Job Openings at Save the Children

Job Openings at Save the Children.

Job Openings at Save the Children

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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

Child Protection Officer

ROLE PURPOSE: 

The Child Protection Officer is responsible for field level implementation, coordination of case management processes and monitoring and evaluation of child protection activities as well as providing leadership and guidance to child protection community workers and staff. Manage individual cases for children with protection concerns, deliver capacity building trainings for CP volunteers, community structures and staff partner agencies.  To coordinate Save the Children program activities in the field offices.

SCOPE OF ROLE: 

Reports to: Child Protection Coordinator

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, Samburu and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2023 of approximately US$20-25 million. Save the Children has a three-year country strategic plan upon which all our interventions and priorities are premised.
  • Staff directly reporting to this post:  Child Protection Community workers

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Case management

  • Manage and support the individual case management and BIA & BID development processes in the  field offices,
  • Provide mentorship and support to the community supervisors and workers through on the job training and guidance to enhance their case management skills and competencies
  • Design a capacity building strategy for BID community workers and other stakeholders involved in the of BIA & BID process.
  • Actively participate in interagency coordination meetings such as BID panels, CPWG and Case conferences both at DMO and the field office.
  • Analyse training schedules for the BID community workers and provide technical support and guidance for effective implementation of BID/BIA process
  • Ensure timely management of data and documentation of cases at camp level; and through coordination with MEAL assistants ensure children records, data are accurately recorded in the CPIMS database and updated regularly with case progress.
  • Contribute to the design of an overall programme contingency plan when needed
  • Provide BID Supervisors with technical support regarding complex cases or specific technical difficulties
  • Produce timely progress reports, including both quantitative and qualitative information, on Child Protection activities and input into regular situation reports, monthly and quarterly reports
  • Ensure correct management of BID/BIA documentation at camp level
  • Manage and coordinate  the planning of the Camp Child Protection activities to ensure minimal disruption to programme activities-Including staffing issues and office administration; to ensure effective management of programme resources
  • Facilitate regular interviews and home visits with relevant persons who can give information on the child (the child, his/her family, leader, teacher, neighbour…)
  • Participate in camp level interagency meetings and engage in the identification and building of linkages with other partners/agencies, the Government and the community to ensure that issues related to child protection are raised and addressed.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
  • Manage BID community workers staff annual leave and time off ensuring minimal disruption to programme activities
  • Collect required data and coordinate with the MEAL team on a monthly basis and ensure data is correctly captured
  • Identify and build links with other partners, ensuring that issues for child protection are raised and addressed
  • Coordinate the identification, follow up of children in alternative care  and , monitoring  of foster parents/Guardianship
  • Ensure the placement of children  in alternative care adhere to SCI procedure  and with the Kenya alternative care guidelines(Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children in Kenya 2011)

Program Planning and implementation

  • With the support of the Child protection coordinator, Develops a feasible, coherent time bound  and detailed implementation plan for all active grants
  • Under the support and guidance of the Child protection Coordinator, coordinate plans for the implementation of the project activities in all camps.
  • Work with the Child protection Coordinator and other team members and sister departments to develop project implementation and procurement plans
  • Ensure that project activities are implemented in accordance with the approved work plans and with the involvement of partners and concerned stakeholders at all levels
  • Participate and/or take lead in joint activities such as distributions and assessments as and when assigned.
  • Conduct regular data collection using existing tools in order to track project performance on indicators and measure overall impact and for donor reporting purposes and make recommendations on the improvement of these tools
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Reporting, Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Ensure monthly, weekly and quarterly reports are submitted in good time and meets the quality standards
  • Ensure project activities are implemented in the most efficient, cost effective and sustainable manner without compromising quality and Save the Children’s value for money
  • Ensure that good practices and lessons are documented and shared with the MEAL team and the Child protection team for replication and wider dissemination
  • Identify and contribute to development of case studies and success stories to ensure milestones are documented and reported on.
  • Ensure that field based monitoring data and information is collated regularly and made available to Child protection  Coordinator and the MEAL Team for data entry, reporting and monitoring purposes
  • Work with the Child protection  Coordinator and the MEAL Team to prepare and/or revise project monitoring tools (LOGFRAME, IPTT, MEAL PLANs) to track indicators and monitor achievement of objectives and impact of the program
  • Travel to all project sites to conduct regular monitoring of projects quality together with other project team members
  • filling of forms and quality data collection using the CPIMS forms
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Team, focus on project data collection to generate practical information that can be used for ongoing program decision-making while also capturing results at the impact level
  • Assist the Child protection  Coordinator in preparation of periodic progress reports in a timely manner for both internal and external use (monthly sitrep, quarterly and final reports)

Partnerships and coordination

  • Develop partnerships and rapport with the refugee community structures to enhance community participation, ownership and sustainability of programmes by orienting them on the project goals and to solicit their involvement in the implementation of the project especially in case management and implementation of the community based child protection systems and activities.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other aid agencies, governmental institutions and other child protection organizations in order to promote cooperation and strengthen systems for children
  • Represent Save the Children in interagency working groups and camp coordination meetings and partner training as may be required by the CP coordinator.
  • Develop and cultivate team work both internally and within the inter-agency circle

Grants Management and Accountability

  • Under the support of the CP coordinator work closely with finance and awards team to ensure effective budget monitoring for the project in line with donor requirements and contractual obligations, including Grant opening, mid-term and closing meetings.
  • Ensure full and meaningful utilization of assigned budget lines in accordance with phased budget whilst ensuring quality and value for money.
  • Ensure timely production of activity/events reports as well as monthly reports as per the agreed timelines.
  • Staff management and capacity building
  • Ensure community workers are fully supported and managed, through coaching and mentoring.
  • Develop SMART objectives for all line reports and ensure continuous performance management and review
  • Develop leave plans and work plans that are In line with the project timelines and ensure close collaboration HR on matters staff management.

Program Support Operations: 

  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security and administration
  • Coordinate with other SCI programs/sectors to ensure integration and that the project runs smoothly and efficiently and draws from best experiences and lessons for improved programming.

Child safeguarding

  • Ensure the safety and protection off all children through child friendly interventions and ensure concerns are managed using the appropriate channels.
  • Ensure programmes and activities do not put children and their families at risk and that risk assessment is done in all activities.
  • Ensure all line reports (community workers) understand the child safe guarding policy and mechanisms for reporting concerns

Deadline – 19 SEP 2023 – 11:59 EAT

Evidence and Impact Communications Officer

Role Purpose:

Save the Children is the world’s first, and largest, independent children’s rights organisation. Our founder, Eglantyne Jebb, wrote the first draft for the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1923, and we’ve worked to uphold it ever since. Generations later, her pioneering work is being influenced by children themselves. Today, we are still going strong, working in over 100 countries worldwide to build a world where every child can thrive, grow up healthy, educated and safe, and look forward to a future full of promise.

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Our ambition for 2030 is to create a world in which all children:

  • Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Are Protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

To deliver on these 2030 breakthroughs for children, Save the Children operates in three-year strategy cycles, and has developed an ambitious strategy for 2022-24, focused on transforming and amplifying impact for and with children.

In the last 12 months, the climate crisis has worsened, the conflict in Ukraine has displaced millions of people and children, and the ripple effects and aftermath of the pandemic have resulted in a cost of living crisis and worsening global hunger crisis at an unprecedented scale. Globally, 426 million children live in conflict zones in constant fear, their childhoods stolen. We are witnessing the worst child rights crisis in decades. The needs are greater than ever before and so is the urgency for us to scale our impact.

The Evidence and Impact Communications Officer will be responsible for supporting, packaging and promoting evidence generated from our projects and interventions on internal and external channels and platforms. This role will play a critical role in shaping how we tell the story of our evidence and impact journey.

Reporting into the Head of Knowledge Management, this role will have a dotted line into the Global Corporate Communication Manager and will actively collaborate with the Global Goals Evidence Uptake Advisors, Global Creative Content Unit, Digital Communications Unit and Global Media Unit. This role will help to ensure that a steady stream of content is produced from our evidence providing insights on the outcomes and impact of our programmes to external stakeholders and audiences.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English) to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally. Skills in other languages would be an advantage.
  • Experience in communications, with interest in external stakeholder engagement and a focus on external digital channels.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering high-quality, concise and compelling communications products for a variety of channels targeting a diverse range of audiences.
  • Proven ability to identify a strong story or evidence example and distil large amounts of information for diverse audiences.
  • Experience in developing and managing communications content and tools and making best use of content.
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills, with an ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple demands and competing priorities, while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Innovative thinker, enjoys developing and testing new ideas and ways of addressing issues or driving engagement.
  • Great ability to work as part of a team within a networked structure, and to maintain good working relationships with colleagues across functional and geographical boundaries.
  • Significant ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt work plans flexibly depending on external opportunities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values.

 21 SEP 2023 – 02:59 EAT

Global Content Production and Communications Senior Officer

Role Purpose:

This role would suit a comms professional with junior experience of a busy communications role, who is ready to face the challenge of a more global and even more fast-paced job. You should have strong project management skills, love working with spreadsheets and organising things, but also have a creative mind and love writing and creating simple assets. There is a great opportunity to learn and develop on the job, working with a brilliant team of creative experts.

As a global movement Save the Children has exceptionally ambitious advocacy, supporter growth, fundraising and programme delivery targets designed to maximise the positive impact that we can have for children across the world.

Powerful and engaging content is critical to achieving this ambition, whether across fundraising targets, when lobbying for political change, or raising brand and media profile. We are looking to transform the way we tell stories, creating memorable interactions with supports through high quality, emotional, authentic global creative content.

This role will help the team to ethically gather content to produce outstanding materials and stories for use across all our members. As the Global Content Production and Communications Senior Officer, you will be proactive in helping find and share information about Save the Children’s work.

There is a mix of creative tasks – which include writing the weekly newsletter, joining creative brainstorms and getting involved in editing written content – and project management and administrative tasks which sees you providing essential support for the production of sector-leading global content.

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You will run the production schedule for the team, keeping across freelancer availability, producer workloads and asset development lists. You’ll support with hiring freelancers and research facts, statistics and cost examples.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile, to help deliver content in partnership with the Global Media Unit and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Enjoy working in a high paced environment with multiple projects and priorities, able to deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Passion for film, photography and storytelling.
  • 1-2 years minimum experience of working in content / fundraising / communications
  • Knowledge and strong skills in managing production schedules and working with a range of content creators.
  • Able to work independently and be able to take own initiative where required.
  • Experience of managing freelancers to edit film and photo content
  • Diplomacy and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing skills, and experience of writing up interviews / case for support documents.
  • Strong attention to detail and brilliant organisational skills.
  • Fluency in English
  • A commitment and passion to work within an NGO environment
  • Commitment to the best practice in ethical and production values for content gathering – constantly seeking to improve standards to ensure Save the Children leads the way for the industry.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin all aspects of work.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s child protection policy.

Desirable

  • Experience of working for an international NGO or in international development context
  • Knowledge of digital, fundraising, marketing products and channels.
  • In-depth understanding of different types of content and uses
  • Experience of email mailing manager such as MailChimp
  • Experience in using InDesign to design infographics and photo-shop for imagery.
  • Experience of online archiving systems for photos and film.
  • Passion for following market trends across NGO, media, corporate, consumer sectors – sharing inspiring ideas.
  • Good working knowledge of at least one foreign languages (in particular Arabic, French, Spanish)

 21 SEP 2023 – 02:59 EAT

HRIS Administrator – Level 3

Role Purpose:

  • As a member of the global IT team and reporting into the Oracle Service Scrum Master, the post-holder will be one of a team of System Analysts who will develop deep understanding of end-to-end system functionality of a new global Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud solution, including Oracle Recruitment Cloud (ORC). The post holder will work as part of a team providing level 3 support to end users and HR super users around Oracle HCM Cloud and ORC. He/she will also configure and validate system localizations for Save the Children Association within the applications, by gathering localisations.
  • The post-holders maybe called upon by the BAU team to help resolve technical issues on an infrequent basis.  They will be escalated point of contact for technical queries relating to Oracle and for the systems interfacing with Oracle: ProSave (Procurement System), Agresso (Financial Management System), Data Ware House, LMS, PRIME and will be responsible for the initial diagnostic and triage to the appropriate business teams.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • A keen interest in developing a career in IT/HRIS (Human Resources Information Systems)
  • In depth knowledge in one or more Oracle HCM Modules and concepts like Core HR, Absence Management, Oracle Recruiting Cloud,Fast Formulas, HCM Extracts,HDL, Talent Mangement etc
  • Experience in  SOAP and REST web services
  • Experience in building and maintaing integrations using Oracle Integration Cloud (ICS)
  • Good knowledge of creating Fusion BI reports and OTBI Reports
  • Experience in using secured views across all BI reports to extract data based on the logged in user roles.
  • Desirable experience using Oracle on Demand development tools such as SQL ,Complex Analytical Query writing skills ,Packages, Procedures, Functions and triggers.)
  • Flexible and versatile to adapt new modules.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and can implement.
  • Strong customer/client service skills and ability to communicate (written and verbal) with all levels of the organisation, both internal and external
  • Anticipate problems (and escalates when appropriate), demonstrates strong prioritization and organisation skills, is analytical, detailed, and takes actions to complete tasks accurately on time.
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Ability to work in a geoghraphically dispered team

Method of Application

Job Openings at Save the Children
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