Vacancies at Save the Children
Vacancies at Save the Children
The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries
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Partnerships and Localization Specialist
- This new role will provide strategic and technical support on localisation and partnership and play a key role in the operationalisation of the Kenya Country Office localization strategy as well as the partnership strategy.
- This role will be under the direction of the Head of Awards and Partnerships and the Senior Management Team (SMT).
- In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Technical Support on Localisation & Partnership
- Provide technical support and guidance to the country office and partners on issues relating to localisation and partnership.
- Support country office in the design and implementation of initiatives/ projects that help advance the localization agenda/strategy.
- Support the design and update of relevant policies and strategies, including the Partnership & Localisation strategies for the country office.
- Take a lead role in partner engagements and partner assessments
- Support periodic partner mapping for the Country Office in collaboration with the Technical Specialists (TSs).
- Support the development of high-quality learning pieces on localisation and partnership, in collaboration with MEAL and ACCM teams
- Identify opportunities to share learning by partners and the country office at relevant forums (e.g. Charter for Change, webinars, development journals, etc.).
- Design and implement mechanisms that promote greater accountability between the country office and partners.
- Develop organisational learning resources on localisation and support their roll-out.
Management of Localisation Initiatives and Projects
- Effectively and efficiently manage a portfolio of localisation initiatives/projects through all phases of project cycle management.
- Support the review of all outputs from localisation initiatives/projects, ensuring quality control.
- Ensure all initiatives/projects comply with donor requirements and SCI policies.
- Track the expenditure of initiatives and projects and work with other functions to ensure timely expenditure of donor funds.
- Support the SMT to develop timely reports for their localisation projects/initiatives.
- Work with the SMT to monitor and evaluate projects and initiatives.
- Support baseline and evaluation reports for the country office localisation efforts.
- Compile reports for all localisation efforts globally and develop annual and donor reports on the country office’s work on localisation and partnership.
- Oversee the development of high-quality case studies for pilot initiatives/projects.
- Ensure that all project documentation is filed on SCI online systems.
Advocacy and Networking
- In close collaboration with the SMT, represent the country office at local and international localisation and partnership coordination meetings and spaces.
- Influence policies and practices that promote localisation, including through stakeholder meetings and advocacy briefs.
- Provide support to the country office and field offices on country and field-level advocacy efforts relating to localisation
- Support local partners/civil society to lead and participate meaningfully in national and international forums.
- Provide technical guidance and support to the Charter 4 Change Working Group in Kenya, and support similar groups working to advance the localization initiative.
- Identify opportunities for the country office and Partners to profile their work and link into regional networks/forums on Partnership & Localisation.
Developing self and others
- Build relationships with members of other teams i.e. Awards, PDQ, Finance, Safeguarding, operations
- Key Involvement in capacity strengthening of partners
Communicating with impact and coordination
- Ability to engage effectively and respectfully with a diverse group of team members and partners from different parts of the world.
- Strong coordination skills especially with other functional areas and partners.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
- 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.
- sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
- 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.
- develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks.
- honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
- Relevant undergraduate degree
- Relevant master’s degree preferable
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- At least five years’ experience of working in a partnership-based model with local NGOs, Faith Based Organizations and/or Civil Society organisations.
- Experience of working in partnership across a diversity of local partners, including small to medium-sized organisations.
- Experience with programme and project cycle management
- Demonstrated experience of working with local organisations in transformative processes that strengthened their capacities, voice and influence and levels of funding.
- Familiarity with localisation policy instruments (e.g. Grand Bargain) and familiarity with current debates on localisation.
- Demonstrable understanding of the decision-making and international policy processes in the international humanitarian and development sectors and how these may be influenced.
- Experience in documenting and socialising learning and research in innovative and impactful ways
Closing: 30, April, 2023
Programme Support Services Assistant (Maternity Cover)
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
- In charge of warehouse at field office level, ensure TIMs and other warehousing records are updated daily.
- Support programme staff to develop procurement plans.
- Coordinate field office procurement requests and LPOs for local procurements liaising with Supply Chain Officers in Turkana and Programme Implementation team
- Coordinate delivery and recording of items sourced from local suppliers working closely with Turkana supply chain team.
- Communicate with IT and Supply Chain for maintenance or upgrading or replacement of any asset assigned asset and GPE assigned to specific Field Office.
- Responsible of goods and Parcel dispatches to Nairobi and the field respectively.
- Together with project staffs, develop appropriate movement plans to field sites that are safe for travel.
- Allocation of fuel to SCI fleet and hired vehicles guided by approved movement plans and ensure accountability in the log sheets.
Human resources and administration
- Lead administrative function to ensure the provision of effective administrative support in the field office. Ensure office is clean, well maintained and has all essential suppliers.
- Ensure the guesthouse is clean and well maintained.
- Responsible for casual’s labourers at the field level.
- Coordinate with Admin Nairobi on incoming and outgoing visitors for transportation and accommodations at the field
- Allocate SCI assets to respective staffs in the field office.
- Carry out disposal of obsolete assets
Financial accounting, planning and budgeting.
- Assist with documentation at field office level. Consolidate all financial documents generated at field office and send to relevant officers in Nairobi; these include supplier invoices, staff liquation, Mpesa payment lists, receipts, etc.
- Monitor field office and guesthouse utilities costs e.g. water, electricity, telephone/Mobile usage, billing, and others related office utilities.
- Scanning of all payment and share with supply chain and Admin focal point persons and Finance officer in Turkana.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- A Degree/Diploma in Procurement and Supply or Business Administration from a recognized University.
- Minimum three year’s relevant experience in Support Services within a busy organisation
- Strong knowledge/experience HR and admin, logistics and financial management.
- Proficiency in working with computers particularly spread sheets and word processing
- Demonstrates a strong drive and commitment to achieve agreed objectives
- Good communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain confidentiality
- Experience of working within a team and team building.
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting
Closing; 2nd May 2023
Method of Application
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