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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2020
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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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    Social Behaviour Change (SBC) Advisor

    Role Purpose 

    The SBC Advisor provides strategic direction and technical management for the planning and implementation of cross cutting SBC strategies and interventions in the NAWIRI project. The position will lead all adolescent sexual reproductive health (ASRH) SBC related interventions in both Turkana and Samburu. The SBC Advisor will design the overall SBC strategy and integrated umbrella campaign. S/he will ensure that all SBC activities support the achievement of health & nutrition targets in the project sites. The position will be responsible for the timely delivery of all SBC related activities based on state of the art SBC practices and capture lessons learned. The SBC Advisor will also take a technical leadership role in coordination with all project staff and partners in the consortium to adhere to the SBC strategy and approach.  S/he will work closely with project technical and management staff to generate stakeholder inputs, develop implementation plans and suitable knowledge management and measurement.

    NAWIRI is a 5 year U.S. Government (USAID and Food For Peace) funded project designed to tackle persistent acute malnutrition rates in northern Kenya. The project is co-created, co-implemented, and co-measured to address problems and solve them at the county level. Save the Children is a member of the Mercy Corps-led consortium and will be implementing in Samburu and Turkana counties.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Technical assistance and capacity building

    • This staff will be the primary driver of developing the SBC approach, branding campaign platforms and working with all purpose leaders (Governances, health & nutrition, WASH and Livelihoods) to ensure they are using state-of-the-art SBC approaches linked to the overall strategy and work with them on the development of SBC content (i.e. trigger videos, forum theatre, experiential fairs, radio diaries) as appropriate. 
    • Provide state of the art and evidence based technical inputs and programmatic leadership; guide priority setting for the research agenda and activities in collaboration with other technical teams and project management.
    • Design strategy and umbrella campaign with stakeholder input and audience testing
    • Actively identify direct technical inputs from all technical areas to ensure effective support for their targets; coordinate project SBC activities and provide direct technical support to other technical counterparts as needed.
    • Cultivate strategic relationships with government ministries, and other stakeholders for the smooth implementation of program activities.
    • Support MEAL advisor with specific SBC learning agenda, SBC indicators; ideas for suitable real-time monitoring and audience feedback loops as well as M&E designs; coordinate monitoring of SBC activities with other staff according to the M&E framework and assess if targets are achieved and document results.
    • Ensure the timeliness and quality of all SBC content for reports and meet all reporting requirements.

    Representation and advocacy

    • Represent NAWIRI in relevant internal and external forums including donor meetings (as appropriate)
    • Represent Save the Children in relevant internal and external fora including donor meetings (as appropriate)
    • Work closely with the Head of Health and Nutrition, Head of Advocacy and Campaigns, PDQ and operations teams to develop policy research and advocacy strategy in child survival and nutrition in line with the Country Strategic Plan and global strategy of Save the Children
    • Work with consortium members to further Save the Children’s mission for children

    People management, mentoring and development

    • Have overall management responsibility for the direct reports. Lead and motivate the team to ensure effective project implementation. 
    • Manage the direct reports; define expectations, provide leadership and support as needed, and evaluate performance regularly
    • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate; ensure availability of and support appropriate professional development opportunities for staff in NAWIRI
    • Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process. 

    Assessment, monitoring, evaluation and documentation

    • Participate in the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID & FFP, MOH and County health teams and the project staff
    • Prepare narrative reports for the donor(s) and Save the Children as required, ensuring these are of a high quality and submitted for review in a timely manner. This will involve compilation of information from a range of project staff and MoH partners
    • Monitor program outputs and results and work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research team to ensure that results are documented and reported accurately and in a timely manner
    • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research team and take a lead in ensuring that all HSS components have robust monitoring plans, baselines, reviews and evaluations in line with the project design and donor guidelines
    • Facilitate appropriate dissemination of research findings and good practices documentations in the project internally and externally to donors, governments, consortium partners and other key actors strategic for immediate and sustainable development of children in Kenya
    • Escalate complaints and feedback of a serious nature to field manager/Technical Head and child safeguarding focal point.
    • Support MEAL staff to ensure that an accountability status report is developed and shared with all project staff at least twice a year
    • Ensure that all project-learning meetings have as a standing agenda, review of the project accountability mechanisms and trends analysis of complaints and feedback.
    • Ensure that all staff within the project are collecting feedback/complaints.

    Knowledge management

    • Serve as a technical knowledge, skills and experience hub for the sector in NAWIRI in documenting and sharing best practices and innovations for replication and advocacy together with quality programme team.
    • Work with technical resources among Save the Children members to facilitate sharing and learning in child survival and nutrition  good practices and leverage their support for strengthening HSS related studies, assessments, innovations, advocacy and capacity building in favour of children in Kenya   

    Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Work Location: Turkana

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required. Post-graduate education (master’s or higher) preferred.
    • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience required in health communication, public health promotion, health or behavioral sciences, or related field and demonstrated experience in management of large, community-based and inter-disciplinary teams.
    • Extensive experience implementing SBC, ASRH, health promotion, social marketing, child health, nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene or similar programs in Kenya.
    • Demonstrated ability to design effective behavior change campaigns, including community engagement and experiential activities in Kenya; prior experience working in Northern Kenya highly desired.
    • Demonstrated abilities and experience in SBC strategy and materials development (a minimum of 7 years), implementation and monitoring and evaluation of SBC interventions; (innovative radio and experiential program design preferred, e.g. trained in radio diaries production).
    • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff.
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
    • Familiarity and understanding of USAID & FFP policies and procedures, or those of other donors, or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects.
    • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communication skills is required.
    • Willingness to be based in the Turkana for months at a time, with frequent travel to project offices and field sites within the county.
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
    • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
    • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
    • 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.
    • Demonstrates Save the Children’s core values of accountability, collaboration, integrity, ambition, and creativity.
    • County natives encouraged to apply.

    The Organization

    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

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    Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor

    Role Purpose 

    He/she will be responsible for overall technical leadership and guidance for developing and implementing a broad health system strengthening framework to improve organization and delivery of nutrition & health services in the NAWIRI project. The HSS Advisor will work to embed sustainability mechanisms for stronger county health systems in the project. He/she will be responsible for implementation of Health Systems Strengthening component in close liaison with the Nutrition & Health Technical Lead, the Chief of Party, the other technical advisors and the rest of the project team.  She/he will work the County Management Health Teams (CMHT), and other counterparts in health & nutrition service delivery.

    Management Role: In addition, he/she has overall responsibility for the strategic management of the project’s implementation and operation activities, in accordance with Save the Children’s policies and practices, its vision, mission and values. 

    NAWIRI is a 5 year U.S. Government (USAID and Food For Peace) funded project designed to tackle persistent acute malnutrition rates in northern Kenya. The project is co-created, co-implemented, and co-measured to address problems and solve them at the county level. Save the Children is a member of the Mercy Corps-led consortium and will be implementing in Samburu and Turkana counties.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Technical assistance and capacity building

    • Provide programmatic and strategic leadership, setting priorities in designing and managing the implementation of NAWIRI activities in collaboration with the other technical advisors and the implementation team
    • Provide overall technical guidance and leadership for implementation of health & nutrition HSS activities
    • Provide leadership for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement measures in child survival and nutrition
    • Contribute to the capacity building of NAWIRI, MoH staff and CHVs competences in HSS for quality & sustainable service provision
    • Review and analyze data for performance monitoring and utilize the data to take corrective actions

    Project management:

    • Ensure that the project receives adequate support services from the Country Office support functions (supply chain, HR, Admin, Awards and Finance) to deliver high quality programmes. Also ensure gaps are identified, prioritized and communicated to the CO operations team effectively.
    • Ensure that the Monthly Awards Progress Review Meetings are held in a timely manner and minutes sent to Awards Manager and DPO.  Also ensure follow up actions are implemented and challenges or issues are identified at both at Project and CO levels.
    • Ensure that the principles of child safeguarding and ‘do no harm’ are embedded in all programme planning, implementation and reporting and that staff receive regular, up to date training on same. Ensure transparency in targeting beneficiaries, delivery of services and participation of beneficiaries and partners in planning and monitoring of process is reflected in programme delivery
    • In close coordination with Award and Finance Units, ensure that all programs progress in accordance with grant agreements, are completed within time and on budget
    • Ensure compliance with all grant provisions and timely fulfilment of all project programmatic reporting requirements including donor reports and internal reports such as pipeline analyses and monthly reports.
    • Oversee the development and successful implementation of work plans linked to indicators and budget for the project; 
    • Oversee timely expenditure of approved budgets, avoiding under both spending and overspending on grant line items, and implementing plans for expenditure modification.
    • Coordinate activities and prepare annual results report,  resource  requests, quarterly reports  and pipeline analyses

    Representation and advocacy

    • Represent NAWIRI in relevant internal and external fora including donor meetings (as appropriate)
    • Represent Save the Children in relevant internal and external fora including donor meetings (as appropriate)
    • Work closely with the Head of Health and Nutrition, Head of Advocacy and Campaigns, PDQ and operations teams to develop policy research and advocacy strategy in child survival and nutrition in line with the Country Strategic Plan and global strategy of Save the Children
    • Work with consortium members to further Save the Children’s mission for children

    People management, mentoring and development

    • Have overall management responsibility for the direct reports. Lead and motivate the team to ensure effective project implementation. 
    • Manage the direct reports; define expectations, provide leadership and support as needed, and evaluate performance regularly
    • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate; ensure availability of and support appropriate professional development opportunities for staff in NAWIRI
    • Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process. 

    Assessment, monitoring, evaluation and documentation

    • Participate in the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID & FFP, MOH and County health teams and the project staff
    • Ensure technical and administrative compliance with donor requirements
    • Prepare narrative and financial reports for the donor and Save the Children as required, ensuring these are of a high quality and submitted for review in a timely manner. This will involve compilation of information from a range of project staff and MoH partners
    • Monitor program outputs and results and work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research team to ensure that results are documented and reported accurately and in a timely manner
    • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research team and take a lead in ensuring that all HSS components have robust monitoring plans, baselines, reviews and evaluations in line with the project design and donor guidelines
    • Facilitate appropriate dissemination of research findings and good practices documentations in the project internally and externally to donors, governments, consortium partners and other key actors strategic for immediate and sustainable development of children in Kenya
    • Ensure that the monthly field office APRM has MEAL and accountability as a standing agenda.
    • Escalate complaints and feedback of a serious nature to field manager/Technical Head and child safeguarding focal point.
    • Support MEAL staff to ensure that an accountability status report is developed and shared with all project staff at least twice a year
    • Ensure that all project-learning meetings have as a standing agenda, review of the project accountability mechanisms and trends analysis of complaints and feedback.
    • Ensure that all staff within the project are collecting feedback/complaints.

    Knowledge management

    • Serve as a technical knowledge, skills and experience hub for the sector in NAWIRI in documenting and sharing best practices and innovations for replication and advocacy together with quality programme team.
    • Work with technical resources among Save the Children members to facilitate sharing and learning in child survival and nutrition good practices and leverage their support for strengthening HSS related studies, assessments, innovations, advocacy and capacity building in favour of children in Kenya   

    Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Work Location: Samburu

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Master’s degree or higher in public health, or related field.
    • Minimum of eight years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility managing designing and implementing large and complex public health programs, ideally in Sub-Saharan Africa. 
    • Experience leading a highly successful health systems strengthening program in Kenya or in a similar setting.
    • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of decentralized nutrition and health delivery programs within Africa
    • Five+ years of experience demonstrating technical expertise in health systems strengthening activities, as well as integration with several areas including: nutrition; WASH; community malaria/family planning/maternal and child health programs; quality improvement/quality assurance; gender; and the use of health-related data in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
    • A minimum of three years of experience managing and supervising a team
    • Proven experience building capacity of programs with local NGOs and government bodies in-country and working collaboratively with partners and/or key stakeholders.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Fluency in English required. 
    • Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports
    • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
    • Willingness to be based in the Samburu for months at a time, with frequent travel to project offices and field sites within the county
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
    • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management 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
    • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
    • Demonstrates Save the Children’s core values of accountability, collaboration, integrity, ambition, and creativity.
    • County natives encouraged to apply

    The Organization

    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

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    Child Protection Information Management System Assistant

    Role Purpose

    The CPMIS Assistant will be expected to manage and support education data management and will be primarily be in charge of data entry, generating CPIMS reports and ensuring effective case filing system both electronically and physically. S/he will provide statistical analysis and other information to support effective case management at the field office. Inaddition S/he will be required to ensure an up to date and quality data on both programme performance and quality delivery while maintaining high professional standards of all Child Protection and Education Programmes. 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: 8 months renewable subject to funding availability and performance.

    No of Vacancies: One (1) Position

    Reporting to: MEAL Officer

    Location: Dadaab

    Nationality: Kenya National only

    KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

    • To ensure data collection tools submitted for data entry are properly filled and support teachers in institutions supported by SC to address issues on the enrolment and attendance tools as they arise before being signed off by the Education Officer
    • To ensure that forms collected are well completed, conducting spot checks and supporting caseworkers in the camp offices to address issues on the forms as they arise, ahead of verification/signing by CPO.
    • To accurately enter data captured in the CPIMS forms into the IA CPIMS database, and provide data and information in response to requests from internal and external parties on a timely manner.
    • To develop and maintain appropriate hard and soft filing for all open and closed cases and ensure the database is backed-up on a weekly basis.
    • Support the CP team by generating a list of cases due for follow up on a weekly basis, and monitor this against the number of cases followed up on a monthly basis.
    • To provide statistics, information and reports to show progress and trends, and in liaison with the MEAL Coordinator and the Information Management officer present a monthly analysis to Child protection staff based at the camp.
    • To maintain confidentiality, privacy in the management of case files and observe data protection and confidentiality protocols while handling both the paper based and electronic data at all stages of data management. This includes and is not limited to the informed consent or use of data and privacy, but to all information sharing in the CPIMS. 
    • To handle and respond to programmatic data request from Child Protection project team aptly on case management.
    • Actively seek complaints and provide feedback through engagement with the Community workers and beneficiaries at camp level – including through informal and focus group discussions and exit interviews.
    • Maintain an updated complaints and feedback database at camp level, including tracking progress on actions from the complaints received and actions identified to mitigate the identified issues.
    • Participate in assessments, surveys and evaluations to gather, analyse and produce reports on data to demonstrate programme impact.
    • Identify and highlight cases suitable for documentation of significant change and impact demonstration related to Save the Children’s programmes in Dadaab and host communities
    • Develop simple and effective methods to share information/data in an appropriate way (eg. internet, e-mail groups, phone, hard copies, verbal feedback at coordination meetings, etc.)
    • To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function of MEAL as and when requested by the MEAL Coordinator.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Essential

    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Management/social sciences or its equivalent or Diploma in Information Management with a minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in child protection and education sector and especially in refugee Context.
    • Knowledge of child protection and education in emergencies, education sector trends, child rights and protection issues.
    • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.
    • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support participatory, innovative approaches to problem solving.
    • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all children and their careers
    • Fluent in written and spoken English, Kiswahili and the local language in the camps and the host community will be added advantage.
    • Good report writing skills
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
    • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

    Desirable:

    • Previous experience in working with IA CPIMS and EMIS in a refugee setup.
    • Good understanding of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning concepts in programme context
    • Understanding of the dynamics of the refugees is essential.
    • Experience of working with refugee and host communities in a Northern Kenya  and other agencies that support Child Protection and education.

    The Organization

    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 realize 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.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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