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Regional Humanitarian Capacity Building Manager ESARO

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Save the Children UK
Closing date: 23 May 2017

Salary; £35,981 per annum

Based in Nairobi with significant travel within the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region

1 Year Fixed Term Contract

We are looking for a strategic thinker to join us as Regional Humanitarian Capacity Building Manager and be responsible for ensuring that Save the Children are working towards delivering on the global Humanitarian Capacity Building (HCB) strategy through the movement wide HCB working group.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Humanitarian department integrates emergency and development work, through our country programmes. It increases our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Regional Humanitarian Capacity Building Manager you will line manage the East Africa Trainee Scheme Programme Manager under the Talent Development project of the START Network whilst overseeing the existing and new HCB programmes in the region. You will provide dedicated HCB TA support to the ESARO region, working closely with the SCI Humanitarian Director to deliver the SCI ESARO Humanitarian Strategy. You will also oversee the Humanitarian Trainee Scheme East Africa budget and the SCUK Capacity Building budget of at least £20,000 annually and in addition you will:

  • Oversee, design and manage packages of support to the external audience at the regional level
  • Be a regional representative of the HCB working group for SCA, ensuring clearer coherence and consistency for capacity building initiatives across the network
  • Work with the Operations team, country offices (CO) and the ESARO to do needs analysis, capacity building delivery and any other processes that will contribute to ESARO strategy
  • Support the development and execution of HCBWG strategy and support CO in finding ways to fundraise for capacity building
  • Coordinate and liaise between Save the Children country programmes, ensuring consistency of approach, common understanding, identification of HCB gaps and support needs.

To be successful you will have extensive HCB knowledge and knowledge of SCI systems of response with experience of people management and building a high performing team. Entrepreneurial with strong communication and problem solving skills, you will be a strategic thinker with experience of developing learning and development or capacity building strategies. You will also have strong negotiating skills with the ability to influence at a senior level along with excellent project management and organisational skills gained through managing multiple/complex cross-organisational posts. In addition you will have:

  • A broad understanding of the context and mechanisms of humanitarian aid work and a deep understanding of the issues faced by humanitarian workers gained through experience working in an INGO
  • Knowledge and direct experience of adult learning and people development approaches and excellent facilitation, coaching and training skills
  • Strong budgeting and financial management skills gained through budget-holding responsibilities
  • The ability to travel within the region for up to 25% of the time and internationally for up to two weeks at a time
  • Experience of donor liaison, proposal development and grant management skills.

The successful candidate must have the right to work in Kenya.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 23rd May 2017

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