Save the Children
Emergency Meal Officer Vacancy
Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and a footprint in Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori and Kitui. In 2016, Save the Children established a new project office in Madagascar whose operations the Kenya CO manages.
The MEAL officer will be expected to support the quick implementation and delivery of the drought humanitarian response in Turkana and Garissa; this includes the Humanitarian MEAL system design and implementation, evaluations, MEAL budgeting, as well as support proposal writing and log frame development.
Work Location: Turkana and Mandera (one position for each location)
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
At least 2 years of experience working in humanitarian programmes
Education to BSc/BA level in a relevant subject or equivalent field.
Significant experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in humanitarian programs.
Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
Experience of training and capacity building
Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals.
Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.
Excellent communication and influencing skills.
Language skills in English and Kiswahili and Local Language is added advantage.
Specific experience of managing OFDA, ECHO and other major projects
Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
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