Save the Children Project Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Save the Children International

Job Title: Project Manager – Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme

Team / Programme: Regional Humanitarian Team

Location: Nairobi with travel to East and Southern Africa countries

Grade: 2 (national level)

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

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: The East and Southern Africa Regional Project Manager – Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme will work to protect children in armed conflict through the adaptation, rollout & delivery of the East and Southern Africa Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme (ESA CPiE PDP).

Building on the successful capacity building model developed by Save the Children and now established in the Asia Pacific region, the ESA CPiE PDP will raise national & regional CPiE response capacity. Using the results of a regional CPiE Capacity Gap Analysis and the CPiE Mapping & Market Analysis data, a comprehensive CPiE capacity building initiative will be designed to meet the priority needs of organisations and individuals responding on the ground.

Key activities will include working with other SCI stakeholders to identify an appropriate sustainable business model for the programme in the region, adapting existing content to the ESA context, recruiting a regional facilitation team, the design & rollout of a six-month blended learning programme with explicit linkages to the global CPiE PDP capacity building portfolio as well as any relevant regional initiatives.

The ESA CPiE PDP constitutes a strategic investment in building the capacity necessary to deliver on Save the Children’s Protecting Children in Conflict Centenary Commitment in the Middle East Region.

The Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme: The Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme draws on Save the Children’s extensive experience in building child protection capacity. The 6-month, interagency programme strengthens specific competencies in the following areas:

  • Core child protection in emergencies concepts & frameworks
  • Child protection in emergencies risks & concerns
  • Child protection in emergencies strategies & approaches
  • Relevant cross-cutting themes
  • Child protection in emergencies & capacity strengthening
  • Child protection in emergencies infrastructure

We are looking for a Regional Project Manager to – based on the existing content & experiences from the Asia Pacific Programme and the findings from

a) The ESA CPiE Capacity Gap Analysis and

b) The CPiE Capacity Building Mapping & Market Analysis – adapt & implement an ESA Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme, thereby increasing child protection in emergencies capacity sector-wide, and raising immediate response capability in Middle East & Eastern Europe.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Regional Emergencies Director, East and Southern Africa

Direct: One Admin Assistant

Indirect: None

Budget Responsibilities: up to $300,000

Role Dimensions: The ESA Regional Project Manager – Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme will be required to manage the ESA CPiE Professional Development Programme. This will include adaptation & design, marketing and recruitment, co-ordination and delivery, evaluation and reporting.

They will work in close collaboration with the Global Programme Management Team and other Regional Project Managers.

Key Areas of Accountability

Program planning, strategy and program quality

  • Lead the process to adapt & contextualise existing CPiE PDP content to the ESA region.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the ESA CPiE PDP, playing a significant role in defining plans and results, aligning the programmes with SC global strategies, global themes, breakthroughs and standards, including the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian action.
  • Manage the ESA CPiE PDP roll out, including marketing & recruitment, co-ordination & delivery, evaluation & reporting.
  • Adapt & implement the ESA CPiE PDP monitoring & evaluation framework.
  • With the support of the Global Programme Management Team, develop an appropriate tiered fee / sustainable business model to build a more sustainable mode of running the programme in the ESA Region in the long term.
  • In coordination with Global Programme Management Team, research and approach viable accreditation opportunities in the region to enhance the programme profile – including ascertaining the market interest in accredited products.
  • With support from the Global Programme Management Team, transform interest in the programme into concrete, high quality proposals for future funding as required.

Administrative and budget:

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


  • Proactively develop linkages with other regionally located CPiE Professional Development Programmes to contribute to a high quality global portfolio of CPiE capacity building initiatives.
  • Develop ESA regional partnerships to support the delivery of the CPiE Professional Development Programme in the region.
  • Leverage and liaise with CPiE technical expertise from Save the Children members, local, regional and international partners, networks and coalitions in support of the ESA CPiE PDP.
  • Identify & approach CPiE technical capacity to support the facilitation of the ESA CPiE PDP.
  • Establish key partnerships with other CPiE actors in the region both internally & externally to Save the Children.

Strengthen coordination and external communication

  • Lead the monthly Regional Technical Advisory Group call – bringing together project stakeholders to update on progress & elicit technical inputs.
  • Regularly update the Global Programme Management Team, as well as all partners involved in the project.
  • Develop case studies, success stories and promote learning across organisation with regards to the ESA CPiE PDP.

Human Resources and performance Management:

  • Support the development of the Terms of Reference for the ESA CPiE PDP Programme Assistant.
  • Lead the recruitment process for the ESA CPiE PDP Programme Assistant
  • Manage the ESA CPiE PDP Programme Assistant.


  • 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


  • Working background in the field of protection, education, international law or humanitarian aid;
  • Graduate Degree in Social Sciences, Human rights Law, Development Studies, Gender Studies or similar (undergraduate degree may be considered in conjunction with equivalent field experience;
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in strategy and programme development.

Experience and Skills


  • Excellent 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.
  • A good understanding of adult learning and work place learning methodology.
  • Proven experience in the management & evaluation of learning and development programmes.
  • Excellent writing, communications and networking skills in English and Arabic.
  • Office and Excel computer skills.


  • Experience of working in humanitarian settings, in particular working with child protection in emergencies.
  • Academic degree or equivalent experience in relevant area, for example, social work, adult learning or global/humanitarian studies.
  • Experience in using the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action as well as other standards.
  • 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 job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reason and in line with their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities: The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Health and Safety: The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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Updated: June 22, 2018 — 5:56 pm