Save the Children Jobs in Nigeria [12 new vacancies]

Save the Children Jobs Vacancies and Recruitment in Nigeria  May, 2022 Abuja, Lagos, Borno, Kano, Cross-River

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

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Save the Children Recruitment

 May, 2022. Humanitarian Human Resources & Admin Manager

Job Title: Humanitarian Human Resources & Admin Manager | Save the Children | locationMaiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Permanent
Team / Programme: Nigeria Country Office
Grade:  2
Contract Length: Open ended
Reports to: Humanitarian Team Lead
Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: HR Coordinator, Admin Coordinator, Admin Officer

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Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3: A police check will be required since the role holder is responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process and supervising the staff who carry out the checks.

Role Purpose

  • Save the Children is looking for a Humanitarian Human Resources & Admin Manager to join its Nigeria country programme. The role holder will generally be responsible for the provision of effective HR and Admin services in the Borno office.  
  • Alternatively, they may be deployed as a field level HR advisor in a complex, large-scale emergency across Northeastern Nigeria.  
  • The role holder will be expected to lead on HR assessments, strategy, coordinating recruitments in humanitarian locations, developing robust systems, policy and practice on people management in the country programme.
  • In most circumstances, the post-holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity build existing country programme staff.

Key Areas of Accountability
Policies and Procedures:

  • Supervise the Human Resources team in Borno to ensure support is provided to managers and staff on the interpretation and application of policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all HR, Administration and Safeguarding policies and procedures manuals are implemented, and in compliance with the Nigerian government’s legal requirements and are also in line with SCI’s global policies.
  • Ensure staff files and HR documentation is maintained and secure in the department’s recommended digital format.
  • Ensure appropriate and adequate humanitarian HR procedures are detailed in the Country Office Humanitarian Preparedness Plan in order to enable rapid scale up.
  • Ensure that staff and partners of Save the Children are aware of and adhere to the Child Safeguarding and code of conduct Policies.

Strategic Human Resources Planning:

  • Design and manage staffing strategies to ensure that the organisation attracts and retains a qualified workforce capable of meeting organisational challenges in emergency contexts.
  • Work closely with the program departments to ensure that adequate HR inputs are provided and incorporated during development and implementation of all humanitarian projects/programs.
  • Lead long range people forecasting & HR planning for the organization.
  • Institute and manage an appropriate performance management and succession planning system to ensure that the organization has a ready supply of staff with the requisite skills and competencies.
  • Ensure appropriate and adequate emergency HR procedures are detailed in the Country Office Emergency Preparedness Plan in order to enable rapid scale up.
  • Facilitate the HR aspects (such as deployment mechanisms) of the Country’s Emergency Response Team.

Staff Recruitment and Retention:

  • Ensure appropriate recruitment, retention and succession of staff including orientation programmes; design and implementation of compensation and performance management systems relevant for both development and emergencies, and career development for staff.
  • Ensure design and management of competitive and appropriate compensation and benefits policies for all employees; and conduct compensation reviews ensuring cost effective, and equitable.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate job descriptions that reflect Save the Children’s dual mandate, and ensure they are evaluated according to SCI Job Evaluation Guidelines.
  • Ensure through thorough review that employment terms, conditions and practices are fair, consistent, compliant with labour law and Save the Children human resource policies and best practice, and appropriate to the context.

Performance Management and Staff Development:

  • Develop a culture of performance management in the Borno office where staff are held accountable and rewarded for high performance.
  • Ensure a robust induction on all SCI policies and procedures for all staff, visitors, and consultants is implemented.
  • Lead implementation and maintenance of performance management system that is in alignment with organizational goals.
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted regularly by supervisors; provide training and advise to managers on effective implementation of performance management.
  • Analyse on an on-going basis the organisational staffing profile and, in conjunction with senior managers, advising on job holder competencies and skills in light of changing contexts and content.
  • Providing guidance on staff capacity building and in formulating the annual training calendar, and offering expert facilitation of in-house training programs such as performance management workshops and orientation programmes.
  • Ensure that staff have access to HR guidance on individual development opportunities arising from performance review feedback and personal career development interests.
  • Monitor and advise on disciplinary matters in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development:

  • Ensure that all HR and Support Services staff understand and can perform their roles in an emergency.
  • Manage the HR/Support Services teams; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly.
  • Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process.  Establish result based system and follow up.
  • Manage the performance of all staff in HR/Support Services work area through.
  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations.
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities.

Administration:

  • Supervise administrative function to ensure the smooth running of the Borno office, monitor visa processes for international staff and liaison with the state government.
  • Ensure that appropriate, efficient, cost-effective information technology systems are in place and in compliance with SCI Essential Standards.
  • Ensure standard hard-copy and electronic filing system is in place across departments in the Borno office and develop/roll out polices and guidelines.

Facilities Management:

  • Oversee office facilities management, communication tools, and office supplies – ensuring the most environmentally friendly approaches are used.
  • Ensure maintenance of office facilities to achieve the best working environment possible.
  • Oversee the overall maintenance of the office premises, facilities assets and equipment (physical work environment) and ensure that these are secure and efficiently utilized.
  • Review and annually update all contracts and leases before forwarding them to the Country Director for signature.
  • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Ensure adequate security for office premises and property.
  • Maintain records of insurance cover across the organization, ensuring adequate cover and keep up to date with suitability and types of cover available, conducting an annual review.
  • Oversee the annual preparation of the renewal of licenses and permits in coordination with the country office Admin Manager.

Safeguarding:

  • Work closely with the Safeguarding Adviser to ensure safeguarding is institutionalized, and that the country programme has a clear complaint, reporting and investigation mechanisms; compliance and accountability is effectively monitored.
  • Ensure that partners, suppliers, and others associated with SCI are aware of and are compliant with the Safeguarding policy.
  • Ensure all SCI employees receive through Safeguarding and Code of Conduct policy induction, and refresher training.

Government Relationships:

  • Ensure Support Services and HR maintain strategic links with Government of Nigeria’s key ministries/departments at national and provincial levels, identify opportunities and ensure Save the Children’s participation in key activities of the national and provincial and local level government.
  • Ensure that Save the Children policies are coherent and relevant to current policies in Nigeria.

Staff Safety and Security:

  • Ensure that all safety and security minimum operating standards are met.
  • Work with the Safety and Security Manager to ensure implementation of staff security guidelines and ensure periodic security assessment are carried out at the Field and project-office level and reports submitted to the Safety and Security Manager on time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Recommended minimum of 5 years’ HR managerial experience in a corporate or an INGO environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Law, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related academic discipline.
  • Ability to apply HR data analytics as a decision-making tool, to predict People & Organizational trends.
  • Knowledge and maintenance of HR Information Systems that meets senior management’s information needs.
  • Application of talent management software and learning management systems to streamline hiring, onboarding, training and retention processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of employee relations and current employment legislation in Nigeria.
  • Experience in the development of strategic and operational support services plans and their implementation in a work environment over a sustained period of time.
  • Ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and emergency contexts.
  • Experience in capacity building and setting frameworks for staff development.
  • Demonstrated credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent oral and written English combined with effective presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate leadership in a multi-disciplined team through a period of change.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff.
  • High level of commitment to the principles of development and to the organizational and programmatic goals of Save the Children.

Competencies for this Role:
Delivering Results:

  • Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organisation.
  • Level required: Accomplished

Applying Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.
  • Level required: Accomplished

Working Effectively with Others:

  • Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.
  • Level required: Accomplished.

Communicating with Impact:

  • Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust.
  • Level required: Accomplished.

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.

Application Closing Date
30th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Community Mobilization Assistant – BPRM, Nigeria

Ref No: 220002ZN
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Employment  Type: Contract
Contract Lenght: 6 months
Team / Programme: BPRM
Grade: 5
Reports to: BPRM Project Manager
Staff reporting to this post: None
Budget Responsibilities: None

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • Support the BPRM project team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the programme; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the refugee response programme as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Key Areas of Accountability
Strategy Development:

  • Identify policy and practice change, based on Save the Children’s experience that would promote and protect the rights of children.
  • Support in formulating key advocacy messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation on Child Protection, Education, WASH, et al
  • Ensure that voices of children form the basis of Save the Children’s advocacy strategy.
  • Acquire information and understanding of social policy and adapt strategies as necessary.
  • Ensure Save the Children visibility is seen in areas of implementation
  • Actively participate in all Save the Children, partners and CSO Coalition driven activities in the state
  • Establish as well as sustain existing synergy among community groups and coalitions
  • Engage with the state and local governments in policies review when needed
  • Facilitate meetings of the coalition groups
  • Prepare monthly reports of activities carried out

Influencing:

  • Develop good knowledge of local and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision-making structures and how to influence them.
  • Initiate and support lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of Save the Children’s policy recommendations.
  • Support in building systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence-based advocacy and influencing at state and national levels.
  • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.

Collaboration & Representation:

  • Develop and sustain strategic relationships with other agencies engaged in advocacy and policy work.
  • Support in maintaining a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
  • Support in facilitating capacity building of staff from Save the Children and partner agencies in advocacy and communications.
  • As a spokesperson for Save the Children to a variety of external audiences including policy makers and the media, as directed.

Programme Development:

  • Provide technical support on voice and community mobilization to State programme team
  • Develop a community mobilization strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementation
  • Train and mentor community volunteers – Community support
  • In collaboration with the rest of the Programme team, prepare and facilitate training sessions.

Behaviours (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

Ambition:

  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength 
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Essential:

  • A good First Degree or HND in Health, Social Work, Psychology, Communications or related Social Science field.
  • Entry level skills in advocacy and policy development / research in the humanitarian context.
  • Good understanding of the possibilities and tactics for influencing decision and policy makers, politicians, donors, and other key actors.
  • Knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy.
  • Good understanding of strategies for achieving child protection, Psychosocial programming policies through participatory processes, and the links with gender, diversity and other aspects of identity.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local, state and national levels.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society (coalitions) and media sectors.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, email / internet) and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
  • Fluent English language skills (written and verbal).
  • Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.

Desirable:

  • Training skills in advocacy techniques and influencing tactics.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Cross River state culture and the diversity of ethnic groups and People of Concern.
  • Ability to speak Local languages

Equal Opportunities

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • 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.

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Closing Date
28th April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Save the Children Jobs Vacancies and Recruitment in Nigeria

 Community Capacity Assistant, Nigeria

Ref No: 220002WL
Location: Bauchi
Employment  Type: Contract
Contract Lenght: 6 months (With the option of renewal)
Team / Programme: Breakthrough Action, Nigeria
Grade: 5
Reports to: Community Capacity Officer, Bauchi and the Breakthrough Action-Nigeria State Coordinator

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs.

Role Purpose

  • Breakthrough ACTION (BA) is a five-year cooperative agreement from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead USAID’s social and behavior change (SBC) programming around the world.
  • Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria (BA-N) focuses on malaria; maternal, new-born, and child health including nutrition (MNCH+N); family planning (FP); and tuberculosis (TB); and increasing the capacity of national and sub-national entities to coordinate and oversee quality SBC programming.
  • BA-N will collaborate closely with the relevant USAID service delivery and commodities implementation partners from the outset to ensure seamless coordination between supply, demand, and quality of services. 
  • BA-N will work at the national level and in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Three states will implement an integrated SBC approach, seven states will implement a malaria-only SBC approach, and FCT will implement an FP-only SBC approach.
  • The Community Mobilization Assistant will provide technical, programmatic, and administrative support.
  • The Community Mobilization Assistant will work closely with the project technical staff and the community to ensure all project activities run smoothly.
  • They will support the state programme teams in planning and programme implementation of the community capacity and mobilization component in Bauchi state.

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Contribute to technical work related to community capacity strengthening, including strategies, toolkits, developing communication materials, etc;
  • Participate in the drafting and implementation of approved workplans;
  • Mobilize community-based groups, including WDCs, VDCs, community influencers and opinion leaders.
  • Promote community participation and inclusion so as to encourage community ownership over activities implemented;
  • Monitor project events and stakeholder’s activities in coordination with project technical leads and capture success stories, to effectively capture lessons learnt on the ground from the projects;
  • Provide quality weekly field reports, capturing activities progress, lessons learned as well as general situation and community updates and needs; and collaborate with relevant teams to ensure documentation of all community mobilization and M&E activities;
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships at the State level with health partners, implementing partners, State MOHs and other key stakeholders.

Behaviours (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 their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Level of Education – First degree BSc/BA/HND/NCE or national diploma in Communications, Journalism, Social Work, Psychology, Health, or related Social Science field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with donor-funded projects in related tasks
  • Prior work experience in community engagement in Northern Nigeria.
  • Working Knowledge of MS Office Packages and database softwares and applications
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment
  • Fluent English language skills (written and verbal).
  • Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.

Desirable:

  • Experience in training.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • 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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Closing Date
27th April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Women  are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Safeguarding Coordinator, Nigeria

Ref No: 220002WL
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Contract Lenght: Permanent
Team / Programme: Nigeria Country Office
Grade: 3
Reports to: Human Resources and Administartion Director
Staff reporting to this post: Safeguarding Officers and Assistants
Budget Responsibilities: N/A

Safeguarding

  • Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • Save the Children International is committed to strengthening our Child/Adult Safeguarding work in development and humanitarian settings – with robust mechanisms for awareness, prevention, reporting, responding and offering support to survivors, promoting a child and adult safe environment, and holding those responsible for abuses to account.
  • Reporting and responding to concerns forms the cornerstone of the safeguarding mechanism, for which the Country Offices are the primary leads.
  • The Safeguarding Coordinator play’s a key role by providing oversight, quality control, coaching to Safeguarding Focal Points in field offices and ensuring effective response and communication with the Senior Management and Regional Safeguarding team on all cases of safeguarding incident or concerns in the Nigeria Country Office.
  • The Safeguarding Coordinator will provide capacity building support to the country programmes to strengthened the survivor support mechanisms, implement lessons learned from cases, and strengthen field office systems to prevent future incidents, address gaps in safeguarding system and feed to Thematic Leads and Programme Development teams to improve program design.
  • This role will liaise regularly with staff across the organisation including, country and field office programme and support staff.
  • The post holder may also represent Save the Children at external fora, including on relevant UN sector and cluster teams, PSEAH taskforce groups and other inter-agency meetings specific to a humanitarian response.
  • We are looking for an ambitious, social and talented colleague with eye for detail, a drive to learn and passion for safeguarding children/adults from sexual explaoitation, abuse, and harrssment.

Scope of the Role

  • Raise awareness on SC zero tolerance to child abuse by working with HR to conduct briefing & inductions for new hires, train staff, volunteers and partners on SC’s Child Safeguarding policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harrasemnt (PSEA)H),  Code of Conduct, and Anti- Harassment, Bullying and Intimidation to help minimiSe the risks of abuse and exploitation of child and adult beneficiaries.
  • Promote safe programming concept of all SC’s programs by ensuring child safeguarding risk assessment is conducted by all programs and work with the Director PDQ to integrate safeguarding in proposals.
  • Lead on investigation of cases of SEA linked to staff, partners and representatives.
  • Coordinate, support and identify capacity gaps of the Safeguarding Focal Points across the partner organisations.
  • Develop and support the implementation of capacity development trainings, coaching and mentoring for Safeguarding Officers, Safeguarding Assistants and nominated Safeguarding Focal Points in field offices.
  • Ensure quality and robust case management (quality reports and documentation of decision-making process and actions).
  • Lead on the development and implementation of the Annual Safeguarding Action Plans and following up from country safeguarding self-assessment reviews and audits relating to safeguarding.
  • Update the SCI safeguarding case management database system (DATIX) and promote the popularisation of the use of the system for staff reporting.
  • Review and update referral pathway on an annual baisis that will feed into SCI’s Letter of Assurance (LoA) and local safeguarding procedures.
  • Maintain, update and disseminate induction and training materials to field offices, implementing partners and and implementation sites.
  • Work with HR to strengthen the recruitment processes in terms of safeguarding communities and colleagues from potential abusers/exploiters.
  • Build the capacity of programme thematic teams to work with different stakeholders, in particular, children’s parliaments, adolescent/child friendly space and advocacy team to develop key success indicators to ‘safeguard children and vulnerable adults’, which will be used in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work with MEAL unit to establish child-freindly feedback reporting mechanism as well as tools to evaluate the impact of the Safeguarding Protocol’s on programmes.
  • Lead the review of safeguarding incidents and concerns with progarmm teams and consolidate Lessons Learned to improve programme quality.
  • Lead in the organisation of annual safeguarding and code of conduct induction/sensitisation and in-service re-fresher trainings for staff, partners and key stakeholders, including beneficiaries.
  • Ensure compliance and minimum standards are met in Safeguarding and Safe Programming.
  • Promote best practice, and adherence to the Child Safeguarding policy, PSEAH policy and CoC.
  • Organise and faciliatate SG Focal Points training of trainers and annual Focal Points workshop.
  • Ensure annual refresher training is carried out and support senior leadership to create space for staff to discuss issues around safeguarding and include sessions during team meetings.
  • Represent the agency at inter agency forums within the Country and the region
  • Keep up to date on trends and new safeguarding approaches and share knowledge.
  • Participate at the Annual Safeguarding Regional Workshops, webinars and other events.
  • Provide any other adhoc functions as required.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or Master’s in Gender, Child Protection, Human Rights, Humanitarian Action, International Development, International Relations, Law, Public Administration, Public Policy, Advocacy or related degree.

Skills and Experience:

Essential:

  • Degree or higher Diploma level qualification in social work or equivalent, legal/human rights, education or other relevant professional qualification and working experience.
  • Significant direct experience in safeguarding or protection sector.
  • Up to date working knowledge of Child Right Act, sexual harassment, child protection policies and practice and current issues in relation to safeguarding children and adult within Nigeria as well as relevant international polices and protocols such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
  • Firm and confident personality – able to stand up against more experienced and senior collegues
  • Excellent communication and listening skills in English with proven writing and numerical experience in writing/editing, e.g. for briefing documents, monitoring reports and investigation reports.
  • Proven attention for detail and ability to effectively manage a high volume of data and information.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in order to deal tactfully and sensitively with a wide range of people in a large organisation, very often at a distance.
  • Good team member skills, including the ability to be part of and organise, support, manage and develop a small team;
  • Experience in designing and delivering training or workshops to diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstance.
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, as well as of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Ability to take a proactive approach to problem solving, to recommend and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Willingness and ability to travel abroad at short notice.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time
  • Ability to critically analyse written material including evidence, reports, policies
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to meet regular and recurring deadlines

Desirable:

  • Significant experience in CSG/PSEAH including investigation/case management and sector best practice
  • Strategic and analytical approach to Child/Adult Safeguarding
  • Substantial experience of safeguarding, child protection, PSEAH, SGBV or MEAL issues and practice, within humanitarian or insecure settings, including leading or participating in investigations.
  • Experience living or working in a development context, emergency response contexts or fragile states.
  • Experience living or working overseas in insecure locations.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and/or Learning (MEAL) experience.
  • Knowledge of Save the Children’s key sectors
  • Legal expertise
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors.
  • Understanding local context of ESA

Behaviours (Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for completing tasks on time, 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 colleagues, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their colleagues to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Equal Opportunities

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • 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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Closing Date
28th April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Driver

Job ID: 220002WV
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Grade: 6
Team: Supply Chain
Post Type: National, full time
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Reports to: Supply Chain Officer

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

Role Purpose

  • Support the program, The driver will be responsible for transporting SCI staff and visitors between office and other locations, as well as equipment’s and materials, also maintaining the vehicles, updating log sheet and vehicle report.

Key Accountabilities
Documentation:

  • Maintain the vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation
  • Keep the Vehicle Documents Folder up-to-date:
  • Support the Fleet Assistant with the Vehicle Usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption.
  • Maintain a valid driver license, registration and valid permits all the time

Control of Vehicles:

  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by Line Managers.
  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are to be recorded in the log book at the start and completion of the journey
  • Ensure that the keys and vehicle documents are kept in a secure place when the vehicle is not in use.
  • Ensure that s/he wears the vehicle safety belt and all passengers also wear seat belts before driving the vehicle.

On the Road:

  • Drive all SCI vehicles on the approve speed limit of SCI
  • Ensure that the line manager is immediately informed of any accidents, the Accident report is filled immediately and the accident reported to the police as soon as possible.
  • Ensures the safety of passengers at all times
  • Safe transport of all staff, equipment, and materials

 Vehicle Checks:

  • Check the vehicle prior to its use in the morning and after use
  • Check the vehicle before departing from work.
  • Check, on taking over a vehicle, that the items listed on the Vehicle Check List and the items listed in the Vehicle Tools and Materials Inventory are present and in full functioning order.

Vehicle Defects:

  • A driver is to check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he reports them to his line manager. After consulting a mechanic, the line manager will make the decision as to whether the vehicle should be taken off the road for repair.
  • Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assign vehicle.

 Cleanliness & Visibility:

  • The driver is responsible for ensuring that his vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times. The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all rubbish is removed from the vehicle after a journey.
  • The driver is to ensure visibility protocols are adhered to at all times

Emergency Preparedness and Response:

  • In case of emergency, prepare and contribute to delivery of an appropriate and timely response.

Skills & Experience
Essential Criteria:

  • Must have qualified Secondary School Certificate Examination
  • 2 year working experience working as a driver with reputable organizations (INGOs, Corporate, Government)
  • Trade test certificate desirable
  • Experience as a mechanic or auto-electrician highly desirable.
  • Possession of valid driving licence
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Experience working in in a relatively insecure location
  • Able to communicate with English and other Nigerian languages
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Powerpoint at basic level, etc.)

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Hold self-accountable o vehicle management and records.
  • Achieving and role modelling SCI values

Ambition:

  • Set ambitious and challenging goals.
  • Take responsibility of personal development

Collaboration:

  • Build and Maintain effective relationship with the team and colleagues
  • Value diversity and good listener and easy to talk.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners

Creativity:

  • Develop new innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Application Closing Date
27th April, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Child Health and Immunization Specialist Consultant

Location: Lagos
Reports to: State Project Manager
Employee Status: Contingent

Background
Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001 in Lagos and several other states in Nigeria with a focus on child survival, maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, education and child protection. Since 2011, Save the Children Nigeria has been supporting development activities in Lagos State, in thematic areas ranging from health system strengthening to capacity building and technical support, in partnership with the Lagos State Government through its various Ministries, Departments and Agencies. In 2018, the Integrated Sustainable Childhood Pneumonia and Infectious Diseases Reduction in Nigeria (INSPIRING) project kicked off with fund support from GSK, and a focus on the prevention and control of childhood Pneumonia in two project states, Lagos and Jigawa State. In Lagos state, the project focuses its implementation primarily in Ikorodu Local Government Area.

As the project implementation draws to a gradual close, there is a need to fill the gap with a Child Health and Immunization consultant to steer the clinical and child health sub-component of the project for the next 6-month.

Scope of the Role

  • The Child Health and Immunization Consultant will provide leadership and oversight for the programmatic, technical and research aspects of the clinical program.
  • He / She will oversee the day – to – day implementation of the project’s clinical component, and will be accountable for the quality of interventions, and for the capacity building of health workers at State and LGA levels.
  • He / She will support the State Program Manager to ensure that planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as donor reporting functions are executed efficiently and effectively so that the project achieves its purposes and objectives.

Key Areas of Responsibilities
The Child Health and Immunization Specialist (Consultant) will be responsible for the following:Programme Quality:

  • Provides advanced technical expertise and oversight to ensure programs are of high quality and develops new state of the art approaches
  • Supports the Chief of Party and State Program Manager in the development of high quality programming, quarterly plans and budgeting processes for the program as and when necessary.
  • Support the government in planning and delivering the MNCH weeks and other important child health events
  • Strengthening relevant health systems for effective delivery of the pneumonia related interventions
  • Support in procurements of clinical activities
  • Prepare quality quarterly and annual reports and timely submission of deliverables.
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief of Party or the state project manager

Capacity Building:

  • Develop the capacity of health workers in Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, Nutrition, Immunization and possibly Oxygen trainings.
  • Conduct post training supervision and on the job monitoring.

Representation & Advocacy & Organizational Learning:

  • Represent the program on all health technical working groups, partners and stakeholders’ forums.
  • Create partnerships with Ministries of Health and other relevant organizations, WHO, and UNICEF to maximize program impact and harmonize agendas.
  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and take a leadership role within the Health Sector, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed.
  • In collaboration with the Advocacy Advisor, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
  • Liaison with SMOH, HSC, PHCD Board
  • Engagement with MOH and Ikorodu LGA officials.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Project Duration

  • The duration of consultancy will last 6 month starting from 1st May – 30th October 2022.
  • In case of exit from the organization before contract closure, the selected candidate is expected to give a two weeks’ notice before exit.

Requirements, Qualifications and Experience

  • Required Master’s Degree in Public Health required; a Health professional (MD or nurse) with clinical training skills (pre-service and/or service clinical training) preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience implementing and delivering technical assistance to maternal, newborn and child health programs in developing country settings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program development and management child survival and strong experience in PHC and ICCM program design and implementation required; must have experience facilitating clinical training, supportive supervision.
  • Conversant with evidence-based child health approaches such as the Integrated Community Case Management, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, etc.
  • Ability to lead and produce project proposals, implementation plans, monitoring frameworks, and write succinct reports on program success; excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to travel 35-40% of time.

Application Closing Date
28th April, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Save the Children Jobs Vacancies and Recruitment i

Driver, Abuja

Job ID: 19000288
Location: Abuja
Grade: 5
Team: Supply Chain Unit
Post Type: National, full time
Employee Status: Permanent
Reports to: Logistics Assistant

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

Role Purpose

  • Support the program, The driver will be responsible for transporting SCI staff and visitors between office and other locations, as well as equipment’s and materials, also maintaining the vehicles, updating log sheet and vehicle report.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in ensuring that sub grantees (CSOs) have clear roles and responsibilities, and a strong understanding of all of Donor’s and Save the Children’s regulations and policies, especially the core policies such as; Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct, Fraud & dishonesty policies, Anti-bribery and corruption policy and whistle blowing policy.

Documentation:

  • Maintain the vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation
  • Keep the Vehicle Documents Folder up-to-date:
  • Support the Fleet Assistant with the Vehicle Usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption.
  • Maintain a valid driver license, registration and valid permits all the time

Control of Vehicles:

  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by Line Managers.
  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are to be recorded in the log book at the start and completion of the journey
  • Ensure that the keys and vehicle documents are kept in a secure place when the vehicle is not in use.
  • Ensure that s/he wears the vehicle safety belt and all passengers also wear seat belts before driving the vehicle.

On the Road:

  • Drive all SCI vehicles on the approve speed limit of SCI
  • Ensure that the line manager is immediately informed of any accidents, the Accident report is filled immediately and the accident reported to the police as soon as possible.
  • Ensures the safety of passengers at all times
  • Safe transport of all staff, equipment, and materials

 Vehicle Checks:

  • Check the vehicle prior to its use in the morning and after use
  • Check the vehicle before departing from work.
  • Upon taking over a vehicle, check that items listed in the Vehicle Check List and the items listed in the Vehicle Tools and Materials Inventory are present and in full functioning order

Vehicle Defects:

  • Check for vehicle defects, damage to the vehicle, and ensure reports are made to the line manager. After consulting a mechanic, the line manager will make the decision of taking the vehicle off the road for repair
  • Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assign vehicle

 Cleanliness & Visibility:

  • The driver is responsible for ensuring that his/her vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times
  • The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all rubbish is removed from the vehicle after each journey
  • The driver is to ensure visibility protocols are adhered to at all times

Emergency Preparedness and Response:

  • In case of emergency, prepare and contribute to delivery of an appropriate and timely response.

Skills & Experience
Essential Criteria:

  • Must have qualified Secondary School Certificate Examination
  • 2 year working experience working as a driver with reputable organizations (INGOs, Corporate, Government)
  • Trade test certificate desirable
  • Experience as a mechanic or auto-electrician highly desirable.
  • Possession of valid driving licence
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Experience working in in a relatively insecure location
  • Able to communicate with English and other Nigerian languages
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Powerpoint at basic level, etc.)

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Hold self-accountable o vehicle management and records.
  • Achieving and role modelling SCI values

Ambition:

  • Set ambitious and challenging goals.
  • Take responsibility of personal development

Collaboration:

  • Build and Maintain effective relationship with the team and colleagues
  • Value diversity and good listener and easy to talk.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners

Creativity:

  • Develop new innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Application Closing Date
19th April, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Title: Humanitarian Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

Reference ID: 220001BC
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Team / Programme: Program Development and Quality (PDQ)
Grade: 2
Contract Length: 12 months
Reports to: Head of MEAL
Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: Borno office MEAL Coordinators, Accountability Coordinator

Child Safeguarding – Level 3

  • The role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • The MEAL Manager oversees high quality monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning across Save the Children’s programmes in Borno.
  • S/he is expected to lead on MEAL system design and implementation, evaluations, research, MEAL budgeting, recruitment, accountability system strengthening, as well as support proposal writing and log frame development for all projects.
  • The post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity build existing MEAL staff, and work across functions to ensure that the learning from the monitoring, evaluation and accountability systems informs programme decision making.

Key Areas Of Accountability
MEAL System Development:

  • Oversee the MEAL state team and provide high quality MEAL technical leadership, support and capacity building to the state implementation team.
  • In collaboration with the programme & technical team, develop and implement project MEAL plans, quality benchmarks, research, assessments and evaluations to support an evidence and learning agenda as well as a process for knowledge sharing between SCI, stakeholders and partners in the state
  • Ensure that the state office complies with SCI MEAL processes and standards and ensure standardization of MEAL formats/reports including grant-level Indicator Performance Tracking Tables (IPTTs).
  • Bring together data and findings from across projects to form a coherent basis for analysis of impact which promotes learning and strategy development.
  • Develop and increase utilization of accountability approaches, such as participation, complaints and response mechanisms.
  • Keep abreast of MEAL sector trends and developments, for example in remote monitoring, and adapt and promote introduction of new methodologies, technologies, innovations and best practices where applicable in the state
  • Formulate key program questions that will help to advance the evidence base, and lead design of targeted evaluations (including but not restricted to baseline, midline and end line evaluations) and pieces of operations research.
  • Actively contribute to the process of learning, evaluation, capturing and disseminating lessons from the programme for continuous improvement of programme performance and overall outcome
  • Contribute to proposal writing and review to ensure MEAL activities and costs are adequately covered. Develop standard guidance for incorporation of MEAL costs into proposals in specific responses.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability.
  • Ensure the considerations on gender, disability and inclusion re well integrated into the MEAL activities, tools, and analysis.
  • Leads on the coordination with BHA Third Party Monitoring Initiatives (monthly).

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training needs as well as the opportunities for MEAL and other staff and work as a mentor and role model for staff.
  • Conduct training and awareness raising activities for operations and programme technical staff at field level regarding MEAL priorities and quality standards.
  • Coordinate trainings for MEAL and program staff in the relevant fields, such as on data collection tools, ICT solutions for MEAL, data analysis for both quantitative and qualitative data, etc.

Representation, Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve taking the lead in coordination working groups.  Participate in interagency coordinated joint MEAL activities (for instance, inter-agency working group).
  • In collaboration with Save the Children MEAL and advocacy colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant advocacy objectives and lead on response-specific learning activities.  For instance, support planning of After Action Review workshops, prepare lessons learnt reports and conduct accountability mechanism pilots. Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • Participate and feed into Save the Children regional and global working groups when needed.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties emerge as CO priorities.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Graduate Degree in a relevant subject – ideally also a Post-graduate Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in MEAL, especially monitoring, including in large-scale, complex emergencies generating high volumes of data where technical capacity of MEAL staff is varied and coordination between MEAL/sector teams is a challenge
  • Experience of working in the North East Region of Nigeria on Humanitarian Projects
  • Ability to create and implement MEAL plans and IPTTs based on logframes and other reporting requirements and support junior colleagues to do so
  • Strong experience in collecting, processing, analyzing and reporting on quantitative and qualitative data and supporting other colleagues to do so – including ability to troubleshoot Kobo-related issues
  • Ability to contribute to Awards reporting from a MEAL perspective in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ability to manage team work plans in contexts where workload is high and priorities shift frequently
  • Ability to hit the ground running and work on own initiative – but also be comfortable asking for support where needed in a timely manner
  • Highly organized, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong team player, with the desire and ability to take initiative to pick us tasks outside official responsibilities
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the children  mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

Desirable:

  • Ability to speak Hausa.

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • 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.

Ambition:

  • 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.

Collaboration:

  • 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.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Always acts in the best interests of children.

Application Closing Date
18th April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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.

Senior Gender Equality Advisor

Job ID: 220002PL
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Team / Programme: Programme Development & Quality
Reports to: Programme Quality & Development Director
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Contract Length: 2 year
Grade: 2

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • The Senior Gender Equality Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical and practical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for advancing gender equality in Nigeria. The role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high quality programmes that advance gender equality and ensure that children, girls and boys can equitably access, participate within, benefit from and act as decision makers for both emergency and development programming.
  • The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development.  It provides leadership to ensure our work is grounded on intersectional gender and power analysis, and supports the design and implementation of gender transformative monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners. 
  • The role will work closely with operations colleagues and with partners, especially women’s/girls’ rights and gender equality-focused organizations, in Nigeria, fostering the building of ownership and agency of local organisations.  It will provide leadership to design/adapt and deliver gender transformative content for capacity building and systems strengthening. This role includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including child-centred gender and power analysis, girls’ empowerment, gender-based violence and other topics central to gender transformative child rights-based approaches across thematic areas. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: Programme Quality & Development Director
  • Staff reporting to this post: no direct reports but with dotted line reporting from gender equality officers, assistant, coordinators and specialist in the field offices and expected to provide coaching and mentoring support to operational and other technical colleagues and local partners

Key Areas of Accountability
Technical Leadership:

  • Provide technical leadership for gender equality for the Country Office, and set the strategic approach in relation to the wider country strategy, supporting the organization to implement Save the Children’s Global Gender Equality Policy
  • Provide technical leadership to establish/support/monitor a Gender Equality strategy /Action Plan for the Country Office, grounded on Save the Children’s Gender Equality Self-Assessment and other tools
  • Build capacity of national staff and partners in key technical approaches related to advancing gender equality and social justice, via developing and facilitating high quality training via workshops, webinars, etc.

Ensuring Programme Quality (Design & Implementation):

  • Work closely with new business development colleagues to identify and pursue funding opportunities; engage with technical partners, donors and colleagues across Save the Children; uphold accountability for Save the Children’s global Gender Equality Marker (development or humanitarian)  
  • Lead the technical scoping, planning, and design and proposal writing during new programme development, and ensure that we design and deliver high quality, holistic gender-transformative and gender-equality focused programmes, building on global best practice. Ensure that broader intersecting social justice, disability and resilience considerations are reflected in our programme design and implementation.
  • Work with Child Rights Governance colleagues to ensure that a rights based approach is reflected in our programme design and implementation (in line with our child rights programming approach), with a strong focus on child participation
  • Promote a Systems Strengthening approach as the overarching framework that supports working in collaboration and partnership with governments and local partners and working towards impact, scale and sustainability.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the programme implementation teams to ensure that thematic programme components are technically sound and grounded on gender and power analysis, implementation methods are consistent with national and global strategies, acknowledged good practice (e.g. Save the Children Common Approaches); and are likely to achieve scale, as well as equitable and sustainable results.
  • Promote and monitor integrated programming in a way that increases overall impact of gender sensitive and transformative programmes at the community level.
  • Contribute to the development, dissemination, monitoring and evaluation of innovative program quality tools and resources focused on advancing gender equality
  • Work with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) teams to carry out gender and power analysis, and conduct quality monitoring against international standards through participatory methodologies that promote gender equality and social justice (including child-friendly and gender sensitive/transformative methodologies);.
  • Contribute towards the creation of an organisational learning culture that promotes the use of disaggregated data, evidence and analysis (including gender and power analysis) and understands its link to quality and accountable programming; Contribute to strengthening the use of equality-focused programme principles and good practice across themes and sectors.
  • Undertake field visits to project sites; work with implementation teams to understand impacts, operational challenges, and continuously identify opportunities for learning and improvement.
  • Distil learnings and evidence generated into succinct and compelling programmatic guidance and thought leadership for internal and external consumption. Contribute to organisational learning on gender equality, ensuring that learning from our programmes is shared across the Country Office and with our partners, as well as with colleagues in the wider regional and global gender equality community within Save the Children via Technical Working/Leadership Groups and Communities of Practice and externally.
  • Support Humanitarian colleagues (as needed) to develop gender sensitive and transformative emergency preparedness plans, and conduct intersectional, sectoral assessments (including gender and power analysis, using SC assessment processes and tools) and to design and deliver gender sensitive/transformative emergency response and recovery programmes. Build capacity on gender equality and gender-based violence among humanitarian teams involved in different sectors. Ensure synergies between humanitarian gender equality teams, disaggregated data and gender sensitive/transformative programme design.  
  • Monitor trends in order to ensure early, gender sensitive/transformative action; and lead technical design and implementation and technical coordination of humanitarian responses

Networking & External Engagement:

  • In alignment with Country Office strategy and leadership, engage in strategic positioning with donors, partners and government in-country, and ensure that Save the Children is a partner of choice in gender equality programming.
  • Foster partnership with feminist organisations focused on women’s and girls’ rights, engaging men and boys, equal rights and advancing gender equality. 
  • Ensure that Save the Children is influencing and learning from others to advance gender equality through national technical coordination and networking bodies such as clusters and working groups focused on gender equality and gender-based violence, or focused on specific thematic areas and requiring a strong gender equality lens (education, child protection, sexual and reproductive health and rights, etc.).
  • Strengthen civil society engagement in national dialogues and policy processes for advancing gender equality and eliminating gender based violence, including ending child marriage, through working closely with advocacy and child rights governance colleagues. Ensure that the diverse voices of children, girls and boys are equitably heard and represented across thematic advocacy work.
  • Represent the program to National and Local government representatives, donors, and partner agencies, as required, highlighting the importance of a priority focus on advancing gender equality.
  • Ensure the quality, clarity and consistency of technical components of internal and external reports (e.g. programme reports, sit-reps, internal updates), prioritizing and embedding gender equality across framing and content, working closely with awards, programme implementation and communications colleagues as needed.
  • Leverage and liaise with technical colleagues from across Save the Children, including technical working groups and centres of excellence, ensuring that learning from the Country Office is shared with others and global lessons brought back.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies or other related fields
  • Related social science degree with focus on international development, social work, public health, sociology, anthropology or other related areas with equivalent experience of over 10 years working in the sector of gender equality

Experience and Skills:

  • At least 7 years’ experience (including field experience) providing technical leadership for the design and implementation of humanitarian and development programmes focused on advancing gender equality
  • Strong understanding of gender equality principles and practices, the gender equality sector, policy priorities and key gender inequalities impacting children in Nigeria
  • Significant experience in gender equality training, capacity building, and mentoring, and a demonstrated ability to make complex concepts compelling and accessible
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to intersectional gender and power analysis, and to the design, piloting, implementation and evaluation of innovative technical tools and resource to advance gender equality  
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising, designing and pitching gender transformative approaches, models and programs
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and skills related to gender sensitive and transformative program design, monitoring and evaluation, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.  
  • Experience of strategy development and planning to advance gender equality and social justice
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources. 
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery
  • Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.

Key Competencies:
Technical competencies:

  • Develops, implements and applies intersectional gender analysis.
  • Designs and implements evidence-based holistic gender sensitive and transformative interventions: Fosters gender sensitive and transformative approaches to ensure all children have equitable access to, participation within and benefit from interventions.
  • Strengthens capacities to advance gender equality.
  • Develops and applies effective, innovative gender equality tools and resources.
  • Advocates for gender equality.

Generic Competencies:

  • Being the Voice of Children: Promotes evidence-based policy and public engagement that includes the voices of children and their communities
  • Advancing Equality & Inclusion: Displays a commitment to ensuring everything we do considers the most deprived and marginalised children
  • Building & Strengthening Partnerships: Promotes working with diverse partners as critical to delivery
  • Child Rights: Promotes the rights of children in own work and in work with colleagues and peers

Behaviours (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 their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated thinks strategically and on a global scale.

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 communicate with.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
  • The post holder must commit to work in an international agency that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion and fights racism, gender inequality and discrimination in all forms; and to model positive behaviours that demonstrate a commitment to equality and respect to all colleagues, partners and communities.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI’s global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Gender Equality policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • 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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Closing Date
21st April, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Nutrition Intern

Job ID: 220002PZ
Location: Oyo
Employee Status: Permanent
Team: Programme Operations
Reports to: Nutrition Specialist
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Grade: 7

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3:  The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3.

Role Purpose

  • Support the implementation and monitoring of nutrition activities in the ANRIN Project in the following cluster of LGAs in the States:- Orelope, Olorunsogo, Ore-Ire, Ogbomosho-South, Ogbomosho-North, Surulere, Atiba, Irepo, Ogo-Oluwa.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • With support from the Nutrition Specialist, ensure target beneficiaries (pregnant women, mothers/caregivers of children less than 24months, children 6 – 59months) access and utilize available nutrition services.
  • Engage with community health focal points, community volunteers in cluster LGAs to implement quality nutrition interventions/delivery of nutrition services for the programme, which includes:
    • Counselling of mothers/caregivers of children 0-23 months of age on improved behaviors related to maternal, infant and young child feeding, notably early, exclusive and continued breastfeeding, appropriate complementary feeding, and early stimulation.  
    • Distribution of micronutrient powders per month among children 6-23 months to improve the quality of complementary feeding. 
    • Iron-folic acid (IFA) supplementation for pregnant women by specifically addressing barriers that inhibit women from taking a full course of IFA tablets during pregnancy through counseling during ante-natal care sessions. 
    • Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during ante-natal care by pregnant women. 
    • Provision of zinc/oral rehydration solution (ORS) for treatment of diarrhea among children 6-59 months of age.  
    • Provision of vitamin A supplementation among children 6-59 months of age. 
    • Provision of deworming tablets among children 12-59 months of age.  
  • Supervise activities of community health focal points, community volunteers in cluster LGAs.
  • Work with MEAL team in beneficiary verification and contribute to various project Reports
  • Ensure programme approaches and implementation are sensitive to cultural and gender dynamics.
  • Provide technical assistance LGA teams and Health Workers on nutrition, with a particular focus on development of effective methodologies to improve health and nutrition knowledge, attitudes and practices.
  • Conduct follow up monitoring of nutrition-related activities and document findings to feed into improved programming
  • Support strengthening of information flow between State and LGA.

Capacity Building:

  • Contribute to the development and/or adaptation of training materials.
  • Facilitate on nutrition trainings in project locations for CHFPs and CVs. 
  • Develop training plans for Health Workers, CHFPs and CVs based on identified needs.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding nutrition activities in the Programme.
  • Provide technical review of programme reports in line with the M&E framework.
  • Work closely with the MEAL team to ensure that data are captured in a correct and accurate manner.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Represent SCI in relevant LGA level forums for nutrition in coordination with other Partners.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the Project team.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Health/Public Health/Nutrition).
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Most be Resident in and familiar with the cluster of LGAs (Orelope, Olorunsogo, Ore-Ire, Ogbomosho-South, Ogbomosho-North, Surulere, Atiba, Irepo, Ogo-Oluwa).
  • Experience in community based interventions in Western part of Nigeria is an advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Yoruba.
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

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.

Application Closing Date
15th April, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Head of Health and Nutrition


Location:
 Abuja (FCT)
Employment  Type: Contract
Ref No: 2200012T
Team: Programme Development & Quality
Grade: 2
Reports to: Director, PDQ
Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: Health Advisor, Programme Officer Health and Nutrition, Breakthrough Action Community Capacity Team Lead, MCGL Newborn and Child Health TA, MCGL Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Advisor.
Budget Responsibility: As delegated by Director of PDQ

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3: The role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • Provide strategic technical support to the country programme and technical support to Managers in field/ project offices.   
  • Support the quality, design, delivery and representation of Save the Children’s Health and Nutrition programming in Nigeria.
  • Initiate, lead, advise, support and optimise the contribution of the Nigeria country office to Save the Children’s global Child Survival breakthrough and campaigns.
  • The incumbent will have overall responsiblity for the development of quality country-level interventions in the thematic areas of health and hunger reduction (nutrition).

Key Areas of Accountability
Strategy and Programme Quality:

  • Establish and lead the implementation of Save the Children’s health and nutrition strategy and organisational goals in collaboration with field staff, regional technical staff and the senior management team.
  • Lead on the preparation of funding proposals and help to identify high value and high potential fundraising opportunities in collaboration with field teams and programme staff, ensuring that funding proposals are in accordance with country and global strategies and policies.
  • Coordinate and enhance quality of community and primary healthcare and nutrition programming, and successfully raise funds to ensure programme continuation and expand coverage, ensuring high quality programming that is compliant with national guidelines.
  • Ensure that beneficiary accountability is taken into consideration throughout programme implementation.
  • Lead in planning of assessments and surveys and ensure best practices throughout implementation and dissemination of findings and results.
  • Ensure integration and coordination among the various Save the Children projects contributing to the overall goal of the organisation.
  • Enhance collaboration with other technical departments to support integrated programming and improve impact. 
  • Guide health and nutrition teams to develop and implement robust systems for gathering evidence and measuring impact, with reporting systems that provide appropriate information for use in national and global advocacy.
  • Ensure that information for donor reports is high quality, accurate, reliable and available in a timely fashion as per plan.
  • Produce and compile regular updates and mandatory reports on child survival for internal and external audiences (e.g. donors, internal use, for learning purposes between countries).
  • Strengthen the nutrition and health team’s capacity for effective project management through mentoring and the identification of training needs.
  • Support the recruitment and induction of health and nutrition staff and consultants.

Representation and Coordination:

  • Represent Save the Children in various fora for nutrition and health in order to increase visibility and networking opportunities between different stakeholders (government and non-government).
  • Represent our work to relevant bodies, including donors, and identify changes to their policies and priorities that may create opportunities and threats for our funding.
  • Promote the sharing of best practice and learning in relation to programming, advocacy and campaign activities among field sites in the country and with SCI and other partners in the region.
  • Work at the policy level with high-level decision makers from the Government, participating in strategy development, policy-making, and technical discussions, as well as negotiating to determine priorities for development.
  • Serve as the principal health and nutrition technical expert (advisor) for Save the Children, preparing briefing materials and reports on health and nutrition sector development for donors, SMT and visitors where necessary. Present clear and convincing reports as needed on nutrition and health topics at workshops, meetings and other venues that demonstrate sound analysis and synthesis.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Knowledge Management
  • Promote effective knowledge management within the health and nutrition programme and across sectors.
  • Collaborate with appropriate Regional and HQ Advisors to promote programme quality and sharing of learning and identifying relevant innovations.
  • Work collaboratively across all sectors to ensure integration, complementarity, and learning.
  • In collaboration with the programming team, provide guidance and oversight to partners and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • In collaboration with the Head of MEAL, oversee the development and management of the CO’s monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) system for health and nutrition programmes.
  • Ensure data is analysed to measure project performance and identify areas of improvement. Ensure that learning is incorporated into evolving programme plans.
  • Collaborate with Regional and Headquarters technical staff to identify and implement appropriate electronic data collection solutions to improve timeliness and quality of M&E and reporting.

Management and Administration:

  • Promote coordination and cooperation between health and nutrition programmes and operations staff, including working closely with the Director PDQ to ensure stewardship of resources and appropriate budget management of projects, collaboration in forecasting, and other business processes.
  • Ensure accurate and timely management and reporting on financial and material resources as it relates to health programming.
  • Ensure staff compliance with all SCI administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.
  • Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors per agency policies and procedures and donor regulations.
  • Assist with the development of the Annual Programming Plan and provide overall leadership to the development of the nutrition and health budgets.

Advocacy:

  • Advocate for reforms that will promote the effective implementation of Save the Children’s health and nutrition strategy. Apply knowledge and expertise to nutrition and health policy and programmes to design and develop activities that promote health policy implementation and development.

Human Resource Management:

  • Lead, manage, and supervise nutrition and health programming team staff directly or indirectly according to the CO structure. 
  • Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with SCI’s performance management system and mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork.
  • Ensure and build high-quality staff at all levels.

Responsibilities

  • Report all cases internal and external.
  • Know CSG policy and code of conduct, and raise awareness on the policy (Children, partners, community).
  • Contribute to lessons learned and the documentation of good practices under the lead focal point.
  • To be a model in his/her work and private life, and respect the code of conduct and the policy of CSG.
  • Know and respect local procedures.
  • Ensure the well-being of children.
  • Ensure the work place is a safe place for children.

Behaviours (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.

Ambitious:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
  • 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 with.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.
  • Integrity
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Experience and Qualifications
Essential:

  • Post-graduate, Master or it’s equivalent in Nutrition, Health or related field.
  • 8 years of experience at the international level in technical support and/or programme management.
  • Strong experience in community nutrition and health programming.
  • Direct experience of planning, implementing and measuring the impact of health, hunger reduction or other related programmes.
  • Successful track record of developing large-scale proposals ($1m and above) and securing funding from donors.
  • Clear commitment to, and experience of, developing and coaching staff, combined with the ability to give direct actionable feedback.
  • Successfully work with minimal administrative support.
  • Inter-personal skills to influence and guide field and other senior managers in identifying programming opportunities and resolving programme and campaign challenges, and to work in a collaborative manner within the Country Leadership Team .
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Credibility to represent the organization to regional bodies and donors.
  • Commitment to the values and mission of Save the Children.
  • Ability to speak and write clear English.
  • Ability to travel to the field.

Desirable:

  • Experience with Save the Children.

Application Closing Date
16th April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Head of Program Implementation

Job ID: 22000284
Location: Maiduguri, Borno state, Northeast Nigeria with frequent travel to remote and insecure locations. Provides technical supports to teams in Yobe and Adamawa
Grade: NAT2 / INT3
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Contract Length: 12 months
Post Type: National
Reports to: Deputy Director Programme Operations – Humanitarian (DDPO – Humanitarian)
Staff directly reporting to this post: 5 Sector Managers, Awards Manager, Programme Operations Coordinator, Gender Coordinator, ACCM Manager, Community Mobilization Coordinator
Indirectly: Projects’ teams

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 – The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context, all posts are considered level 3.
  • As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis.
  • The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Introduction

  • 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 emergencies.
  • Save the Children in Nigeria has experienced a rapid scale up of its humanitarian response over the past two years.
  • The response is focused on the northeast of Nigeria, which experienced a massive humanitarian crisis due to the insurgency and counter-insurgency operations.
  • Save the Children humanitarian response in the northeast focuses on sectors like FSL, Nutrition, Education, WASH and Child Protection.

Role

  • The HOPI is responsible for the direct oversight and overall management of SC’s humanitarian projects in northeast Nigeria.
  • The HOPI supports the Deputy Director Programme Operations (Humanitarian) and the Director Programme Operations by providing information on the progress of the programmatic interventions, providing direction to individual Sector Managers on their projects and ensuring a multi-sectoral and/or integrated approach across programmes where feasible. 
  • The HOPI’s role includes supporting the Deputy Director Programme Operations (Humanitarian) and the Director Programme Operations to identify needs and resources and elaborating programme recommendations for the emergency response in line with Save the Children Nigeria SMT and regional response priorities.
  • The post-holder will take part in developing the response strategy and identification of the necessary resources for the response.
  • In coordination with the PDQ Team (TAs), the HOPI will support Sector Managers to incorporate the relevant thematic advisory to provide appropriate design, training and MEAL functions for programming in Northeast Nigeria.
  • The HOPI will establish working relations with other agencies, looking for opportunities for partnership and harmonisation of approach and with donors to ensure resources are made available to the response.
  • The HOPI will negotiate the positioning of the humanitarian response within the Country Programme and support the Deputy Director Programme Operations (Humanitarian) and the Director Programme Operations to ensure the suitable resourcing of the response, manage programmes or country support functions, negotiate, and network at an international level.
  • They will ensure that all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies are in place.
  • The post holder will play a strategic role in defining the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency programme to maximise impact and enable positive change for children.

Main Responsibilities
Programme Support:

  • In collaboration with the Deputy Director Programme Operations (Humanitarian), assume overall oversight of the programmatic side of the SC Nigeria humanitarian response in Borno.
  • Ensure the large number of multiple grants (across the 5 sectors), contribute to the achievement of the response strategy ensuring strict compliance of programme activities with Save the Children national and global policies and procedures and with relevant donor regulations and agreements, SPHERE guidelines and the NGO code of conduct.
  • Ensure the integration of other sectors to strengthen the quality and geographical coverage of the humanitarian response to include new areas of need and additional sectors like early recovery/resilience
  • Take overall leadership and oversight on the management of response budgets of over US$ 34 million of annual budget, keeping relevant stakeholders informed and ensuring any corrective actions are taken to meet donor guidelines
  • Review all donor project reports as per the reporting matrix and work with the respective Sector Managers to finalize drafts at field level before submitting to CO and SC Member
  • Ensure all donor project reports meet the respective donors’ guidelines
  • Support on the revision of the response master budget for the Nigerian response, based on direction from the Deputy Director Programme Operations (Humanitarian).
  • In coordination with the Sector Managers, TAs and the Awards team, ensure the preparation of timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Work with the Sector Managers and TAs to develop scaling up plans for programming, based on existing Nigerian experience and the experience during the early months of the response
  • Establish project monitoring plans and systems for identifying and tracking the indicators and develop processes/procedures and forms to support monitoring and inform learning.
  • Through embedding direct and remote processes into each sector programme design, ensure strong accountability to beneficiaries
  • Perform other tasks as outlined by the line manager

Capacity Building:

  • Coach and train Sector Managers on PCM/PMM to ensure coherent project management
  • Ensure that all programme designs and budgets sufficiently incorporate pre-deployment training requirements and capacity building plans and performance management systems are in place.
  • Ensure training plans include capability statements and measuring systems to allow the development of the requisite competencies in staff at each level to ensure timely delivery of a quality of response
  • Coach and mentor international and national staff and partners and link in to wider organisational talent development mechanisms.

 Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Represent Save the Children’s emergency response on a national, regional and international level to donors, the media and members of the humanitarian community.
  • Help shape broader sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed
  • Regularly undertake high-level representation and advocacy with Government partners and officials as well as donor representatives. Establish systems for communication with local Government partners, relevant line departments and community representations in the project area(s).
  • Lead on organisational level operational practice, innovation and learning in consultation with humanitarian team.  
  • Oversee the implementation of Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child rights and safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Education: MA / MSc level (or equivalent field experience)
  • Substantial management experience (i.e., at least 5 years) in a humanitarian setting including significant field operations experience in both emergency and development programmes
  • Robust experience of emergency programme cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex organisation structure
  • Experience in international humanitarian systems, institutions, and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management
  • Middle or senior management experience of multi-national, multi-sector team.
  • Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID and BHA) of USD 10m+ in a first phase response at regional or country level
  • Multi-site security management in insecure environments
  • Experience of international level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
  • Experience of international media representation and advocacy
  • Award management and experience. Good understanding of donors ‘requirement
  • Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability systems in large complex programmes
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy
  • Proven reporting and communication skills
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. A good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in northeast Nigeria or the Lake Chad basin
  • Previous experience with Save the Children.

Core Behaviours:
Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

  • Demonstrates strategic leadership in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation
  • Applies humanitarian principles to complex situations to generate both short and long-term organisational and sector-wide strategies

Achieving results effectively:

  • Leads strategically on accountability initiatives, ensuring accountability processes are in place and achieving results
  • Builds consensus and ownership around difficult decisions and/or complex courses of action
  • Maintains focus on strategic issues and overall organisational and sector-wide impact.

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Quickly builds and leads high performing teams
  • Applies distributed leadership amongst a team
  • Shares success whilst being accountable for difficult outcomes

Operating safely and securely:

  • Monitors security risks and ensures organisational protocols are consistently followed by staff
  • Takes appropriate action and provides appropriate direction and support to team members in the event of a critical incident
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation.

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

  • Ensures that wider team remains positive and focussed on the objectives and goals in a rapidly changing environment
  • Able to proactively build & maintain levels of resilience in others
  • Adapts leadership approach to the situation
  • Communicates humanitarian values and motivates others towards them
  • Maintains simultaneously a broad strategic perspective and awareness of the detail of a situation
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly.

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Removes obstacles to ensure strategic objectives are met
  • Aligns ideas and solutions to strategic imperatives
  • Uses global networks to influence strategy or action
  • Demonstrates managerial courage by willingness to confront difficult situations, take potentially unpopular decisions and communicate clearly to create consensus notwithstanding difference
  • Creates a team environment where team members feel able to contribute, champion or challenge decisions
  • Continual efforts at self improvement in evidence
  • Creates and communicates a compelling vision which inspires others
  • Ensures processes are in place across the team to strengthen the capacity of staff and partners in line with individual and organisational objectives.

Application Closing Date
31st March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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.