NGO Jobs in Kenya – Save The Children 2019
Career Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Kenya – Save The Children 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Save
the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We
work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we
help them fulfil their potential.



We
work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We
have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last
year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health,
nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of
humanitarian crises.

Following
a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a
merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and
reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more
efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for
world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Programme Support Service Officer
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.
The
post holder will be accountable to the Programme Manager for supporting
Finance, HR, IT, supply chain and Administration services in programming
contexts. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring compliance with SCI
global standards, policies and practices. The position also plays a key role in
effectively supporting program implementation activities in line with the
annual and country strategic plans.
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In charge of warehouse at field
office level, ensure TIMs and other warehousing records are updated daily.
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Support programme staff to develop
procurement plans.
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Support in the development of field
level framework agreement.
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Coordinate field office procurement
requests and LPOs for local procurements liaising with Supply Chain Officers in
Nairobi and Programme Implementation team
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Coordinate delivery and recording of
items sourced from local suppliers working closely with Nairobi supply chain
team.
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Manage fleet at field office level;
Coordinate fleet requests, allocate vehicles, ensure compliance with all SCI
fleet management policies and SoPs.
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Maintain records including allocation
of assets and GPEs assigned to Field Office.
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Communicate with IT and Supply Chain
for maintenance or upgrading or replacement of any asset assigned asset and GPE
assigned to specific Field Office.
 Human resources and administration
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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 supplies.
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Ensure the guesthouse is clean and
well maintained.
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Support recruitment process in the
field office.
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Facilitate and follow up induction
and on boarding of all staff engaging with Save the Children as per the
Induction guidelines.
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Work with HR in Nairobi in updating
the staffs HRIS files, leave plans, as well as updating of the leave database
and monthly status reports sent out to staff.
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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.
Financial accounting, planning and budgeting
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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.
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Assist as needed with daily
programming accounting operation in liaison with Finance Officers in Nairobi;
these include payment of suppliers, processing activity advances, payment of
casuals, etc.
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Monitor field office and guesthouse
utilities costs e.g. water, electricity, telephone/Mobile usage, billing, and
others related office utilities.
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Manage field office petty cash and
prepare weekly float spend reports/documents and send to finance Nairobi
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Making payments of casuals, office
utility bills and related low value supplies as per the field office petty cash
guidance
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Receive and record cash balances of
staff advances, and issue outs receipts for accountability
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A Degree in Social Sciences or
Business Administration from a recognized University.
·        
Strong knowledge/experience HR and
admin, logistics and financial management.
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Demonstrates a strong drive and
commitment to achieve agreed objectives
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Minimum three year’s relevant
experience in Support Services within a busy organisation
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Good communication skills.
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Excellent interpersonal skills with
the ability to maintain confidentiality
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Proficiency in working with computers
particularly spread sheets and word processing
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Experience of working within a team
and team building.
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Ability to work in a multi-cultural
setting
Regional Finance Director
As
a key member of the regional leadership team, you will take shared
responsibility for delivering Save the Children’s strategy within the region.
You will:
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be the trusted partner of the
Regional Director and his / her immediate team on all finance, risk and support
services related matters.
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contribute to the development of
multi-year strategic and operational plans, and be accountable for ensuring and
monitoring delivery against the financial plans through targeted financial
analytical review and best-in-class forecasting.
·        
develop the capacity of Country
Office (CO) Finance Leaders and their teams in order that they meet Save the
Children International finance and award management essential standards and
comply with Save the Children International standard operating procedures.
·        
ensure that appropriate controls are
in place across the region and that financial risk is minimised
·        
enable appropriate operational and
investment decisions to be made on the grounds of sound financial analysis and
CO sustainability.
·        
support financial readiness, planning
and response to humanitarian situations.
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.
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Significant senior level leadership
and management experience in a large and complex international NGO or
organisation in finance
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Qualified finance professional with
financial management experience at a regional level within a complex global
organisation
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Experience of developing and building
capacity in a regional finance function
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Experience of implementing/working
within strong control frameworks, where an audit background would be desirable
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Demonstrated ability to thrive in a
matrix management environment. Highly developed interpersonal and communication
skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
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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
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Experience of solving complex issues
through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in highest
standards of ethics and integrity
·        
Strong results orientation, with the
ability to challenge existing mind-sets
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Ability to present complex financial
information in a succinct and compelling manner
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Experience of exposure to the
non-for-profit sector and/or developing countries
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Experience of solving complex issues
through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
·        
Highest standards of ethics and
integrity
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Willingness to undertake significant
amounts of travel to the country offices for training, support and capacity
building purposes

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Commitment to Save the Children
values.
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.
The
purpose of the IT Delivery Manager is to manage resource supply and delivery
planning of the global IT technology staff. The role acts as an interface with
the London based PMO team running global change projects, and project managers
and team leaders across the global IT team, ensuring alignment of resource
management plans.
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Drive the delivery of the diverse
portfolio of IT projects working within a defined methodology
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Prepare and manage an IT resource map
up to 1 year in advance, predicting spikes and troughs of demand. Ensure that
the IT and PMO leadership have accurate information from these reports to make
resourcing decisions in a timely fashion.
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Consult regularly with all Project
Managers to ensure that their IT resource needs are being met, and provide
management information to them to help them model their project costs.
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Identify opportunities for utilising
low cost FTE solutions as the default resource supply, falling back to
contractors and partners where needed.
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Work with resource owners / team
leaders to model and predict supply and demand of IT resources and assist in
the development of flexible burstable supplier capacity where appropriate.
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Drive the project resourcing to a
regular beat:  monitor workstream activity, dynamically manage resource
allocations and keep all stakeholders informed.
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Provide regular status reports that
support effective decision making with the project, at the Management Review
Group (MRG) and across PMO and IT leadership
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Manage relationships with
stakeholders (SCI) as well as with Save the Children members
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Understanding of a structured Project
methodology (e.g. PRINCE2) or accredited Project Management training (APM or
PMI)
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Understanding of an Agile approach to
project delivery
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Proven experience of supporting the
successful delivery of projects across multiple geographic locations
·        
Demonstrable experience and knowledge
of programme and project practices and standards
·        
Proven experience of using and
leading change management activities including change impact assessment,
stakeholder management, managing resistance, building change capacity
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Demonstrable understanding of IT
staffing methodologies, using a mixture of FTE, FTC, Offshore, Near shore,
partners and suppliers
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A proven ability to apply excellent
analytical and problem solving skills, and to work collaboratively to deliver
of effective solutions to project related issues
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Highly developed organisational
awareness and ability to understand any sensitivities within a complex
multi-stakeholder structure; and think creatively and strategically to overcome
obstacles to cooperation and progress
·        
Strong team leadership abilities with
the ability to motivate and mobilise individuals outside their reporting line
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Strong business requirements
collection, and process/workflow analysis skills
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Excellent communication skills
(written & oral English)
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Cultural awareness and experience of
delivering solutions internationally
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Proven experience in relationship or
account management in a multi-cultural environment
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Experience of working with or running
global IT change projects around back office systems
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Non-profit sector
knowledge/experience.
Proficiency
in a second core language of Save the Children (French, Spanish, Portuguese or
Arabic
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.
The purpose of the Digital Workplace
system administrator is to manage the technical administration of the Workplace
by Facebook platform across the whole of SCA (SCI + members) and support
appropriate use of our global SharePoint Intranet and other Office 365 products
such as Teams for collaboration. Working closely with the global communications
team this role will have the goal of boosting adoption and correct use of our
digital workplace platforms.
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Ensure that Workplace remains stable,
performant and available to all users
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Collaborate with Facebook engineers
and product managers to understand new features, deployments and upgrades
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Administer integrations with SCA
systems (such as single identity) and collaborate with engineers specialising
in those technologies
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Support the creation of reports on
Site usage across the Intranet, Team Sites and Teams
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Support lifecycle management
including creation of new sites and groups and depreciating old ones.
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Identify and support the
consolidation of duplicate sites/groups
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Work with support teams to ensure
site/group owners and editors are in place.
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Collaborate with the product /
community owner in the internal communications team, to provide management
information about usage patterns, features and integrations
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Drive further adoption and use of the
platforms across the movement by suggesting new integrations, features and
enhancements.
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Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
higher education
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ITIL service management
qualifications
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Proven experience of supporting the
successful administration and maintenance of SaaS platforms in an enterprise environment
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Proven understanding of Microsoft
Azure identity management solutions
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Proven experience of working with
global teams across geographic boundaries
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Excellent communication skills
(written & oral English)
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Cultural awareness and experience of
delivering solutions internationally
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Ability to gather and translate user
requirements accurately
·        
Experience of running SaaS
collaboration platforms
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Experience of working with or running
global IT change projects
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Non-profit sector
knowledge/experience
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Proficiency in a second core language
of Save the Children (French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic
Proficiency in a second core language
of Save the Children (French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic
Please apply in English saving your
CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations
for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website
at 
www.savethechildren.net/jobs
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.
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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