Save the Children Deputy Chief of Party / OVC Technical Lead Job in Kenya

Save the Children
Position Title: Deputy Chief of Party / OVC Technical Lead / Manager, Kenya
Employee Type: Full-Time Regular
Supervisor Title: Chief of Party
Division: Programme Development and Quality
Summary: Save the Children is seeking to recruit an experienced OVC Manager for an anticipated USAID project that will provide support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in select counties within Kenya.


The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for the technical oversight of the project and is specifically responsible for project implementation that relates to community, the vulnerable children and families, and ensure strong linkages with facility level and other service delivery points. 
She/he will report directly to the COP and will advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. 
She/he will take technical leadership role in coordination with GOK, local community organizations, and other partners. 
This position will coordinate closely with the household economic strengthening specialist. 
She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art social service delivery approaches.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
The main responsibilities for the OVC Manager include to:
  • Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of strategies, interventions and activities that address the holistic needs of vulnerable children in a friendly manner, including their health, education psychosocial, protection and economic strengthening needs.
  • Ensure that the project engages children in all stages of the project to promote child participation, leadership and ensure that their perspectives are taken into consideration.
  • Ensure that project strategies and activities addressing children and adolescents are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally-recognized best practices; as well as aligned with Kenya’s National legislation and policies.
  • Ensure the project addresses the needs of highly vulnerable sub-groups of children, such as adolescent girls, HIV positive children and children living with disabilities.
  • Ensure all child -focused strategies are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming.
  • Promote integration across a range of services for children to take a holistic, family-centered approach to improving their wellbeing.
  • Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in working in child-related services under the project.
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
  • Monitor and maintain relevant manuals, training materials and reports for youth interventions.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
At a minimum, the Deputy Child of Party will have:
  • A master’s Degree in social sciences or related field.
  • Eight years of experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, with five of these years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved with social services and or public health project design, implementation, reporting and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art experience at a mid- or senior level in at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; quality improvement; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce; M&E; and operations research.
  • Five years demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities.
  • At least five years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USAID funded programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language
  • Strong writing skills about program activities, outcomes and impact
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. We are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. 
Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. 
Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys.
By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. 
As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy. 
All representatives of Save the Children – employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, Board members and others who work with children on Save the Children’s behalf – are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. 
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. 
Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.
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

More Information and How to Apply

Full profile details and how to apply can be accessed on our SCI Kenya Website:

Deadline: 11th 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

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