Thursday, July 19, 2018

Field Operations Manager at Save the Children, July 2018

  Kijiwe Cha Wasomi       Thursday, July 19, 2018
Field Operations Manager at Save the Children, July 2018
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 a Field Operations Manager for the USAID-funded Improved Nutrition for Better Life Program in Tanzania. This four-year program will intensify and integrate nutritional support to targeted regions to improve the nutritional status for women of reproductive age.  This target group includes pregnant and lactating women, adolescents and children under five years of age in Tanzania.
In addition, the staff will also work closely to support the Government of Tanzania (GOT) and local NGOs working at the district, facility, and community levels to improve nutrition-related behaviors within households by promoting evidence-based nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions, and in line with the GOT’s National Multi-sectoral Nutrition Action Plan.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

SCOPE OF ROLE:
This position is responsible for the overall operational management of the project and will coordinate and ensure strong alignment with the Deputy COP on all operational issues relevant for the project. S/he is responsible for ensuring that USAID requirements for budget planning, monitoring, and reporting are fully met in a timely manner, and the establishment and management of operational and administrative systems are utilized. This requires close liaison with the finance and technical planning departments of all partners and program staff, Save the Children, and USAID.

Reports to: Chief of Party

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Review and consolidate monthly financial reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback to senior management;
Ensure all financial plans, invoices, reports, and other financial documents and transactions are accurate, timely, and consistent with Save the Children and USAID guidelines and regulations;
Prepare and monitor budgets to ascertain that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and corrected; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their budgets respectively;
Prepare quarterly reports, consolidated annual fiscal report, cumulative life of project report, and any other required donor submissions;
Verify that appropriate segregation of duties exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office finance and administrative operations;

Perform financial review of purchase requests, purchase orders, and payment requests to ensure compliance with Save the Children’s policies and procedures and donors grant requirements;
Oversee sub grant monitoring and compliance including organizational assessments, review of financial reports/ advance requests, and financial tracking; develop sub grant monitoring plans; perform and document compliance visits;
Supervise the finance and operations staff including performance evaluation and revising job descriptions as necessary.  Develop the capacity of the team and facilitate their professional growth;
Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to Save the Children and donor requirements;
Encourage a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

Accountability:
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.

Ambition:
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.

Collaboration:
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.

Creativity:
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
Willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:

Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Advanced degree in business, or other relevant field; professional qualification in Accounting desired;
Minimum five years’ experience managing finance for USAID-funded projects; in-depth knowledge of USAID programs, rules and regulations;
Proven ability to prepare budgets and donor financial reports;
Strong analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
Experience as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop finance and project management skills of colleagues;

Experience managing and monitoring sub-awards, including all partners;
Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in managing the personnel, administrative and logistical functions of programs and projects;
Proven experience building the capacity of local NGOs and government bodies and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required;
Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Tanzania is preferred.


Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Wednesday 1 August 2018
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified
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