Save The Children Recruitment 2018 for Sr. Project Manager

Save The Children Recruitment 2018 for Sr. Project Manager

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the Save The Children Jobs Vacancies 2018. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

Save The Children Jobs Vacancies 2018

Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.


Job Title Senior Project Manager
Code 0310
Place of Work Addis Ababa
Program/Unit RESET PLUS Youth Empowerment
Monthly Salary As per the salary scale of the organization
No. Of Positions 1(One)
Length Of Contract 1 year with possibility of extension


Role Purpose:

The job holder will be responsible for the operational management including results based monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance of youth empowerment for successful transitions to decent work in Amhara and Somali Regions of Ethiopia (RESET +) project under supervision.  The Senior Project Manager is accountable for budget management of the awards for which he/she is the designated budget holder. The Senior Project Manager is also accountable for partners’ management, which includes support to partners working on the programmes under supervision and representation of the projects within government sector bureaus, offices and Ministries as applicable.  



The position is under the line management of the RESET II Program Senior Program Manager and is directly reporting to this post. This post has monitoring, supervision and technical support role of implementing partners and project teams to get the project activities performed appropriately so as to contribute in achieving the organizational goal and objectives.


Programme management

·         Play the key leadership role for this project and be responsible for overall implementation and management of all aspects of the project as per the design to meet the intended objective, outcomes and outputs of the project

·         Lead identification of youth and transforming their livelihood through labour market and local-economy understanding,

·         Ensure that social behaviour change communication (SBCC) strategy, literacy and numeracy, life skills, technical and vocational skill training, financial literacy are in place

·         Ensure linkages with local private and public sectors for job placements and apprenticeships

·         Ensure establishment of one-stop services, and facilitate transition to safe and viable employment and linkages with financial services sector.

·         Providing overall technical, administrative, operational, and logistical management, with a focus on achieving the results

·         Be responsible for the overall management and communication of this project with the donor and stakeholders.

·         Be responsible for developing a strong, coherent integration within RESET II program and initiating innovative strategies across the program.

·         Lead the program’s strategic, financial, and operational planning, including the annual work planning process and development of an appropriate exit strategy.

·         Ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation and the timely submission of all deliverables to EU/Ethiopia, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, semi-annual reports and annual reports as may be required.

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·         Provide management guidance and support to field team in order to ensure smooth and timely start-up and implementation of project activities as per the approved project plans.

·         Provide technical and managerial support in reviewing and adapting strategies and project plans in view of changes in the internal and external operational environment.

·         Work closely with project staffs in the field and Save the Children technical specialists to identify the technical support needs of the project and ensure this support is provided.

·         Ensure approved project deliverables are achieved according to the contractual requirement of the donor i.e. that all activities and deliverables are completed within the agreed timescale and budget, reports are submitted as per the agreed schedule and formats and any other requirements or criteria are fulfilled as specified in signed agreements.

·         Regularly update detailed annual and periodic work plans with project implementation and ensure this is used by the whole project team and implementing partners to monitor project progress towards completion.

·         Provide overall technical, strategic, planning, financial, and monitoring and evaluation guidance to the project teams in the field offices and implementing partner organizations.

·         In coordination with MEAL specialist, design results based monitoring and evaluation process for projects under supervision

·         Monitor and systematically document project results jointly with partners

·         Plan and facilitate regularly scheduled reviews of projects with partners and stakeholders

·         Ensure timely preparation of reports to SCI members and the donors as per their requirements.

·         Stay technically up to date in these areas in order to inform the project implementation

·         Identify critical issues in the implementation of projects and take the necessary actions to address problems and constraints

·         Ensure that strategies for phasing out are taken care of during implementation

·         Facilitate and ensure the involvement of youth as primary stakeholders in all project work

·         Facilitate terminal evaluation of projects through participatory process

·         In cooperation with Learning and Knowledge Management advisor, ensure proper documentation of experiences and lessons learned

Partnership Management

·         Represent the project with the donor, the regional sector bureaus, partners and act as the key liaison between EU delegation to Ethiopia and all other counterparts and regional government officials

·         In consultation with the senior program manager and PDQ FSL team, Participate in strategic and high level policy forums and meetings with various actors and advocate for broader youth issues

·         In consultation with the Senor Prpogram manager and program direcotr, take the lead responsibility for co-ordination of partnerships and networks that support and progress to the agreed objectives.

·         In consultation with the Senior program manager and award focal person, lead the sub grant process with partner organizations

·          Ensure that efficient systems to support all aspects of the project (including consortium management, financial, capacity building and performance monitoring and reporting) are in place and support the effective use of program resources in compliance with EU regulations and Save the Children policies.

·         Contribute to improving youth’s policy environment using evidence-based and learning generated throughout the RESET projects.

·         Work closely with private companies for the development of public-private partnerships to leverage private sector contributions in support of employment and training for youth

·         Serve as key liaison with Save the Children consortium and partners.

·         Ensure that the projects under supervison have approved government agreements and adheres to government reporting requirements in a timely manner. Liaise closely with the field offices in this regard.

·         In consultation with the Senior Program Manager and PDQ FSL team, undertake advocacy with Government partners and officials as well as donor representatives and other external visitors. In particular, ensure there is a system for networking and communication with local government partners, relevant line departments and community representations in the project area(s).

·         Be able to clearly explain project activities and objectives, related policy issues and the project’s contributions to wider Save the Children goals and objectives.

·         Closely work with partner organizations in the course of project planning and implementation

·         Conduct regular monitoring visits, support partners at the project sites and prepare reports for documentation and follow-up actions

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·         Closely work with partners in the preparation of periodic and project completion reports

·         Support partners in preparing annual and quarterly project budgets and making budget revisions

·         In collaboration with the NGO Partnership Manager and Capacity Building coordinator, analyse and assess the capacity of partner organizations as required

Budget Management/ Budget Holding Responsibility

·         In collaboration with program, award and finance staffs, prepares annual project budgets based on the project budget proposal and ensures compliance with donor requirements;

·         Ensure that budget for the assigned projects accurately reflect anticipated costs of planned work at all times.

·         Ensure that the annual project budget is properly phased, mapped to the budget coding (account, Cost centre, Projects, DRC and DEA) and uploaded on Agresso (Financial Management System),

·         Ensure effective and efficient utilization of project budget and other resources for intended purpose; monitor budget utilization and project expenditure as needed

·         Ensure that partner finance planning and reports are in line with the project agreement and requirements from donors and governments

·         Ensure the financial records relating to the assigned projects budget /s are accurate and in line with policies and procedures set out in the Finance Manual

·         Ensure expenditure is authorized in accordance with the budget authorization procedures within the scheme of delegation (SoD)

·         Monitor, analyse and report significant variances between budget and actual expenditure

·         Ensure to get prior approval from the Member (and/or donor) for incurring costs on any individual budget line which are more than budget line flexibility as per Fund Summary and review with Awards unit for variations above the flexibility level of the costs budgeted for that line item.

·         Prepare programmatic and financial reports for SCI Members, government and Save the Children as required, ensuring these are of a high quality and submitted to the Grants Liaison Unit in a timely manner.  Be fully aware of the grant compliance regulations for Donors and the SCI members.

·         In consultation with the senior RESET II program manager and together with the award unit, highlight and prepare documentation for any project modifications, amendments or extensions which require donor and/or Government consent and approval. Ensure such changes are made in close consultation with the Reset II Senior program manager, EU and Nordic Portfolio Program Director, Award and Finance staff and all relevant project staff.

·         Manage finalisation of donor reports, including review and verification of financial reports and confirmation of accuracy and consistency between narrative and financial reports.

·         Facilitates communication and interaction between partners and the Save the Children Award focal person

Staff Management, Mentor-ship, and Development

·         Participate in hiring of new staff at the beginning of the project and during implementation if necessary.

·         Oversee the hiring of consultants (short and long term) and ensure Donor requirements are fulfilled.

·         Have overall technical responsibilities for the rest of the project team, ensuring their respective line managers are also fulfilling their management responsibilities.

·         Support field offices in managing appropriate staffing within area of responsibility

·         Work with field offices to ensure all new recruited staff gets Fraud, Safety and Security and Child safeguarding training and monitor the progress

·         Ensure that all staff understand and are able to perform their role in an emergency as well as in development contexts

·         Support field offices and partner organizations and ensure the appropriate induction, training and follow-up needs of all project staff are identified and planned. Key areas to consider include: grants management systems, particularly donor and regulations, Save the Children logistics and security guidelines and any other relevant management, monitoring and evaluation procedures/guidelines

·         Provide technical support to the projects staffs

·         Support staff under supervision to set performance objectives and Perform half annual and annual staff performance appraisal and submit

·         Builds the technical capacity of the project staff in planning and implementing effectively and efficiently

Job Requirements


·         Minimum BA degree in youth programming, workforce development, entrepreneurship/ enterprise development or related fields with a minimum of 10 – 12 years of proven work experience in managing and implementing programs for young men and women’s economic strengthening or enterprise development

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·         Demonstrated experience of demand-led and employment-focused enterprise-based technical & vocational skill training, skills working through public and private partnership (PPP) settings

·         At least five years of progressively responsible supervisory work experience including direct supervision of professional and support staff; and assembling teams working on multi-faceted programs and multi-cultural team

·         Demonstrated skills in strategic and program planning and understanding of youth issues

·         Proven ability in promoting and collaborating closely with consortium and multi-level stakeholders

·         Good understanding of national youth policy, strategies and programming

·         Excellent interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations

·         Skills in organizing and facilitating training, social behavioural change communication (SBCC) and multi-stakeholder platforms dialogues/events.

·         Familiarity with EU regulations and policies

·         Proven experience building capacity of local NGOs and government bodies

·         Excellent oral and written English language skills

·         Knowledge of local languages in the operational areas will be an asset

·         Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Scope & complexity of decision making

·         Expected to make decisions on well-established procedures, under close supervision

·         Able to solve problems by selecting the most suitable procedure or method within guidelines and precedents; direction sought when solutions not within established guidelines or precedents

PERCENTAGE OF TRAVEL: 40% travel to the field implementation sites


SC Values are: AccountabilityAmbitionCollaborationCreativity and Integrity. To meet the value system the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following Competencies on ongoing bases (this varies according to the position please consider the below as example)

·         Leading (align with Ambition, Integrity collaboration and creativity)

·         Delivering result: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organisation.

·         Thinking (align with Ambition, creativity, Collaboration and Creativity)

·         Problem solving and decision making: Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.

·         Applying technical and professional expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.

·         Engaging (align with Collaboration, Creativity,  

·         Networking: Builds and use sustainable relationship to support the work of save the children

·         Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with

How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through [email protected] before or on August 17, 2018.

A CV (not more than 3 pages)

A cover letter (not more than one page)

A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You should provide them upon request otherwise your application will reject.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STATE THE CODE OF THE VACANCY ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children. We undertake rigorous procedures during the recruitment process including background checks to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will therefore be subject to this scrutiny.

In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicants, if invited for written exam or interview.


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