Save the Children Nigeria Recruitment 2018 and Application Guide

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Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.

In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states – Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna – focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

1. Job Title: Heath & Nutrition Advisor – Maternity Cover

Locations: Zamfara
Job type: Full-time
Contract Length:  4 months

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Provide technical assistance to state and LGA teams on health and nutrition, with particular focus on development of effective methodologies to improve nutritional knowledge, attitudes and practices of mothers
  • Contribute to developing programme strategy in health and nutrition in consultation with the programme team and other stakeholders
  • Contribute to development of targeting criteria and methodology for mothers receiving cash transfers and ensure approaches are sensitive to cultural and gender dynamics
  • Contribute to development of behaviour change communications strategy for the programme and ensure technical resources required for implementation have been factored into workplans and budgets
  • Support assessment preparation and planning for implementation, working in partnership with LGA authorities and health centres
  • In collaboration with LGA teams, plan sensitisation activities for targeted communities with focus on traditional leaders and other key stakeholders
  • Coordinate with health centres to carry out joint community mobilisation activities around nutrition
  • Conduct follow up monitoring of community mobilisation activities and document findings to feed into improved messaging
  • Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all health and nutrition activities in the State
  • Provide technical review of programme reports in line with M&E framework
  • Conduct regular technical monitoring of health and nutrition activities and document findings to inform improvements in programme implementation
  • Ensure regular communication and sharing of lessons learned and challenges with the management and partners to inform implementation
  • Coordinate with the DFID-contracted Evaluation Team for conducting of activities at state and LGA level
  • Represent the CDGP in relevant state level forums for health and nutrition in coordination with other Save the Children programmes
  • Develop training plans for staff and government officials and health workers based on identified needs
  • Contribute to development and / or adaptation of training materials for programme staff and government officials and provide ongoing mentoring support
  • Participate in meetings, training and other assessment/events as required
  • Support strengthening of information flow between State and LGA

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self and others accountable to deliver on responsibilities
  • High level of accuracy in work and attention to detail
  • Carries out responsibilities in a timely and pro-active way

Ambition:

  • Cultivates an ambitious team mentality for the project
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively about opportunities to improve programme management and quality

Collaboration:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approachable and easy to talk to
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners

Creativity:

  • Actively looks to improve programme management systems and quality of delivery
  • Looks for new opportunities to promote the project with other stakeholders
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • At least a B.A. degree in Programme Management, Health and Nutrition, or related Social Science.
  • Strong programme management background.
  • Experience in community based nutrition programmes (CMAM and/or IYCF).
  • Technical expertise and experience in behaviour change communications programming and community mobilisation
  • Significant experience in planning, managing and delivering a programme, including costing, managing and monitoring budgets.
  • Experience in managing diverse HR teams
  • Effective resource planning, including commodities and technical expertise.
  • Computer literate.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable workplans and evaluate progress.
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other organizations’ staff.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) in English and Hausa.
  • Previous experience with local and international NGOs
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility.
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
  • Commitment to Save the Children mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).
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Desirable:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition or other related subject.

Application Deadline 17th September, 2018.


2. Job Title: Finance/Admin Assistant – on behalf of CSO Partner

Locations: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara
Job type: Full-time

Scope of Role

  • This is a partner staff role. The staff will be engaged and paid by SCI partners, and reports to the partner’s Project Team Lead in the three states of Gombe, Kastina and Zamfara.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Processes approval of supplier invoices and staff claims on the project
  • Responsible for all bank deposit and withdrawals including transfers
  • Maintain and issue receipts and cheques
  • Make payment to vendors and meeting participants
  • Responsible for safe keep of financial files and records
  • Ensure prompt remittance of statutory deductions
  • Update the project fixed assets registered regularly
  • Prepare payment request and vouchers
  • Keep petty cash box and records
  • Arrange meeting/workshops in terms of logistics and administrative arrangement.
  • Responsible for handling any minor repairs in the project
  • Keep records of on project staff movement.
  • Perform any other finance/logistic and clerical  duties

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher national diploma in a relevant discipline (Accounting Business Administration or any, Social Sciences)
  • Candidates must have at least 1-2 years of progressive experience working in a similar position
  • Accounting professional qualification will be an added advantage

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Skills and experience conducting data verification, analysis, reporting and monitoring
  • Experience in transcribing audio data, and in data entry
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Good writing, editing, research, and presentation skills
  • Previous experience in facilitating trainings, workshops and events
  • Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
  • Competent and experienced in general office administration, coordination and logistics
  • Ability to lead on detailed logistical tasks such as those required for fieldwork or when organizing events
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communications both in English and Hausa languages
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills are an advantage

3. Job Title: Finance Officer – on behalf of CSO Partner

Locations: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara
Job Type: Full-time

Scope of Role

  • This is a partner staff role. The staff will be engaged and paid by SCI partners, and reports to the partner’s Project Team Lead in the three states of Gombe, Kastina and Zamfara.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirement, timelines and templates
  • Communication with donors on the project budget and financial reports
  • Responsible for accurate Posting and coding of PVs, journals and RVs
  • Prepare bank reconciliations statements
  • Ensure security of financial information including hard copy supporting documents and data base backups.
  • Review activity budgets prepared by technical team
  • Prepare monthly financial management and reports and analysis on variances
  • Support with any donor audit on the project
  • Prepare and post payroll information
  • Participate in procurements meetings
  • Verify timesheets and hours worked by project staff
  • Ensure that all financial transactions have adequate and auditable supporting

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, Higher National Diploma, National Diploma, (accounting business administration or any, social sciences)
  • Candidates must have at least 1 years of progressive experience working in a similar position

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Skills and experience conducting data verification, analysis, reporting and monitoring
  • Experience in transcribing audio data, and in data entry
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Good writing, editing, research, and presentation skills
  • Previous experience in facilitating trainings, workshops and events
  • Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
  • Competent and experienced in general office administration, coordination and logistics
  • Ability to lead on detailed logistical tasks such as those required for fieldwork or when organizing events
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communications both in English and Hausa languages
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills are an advantage.

4. Job Title: Gender and Child Welfare Officer – on behalf of CSO Partner

Locations: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara,
Job type: Full-time

Scope of Role

  • This is a partner staff role. The staff will be engaged and paid by SCI partners, and reports to the partner’s Project Team Lead in the three states of Gombe, Kastina and Zamfara.

Role Purpose

  • The Gender and Child Welfare Officer with the support of the Gender Equality Advisor and the state team is responsible for supporting the integration of a strong gender equality perspective on the “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make Informed Choices for their Health” (REACH) project at the community level while also looking at child safeguarding and participation. This may include ensuring that gender equality is mainstreamed at the community and partner level  throughout the project’s results based management frameworks, strengthening and supporting gender equality strategies and facilitating gender equality capacity strengthening for field teams via training and tool development.
  • The post holder also provides technical support to the REACH project on gender equality at the community level. Additionally, as part of this role, the Gender childwelfare officer  will work closely with the Save the Children REACH team in the state .
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Key Areas of Accountability:

  • As a member of the REACH Project team, the Gender and childwelfare officer will:
  • Demonstrate behaviours that are consistent with the partner’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the programme.
  • Contribute to a conducive and productive work environment in a way that promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality technical assistance to local governmet REACH program delivery team, building a solid evidence base to support the development implementation and evaluation of gender-transformative approaches
  • Lead on planning and implementation of feedback mechanisms with leaders, communities and beneficiaries
  • Be responsible for the strengthening and coordination of complain and response mechanism (CRM) activities
  • Supports REACH community program staff to strategically integrate gender equality through training and knowledge sharing activities.
  • Supports integration and collection of appropriate gender equality indicators and collaborates to monitor and evaluate to ensure that gender equality outcomes and results are achieved and documented.
  • Support in the development of social and behavior change communication approaches, materials and tools.
  • Support REACH program teams to review project deliverables and donor reports from a technical quality control perspective
  • Creates high quality narrative reports and documents that are complete and timely.
  • Supports the development and roll out of gender sensitive program/project management tools and results-based frameworks.

Experience and Skills
Essential:

  • A  graduate University degree in Social Sciences with academic training in women’s studies, gender and development or a relevant field.
  • 1-2 years’ work experience with an NGO or CSO, with focus on women and girls/genderequality and children programming .
  • Experience working on normative change for gender equality and adolescent sexual and reproductive health in sensitive contexts
  • Experience in designing, implementing and evaluating gender-transformative social and behavior change communication interventions
  • Experience in working with children and understanding in child participation.
  • Experience in implementing gender-transformative approaches to health
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting with minimal supervision
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Specific knowledge of international development and gender equality issues; experience engaging children and other community members on gender equality issues desirable.

Desirable:

  • Strong organizational skills to work effectively to support multi-tasking.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to adjust to changing schedules and priorities.
  • Effective critical information gathering to create accurate reports.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, in English.
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Good familiarity, networking and working relationships with relevant organizations.
  • Programming experience in community engagement

Job Title: NJR Project Officer- Consultancy

Location: Borno
Job Type: Permanent
Details

  • Nigeria Joint Response (NJR) consortium consists of 5 INGOs of the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA). Save the Children (SC) leads the consortium. In 2018, the NJR is in its phase 4 and is contributing to the humanitarian crises in the North East of Nigeria, through emergency food security and livelihoods (FSL), nutrition, protection and WASH support to internally displaced, returnees and host community households in the most affected States of the North East.
  • The Project Officer, will support the NJR response ensure all coordinated Knowledge management, Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning(MEAL) and representation to both internal and external stakeholders. The role will lead on the set- up of strong systems to promote good practice sharing and learning within and without the consortium. This will involve working with the established working groups, community or practices and lead agencies in the implementing locations. This role will lead in development of advocacy communication. The office will work under supervision of the Consortium Coordinator

Objectives

  • Work closely with the NJR Consortium Coordinator and in collaboration with relevant staff of NJR’s 5 partner INGOs, partner CSOs, and beneficiary communities to:

Key Tasks of Consultancy
Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL):

  • Lead the MEAL working group to deliver its TOR ensuring complimentary of actions across all partners.
  • Support the Joint MEAL activities in line with the MEAL plans.
  • Make regular visits to partner sites, to capture, document and share relevant materials which would contribute to program reporting
  • Contribute to relevant analyses as well initiatives related to the development of relevant strategy and sector documents and plans.
  • Contribute to the timely development of periodic reports (post-distribution monitoring (PDM) reports, evidence-based project impact reports etc.)
  • Ensure the findings and best practices of past phases of the program as well as other relevant initiative feed into program implementation
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Documentation/Communication (External and Internal):

  • Source for, develop and disseminate compelling print and online communication, advocacy and knowledge management materials
  • Lead the timely development and approval of concise, quality and appealing info graphics, case studies, good practices, briefs, sitreps, newsletters and other relevant communication materials about the program
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure adherence to NJR visibility and branding guidelines Explore and implement opportunities (including the photo gallery and other innovative tools) to
  • Contribute to the preparation of timely and quality programme reports in collaboration with relevant technical and M&E staff
  • Communicate about the program with a wide variety of state, national and international level stakeholders (including the Dutch Relief Alliance)
  • Produce as relevant reports, briefing papers, presentations and communication tools (foraccountability and fund raising) for internal and external audiences
  • Ensure tools and strong systems are in place to highlight, document and share programme learning.
  • Lead on the production of key messages points, press releases, and other media materials related to the programme, that adhere to the communication protocols of the lead agency and its partners as well as take into consideration prevailing security situation and beneficiary consent and dignity.

Child Safeguarding:

  • The consultant will be expected to comply with Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct; details on these policies will be provided at the start of the consultancy.

Consultant Specification
Essential:

  • University degree in related academic discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Two years’ experience working with a nongovernmental organization in a humanitarian setting
  • Proven mastery of communication tools (Publisher, PowerPoint, internet, twitter etc.)
  • Strong, compelling, innovative and audience-sensitive writing, analytic and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to write clear and well-presented documents
  • Excellent time management skills, and ability to organise multiple priorities
  • Experience negotiating, developing and implementing successful partnerships with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Computer literate
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances
  • Capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible in difficult and at time insecure working circumstances.
  • Ability to travel extensively including to implementation sites of NJR partner agencies Commitment to the aims, mandate and values of Save the Children (SC).
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s and NJR partners aims, values and principles.

Desirable:

  • Emergency response exposure is an added advantage
  • Project Management skills
  • Experience working in a complex country programs in an emergency response or fragile state
  • Previous experience in a similar role especially on a project/program funded by an institutional donor
  • Good knowledge of the North East of Nigeria, its culture, local languages and community dynamics

Fee Structure
All applicants to include daily rates.

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

DEADLINE: 24th September, 2018.

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