Head of Regional Awards Management and Strategic Portfolio
Job TypeFull Time
Job FieldSales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development
As a key member of the Regional Programme Operations team, you will be leading Awards (grants) management support across East and Southern Africa. Working in close collaboration within the Regional Office with the supply chain, finance, advocacy, HR, security, and operations managers, you will ensure that all country offices operationalize optimally the awards management cycle that SCI new programming model requires. In particular, you will shape country offices award management processes so that they are effective and compliant. You will be the key focal point for all compliance and awards systems and tools management related issues. You will actively manage the review of all relevant awards at regional level and play a key role in coordinating multi-country regional awards. Building on the experience you will gain in implementing the new SCI award management tools, you will identify best practice and short comings and work to improve these processes and tools in collaboration with the centre

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:



Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities
Proven track record of active contribution to a senior management team, and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and/or regions
Extensive experience with NGOs with increasing responsibilities including a proven experience of establishing and running the award management function in the field
Knowledge of the requirements of major institutional donors including budgeting, eligibility issues, compliance management, and reporting; experience of engaging with donors at a strategic level
Well-developed skills in staff management. Proven coaching and capacity building skills
Understanding of the financial aspects of award management, and understanding of operations and programming
Very strong attention to detail, problem solving skills, and ability to analyse trends
Computer literate (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems)
Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
Patient, adaptable, able to improvise, and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
Strong communication (written and spoken) in English, and strong interpersonal skills, with experience in managing multicultural teams
Experience with award management policies, procedures and systems and Save the Children’s award management system (AMS)
Understanding of financial reporting from Save the Children’s accounting software (Agresso)
Experience of Project Management, M&E Management or Funding Coordination
Contract duration: 24 Months

About Save the Children

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries