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: Save the Children is seeking an experienced Team Leader for an anticipated US CDC 5-year immunization program at national scale in support of government immunization work.
The Team Leader, Immunization will be responsible for the provision of technical leadership and expertise for a national level program that builds upon existing USG and Government of Kenya investment and that will achieve lasting outcomes.
Scope of Role
Reports to: Head of Child Survival
Dimensions: Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programs delivered both directly and through local partners.
Current programming focuses on health & nutrition, child protection, child rights governance, education, and child poverty.
In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programs of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.
In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programs with our own.
Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.
We employ more than 300 staff and have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$25 million.
Staff directly reporting to this post: Four
Key Areas of Accountability:
Develop technical strategies and will oversee and guide the implementation of program activities across all target geographic areas and will provide expert technical guidance related to strengthening immunization services and activities in Kenya
Responsible for technical quality assurance, so that the project is in line with and advances the state of the art and achieves the program objectives and expected results
Lead and oversee monitoring and evaluation of the project
S/he will represent the program in related technical fora and will provide overall coordination of technical capacity building of government and civil society partners.
S/he will maintain close liaison with CDC, Save the Children offices, and partners as needed and will ensure the timely submission of all deliverables to CDC, including annual work plans and performance monitoring plans
The Team Leader will coordinate and maintain close liaison with project partners and with relevant stakeholders.
Skills and Behaviours (our 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 others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically
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
Qualifications and Experience
A master’s degree in public health, international policy, or a related subject and experience in Kenya’s Immunization program, public health, or development sectors. Clinical background highly desirable.
At least eight years of experience in public health, including at least four years of experience in working with expanded programs for immunization at national level.
At least five years of experience in a field-based management position for a complex, public health focused international development USG-funded project, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa.
The ability to manage a program of similar magnitude and complexity; work collaboratively across technical disciplines.
Solid knowledge and understanding of current discourses on immunization globally and in Kenya.
Prior work and knowledge of USG regulations and policies.
Proven experience providing technical assistance to Ministries of Health and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English required.
Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; work experience in Kenya highly desirable.
Qualified national applicants are strongly encouraged to apply
How to Apply
Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to Kenya.firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the Position Code on the subject line by 10th June 2015.
Due to the urgency of this position applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.