic plan and following Save the Children compliance proced This includes working with government and national NGO-partners to strengthen national capacity.
·         Ensure preparation of timely and high quality progress reports, programme reports, and donor reports in coordination with Technical Specialists, Finance Reporting staff and Reporting and Documentation Coordinator.
·         Provide leadership to the Area Programme Managers of field offices within Kenya, as well as to other posts specified above.
Logistics, Procurement and Inventory
·         Ensure that the CO logistics staffing capacity and systems meet the SCI Minimum Operating Standards and are able to satisfy the programming requirements.
·         Ensure appropriate and adequate emergency logistics procedures are detailed in the Country Office Emergency Preparedness Plan in order to enable rapid scale up.
·         Provide leadership to the CO Logistics department ensuring that all CO logistics activities (fleet, assets, transport, supply chain, base setup etc) are coordinated and regular analysis ensures efficient and effective services are provided for implementation of programmes.
·         Ensure goods and services procured are cost effective and of standard quality through maximum use of FWAs and Pre-Qualified Suppliers.
·         Ensure procurement processes are effectively implemented with responsible oversight from Procurement Committees in each office. Operationalize and regularly update inventories in all locations, using the organisation’s Total Inventory Management system (TIM).
Humanitarian Response Management
·         Strengthen the country office readiness to respond to emergencies in line with global SCI’s humanitarian goals and benchmark
·         Ensure that the country office designs, updates and implements a full set of humanitarian preparedness actions, drawing on SC member input and resourc
·         Mount appropriate and timely responses at scale to all emergencies consistent with established benchmarks, plans and organizational policies, and in close cooperation with incoming surge te
·         Ensure that all country office staff across departments and sub offices are familiar with, adhere to and implement the procedures and processes detailed in the Rules and Principles for humanitarian re
·         In coordination with Country Director maintain consistent and coherent engagement in key inter-agency emergency preparedness and response coordination mechanisms including the KHPT system.
Staff Safety and Security
·         Work with the Safety and Security Manager to ensure that the staff and assets of Save the Children Kenya are safe and sec
·         Ensure that all safety and security minimum operating standards and in country guidelines and procedures are met by area office
·         Work closely with the Safety and Security Manager to promote a culture of security awareness and duty of care amongst staff in area teams including strict adherence to all Standard Operating Procedures on a daily basis.
Representation and Networking
·         Proactively seek and maintain, active and regular working relationships with – host government authorities, development, humanitarian and corporate donors and partner agencies, the UN system, and local and international NGO
·         Interact regularly with the international donor and NGO community to ensure awareness of SC programmes and to collect up to date information about the plans and programmes of other ac
Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development
·         Manage the programme operations team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly.
·         Work closely with Director of HR to ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of operations staff, including area office staff, and ensure the availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff.
·         Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process.
·         Establish a result based system and ensure follow up for line reports and their line reports.
·         Ensure that all staff understand and are able to perform their role in an emergency.
·         Manage the performance of all staff in the program operations work area through:
o    The effective use of the Performance Management System, including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations.
o    Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities.
o    Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance.
o    Documentation of less than satisfactory performance, with appropriate performance improvement plans or work plans.
How To Apply
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role to our website.
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.

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