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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: Field Manager - Burao Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Burao
Category: Other
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

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For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection. Save the

 

Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. We are looking to recruit for this position to be

based in Burao.

 

Position: FIELD MANAGER

Duration:   12 Months

Duty Station:  Burao

 

Please refer the below Job Description for the position description and the key selection criteria.

 

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent

to URL Link:

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=210003ZM&lang=en

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

Applications close on Wednesday 23rd  June 2021 @ 11:59pm.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required.

JOB TITLE: FIELD MANAGER

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Delivery & Operations Department

GRADE:  2

LOCATION: BURAO

POST TYPE: National

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE:

To assume responsibility for the overall management of the Burao field office.  This includes overseeing programme activities, support functions such as finance, administration, HR, logistics and security, all field staff, security policy, and managerial representation of Save the Children International at regional level.

Your management of an effective, productive, and safe field office in Burao will play a key role in the expansion of Save the Children programmes in Somalia/Somaliland to increase impact and enable positive change for children.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: SL Area Representative

 

Overall responsible and accountable for SC’s programmes in the Burao field office and for the planning, implementation and management of programs in accordance with SC’s strategies and policies. Working with program Managers and Technical advisers and quality teams where appropriate.

·        Contribute to strategy and proposal development within the area and be responsible for the relevancy and coherence of the proposals

·        Responsibility for all aspects of programmes from contribution to proposal development, appropriate delivery through to final reporting.

Overall responsible and accountable for SC’s programmes and ensure the planning, implementation and management of programs in accordance with SC’s strategies and policies.

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

 

Representation and Advocacy

 

Represent Save the Children at field office level, network with INGOs/NGOs, UN agencies and partners. Work closely with the Area Representatives of Somaliland on issues of advocacy and ensure a constant flow of information and updating on the situation in the region

  •  Identify, establish and maintain close working relationship with key stakeholders with a view of promoting learning and sharing of experiences/information; creating synergy in program planning and implementation; ensuring the principles of ‘do no harm’ and creating a bigger voice on issues of common concern

·        Ensure that key stakeholders including partners have clear understanding of Save the Children’s vision, mission, goals and guiding policies and strategies

 

Quality Program Development, Implementation, Management and Reporting

 

Overall responsible and accountable for SC’s programmes in the Burao field office and for the planning, implementation and management of programs in accordance with SC’s strategies and policies. Working with program Managers and Technical advisers and quality teams where appropriate.

·        Contribute to strategy and proposal development within the area and be responsible for the relevancy and coherence of the proposals

·        Responsibility for all aspects of programmes from contribution to proposal development, appropriate delivery through to final reporting.

 

Operational Management

Overall responsible and accountable for SC’s programmes and ensure the planning, implementation and management of programs in accordance with SC’s strategies and policies

  •  Ensure standardized systems, policies and procedures are in place, well understood by all staff and in line with the country programme system and are implemented in an appropriate manner

·        Develop and apply measures of ensuring effective implementation of programs Support the implementation of the Country Annual Plan and support the development of Area Plans and Thematic Programme Plans. 

·        Closely work with grants and finance and contribute to monthly variance finance meetings at appropriate levels with team, ensure timely report providing a variance analysis on each budget is submitted to Area Representative

·        Identify any budget challenges or issues such as over or under spends and propose solutions to line manager as soon as issues are identified. Ensure that these are identified through the monthly variance meetings and immediately addressed

·        Help the logistic, procurement and asset management in collaboration with the area logistic coordinator

·        Take overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of the finance, Administration, HR and Logistics functions in the Burao office.

        Provide induction of the office systems and procedures in the Burao office to staff and visitors.

        Manage contracts for premises, and for supply of goods and services, and ensure that payments are made on due dates.

        Arrange insurance for vehicles and other SC assets, including cash in transit.

        Ensure that all travel arrangements are made for staff and visitors coming to Burao Field office.

        Identify appropriate meeting, workshops and accommodation venues for staff, visitors and ensure the office gets value for money.

        Take responsibility for implementing the ICT Policy and ensure IT communication facilities are operational at all times.

        Ensure that a comprehensive document management system is in place in the Burao Office

        Ensure that all travel arrangements are made for staff and visitors coming to Burao Field office.

        Identify appropriate meeting, workshops and accommodation venues for staff, visitors and ensure the office gets value for money.

        Take responsibility for implementing the ICT Policy and ensure IT communication facilities are operational at all times.

        Ensure that a comprehensive document management system is in place in the Burao Office

        Ensure the vehicles are managed in accordance with the Children Fleet management guidelines.

 

Safety and Security

        In consultation with the Security Officer, develop local staff safety and security procedures that are in line with the SC Security Guidelines, for the office and staff houses.

        Implement security recommendations given by the SC Security Officer.

        Take responsibility of ensuring that all staff and visitors understand and adhere to office safe' and security guidelines.

        Ensure that office premises and equipment are kept in safe custody.

        Ensure that HF radios are functional and that the laid down communication protocols are observed.

        Ensure that security guards are regularly appraised on security procedures.

 

Human Resources Management

        Be responsible for setting performance standards for staff in the department and support, supervise and review performance against the set work plans.

        Support the HR Assistant to implement SC HR Policies and Procedures in the Burao Office.

        Facilitate the identification of learning and development needs within Administration section and take initiatives to close capacity gaps

        Coordinate and facilitate the coaching and mentoring processes of Finance and administration staff on improvement of service delivery.

        Provide day to day supervision of the staff in the Finance and Administration department and coordinate their activities.

 

Planning, Budgeting and Reporting

        Provide input in the preparation of the administration budget for Burao Office.

        Prepare quarterly and annual departmental plans.

        Take responsibility for ensuring that monthly financial reports for the office are produced within the required deadlines.

        Take responsibility for production of admin and logistics reports within the required deadlines.

 

General statements of responsibility

        Perform other related tasks as requested by his/her immediate supervisor.

        Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, Health & safety, fraud, whistle blowing, equal opportunities and other relevant policies

        Account for SC’s assets and interests and safeguard from loss arising from fraud, waste, weak administration and poor value for money

        Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way which reflects Save the Children's commitment to safeguarding children in accordance the Child Protection Policy.

 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (Our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

·        Takes responsibility for decision-making and efficient resource management, and holds team and partners accountable for delivery of their responsibilities by delegating effectively, affording staff professional autonomy, providing the necessary development to improve performance, and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved;

·        Creates a managerial environment across the Country Programme to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding, achieving results together with children and role modelling Save the Children values.

Ambition:

·        Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development, and encourages team to do the same;

·        Engages and motivates others by widely sharing their personal vision for Save the Children;

·        Future orientated, strategic and global thinker.

 

Collaboration:

·        Builds and maintains effective relationships with team, colleagues, members, donors and partners;

·        Values diversity as a source of competitive strength;

·        Approachable, diplomatic, and supportive, with well-developed listening skills.

 

Creativity:

·        Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions both on a personal level and by building and leading teams willing to take disciplined risks.

 

Integrity:

·        Honesty, openness, and transparency;

·        A strong commitment to Save the Children’s vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development, and participation.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential:

·      Minimum three years practical experience managing a large programme in a complex emergency context, with a particular focus on [health, livelihoods, child protection, education, nutrition, or food security], in large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body;

·      University degree in a relevant academic discipline;

·      Experience of managing the programme cycle, including assessments, project design, proposal and report writing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;

·      Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;

·      Highly developed research, analytical, monitoring and evaluation, and report-writing abilities;

·      Sound financial management skills, particularly in budgeting and reporting;

·      Practical knowledge of current thematic issues and debates in developing countries, and of the major institutional donors such as ECHO;

·     Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

·      Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in leading multicultural, multi location, values driven teams;

·      Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;

·      Commitment to Save the Children UK’s global policies and values.

·      Ability to extract, interpret, analyse, and format data and to resolve operational problems in short time

·      Able to perform a detailed work and handle a large volume of work quickly accurately under time constrain

·      Effective management of operations that include programmatic and administrative procedures

·      Skilled in fostering integrated multi-sectoral and development programs

·      Experienced in partnership building, networking and  program implementation

 

Desirable: 

Masters’ degree in a related academic discipline.

CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:

 

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Because Save the Children's work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children's rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Interested candidates are required to apply through

 

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=210003ZM&lang=en

 

Applications will close on 23/6/2021
Publish date: 2021-06-09 23:44:47
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