Every child has the right to survival, a fundamental right which the Regional Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor will work to uphold through programming and advocacy. The Regional Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to provide a critical link between Save the Children's global health and nutrition team and country level technical work, strengthening our representation and programme quality oversight at the regional level. They will contribute to building capacity and fostering networks across our 12 country offices in both humanitarian and development contexts. Areas of particular focus for Health in East and Southern Africa (ESA) include Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) and health systems strengthening. In addition, they will support a growing portfolio of nutrition work, specifically focused on maternal, infant and youth child nutrition, along with integrated nutritional analysis and programming. The role supports regional advocacy and influencing, particularly focused on newborn survival, universal health coverage and pneumonia prevention and treatment. They are the coordinating point person for health crises and large-scale outbreaks in the region, specifically facilitating access to technical resources and support for response to epidemics such as Ebola, COVID, measles and cholera. They will provide Quality Assurance and demand driven TA to COs, in line with regional priorities and design and input to implementation and monitoring of regional health programmes. The position plays a pivotal role in strategy design, capacity building, advocacy, representation and resource mobilisation.
Duration: 12 months
Qualifications and Experience
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- At least 7 years' experience of delivering high quality health programmes with experience in humanitarian preparedness and response.
- Understanding of the development/humanitarian health and nutrition sector in ESA region.
- Excellent knowledge of theories and practices in Health sub-sectors: maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, health promotion and disease prevention, community-based health interventions, health educational interventions, health systems and nutrition.
- Knowledge of global health issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current trends, methods, approaches, policies and strategies to address national and global health and nutrition issues, specifically in the context of conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
- Experience of strategy development and planning to develop multi-year, multi-stakeholder health programmes for development and humanitarian settings, including adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
- Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children's rights.
- Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
- Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn't work for children. Leverages evidence in advocacy work with donors and governments on policies and responses to structural drivers of food insecurity.
- Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, resilience and/or safe programming.
- Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
- Track record in successful business development/fundraising with major institutional donors and UN agencies, in both development and humanitarian settings.
- Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring with proven experience in facilitating presentations, webinars and multi-day training events.
- Proven ability to influence positive outcomes when not managing staff or programmes directly.
- Experience working in East and Southern Africa, and facilitating cross-cultural teams.
- Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.
- Experience in first wave humanitarian response, including multi-sector assessments and health response strategies. Experience with large scale outbreaks is an added advantage.
- Ability to programme with gender transformative, diversity and inclusion lens.
- Ability to speak Portuguese or other languages in East and Southern Africa.
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The position can be based anywhere in the East and Southern African region where we have a Country Office, and where legally allowed to work
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.
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The Administration Assistant reports to the HR/Administration Coordinator. The role holder well be responsible for providing efficient and effective administrative support to the country office. The role holder will ensure all Administration Standard Operating Procedures are adhered to. The Administration Assistant should ensure all measures are taken to meet timely service. 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
Contract Duration: 12 Months (Renewable subject to performance and funding availability)
Work Location: Nairobi
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
General Office Management
- Manage the office switchboard, answer telephones and direct calls to relevant persons.
- Greet and welcome all Kenya Country Office (KCO) visitors and direct them to the relevant staff/persons.
- Responsible for ensuring that the front office is tidy and clean at all times.
- Manage the office switchboard, answer telephones and direct calls to relevant persons.
- Send and receive office mail and parcels via courier and maintain a tracker for the same.
- File and maintain files of front desk documents.
Payment of Utilities
- Processing invoices related to domestic flight booking and Nairobi accommodation bookings within 14 days of invoicing.
- Updating domestic flight costed bookings on a monthly basis and sharing the sae with the HR and Admin Coordinator.
Travel and Accommodation
- Make accommodation bookings for National staffs visiting Nairobi Office.
- Domestic flight bookings for Kenya Country Office staffs and visitors.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- A first degree in business administration, Human Resource Management or equivalent.
- Minimum three years' experience in a similar role in an International NGO.
- Possess proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong and proven experience in people and relationship management.
- Ability to manage multiple requests and to liaise with several different departments.
- Assertive and pro-active, with the ability to work on own initiative with little supervision.
- Good analytical skills with the ability to identify key points from complex material or information.
- Ability to cope with varying workloads and interruptions and to organize activities to provide efficient services
- Good communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain confidentiality
- Experience of working within a team and team building
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting
- A willingness to travel occasionally to field area offices.
- Fluent in English and Swahili
- Comply with the requirements of Save the Children's Child Safeguarding Policy and other Global Policies
- Commitment to Save the Children Value
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated