Save the ChildrenClosing Date : 2019-05-24
Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya
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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 24 May 2019

Regional Awards (Grants) Coordinator - Roving

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:
This role will support the various Country Offices in East and South Africa, with short to midterm Awards Coordination support. The Roving Awards (Grants) Coordinator will when in-country support the Country Awards Lead in the planning, securing and managing of both development and humanitarian awards. The position plays a lead role in award information management and shares and coordinates information across departments when in country. Additionally, he/she will support the Head of Awards Management with dedicated support on high risk awards; and providing analysis; compliance capacity building and monitoring of all phases of awards. This role supports various countries in the ESA region, requiring up to 80% of travel.

Contract Duration:24 months

Location:Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office - Nairobi; with extensive travel in the region

Qualifications and Experience

* Undergraduate Degree in Business, Social Sciences, Finance, Accounting or any other related degree
* Minimum 3 years working in International Development with a specific emphasis of Fund Management, Project Management and / or Risk Management
* At Least 3 years experience managing and / or implementing USAID/USG grants or contracts
* Knowledge of guidelines / regulations and reporting requirements of major donors such as EU, DFID, ECHO, UN agencies, DANIDA.
* Experience in proposal development and coordination processes for complex awards.
* Demonstrable financial skills, particularly, budget development, BvA Analysis and reporting
* Ability to engage with and coordinate across multiple stakeholder groups.
* Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
* 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
* Strong communication (written and spoken) in the local language and minimum intermediate level in English

Understanding of SCI Award Management Processes

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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.

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

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