Head of Regional Awards Management and Strategic Portfolio

Country: Kenya
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 27 Sep 2021

Head of Regional Award Management and Strategic Portfolio

As a key member of the Regional Programme Operations team, you will be leading Awards (grants) management support across East and Southern Africa. Working in close collaboration within the Regional Office with the supply chain, finance, advocacy, HR, security, and operations managers, you will ensure that all country offices operationalize optimally the awards management cycle that SCI new programming model requires. In particular, you will shape country offices award management processes so that they are effective and compliant. You will be the key focal point for all compliance and awards systems and tools management related issues. You will actively manage the review of all relevant awards at regional level and play a key role in coordinating multi-country regional awards. Building on the experience you will gain in implementing the new SCI award management tools, you will identify best practice and short comings and work to improve these processes and tools in collaboration with the centre

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

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities
  • Proven track record of active contribution to a senior management team, and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and/or regions
  • Extensive experience with NGOs with increasing responsibilities including a proven experience of establishing and running the award management function in the field
  • Knowledge of the requirements of major institutional donors including budgeting, eligibility issues, compliance management, and reporting; experience of engaging with donors at a strategic level
  • Well-developed skills in staff management. Proven coaching and capacity building skills
  • Understanding of the financial aspects of award management, and understanding of operations and programming
  • Very strong attention to detail, problem solving skills, and ability to analyse trends
  • Computer literate (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems)
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
  • Patient, adaptable, able to improvise, and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
  • Strong communication (written and spoken) in English, and strong interpersonal skills, with experience in managing multicultural teams

Desirable

  • Experience with award management policies, procedures and systems and Save the Children's award management system (AMS)
  • Understanding of financial reporting from Save the Children's accounting software (Agresso)
  • Experience of Project Management, M&E Management or Funding Coordination

Contract duration: 24 Months

Location: Nairobi

The Organisation

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

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.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

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