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Senior Project Officer_ Kunming

Save the Children

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Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will be therefore be subject to this scrutiny.

 

CS positioning statement:

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.


TITLE: Senior Project Officer_ Kunming

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Health/ Yunnan                                          

LOCATION: Kunming, Yunnan

GRADE: Grade 4 with FESCO welfare package                             

CONTRACT LENGTH: 24 months

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3:  the role 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 in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

To work alongside Project Manager to ensure effective implementation of the strategy and the development of child health projects, reforming and building our existing health work and external relationships in Yunnan, particularly Early Childhood Care and Development (0-3 years old) and Newborn and Child Survival projects. This will include project work to improve access to and quality of primary health services for marginalised rural children and raising public awareness of key health issues in Yunnan.

 

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to:  Project Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in mainland China since the early 1980s.  In collaboration with local communities, partners, and government, we work to ensure that all children, regardless of their background or abilities, receive quality services in China.  Our programme works across five thematic sectors: child protection, child rights governance, education, health, and humanitarian response.

Number of direct reports: one

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • To implement the Early Childhood Care and Development (0-3 years old) project in Yunnan and assist in producing high quality internal and external reports to donors and media.

  • To prepare and submit budgets for the project activities to the line manager regularly, to authorise limited expenditure in line with the project budget and agree on the most effective management of the budget to achieve the project goals.

  • To monitor the progress of the project through regular project site visits and by the development of effective monitoring and evaluation systems for this project with advice from the Programme Quality and Development Team and in coordination with the various partners.

  • To work closely together with partners on implementing and further developing the project as well as on improving relevant policies and practices related to the project through advocacy and communications.

  • To strengthen partnership with various partners to facilitate the implementation of projects and sustainability into the future when Save the Children hands over the project.

  • To assist Health Project Manager in monitoring the progress and expenditure of other health projects in Yunnan.

  • To contribute to the communications needs of the organisation, suggesting reports and case studies that will support fundraising or other needs.

  • To assist line manager in building capacity of health project team, developing new projects and funding proposals, establishing and maintaining relationship with various working partners at provincial and local level.

  • To perform such other tasks and responsibilities as may be required from time to time in order to ensure the smooth running of the team and the Save the Children Yunnan Programme.

  • To support the effective integration of child rights, child participation and protection principles into projects.

  • To comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child safeguarding and other policies.

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BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

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

Essential

  • A professional qualification at degree level e.g., early childhood care and development, public health, nursing, preventive medicine, maternal and child health and social work; or substantial work experience in health, early childhood care and development and social work.

  • Strong willing to explore and learn new things.

  • Clear logical thinking.

  • A minimum of three years’ work experience in related field, preferably in NGOs.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with people of different backgrounds.

  • Ability to plan, lead and implement project activities.

  • Demonstrated project cycle management skills.

  • Strong analytical skills and report writing ability.

  • A flexible approach to work with good time management skills and the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines.

  • Willing and be able to travel extensively and regularly to project sites and within China.

  • Fluent in English and Mandarin both spoken and written.

  • An understanding of and commitment to, the aims of SC as an organisation working for social change and active in the promotion of the rights of the child.

  • A commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute to this.

  • Ability to work independently.

Desirable

  • Previous experience with an NGO in early childhood care and development or health related projects.

  • Knowledge and experience of working with government.

If you are interested in this position, please read the Child Safeguarding first, fill in the Application Form and send it back tobeijingoffice.china@savethechildren.org before 21 July, 2017