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  • Posted: Apr 26, 2021
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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
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    Awards And Partnership Manager

    The Opportunity

    Save the Children International Kenya Country office has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Awards and Partnership Manager. The role holder will be responsible for delivering an efficient and effective award management function. S/he will lead award management for all programmes, and develop best practice in award management processes across the Kenya Country Office

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Essential

    • At least 5 year experience in portfolio management, preferably in finance.
    • Bachelor degree in International Development, Business Administration or Finance.
    • Experience of staff management, supervision and capacity building in Award Management.
    • Experience of communicating with impact in a complex stakeholder environment.
    • Proven track record of in-country award portfolio management and experience of grant/contract management & sub agreements with knowledge of major funders’ guidelines (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, UNICEF, WFP etc.) 
    • Excellent interpersonal and English communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching, with experience in managing multicultural teams.
    • Strong financial skills and experience in budget development.
    • Good attention to detail and analytical skills.
    • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure..
    • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilities and work under pressure.
    • Computer literate (i.e. Word, advanced Excel, Outlook, financial systems).
    • Willingness to travel to regional/field offices and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements.
    • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
    • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy.

    Desirable

    • Experience with Save the Children Award Management System (AMS).
    • Significant experience with NGOs in an international environment.

    The Organisation

    Save the children international 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

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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    Senior Finance Management System Developer

    The Opportunity

    Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Senior Finance Management System Developer. The role holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining existing & new modules of the Finance Management System (FMS) implemented on Agresso. The primary focus will be on implementing new functionality in the FMS system, as directed by the SCI global strategy. The role will also be responsible for being part of the 2nd & 3rd line support queue, helping support analysts to resolve problem which require source code analysis, or advanced business knowledge. S/he will be responsible to work along with other FMS Developers and assist them in their tasks. The role holder will work closely with country, regional and Centre based finance teams to provide reporting and analytical information to assist in the running of an efficient and effective finance global function. S/he will work with the FMS Product Development Manager, FMS Architects and other FMS Developers in other locations to provide a reliable, scalable and performant Agresso system to all SCI countries and those members that participate in the shared 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

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Essential

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as IT, Finance, Mathematics.
    • At least 5 years’ experience working in an IT development role
    • Proven technical skills in a mainstream programming language, or database system.
    • Good T-SQL language skills.
    • Strong understanding of the business processes of a financial Management systems preferably an ERP.
    • Experience of solving complex business and technical issues through trouble shooting and analysis, defining a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
    • A desire to work on an enterprise level ERP / finance system based on the Microsoft stack (Windows Server, .NET, SQL Server, IIS).
    • Experience of CI/CD process for global development team, allowing for frequent code updates with zero downtime.
    • Knowledge of major cloud service providers, like AWS, Azure etc.
    • Ability to explain complex technical and non-technical information in a succinct and compelling manner to all levels of seniority
    • Strong Excel skills
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Desirable

    • Proven experience in implementing and managing Agresso applications.
    • Experience with any of the following Agresso modules: Financials, Project Costing & Billing, Inventory Accounting, Accounts Payable, Planner, Workflow.
    • Track record of administering & supporting applications in a complex global organisation.
    • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
    • Experience of exposure to the non-for-profit sector and/or developing countries.
    • Automated build and deployment process with tools like Jenkins and Maven, eliminating 80% of manual work.
    • Experience of using GitHub, including branching, merging, and tagging.
    • Good hands-on knowledge of Source Code Management (Version Control System) tools like Git and Subversion.
    • Good understanding of Infrastructure as Code (Programmable Infrastructure), and how you can achieve that by using tools like Puppet, Chef, Ansible etc.

    The Organisation

    Save the children international 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

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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