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Latest Vacancies at Save the Children, 30th May, 2019

May 30, 2019, 10:44 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: FSL Field Volunteer (National Position) Ref Id: 190001FX Locations: (MMC, Jere and Konduga LGAs, Maiduguri) Borno Employee Status: Contingent The Organisation
  • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
  • We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
    • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
    • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
  • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
  • We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Background of Project
  • Save the Children is providing emergency food assistance through electronic vouchers to vulnerable households including both IDP and host community in Borno State, to increase access to food and mitigate the need for harmful negative coping mechanisms. The intervention is based on the ongoing Save the Children FFP food voucher program in MMC, Jere and Konduga LGAs with over 60,000 registered Households in 53 communities.
  • Livelihoods restoration and economic recovery interventions will support vulnerable households who have been receiving food assistance through the Food for Peace Emergency Food Security project (EFSP) to steadily increase their income, build long-term food security, and improve their nutritional status
Objectives
  • To provide income generation activity with the aim of increasing household income, restore the productive livelihoods of the conflict-affected households and support their sustainable graduation out of food assistance.
Target Beneficiaries:
  • The Beneficiaries will comprise of current FFP project beneficiaries in Jere and MMC LGAs whose reduced coping strategies index falls under “none” category and who are eligible to receive livelihood support, based on additional selection criteria employed for scoring and selecting project beneficiaries
Scope of work
  • The field assistants will be required to be actively involved in the implementation of the FFP Livelihood component. Which is providing livelihood intervention to Conflict Affected IDPs and host communities in Maiduguri through e-voucher system. The field assistant will be actively involved in the monitoring of distributions of IGA materials at the vendor’s shops, conducting post distribution monitoring (PDM), Sensitization of Beneficiaries, registration of beneficiaries, monitoring of livelihood activities at the community level and any other assign duties in relation to FFP program implementation.
Duration and Timeline:
  • Distribution of IGAs to selected beneficiaries will be carried out once and other activites will be done in monthly basis within the time limit of the contract agreement.
  • The project runs from June 03, 2019 and should end by September 30, 2019.
Accountability of SCI:
  • Provide crowd control mechanisms to ensure smooth distribution
  • Provide technical support and trainings.
  • Ensure strict compliance to SCI Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
  • Ensure strict compliance to SCI Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy
  • Ensure compliance with all government regulations
Accountability by Field Assistants:
  • Ensure strict compliance to SCI Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy
  • Ensure compliance with all government regulations
  • Ensure strict monitoring and supervision of all activities to be conducted.
  • Ensure good quality IGA materials are supplied by the vendors during distribution
  • Ensure strict compliance to SCI Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Collaboration/Ethical and social operating standards:
  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills by all the Field Assistant
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with the staff and beneficiaries
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk.
  • Protection of basic social rights of the SCI beneficiaries.
Payment:
  • Payments will only be done at the end of every month, when the field assistant has successfully completed all the required duties assign to him/her satisfactory, based on the number of days worked.
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Qualification, Experience and Skill Requirements
  • Ability to work under pressure, with little or no supervision
  • Ability to speak the local languages
  • Community engagement strategy
  • Past experience dealing with Save the Children
  • Degree, Diploma or HND in any relevant field
  • Previous experience in an organization setting or other local and international NGOs
  • Proven technical skills and intelectual capacity
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply   Application Deadline 12th June, 2019.     Job Title: Field Operations Manager Ref Id: 190001GI Locations: Katsina & Zamfara Employee Status: Fixed Term Role Purpose
  • The Field Operations Manager (FOM) has overall responsibility for providing leadership, which produces effective delivery and development of programmes in his/her area of operations.
  • The FOM is responsible for the efficient management of all Field Office resources (grants, awards, staff and assets) and leads the representation of Save the Children with State level authorities, partner organizations, donors and visitors.
  • His/her management of programme implementation and operations will ensure that the Field Office is in accordance with Save the Children’s policies and practises, its Mission, Vision and Values.
Scope of Role
  • Reports to: Deputy Director of Programme Operations
  • Dimensions: 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.
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: Project Managers/ Coordinators, MEAL Coordinator/ Officer, Supply Chain Coordinator/Officers and HR & Admin Coordinator/Officers, Finance Coordinator/Officers.
Key Areas of Accountability Quality Program Implementation, Management and Reporting:
  • Responsible and accountable for SC’s programmes in the field and for the implementation and management of programmes, grants and awards in accordance with SC’s strategies and policies for quality programming.
  • Ensure that the Field Office teams receive appropriate and timely support from National Programme Managers and programme quality teams for program design and strategy, MEAL and advocacy.
  • Contribute to strategy and proposal development within the area under the overall leadership of the Programme Development and Quality team. Responsible for ensuring that proposals are relevant, contextualized and inclusive of all required support and staffing costs at the field level.
  • Ensure that the programmes are appropriately monitored, reviewed and evaluated on a continuous basis according to organisational quality standards, and in coordination with the Programme Development and Quality team.
  • Ensure appropriate systems for all aspects of programme cycle management are in place ensuring uptake of lessons learned.
Operational Management:
  • Responsible and accountable for SC’s programmes in the area and ensure the planning, implementation and management of programmes in accordance with SC’s strategies and policies
  • Lead the Field Management Team in ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of field operations and ensure that programme plans are clearly prioritized and communicated to the support team effectively;
  • Conduct regular field management meetings (preferably weekly) to enhance information sharing and effectiveness of operations;
  • Work closely with the Deputy Director Programme Operations to ensure adequate logistical support to deliver high quality programmes effectively.
  • Lead the development and monitoring of projects’ Detailed Implementation Plans (DIPs)
  • Responsible for ensuring that field-based teams implement programmes on schedule and within budget.
  • Responsible for the delivery of high quality, timely reports for donors and internal purposes, as well as the development of relevant case studies, success stories and other documentation.
  • Lead field-based start-up meetings of new projects with relevant CO staff to guarantee a joint understanding among team members of donor requirements, budget responsibilities, technical requirements and other considerations.
  • Ensure standardized systems, policies and procedures are in place, well understood by all staff and in line with  the country programme system and are implemented in an appropriate manner
  • Ensure that the principles of child safeguarding and safe programming embedded in all programme planning, implementation and reporting and that staff receive regular, up to date training on the same.
  • Ensure transparency in targeting beneficiaries, delivery of services and participation of beneficiaries and partners in planning and monitoring of process is reflected in programme delivery.
  • Ensure all SCI Management Operating Standards are followed, implemented and maintained
  • Ensure all contingency and Emergency Preparedness Plans are continually updated according to Save the Children operational standards and implemented when appropriate.
Financial, Budget, Grant & Award Management:
  • Responsible for all budgets (donors and Save the Children’s own resources) provided to the Field office. This may be delegated to other budget holders but overall accountability for the budgets for the field remains with the FOM.
  • Lead monthly budget vs actual grant management meetings at appropriate levels with team and in close collaboration with the Awards team. Ensure timely report providing a variance analysis on each budget is submitted to Programme Operations Director and Finance Director
  • Identify any budget challenges or issues such as over or underspends and propose solutions to line manager as soon as issues are identified. Ensure that these are identified through the monthly awards review meetings and are immediately addressed.
  • Oversee the general application and observance of financial procedures and guidelines set out in SC financial manual and donors’ requirements
  • Ensure the grants are managed as per Save the Children’s and donors’ requirement including the quality and timely submission of reports
  • Prepare annual budgets for the Field Office programme, assessing costs and budget/expenditures from projects and asset inventory.
  • Prepare, and submit for approval, program budgets and expenditure forecasts.
  • Responsible for certifying and authorizing disbursements according to SC and donor guidelines.
Human Resources:
  • Lead, manage and motivate the field office team, ensuring that they have clear work objectives and individual/team work plans, and receive meaningful feedback on their performance;
  • In coordination with the SMT, maintain appropriate staffing levels and structures in the field, whilst planning and implementing specific actions to recruit, manage and motivate staff.
  • Ensure appropriate gender and ethnic diversity within the field office team;
  • Ensure that Field office staff have clearly defined objectives and understand their responsibilities. Ensure compliance with staff development strategies and Performance Management systems and evaluations.
Security management and Context Monitoring:
  • In close collaboration with the Safety and Security Manager, proactively monitor the political, military and security situation at local level and regularly report on its potential impact on SC’s activities
  • In close collaboration with the Safety and Security Manager, develop a clear safety and security management plan for all areas of operations. Ensure that staff understand and can implement this plan – and that it is reviewed and updated regularly.
  • Manage and report on all security incidents in accordance with SCI Safety and Security procedures
Representation Accountabilities:
  • Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships and take the lead role in representing the principles and work of Save the Children to state authorities and organizations (UN, NGOs, INGOs, counterparts, donors etc) who are working and visiting in the field office.
  • Oversee that local implementing partners are discharging their responsibilities, live up to stipulations stated in the partnership agreement and take appropriate action.
  • Ensure that partnership approaches and practices comply with Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and where possible promotes effective child participation.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Development or other Social Sciences and Extensive Practical Senior Management Experience preferably in development and humanitarian response programmes;
  • Experience of managing the programme cycle, including assessments, project design, proposal and report writing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of managing large and diverse teams in resource-poor, insecure settings.
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • Strong  analytical, monitoring and evaluation, and report-writing abilities;
  • Technical skills in two or more Save the Children sectors - health, livelihoods, child protection, education, nutrition, child rights governance, HIV/AIDS or WASH ;
  • Strong, demonstrable, financial management skills, particularly in budgeting and reporting;
  • Experience in, and a commitment to, the implementation of robust Performance Management and staff capacity building and development;
  • Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills in English,
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Strong representational and communication skills;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice) Accountability:
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply   Application Deadline 14th June, 2019.   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.

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