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New Graduate Jobs in Nigeria at Save the Children International

Sep 2, 2015, 11:22 AM
Save the Children International is a 'dual mandate' organisation and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work.
This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed. As part of a commitment to work with children through humanitarian interventions Save the Children will support programmes in both sudden onset and chronic emergency situations.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: WASH Officer (Only Nigerian Nationals)

Job ID: #974416
Location: Gombe
Reports to: WASH Coordinator

Role Purpose
  • To support implementation of WASH component of project including construction/rehabilitation, follow up of community hygiene groups, and collaboration with WASH stakeholders at state/LGA levels.
Scope of Role
  • Reports to: WASH Adviser.
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: Partner Staff.
Job Description
Child Safeguarding:
  • Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.
Role Purpose
  • To support implementation of WASH component of project including construction/rehabilitation, follow up of community hygiene groups, and collaboration with WASH stakeholders at state/LGA levels.
Key Areas of Accountabilities
Objective 1: Take the lead on the rehabilitation/construction of water and sanitation facilities at FSL sites:
  • Carry out field visits to assess sites at the respective facilities and in conjunction with the SCI Nutrition team towards determining the needs and requirement for action and implementation.
  • Work with the Logistic Coordinator and Finance and Grants Compliance Team to identify and contract vendors to ensure the planned activities are in accordance with the specified designs and standard.
  • Prepare weekly plans and schedule of work for all construction/rehabilitation sites, while ensuring compliance in meeting and reaching deadlines and targets.
  • Must adhere strictly to standards and ensure quality of materials used by the contractors falls within the utmost standard.
  • Ensure that all construction/rehabilitation processes including selection of sites and actual implementation are done in collaboration with key stakeholders at state, LGA and community levels
  • Work with and support the vendors to ensure all materials and equipment are in stock and any necessary orders are placed for all actions to be carried.
  • Provide interpretation to designs of work and work according to specifications.
  • Establish a site book at each location and make report on progress registered in the site book while ensuring signing in with remarks.
Objective 2: Take the lead on integration of hygiene promotion into FSL Programming:
  • Carry out regular supportive supervision visits on hygiene promotion to CMAM sites
  • Build the capacity of partners and SCI staffs on hygiene promotion
  • Ensure that community mobilisation approaches on the project fully integrate hygiene promotion concepts
  • Ensure that WASH is integrated into all trainings carried out on the CMAM project
  • Carry out advocacy visits to key stakeholders at both state, LGA and community levels
  • Support periodic evaluation studies to evaluate the impact of the WASH component
  • Contribute technical expertise to donor proposals for ECHO or any future projects
  • Engage community leaders and other key stakeholders at LGA level on hygiene promotion
  • Liaise with RUWASSA and the LGA WASH departments on WASH programming and ensure that all activities are done with their active participation and support
  • Provide support on WASH to other SCI programmes and initiatives when required
Objective 3: Monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities:
  • Prepare a monthly plan of field activities and share with relevant staff
  • Identify the problems in the implementation process and propose solutions
  • Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement
  • Prepare activities’ reports and other ad hoc reports according to agreed timelines and as required
  • Develop and implement tools for monitoring of WASH activities in collaboration with the M&E team
  • Timely collection and analysis of data for the monitoring of the activities
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
  • 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
  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively
  • 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
  • Designing more effective admin systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
  • First Degree in Geology, Geography or other WASH-related fields from a recognized/accredited Tertiary Institution in Nigeria
  • At least three years post-graduation experience
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staff
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility with good workload management, multitasking and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced degree will be an added advantage
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Experience in Nutrition and in community based programmes
  • Training and experience on borehole and VIP latrine construction/rehabilitation
  • Community mobilisation and advocacy experience
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written

Job Title: M & E Officer (Nationals Only)

Job ID: #1158076
Location: Gombe

Role Purpose
  • Ensure implementation of the M&E plan for Health & Child Survival programmes including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to program officers and government counterparts to ensure that the data collection, data management and reporting, are of the highest possible quality.
Scope of Role
  • Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator.
  • Staff directly reporting to this post.
Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1: Coordinate Data Collection, Data Quality Management, Analysis and State level Reporting:
  • Participate in the design of programme monitoring and evaluation tools (registers, reporting templates, data bases, etc.) to track Health and Child Survival projects
  • In collaboration with MOH and relevant SC staff, ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting according to programme M&E plan
  • Conduct monthly data analysis and prepare monthly programme IPTT monitoring reports
  • Ensure the programme database is updated regularly
  • Support programme feedback meetings to communities, facilities and authorities
  • Support the M&E Advisor to implement the DQA system including the conduct of data quality assessments according to the M&E plan
  • Support the M&E Advisor in data management for rapid assessments, situational analysis, surveys, evaluations and other research as required
  • Plan, forecast and facilitate the production and supply of M&E tools and materials to supported sites
Objective 2: Support Programme Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Support the M&E Advisor to monitor Health and Child Survival projects at the intervention states and communicate provide findings and progress to Program Managers
  • Participate in evaluation of Health and Child Survival projects, focusing on data management of evaluation data-sets.
  • Support the dissemination and use of evaluation and research reports and propose changes for improvement to the Health Team.
Objective 3: Support Documentation, Reporting, Knowledge Sharing and Effective Feedback Mechanism:
  • Support coordination of health projects monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reviews and reports as required.
  • Participate in dissemination of program information to communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
  • Manage the beneficiary complaints and feedback mechanism database
  • Work with state teams to collect information on potential case studies and success stories
  • Update shared drive and project team space with program monitoring documents regularly
Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:
  • 2-3 yrs previous experience with local and international NGOs
  • Previous experience in Health System Strengthening programmes using the National HMIS software
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Office applications, web-based applications and advanced statistical package utilization e.g SPSS,STATA-12,DHIS etc)
  • Fluency in English, Hausa spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills

Job Title: Humanitarian Program Officer

Job ID: #1158056
Location: Abuja

Role Purpose
  • The post-holder provides key support to several functions within the team including, but not limited to Communications (Comms), Grants, Human Resources (HR), aiding the Humanitarian Programme Manager, Project Managers as well as programmatic and general administrative tasks.
  • The Programme Officer facilitates effective communication and coordination within SCI, CSO implementing partners and other organisations as required.
Scope of Role
  • Reports to: Humanitarian Program Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A
Key Areas of Accountability
Administrative Support:
  • Ensure appropriate administrative and electronic filing systems within the Humanitarian Programme Team are developed and maintained to allow an efficient and largely self-servicing administrative environment to support functioning of the team
  • Ensure that key documents are easily accessible and archived on as well as its management Dropbox
  • Support up to date and accurate information relating to team travel and ensure trackers and boards are kept up to date.
Provide administrative back-up to the team including but not limited to the following:
  • Organising team meetings
  • Organising workshops and events (local, internal and external - eg meetings with other teams, partner trainings and staff trainings Co-ordinating office equipment/supplies
  • Taking minutes and ensuring action points are shared
  • Provide support to the Humanitarian Programme Manager including diary and inbox management, arranging meetings, dealing with enquiries
  • Support the coordination of other departments and Humanitarian programme.
Communication Support:
  • Lead information and communication flows between the Humanitarian team and a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Ensuring effective linkages with all team members and other stakeholders for enhanced capacity and needs and resources identification.
  • Ensure timely, accurate, consistent and compatible data and information on the program situation and needs is provided, for operational analysis and decision making. This includes data and information collection, collation, analysis and dissemination through materials such as briefing documents and factsheets.
  • Coordinate the production of regular Weekly and monthly Reports and disseminate to country backstop
  • Produce weekly updates of latest news stories relating to the humanitarian Programme
  • When required support deployed Consultants and TAs to go about their work. Maintain an overview of member media visits and VIP trips and support the coordination of visits as necessary.
  • Support the team in responding to ad-hoc internal and external requests for information about Humanitarian Programme and communications materials
  • Proactively gather information and attend meetings with/from other sources such as clusters, NGOs regional networks and government which may provide a more comprehensive regional picture.
  • Collect case studies from beneficiaries to support fundraising efforts.
Human resources (HR) support:
  • Manage the induction process and relevant reading materials for all new starters, scheduling all relevant meetings with team members, colleagues from other teams and departments and ensuring they are aware of organisational policies, procedures and relevant legislation
  • Help to process new identification cards and update email distribution lists/ phone books with new starter’s information.
  • Follow up on all recruitment of staff and consultants for the program.
  • Liaise closely with HR for timely recruitment, orientation/induction and follow up with technical leads on the process.
Programme Support:
  • Ensuring coordination and information sharing between technical and operation teams (finance, logistics)
  • Participate in reviews, audits and ensure findings are documented and action plans /recommendations are shared with relevant persons in the Humanitarian team.
  • Coordinate the preparation of timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Work closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team to ensure sector technical leads have the required tools to put in place sectoral M & E plans
  • Maintain and update the funding and budget tracker
  • Ensure all monthly reports and briefing notes to donors and HQ are reviewed and approved by the Humanitarian Manager as appropriate
  • Act as focal point for all queries and additional information requests from donors, SCI or SC Members.
  • Support program staff and re-inforce their capacity in order to document the case studies and centralise them for follow up in collaboration with the communications and advocacy teams.
  • Maintaining movement plans for all Humanitarian staff
  • Follow up on the trackers for all departments for Humanitarian Programme e.g. HR planner, Procurement tracker.
  • Follow up on minutes from the different clusters/stakeholders and meetings with partners and donors.
Grant/Award Support:
  • Tracking grants when required
  • Creation of a good award file system ( electronic and hard copies)
  • Maintain an updated programme equipment, tools and accessories in liaison with Logistic and Admin including those of programme partners supported by SCI.
  • Planning and programming work to be done quarterly in reference to the workplans
  • Aware and upholding the donor rules and regulation/compliance issues
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children 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
  • Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding.
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Always acts in the best interests of children
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of first Degree or HND in Economics, Development, Business Admin or Finance and a postgraduate degree will be an added advantage.
  • Significant prior NGO experience 3 - 5 years within a complex/large scale country programme and in emergency response/humanitarian environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work proactively and flexibly alongside a wide range of team members A flexible approach to work, with understanding of team working in a rapidly changing environment and at times under extreme pressure
  • Ability to solve problems, work under own initiative and see tasks through to completion
  • Proven organisational and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Excellent computer literacy, confident in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and use of e-mail and electronic diaries
  • Excellent administrative and general office experience, including knowledge and experience of developing administrative systems
  • Strong numeracy skills and experience of tracking and monitoring budgets; budget planning, phasing, forecasting and reporting experience; experience of working to tight budgets
  • Commitment to support cross organisational initiatives and team work-planning and understanding of how to contribute to these
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Understanding of and commitment to development work.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Experience of Cash transfer programming.
  • Experience with Save the Children.
  • Experience of writing or supporting writing of proposals for institutional donors.
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should kindly send their C.V. and covering letter explaining why you are suitable to: State position clearly in the subject field as applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified.

Note: Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  11th September, 2015.

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