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Child Poverty Programme Manager (Num: 6808)

(Publiée le: 14 août 2017 à 10:51:17)

Save the Children
Expirée depuis 149 jour(s)

Diffa (Niger)
BAC+5 - DESS - Master 2 - Ingéniorat
Social sciences - Economics - Natural resource management...
3 ans
Français - Anglais


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TITLE:  Child Poverty Programme Manager 
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)
Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
The Child Poverty Programme Manager takes overall responsibility for the strategic direction, growth and coordination of Save the Children work on Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), Vocational Education and Skills Training (VEST), Recovery and Resilience in Diffa Region. As a senior member of the FSL Team in the Country programme, the Child Poverty-PM  is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective programmes in FSL, VEST and Recovery and Resilience in both emergency as well as long-term development settings, resulting in immediate and lasting change for children. The PM is also responsible for monitoring programme quality, initiating and taking technical leadership in Child Poverty (FSL) and Skills training focused studies, documentation and dissemination of innovations and good practices by working together with other members of PDQ team; leading on policy research and advocacy through networking and collaboration with relevant civil society organizations and other institutions; playing a key role in establishing, maintaining and expanding donor relations for the sector.
The Programme Manager is responsible for ensuring programme quality, through capacity building of national staff, supervision, proposal development, implementation, reporting and support the MEAL Team.
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: Response Field Manager (Diffa) with dotted line management to FSL Technical Specialist (Niamey) 
Staff reporting to this post: Child Poverty staff 
Direct: TBD
Indirect : TBD
Budget Responsibilities: US$ 2.5M
Role Dimensions: The Child Poverty Programme Manager role is a senior role at the field level which will lead Save the Children’s Child Poverty Programme in Diffa. The response is large size and it is growing. It operates in a highly dynamic and sensitive context. The post holder will play a leading role in representation and inter-agency coordination, as well as guiding the response strategy from Child Poverty Programme perspective, ensuring quality programming and delivery of results at scale for children and their families. 
Strategic Programming
- Play a key role in the development of multi-year thematic strategy in Child Poverty focusing on child sensitive livelihoods, child sensitive social protection and youth training and employment, in relation to programme and policy designs in line with Save the Children
- Country Strategic Plan for Niger Country programme. This will be achieved through ambitious and innovative thinking and the ability to negotiate multiple internal and external positions and viewpoints to ensure a common vision, strategic purpose and concrete actions in addressing Child Poverty 
- Play a key role in the development and realization of practical Child Poverty plans as part of the Country Annual Plans by bringing together learnings from programme delivery, good practices and donor interests
- Lead and work together with other members in PDQ and operations teams to ensure that high quality, cost-effective, innovative and sustainable programmes are developed and realized for the Child poverty sector in line with Country Annual Plans and Country Strategic Plans
- Seek strategic linkage, wherever applicable, with other thematic areas of Niger Country programme i.e. child protection, education, Health-Nutrition-WASH, for developing integrated programmes for difficult to reach children in Niger 
- Work with PDQ leads to deliver on the organizational breakthroughs on survival, learning and protection for the most deprived children in Niger
Resource Mobilization:
- Lead on strategic fundraising to support implementation of the Child Poverty Strategic Plan and related advocacy. This includes funding for projects, research and advocacy to support change objectives in policy and practices 
- Analyze and inform donor priorities and positions on issues related to Child poverty and influence senior management decisions on strategic priorities for the Child Poverty sector; contribute to the development and regular updating of SCI Niger fundraising plan
- Along with the PDQ Director and the Business Development lead, maintain excellent professional contacts with strategic and potential donors and key technical agencies to continuously leverage support and resources for children in Niger programme 
Strategic Technical Assistance
- Lead the development of relevant and sustainable capacity building for project team and different categories of partners on Child Poverty, in coordination with the operations teams
- Provide technical guidance and strategic inputs where relevant to the operations teams and partners and do technical sign offs for donor reports to ensure that the reports are of high quality, aligning to Child poverty strategic plans and deliverables in project proposals 
- Carrying out strategic technical monitoring of projects and programmes and provide elaborations and as required directions and trainings to operations teams involved in delivering projects focusing on appropriate approaches and methodologies; conceptual and practical frameworks; monitoring frameworks, standards and tools for effective and quality delivery of Child Poverty programmes
Policy Analysis, Representation and Advocacy
- Represent Niger Country programme in high level internal and external fora including donor meetings (as appropriate) related to Child Poverty
- Lead by working closely with Advocacy manager and operations teams to develop policy research and advocacy strategy, policy briefs and position papers in Child Poverty in line with the Country Strategic Plan and global strategy of Save the Children
- Leverage donor interest and influence government policies for the difficult to reach children in Niger both in emergency and recovery situations through targeted advocacy/key messages
- Identify and capitalize key opportunities and events for Save the Children to position itself as the leading organization for Child Poverty and VEST linked to children’s rights in Niger
- Work and coordinate with consortium members wherever applicable to further Save the Childrens mission for children
- Ensure that the voices of children guide research, advocacy and policy change objectives
Research and Knowledge Management
- Work closely with the MEAL Team, FSL Techincal Specialist to ensure that Child Poverty work contributes to all relevant programme and global indicators 
- Lead and work closely with the MEAL Team, FSL Techincal Specialist to identify and lead strategic ground breaking research in Child Poverty for development of innovative programmes and issue-based advocacy
- Facilitate appropriate dissemination of research findings and good practices documentations in the projects internally and externally to donors, governments, consortium partners and other key actors strategic for immediate and sustainable development of children in Somalia/Somaliland
- Serve as a technical knowledge, skills and experience hub for the sector in Niger, and in doing so play a leading role in introducing innovations in Child Poverty programmes (gained from existing and emerging Save the Children’s global knowledge and practices).
- Document and share best practices and innovations for replication and advocacy together with advocacy manager
- Work with technical resources among Save the Children members to facilitate sharing and learning in Child Poverty good practices and leverage their support for strengthening Child Poverty related studies, assessments, innovations, advocacy and capacity building in favour of children in Niger 
- Ensure that the strategic purpose of Child Poverty sector in Niger programme is clearly understood and appreciated internally in Niger programme 
People Management, Mentoring and Development
- Ensure that all technical staff in Child Poverty understand and are able to adapt their roles in both emergency and recovery contexts
- Manage and define expectations in the Child Poverty team; provide leadership and evaluate direct reports regularly
- Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate; ensure availability of and support appropriate professional development opportunities for staff in Child Poverty
- Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process
- Oversee that all Child Poverty staff proactively build and maintain technical skills and competencies required for leading and/or inputting for first class programmes both development and emergency nature
- Manage the performance of all direct reports in Child Poverty through: effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations; coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities; recognition and rewards for outstanding performance; documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvement workplans
- Support the development of an organizational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors.
Technical Budget Management
- Manage technical budgets across the Child Poverty programme efficiently and in line with donor guidelines and project plans as appropriate and as delegated and by working closely with the finance and Ops teams.
BEHAVIOURS (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 their team to do the same
• widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
• future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
• 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
• Master degree in social sciences; economics; natural resource management or a related field with additional training in food security, livelihoods & VEST and project planning and management techniques
• Knowledge of sustainable food security and livelihoods, resilience building and VEST models, and especially their linkages with Child Poverty 
• Familiar with the global standards on FSL and resilience programming, and experience in overseeing project implementation according to those standards
• Recommended a minimum of three years of relevant technical experience including at management level 
• Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical FSL/VEST projects in fragile and insecure environments with an International NGO
• Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports
• Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
• Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
• Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
• Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
• Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
• Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
• Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
• Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams in the event of emergencies
• Fluency in French both verbal and written, required English an asset
• Commitment to Save the Children values
• Working experience in Niger or in West Africa region an asset but not a core requirement
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.
Equal Opportunities 
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


Voir les Conditions ci-dessous
Conditions: Dispositions finales :
Les candidats intéressés doivent exclusivement envoyer, une seule fois, leurs dossiers (CV + Lettre de Motivation) par courrier électronique en faisant mention du poste “Child Poverty Programme Manager” en objet du mail à notre adresse : au plus tard   le 23 Août 2017 à 18H00  (GMT+1).
1. Les fichiers  CV et  Lettre de Motivation doivent porter le nom du candidat
2. Aucune candidature physique ne sera acceptée
NB : Save the Children encourage les candidatures féminines et celles des personnes en situation d’handicap
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