Kenya: Awards Management Coordinator Nairobi (Maternity Cover)

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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Jul 2018

Awards Management Coordinator Nairobi (Maternity Cover)

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:

To support the Awards Director and National Award Manager in the planning, securing and managing of both development and humanitarian awards. The position plays a lead role in award information management and shares and coordinates information across departments.

Under the direction of the Awards Manager, the Awards Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that the SCI programme adheres to all its award management obligations internally within Save the Children and externally with donors. This will include managing awards from start to closeout and ensuring data quality in the Award Management System. This position is specifically responsible for assigned awards, and will ensure compliance with financial and administrative requirements, donor specific requirements and to make recommendations for improvements.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly

Contract Duration: 7 Months

Location: Somalia/Somaliland Country Office, Nairobi Kenya

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Social studies, Economics, Management, International Affairs or related field relevant to the position requirements
  • 5 years' experience in managing large awards facilities with minimum of 3 years working in international development
  • Excellent understanding of the awards management cycle, logical frameworks, and M&E concept
  • Knowledge of awards and contracts regulations and reporting requirements of major donors such as EU, DFID, ECHO, UN agencies, DANID
  • Experience of managing awards, cooperative agreements and contracts for major donor
  • Practice knowledge of financial awards accounting and management.
  • Experience of analyzing and commenting on variances between actual and budgeted expenditure and relating this to activity reporting
  • Have a basic knowledge of sectorial programming and log frames
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to explain complex issues to both staff and pee
  • Ability to manage a complex and varied workload; to work effectively under pressure; and to organize and priorities work to ensure deadlines are met.
  • An energetic, flexible and proactive approach with the ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team setting
  • Strong team working skills and ability to develop and maintain effective working relations at all levels both within and outside the t
  • Ability to challenge and negotiate assertively and cooperatively with senior sta
  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load with minimum motivation
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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

How to apply:

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