[16days_discussion] [WorkingWithBoysandMen] Fw: Fwd: SCS: Regional Deputy Director for Eastern and Central Africa Region

Ravi Karkara rkarkara at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 12 09:49:31 EDT 2010

Regional Deputy Director for Eastern and Central Africa Region  
Save the Children Sweden fights for children`s rights. We influence public opinion and support children at risk - in Sweden and in the world. Our vision is a world in which all children´s rights are fulfilled - a world which respects and values each child, a world where all children participate and have influence, a world where all children have hope and opportunity.
We are a membership-based organisation with 250.000 members and supporters. 200 persons are employed in Sweden, 35 of whom are based at our regional offices around Sweden.
Save the Children Sweden supports international work in eight regions around the world, where some 35 expatriates and approximately 550 nationally employed are based.
Save the Children Sweden’s (SC-S) commitment in the Eastern and Central Africa region is to promote children’s rights in general, and particularly in relation to the right to protection against violence, the right to education and the rights of children affected by emergencies. The support and strengthening of partner organisations as leading child rights actors is vital for the sustainability of the interventions.
The Regional Office (RO) in Nairobi shall ensure that the regional work and the country programs are implemented according to requirements contained in the relevant strategies, plans and Planning Monitoring Evaluation (PME) systems, while adhering to SC-S values and principles, including the application of a rights-based approach. Besides line-managing two country offices, the RO also takes initiatives and supports the programs when it comes to resource-mobilization; thematic development; and the strengthening of the financial and administrative systems.
Save the Children members are in a process of unifying their international program operations under one single management structure. Consequently, SC-S in the region is presently, and for the coming two years, undergoing a major transition process to prepare for the integration of its resources and programs into the new international Save the Children structure.
We are now seeking a
Regional Deputy Director for Eastern and Central Africa Region
to be stationed in Nairobi, Kenya. The assignment period is for two years starting as soon as possible.
The Deputy Regional Director will:
with the support of the Regional Director, be responsible for further strengthening the systems, planning and practices that promote effective program implementation and strong operational support functions, thereby contributing to increased program quality and assuring that SC-S programs and approaches will be an important part of the future joint program structure of Save the Children in the region.
Description of tasks
	* Be responsible for the implementation of the annual planning cycle and reporting of the regional program in accordance with the requirements of the PME systems, specific donor conditions, Head Office instructions, etc.
	* Be responsible for the PME-system and its implementation, maintaining quality levels while rationalizing the workload.
	* Promote the effectiveness in program implementation and enhanced quality in all programs in close collaboration with the two program managers.
	* Be overall responsible for operational support functions at the Regional Office (Administration and HR), in accordance with the Management Guide and other instructions from Head Office.
	* Support the two country offices in Ethiopia and Khartoum in strengthening their systems and operational functions in relation to Administration, HR and Security.
	* Develop and put in place a system for grants management together with the Finance Manager and the Resource Mobilization Officer.
	* Supervise, guide and support staff members line-managed by the position.
	* Team performance and effective working relationships are seen as paramount.
As Deputy Regional Director you will report to the Regional Director for Eastern and Central Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Required qualifications
	* University Degree in Development, Social Science, Child Development, Management or related fields
	* Experience in planning, follow-up and evaluation systems and methodologies, including results-based management methodologies, related to non-profit work.
	* Experience in managing staff and office management (administration, HR and security)
	* Long experience in working with international humanitarian and/or development issues in the South, preferably in Africa
	* Specific knowledge in child rights and human rights issues, preferably in Africa.
	* Excellent spoken and written English
	* Highly organized, able to travel, able to work in a fast paced inter-disciplinary and multicultural work environment.
The successful candidate should also possess the following personal qualities
	* Analytical and strategic skills
	* Practical skills with high capacity to deliver results
	* Ability to deal with conflict situations
	* Ability to act and communicate in a clear and direct way
	* Personal maturity
	* Social competence skills
	* Adaptability
	* Must be a team-worker and net worker.
	* Pedagogic and administrative skills
For further information please contact the desk officer for the region David Miller, e-mail david.miller at rb.se, + 46 8 698 92 76 or the Regional Director Lennart Reinius, e-mail lennartr at ecaf.savethechildren.se
Union representatives are for Unionen Jenny Nordin +46 8 698 90 27 and for SACO Michaela Sjögren +46 8 698 91 26.
Please apply via the link below at the latest April 22.
or send your application, clearly marked “Deputy Regional Director, Eastern and Central Africa” at the latest April 22, to the following address:
Save the Children Sweden
Agneta Bohman
Human Resources Unit
S-107 88 Stockholm

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