Description:


[FIELD MANAGER***]*



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:



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

Contract Duration: 12 Months



Location: Burao



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


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


  • 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


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.

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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.



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