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Latest Recruitment at Save the Children 22nd February, 2018.

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Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict. In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children. We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:     Job Title: Social Welfare Systems Strengthening (SWSS) Advisor, OVC Location: Abuja 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 primary role of the Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Advisor is to provide technical leadership and assistance to OVC programming with emphasis on strengthening social service systems and building capacity of the social welfare workforce (formal and informal) in the target areas of Nigeria.
  • As a member of technical leadership technical team, the Advisor will ensure technical excellence through contributions made to project implementation, delivery and monitoring and evaluation.
  • S/he will support the implementation of learning agendas, tool development and relevant strategic initiatives. The Advisor will liaise closely with technical advisors from other sectors to ensure seamless quality programming.
  • Finally, the Advisor will be responsible for sharing organizational know-how, information, and experiences in vulnerable children programming within and outside the organization, as well as incorporate a broad-based approach for the overall well-being of those impacted.
  • This position is contingent on the issuance of USAID funding and the selection of applicants is subject to USAID approval
Key Areas of Accountability
  • Advise project staff on technical issues related to OVC programs such as financing of social services, strong coordination and referral mechanisms, social service workforce development, and service delivery with an emphasis on providing comprehensive support at the community and household level.
  • Support program efforts by providing guidance and hands-on support in conducting assessments, advising on partnerships and strategies.
  • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the work plan and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of the work plan.
  • Provide technical support to partners and government counterparts to implement social welfare system strengthening activities and to ensure that agreed targets are met.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation efforts of OVC projects by conducting on-site monitoring during field visits or participating in monitoring and evaluation team meetings.
  • Support partners to strengthen community child protection structures across project communities, monitor protection needs, gaps and interventions in and around child protection issues.
  • Support sub-partners to develop and implement case plans including reviews and evaluations.
  • Advocate with the government and other stakeholders to take appropriate measures to remedy violations and address the protection concerns facing children in the communities as well as liaise with relevant line ministries and commissions in order to foster partnerships and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of children
  • Collaborate with relevant international development, donor and research institutions through relationship building, information sharing, and representation.
  • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of OVC technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports and newsletters; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Stay abreast of state-of-the-art developments in quality and innovations related to OVC programming and social service system strengthening and share relevant information as appropriate.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
  • Advanced degrees in social work and public health or related fields
  • Minimum of seven years' experience in international development either as a technical advisor or social services/health program manager, preferably in Nigeria
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the social welfare context and health system in Nigeria, and preferably in the South South / South East.
  • Experience working with and/or managing PEPFAR OVC projects preferred.
  • Understanding of PEPFAR OVC programming priorities, strategies and monitoring and evaluation tools and systems.
  • Technical expertise in principals, theories, concepts and techniques in the area of social service systems strengthening, including knowledge of and ability to integrate across related disciplines
  • Knowledgeable of social service professionals and resources in Nigeria is an added advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (professional level).
  • Willingness to travel regularly and in difficult circumstances.
  • Leadership qualities and ability to create synergies where applicable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Qualified Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply   Application Deadline 6th March, 2018.       Job Title: Consultant - Conduct of Training Of Frontline Health Workers from Secondary Health Facilities in Gombe State on Full Essential New-born Care Location: Gombe Job Type: Temporary 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. Background Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country with a population of over 180 million people, is ranked the second largest contributor to the under–five mortality rate in the world and the largest contributor in Africa. Nigeria’s newborn death rate (neonatal mortality) is put at 528 newborn deaths per day (one of the highest in the world). More than a quarter of the estimated 1 million children who die under the age of 5 years annually in Nigeria die during the first 28 days of life (neonatal period). The majority of these deaths are caused by conditions that are preventable or treatable. In fact, 9 of every 10 new-born deaths are preventable. While some progress has been made to reduce these deaths over the past decade, the rate of change is not fast enough for Nigeria to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Key interventions and packages that could prevent 70% of new-born deaths in Nigeria exist, but coverage is low. The policies are in place; however action is needed at state and local levels to increase coverage and quality of life-saving interventions while closing the equity gap for the poorest families. Save the Children, through the Health workers’ capacity building project, is committed to improving quality Maternal, New-born and child health services through capacity building of frontline health workers and advocating to influence policy changes related to MNCH indices. Essential Newborn Care Essential Newborn Care (ENC) is care that every newborn baby needs regardless of where it is born or its size. ENC should be applied immediately after the baby is born and continued for at least the first 7 days after birth. Many ENC interventions are simple and can be provided by a Skilled Birth Attendant (SBA) or a trained Community Health Worker (CHW).
Essential newborn care includes:
  • Early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding
  • Thermal care (including prompt drying and covering at birth, maximizing skin-to-skin contact, delayed bathing, maintaining “warm chain”)
  • Hygiene practices (including cord-care and hand washing)
There is good evidence that adherence to recommended essential newborn care practices substantially reduces mortality risk, especially for very small newborns.
Nigeria in 2008 adopted the WHO Essential Newborn Care Course package. In adapting the generic course to the country, it has undergone several adaptations and updates. The training package is aimed towards the acceleration of progress towards achieving significant reduction in infant and Under-five mortality. Purpose of the Training
  • The goal of this training is to improve the skills of select frontline health workers (Doctors/Nurses/Midwives) from secondary health facilities in Gombe state on Essential New-born Care package using standard national training guidelines.
Objectives
  • Build the capacity of 22 Health workers on the concept of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB)
  • Improve the skills of the trainees on routine cares of all babies (ECEB)
  • Improve knowledge and skills of health workers on essential care for small babies (ECSB).
  • Improve knowledge of health workers on referrals of babies identified to be in severe situation that requires referral.
Approach & Methodology:
  • An ENCC objective-structured clinical assessment checklist will be used in the conduct of a Training Needs Assessment. All the secondary health facilities would be visited and the assessment checklist administered to assess the skills gap observed. The gaps observed would be used in the design of the training intervention. The TNA would be conducted in 3 zones in Gombe over a period of 5 days.
  • The training will be led by a Lead Consultant along with 4 other resource persons (including the MNCH Advisor)
  • Training slides and manuals would be drawn from FMOH approved guidelines for ENCC
  • The training will involve the use of low technology and highly effective teaching methods: simulation, role play, drills, skills practice and practical demonstration amongst others.
  • The training will also be conducted using mannequins for practice
  • The training would be a combination of both classroom and practical sessions with participants scheduled to visit selected hospitals for the practical sessions.
  • Pre-test and Post-test evaluation would be used in assessing knowledge gained by trainees.
  • Facilitators would conduct a post-training follow-up and supportive supervision to facilities where selected health workers have been trained within 6-8 weeks of the training.
Participants:
  • The training will be for a single batch of 22 health workers from all secondary health facilities in Gombe state.
Consultant Specification
  • The required consultant should be an experienced Paediatrician (a fellow of West African Medical College/NPMCN) or with a minimum of 5 years’ post-fellowship experience.
  • He or she should have undertaken a TOT in ENCC.
  • He or she should be able to mobilize 3 other facilitators (Doctors/Midwives) who have a minimum of 5 years’ experience and have also undertaken a TOT in ENCC training).
Expected Outputs:
  • Trained Health workers who are capable of providing improved and quality Essential Newborn care in secondary health facilities in Gombe state.
  • A comprehensive report on the training of health workers on the Essential Newborn Care training.
Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply
Application Deadline  1st March, 2018.
Job Title: National Programme Manager - Child Development Grant Programme Location: Abuja Role Purpose
  • The Programme Manager will strategically lead and manage the Child Development Grant Programme in Northern Nigeria;
  • S/he will  be accountable for the achievement of programme deliverables and delivery of the joint log-frame within the consortium of Save the Children and Action Against Hunger.
Key Areas of Accountability
  • Manage and lead programme related strategic liaison with in-country government, donors, consortium INGOs and Agencies. Manage relationships to ensure ongoing programme performance and technical quality assurance.
  • Ensuring the programme meets or exceeds agreed targets, including reviewing cross-consortium programme performance data and programme management arrangements on a monthly basis, identifying and agreeing residual actions, mitigation activities and influencing consortium partners to ensure partner performance is maintained.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the technical team to ensure that the programme achieves technical excellence, embedding continuous improvements in operational aspects of programmes.
  • Inspire, lead and motivate programme teams to deliver on programme objectives.
  • Ensure that the project is appropriately staffed across Save the Children and consortium members, including the appropriate combination of expertise across technical and operational areas
  • Identify, implement and improve accountability mechanisms for operating under commercial arrangements across partnerships and programme consortium arrangements including contract compliance considerations.
  • Develop programme systems that are flexible and responsive to changing demands of programme implementation.
  • Ensure that an effective monitoring system is in place for achieving prior agreed targets in relation to programme activities, budget allocations and financial expenditures, ensuring that value for money can be effectively demonstrated to the donor
  • Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the programme
  • Demonstrate and ensure programme implementation demonstrates high levels of commitment to Save the Children and our vision, mission and values in order to ensure the objectives of your role and the country programme are met.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children
  • Ensure strong budget management and compliance and resource utilisation
Required Qualification
  • Prior experience of designing and/or delivering large scale (in excess of £10m) cash transfer programmes
  • Proven ability to manage large consortiums with a minimum of 4 years experience managing multi-regional or multi-country programmes
  • Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
  • Ability to represent the cash transfer programme at a strategic level and engage and influence key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or regional level government structures to strengthen the capacity of the state to take ownership for and deliver services.
  • Self-motivated and results orientated.
  • Highly numerically articulate with a track record of data manipulation and use of spreadsheets and reporting systems.
  • Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
  • Proven ability to motivate and develop others
  • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
  • Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
Desirable Experience and Characteristics
  • Post-graduate qualification in Public Health, or Nutrition or Food Security related relevant discipline
  • Substantial experience of working and living in Africa, ideally with professional experience in Nigeria
  • Demonstrable understanding of Value for Money and DFID results agenda.
  • Ability to coach and mentor multi-sectoral partners.
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 value for money systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse
Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply
Application Deadline  6th March, 2018.
Job Title: Consultant - Conduct of Training of Frontline Health Workers From Secondary Health Facilities in Gombe State on Active Management of Third Stage of Labour and Obstetric Emergencies Location: GombeThe 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. Background Nigeria, Africa's most populous country with a population of over 180 million people, is ranked the second largest contributor to the global under–five and maternal mortality rates as well as the largest contributor in Africa. Every 10 minutes, one woman dies on account of pregnancy or childbirth in Nigeria, giving a total of 53,000 per year. This means about 800 women die in every 100,000 live births. In addition to these poor health indices, Nigeria’s newborn death rate (neonatal mortality) is put at 528 newborn deaths per day (one of the highest in the world). More than a quarter of the estimated one million children who die under the age of five years annually in Nigeria die during the first 28 days of life (neonatal period). Haemorrhage and hypertension are the leading causes of maternal deaths, and for the new-born, complications during childbirth, preterm birth, and infections contribute to hundreds of thousands of lives being needlessly lost. Research shows that children in the poorest families have more than four times the risk of dying compared to counterparts in the richest families. The majority of these deaths are caused by conditions that are preventable or treatable. In fact, nine of every ten new-born deaths are preventable. While some progress has been made to reduce these deaths over the past decade, the rate of change is not fast enough for Nigeria to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Key interventions and packages that could prevent 70% of new-born deaths in Nigeria exist, but coverage is low. For example, just half of all mothers are vaccinated against Tetanus Toxoid, only 43% of pregnant women deliver with the assistance of a skilled attendant and 32.8% of women breastfeed their new-born within the first hour of life; all of these with huge variations across the different regions in the country. Although policies are in place, action is needed at state and local levels to increase coverage and quality of life-saving interventions while closing the equity gap for the poorest families. Active Management of Third Stage of Labour
  • The third stage of labour refers to the period following the completed delivery of the new-born until the completed delivery of the placenta. Several complications encountered in the third stage of labour may lead to maternal morbidity. PPH may cause anaemia or lead to poor iron reserves, ultimately contributing to anaemia.
  • Anaemia may cause weakness and fatigue. Hospitalization may be prolonged, and the establishment of breastfeeding may be affected.
  • However, despite the known risk of the third stage of labour, relatively little thought or teaching seems to be devoted to the third stage of labour compared to the attention given to the first and second stages.
  • To this end, this training is aiming to improve the skills of frontline health workers (Doctors/Nurses/Midwives) from secondary health facilities in Gombe state on Active management of 3rd stage of Labour and emergency obstetrics care in line with national guidelines.
Objectives:
  • To build/strengthen the capacity of health workers in the diagnosis and management of obstetric emergencies including management of retained placenta, postpartum haemorrhage and shock
  • To build/strengthen the capacity of 22 participants on the proper and effective use of uterotonic drugs during labour and delivery.
  • To improve the clinical and interpersonal skills of trainees when providing the care
Methodology:
  • An AMTSL objective-structured clinical assessment checklist will be used in the conduct of a Training Needs Assessment. All the secondary health facilities would be visited and the assessment checklist administered to assess the skills gap observed. The gaps observed would be used in the design of the training intervention. The TNA would be conducted in 3 zones in Gombe over a period of 5 days.
  • The training will be led by a Lead Consultant along with 4 other resource persons (including Save the Children MNCH Advisor in Gombe State)
  • The training would be a combination of both classroom and practical sessions. The practical session will consist of visit to a selected health facility in the state. All training materials (slides and manuals) would be drawn from FMOH approved guidelines for AMTSL.
  • The delivery of the training will consist of adult learning techniques such as role plays, discussions, reading, audio visuals, and lecture presentations by participants, demonstrations, case study practices and clinical practice. The delivery of the training will also include use of mannequins for practical demonstrations.
  • Pre-test and Post-test evaluations would be used in assessing knowledge gained by trainees.
  • Post training evaluation will be conducted within 6 weeks of completion of the training by following up the trained health workers at their respective health facilities.
Participants:
  • The training will be organized for 22 health workers who will be drawn from selected secondary health facilities in Gombe state.
Consultant Specification
  • The consultant should be an experienced Obstetrician & Gynecologist (a fellow of West African Medical College/NPMCN) with a minimum of 5 years' post-fellowship experience.
  • He/she should and an experienced trainer and should have undertaken a TOT in the delivery of AMTSL.
  • He or she will work with 3 other facilitators (Doctors/Midwives who have a minimum of 5 years’ experience and also undertaken a TOT in the delivery of AMTSL training.
Expected Outputs:
  • All trainees have been made to understand all the rudiments associated with active management of 3rd stage of labour and obstetrics emergencies.
  • All trainees have developed skills and competence in the conduct of active management of labour and obstetrics emergencies.
  • All trainees have developed good communication and interpersonal skills needed in patient care.
  • A comprehensive report on the training of health workers on the active management of 3rd stage of labour and obstetric emergencies
Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply
Application Deadline  1st March, 2018.
Job Title: Wellbeing Specialist Ref Id: WELLB01592 Location: Maiduguri Job Description
  • Save the Children is seeking a Wellbeing Specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded project for Education in Emergencies programming in the Northeast states of Nigeria.
  • The Wellbeing Specialist will provide strategic technical guidance and support to ensure that students’ and teacher
  • s’ psycho-social and social emotional wellbeing are central in the design and implementation of the education project.
  • Working closely with the core technical team, s/he will support the project to build a base of understanding and supporting specific capacity building and interventions that support the psycho-social, social emotional learning, and wellbeing needs of children and teachers impacted by the ongoing crisis in the Northeastern states.
  • Additionally, the Wellbeing Specialist will work with the project’s senior management and field teams to identify opportunities to strengthen education and protection systems to respond to the specific needs of students and teachers as well as coordinate with protection colleagues to understand opportunities to connect with community and health support structures as relevant.
  • This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
Responsibilities
  • The Wellbeing Specialist will liaise closely with other technical advisors, as well as the Chief of Party (COP), Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), and partners.
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Lead the review of existing psychosocial and social emotional learning resources available from the Nigeria Ministry of Education and partner organizations.
  • Identify additional needs, if any, and lead on the adaption or creation of technical resources and training materials to meet objectives set by the project.
  • Ensure the technical resources and process of implementation adhere to best practices in education and protection as established by relevant international and national standards, including the INEE Guidance Notes on Psychosocial Support and Social Emotional Learning.
  • Design and support a capacity building plan to orient, provide essential knowledge and skills, and assist relevant project team members, teachers, and selected SBMC members to support classroom/center-based interventions and activities.
  • Collaborate with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor to establish and implement a MEL system that allows the project to understand impact of content and process as relevant to wellbeing, including both the psychosocial and social emotional learning content as well as the additional inputs meant to impact wellbeing.
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic, and cultural developments that have an impact on the wellbeing of students and teachers and provide advice to the project team.
  • Ensure implementation of high quality conflict sensitive interventions throughout the project cycle and make sure that the Do No Harm principle is upheld at all times by being sensitive to factors that can cause conflict and ensure that education is not manipulated to promote exclusion and hate.
  • Support policies to protect children from abuse and exploitation and support emergency preparedness and readiness through Conflict and Disaster Risk Reduction planning.
  • Support the preparation of timely and quality program and donor reports on project activities in compliance with relevant donor requirements.
  • Ensure close engagement of and partnerships with related government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), donor-funded programs, private/commercial entities, and NGOs.
Capacity Building:
  • Provide continuous support to project team in, program implementation, reporting, staff capacity building and management, sector coordination and key technical areas
Sub-Sector Coordination Representation & Advocacy:
  • Document lessons learned for wider dissemination with Emergency in Education stakeholders at field level and at national level
  • In collaboration with senior project staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
  • Identify opportunities and material to contribute to emergency education communications and media work.
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree, and preferably post-graduate University degree, in subject related to Emergency Education, Social Sciences or Public Health.
  • At least seven years demonstrated experience providing psycho-social support, guidance and counselling or child protection particularly in a humanitarian context with a minimum of two years in senior management level as Advisor or Project/Program Manager.
Essential:
  • Substantial progressive, professional-level experience at the management level with background in providing psychosocial and/or social emotional learning within education or child protection programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of humanitarian principles and guidelines, including INEE’s Minimum Standards, Sphere, Red Cross Code of Conduct, and Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity.
  • Ability to write/ review and input into clear and well-argued assessment and project report.
  • Ability to liaise and effectively coordinate with government, local NGOs and community initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Fluency in English.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity, and physical stamina.
Desirable:
  • Preferred area of expertise may include psychosocial support within Education in Emergencies programs.
  • Post graduate degree with hands on experience in providing technical support in protection and psychosocial interventions.
  • Technical expertise in principals, theories, concepts and techniques in the area of social service systems strengthening, including knowledge of and ability to integrate across related disciplines.
  • Experience of representation, including Cluster coordination, and ability to represent effectively in external forums
  • Commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train, coach, and mentor staff
  • Previous experience managing a team
Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply  
Application Deadline  6th March, 2018.
Job Title: Consultant - Conduct of IMCI Training of Frontline Health Workers from Secondary Health Facilities in Gombe State Location: Gombe Job Type: TemporaryThe 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. Background Every year, about six million children die globally before they reach their fifth birthday, many during the first year of life (UNICEF, 2016). Half of these deaths are due to acute respiratory infections, diarrhoea, measles, malaria, malnutrition; or often to a combination of these conditions which are largely preventable and treatable conditions. The risk of a child dying before completing five years of age is highest in the WHO African Region (81 per 1000 live births), about 7 times higher than in the WHO European Region (11 per 1000 live births) according to statistics from WHO (2005). Various factors bordering on socioeconomic determinants of health have been proposed as possible underlying factors for these outcomes. Reducing these inequities across countries and saving more children’s lives by ending preventable child deaths are therefore important priorities. As part of efforts to address these challenges, Save the Children with funding from GSK is currently building the capacity of frontline health workers in the delivery of MNCH interventions. The project aligns with the National Strategic Health development plan (2010–2016), the Integrated Management of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Strategy (IMNCH) 2013, and IMCI and ICCM guidelines and implementation strategies. The IMCI guidelines which was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) promotes prompt identification of childhood illnesses in the outpatient settings and provides appropriate treatment and referrals when necessary. The guideline also helps to improve the quality of care of sick children at the referral level by providing an effective link between the care provided at the community and the management approach in the facility and promotes the rational use of resources. Purpose of Activity
  • The purpose of this activity is to build the capacity of frontline health workers across Secondary health facilities in Gombe state on IMCI.
Objectives
  • To build/strengthen the capacity of health workers to manage common childhood illnesses at secondary heath care facilities in Gombe state.
Methodology:
  • An IMCI objective-structured clinical assessment checklist will be used in the conduct of a Training Needs Assessment. All the secondary health facilities would be visited and the assessment checklist administered to assess the skills gap observed. The gaps observed would be used in the design of the training intervention. The TNA would be conducted in 3 zones in Gombe over a period of 5 days.
  • The training will be led by a Lead Consultant along with 5 other resource persons (including the MNCH Advisor)
  • The participants will be trained for 6 days on IMCI with mixed classroom sessions and practical sessions.
  • The IMCI chart booklet and exercise booklets would be used as manuals and materials for the the training.
  • The training will involve the use of low technology and highly effective teaching methods: simulation, role play, drills, skills practice and practical demonstration amongst others. The training would be a combination of both classroom and practical sessions with participants scheduled to visit selected hospitals for the practical sessions. The training will also be conducted using mannequins for practice
  • Pre-test and Post-test evaluation would be used in assessing knowledge gained by trainees.
  • Facilitators would conduct a post-training follow-up and supportive supervision to facilities where selected health workers have been trained within 6-8 weeks of the training.
Participants:
  • The training will be for a single batch of 22 health workers from all secondary health facilities in Gombe state.
Consultant Specification
  • The desired consultant should be an experienced pediatrician (a fellow of West African Medical College/NPMCN) with a minimum of 5 years’ post-fellowship experience
  • He/she should have undertaken a TOT course on IMCI
  • He/she should be able to mobilize 4 other facilitators (Doctors/Midwives) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as well as experience in the the delivery of IMCI training.
Expected Outputs:
  • Trained health workers with knowledge and skills to assess and classify the sick child
  • Trained health workers with enhanced skills in identifying common childhood illness at the facility level.
  • Trained Health workers with skills in managing common childhood illnesses using the IMCI guidelines.
  • Trained Health workers with adequate knowledge and skills in counselling the mother.
  • A comprehensive report of the Training reports developed by the consultants and shared with SCI office.
Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply  
Application Deadline  1st March, 2018.
Job Title: Household Economic Strengthening Advisor, OVC Location: Abuja Role Purpose
  • The Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Advisor will provide comprehensive support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) and their caregivers in select states in Nigeria for an anticipated USAID/PEPFAR project.
  • As a member of the technical leadership technical team, the Advisor will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate to household economic strengthening and livelihoods activities using a graduation approach.
  • She/he will report directly to the Technical Director and will advise and support the project team in providing technical excellence through contributions made to project implementation.
  • She/he will take technical leadership role designing and promoting use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project.
  • She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art household economic strengthening approaches/strategies, including savings-led approaches that address the different levels of household vulnerability. This position is contingent on the issuance of USAID funding and the selection of applicants is subject to USAID approval.
Key Areas of Accountability The main responsibilities for the Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Advisor include:
  • Provide technical leadership and oversight for high quality design, implementation and evaluation of the household economic strengthening and social protection components of the project.
  • Conduct initial scoping and mapping activities to gather information on what models of economic strengthening services are available in the target communities, both formal and informal; which models are working effectively and why, etc.
  • Based on the above, design a flexible and adaptable economic strengthening model based on best practices and relevance to the southern Nigeria context, which can be feasibly rolled out in target communities.
  • Provide technical support and coordinate the development of relevant tools and resources related to the economic strengthening and social protection components of the project.
  • Provide training, capacity building and ongoing technical support and mentoring for staff and partners to roll out and implement the economic strengthening strategy in target communities, working with state teams to plan and implement the strategy.
  • Continue to maintain current understanding and awareness of related services being provided throughout Nigeria, networking and sharing information on lessons learned and best practices. This includes maintaining links with international resources provided through the Save the Children global and regional networks.
  • Facilitate linkages with government safety net programs and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement other economic strengthening initiatives and adhere to country and global standards
  • Ensure timely, high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the donor or the government.
  • Provide technical assistance in documenting and scaling up best practices related to the economic strengthening and social protection components of the project through case studies or success stories.
  • Support project team efforts to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency of all deliverables on household economic strengthening component of the project.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors At a minimum, the Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Advisor will have:
  • Master's Degree in Commerce, Economics Economic Development, Business Management and Administration or related field.
  • Minimum of seven years' experience in the provision of economic strengthening services, preferably savings and loan models, to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups (such as OVC and HIV-affected families), in Nigeria.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the socioeconomic context in Nigeria, and preferably in the South South / South East.
  • Be fully conversant on global best practices in household economic strengthening.
  • Understanding of PEPFAR OVC programming priorities, strategies and monitoring and evaluation tools and systems.
  • Willingness to travel frequently and in difficult circumstances.
  • Experience working in multi-cultural environments, and in ‘grassroots’ community-based settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Leadership qualities and ability to create synergies where applicable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Expert computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Qualified Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply
Application Deadline  6th March, 2018.
Job Title: HIV/Health Advisor Location: Abuja Role Purpose
  • The HIV/Health Advisor will provide support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) and their caregivers in select districts in Nigeria for USAID/PEPFAR project  .
  • As a member of the senior leadership technical team, the HIV/Health Advisor will ensure technical excellence through contributions made to project implementation at the community level supporting vulnerable children and families.
  • She/he will report directly to the Technical Director and will advise and support the project team in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements.
  • This position will liaise closely with technical advisors from other sectors to ensure seamless quality programming.
  • She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art OVC service delivery approaches.
  • This position is contingent on the issuance of USAID funding and the selection of applicants is subject to USAID approval.
Key Areas of Accountability
  • Oversee start-up and implementation of the HIV activities in SCI country programme
  • Ensure the effective development, management, and technical quality of the emergency HIV programme in Nigeria through regular monitoring, review and evaluation and within the framework of the overall national and global Save the Children strategy as well as ensure that the HIV portfolio is integrated appropriately into specific sector responses.
  • Provide training, capacity building and technical support to Save the Children staff, partners and government authorities on the planning, implementation and management of the emergency HIV programmes including PMTCT and ART resumption.
  • Ensure the project addresses the needs of highly vulnerable sub-groups of children, such as adolescent girls, HIV positive children and children living with disabilities.
  • Advise project staff in the development and implementation of holistic, family-centered strategies, interventions and activities that address the needs of vulnerable children in a friendly manner, including their health, education psychosocial, protection and economic strengthening needs.
  • Advocate to donors, national level clusters and other organisations for a quality country-wide response to HIV in Nigeria through provision of drugs in a timely manner, quality of services provided to people living with and affected by HIV, and coordination of actors working in HIV.
  • Ensure that HIV is appropriately mainstreamed through all Save the Children programmes through providing technical advice and training to other sector leads.
  • Ensure the completion of funding proposals, working with the backstop and other staff in country and at HQ and secure funding on behalf of country programme where necessary.
  • Produce high quality reports for Save the Children and donors within agreed reporting schedules as required.
  • Document programme learning, ensuring it is fed into organisational advocacy.
  • Represent Save the Children to government, USAID, the UN and other international agencies and donors ensuring Save the Children health response is co-ordinated with these bodies.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
Requirements
  • Health practitioner with specialization in HIV
  • At least five years’ experience of managing and advising on HIV programmes in emergency settings, ideally with a focus on PMTCT and ART.
  • Proven experience in emergency HIV programmes, through the whole project cycle (needs assessment, planning, developing programmes, managing, M&E).
  • Proven experience of working with associations of people living with HIV.
  • Proven ability to manage a programme including management of human and material resources.
  • Experience staff training and capacity building of national structures.
  • Experience of exercising financial responsibility and budget control.
  • Ability to produce analytical and well-presented project reports and proposals.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties. Tact and diplomacy are essential, as are representational and advocacy skills.
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt a participatory and consultative management approach.
  • Proven experience of managing budgets.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to lead train and motivate a team.
  • Willingness to travel regularly and in difficult circumstances.
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children International’s Child Protection policy.
Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply
Application Deadline  28th February, 2018.
Job Title: Consultant - Legal Framework on the Protection of Education from Attack Location: Abuja Job Summary
  • Recruitment of a national consultant for the review of the legal framework on the protection of education from attack and contextual proposal of an improved framework on securing schools and universities during Crises and Armed Conflicts.
Context and Purpose As part of its efforts to disseminate and operationalize the Guidelines on the Protection of Schools and Universities from Military use during armed conflicts, the Education in Emergencies Working Group Nigeria (EiEWGN) seeks to recruit a national consultant to examine the Nigerian legal framework and policies on the protection of education and put in place a proposal for an improved framework adapted to the context of access to education during crises and armed conflicts. The national consultant will collect relevant and reliable data on existing laws and policies in Nigeria to accompany the process of integrating the Guidelines into national policies and in all necessary and possible operational frameworks. Main Responsibilities of the Consultancy
  • Based in Abuja, under the direct supervision of the EiEWGN, the main responsibilities of the national consultant would be to ensure the legal review with regard to the Nigerian laws and policies in relation to the operationalization of the Guidelines for the Protection of Education and the Safe Schools Declaration under the funding from Save the Children’s Schools as Zones of Peace (SZOP) Project.
  • He / she will work closely with various state and non-state actors working on education, child protection and security.
The Specific Objectives of the Consultancy
  • Conduct consultations and workshops to review the state of the Nigerian legislation (federal, state & local) with regard to the protection of schools and universities during crises and armed conflicts;
  • Identify existing legal gaps or gaps in the protection of schools and universities during crises and armed conflicts and in relation to the risk mapping developed for Nigeria;
  • Analyze potential community response mechanisms in place to attacks against schools and universities;
  • Work with the Education and Child Protection Working Groups and various civil society actors at national and state levels to inform the development of best practices for operationalization or contextualization and support implementation of the Safe Schools Declaration Guidelines.
Expected results of the Consultancy
  • An inventory of the legal framework on the protection of schools and universities in Nigeria is drawn up and analyzed;
  • A coherent analysis of the existing legal texts in relation to the operationalization of the Safe Schools Declaration Guidelines is established;
  • A report on the strengths and weaknesses of the Nigerian legal framework in relation to the protection of schools and universities against the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) Guidelines;
  • A report on the existence of community protection response mechanisms to attacks against schools, universities and the educational system,
  • The outline of the preliminary draft of the priority legal texts relating to the protection of schools and universities is described;
  • The draft of a relevant legal framework in support of the operationalization of the Guidelines for the Protection of Schools and Universities and on the Safe Schools Declaration is produced and validated;
  • A dissemination of the legal review findings and
  • The final report is produced and shared.
Qualifications and Skills Required
  • To have a good knowledge of the management of threats against education in situation of crises, conflicts and post conflict in Nigeria,
  • Capacity to communicate effectively and write national reports, and experience in consultation with local, national and international actors;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Ability to communicate and work under pressure in a multicultural environment,
  • Respect for diversity related to culture, sex, religion, race, nationality, age, etc.;
  • Demonstrate values of integrity and respect for the rights of the child;
  • University Degree, at least Master's Degree in Public Law or any other recognized equivalent degree relevant to the subject;
  • Have at least ten years of proven experience in development/ humanitarian sector, monitoring and implementation of legal texts in the field of the legal and institutional framework or any other related field;
  • Experience in education and child protection is an advantage.
Duration of the Consultancy The proposed duration of this consultancy for all services is ONE month. The services will have to start in March 19th, 2018. The consultant must propose in her/his offer a work schedule including the details of the activities, the deadlines for the realization of the key activities, the deadlines for the delivery of the products of the consultancy, the main stages and approvals to obtain from the EiEWGN as shown below:
  • Document review, (2 days);
  • Tool preparation and primary data collection, (5 days);
  • Analysis (strengths and weaknesses, coherence of texts, classification options and declassification, requalification, etc.) of the legal framework for the protection of schools and universities in Nigeria followed by the submission of an analysis report of the legal framework; (10 days)
  • Proposal for an improved national legal framework on the protection of schools and universities in the Nigeria and identify related legal texts to be elaborated or revised, (3 days),
  • Propose outlines of the draft priority legal texts and develop a programme for validation and dissemination,, (5 days)
  • Consolidation, finalization and filing of the interim report, (3 days)
  • Final report (2 days);
Documents to include in the Proposal Submission Consultant with the required qualifications must submit the following documents / information to demonstrate their qualifications: A Technical Proposal:
  • Explanatory note on the understanding of the Terms of Reference and the reasons for the application;
  • Brief presentation of the methodological approach (with a chronogram) and the organization of the proposed mission;
  • CV including experience gained in similar projects with at least 3 references;
A Financial Proposal:
  • The financial proposal provides for a lump sum payment and specifies the payment terms based on precise and measurable products / deliverables (qualitative and quantitative) even if payments can be made in installments or at one time at full contract completion and denominated in Nigerian Naira.
  • In order to facilitate the comparison of financial offers by the requesting service, it is recommended that applicants provide a breakdown of this lump sum.
  • The consultant must indicate / detail in their financial proposals the fees according to the number of working days envisaged.
Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply
Application Deadline  7th March, 2018.
Note: We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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