Save the Children NGO Regional Programmes Manager Jobs in Kenya

The regional programmes manager oversees the running and coordination of the regional programme unit. The purpose of the regional programme unit is to hold regional institutions and mechanisms to account towards the rights of children so that they are respected by States where SCI has a presence.

The RPU develops the ability of civil society organisations to serve the protection needs of children and to advocate for their rights at regional level. The RPU uses the work of country offices to inform a regional advocacy agenda.

With the global organisation and community, the RPU builds the body of knowledge on protection issues.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Reports to: Regional Operations Director


  • Accountable for the delivery of awards by project managers to be on time, on budget, with quality and compliance.
  • Ensure that each award has a detailed implementation plan in place
  • Monitor the execution of the plan through regular interaction with managers, monitoring visits
  • Ensure that quality benchmarks are in place and a regularly monitored
  • Track expenditure on each award and ensure that burn rates are as planned
  • Ensure that project teams implement their activities in line with SCI and donor rules
  • Accountable for managing teams and processes in the RPU in line with organisational standards with special reference to the project cycle, to essential standards and to KPIs
  • Establish and maintain management systems that regularly track the achievement of awards and of the unit
  • Support managers to understand and contribute to organisational standards
  • Proactively provide feedback on attainment of standards to the regional operations director

    On a quarterly basis, review and comment on KPI achievement for the unit

  • Accountable for facilitating a constructive collaboration between project teams and cross-cutting/technical functions
  • Ensure that accountabilities within the team are clear and abided by, regularly monitor ways of working together and ensure that they are smooth
  • Support the technical team to define their technical offer (monitoring, research, accountability, OCD)
  • Monitor the proper delivery of technical activities and establish accountability mechanisms to ensure that the RPU
    is aware of what the technical is doing
  • With respect to partners, establish a clear flow of responsibilities with respect to financial and administrative management, OCD, technical support and monitoring of activities.
  • Accountable for managing external relationships: members, donors, partners, country offices
  • Provide a monthly account to members, partners and country offices of the achievements of the RPU
  • Regularly check in with country offices to understand their work, update them on the work of the RPU
  • Liaise with donors if and when required
  • Accountable for the development, implementation and adherence to the MEAL framework
  • Support the technical team to establish a MEAL framework that identifies standards, responsibilities and deliverables with special relevance to advocacy
  • Ensure that the research agenda is clearly articulated and that it serves the needs of projects, of country offices and the global organisation
  • Ensure that children's voices are embedded in the delivery of projects and that accountability back to children is established


  • Masters in Development Studies
    Trained in PCM
  • 5 years in a management role with a budget oversight of at least 5 million USD and 5 years in managing operational delivery
  • 3 years managing delivery through partners
    Understanding of child rights and African governance mechanisms
  • 3 years influencing policy


  • French
  • Experience with Save the Children, especially in terms of member relationships
  • Distance management

    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.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 5th July, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children NGO Regional Programmes Manager Jobs in Kenya

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