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National Program Manager (NPM) – Mogadishu

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Title: National Program Manager (NPM)Somali National

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.

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.

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

TITLE:  Job Description for position of National Program Manager (NPM)
TEAM/PROGRAMME: LOCATION: Mogadishu
GRADE: TBC CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year (renewable)
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3:  the post 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 country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The National Program Manager is responsible for overall management and coordination of all RAISE Education Project activities at national level. Specifically, the NPM will be tasked with the responsibilities of planning, organizing, directing,coordinating, monitoring and evaluation of Save the Children International’s RAISE education project, including, teachers training/TPD, community mobilization, and capacity building of education administrations) in the respective regions (Hirshabbelle, Bay, and Puntland). In consultation with the DCOP, the NPM is expected to lead a diverse team comprising of different sub-sectors of education and hence expected to possess extensive professional knowledge, competencies and experience in education planning and management in the stated subsectors and proven track record in managing, mentoring and developing the capacity of education staff /managers. The National Programme Manager is expected to introduce and manage innovative approaches for improving access, quality and equity of education especially for the marginalized children and youth. The National Programme Manager (RPM) will also be responsible for planning and writing quality donor reports and updates. The Manager will play a key role in establishing and maintaining sound working relationships and partnerships with local education administration bodies, local and international NGO partners.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to:TBD

Staff reporting to this post:TBD

Direct:

Indirect:

Budget Responsibilities:TBD

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

·         Ensuring a quality implementation of the projects implemented in the region (s), with the support of DCOP and the teachers training Officer, and the regional community mobilization Officer

·         Providing project management support to Regional Program Managers, Project Officers (POs), regional community mobilizers, and the teachers training officers.

·         Direct responsible of the line management of the Regional Program Managers, regional (in coordination with DCOP)

·         Monitor, evaluate and support the implementation of the project, and providing information and progress updates for donor reporting

·         Represent Save the Children in relevant regional meetings at national cluster level. Main focal point for Italian donors.

·         Plays liaison role between Save the Children and MOE at federal  and Regional state levels.

Main responsibilities and tasks

Quality implementation

·         Provide a support and supervision to the Regional Program Manager,

·         Coordinate with the MEAL/Quality Department to ensure a proper follow up on the quality of the programme

·         Human Resources – technical support to Regional Program Manager (RPM), teachers training officer (TTO), and the REGIONAL community mobilizer (RCM).

Monitor, Evaluation and Supervision of Project Management

·         Provide direction to Regional Program Manager, and RCM of the work planning, budgets and spending

·         Support the Regional Program Manager in the planning and the monitoring of the achievement of the activities, deliverables and budget.

·         Provide feedbacks on the monthly monitoring to the DCOP

·         Ensure that the RPM, TTO, RCM produce high quality donor report

Representation, Coordination and Advocacy

·         Establish and maintain collaborative relations with local authorities, partners, project stakeholders and other organizations working in the project areas.

·         Proactively engage with international NGO and other actors participating at coordination meetings.

·         Guarantee productive working relationships with relevant Working Groups at the national level.

·         Ensure the participation of Save the Children in relevant Working Groups and Task Forces (responsibilities can be delegated) especially at national level

·         Brief DCOP and relevant Project staff on discussions held during working groups.

·         Organize regional level project review meetings on a monthly basis.

·         Developing strategic partnerships with local organizations, wherever possible.

Reporting

·         Monthly report to be submitted to the line manager on activities and Programme Achievements.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

·         holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

·         sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

·         widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

·         builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

·         values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

·         develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

·         honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

  • QUALIFICATIONS

Education

·         Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Sciences, , Development Studies, Forced Migration and Refugee Studies, Gender studies or other relevant to the position

Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years in humanitarian assistance and 2 years of international relief and emergency experience in senior positions in a multicultural environment,
  • Previous experience in the Somalia is (desirable)
  • Experience in conflict/post-conflict contexts, with experience in supporting emergency responses, access and security analysis and management
  • Experience in EiE, Protection

Professional Requirements

  • Background in protection and human rights projects
  • Ability to set high standards for quality of work and quick adaptability and flexibility in stressful environment
  • Ability to manage human, technical, administrative and financial resources.
  • Good expertise in monitoring (target analysis, budget management and follow up, financial planning…)
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively.
  • Skills and achievement in project proposal or report writing
  • Perfect knowledge of all the phases of the RPM.
  • Ability to work in partnership with local organizations and under stressful conditions.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills
  • Ability to delegate and work in team
  • Flexibility (will have to take on responsibilities that might not be directly on his/her JD)
  • Adaptability to changing work environment and possible volatile security situation
  • Stress management skills: ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, with peaks of heavy workloads;
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Self-development, initiative-taking.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytic approach.
  • Good computing skills
Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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 thebelow URLs:-

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=200001LZ&lang=en

Closing Date will be 14th March 2020

 

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