SCI Camp Administrator Job in Kenya

Camp Administrator  – Kenya

Team/Programme: Programme Operations    
Location:  Dadaab
Grade:  TBC  (Competitive Package)    
Post Type: National
Child Safeguarding:
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Support Services Coordinator, the Camp Administrator is responsible for administrative coordination within the camp. 
S/He will represent Save the Children to camp refugee leadership, local camp authorities and partners and also work closely with other agencies within the Camp

Scope Of Role:

Reports to: Support Services Coordinator


 Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since 1984, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 
Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 
Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Eldoret, Habaswein, Mandera, Meru and Wajir. 
Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 370 staff and expenditure of approximately US$30 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Areas Of Accountability:

  • Attend coordination meetings and external relations at the camp level
  • Facilitate and coordinate donor representative and other official visits to the camp
  • Liaise between the camp population and service providers and stakeholders
  • Responsible for reporting on security, logistics, staffing and finance activities in the camp
  • Establish and follow a transparent system of coordination of services and other activities.
  • Ensure mobilization and participation of the affected population in the camp management system with particular emphasis on the integration of women and people with special needs in making decisions.
  • Ensure the maintenance of camp infrastructure.
  • Assume overall responsibility for the security and safety of staff and assets within the camp of responsibility.
  • Address camp level HR issues with support / guidance from Dadaab Support Services Coordinator and Country Office
  • Ensure performance management systems are implemented, documented, and transparent for all staff at camp level
  • Implement and maintain comprehensive staff induction for staff recruited at camp level
  • Ensure strict adherence to SC Child safeguarding Policy
  • Supervise performance management processes and build capacity for the competencies of staff working within the Camps
  • Management of day to day running of activities in the camp as well as staff welfare including management of leave among other staff requirements
  • Provide updates to the Support Services Coordinator on the affairs of the Camp as required
Skills And Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications And Experience
  • Undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in business management, public administration, operations, international development, or related field
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a program management position in a developing country or post conflict setting, with supervisory responsibilities in administration, finance, and logistics.
  • Experience in managing multi-sectoral programs in a context of relief or recovery.
  • Excellent administrative, communications, and decision-making skills.
  • Experience liaising with local officials, local NGO agencies and donor representatives.
  • Strong computer literacy; strong skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Highly motivated self-starter who takes direction well, but also works independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, effectively managing multiple priorities.
  • Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Willingness to travel and live in a remote area with difficult security situations
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
The application period is now open and will close at midday Wednesday 15th November 2012. 
apply for an open position, please send a short cover letter and CV to  indicating the position
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