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Kenya: SNS Consortium Researcher

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Jul 2016

JOB TITLE: Strengthening Nutrition Security in South Central Somalia (SNS) Consortium Researcher

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Somalia Consortium Management Team

LOCATION: Nairobi with maximum 40% travel to the field

GRADE: 2

TYPE OF CONTRACT: : Kenyan National.

Fixed Term until end October 2017-24 months with a possibility of extension

ROLE PURPOSE:

Among other things, tThe incumbent is responsible for designing and leading all SNSomalia Nutrition Consortium programme studies including baselines, SMART, SQUEACNCA and KAP surveys, ensuring that they are conducted in a timely manner and meet programme quality requirements of International Standards. Actively strengthening the capacity of SNS Consortium field teams in the same, and overseeing all SNS research (surveys and other), are key responsibilities.

S/he will closely liaise with all SNSomalia Nutrition Consortium partner organisations to ensure timely undertaking of all planned programme studies and ensuring dissemination of results both internally and externally. S/he is responsible for the production of high quality research and survey reports, for diverse key audiences. S/he will also play a significant role representing the Consortium in key relevant forums, including at Cluster meetings (Nairobi and Mogadishu) and in the Cluster’s AIM Working Group and others.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Somalia Nutrition Consortium Manager

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Dimension of Role:

This is a challenging role in a complex environment. It requires a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated individual who can manage the difficulties of working in such an environment and still be fundamental in helping to drive forward SNSour programmes and our ambitions. The Researcher will be part of the Consortium’s CMU team and work closely with the which includes MEAL Manager and others, to provide sound programme/grant management services and key centralised technical research support across all Consortium members.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Programme Research

· Lead the design and undertaking of all the planned SNS studies, ensuring that they are conducted on time and to the degree ofwith quality that befits external dissemination.

· Ensure appropriate internal and external dissemination of all studies and any other documentation on programme performance.

· Maintain contact with other Somalia research forums and organizations, from which the Cconsortium will benefit and/ or contribute.

· Produce technical papers based on SNSthe programme research findings for programme improvement, sharing best practices and advocacy purposes

· RContribute to represent SNSing the principles and evidence-based work of the Nutrition Consortium to in relevant forums and liaise as necessary with the Cluster and other key actors, including donors, UN Agencies, NGOs and INGOs, Government, media and other stakeholders when required.

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

· Work with consortium partners to ensure systems are in place for undertaking key SNS programme studies and documenting other relevant programming data.

· Provide field-based research and survey support, ensuring the accurate and timely collection of data, its analysis and the generation of quality reports.

· Work closely with consortium partners to strengthen the research and survey capacity of managers and SNS field teams, in line with the SNS Research and Capacity Development strategies and plans. in developing and implementing a relevant and sustainable capacity building plan in nutrition programme research.

· Work with Consortium partner teams to prepare high quality reports on all studies conducted under the programme, for internal and donor reporting.

· Analyse CMAM data on a regular monthly basis and sharegive analysis onf program admission trends and performance indicators, at all relevant internal and external forums.

Other duties:

· Compile and, at the request of the Nutrition Consortium Manager, present analytical data on SNS coverage and the impact of SNS. the nutrition program.

· Be an active member of relevant Somalia forums, e.g. the AIM Working Group. Keep abreast of developments and ensure SNS involvement and representation, as appropriate.

· Share responsibility and play a lead role in helping to take the NCA Study findings forward.

· Comply with and promote SCI Global Policies such as Child Safeguarding, whistle blowing, fraud and safety

· Remotely manage, supervise and respond to CMAM challenges shared by SNS field teams, as necessary.

· Perform other duties as may be requested by the SNS Consortium Manager. incumbent’s supervisor

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Innovating & Adapting (Accomplished)

  • Openly talks about doing things differently, pushing the boundaries and ways of working to drive improvements

  • Demonstrates flexibility in following processes and procedures, while remaining true to the organisation’s values

  • Anticipates change and adapts their (and team’s) plans and priorities accordingly

  • Builds the confidence of others in their own ability to develop new ideas and embrace change

  • Generates learning for the organisation and evidence for the impact and quality of our work

Applying professional and technical 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

Networking (Accomplished level)

  • Builds trust with contacts through openness and honesty

  • Participates effectively in sensitive, complex and/or high impact relationships and networks

  • Builds strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders

  • Spots opportunities to bring together partnerships/working alliances that have not been used before

Deli**vering Results**

· Translates complex contextual information into planning and a*chieving results effectively*

· Ability to take a range of potentially complex and conflicting information and make decisions

· Designs and reviews large and complex operations to ensure maximum impact

· Ensures measures and metrics are in place to track performance in large and complex programmes

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

· Holds others accountable for achieving results and challenges underperformance

Working effectively with others

· Puts mechanisms in place to ensure effective collaborative working across boundaries

· 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

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

· Advanced degree in Nutrition, Public Health , Epidemiology or related discipline.

  • At least 5 year experience in a similar position

· Strong knowledge and experience of CMAM in the field.

· Extensive experience in leading and conducting Nutrition surveys. P and proven experience with the SQUEAC/LQAS/CSAS methodology.

· Proven ability to organize and supervise a survey teams in a cross-cultural setting.

· Excellent English language presentation, report writing and communication skills.

· StrongGood training and /facilitation skills. Experience of using Participatory Approaches.

· Significant experience in the nutrition and allied sectors, preferably in Somali contexts.

· Good knowledge of current Somalia contexts and key programming challenges in Somalia.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, with Thethe ability to operate effectively as part of a team in a multi-cultural, values driven work environment.

· Demonstrated leadership experience, including in strategic and operational planning processes and overseeing their successful implementation.

· Experience of remote management and supervision.

· Ability and willingness to travel to Somalia as needed, for up to 2.5 weeks (maximum) at one time.

· Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines.

· Strong inter-personal skills.

· Familiarity with key Somalia nutrition and allied sector actors a distinct advantage.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title and Vacancy Announcement No. SCI/SOM/21/16 on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent to Somalia.vacancies@savethechildren.org. For more information please visit

Kindly include your current and expected salary

Applications close on 13th July 2016

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

Kenya: Health Cluster CO-Coordinator Somalia/SL Country Office

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Jul 2016

Health Cluster CO-Coordinator Somalia/SL Country Office

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Somalia/Somaliland County Office

Technical Support Team

LOCATION: Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia/Somaliland

GRADE: TBC (Competitive Package)

POST TYPE: Open to National and International Candidates

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.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The purpose of the Co-coordinator role is to support and strengthen the coordination and performance of the Somalia Health Cluster and add value of NGO co-coordination by complementing the expertise, experience, capacity, competencies and skills of the Coordinator and the Lead Agency.

The Co-coordinator shall promote accountability to affected populations and adherence to quality standards and best practices. The role is guided by principles of partnership, collaboration, predictability and transparency

The co-chair will work with the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the cluster co-lead agency to provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response. In holding the position, hosted by Save the Children International (SCI), the Cluster Coordinator will have specific responsibility for ensuring that the position is informed by the NGO perspective.

The accountabilities of the position set out below are aligned to the core functions of cluster delivery at the country level (i) Supporting Service Delivery (ii) Informing Strategic decision making (iii) Planning and Strategy development (iv) Advocacy (v) Monitoring and Reporting (vi) Contingency Planning and Preparedness.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: SCI PDQ Director

Dimensions: Save the Children works in almost all regions in Somalia/Somaliland with a current staff complement of approximately 450 staff and current expenditure of approximately US$60 million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Role and Responsibilities

  • The Co-coordinator reports to Deputy Country Director of SCI and takes specific responsibility as a cluster co-lead. In the absence of the Coordinator, the Co-coordinator can take overall responsibilities in the Health Cluster.
  • The Co-coordinator is responsible for performing the following Health Cluster activities and outputs alongside and in collaboration with the Coordinator and Lead Agency, and in coordination with sub-groups.

Meetings, information exchange and representation:

  • Co-facilitate meetings, ensuring agreement and follow up of key decisions and action points.
  • Facilitate timely information exchange and ensure that partners and Regional sub-clusters are updated on needs, gap analysis, strategic priorities, planning and funding processes etc.
  • Carry out secretarial and administrative tasks (prepare meetings and minutes, update contact lists, collate reports/project documents etc.) as needed.
  • The Co-coordinator represents the Health Cluster jointly with the WHO Coordinator and ensures an NGO voice in humanitarian coordination.

Strategic and emergency planning and reporting:

  • Facilitate and contribute to needs assessment and gap analysis, using common tools and ensuring mainstreaming of gender, age and diversity and other crosscutting issues.
  • Develop, review and coordinate implementation of, strategic, emergency preparedness and response, and contingency plans, in cooperation with partners, sub-clusters in the various regions of Somalia.
  • Ensure that plans respond to field concerns and priority needs and contribute to objectives, with complementarity between national and regional sub clusters.
  • Ensure that analysis and priorities are adequately reflected in humanitarian country strategic plans and joint appeals.
  • Develop joint internal work plans with the Coordinator and ensure effective implementation in consultation with partners and sub-groups.
  • Ensure adequate and common monitoring and reporting systems are in place to review progress and results of plans and activities.
  • Contribute to inter-sector coordination and planning where possible
  • Compile and review reports on cluster partner projects in conjunction with co-coordinator and support staff

Humanitarian financing and pooled funding:

  • Ensure strengthened Health Cluster participation in, joint planning, appeal and pooled funding processes (e.g. SHF), including by Regional Sub-clusters.
  • Develop strategic priorities and project prioritization criteria, and co-facilitate (project) peer review teams, in a transparent and participatory manner.
  • Provide direct support to partners, in particular national NGOs, to enhance project development and implementation and strengthen utilization of funding opportunities.

Support to Regional Sub clusters :

  • Identify needs and opportunities for support to Regional sub-cluster.
  • Ensure that common systems and data collection and management tools are in place for monitoring, reporting and information exchange on field level concerns, needs and response.

Technical guidance and support:

  • Ensure technical support, guidance and capacity development is provided to partners and Regional sub-cluster.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of crosscutting issues (protection, gender, environment etc.) in strategy and plans.

Outreach to international and local NGO partners:

  • Promote strong NGO participation in coordination and liaise with international and national NGO partners to identify issues of concerns, and consolidate inputs and support for joint positions.
  • Conduct outreach to individual NGOs and NGO forums outside the cluster to increase participation in coordination and identify issues of concern.

Information analysis, policy and advocacy:

  • Support information collection and analysis, draft reports and briefs on issues of concern for sharing with partners, donors, government counterparts and other external actors.
  • Identify field level concerns for (national level) advocacy, consolidate joint policy positions among partners and coordinate and/or support advocacy initiatives.
  • Identify and make contact with all health sector stakeholders including national health authorities, national and international organizations and civil society;
  • Hold regular coordination meetings with country health cluster members, building when possible on an existing health sector coordination forum;
  • Represent the Health Cluster in inter-cluster coordination mechanisms at country/field level, contribute to jointly identifying critical issues that require multi-sectoral responses, and plan the relevant synergistic interventions with the other clusters concerned;
  • Ensure that humanitarian health needs and gaps in response are identified by planning and coordinating jointly with Nutrition and WASH Global Clusters, as well follow-on more in-depth health sub-sector. assessments, as needed, and regular situation monitoring/surveillance;
  • Lead the health cluster members and contribute to the overall analysis of the health sector data collected including joint gap analysis, priority setting, and planning the response to address the uncovered major gaps;
  • Promote the use of the Health Cluster Guide to ensure the application of common approaches, tools and standards by all health cluster participants taking into account the need for local adaptation;

Budget Holding –None

COMPETENCIES (our Values in Practice)

Applying technical and Professional Expertise (Leading Edge level)

  • Sets and drives standards for the organization to deliver better quality outcomes for children

  • Aligns technical and professional standards to support our strategy

  • Coordinates and harness professional expertise across the organization

  • Shares knowledge and best practices on technical solutions so that others can make best use of that expertise

Problem solving and Decision Making (Accomplished level)

  • Produces data and evidence to drive decision making and quality improvement

  • Provides frameworks to support decision making

  • Explores and analysis external trends and their potential impact on strategic choices

Communicate with Impact (Leading Edge Level)

  • Delivers influential advice and briefings to internal and external audiences to build the call for action

  • Builds behind the scene support for ideas

  • Conveys complex issues with clarity, brevity and confidence

Networking (Accomplished level)

  • Builds trust with contacts through openness and honesty

  • Participates effectively in sensitive, complex and/or high impact relationships and networks

  • Builds strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders

  • Spots opportunities to bring together partnerships/working alliances that have not been used before

Innovating & Adapting (Accomplished level)

  • Openly talks about doing things differently, pushing the boundaries and ways of working to drive improvements

  • Demonstrates flexibility in following processes and procedures, while remaining true to the organisation’s values

  • Anticipates change and adapts their (and team’s) plans and priorities accordingly

  • Builds the confidence of others in their own ability to develop new ideas and embrace change

  • Generates learning for the organisation and evidence for the impact and quality of our work

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in medicine and/or Public Health, health management with training and experience in and project planning and management techniques.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience of humanitarian work including: needs analysis and strategy development, programme/project planning and implementation (project management), cluster/sector coordination and advocacy. Field experience in complex emergencies is essential.
  • Sound understanding of the international humanitarian system, including humanitarian coordination, funding and leadership mechanisms.
  • Coordination and leadership skills: Information sharing; facilitation of meetings and workshops; analysis and strategic planning and drafting; teamwork/working with people; communication; negotiation (conflict resolution); representation and advocacy.
  • Technical knowledge and skills: knowledge of Health specific programming a strong advantage
  • In-depth knowledge of emergency relief policies and practices within the UN, other UN Specialized Agencies, donor agencies, national and international NGOs.
  • Previous experience of cluster coordination at international, national, or sub-national level
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, manage and adapt management style according to need;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to convene stakeholders and facilitate a policy process among UN, NGOs, national health authorities and donors;
  • Strong interpersonal, management, coordination and negotiating skills for fostering integration and teamwork
  • Strong presentation and analytical skills
  • Strong planning and organisational skills including ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English

How to apply:

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title and Vacancy Announcement No. SCI/SOM/19/16 on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent to Somalia.vacancies@savethechildren.org. For more information please visit

Kindly include your current and expected salary

Applications close on 7th July 2016

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