Save the Children ESA EiE Professional Development Programme Manager Job in Kenya 2019
Job Employment Kenya: Save the Children ESA EiE Professional Development Programme Manager Job in Kenya 2019
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Save the Children International

Job Title: East & Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Education in Emergencies (EiE) Professional Development Programme (PDP) Manager

Team / Programme: Regional Emergencies / Humanitarian Team

Location: Nairobi with periodic travel to key countries in East & Southern Africa (ESA)

Grade: Upper 3 or 2 (national level) – TBD

Contract Length: 2 years (with 6-month probation)

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: Education is a fundamental component of humanitarian response: it contributes to the physically and psychologically protection of children, their families and communities; it supports and promotes the continuation of child development and learning and helps prevent drop out; it presents an opportunity to improve the reach, quality and relevance of education, including building resilience. A key part of being able to initiate, design and implement timely and quality EiE responses that can do this is that the EiE Sector staff responsible possess the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes (competencies) – developing these is the aim of the Education in Emergencies Professional Development Programme (EiE PDP).

Building on the success of the Certificate in Advanced Studies (EiE CAS) developed and delivered over the last three years by Save the Children, and now accredited by University of Geneva, the ESA EiE PDP Manager will lead the process of implementing the ESA PDP Regional Strategy which will include a combination of accredited long course delivery (EiE CAS), shorter/intermediate course delivery and bespoke on-demand support, as well as looking for regional funding opportunities to supplement these programmes and for post-April 2021. The ultimate aim of these efforts is to raise the EiE response capacity of regional and national education practitioners (from all EiE implementing agencies).

The ESA EiE PDP Manager will also be expected to support other regional capacity building initiatives on an ad hoc and on demand basis for up to a total of 5% of their time.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Emergencies / Humanitarian Director, ESA (but functionally managed by the Global EiE Professional Development Programme Team)

Staff reporting to this post:

Direct: 50% of Regional PDP Administrator position (co-managed with CPiE PDP PM)

Indirect: None

Role Dimensions: The ESA Regional Education in Emergencies (EiE) Professional Development Programme (PDP) Manager will be required to strategically manage the ESA EiE PDP, including programme adaptation and design, marketing and recruitment, co-ordination and delivery, evaluation and reporting. They will work in close collaboration with the Global EiE Professional Development Programme Team and other Regional Project Managers.

The ESA EiE PDP Manager will also be expected to support other regional capacity building initiatives on an ad hoc and on demand basis for up to a total of 5% of their time.

Key Areas of Accountability:

Program planning and delivery

  • Working with the Global EiE Professional Development Programme Management Team to roll-out the next cycle of the EiE Certificate in Advanced Studies (CAS) in the region, including management of the face-to-face residential.
  • Planning and delivering intermediate EiE PDP courses (once developed) and bespoke support package (once developed)
  • Developing and implementing the ESA EiE PDP monitoring and evaluation framework, including reporting on results.
  • Building a regional technical delivery team for future cycles of the EiE CAS and intermediate courses.

Program development and quality

  • Leading the process of contextualisation of the EiE PDP CAS to ensure its regional relevance.
  • Leading the process of mapping regional EiE capacity and gaps in order to develop a strategy for ad hoc and short course roll-out.
  • Using the CAS and other course materials to develop regionally contextualised intermediate courses to meet the regional needs, both at a regional and country level.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the ESA EiE PDP, playing a significant role in defining plans and results
  • Working with the Regional Office, Global EiE Capacity Building Programme Management Team and other key stakeholders to:
  1. develop an appropriate tiered fee / sustainable business model for the region as part of the aim to make the programme 50% fee-funded within 3 years.
  2. to identify alternative and longer-term funding sources for the programme;
  3. to identify potential regional academic partners for co-accreditation of the programme.
  • Working with the Regional Office, Global EiE Professional Development Programme Management Team and other key stakeholders, transform interest in the programme into concrete, high quality proposals for future funding as required.

Partnership

  • Working with the Regional Office, Global EiE Professional Development Programme Management Team and other key stakeholders to identify potential regional academic partners for co-accreditation of the programme.
  • Proactively developing linkages with other regionally located Professional Development Programmes (incl. MEEE Region) to share learning and develop standards, especially Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE)
  • Developing regional partnerships to support the delivery of the EiE Professional Development Programme in the region.
  • Liaising with and leveraging support from EiE technical experts from Save the Children members and local, regional and international partners, networks and coalitions in support of the ESA EiE PDP.
  • The ESA EiE PDP Manager will also be expected to support other regional capacity building initiatives on an ad hoc and on demand basis for up to a total of 5% of their time.

Strengthen coordination and external communication

  • Proactively internally and externally advertise and promote new courses opportunities.
  • Regularly communicate progress and success stories of the ESA EiE PDP, including case studies to both promote the programme but also stimulate opportunities for collaboration and learning.
  • Establishing a Regional EiE PDP Steering Group including key sector stakeholders and transparently use it to inform programme direction and management.
  • Regularly update the Global EiE Professional Development Programme Management Team as well as all other key programme stakeholders, requesting guidance and support as necessary.

Human Resources and performance management:

  • Co-managing (50%) of the PDP Administrator position (with CPiE) to support all administrative aspects of the EiE PDP management, especially face-to-face residential trainings

Administrative and budget:

  • Manage and monitor expenditure on the ESA EiE PDP, according to approved budget.
  • Provide timely narrative and financial reporting to SCUK on sub-grant with support from Finance and Awards teams.

Competencies

  • Leading and inspiring others: Demonstrate leadership in all our work, embodies our values and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve our goals for children
  • Delivering results: Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering 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
  • Problem solving and decision making; Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation
  • Innovating and Adapting; Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in ever-changing and uncertain global and working environments
  • Applying Technical and Professional Expertise; Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards, promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation
  • Working effectively with others; Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Human Rights Law, Development Studies, Gender Studies or similar (undergraduate degree may be considered in conjunction with equivalent field experience).
  • Other relevant qualifications relating to education, programme management and or capacity building/learning and development

Experience and Skills

Essential

  • Working background in the field of education, international law or humanitarian aid.
  • A good understanding of adult learning and work place learning methodology.
  • Excellent programme/project management experience with proven experience of managing complex cross-organisational projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Budgeting, financial management skills gained through demonstrated budget-holding responsibilities.
  • Experience in working remotely and in building strong collaborative relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining productive working partnerships.
  • Proven experience in the monitoring and evaluation of learning and development programmes.
  • Excellent writing, communications and networking skills in English and Arabic.
  • Office and Excel computer skills.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in humanitarian settings, in particular working with education in emergencies.
  • Academic degree or equivalent experience in relevant area, for example, social work, adult learning or global/humanitarian studies.
  • Experience of working on an accredited learning programme or working with a university or professional standards organization.
  • Coaching/mentoring skills.
  • Experience of Distance Learning technology and methodology.

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.

How to Apply

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Interested applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the URL given above.

The advert will close on 2nd March 2019.

Job Summary:
Job Title

Professional Development Programme Manager

Job Category

Community and Social Service

Job Type

FULL_TIME

Company / Organization

Save the Children International

Approx. Salary

KShs

Job Opening Date

20190218

Job Expiry Date

20190303

Job Details
Job Location

Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya

N/A

Nairobi County

Kenya

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