Save the Children Regional Change Deployment Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Save the Children – East and Southern Africa Regional Office

Job Title: Regional Change Deployment Manager

Team / Programme: SCI Change & Deployment, Transformation Delivery

Location: Nairobi or an agreed Country Office in East and Southern Africa (ESA), with frequent travel (up to 60%) within the region

Grade: National Grade 2

Contract Length: 2 years fixed term contract

Child Safeguarding Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

Role Purpose: The Regional Change & Deployment Manager is a role within the Change Deployment Team that was created in 2016 to deliver a number of high priority projects implementing new systems and business processes across Save the Children International (SCI)’s 55 country offices.

The Regional Change Manager has responsibility for managing the change and deployment activities for these priority projects across selected countries in one region (in this case, East and Southern Africa).

He/She is responsible for supporting the country offices with project management for each global project, advising the country offices on effective change interventions and engaging the ESA regional office in the deployment.

In 2020 the role will work with countries to implement a global procurement system, a new coding structure, a project management methodology and a global project management/MEAL system.

Scope of Role

Reports to: Africa Regional Change Deployment Lead

Staff reporting to this post: No direct reports

Role Dimensions:

  • Reports functionally to the Africa Change Deployment Lead, who is based in Nairobi
  • Works alongside, and collaborates with, another Regional Change Manager in ESA
  • Close co-operation with the project teams based in London, process owners and Management Team Members of the country offices and the regional office
  • Frequent discussions with all members of the Change Deployment Team on progress, issues and approach
  • Incorporates a part-time trainer role

Key Areas of Accountability

Ensuring effective and timely implementation:

  • Facilitate the development and localisation of a high quality country project plan per project, which fully addresses the roll out and consolidation into business as usual
  • Ensure a full understanding of business processes and systems to be implemented (Trainers will support in this)
  • Verify the comprehensiveness of country plans for roll out and consolidation, and provide constructive feedback
  • Proactively identify risks, ensure these are addressed and mitigated by the country, regional or centre office

Change guidance:

  • Build change capability within the countries and functions being impacted by change


  • Facilitate the engagement of relevant country staff and stakeholders, encouraging a culture of taking responsibility for both resolving issues and celebrating successes
  • Influence and oversee increased transparency on project progress, reporting independently on country status
  • Proactively interact with all necessary stakeholders who can support preparation, roll out and consolidation per country


  • Develop online and face to face training content for global projects, as required
  • Deliver theory and system training to RO and CO staff

Behaviours (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 their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


  • Bachelor’s Degree with experience in Management Consulting, Organisation Development or Project Management

Experience and Skills


  • 4+ years’ experience of leading the delivery of major projects affecting business processes and systems in a large organisation
  • Experience working in an international and East/Southern Africa regional context
  • Proven ability to influence at all levels within an organization without direct authority
  • Strong facilitation skills, with experience leading complex face to face and virtual workshops
  • Good understanding of project processes: planning, schedule, deliverable review, status reporting, formal change request processes etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to frame change message and facilitate discussion
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the region for circa 60%
  • A commitment to Save the Children values


  • Prior experience within an INGO
  • Fluent in written and spoken Portuguese

Additional Job Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

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

Child Safeguarding: 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.

Safeguarding our Staff: The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

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

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Closing Date: 11th November 2020

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