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Current Job Vacancies at Save the Children, 13th February, 2019

Feb 13, 2019, 11:51 AM
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. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere. We are recruiting to fill the position below:     Job Title: Community Mobilization Officer Job ID: 190000CO Location: Borno Role Purpose
  • Support the State team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the programme; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the Humanitarian programme as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.
Key Areas of Accountability Objective 1: Strategy Development:
  • Identify policy and practice change, on the basis of Save the Children’s experience, that would promote and protect the rights of children.
  • Support in formulating key advocacy messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation on WASH, child Protection, Food security et al
  • Ensure that voices of children form the basis of Save the Children’s advocacy strategy.
  • Acquire information and understanding of social policy and adapt strategies as necessary.
  • Maintain a strategic overview of issues affecting child Nutrition, monitoring trends in the external environment and inputting to organisational strategy and planning processes.
  • Ensure Save the Children visibility is seen in the state
  • Actively participate in all Save the Children and CSO Coalition driven activities in the state
  • Establish as well as sustain existing synergy among coalition
  • Engage with the state and local governments in policies review when needed
  • Facilitate meetings of the coalition groups
  • Prepare monthly reports of activities carried out
  • Support any other Save the Children-led activities as may be required
  • In collaboration with Field Coordinaotor, represent Save the Children with local authorities at the LGA level: Local Government Authorities, Religious and traditional leaders
Objective 2: Influencing:
  • Develop good knowledge of local and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them.
  • Initiate and support lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of Save the Children’s policy recommendations.
  • Support in building systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence based advocacy and influencing at state and national levels.
  • Develop a feedback mechanism for communicating Save the Children programmes
  • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
Objective 3: Collaboration & Representation:
  • Develop and sustain strategic relationships with other agencies engaged in advocacy and policy work.
  • Support in maintaining a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
  • Support in facilitating capacity building of staff from Save the Children and partner agencies in advocacy and communications.
  • Represent Save the Children at various policy forums and advocacy opportunities at state and LGA levels, as directed.
  • As a spokesperson for Save the Children to a variety of external audiences including policy makers and the media, as directed.
Objective 4: Programme Development:
  • Provide technical support on voice and community mobilization to State programme team
  • Develop a community mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementation
  • Train and mentor Local consultants – Community support
  • In collaboration with the rest of the programme team prepare and facilitate trainings
  • Participate in the preparation or review of programme monitoring and evaluation tools where necessary
  • Ensure correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording) tools, including analysis
Qualifications and Experience Essential:
  • Level of Education – First degree B.Sc/BA/HND in Communication, Journalism, Social Work, Psychology, Health or Social Science field
  • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC relevant experience in community Mobilization/campaign and BCC programming
  • Substantial experience in advocacy and policy development / research in the development context.
  • Good understanding of the possibilities and tactics for influencing decision and policy makers, politicians, donors, and other key actors.
  • Knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy.
  • Good understanding of strategies for achieving child protection, Psychosocial programming policies through participatory processes, and the links with gender, diversity and other aspects of identity.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local, state and national levels.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society (coalitions) and media sectors.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, email / internet) and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
  • Fluent English language skills (written and verbal).
  • Local language skills especially Hausa & Kanuri
  • Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.
Desirable:
  • Experience in training others in advocacy techniques and influencing tactics.
  • Prior work experience in advocacy in Nigeria.
  • Experience working on Humanitarian programming.
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
  • Zeal to work with Children
  • 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 systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply     Job Title: WASH Coordinator Job ID: 190000CW Location: Ogoja, Cross River Reports to: WASH Manager Role Purpose
  • The WASH Coordinator is overall responsible for an effective implementation of all WASH activities at refugee settlement, community, school and health facilities in coordination with stake holders in Cross River and Benue States.
  • Staff directly reporting to this post.
Key Areas of Accountability Technical and Management:
  • Lead on WASH technical assessments in coordination with other Save the Children 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.
  • Provide inputs to the development of concept notes, proposals, WASH strategy, details implementation plans and master budgets;
  • Identify priorities and technically assist on assessments, designing and overseeing KAP and other surveys
  • Identify key gaps in WASH facilities and minimum standards in the WASH interventions by providing technical checking of WASH engineering and hygiene promotion aspects of the programme and proactively promote high quality WASH technical approaches for the response;
  • Design and run water supply, sanitation and hygiene interventions as per national and SPHERE standards etc.
  • Prepare and oversee WASH programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities.
  • Develop program management/implementation tools for WASH programs in communities, schools and health facilities
Programme Support:
  • Working closely with the HR team, identify staffing needs (national) for WASH officers, and ensure timely recruitment and induction of new staff.
  • Work closely with the Logistics and Finance teams, to identify WASH programme supplies needs and coordinate to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan, budget and supply chain
  • Coordinate with other partners and other relevant authorities and administration to ensure coordinated implementation;
  • Participate in WASH Sector Coordination meetings, sharing information from Save the Children programmes
  • Coordinate with other sectors (Nutrition, Child Protection, Education, Food security and Livelihoods etc.) to ensure integration in program
  • Work closely with the MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) team put in place a sector MEAL plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
Capacity Building:
  • Identify learning needs of WASH team and mentor team
  • Develop capacity building plan for WASH team and implement it in coordination with HR and line manager.
  • Maintain growth of team through appropriate measures e.g. create learning and sharing environment, on-the job training
  • Coordinate with community mobilization team and other sectors for capacity building of community based organization/groups and volunteers involved in WASH program
Representation & Advocacy & Organizational Learning:
  • Take steps to document lessons learned, from WASH programmes, for wider dissemination.
  • In collaboration with senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
  • Attend relevant meetings and represent SCI.
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.
  • Any other tasks assigned by line manager to achieve the objectives of position
Qualifications and Experience Essential:
  • Progressive management/coordination experience of working in an emergency and long term WASH program;
  • Education on Sanitary Engineering, Public Health/ Civil engineering or a related subject
  • At least 5 years of working experience with 2 years in humanitarian context
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills and good knowledge of English
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in challenging and dynamic working circumstances.
Desirable:
  • Knowledge of Save the Children systems and ways of working
  • Experience of USAID/OFDA, ECHO, EU, UNHCR funded project
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.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply   Application Deadline 26th February, 2019.     Job Title: WASH Officer - Water Job ID: 190000CA Locations: Benue and Ogoja-Cross River The Role
  • The Water Officer will lead the field implementation of SCI water supply in the Cameroonian refugee response.
Responsibilities The Water Officer will:
  • Supervise construction of water collection points and storage platforms.
  • Oversee operation and maintenance of SCI water treatment unit, hybrid borehole systems, pumps and generators to ensure adequate periodic maintenance is executed.
  • Organize and conduct training for Water User Committees in coordination with sanitation and hygiene team members.
  • Perform water quality analysis during water source development and implement water quality monitoring as part of the day to day water supply activities.
  • Build the capacity of water supervisors and plumbers in the implementation, operation and maintenance of water supply equipment and facilities.
  • Support the WASH Manager with data collection in all water supply activities for proper monitoring of WASH program implementation.
  • Ensure water supply activities are carried out in coordination with sanitation and hygiene activities as well as other partners implementing services in the field.
  • Coordinate with logistics to facilitate procurement of necessary WASH items and materials.
  • Prepare monthly water supply activity report as requested by the Team lead.
  • Carry out any other assignments as delegated by the WASH Manager.
  • Carry out detailed WASH assessment in coordination with the WASH team with focus on water source development, treatment and distribution to Persons of Concern.
  • Prepare designs and BOQs for water supply constructions and installations for settlements
  • Supervise borehole drilling and rehabilitation by contractors in the field to ensure adequate quality control is maintained and project specifications and timelines are adhered to.
  • Ensure Child Safeguarding Risk Assessments are conducted for all construction and programme activities
  • Implement with the support of water supervisors surface water supply treatment systems and distribution network for newly developed settlement sites.
Qualifications
  • Minimum of a degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hydrogeology or related fields.
  • Two to three years’ experience in emergency or humanitarian settings.
  • Good assessment, analytical and planning skills
  • Ability to work well in the field under difficult and basic conditions
  • Familiarity with disaster-affected population
Desirable:
  • Familiarity with population fluxes and water supply management in the context of emergencies
  • Experience working in emergencies in Cross River and Benue is desirable
  • Familiarity with mapping field equipment and software
  • Experience with emergency water supply systems
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 highest levels of integrity.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply   Application Deadline 22nd February, 2019.     Job Title: Nutrition Officer (National Position) Ref No: 190000D7 Location: Maiduguri, Borno Employee Status: Permanent Role Purpose
  • To support the breastfeeding counsellors of the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency and Community management of malnutrition Programme
  • On a day to day basis, assist the Nutrition Coordinator in ensuring that the all components of the programme are functioning properly, providing care of quality to all the beneficiaries
  • In addition to this, he/she will ensure that the CMAM program is functioning properly, providing quality care to all the beneficiaries, respecting protocols and principles of good practice.
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):
  • Plan and organise OTP/SFP at designated distribution sites in liaison with Nutrition Coordinator and Specialist
  • Complete order forms for the logistics team of material, medicine and food requirements for each site for the week in advance
  • Support field level technical assessments in coordination with the Nutrition 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 Nutrition Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, support with inputs in development of high quality concept notes and proposals
  • With the support of Nutrition 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 Nutrition 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 the Nutrition Specialist and the Nutrition Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, help in the identification and recruitment and training of community mobilisers and/or project volunteers
  • With support from the Nutrition Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with 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 Nutrition projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements
  • 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
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct
  • 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
  • Attend regular nutrition meetings and LGA meeting. Liaise with other sectors for up to date information of SCI work in the LGA
  • Responsibility for the day to day management of project site activities and staff (IYCF,CMAM, deworming and micronutrient supplementation)
  • Provide technical support to Save the Children staff (IYCF-E, CMAM, health, Child Protection and others as necessary), MoH, partners and other humanitarian actors as necessary to promote consistent good practice
  • Ensure all staff understand and implement programme guidelines used for assessing the mother-child pair, advising the best feeding option and following up as appropriate
  • Ensure appropriate and consistent education messaging to mothers and other carers at Child Friendly Shelters and in the community
  • Facilitate the development and scheduling of volunteer outreach activities
  • With the Breastfeeding Counsellors and Child Protection staff, develop monthly work plans for the Child Friendly Shelters.
  • Prepare field visit plans and supervision checklist in advance of trips.
  • Compile monthly activity reports and assist with stock consumption/distribution plans for each of the OTPs as required.
  • At field sites, liaise with other humanitarian actors, local authorities, ministries and the military as appropriate, to maximize collaboration and ensure proper coordination of activities.
Capacity Building:
  • Conduct trainings to build the capacity of Nutrition Assistants and volunteers at the community.
  • Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
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
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:
  • Zeal to work with Children
  • 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 systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Qualifications & Experience Essential:
  • Health / Nurse / Public Health / Nutrition / BSc or equivalent with minimum of 2 years progressive experience post NYSC
  • Demonstrable management experience
  • Experience of nutrition work (preferably CMAM) and implementation of feeding programs, including monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
  • 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
  • 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
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages
  • Computer literacy
  • Registered nurse/midwife with community health care experience
  • Emergency programming experience
Desirable:
  • Registered nurse/midwife with community health care experience
  • Emergency programming experience
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply     Job Title: Community Mobilization Assistant Job ID: Maiduguri, Borno Location: 190000CP Job Role
  • Support the State team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the programme; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the Humanitarian programme as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.
Main Responsibilities Objective 1: Strategy Development:
  • Identify policy and practice change, on the basis of Save the Children’s experience, that would promote and protect the rights of children.
  • Support in formulating key advocacy messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation on WASH, child Protection, Food security et al
  • Ensure that voices of children form the basis of Save the Children’s advocacy strategy.
  • Maintain a strategic overview of issues affecting child Nutrition, monitoring trends in the external environment and inputting to organisational strategy and planning processes.
  • Ensure Save the Children visibility is seen in the state
  • Actively participate in all Save the Children and CSO Coalition driven activities in the state
  • Engage with the state and local governments in policies review when needed
  • Facilitate meetings of the coalition groups
  • Prepare monthly reports of activities carried out
  • Support any other Save the Children-led activities as may be required
Objective 2: Influencing:
  • Develop good knowledge of local and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them.
  • Initiate and support lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of Save the Children’s policy recommendations.
  • Support in building systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence based advocacy and influencing at state and national levels.
  • Develop a feedback mechanism for communicating Save the Children programmes
  • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
Objective 3: Collaboration & Representation:
  • Develop and sustain strategic relationships with other agencies engaged in advocacy and policy work.
  • Support in maintaining a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
  • Support in facilitating capacity building of staff from Save the Children and partner agencies in advocacy and communications.
  • Represent Save the Children at various policy forums and advocacy opportunities at state and LGA levels, as directed.
  • as a spokesperson for Save the Children to a variety of external audiences including policy makers and the media, as directed. Act
Objective 4: Programme Development:
  • Provide technical support on voice and community mobilization to State programme team
  • Develop a community mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementation
  • Train and mentor Local consultants – Community support
  • In collaboration with the rest of the programme team prepare and facilitate trainings
  • Participate in the preparation or review of programme monitoring and evaluation tools where necessary
  • Ensure correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording) tools, including analysis
Qualifications & Experience Essential:
  • Level of Education - First degree BSc/BA/HND in Communications, Journalism, Social Work, Psychology, Health, or related Social Science field
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Minimum of a year experience in community mobilization/campaign and BCC programming will be given priority consideration.
  • Experience in advocacy and policy development / research in the development context.
  • Good understanding of the possibilities and tactics for influencing decision and policy makers, politicians, donors, and other key actors.
  • Knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy.
  • Good understanding of strategies for achieving child protection, Psychosocial programming policies through participatory processes, and the links with gender, diversity and other aspects of identity.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local, state and national levels.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society (coalitions) and media sectors.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, email / internet) and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
  • Fluent English language skills (written and verbal).
  • Local language skills especially Hausa & Kanuri
  • Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.
Desirable:
  • Experience in training others in advocacy techniques and influencing tactics.
  • Prior work experience in advocacy awareness creation and community engagement in Nigeria.
  • Experience working on Humanitarian programming.
Core Behaviours 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
  • Zeal to work with Children
  • 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 systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply     Job Title: Nutrition Assistant (National Position) Ref No: 190000D6 Location: Maiduguri, Borno Employee Status: Fixed Term Role
  • This role of the Nutrition Assistant is to provide support to the field Assistants/ community nutrition workers in the Project’s Communities in implementing the nutrition interventions (Community Management of Malnutrition [CMAM] and Infant and Young Child Feeding [IYCF]) while integrating with other sectoral interventions.
  • The nutrition Assistant will also work with other agencies providing nutrition services in ensuring linkage of nutrition beneficiaries.
  • Throughout the intervention the Nutrition Assistant will work towards ensuring quality delivery of nutrition interventions in the Project locations.
Key Deliverables Include
  • Ensure quality of nutrition screening for children under-5 conducted by Community Nutrition Mobilizers in target Communities.
  • Provision of Outreach OTP Services in target communities together with the outreach team.
  • Ensure quality of IYCF counselling sessions provided individual level and group sessions
  • With support from the Nutrition Officer, ensure quality cooking food demonstration sessions are conducted in Project supported Communities.
  • Ensure that community nutrition interventions (MUAC screening and Referral, IYCF (MSGs, food demonstrations) and hygiene promotion are integrated
  • Build capacity of CNMs/ field Assistants and Mother Leaders by providing on-the-job training on CMAM and IYCF.
  • Support Project level nutrition assessment/surveys as approved by Donor.
  • Support quality data collection of activities conducted in the Communities.
  • Promote increasing awareness of appropriate nutrition behaviours in project communities by ensuring behaviour change materials are visible in FFP supported communities and health facilities.
  • Ensure quality and timely reporting on all areas of implementation
  • Liaise closely with the MEAL team so as to understand the project outcomes
  • Support the development of case studies and success stories from programme implementation.
  • Any other additional responsibility as communicated by the supervisor
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.
  • Works closely and constructively with many colleagues at all levels and across cultures, influencing effectively while having little formal authority and to hold peers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of a range of stakeholders and able to balance conflicting interests to create shared goals.
  • A proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development.
  • Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy as well as with others.
  • Fully appreciates of the value of cooperation, both internationally and within a team.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions and cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach.
  • Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action.
  • Analyses complex information from different sources and to synthesise this information into coherent briefs and communication documents.
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence. Displays consistent and excellent judgement.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with proven experience of relationship management with stakeholders.
Ambition:
  • Proactive, forward thinker who is able to plan ahead and anticipate requirements and problems
Collaboration:
  • Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy as well as with others.
  • Fully appreciates of the value of cooperation, both internationally and within a team.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions and cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach.
  • Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action.
  • Analyses complex information from different sources and to synthesise this information into coherent briefs and communication documents.
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence. Displays consistent and excellent judgement.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with proven experience of relationship management with stakeholders.
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions and cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach.
  • Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action.
  • Analyses complex information from different sources and to synthesise this information into coherent briefs and communication documents.
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence. Displays consistent and excellent judgement.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with proven experience of relationship management with stakeholders.
  • Passion and commitment to the values of Save the Children.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • Degree in Nutrition, Health, Public Health or any related fields.
  • Must have finished NYSC
  • Experience in Nutrition and community based programming will be an added advantage
  • Familiarity with the Humanitarian context.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries and their care givers
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Understands Hausa and Kanuri/Shuwa
  • Acceptable IT Skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply   Note
  • 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 February, 2019.

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