Current Vacancies at Save the Children
Sep 7, 2020, 9:11 PM
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Field Enumerator (Volunteer)
Job Number: 200005AK
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Fixed Term
- Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, SC is working in 20 states focusing on child survival, education and protecting children in both development and humanitarian contexts. The humanitarian response started in 2014 with Save the Children among one of the first responders to the conflict.
- The ongoing conflict in the North East continues to increase population displacements, restrict income-generating opportunities, limit trade flows and escalating food prices. As a result of the reduced food availability and access, local and IDP populations in worst-affected areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states continue to experience food gaps, in line with crisis (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity, with an estimated 4,6M people in Phase 3-5 (Cadre Harmonizé (CH) Analysis).
The Scope of Role
- The Enumerator will support the MEAL team to carry out fieldwork and other research/assessment activities, which may be required for the program’s functioning and strategy.
- The Enumerator’s contract is on a need-for-work basis and is not a full-time role.
- The Enumerator, working under the supervision of a MEAL Officer will be responsible for administering questionnaires to beneficiaries in rural communities in Northern Nigeria, as well as providing important feedback on programs field research activities.
Key Areas of Responsibility
The Enumerator will be responsible for the following:
- Assist in collecting data as per the program requirements for its different sites which may include anthropometric measurements, focus group discussion, key informant interviews and one on one interview with respondents based on questionnaires developed and supplied by the MEAL team.
- Gather and accurately record responses on questionnaires using mobile data collection tool (Kobo Collect)
- Ensure that questionnaires have been thoroughly checked and completed.
- Submit completed questionnaires and other equipment used in fieldwork to the research supervisor and will, if required to do so, compile his/her findings in a format required by the program
- As part of each assignment, participate in briefings; carry out data collection, data entry and/or reporting.
- Recognize and give account of problems in obtaining data and provide useful feedback from field research activities
- Enumerators will work in the field under the guidance and supervision of the MEAL and program Officers who will report to the MEAL Coordinator/Manager.
Requirements, Qualifications and Experience
- Degree or its equivalent.
- Previous experience in conducting Nutrition, Health, WASH, FSL and Education assessments.
- Experience in mobile data collection, administering questionnaires and conducting interviews, data collection and data entry
- Willingness to learn and explore new experiences
- Fluency in speaking and understanding English, Kanuri and Hausa.
- Honesty: Shows a high level of integrity and will not fabricate responses or misrepresent the program
- Communication: Confidently expresses self, able to clearly ask questions and help the respondent understand what is needed from her/him.
- Relationship Builder: Able to build trust with people at the rural level and maintain confidentiality.
- Cultural Awareness: Must be aware of and sensitive to the cultural expectations of communities in Northern Nigeria.
- Accuracy: Must be able to interpret and record responses appropriately without distorting the respondent is meaning or confusing the reader.
- Endurance: Must be able to work for a full day working hours in the field across a number of days.
- The contract is based on a “need for work” basis and remuneration will be paid based on the number of days engaged.
- The Enumerator may not work or be reimbursed for days beyond the maximum approved work days without prior written approval from SCI management.
- In some cases, due to nature of some surveys, enumerators may be engaged to work on Saturdays and Sundays with approval from team lead.
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Health Financing & Advocacy Specialist
Job Number: 1900034J
Location: Duste, Jigawa
Job Type: Fixed Term
- This role will provide strategic leadership on advocacy for all health projects and by collaborating closely with all the Health Advocacy Advisors, Coordinators and Officers in all the national and field offices – ensuring that they work effectively as a coordinated team spearheading SC’s influencing of governments and partners
- S/he will work closely with the, State Project Managers and Chief of Party at National & States on the implementation of the advocacy, campaign, media, social mobilization and communication strategy in Project State
- S/he will also be expected to contribute to the implementation of wider Save the Children Advocacy and Campaign Strategy
- S/he will coordinate and oversee monthly, quarterly and annual advocacy reports that feeds into donors report
- S/he will work closely with state Child Health & Immunization Specialist (CHIS) and the SBCC teams to develop relevant materials (briefs/messages) and undertake actions to create enabling environment and promote sustainability (increasing government commitment and action) of projects
- S/he will lead on health policy analysis and support the design and implementation of the programme within the right based programming approach
- S/he will be responsible for leading on the development and delivery of health advocacy and financing strategy within the context of Universal Health Care
- S/he will support the State Project Manage and the Chief of Party to promote pro-poor governance agenda in the delivery of primary health care with focus on improving quality and access to Health services and strengthening the health systems at all levels of government.
Key Areas of Accountability
- Develop and lead policy and research on health financing, health systems and Universal Health Coverage, especially for influencing national and state processes and discussions
- Support actively in the process of developing the programme short- and long-term governance and advocacy agendas. Particularly as it relates to exploring governance-related barriers to the elimination of exclusion and inequity.
- Develop and deliver advocacy strategies to influence relevant stakeholders and achieve health policy changes at national and State levels
- Play a leading role in establishing Pneumonia & infectious disease sensitive working groups at state level
- Take lead in raising awareness and garnering more commitment towards Childhood Pneumonia
- Organize major advocacy activities including commemoration of relevant International Child Health Days
- Ensure clear linkage between programmatic approaches and advocacy strategies.
- Contribute to the development of annual work plans, budgets, reports and document case studies and success stories on the relevant projects.
- Contribute to the priorities of health projects by undertaking other responsibilities as required including supporting Save the Children’s Every Last Child campaign and strategy.
Communication and Representation:
- Work with the Project Manager, and relevant advisers to develop case studies for the project and ensure that these meet Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policies (CSP),
- Develop compelling communications materials for the project based on lessons learned and experiences from the project for print and online. More specifically, ensure Childhood Pneumonia is recognized as a leading killer of children under the age of five.
- Produce reports, position papers, briefing papers, policy advocacy messaging and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
- Organise events on health issues, including small high-level seminars and conferences
- Develop and maintain a professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC globally.
- Organise events for dissemination of important information and messages.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
- 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.
- 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
- Build strong influencing networks among policy makers, donors and CSOs to push the UHC agenda.
- 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.
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks.
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Skills & Experience
- Level of Education – Postgraduate
- Specified Study Area – Public Health / Development Economics/ Financial Economics / Development Studies
- Desired Number of Years experience – 7 (in health/development advocacy with a focus on health financing, health governance and enhanced voice and accountability)
- Language Requirements – English - Excellent. Knowledge of local language is an asset.
- Level of IT Expertise Required – Excellent
- Profound knowledge in Nigeria governance and health systems and political terrains
- Strong knowledge of global health policy goals and commitments
- Ability to write strong position papers and policy briefings
- Strong analytical framework to clearly articulate and communicate our policy positions
- Ability to be strategic and proactive when required to be able to keep advocacy plans dynamic and aligned to new policy and political developments
- 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 protect children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.
Prior Experience Expectations:
- Building external networks
- Health financing background
- Strategic Planning
- Governance and Gender advocacy
- Enhanced voice accountability
- Training and Facilitation.
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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- Please attach your CV/Resume, a maximum of three pages, and a page covering letter explaining how your skills and experiences match those needed for this post
- Please ensure that you include the names and full contact details of three referees on your CV. Also, ensure you include your language skills in your CV/resume.
- Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
- Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary
Application Deadline 20th September, 2020.