Save the Children International – Awards Officer.

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The Opportunity

Save the Children International Kenya Country, office has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Awards Officer. The purpose of this post is to support the Award Management team in the planning, securing and managing of both development and humanitarian awards. The position involves supporting award information management and compliance with systems and processes. Under the direction of the Award Manager and the Awards Coordinator, the Awards Officer will be responsible for supporting the team to adhere to all award management obligations internally within Save the Children and externally with donors. This role holder will work closely with PDQ and Program Operations on proposals, financial and narrative reporting, monitoring and analysis and compliance processes.  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.

Qualification and Experience

  • Professional qualification in Business, International Development, Finance/Accounting or similar
  • University degree in International development, business administration, finance and/or experience working in a related role
  • Experience managing grants, contracts & sub agreements with knowledge of major funders’ guidelines (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA, SIDA etc.) 
  • Relevant experience managing donor funded projects with International NGO’s particularly those addressing human/children’s rights and those  applying partnership approaches
  • Strong analytical skills, computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Ability to work well with a team and establish relationships with other teams/offices
  • Cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and English communication skills including influencing and negotiation
  • Experience working with implementing partners and managing sub awards/grants.
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity

The Organisation

Save the children international employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://kenya.savethechildren.net/careers.

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. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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

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Deadline 23 Jan 2022 – 23:59 EAT

Disclaimer:  Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process, nor request for medical examination or records and does not act through recruitment agents whatsoever.

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