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SENIOR AUTOMATION TEST ENGINEER

Qualification and Experience

Essential

  • Computing degree – BSc, BA or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Automation Test Framework and Tools
  • Understanding of DevOps model and Agile
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Automation Testing and working with different test tools.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience of working in/with Dev Ops environment and tools such as Robotic Process Automation, Github etc.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience in Micro services and API automation working in/with Dev Ops environment and tools such as PostMan, Rest Assured etc
  • Strong previous experience as a Automation Test Engineer writing and executing test plans in manual and automated test environments
  • Ability to generate API documentation directly from the API testing tool
  • Implementing test approaches for integration testing, Continuous Integration and Continuous Release within an Agile environment
  • Experience in working with test automation tools and frameworks for functional and non-functional testing – such as REST Assured, Jmeter, Selenium, Team City, Load Runner etc.
  • Experience of working with performance NFRs (non-functional requirements) and carry out load and concurrency testing at application and integration level.
  • Proficient in use of SQL scripting and other data technologies
  • Ability to write and maintain automated regression packs for live applications
  • Demonstrate high level of technical awareness and understanding of software architecture
  • Experience of testing front (e.g. websites) and back end systems (e.g. database checking)
  • Experience of managing issue tracking databases and prioritising issues for future release
  • Adept in using JIRA and/or other tools for test and defect management
  • Have a flair for learning systems working in an integrated environment
  • A demonstrable an eye for detail, problem analysis and resolution skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills in English – must be able to communicate at both a technical and non-technical level
  • The ability to work independently and well under pressure
  • Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally

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Desirable:

  • ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Level Certification qualification or similar
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, IaC (Terraform, CloudFormation) and Azure would all be of benefit.
  • Non-profit sector knowledge/experience
  • Experience with testing applications hosted in cloud, particularly Microsoft Azure
  • The ability to speak/write in languages other than English

The Organisation

Save the children international employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
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We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Closing Date: 31st Dec 2021

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://kenya.savethechildren.net/careers.

GBV ASSISTANT

Role Purpose

Save the Children International Kenya Country, Dadaab office has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as GBV Assistant. The role holder will be in charge of prevention and response to cases of GBV, counselling and case management in the Dadaab refugee host community and the refugee camps. The role holder will work to establish and revive the host community structures in five (5) wards under Dadaab sub-county and will establish GBV response mechanism that is responsive to the safety and protection of boys, girls, men and women and survivors of gender-based violence. 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.

No of Vacancies:  One (1) Position

Reporting to: Senior CP Officer

Location: Dadaab

Nationality: Kenya National only

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Graduate degree in counseling or Psychology, with 2 years’ experience working with children is desirable or a diploma with 3 years of active experience in GBV work.
  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches and child participation methodologies.
  • Ability to use a wide range of child counseling methodologies
  • Good managerial and IT skills including the use of Word and database software.
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.

Desirable

  • Ability to adapt to different cultures
  • Registered with the Kenya Counsellors and Psychologist’s  Association (KCPA)
  • Experience and skills in management of staff
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions and activities for children
  • Understanding of the dynamics of the conflict within the East African region.
  • Experience of working in an insecure environment.
  • Experience in refugee setting and/ or understanding of local language would be an added advantage.

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Closing Date: 31st Dec 2021

CHILD FRIENDLY SPACES ASSISTANT

Essential

  • Diploma in social work / social sciences or equivalent with preferably 3 year work experience in social work or with development-related organizations
  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches.
  • Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.

Desirable

  • Ability to adapt to different cultures
  • Understanding of local context and local language.
  • Experience of working in an insecure environment
  • Experiences in management of CFS centre

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Closing Date: 31st Dec 2021

CHILD PROTECTION ASSISTANT

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Graduate degree in social work / social sciences or equivalent with preferably 1-year work experience in social work or with development-related organizations or diploma with 3 years active experience in Child protection.
  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches.
  • Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.

Desirable

  • Previous experience in working with IA CPIMS.
  • Understanding of the dynamics of the refugees and local language is essential
  • Experience of working with refugee and host communities in a Somali context and other agencies that support Child Protection.
  • Child communication and interviewing skills.
  • Ability to adapt to different cultures.
  • Experience and skills in management of staff.
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions.

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Closing Date: 31st Dec 2021

FUNDRAISING DATA ANALYST

ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the Children International (SCI) is looking for an intelligent and hard working data analyst to join our Market Intelligence team. This person will analyse and visualise global fundraising data with the objective of presenting clear data-driven insights that can be used to make informed business decisions. SCI collect and analyse data from our members around the world, when combined is used to:

  • Provide a single view of the organisations performance and cross market comparisons
  • Help our members evaluate the effectiveness of their fundraising programmes
  • Enhance global fundraising strategy
  • Identify trends in donor giving behaviour
  • Spot opportunities for growth
  • Support our global fundraising specialist’s decision-making
  • Benchmark funding performance against our own members and that of other INGOs
  • Create a long-term view of fundraising performance and determine where to Increase or reduce investment
  • Generate predictive models using statistical analysis

The role will involve presenting findings to fundraising leaders around the world in a simplified and engaging way. As the Fundraising Data Analyst you will become an expert on fundraising and data driven decision-making, helping to raise more money for children.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside of the normal job description and be able to vary work hours accordingly.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Degree in maths/computing/marketing or any of the social sciences or any other relevant professional qualification
  • 1-2 years’ experience as a data/marketing analyst in a large organisation or agency
  • A passion for data and highly developed analytical skills
  • The ability to capture and document user requirements and convert into a project brief
  • Understanding of marketing/fundraising techniques and KPIs, in particular in the area of individual giving
  • The ability to analyse marketing and financial data and produce effective management information
  • An ability to create engaging and action-oriented reports to communicate information from budgeting, reporting and benchmarking exercises
  • Excellent problem solver with the ability to think strategically
  • Exceptional project and time management skills
  • Meticulous attention to details

Mandatory Technical Expertise

  • Familiar with Power BI or any other Business Intelligence tools used in the sector
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel/Word & PowerPoint including the use of Macros, Pivot Tables and producing graphs
  • At least 1 year using SQL Server 2012 or newer to input, manipulate, enhance and query large volumes of data
  • SQL Server Query optimisation
  • Experience building and maintaining relational database tables

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Have worked in and analysed data for an international organisation
  • Experience in measuring and monitoring the effectiveness of Individual Giving strategies and plans
  • Have previously mentored or trained other members of staff on process and procedures
  • Experience manipulating data using FastStats
  • Knowledge of one or more programming languages – Ideally VBA, Python or R
  • Have performed and managed organisation benchmarking projects
  • Proven experience writing and delivering presentations to large groups of people
  • Exposure to at least one fundraising CRM system and knowledge of the data table architecture
  • Experience building statistical models and decision trees
  • French or Spanish speaking

We can offer circa £40,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

Closing Date: 18th Jan 2022

How to Apply.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at https://kenya.savethechildren.net/careers

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