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Dec 21, 2017

Save the Children Programme Coordinator (Migration and Displacement Initiative)

Save the Children
Job Title: Programme Coordinator, Migration and Displacement Initiative

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. 

We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:
  • Provide a professional administration support service to the (remote) Global Migration and Displacement Initiative (MDI) team, with specific focused support to the Director.
  • Oversee the day to day running and improvements of the MDI's Resource Centre (Hub) and provide research support to Research Adviser
  • Provide (primarily desk based) programme support to relevant MDI activities in East and Southern Africa
  • Deliver high quality note taking and meeting management skills (essential)
Contract Duration: 1-year renewable

Location: Nairobi

Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in a development agency or similar, including
  • Minimum of 2 years' administrative experience, including designing and overseeing spreadsheets and accounts.
  • Minimum of 2 years programmatic (humanitarian or development) or research related experience
  • Experience of planning and organising meetings and events, with a strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Graduate level (or higher) qualification in a subject of relevance to the MDI and/or sufficient relevant experience in research coordination and support functions
  • Sound judgement and an ability to effectively prioritise multiple tasks in a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to adopt a pro-active approach and offer solutions as appropriate
  • Willingness to learn new skills and engage in other elements of the MDI's mandate as requested
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, fluent in English, with an eye for detail
  • Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with a broad range of people at all levels, across different cultures and to act with credibility, discretion, tact and diplomacy both within and without the organisation.
  • Experience in supporting contract/project management; familiarity with packages (e.g., MS Project) would be an advantage
  • Website design, maintenance, and usage monitoring would be a plus.
  • Some development/humanitarian programme knowledge and first-hand experience is essential
  • Interest/knowledge in migration and displacement issues/debate is desirable
  • Experience in the coding, interpretation and analysis of research data is desirable.
  • Maintain a calm disposition and positive outlook particularly when working under pressure
  • Self- motivated with ability to work autonomously. MDI team members work remotely and the Director is consistently travelling, so there is limited face-to-face time with colleagues/line manager.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children
How to Apply

Please CLICK HERE to 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.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents 

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