NGO Opportunities in Kenya - Save the Children

Save the Children – Call For Consultancy
 
TOR – Child and Youth Migration in Ethiopia – Technical support to Country Office

Objective: 
Provide technical support and leadership to Save the Children Ethiopia’s programming on child and youth migration issues

Key Deliverable: The consultant(s) will gain an understanding of migration-related work currently implemented in the country office and further document the situation of migration in Ethiopia, and identify possible approaches for Save the Children in addressing this issue including partnerships.

Concept Note (Maximum 5 pages, Appendixes + Indicative Budget) that outlines an integrated, multi-year and comprehensive response to migration and displacement within Ethiopia, with a focus on children and youth. 
 
Location: Principally Addis Ababa, with probable travel in country / region 
 
Reporting to: Head of Child Protection, with dotted line to Regional Focal Point on migration / Displacement. 

Head of Child Poverty will be a key stakeholder and the role with be required to liaise with all Heads of Departments.

Child Safeguarding:  Level 3 - the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

1. Background: The migrant “crisis” in Europe is engendering a new and complex donor agenda, with increasing (often relabelled) funding being linked to migration responsive activities. 

This focus is manifesting itself in various ways, including a far greater emphasis on the prevention of economic migration and on increasing the speed, numbers involved and effectiveness of return programmes to their origin country of refugees and economic migrants. 
 
Ethiopia is the largest refugee hosting country in Africa, hosting, at the end of September 2015, 733,312 refugees’/asylum seekers (not IDPs) (South Sudanese 39%, Somalia 35%. Eritrea 20%). Ethiopia is also often used as a transit route, typically for migrants moving West/North towards the Middle East and Europe (often Eritrean) or South towards South Africa. 

Although there is lack of comprehensive data on the magnitude of Ethiopian migrating to other countries, fragmented pieces of data indicate that an increasing number of Ethiopians leave the country every year through regular and irregular chan¬nels , mainly to the middle east, Europe and Southern African Countries. There is also suspected to be substantial internal migration, with an estimated 1.2 million children moving annually within the country. 
 
As of July 2015, The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) estimated that there were over 413,400 internally displaced people in Ethiopia due to inter-communal and cross-border violence, most of them living in protracted displacement situations.
 
Discussions with donors and partners within Ethiopia highlight the fact that there is European financing available for migration related activities, but ensuring approaches have “migration lens” will be vital . It is apparent that SC ET leadership is encouraged, with its scope, reach and reputation make it a highly desirable partner. It is also evident that donors looking for ideas, which equates to a genuine opportunity to shape agenda.
 
The Ethiopian Country Office already has substantial ongoing programming targeting displaced populations – “repackaging” this to better engage with the migration debate will be a core function within this scope of work. 
 
Migration focused programming has “traditionally” been encompassed within the “Children on the Move” project and located under the child protection thematic sector. While migration/displacement work will continue to have a sizable child protection component, the concept note is expected to reflect a far greater emphasis on integrated programming with a particular focus on livelihoods, youth, social protection and resilience.

2. Scope of work – Description of task
  • The assessment will focus on a range of interrelated country-specific dealing with migration and displacement, encompassing: 
  • Providing technical input, leadership and recommendations for future action into response to migration and displacement within Ethiopia that focusses on children and youth, across the SC thematic sectors (with particular focus on youth livelihoods).
  • Identifying strategic questions for national research to rapidly expand knowledge base/data and oversee design process.
  • Assisting in the identification and accessing of available funds to support migration related activities targeting children and youth.
  • Assessing the macro level policy environment (national and regional as relates to Ethiopia) in regard to this issue.
  • Mapping out different routes of migration (within Ethiopia and cross border) and if possible formal and informal actors involved on this.
  • Mapping what other organizations are doing in relation to migration to avoid duplication of effort, support cross learning and/or improved future programming.
  • Identifying potential partners (Government, NGOs, and Private sectors) that we should engage in future programming.
  • Identifying the ways in which we can and should partner with other organizations on this issue.  For example, it does not seem appropriate for SC to get into the legal aspects of migration or issues around safe repatriation, so who should we partner with?
  • Providing recommendations for future collaborations/partnerships on migration issues within Ethiopia and possible activities/resource requirements for 2016 and beyond.
  • Identifying the ways in which we, other organizations in Ethiopia or SC in other countries have had successful experiences in different aspects of migration - prevention, reintegration and protection?  How can we leverage this?
  • Conducting a mapping on the SC program portfolio across the different thematic sectors, looking through the “migration lens”.
  • Building SC Ethiopia’s profile on migration and displacement externally and function as CO’s primary focal point in external meetings, including with donors.
  • Identifying the different migration ‘moments’ that we should be working on and subsequent key interventions for those children and youth: 1) at risk (prevention); 2) on the move; 3) returning.
  • Feeding into (whilst adhering to in country constraints on advocacy work) to SC advocacy focal points on migration related issues.
  • Making strategic recommendations for cross-learning between country/regional teams and provide support to thematic leads with regards to developing a “migration lens”.
  • Regularly liaising with regional migration focal point and play active role in the development of regional/global programming approaches on migration and displacement.
3. Outputs
 
Concept Note (Max 5 pages + Appendixes & Indicative Budget) that outlines an integrated, multi-year and comprehensive response to migration and displacement within Ethiopia.
  • Draft recommendations on possible red lines/SC organisational position on EUTF and related migration issues
  • Recommendations for future external collaborations/partnerships on migration issues; including areas for cross-border collaboration 
  • Document outlining research opportunities and next steps.
  • Short document “repackaging” current SC Et work, by theme, through migration Lens
  • Short desk review summary on COM/migration issues in Ethiopia
  • End of contract overview document, summarising key actions, funding opportunities, recommendations and possible next steps
4. Timeframe
 
Four to Six Weeks, starting in April / May 2016

5. Desired Consultancy Fee 
range – USD. 15,000 – USD. 20,000
 
6. Profile
 
We seek a programme “generalist” with excellent understanding of;
  • Child protection
  • Livelihoods
  • Employment skills
  • Social protection programming
  • Good writing skills
  • Experience in designing child and youth focused interventions at scale
  • Previous experience of working on displacement/migration related issues is essential.  
Given the broad nature of this work we are open to a two consultant team with complementary skills.  
 
The location will be principally Addis Ababa, with some remote working possible. /number of days to be discussed during the selection process. 

How to Apply

To express your interest please send your c.v. and covering note outlining your suitability to deliver this work by 12.00 (noon) 6th April 2016 to j.hardiman@savethechildren.org.uk.

AGI-K Programme Officer

Team / Programme:
 Agi-K Programme

Location: Wajir

Grade:  4

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:
 SCI Kenya is implementing an Adolescent Girls Initiative (AGI-K) Action Research across four sectors of Health, Wealth Creation, Education and Prevention of Violence, in Wajir County, together with other partners namely; Population Council, Plan International and APHRC. 


This program is expected to significantly contribute to investing in adolescent girls, with the need to invest early in order to break the downward spiral into early pregnancy, early marriage and intergenerational poverty.

It is also expected that evidence from research will influence national policy and support scaled up, cost-effective interventions for adolescent girls in the future. This is also in line with Save the Children’s Theory of Change.


Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya at both national and county levels and communities to facilitate the randomized control trial to test a package of multi sectorial interventions for girls ages 11-14  and also the most cost-effective that will provide the greatest impact for girls in Northern Kenya and urban slums
 
 
Scope of Role: The Program officer will provide technical support and leadership to community mentors required for the successful implementation of Adolescent girls programming and will support the Program Coordinator in awareness raising activities, including the provision of information on the project interventions. 

The AGI-K officer will be responsible for providing training and mentoring to adolescent girl’s mentors and the Community Facilitators. 

Reports to:
 AGI-K Programme Coordinator 

Dimensions:
 Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2016 of approximately US$20 million.

Staff directly reporting to this post:
 None

Key Areas of Accountability:

Support to Programme Delivery
  • Under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, provide technical oversight and capacity-building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for community health extension workers (CHEWs) and community mentors for the delivery of the safe space model 
  • Ensure that the community mobilization and participation aspect of the AGI-K programme is implemented according to plan, including training, materials adaptation and monitoring of outcomes  
  • Support in the development, management and facilitation of the community engagement strategy, plan  of action and activities identified by the community
  • Provide leadership and guidance regarding project activities under each cluster  to all community workers to ensure all programme activities meet best practice standards as well as taking lead in discussions sessions for adolescent programming
  • The AGI-K Program Officer will provide programmatic support required for the successful implementation of Adolescent girls programming and will support the Programme Coordinator in awareness raising activities, including the provision of information on available health services and facilitating referrals through the support of CHEWs.
  • Work with AGI-K program team to monitor project activities regularly, ensuring adolescent girls attend discussion sessions as laid out in the program model
  • Strengthen and maintain networks with community leaders and groups to ensure support from the community and to encourage greater communication, collaboration and coordination among partners.
  • Participate in development of monthly outreach plans with community workers, based on program needs; include strategies to reach girls who are more isolated.
  • Ensures strict adherence to the guidelines as outlined for the various interventions and clusters.
  • Assist with developing adequate project monitoring systems and help to ensure that community  workers utilize these systems correctly and consistently
  • Support the community facilitators and mentors develop referral pathways for violence prevention & response and ensure a community perspective is included. Ensure referral pathways are shared and understood within the community
  • Encourage parent/caregiver partnerships in participating in the wellbeing of adolescent girls 
Partnerships for social mobilisation
  • Good coordination with partners including the community in the program area
  • Capacity of implementing partners in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting is strengthened, in particular with community contracts
  • Actively participate in forums and other relevant forums at sub county level 
Monitoring and evaluation
  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team and the operations research partner for monitoring and evaluation of programme activities including preparation of monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
  • Supports the implementation of an accountability mechanism for participants in the AGI-K  programme
  • Carry out regular field monitoring/spot checks
  • Participate in milestone meetings for monitoring of the progress of the programme such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
Competencies
 
1. Leading
  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our children.
2. Thinking
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.
3. Engaging
  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Advanced University Degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education)
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes with practical experience of working with women and girls.
  • Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls, in addition to child protection 
  • Demonstrated experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders from government agencies, international organisations, community NGO, academics and opinion-leaders.
  • Experience in community mobilisation and child participation within the development context.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in facilitation and training skills in non-formal settings
  • Strong expertise and understanding of key issues affecting adolescent girls in Northern Kenya such as early marriage, FGM.
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills
Competencies:
  • Has high-level communication skills’, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Maintains and extends an effective network of individuals within the organisation and with government and development partners
  • Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Proven ability to work as a team.
  • Somali speaking will be an added advantage.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter indicating the Position they are applying for in the subject line to  wajir.jobapplications@savethechildren.org 

Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

Due to the urgency of having the two posts filled, applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Administrative Assistant – Kenya Country office
 
Team / Programme: Support Services 

Location: Wajir
 
Grade: 5

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: The HR & Admin assistant is responsible for ensuring the day to day running of Wajir office, organizing for conference booking, accommodation, and travel arrangements for staff. Perform HR functions for within Wajir office. 

 
Reports to
 the HR/Administration Coordinator
 
Staff reporting directly to this post: Cook

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2016 of approximately US$20 million.

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Support the HR/Admn Coordinator to plan, and manage in an accountable, efficient and effective way, key services in administration including equipment maintenance; premises security; travel, Organizing Events including conferences/workshops, hotel and guest houses accommodation; and ensure front desk operations
  • Support the HR/Admn Coordinator to monitor Wajir office utilities costs e.g. water, electricity, telephone/Mobile usage and billing and others; prepares monthly trend reports.
  • Develops and implements new cost efficient administrative systems such as paper waste management; electricity conservation; water management; among others
  • Ensure utmost cleanliness and any minor repairs for the Office Premises is maintained by the staff responsible
  • Proper Management of inventory at the Administration and kitchen stores.
  • Support the HR/Admn Coordinator in the efficient management of the Office and two guest houses.
  • Support the HR/Admn Coordinator in ensuring compliance with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • In liaison with the HR Coordinator, ensure that all staff understand and observe the CPP and Code of Conduct
  • Put together the policy documents and any other required documents for induction of new staff
  • Perform any other duties assigned as assigned by the HR/Admn.Coordinator.
Competencies
 
1. Leading
  • Delivering Results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team / organisation.
  • Developing Self and Others: Invests time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realise their full potential, and to build the organisation’s capability for the future.
  • Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve goals for our children.
2. Thinking
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.
  • Applying Technical Expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Innovating and Adapting: Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in an ever – changing, uncertain work and global environment.
3. Engaging
  • Working Effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross- boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and Influence, Promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.
  • Networking: Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A first degree in business administration/equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to manage multiple requests and to liaise with several different departments.
  • Assertive and pro-active, with the ability to work on own initiative with little supervision.
  • Ability to cope with varying workloads and interruptions and to organize activities to provide efficient services
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and other Global Policies
  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • Commitment to Save the Children Values
Competencies:
  • Good organizational, planning and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage workload and prioritize activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems
How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter indicating the Position they are applying for in the subject line to  wajir.jobapplications@savethechildren.org 

Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

Due to the urgency of having the two posts filled, applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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