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Latest Job Vacancies at Save the Children, 13th December, 2018

Dec 13, 2018, 7:15 PM
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. We are recruiting to fill the position below:     Job Title: Education in Emergency Officer Locations: Biu & Damboa LGAs - Borno Job Type: Full-time The Organisation
  • 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 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
  • 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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Role Purpose
  • The Job Holder will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the EU Education Nigeria project.
  • In addition, support the project team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the project; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the project as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.
Main Responsibilities
  • The post holder will receive a context-specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below.
Programme Support (typically will be at field level):
  • Support planning efforts at the state, Biu & Damboa LGEAs and community levels so as to ensure effective and efficient resource allocation and utilization in line with approved project work plans and budgets and within the complete project cycle.
  • Participate in efforts to ensure availability of updated budgets, log frames targets, work plans, and reports are timely and accurate.
  • Take an active role in unpacking and roll out of new projects with staff, partners and eventually community or project areas.
  • Build capacity and provide direct backup technical supportive supervision to head teachers, government desk officers, teachers, quality assurance officers and other community resource persons engaged in the project, in collaboration with the designated LGEA technical staff.
  • Ensure 100% monthly budget utilization and reporting of key results based on project work plans and budgets.
  • Ensure success stories that have been identified on the program are documented with good practices shared among staff.
  • Provide technical support to the stakeholders to ensure effective implementation
  • Participate in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and final report based on project targets and results
  • Ensure that key lessons from the project are shared or disseminated to a wider audience in project states as appropriate
  • Develop a community mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementation
  • Facilitate community engagement in school PTA/SBMC/traditional/religious structures meetings for improved learning outcomes and school-level decision-making processes
  • Work closely with the relevant state agencies and parastatals, Biu & Damboa LGEAs, other NGOs and Agencies in the Education sector, Schools, SBMCs, PTAs among others so as to identify areas of collaboration and leverage against state resources so as to maximize impact.
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centres, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction( DRR)
  • In collaboration with the EiE Team, Education Manager, partners and 2 LGEAs officials, conduct needs assessment to identify gaps in the education sector
  • In collaboration with the rest of the programme team prepare and facilitate trainings
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
Capacity Building:
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the manager
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
  • Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with the efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through the collection of data and information and sharing with the project heads
General:
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Qualifications & Experience Essential:
  • A minimum of a Degree (BSc/BA/HND) in Education, Social Work, Social Administration, Psychology, Social Sciences, Development Studies.
  • At least two (2) years’ post NYSC experience with good understanding of Community Education and training skills (Training of Trainers) particularly Non-Formal Education
  • Substantial experience of working with an International NGO with budget management and monitoring responsibilities.
  • Experience of working with local partners, State and Local Government in Education and Child Protection program delivery.
  • Flency in English language and excellent report writing skills.
  • Experience in generating Donor compliant reports of high quality.
  • Ability to speak the local language and directly interact with the target group will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Desirable:
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within humanitarian programming.
Skills and Behaviours (our 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 others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
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 the highest levels of integrity.
    Job Title: MEAL Officer Location: Borno Job type: Full-time Role Purpose
  • Ensure implementation of the M&E plan for the all programmes including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to program officers, Program Specialist and consortium CSO/government counterparts to ensure that the data collection, data management and reporting, are of the highest possible quality.
Key Areas of Accountability Objective 1 - Coordinate Data Collection, Data Quality Management, Analysis and State level Reporting:
  • Participate in the design of programme monitoring and evaluation tools (registers, reporting templates, databases, etc.) to track the progress of projects
  • In collaboration with MEAL coordinator, ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting according to programme M&E plan
  • Conduct monthly data analysis and prepare monthly programme IPTT monitoring reports
  • Ensure the programme database is updated regularly
  • Support programme feedback meetings to communities, facilities and authorities
  • Support the MEAL coordinator and MEAL Advisor to implement the DQA system including the conduct of data quality assessments according to the M&E plan
  • Support the M&E Advisor in data management for rapid assessments, situational analysis, surveys, evaluations and other research as required
  • Plan, forecast and facilitate the production and supply of M&E tools and materials to supported sites
Objective 2 - Support Programme Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Support the MEAL Coordinator to monitor protection some Education projects across all target communities and communicate provide findings and progress to Program Managers
  • Participate in the evaluation of protection projects, focusing on data management of evaluation datasets.
  • Support the dissemination and use of evaluation and research reports and propose changes for improvement to the Protection sector
Objective 3 - Support Documentation, Reporting, Knowledge Sharing and Effective Feedback Mechanism:
  • Support coordination of protection projects monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reviews and reports as required.
  • Participate in the dissemination of program information to communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
  • Support the management of the beneficiary complaints and feedback mechanism database
  • Update shared drive and project team space with program monitoring documents regularly
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice) Accountability:
  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • Ability to do basic data tabulation for report development by MEAL Coordinator
  • High level of accuracy in work, and the ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable
Ambition:
  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively
Collaboration:
  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Designing more effective admin and data management systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates the highest levels of integrity.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
  • First degree in relevant field - BSc/BA/HND
  • Minimum - 2 years post NYSC relevant experience with local and international NGOs
  • Previous experience with consortium protection and Education projects including identification and child protection issues
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Excel or other statistical package e.g SPSS,
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills including report writing
    Job Title: MEAL Assistant Location: Borno Role Purpose
  • The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Assistant will be a part of the MEAL team.
  • He/she will assist the MEAL team with activities, including data collection, coordination with the response programmes; assisting with planning field visits and assessments.
  • S/he will support in gathering feedback and complaints from the affected population in the different accountability mechanisms (e.g. focus group discussions, child participatory activities, post-distribution monitoring).
Key Areas of Accountability Monitoring and Accountability:
  • Assist in programme updates for the response management and internal information sharing
  • Assist MEAL officer with data collection processes if needed
  • Conduct field monitoring visits (including the use of the Quality benchmark/monitoring checklist) and facilitating focus group discussions
  • Assist with implementation of programme evaluations (data collection)
  • Support MEAL in conducting assessments as needed
  • Responsible for handling, documenting, confidentiality and security of all informational resource related to feedback and complaints from beneficiaries
  • Support Complaints and Feedback Mechanism, including communicating responses to complainants; liaise with programmes and operations to ensure prompt follow-up on feedback and complaints received
Documentation and Dissemination:
  • Contribute in preparing weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on MEAL
  • Prepare field visit report and do debriefing and action planning with relevant staff
Quality Benchmarks:
  • To conduct quality monitoring of programme activities, measured against international standards and using participatory methodologies (including child-friendly methodologies) and the quality benchmarks
Coordination:
  • Coordinate and communicate with MEAL and relevant programme staff regarding feedback and complaints
  • Maintain liaison with MEAL unit and programme particularly field coordination/community mobilization team
Skills and Behaviours (our 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 others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
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 the highest levels of integrity
Skills & Experience Essential:
  • Level of Education – First degree: BSc/BA/HND level in a relevant subject
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Minimum of a year work experience
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Listening skills
  • Problem analysis and problem solving
  • Proficient in relevant computer applications
  • Ability to work in a team with flexibility to undertake challenging task and adapt to different working conditions.
  • Good spoken, reading and writing skills in English with the ability to produce a quality report
  • Kanuri proficiency is a must
Desirable:
  • Have experience and/or knowledge about working with children on research issues and is aware of the local legal and child protection systems.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, Flexibility, adaptability, and patience
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines
    Job Title: Food Security & Livelihood Officer Locations: Biu & Damboa LGAs - Borno Job type: Full-time Role Purpose
  • The Food Security and Livelihood Officer will work with the FSL team and directly with the FSL Coordinators to support the implementation of FSL activities across projects in Biu & Damboa LGAs.
Key Areas of Accountability Programme Support (typically will be at field level):
  • Support LGA level technical assessments in coordination with the FSL Manager and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • With support from FSL Coordinator(s) and/or other senior programme staff, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
  • With support from the FSL team and/or other senior programme staff, support with inputs in the development of high-quality concept notes and proposals.
  • Working closely with supervisees (FSL Assistants & Community Volunteers) to ensure project sector objectives are met per time across projects being supported.
  • Closely provide supportive supervision to FSL Assistants, FSL officers from local partners reporting to him/her and Community Volunteers
  • With the support of FSL Manager and Coordinator, support project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Working closely with the FSL Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Working closely with EYN partners, Field Manager and the FSL Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, with the HR team, help in the identification and recruitment of community mobilisers and/or project volunteers
  • With support from the FSL Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity building of technical field staff in carrying out their work.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
Capacity Building:
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the FSL Manager
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
  • Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through the collection of data and information and sharing with the project heads
General:
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Skills and Behaviours (our 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 others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
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 the highest levels of integrity
Skills & Experience Essential:
  • Minimum first-Degree qualification - B.Sc/BA/HND level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive experience of working in FSL, including prior internationally based experience
  • Previous experience of project management and implementation
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of training and capacity building staff
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write a clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and strong influencing skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Desirable:
  • Knowledge of EMMA and market analysis tools
  • Familiarity with FSL and nutrition surveys
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within FSL programming.
Application Deadline 21st December, 2018.     Job Title: Livelihood Coordinator Location: Yobe Role
  • To support implementation of FSL component of project. More specifically, assist in the improvement of livelihood programs. S/he is principally responsible for the implementation of the Micro gardening project.
Main Responsibilities The post holder will receive a context specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below: Programme Support (typically will be at field level):
  • Support field level technical assessments on livelihoods. This will be done in coordination with the FSL response lead and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • With support from the lead FSL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, develop livelihood project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
  • With support from the lead FSL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, support with inputs in development of high quality concept notes and proposals.
  • With the support of FSL Adviser, support livelihood project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Identify emerging issues related to the livelihood programme and make recommendation for further solution.
  • In collaboration with project and partner staff, train enumerators on program component, its implementation and prepare narrative report of activities carried out.
  • Working closely with the lead FSL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • With support from the lead FSL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • With support from the community mobilization lead ensure effective and efficient information sharing to relevant stakeholders and continuous programme sensitization.
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the programme manager or Lead FSL Adviser.
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
  • Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads
  • General: Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Core Behaviours Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:
  • Ensures that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
  • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
  • Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation
Achieving results effectively:
  • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
  • Establishes staff engagement mechanisms.
  • Addresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmly
  • Considers the wider impact of decisions to be made in the short and long-term.
  • Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results
  • Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resources
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects
Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:
  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
  • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
Operating safely and securely:
  • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agency
  • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communities
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms
Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:
  • Helps team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-care
  • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions
Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:
  • Builds own awareness of the bigger global picture by using a broad range of sources to gather data
  • Demonstrates managerial courage by confronting difficult situations and seeking resolution, and stating willingness to champion ideas
  • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Makes positive statements about work
  • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development
Qualification and Experience Essential:
  • Education to B.Sc/BA/HND level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience (in agricultural research programme)Relevant experience of working in livelihoods, including report writing.
  • 4 years post NYSC relevant experience
  • Previous experience of project management and implementation
  • High level of communication in a local language related to working environment
  • Familiarity with the integration of programme FSL / Nutrition / Wash
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of training and capacity building staff
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and strong influencing skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
Desirable:
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming, social protection programming.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
    Job Title: Education Coordinator Location: Borno Job type: Full-Time Role Purpose
  • Reporting to the Education Programme Manager, the person coordinates the delivery/ implementation of all education projectss in Northeast.
  • The Education Coordinator provides both operations and technical assistance and oversight on all aspects relating to Education in Emergencies projects.
  • The job holder provides overall programmatic and operational coordination and management including; planning, implementation, capacity enhancement, monitoring/ evaluation and reporting both internally (within SCI) and externally (for/with partners).
  • The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Key Areas of Accountability Projects Coordination &  Management:
  • Oversee the coordination and implementation of the Education projects across Northeast in line with the design of the projects and donor requirements.
  • Establish, maintain and strengthen linkages in the management and implementation of Education Projects.
  • Create and sustain positive working relationships with the partners and other stakeholders.
  • Plan and coordinate LGEA, and State level engagements with partners and key stakeholders.
  • Monitor and ensure timely and quality reports are submitted as per the reporting requirements.
  • Working closely with Education Programme Manager & MEAL to ensure quality program delivery, documentation and reporting of progress.
Operational Planning:
  • In close coordination with Education Programme Manager, provide ensure planning, development of detailed implementation plans, phased budgets, implementation, monitoring, documentation and reporting for EDUCATION projects is done.
  • Overseeing the implementation and budget performance in line with the projects plans and budgets.
  • Effectively support the projects staff and partners in developing annual plans, in line with EDUCATION Projects design and Save the Children International planning guidelines.
  • Support staff and partners to ensure that EDUCATION Projects implementation are to the desired standards and on time.
  • Provide guidance to the partners through the planning processes to develop plans that are cost effective and in line with EDUCATION Projects funding.
Finance and Budget Management:
  • Manage the Projects budget in coordination with Education Programme Manager and Field Finance Manager.
  • Overseeing the budget performance to ensure that projects implementation is on course as per the detailed implementation plans and phased budgets.
  • In coordination with the Programme Manager conduct budget monitoring, suggest necessary revisions and prepare draft reports.
  • Ensure that the budget monitoring reports are responded to in time and with accurate information.
  • Working closely with Education Programme Manager to ensure that partners are well guided, supported and their capacity built in sound financial management procedures.
Partner Development and Management:
  • Participate in partner’s capacity assessment and identify capacity building needs for the EDUCATION Projects partners.
  • Develop with the partner’s detailed implementation/work plans and phased budgets.
  • Provide capacity building and support in implementation by partners.
  • Monitor and follow up the implementation of the agreed work plan and budget to ensure that the program objectives are being realized in accordance to the program and partnership agreement and take the necessary actions for any identified deviations.
  • Undertaking partners’ capacity assessment in order to identify capacity gaps and areas of support that the partners will require for effective implementation of the projects.
  • Undertake visits to the partners on both programmatic and operational support.
  • Ensure timely, accurate and high quality financial and programmatic reporting by the partners and take corrective actions for any non compliance by the partners.
Program and Financial Reporting:
  • Work in close collaboration with the Programme Manager in the preparation of timely and high quality progress and end of projects narrative and financial reports which are in accordance to the donor reporting schedule and formats.
  • Review all program financial reports ensuring that donor guidelines have been followed and high standard met, prior to submission to management.
  • Organize and facilitate quarterly follow ups and progress review meetings to address key performance issues from the reports.
  • Overall Budget Vs Actual expenditure analysis and variance explanations.
Internal and external engagements:
  • Ensuring that the program experience is represented and given recognition at stakeholder meetings, workshops, donor, networks and any other engagements.
  • Develop and maintain regular channels of communication with partners and key stakeholders at all levels (Community, LGEA and State).
MEAL:
  • Effectively manage projects design and study processes which include assessments, baseline and evaluation studies, putting in place a functional Activity Tracking Table.
  • Ensure that the projects quality bench marks are followed.
  • Collecting and managing complaints and feedback in close coordination with MEAL team and Projects Officers.
  • Ensure regular monitoring of projects results, documentation of projects case studies, lessons learnt, significant changes and best practices and  coordinating  learning  and  reflection meetings/sessions
  • Ensure an effective programs/ projects monitoring and evaluation systems is in place.
  • Monitor programs/ projects activities to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to both Country Office and international Save the Children policies and procedures.
Technical Oversight:
  • In liaison with Programme Manager, Education Advisor and Humanitarian leadership team provide guidance and support to projects team, partners and stakeholders.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values and 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
Collaboration:
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree in humanities.
  • Experience in managing integrated programmes across different thematic areas such as education, child protection, child rights governance or disaster risk reduction is a must.
  • At least 5 years of accrued working experience in program implementation with a minimum of 3 years in a management level position in an international NGO and those applying partnership approaches is desirable.
  • Experience in strategic thinking and planning skills, be able to set priorities, prepare manageable plans and to evaluate progress.
  • Experience of working with local partners and Local Government and State Authorities in Education, Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
Desirable:
  • Experience of urban programming.
  • Language skills in Hausa or Kanuri.
    Job Title: Procurement Officer Location: Yobe Role Purpose
  • The Procurement/Logistics Officer is responsible for managing Procurement processes to ensure effective, transparent and accountable support to the Save the Children programs in Yobe State.
  • Under the supervision of the Logistics Coordinator to ensure adequate consideration for coordination of supplies deliveries and planning of program implementation. Provide technical advice and guidance to program/support teams on procurement of goods and services and on best procurement practices. Anticipate procurement bottlenecks and resolve them ahead of issues.
Key Areas of Accountability Procurement and Supply:
  • Implement procurement as per approved Save the Children International guidelines, procedures and forms.
  • Check the availability and prices of requested items in the local market; liaise with Country office if procurement must be conducted there.
  • Maintain and regularly update the price list.
  • Maintain and regularly update current supplier database.
  • Maintain, keep up-to-date and share a weekly procurement tracker, showing the current status of the requested items and the date which they are expected to be supplied to the projects
  • Organize collections of required numbers of quotes for all relevant procurements
  • Advises the Budget holder on contract allocation if relevant. Call for procurement committee meetings, take notes and documents the decision making process.
  • Drafts POs according to Procurement committees proceedings for Review of relevant manager and submits for Budget holder approval
  • Collate all payment file and submit to LM for check before submission to Budget holder and finance payment
  • Prepare monthly summary reports on the procurement, identifying problems in operations and solutions proposed.
  • Oversee all arrangements for meetings and conferences as required, ensuring these are delivered to a high quality and cost effectively
  • Line manage all procurement assistants under supervision of the position by managing performance on an on-going basis
  • Manage suppliers relationship up to delivery of goods / completion of service
  • Follows up with Finance office on outstanding payments files. In liaison with the Senior Logistics Manager, Trouble-shoot file incompleteness and/or inconsistencies.
  • Maintains and keep up-to-date a hard documentation filling system for procurement files allowing easy reference for audit purpose.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, fraud, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
  • Work in close collaboration with the finance and administration departments to ensure effective operations and strong team spirit
  • Carry out any other tasks required by the line manager in line with job description and capacity development plan.
Reports:
  • Maintain all Procurement files in an organized, accurate and up to date manner
  • Produce weekly procurement tracker and send to programs and management teams at field level
  • Generate any other procurement related reports upon request (item category/ donor / time / budget… - based)
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice) Accountability:
  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable
Ambition:
  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively
Collaboration:
  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Designing more effective admin and data management systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openne ss and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Skills & Experience Administrative & General Skills:
  • Level of Education - Bachelor's Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Accounting or related field
  • Professional international certification in procurement or logistics (e.g. CIPS, CILT) an added advantage
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level - Excellent
  • Language Requirements - English & Hausa - Excellent
  • Level of IT literacy Required - (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Email system, Internet browsing) - Excellent
Experience Expectations:
  • Desired Number of Years Prior Experience in a Similar Role - 3 years
  • Experience in procurement and logistics with INGO: Minimum 2 years
  • Experience in a relatively insecure field based environment
  • Experience working with Save the children
Working Conditions:
  • Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary.
    Job Title: MEAL Adviser Location: Yobe Job type: Full-time Role Purpose
  • The MEAL Adviser will be expected to lead on MEAL system design and implementation, evaluations, MEAL budgeting, recruitment as well as support proposal writing and logframe development usually at national level.
  • In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing country programme staff.
Main Responsibilities
  • Lead planning of needs assessments in coordination other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and include an analysis of children’s needs. Lead development of SC programme baseline surveys where required.
  • Working with the Deputy Team Leader – Programmes or Team Leader to support senior technical colleagues in their development of sector logframes, plans, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks and plans.  Contribute to development of programme plan/strategy and masterbudget.
  • Lead development of M&E systems (such as output trackers) and their roll out.  Support sector technical staff to carry out monitoring and evaluation of project activities as agreed in M&E frameworks and plans and to strengthen integration between sectors.
  • With support from senior technical colleagues, support fundraising, including contributing to proposal writing and review to ensure MEAL activities and costs are adequately covered. Develop standard guidance for incorporation of MEAL costs into proposals in specific responses.
  • Lead planning, implementation and follow-up of evaluations (real times, evaluations of humanitarian action etc.). Participate in evaluations were required.
  • Set up systems to manage complex information generated by MEAL activities, such as complaints databases and qualitative outcome monitoring data systems.  Conduct statistical and qualitative data analysis and present and disseminate information to inform programme management at all levels of management within a response. Seek solutions for more complex data management requirements by working with IT colleagues, leading development of databases etc.
  • With the HR team, identify MEAL staffing needs for emergency programmes, and lead rapid recruitment, induction, performance management and training.
  • With support from other programme staff, identify MEAL activities supply needs and coordinate with the logistics team to ensure materials arrive in good time.
  • Support sector technical leads to develop monitoring & evaluation plans and required tools. Capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Implement accountability mechanisms at field level, such as complaints response mechanisms – working on community assessment, design, implementation, review etc.. Ensure that activities are carried out to raise awareness of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and handling of serious complaints in line with child safeguarding policy.
Support technical sector specialists to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all disaster traditional and high-tech solutions) and that they solicit and respond to community feedback:
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct. For instance, with support from senior colleagues, work with sector technical specialists to ensure quality monitoring systems are set up to ensure adherence of programmes to minimum standards.
Capacity Building:
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for MEAL and other staff and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
  • Conduct training and awareness raising activities for operations and programme technical staff at field and country-office level regarding MEAL priorities and quality standards.
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
  • Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve taking the lead in coordination working groups.  Participate in Interagency coordinated joint MEAL activities (for instance, inter-agency RTEs).
  • With support from the Lead MEAL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
  • In collaboration with SC MEAL colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives Lead on response-specific learning activities.  For instance, support planning of After Action Review workshops, prepare lessons learnt reports and conducting accountability mechanism pilots. Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • To identify opportunities and material to contribute to communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.
General:
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Key Areas of Accountability Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Develop and implement a framework for monitoring programmes including rapid assessment and baseline tools, project specific monitoring tools, approaches, staff and team responsibilities and frequency of monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Develop clear, systematic and feasible monitoring plans for projects, based on project logframes (including data collection-frequency and data management)
  • Provide guidance to the MEAL Coordinator and MEAL staff to collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and collate/organize data received for reporting purposes
  • Assist in data quality assurance and compliance with all grants related reporting requirements and their timely submission.
  • Support project managers and technical advisors in conducting regular reviews of each project and ensure there is a clear process for staff/teams to raise concerns over programme progress and quality
  • Ensure that the Humanitarian Response office complies with SCI MEAL standard operating procedures including: the global quality framework, Global Initiative requirements, total reach and the advocacy measurement tool.
  • Ensure that all programmes are designed and implemented in accordance with international MEAL standards (such as, but not limited to, Accountability Partnership International (HAP-I) Benchmarks, SPHERE, DEC Accountability Framework, and the Core Humanitarian Standards)
  • Support the PDQ Team bringing together data and findings from across projects and operational regions to form a coherent basis for analysis of impact which promotes learning and strategy development.
  • Work closely with the regional MEAL team and share best experiences through the community of practice fora.
  • Support the MEAL team, and Project Managers with technology-driven and innovative systems, including Segovia platform, biometrics, and mHeath.
  • Develop and implement partner capacity building, including the inclusion of logframes in partner agreements and training for partner staff.
Accountability Work closely with the Accountability Officer to:
  • Ensure that accountability to beneficiaries becomes a core element and success indicator for all program activities.
  • Build on progress to date on integrating accountability to beneficiaries (and particularly children) within programmes through supporting the establishment of feedback mechanisms and producing information materials in a way which mainstreams accountability across all programmes.
  • Contribute to improvements in existing policies and procedures to enhance effective accountability mechanisms.
  • Assess how beneficiaries can best be involved at every stage of the programme cycle.
  • Develop regular trend analysis of complaints on the organisation and sharing for wider learning and improvement.
  • Coordinate with the Accountability Coordinator at Abuja level to ensure information flow for CRM.
Learning:
  • Work closely with the Country Office Knowledge Management Advisor, the Technical Advisors, and the Response MEAL team to:
  • Promote learning throughout the Response Team, particularly on issues of programme quality, policy analysis and advocacy. Ensure new analysis and information is constantly available.
  • Communicate program learning (through document sharing, presentations, etc) internally to provide guidance and technical input on strategic direction and programme design, and externally with key stakeholders (NGOs, government partners, working groups, etc).
  • Ensure that lessons learned are properly documented and are incorporated into programme implementation and design.
  • Regularly produce and report on best practices and case studies.
  • Participate in designing and implementation of studies, assessments and learning in coordination and cooperation with PDQ teams and programme staff.
Skills and Behaviours (our 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
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated thinks strategically.
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
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Significant management experience in emergency response and fragile state contexts.
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Significant experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in an humanitarian context
  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Previous experience of managing a team and managing projects
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC   mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Desirable:
  • Language skills in French, Spanish, and/or Arabic
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Specific experience of designing and managing DFID and ECHO projects
  • Specific experience of working in consortia projects.
Application Deadline 25th December, 2018.     Job Title: Nutrition Officer Location: Yobe Job Type: Full time Scope of Role
  • To support implementation of Nutrition and health component under EU Resilience project in Yobe.
Key Areas of Accountability Programme Support (typically will be at field level):
  • Working closely with the Field Manager, the Nutrition Program Officer will do the following:
  • Mobilize the community around the promotion of optimal infant and young child feeding practices and health seeking behaviours
  • Promote, protect and support optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding practices.
  • Support Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency (IYCF-E), identification of lead mothers, training of health workers and community volunteers.
  • Daily supervision of support group meetings in communities.
  • Work closely with staff at the Health facility and OTP sites to ensure that all children referred with malnutrition are treated accordingly and caregivers receive are part of SBCC
  • Facilitate the formation of Mother-to-Mother and Father to father support groups meetings and conduct supportive supervision/spot checks during support group meetings.
  • Support in the referral of malnourished cases from support groups to health facilities offering Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) services.
  • Collate and compile program monthly data reports.
  • Prepare transport requests for field trips to the program implementing communities.
  • Participate in the training of lead mothers and support group members on Food Demonstration
  • Working closely with the other project staff (FSL, Education, CP) to ensure timely referral and linkage across projects
  • Provide capacity building and trainings to community nutrition mobilizers, health workers and Community Nutrition Mobilizers on IYCF-E and referral mechanism.
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly follow up with Community Mobilizers and community leaders through review/feedback meetings.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries benefiting from the BCC also benefit in cash transfer project
  • Work closely with the MEAL team to ensure that data are captured in a correct and accurate manner
  • Assist the nutrition team in giving supportive supervision to community volunteers.
  • Compile and submit reports on weekly progress report
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
Capacity Building:
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the Field Manager
  • Ensure all OTP/SFP team members are familiar with their posts.
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
  • Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children
  • This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads
General:
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
This post focuses on emergency/humanitarian programming and not limited to any project. The position holder will be expected to contribute to SCI’s dual mandate and support as needed. Skills and Behaviours (SCI 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 others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future-oriented, thinks strategically
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
Qualifications & Experience Essential:
  • B.Sc or equivalent in Health / Public Health / Nutrition with minimum of 2 years progressive experience post NYSC
  • Experience in Nutrition and community based programming
  • Experience of emergency nutrition work (preferably CMAM) and implementation of feeding programs, including monitoring and evaluation
  • Basic training in IYCF-E
  • Proven capacity of management, leadership and teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Experience in community based interventions in Nigeria especially in the NE
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages
  • Computer literate
Desirable:
  • Master trainer and good facilitator
  • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems.
Application Deadline 26th December, 2018.     Job Title: Advocacy & Campaign Coordinator Location: Borno, Nigeria Job Type: Full-time The Organisation
  • 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 health care, 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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
  • 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 organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Role Purpose
  • To provide support to the project team on Policy analysis, new Programme development, advocacy initiatives, strategy development and pro-poor governance agenda in the delivery of basic social services with a focus on improving quality and access to Health Services, Nutrition, Food Security, Education and Child Protection.
Key Areas of Accountability People Management & Leadership:
  • Have regular meetings with local authorities to update on the progress of programmes
  • Involve relevant authorities in the planning and implementation of programmes through consultation and joint visits
  • In collaboration with other team members plan and carry out feedback meetings with authorities and beneficiaries
  • Advocate for allocation of appropriate resources for the implementation of nutrition, FSL, Education activities in the LGAs
Programme Development and Quality:
  • Support actively in the process of developing the organization’s short- and long-term governance and advocacy agendas. As directed, and particularly as it relates to exploring governance-related barriers to the elimination of exclusion and inequity, undertake research and analysis on possible new areas for SC programming.
  • Prepare concept papers and other relevant documents, and initiate and describe project ideas and initiatives in accordance with the country strategy, the current contextual environment, the institutional capabilities of potential partners, resource availability and funding sources
  • When working on specific high-priority initiatives, the Advocacy Coordinator will collaborate with senior staff and support the analysis process, developing policy positions and programme strategies, establishing new networks and partnerships, and managing coalitions.
  • Assist colleagues to strengthen their knowledge and skills/capacities to incorporate governance frameworks, policy research, analysis and advocacy into their work.
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy strategies proposal writing and fundraising
Communication and Representation:
  • Act as SC’s representative at local, national and international levels with local authorities, partners etc. as required, mainly in events relating to basic services (health/nutrition, FSL and education) programme. Represent SC Nigeria CO and communicate SC Nigeria CO's public policy and advocacy positions as and when appropriate to institutions, government, international, national and local organisations as required.
  • Support the coordination of the drafting and submission of strategic, planning and reporting documents, including but not limited to strategy documents, the operational plan and annual reports, and ad hoc requests for updates and reports from SC CO and Regional Office.
  • Develop and maintain a professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC globally.
  • Dissemination of important information and messages
Programme Management:
  • Supervise consultants involved in writing project designs, case studies or reports, facilitating training events, and conducting policy research, or other such contracted services.
  • Support the implementation of the governance programme including quality control, negotiation with local partners, financial management, documentation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting etc
  • Other - Other ad-hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.
Requirement, Skills & Experience Essential:
  • Level of Education - Post Graduate
  • Specified Study Area - Public Health / Social Science
  • Desired Number of Years’ Experience - 4 years post-NYSC (in health/social services delivery with a focus on governance and enhanced voice and accountability)
  • Language Requirements - English - Excellent.
  • Level of IT Expertise Required - Excellent
  • Profound knowledge in Nigeria governance and health systems and political terrains
  • Ability to clearly communicate and easily relate to federal state authorities
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s commitment to protecting children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
Prior Experience Expectations:
  • Building external networks
  • Strategic Planning
  • Change Management
  • Governance and advocacy
  • Enhanced voice accountability
  • Training and Facilitation.
Skills and Behaviours (our 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 others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
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 the highest levels of integrity
Application Deadline 27th December, 2018.     How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply   Note
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received and also Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date if considered necessary.
  • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not use any third party for employment and also does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

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