Overview

Area Award Manager – Southern States – Somali-National only

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.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

ROLE PURPOSE:

The purpose of this post is to lead award information management, shares and coordinates information across departments in Somaliland.

Under the direction of the Awards Management Director, the Area Awards Manager 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 financial and narrative reporting relating to donor awards and data quality in the Award Management System.  This position is specifically responsible for ensuring compliance with financial and administrative requirements, donor specific requirements and making of recommendations for improvements at level.

This role will work closely with Program Implementation/ Operations, PDQ , Supply Chain, Partnerships, and Finance on proposals, financial and narrative reporting, monitoring and analysis, and compliance processes for active awards. 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.

Reports to: Area Representative -SS

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Area Office has over 280 staff across 7 field offices (Mogadishu, Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, and Dhobley). The Area Office coordination and administration is base in Mogadishu. The Southern States Area Office manages over 30 active awards with portfolio of US$ 40 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA. Save the Children in Southern States implements projects in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance.

 Staff directly reporting to this post: Award Officer.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Professional qualification in Business, International Development, Finance/Accounting or similar

    EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • University degree in International Development, Business Administration or Finance
  • Highly developed interpersonal and  communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • 3 years and above of 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 and strategic planning abilities. Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must
  • Ability to proactively identify issues and problem solving skills to address these
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Fluency in English and Somalia language.
  • Computer literate.
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses

    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

    Application will be close on 23rd March 2020.

     

    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.


    How to Apply:

    https://somalia.savethechildren.net/careers/details?jid=45074