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7 Feb 2019

Deputy Project Manager – NORAD FRAMEWORK

Job Description

 TITLE :Deputy Project Manager – NORAD FRAMEWORK – PUNTLAND

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:

The Deputy Project Manager will assist the Programme Manager in ensuring the effective implementation and supervision of the NORAD FRAMEWORK project, and representation of project activities as required and/or designated by the programme manager in Puntland.  This will be achieved through the provision of leadership and technical support to programme staff and partners within the designated area(s) of responsibility for the post.

In the absence of the Programme Manager the post holder will manage the NORAD FRAMEWORK team and respective project activities as they relate to the project in Puntland

Contract Duration: 11 Months

Location: Garowe

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential: 

  • A degree in Education, Social Science, Childhood Development, community Development is requirement for this position, a diploma with more 6 years of working experience in similar integrated programming on education, and child protection may be accepted in lieu of the Degree.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in working with international NGO’s on education and protection related work is mandatory for this position. Previous child protection work and background will be treated as added advantage.
  • Proven Knowledge of the minimum standards of child protection and education in emergencies is requirement for this position.
  • Proven ability to manage a programme including management of human and material resources.
  • Ability to produce analytical and well-presented project reports and proposals.
  • Ability to communicate and maintain tactful relations with relevant local authorities in politically and culturally sensitive environments.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to improvise and work in stressful, volatile environment
  • Familiarity with Sphere guidelines and other humanitarian standards, such as Red Cross Code of Conduct
  • Experience of supervising and motivating field staff
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Representational and advocacy skills
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Protection policy.
  • Representational and advocacy skills
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Protection policy.

Desirable:

  • Strong commitment to children and their right to and need for education and protection.
  • Strong training capacity for duty-bearers and right-holders
  • Knowledge of technical report writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Child Friendly education and/or Learner Centred Teaching
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial approaches and disaster risk interventions

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

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

JOB TITLE:  Deputy Project Manager – NORAD FRAMEWORK SOMALIA
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Department GRADE:  3
LOCATION: Garowe POST TYPE: National
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: 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; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
ROLE PURPOSE:

The Deputy Project Manager will assist the Programme Manager in ensuring the effective implementation and supervision of the NORAD FRAMEWORK project, and representation of project activities as required and/or designated by the programme manager in Puntland.  This will be achieved through the provision of leadership and technical support to programme staff and partners within the designated area(s) of responsibility for the post.

In the absence of the Programme Manager the post holder will manage the NORAD FRAMEWORK team and respective project activities as they relate to the project in Puntland

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Programme Manager (NORAD FRAMEWORK)

Country Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia/Land with a current staff complement of approximately 350 staff.

Staff directly reporting to this post: Project Officers (2)

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

1     Programme Development, Planning and Representation

1.1    Inform and advise the development of projects relating to relevant Thematic Programme Priorities, through developing effective networking with government, local and international agencies and community contacts.

1.2    Support the project team to integrate the views of children and communities with whom Save the Children works into the project’s planning documents (including work plans and strategic plans).  Work with the team to discuss plans and their implementation with children and communities.

1.3    Represent Save the Children’s NORAD FRAMEWORK project at interagency and national meetings, where required or appropriate, to enhance the profile of the organisation and issues for children.

2     Project Implementation

2.1    The post holder shall be fully conversant with all donor obligations requirements, ensuring work planning and programming to ensure their timely implementation.

2.2    The post holder will maintain close co-ordination with other Save the Children programme sectors to ensure effective and appropriate linkages ensuring efficient delivery of all programme activities.

2.3    Ensure a participatory and effective approach to the development, implementation and monitoring of specific work plans among team members.

2.4    Prepare Project Monthly Report for presentation to the Programme manager, NORAD FRAMEWORK.

3     Budgeting and Financial Management

3.1    With support from the programme manager, and with the participation of the project team, develop periodic financial forecasts against work plans for the designated areas of work, against dates as set by the programme Manager, NORAD FRAMEWORK.

3.2    Monitor expenditure against approved field budgets, ensuring that expenditures are documented properly and that documentation and receipts are authentic representations of expenditures.

4     Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

4.1    Support the project team in participatory monitoring and evaluation of project activities, ensuring the participation of children and their communities

4.2    Develop and submit monthly progress reports to the Programme Manager NORAD FRAMEWORK.

5     Advocacy & Institutional Learning

5.1    Participate in the critical review of Save the Children’s activities and in the identification and documentation of lessons learnt.

5.2    Participate in the documentation and dissemination of learning, both internally and externally, to ensure that good practice is understood by all.

6     Staff Management & Human Resource Development

6.1    Provide effective line management to project staff as identified by the Programme Manager, in accordance with standing programme policies and procedures.

6.2    With the support of the Programme Manager, and/or other Senior Management Team members, address staffing issues in an effective, participatory and professional manner, including the facilitation of linkages between Project Officers, partners and senior management.

6.3    Take the lead of implementing performance management with staff including performance management information inductions, and support staff set performance objectives every six months and conduct mid term and final reviews annually

6.4    Act as a resource to programme team members and partners who seek guidance and professional input in their work.

6.5    Participate (assume a lead role) in the delivery of technical training programmes where appropriate.  This will include delivering or facilitating specific sessions or topics and, where appropriate, co-ordinating a complete workshop.

6.6    Participate (assume a lead role) in course/workshop reviews and in the preparation of training reports.

 

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS

Delivering Results (Accomplished)

·         Maintains a broad strategic perspective at the same time as an awareness of the detail of a situation

·         Establishes clear and compelling objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance

·         Creates and applies measures and metrics to track performance

·         Holds others accountable for achieving results and challenges underperformance

·         Demonstrates financial awareness and a concern for cost effectiveness

Developing Self and Others (Accomplished)

·         Gives regular positive and constructive feedback to others

·         Identifies clear development needs and development plans through regular constructive reviews of their own performance (and their team’s where appropriate)

·         Creates space for others to learn and provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments when people are ready for them

·         Coaches others to learn from their experiences on the job and to use the resources available to them

Problem Solving & Decision Making (Skilled)

·         Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions

·         Knows when to involve others in a decision

·         Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible

Applying Technical & Professional Expertise (Accomplished)

·         Makes decisions based on professional expertise and experience without deferring unnecessarily to others

·         Shares knowledge and best practice on technical solutions so that others can make best use of that expertise

·         Actively seeks new ways to develop the application of technical and professional standards within the team

Working Effectively with Others (Accomplished)

·         Enables people from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to contribute to positive outcomes

·         Breaks down silo working and challenges behaviours that are not collaborative

·         Knows when to follow and lend leadership to strengthen other leaders

·         Recognises when trust is broken and seeks to resolve conflict and re-establish trust

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

·         A degree in Education, Social Science, Childhood Development, community Development is requirement for this position, a diploma with more 6 years of working experience in similar integrated programming on education, and child protection may be accepted in lieu of the Degree.

·         Minimum of 4 years’ experience in working with international NGO’s on education and protection related work is mandatory for this position. Previous child protection work and background will be treated as added advantage.

·         Proven Knowledge of the minimum standards of child protection and education in emergencies is requirement for this position.

·         Proven ability to manage a programme including management of human and material resources.

·         Ability to produce analytical and well-presented project reports and proposals.

·         Ability to communicate and maintain tactful relations with relevant local authorities in politically and culturally sensitive environments.

·         Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.

·         Flexible, adaptable, able to improvise and work in stressful, volatile environment

·         Familiarity with Sphere guidelines and other humanitarian standards, such as Red Cross Code of Conduct

·         Experience of supervising and motivating field staff

·         Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

·         Representational and advocacy skills

·         Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Protection policy.

Desirable:

·         Strong commitment to children and their right to and need for education and protection.

·         Strong training capacity for duty-bearers and right-holders

·         Knowledge of technical report writing and communication skills.

·         Knowledge of Child Friendly education and/or Learner Centred Teaching

·         Ability to meet deadlines.

·         Knowledge of psychosocial approaches and disaster risk interventions.

CHILD SAFEGUARDING POLICY:

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

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.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the below URLs:-

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=190000BK&lang=en

Closing Date will be 18th February 2019

 


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