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  1. Project Officer – Clinical Services

Location: Turkana

Grade: 4

Post Type: National (1year contract with possibility of renewal)

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: This role will be responsible for HIV care and treatment interventions. He/she will work with service providers through on-job training and systematic mentorship at the facilities in the intervention areas.

He/she will work in collaboration with Health facilities, Sub-County Health Management Team and other stakeholders/partners to ensure successful implementation and monitoring of the project in accordance with Save the Children’s policies and practises, Mission, Vision and Values.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Health and Nutrition Manager

Dimensions: 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 we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

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 2016 of approximately US$17.5million.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Sub-County Health management Team to plan and provide onsite clinical mentorship, supportive supervision and technical assistance to ensure adolescent and young women have access to appropriate HIV services covering testing and linkage to care and treatment.
  • Work with health facility management committee to establish youth corner to create a trusting environment for adolescents and young women to access HIV services and supporting an open and judgment-free space, as well as creating a youth corner.
  • Participate in health care facilities service provision assessment, identifying gaps and jointly develop plans with the project and Sub-County Health Management Team for service improvements.
  • Support MEAL Coordinator in health facility data collection, compiling, and reporting. Build capacity of the facility teams and providers to use service delivery data for decision making.
  • Collaborate with Sub-County Health Management Team and other partners to ensure effective multi-sectoral linkages are established and maintained between health facilities and community services.
  • Prepare a comprehensive monthly and quarterly reports of all activities carried out as per the work plan.
  • Work with health care workers and youth mentors to establish and maintain support groups for adolescent and young women living with HIV.
  • Analyze and report on the progress of all interventions in terms of achieving results using existing M&E tools and identify constraints and recommend corrective action.
  • Analyze and address quality of care and access issues for adolescent and young women.
  • Refer adolescents and young women who request help to FP and GBV services to health care facilities and safe spaces.
  • Promote knowledge management through documentation of case studies, human interest stories s, and photos.
  • Ensure that SC approaches and practices comply with SC’s Child Safeguarding Policy and where possible promotes effective child participation.

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:

  • Clinical Officer or Nursing officer, Bachelor of Nursing preferred, with at least 3 year experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, Care and Treatment with a focus on adolescent and young women.
  • Experience of managing the programme cycle, including assessments, project design, proposal and report writing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong, demonstrable, financial management skills, particularly in budgeting and reporting;
  • Experience in, and a commitment to, the implementation of robust Performance Management and staff capacity building and development;
  • Good experience with the standard NASCOP reporting tools
  • Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills in English,
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Strong representational and communication skills;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming.

 

  1. Project Officer – Community Health Services

Location: Turkana

Grade: 4

Post Type: National (1year contract with possibility of renewal)

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: This role will be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of the Adolescent and Young Women HIV prevention programme implemented within Turkana County.

The Project Officer will be responsible for Community-Facility Linkages.

He/she will coordinate project activities at designated project catchment areas, in collaboration with Health facilities, Sub-County Health Management Team and other stakeholders/partners to ensure successful implementation and monitoring of the project in accordance with Save the Children’s policies and practises, Mission, Vision and Values.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Health and Nutrition Manager

Dimensions: 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 we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

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 2016 of approximately US$17.5million.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the work of youth mentors and community health volunteers to conduct HIV prevention activities, referrals, follow ups and defaulter tracing.
  • Coordinate all community based demand creation activities for HIV diagnosis to identify HIV positive adolescent and young women and link them to social support (peer) groups and platforms to access HIV care and treatment services.
  • Organize and coordinate trainings for community health volunteers, and youth volunteers as per national curriculums in consultation on sub-county health management teams.
  • Work closely with community health volunteers and youth volunteers to strengthen knowledge and awareness on HIV prevention, care and treatment.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports of all activities carried out as per the work plan.
  • Work with health care workers and youth mentors to establish and maintain adolescent and young women support groups to promote retention.
  • Analyze and report on the progress of all interventions in terms of achieving results using existing M&E tools and identify constraints and recommend corrective action.
  • Develop work plans for the implementation of community related project interventions.
  • Support community units to establish and maintain innovative and empowering group based activities to promote retention adolescent and young women in HIV prevention services.
  • Host a range of community events, including dialogue days, and men’s only meeting, to teach and advocate on adolescent and young women SRHR.
  • Conduct intensive community mobilisation through both in-school and out-of-school activities to engage
    adolescent girls, informing them of their sexual and RH rights, and encouraging them to access services through youth friendly spaces at the health care facilities.
  • Contribute to knowledge management by documenting case studies, human interest stories, photos and lesson learnt.
  • Ensure that SC partnership approaches and practices comply with SC’s Child Safeguarding Policy and where possible promotes effective child participation.

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:

  • A graduate degree in Community Public health, Community Development, Nursing or a related field is required.
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in community health in HIV prevention, care and treatment.
  • Good experience with the community health strategy
  • Good experience with the standard NASCOP reporting tools.
  • Strong, demonstrable, financial management skills, particularly in budgeting and reporting;
  • Experience in, and a commitment to, the implementation of robust Performance Management and staff capacity building and development;
  • Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills in English,
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Strong representational and communication skills;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming.

 

  1. Maternal and New Born Health Officer

Team / Programme: Program

Grade:  4

Duration: 9 months

Location: Bungoma

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: SCI Kenya is implementing a maternal and new born health (MNH) that is expected to significantly contribute to achievement of a reduction in mortalities and morbidities for mother and newborns as per the SDG targets.

The programmatic model will actualize continuum of care approach mixed with an integrated package of quick wins, a minimum community health care package and a strengthened health system approach to MNH programming across Save the Children’s theory of change.

Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya both (National and County level health departments) and communities to address the maternal and neonatal health challenges in the country in a way that would deliver significant impacts for women and children by the end of the 5 year period.

The MNH Officer ensures the effective implementation of Maternal and New born Health Program in Bungoma County while working closely with County government, Health department.

The role involves working closely with other MNH stakeholders in standardizing quality service delivery at all levels of care.

Scope of Role: The MNH Officer has overall responsibility for working with the county MoH to ensure the availability and readiness of health facilities to provide quality maternal and new born health services which are responsive to the needs and expectations of the target community.

Country Dimension:

Dimensions: 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 we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

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 2016 of approximately US$17.5million.

Reports to:  Maternal and New born Health Coordinator

Staff directly reporting to this post: (Maternal and Newborn Health assistant)

SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing a signature maternal and Newborn health (MNH) programme that is expected to significantly contribute to achievement of Kenya’s MDG 4 and 5 targets.

The programmatic model will actualize continuum of care approach mixed with an integrated package of quick wins, a minimum community health care package and a strengthened health system approach to maternal and Newborn health programming across Save the Children’s Theory of Change.

Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya at both national and county levels and communities to address the maternal and neonatal health challenges in the country in a way that would deliver significant impacts for women and children by the end of 2017.

Key Areas of Accountability: These are subheadings of the key result areas or summary of each area the job holder is accountable for. Specific tasks under each key result area are summarised under each sub-heading.

The headings would include, but would not be limited to the following:

Key Areas of Accountability

Programme implementation

  • Support the roll-out of the MNH clinical mentorship programme for Bungoma county to improve quality of MNH services at facility level
  • Work with the county clinical mentorship team to ensure that MNH services are available in all health facilities and that the necessary commodities, job aids and protocols and equipment are available to support provision of the services
  • Work with the county clinical mentorship team to provide training and on-site coaching/ supervision of facility- and community-level health cadres in EmONC and Essential Newborn Care to improve quality of services
  • Organizing and rolling out training and capacity building initiatives for health workers including the Harmonised EMONC curriculum and MPDSR including supervisory visits to support the same
  • Plan, organise and facilitate MNH related trainings including infection prevention, Community Midwives training, Commodity management, Jamii smart, Facility Management Committee in collaboration with the MNH-C
  • Work with the county and sub county HMTs to institute quality of care mechanisms within the supported health facilities.
  • Ensure close collaboration with various professional groups and non-governmental organisations active in MNH to facilitate learning and model best practice.
  • Facilitate dissemination and use of MNH protocols ,guidelines and job Aids in all the targeted facilities
  • Facilitate and support CME program in all the supported health facilities

Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

  • Conduct Technical Support Visits to the health facilities together with the county mentorship team to ensure that maternal and child health services are being provided according to national standards and protocols
  • Participate in planning, coordination and execution of M&E activities such as surveys, monthly and quarterly follow up and quality assurance
  • Compile reports as per programme schedule and participate in documentation of activities within a stipulated deadline
  • Ensure proper documentation of achievements, lessons learnt, and best practices throughout the program implementation.
  • Support the development of work plans, reporting and monitoring and evaluation plans.

Representation

  • Participates and represents SCI in various health coordination forums and at work meetings with partners at field level when necessary.

Child Safeguarding: (to include this clause for all roles:

  • All staffs have an obligation to ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and related policies. They must conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
  • All staff must ensure the way they are carrying out their work is not putting children at risk (or further risk).

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:

  • A registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing or Diploma in a related field (Nursing, Midwifery) with experience in maternal and New born health
  • At least 5 years’ experience supporting MNH programmes including experience working with the MoH
  • Up-to-date knowledge on maternal and New born health including EmONC, essential New born care, IMCI, focused ANC, malaria, immunization, supervision and quality improvement systems
  • Training and support supervision experience in MNH programmes strongly preferred
  • Previous experience working in the region strongly preferred
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office Word, Excel Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Strong representational and communication skills
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming.

Desirable

  • Good communication  and interpersonal skills
  • Good people management and reporting skills
  • Proficiency in working with computers particularly spreadsheets and word processing
  • Excellent report writing and investigative skills.
  • Experience of working within a team and team building
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural setting
  • Background in large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body.
  • Experience working in humanitarian and/or emergency context highly desirable

Child Safeguaring Policy: Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.

SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

 

  1. Community Development Officer

Team / Programme: Programmes

Location: Bungoma

Grade: TBC

Post Type: National

Duration: 9 months

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

Country Dimensions: 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 we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

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 2016 of approximately US$17.5million.

Role Purpose: SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing a signature maternal and newborn health (MNH) programme that is expected to significantly contribute to achievement of Kenya’s MDG 4 and 5 targets.

The programmatic model will actualize continuum of care approach mixed with an integrated package of quick wins, a minimum community health care package and a strengthened health system approach to maternal and newborn health programming across Save the Children’s Theory of Change.

Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya at both national and county levels and communities to address the maternal and neonatal health challenges in the country in a way that would deliver significant impacts for women and children by the end of the 5 year period.

Scope of Role: Working closely with the Community development coordinator, the post holder will play a key role in implementation of demand creation activities for the signature project.

The post-holder will also support strengthening of community health structures including community health units, and bolstering utilization of transforming traditional birth attendants as birth companions and community midwifes for improved maternal and new born health.

He/she will be able to engage with different stakeholders at the sub county level including developing a good working relationship with the ministry of health officials.

Reports to: Community Development Manager

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None

Key Areas of Accountability:

  1. Programme support
  • In Collaboration with the community development Manager, strengthen community units to foster functionality
  • Ensure community units conduct social mobilization of communities to participate in Participatory learning action cycle.
  • Works with community health extension workers to ensure community units to engage in income generating activities and locally appropriate sustainable initiatives.
  • Liaise with sub county community health strategy focal persons to undertake supportive supervision to CHUs
  • Support Community health volunteers in liaison with Facility in-charges to implement community based referral mechanism in a sustainable manner
  • Support in disseminating Key messages on essential MNH/ASRH practices through household visits and community meetings, radio and other communication channels as per the BCC strategy
  • Work with ASRH coordinator to stimulate target communities to engage in dialogue on ASRH issues and support delivery of school based ASRH activities
  • Ensure CHCs and community leadership that the project interacts with have the capacity to, and are engaging in advocacy for realization of their health rights.
  • Work with the finance department to prepare financial requests and ensure the timely reporting of expenditure for activities executed
  • Contribute to the overall effectiveness of community strategies adopted by the signature Programme.
  • Perform other reasonable tasks assigned by the supervisor.
  1. Representation
  • Represents SCI  professionally  by attending external meetings/forums with partners, other NGOs and other agencies as required
  1. Monitoring, Learning and Reporting
  • Ensure the timely collection of quality data from implementation sites
  • Generate quality and timely reports for internal review.
  • Work with MEAL department in undertaking Routine data quality assessments at the community
  • Collect case studies and other stories of change for wider dissemination

Competencies

Leading

  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.

Thinking

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.

Engaging

  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public/Environmental Health and/or Social sciences with 3 years’ work experience
  • Experience in mobilizing communities for MNH project and working with the ministry of health and with an NGO is a plus
  • Proven experience working with community unit workforce
  • Demonstrated experience in working with community units on a large scale for improved health outcome
  • Excellent English writing skills are essential, familiarity with the Luhyia and/or sabaot language will be an added advantage.
  • Computer skills, in particular MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Well-developed research, analytical, monitoring and evaluation, and report-writing abilities;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and values.

Child Safeguarding Policy: Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.

SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

 

  1. Logistics Assistant

Team / Programme: Operations

Location: Turkana

Grade: 5

Post Type: National

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or with access to children and young people

Dimensions: 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 we work through partners in many other parts of the country.

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 2016 of approximately US$17.5million.

Scope of Role: The Logistics Assistant is required to provide assistance and support to the Logistics Officer in providing excellent service delivery to the programme in regards to procurement, fleet management, warehousing and asset management in line with Save the Children policies and SOPS.

Reports to Logistics Officer

Staff reporting to this role: None

Key Areas of Accountability:

  1. a) Procurement
  • Assist the Logistics Officer to ensure that programme purchases are made in a timely and transparent manner, that Save the Children procurement policies and procedures are followed at an optimal quality/price, and that all procurement procedures are properly implemented;
  • With the guidance of the Logistics Officer, prepare the procurement plans in consultation with the programmes and operations teams
  • Provide assistance in the annual prequalification exercise by compiling a list of applicants, inputting the technical aspects and short listing the successful applicants.
  • Ensure that suppliers are managed professionally, impartially and with no appearance of impropriety.
  • Assists in the procurement of routine and non routine procurements which includes but not limited to-:
  1. Obtaining quotations in accordance to SCI procurement policy.
  2. Assisting the Logistics Officer in compiling the comparative bid analysis.
  3. With guidance from Logistics Officer, prepare the local purchase orders/service contracts and ensures the documents are approved as per scheme of delegation.
  • Develop sound partnerships with suppliers, contractors and relevant government agencies.
  • Update the procurement tracker on a continuous basis and send a report every Friday to the Logistics Officer.
  • Compiles documentation required for payments and sends to finance for processing in a timely manner.

Transport and fleet

  • Ensure vehicle fleet management complies with SCI standards through appropriate allocation and safe use of vehicles.
  • Assist the Logistics Officer in processing car hire requests based on approved movement plans in the most cost effective and efficient manner as per the stipulated policies and any applicable regulations.
  • Ensuring that the requested car hire services are provided satisfactorily.
  • In conjunction with the driver compile the monthly reports on vehicle mileage, fuel consumption, repairs and maintenance and submit in a timely manner to the Logistics Officer.
  • Support the driver in drafting movement plans and submit it to the Logistics Officer by Thursday morning on a weekly basis.

Asset Management

  • Assist the Logistics Officer in maintaining the asset register including updating on acquisitions, maintenance management, transfers, valuations, current user, status and location.
  • Plan and execute the asset verification on a quarterly basis and update the register. Report on any variances.
  • Reports any damages or loss of equipment or assets in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all assets are tagged accordingly.
  • Execute the stock take quarterly.

Warehousing

  • With the assistance of the Logistics Officer implement effective stock management and administration systems, thoroughly monitoring stock levels and advising on appropriate stocking and replenishment to meet project demands
  • Ensure that the items in the warehouse are properly stored and all records are up to date.
  • Ensure all incoming and outgoing stock is managed according to the warehousing and stock management standards as per SCI policies and regulations.
  • Custodian of all logistic documentation. Ensure that all paper work is completed and filed correctly. These include GRNs, Stock release, waybills, bin cards, stock cards and distribution lists.
  • Check and inspect goods received and ensure they are of accurate quantity, specifications and acceptable quality.
  • Record any damaged, faulty/missing goods.
  • Ensure that the warehouse is neat and clean at all times.
  • Ensure the appropriate storage and physical condition of stocks according to their specific requirements
  • Ensure all stock is released with stock release form and stock release approval.
  • Ensure all goods are tracked by description, source of funds (SOF) code and project code.
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supplies management (CIPS) or relevant area
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience of logistics support, including procurement, warehousing and stock control, goods distribution, and transportation and vehicle fleet management in large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body;
  • Experience of setting up office equipment, including communications and particularly with HF/VHF/Codan radio systems, satellite phones and communications procedures;
  • Ability to support the development of personal security and evacuation procedures;
  • Track record of training, managing and developing staff in logistics and administrative systems;
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming

Competencies:

  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (both spoken and written).
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.

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
  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence,
  • Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.
  1. MEAL Officer

ROLE PURPOSE:
To support the delivery of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) strategy, policy and practice by helping design programme monitoring systems, build the capacity of staff in their analysis and dissemination of data, and coordinate information management and reporting systems.  Your support in the delivery of an effective MEAL function will play a key role in the achievement of results for the Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) project implemented by Save the Children in Nairobi to increase impact and enable positive change for children.

Reports to:

Senior Health Coordinator –Kangaroo Mother Care and working very closely with the Head of MEAL

Country Dimension:

Dimensions: 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 we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 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 2016 of approximately US$17.5million.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Support the delivery of effective Programming by:

Monitoring
• Participating in the development of tools and guidelines for data collection, collation and reporting, with a focus on establishing Output and outcome Tracking, systemically            checking data for quality, accuracy, and consistency, and providing feedback as necessary;
• Developing the KMC project internal reporting schedules & templates, clarifying what level of information is needed and where, with key responsibilities assigned, and reviewing    proposals, with a particular focus on checking log frames and ensuring indicators are SMART;
• Follow up with project teams on programme quality improvement action plans. Ensure action points are followed up and relevant measures taken and incorporated into                  programming;
• Use process, output level quality benchmarks as reference to undertake field monitoring visits, focusing on programme quality aspects, discuss with relevant staff and share          reports with relevant colleagues

Database management
• Provide MIS content/requirements and feedback to project team and document progress on indicators/achievement of targets (LFA) using Indicator Performance Tracking Tables    (IPTT)
• Supporting the development of systems and processes for the implementation of M&E policy and procedure based on Save the Children best practice, developing frameworks to      integrate impact assessment and learning and knowledge management into the programme and project cycle;
• Supporting SC staff and partners and building their capacity in M&E issues and in the management of information systems, such as the development of required formats, key        indicators, needs assessments, frameworks for evaluation, qualitative documentation of outcomes and impact of projects;

Learning
• Support in the compilation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative programme data and contribute into subsequent reporting through monthly MEAL reports, flagging            updates, successes and issues from the MEAL tracking tools.
• Coordinating the sharing of learning related to MEAL practices across offices, encouraging consideration of results both between and within sectoral teams, and providing support    when internal/external reviews, evaluations, and lessons learned exercises should be employed;
• Support the development of case studies, human interest stories, documentaries and other related materials with MEAL
• Organize learning meetings, events and workshops for programme units to document lessons learnt, good practices and areas of improvement;

Evaluation
• Designing situation analysis, needs and baseline/end line assessments, external reviews, evaluations and documentation, and identifying resources, including technical resources,    both within SC and externally;
• Support the implementation of processes to review the quality of existing project data, information collection methods and the suitability of the existing data for the provision of    sound baseline information;
• Representing the principles and work of Save the Children to donors, United Nations, NGOs and INGOs, government, media and other stakeholders when required;
• Maintaining a tracking spreadsheet for M&E activities and events – baselines, assessments, reviews, evaluations – tracking trends and recommendations, progressing their            implementation where appropriate;
• Professionally document and proactively share information and learning with Save the Children stakeholders

Accountability
• Ensure sensitive complaints collection and handling through development of functional systems within the project
• Ensure accountability assessments are conducted and capacity of staff built to undertake accountability assessments.
• Ensure effective community complaints response mechanisms in collaboration with communities are developed and functional
• The capacity of local partners is assessed and developed using CHS methodologies
• Complying with and promoting all Save the Children Global policies such as Child Safeguarding, Whistle blowing, Fraud, and     Health and Safety.
• Contributing to the design of MEAL methodology and child-focused indicators by the KMC project team, and to the promotion of child participation in M&E planning and accountability, including in the Child Rights Convention (CRC) reporting process;

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

  • First degree in Social sciences or Health related disciplines.
    • Minimum three years practical experience in M&E system coordination/implementation in a large international non-governmental organisation or other international                      relief/development body;
    • Background of implementing effective M&E systems and/or accountability mechanisms in emergency responses.
    • Demonstrable track-record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyze and disseminate complex information    to a range of stakeholder audiences;
    • Well-developed research, analytical (qualitative and quantitative), documentation, report-writing and strategic planning skills, with particular competency in participatory              research methods;
    • Practical knowledge of current thematic issues and debates in developing countries, and of the major institutional donors
    • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
    • Working knowledge of data/statistical programmes e.g. SPSS, Stata etc
    • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in English, with experience working in multicultural, multi location, values driven teams;
    • Commitment to Save the Children values.

 

  1. Finance Coordinator

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Finance LOCATION: Lodwar

GRADE:  4 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:

The Finance Coordinator will support the Area Office in delivering the Finance teams’ objectives in a timely and accurate manner.  Supervise the Finance Assistant and ensure that processing and reporting deadlines are fully met; financial controls and procedures are strictly adhered to by all field office staff.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Area Programme Manager, with a technical reporting line to the Roving Finance Coordinator, based in Nairobi.

Country Dimension:

Dimensions: 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 we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 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 2016 of approximately US$17.5million

Staff directly reporting to this post: Finance Assistant

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Maintain robust and adequate financial internal control systems and cash management across the field office in line with SCI Finance Manual, Awards management and good          accounting practices.
    • Ensure sufficient cash in the field office by producing monthly cash forecasts for the Office, sending to Nairobi office and following-up to make sure cash is received in time.
    • Process GLACOS spreadsheets after verifying their accuracy ensuring that data is submitted to Nairobi office by the set deadline for processing in Agresso, preparing Field Office Monthly review report for Review by Area Programme Manager
    • Support the Area Manager and the Roving Finance Coordinator in the preparation and on-going management of the field office Master Budget with potential gaps actively              highlighted and included in new proposals.
    • Verify the accuracy, validity, legitimacy of all payments completeness of financial documents, (purchase requests, work orders, pro forma invoices), proper coding and approval      by responsible managers before payments are made while ensuring SCI creditors are paid promptly.
    • Support budget holders in developing proposal budgets, as well as phasing of budgets for posting into Agresso and provide support to budget holders in reviewing and                  understanding monthly financial budget monitoring reports and follow up on any recommended action points.
    • Liaise with the Area Manager to schedule and take lead in planning and convening the monthly finance and grants meetings in the field office ensuring relevant teams are              included and action points followed up.
    • Induct new staff into financial policies and procedures applicable in the field offices while ensuring that changes in policies are communicated to staff at all levels.
    • In collaboration with the Field HR office, provide monthly information to Nairobi Financial Accounting Officer for payroll preparation and on staff departing from SCI.
    • Work closely with the Awards team in ensuring donor compliance amongst the implementing partners at the field level and that audit recommendations related to Field Finance      and Awards are followed up & implemented in good time and field staff fully understand and comply with the standard financial procedures

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

Manage performance of direct reports in the work area through:
• Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased        evaluations;
• Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
• Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
• Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ work plans.
• Build the capacity of staff to monitor/ manage grants and awards as well as understand and implement compliance requirements from donors, Save the Children and/or the          Government of Kenya.
• Maintain clear communication with both the functional (direct) line manager and the technical manager to foster a smooth working relation under existing matrix structure.

COMPETENCIES
1. LEADING
• Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the        team/organisation.
• Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
• Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our             children.
2. THINKING
• Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation     and making appropriate judgements.
• Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the            organisation.
• Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.
3. ENGAGING
• Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and        how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
• Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages,            building confidence and trust with others.
• Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors of Commerce degree in an area Finance or equivalent.
    • Professional qualifications in Accounting (CPA II section finalist or ACCA II)
    • Recommended a minimum of 3 years experience in Accounting/financial management; payroll, purchase ledger, cash / bank reconciliation in an INGO
    • Strong working computer skills especially in accounting packages
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
    • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
    • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
    • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
    • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
    • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
    • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
    • Commitment to Save the Children values.

 

How to Apply

Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter as one document to [email protected] indicating the position on the subject line by 27th February 2017. Hand delivery applications indicating the position can also be addressed to the HR Officer – Lodwar and dropped at the Save the Children offices. Applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

 

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