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Save the Children Nigeria Job Portal 2019 | www.nigeria.savethechildren.net.

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.

Save the Children Nigeria Recruitment 2019

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: Social Protection Systems Strengthening Specialist

Job ID: 19000338
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose:

  • The purpose of this role is to provide technical support to systems strengthening for the implementation and delivery of key national safety net programmes. The role is also expected to support the coordination efforts of the National Social Safety Net Coordinating Office (NASSCO).

Scope of Role:

  • Technical Support from – the Senior Social Protection Specialist

Background

  • The Government has prioritized social protection interventions as a key strategy towards reducing poverty and socio-economic vulnerabilities in the population. The Government of Nigeria has partnered with the World Bank under a National Social Safety Nets Project (NASSP) to support the development of safety nets in Nigeria.
  • NASSP involves two components: (i) establishing systems for social safety net that would serve as a robust platform for effectively targeting and delivering social assistance; and (ii) implementing cash transfers to targeted poor and vulnerable households. The program has national coverage, with all states eligible to participate. The systems developed for NASSP in Nigeria will be used across the country’s different safety net programs, irrespective of funding source or targeted beneficiary group. Different stakeholders, such as governments, development partners, or civil society, will be able to use the systems for delivering social assistance programs in Nigeria.
  • To implement NASSP, Government has established the National Social Safety Net Coordinating Office (NASSCO) to consolidate existing social safety net programs at the Federal level.  Under the systems agenda of NASSP, the Government plans to develop: (i) a National Social Registry (NSR) of poor and vulnerable households based on robust targeting mechanism; (ii) management information systems (MIS), including for monitoring and evaluation and (iii) other key systems for the delivery of social safety nets. To support this work, Save the Children International will be recruiting a System Strengthening Specialist to be based in the NASSCO to provide technical support to systems strengthening for the NASSP

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Reporting to the Head of program and policy Development and Establishment of Standards (NASSCO) and the Senior Social Protection Specialist (SCI), the Social Protection Systems Strengthening Specialist will be expected to perform the following tasks:
  • Coordinate and maintain professional working relations with relevant partners with a view to effectively supporting the implementation of necessary complementary activities, helping to leverage their contribution while avoiding both actual and foreseeable potential conflicts of interest.
  • Assist with designing and delivering strategies for strengthening NASSCO SSNs coordination activities in relation to building the social register (Community engagement, M&E/MIS and GRM)
  • In collaboration with the relevant unit, develop and implement innovations on learning (NSR System Strengthening)
  • Support the review and assessment of prioritised components of key SSN programmes including (Grievance, targeting, monitoring)
  • Coordinate the development of systems strengthening plans for prioritised SSN programmes Provide technical support to planning, roll-out, deployment and piloting of new systems
  • Support enhancement and integrate agreed recommendations, tools, guidelines into existing systems
  • Develop capacity in at federal and state level on the use of the enhanced systems and new systems
  • Facilitate training and development of training materials Provide quality control for systems strengthening activities.
  • Provide support in documenting and tracking lessons learned for systems strengthen initiatives.
  • Provide support in the preparation and drafting of technical manual, guidelines, and standard operating procedures
  • Provide support in the preparation and implementation of annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports, activity reports and other related communications
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

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 systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences, such as Economics, Geography, Development Studies, Rural Development/Sociology or other related fields. A master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Any training on social protection will be an added advantage

Skills & Experience:
Administrative & General Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in Social Protection,  Project Management or development
  • Experience working in the public sector will  be an added advantage
  • A successful record of accomplishment in systems building in social sectors.
  • Experience building capacity of government counterparts, mentoring and training.
  • Experience with social safety nets particularly cash transfer. Should have strong collaboration and networking skills.
  • Experience using Political Economy Analysis (PEA) that informs on-going program iteration
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO’s staff
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills

Working Conditions:

  • Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary.

Application Closing Date
25th September, 2019.

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


2. Job Title: Health Financing & Advocacy Specialist

Job ID: 19000335
Location: Lagos
Employee Status: Permanent
Reporting to: Project Manager
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 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.
  • 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.

Role Purpose

  • This role will provide strategic leadership on advocacy for all health projects and by collaborating closely with all the Health Advocacy Advisors, Coordinators and Officers in all the national and field offices – ensuring that they work effectively as a coordinated team spearheading SC’s influencing of governments and partners.
  • S/he will work closely with the, State Project Managers and Chief of Party at National & States on the implementation of the advocacy, campaign, media, social mobilization and communication strategy in Project State. S/he will also be expected to contribute to the implementation of wider Save the Children Advocacy and Campaign Strategy.
  • S/he will coordinate and oversee monthly, quarterly and annual advocacy reports that feeds into donors report.
  • S/he will work closely with state Child Health & Immunization Specialist (CHIS) and the SBCC teams to develop relevant materials (briefs/messages) and undertake actions to create enabling environment and promote sustainability (increasing government commitment and action) of projects.
  • S/he will lead on health policy analysis and support the design and implementation of the programme within the right based programming approach.
  • S/he will be responsible for leading on the development and delivery of health advocacy and financing strategy within the context of Universal Health Care.
  • S/he will support the State Project Manage and the Chief of Party to promote pro-poor governance agenda in the delivery of primary health care with focus on improving quality and access to Health services and strengthening the health systems at all levels of government.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Quality:

  • Develop and lead policy and research on health financing, health systems and Universal Health Coverage, especially for influencing  national and state processes and discussions
  • Support actively in the process of developing the programme short- and long-term governance and advocacy agendas.  Particularly as it relates to exploring governance-related barriers to the elimination of exclusion and inequity.
  • Develop and deliver advocacy strategies to influence relevant stakeholders and achieve health policy changes at national and State levels
  • Play a leading role in establishing Pneumonia & infectious disease sensitive working groups at state level
  • Take lead in raising awareness and garnering more commitment towards Childhood Pneumonia
  • Organize major advocacy activities including commemoration of relevant International Child Health Days
  • Ensure clear linkage between programmatic approaches and advocacy strategies.
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans, budgets, reports and document case studies and success stories on the relevant projects.
  • Contribute to the priorities of health projects by undertaking other responsibilities as required including supporting Save the Children’s Every Last Child campaign and strategy.

Communication and Representation:

  • Work with the Project Manager, and relevant advisers to develop case studies for the project and ensure that these meet Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policies (CSP),
  • Develop compelling communications materials for the project based on lessons learned and experiences from the project for print and online. More specifically, ensure Childhood Pneumonia is recognized as a leading killer of children under the age of five.
  • Produce reports, position papers, briefing papers, policy advocacy messaging and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
  • Organise events on health issues, including small high-level seminars and conferences
  • Develop and maintain a professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC globally.
  • Organise events for dissemination of important information and messages

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
  • Build strong influencing networks among policy makers, donors and CSOs to push the UHC agenda

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

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Level of Education – Post Graduate
  • Specified Study Area – Public Health / Development Economics/ Financial Economics / Development Studies
  • Desired Number of Years’ experience -7 (in health/development advocacy with a focus on health financing, health governance and enhanced voice and accountability)
  • Language Requirements: English – Excellent. Knowledge of local language is an asset.
  • Level of IT Expertise Required – Excellent
  • Profound  knowledge in Nigeria governance and health systems and political terrains
  • Strong knowledge of global health policy goals and commitments
  • Ability to write strong position papers and policy briefings
  • Strong analytical framework to clearly articulate and communicate our policy positions
  • Ability to be strategic and proactive when required to be able to keep advocacy plans dynamic and aligned to new policy and political developments
  • Ability to clearly communicate  and easily relate to federal  state authorities
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s commitment to protect children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Prior Experience Expectations:

  • Building external networks
  • Health financing background
  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance and Gender advocacy
  • Enhanced voice accountability
  • Training and Facilitation

Application Closing Date
24th September, 2019.

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


3. Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Job ID: 19000370
Locations: Lagos, Uyo-Akwa Ibom and Cross-River
Reports to: Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator (state)
The Role

  • To ensure implementation of the M&E plan for STEER including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to partners M&E officers and government counterparts to ensure highest possible quality data collection, data management and reporting.

Qualifications and Experience
Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Assist the M&E Coordinator in all aspects of programme monitoring by periodic data collection, data verification and data analysing from partners
  • Assist and participate in preparation and the process of programme’s outcome level situation and impact studies (baseline and end-line)
  • Facilitate to strengthen Data Quality Assurance System for partners by Data Quality Assessment tools
  • Develop and maintain database system to ensure programme tracking and to get critical information of programme achievement by organizing, analysing, and presentation.
  • Identify the needs and Provide technical supports on data management system, and M&E for partners’ organisation.
  • Participate in the implementation and updating of M&E policy and guidelines for MEC in-line with SCI and Donor Organisations
  • Assist and participate in M&E trainings to staff and partners on M&E Systems and data analysis in liaison with Implementing Partners
  • Ensure data management related training and capacity needs are identified systematically and communicated to M&E Coordinator
  • Conduct monitoring visits to partners’ project sites and review partners’ M&E system
  • Collaborate with partners’ M&E person to ensure effective supervision, monitoring and evaluation system in place
  • Assist M&E Coordinator for reviewing periodic reports and give feedbacks to ensure effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ensure data from partners and provide partners information as per MEC and donor requirements
  • Support on development of profiles and project achievements of partners and share between partners for inter learning
  • Ensure that findings, lessons learned, and analysis of impacts from across the projects and components which promotes learning and strategy development
  • Support the team lead to monitor activities at the intervention states and communicate findings and progress to response team
  • Participate in evaluation of the response, focusing on data management of evaluation datasets.
  • Support Documentation, Reporting, Knowledge Sharing and Effective Feedback Mechanism:
  • Support coordination of the response monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reviews and reports as required.
  • Participate in dissemination of program information to communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
  • Work with field teams to collect information on potential case studies and success stories
  • Update shared drive and project team space with program monitoring documents regularly
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

Skill & Experience
Essential:

  • Training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
  • 2-3 years of direct experience of monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: health, HIV, nutrition and/ or economics.
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to support CSOs across board by building their capacity.
  • Planning skills, including ability to think creatively and set priorities, manage work plans and evaluate progress.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal).
  • The ability to analyse complex data and summarise it for a range of different audiences.
  • Commitment to SC’s mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities, health, and safety).
  • Commitment to support cross-organisational initiatives.
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
  • Ability to operate within a predominantly administratively self-servicing environment.

Desirable:

  • A Degree qualification or equivalent in Public Health, Social Science, Statistics, Economics or related discipline
  • Experience working with in Systems Strengthening programs to support vulnerable children.
  • Experience of qualitative research techniques
  • Experience in international development

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 systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
  • Contract length: 3 Month

Application Closing Date
4th October, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


4. Job Title: Community Mobilization Assistant

Job ID: 19000347
Location: Dutse, Jigawa
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Role Purpose

  • As a member of the INSPIRING Team, the Community Mobilization Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the SBCC Coordinator in the successful implementation of the INSPIRING Project at the State, local and community levels.
  • Overall, the Community Mobilization Assistant will support the planning and implementation of community mobilization activities at the LGA, Community and household levels in collaboration with relevant LGA and community partners
  • S/He will assist efforts aimed at raising awareness on Childhood Pneumonia and its thematic areas at the households/community and LGA levels.

Main Responsibilities
Programme implementation:

  • Participate in the development of the Project’s SBCC strategy
  • Assist in the planning of SBCC / community mobilization interventions, in the form of annual, monthly and/or weekly work plans as requested. Ensure prompt reporting of community mobilization activities as agreed.
  • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of all community mobilization activities at the community level. This includes but not limited to establishing and support Men and Women Groups at LGA level, establishing rapport and cordial working relationship with traditional and religious leaders, etc
  • Work with the advocacy team to support commemoration of relevant child health days such as the World Pneumonia Day, World Breast feeding week as agreed in the annual work-plan
  • With guidance from the SBCC Coordinator, provide technical support and oversight to all LGA and community based partners and volunteers
  • Participate and support activities of community volunteers, including men’s and women’s group activities and meetings
  • Where required, participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
  • In consultation with the SBCC Coordinator, establish and maintain effective working relationship with the other projects in supported LGA, namely those implementing SBCC and MNCH/Nutrition interventions. This synergy should include, regular consultation on matters such as but not limited to work-planning, review meetings and joint supportive supervision visits.

Capacity Building:

  • Support the preparation, planning and facilitation of SBCC related trainings for community volunteers and other partners
  • Support development of training plans for CVs and other community partners based on identified needs.

Documentation and reporting:

  • Responsible for developing timely and quality LGA level reports on activities, project results, case studies and lessons learned for SBCC interventions within the project.
  • Support the MEAL team to ensure that data are captured in a correct and accurate manner.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • With guidance from the SBCC Coordinator, assist in establishing and sustaining positive relationships with religious and traditional leaders at the community and LGA levels
  • Represent SCI and/or the project in relevant LGA level meetings.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required

General:

  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection/safeguarding policies, comply strictly with security procedures and other staff policies.
  • Perform other tasks as maybe assigned from time to time

Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • Education to B.Sc/BA/HND in social sciences or equivalent field experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience supporting and implementing community mobilization interventions on Child Health/Nutrition projects
  • Previous experience working with INGOs / NGOs
  • Versatile in community engagement and experience providing support and supervision to activities of community volunteers and groups related to Child Health/Nutrition is an added advantage
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability in a public health context
  • Experience in cascading training and capacity building to community groups
  • Good understanding of Jigawa state community settings, local culture and sensitivity is an added advantage
  • Erudite communicator, with strong written and documentation skills
  • Experience on working in collaboration with Government counterpart at LGA level
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums
  • A high level of written and spoken English and fluency in local language
  • Ability to read and write and computer literate
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

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


5. Job Title: Health Financing & Advocacy Specialist

Job ID: 1900034J
Location: Dutse, Jigawa
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Role Purpose

  • This role will provide strategic leadership on advocacy for all health projects and by collaborating closely with all the Health Advocacy Advisors, Coordinators and Officers in all the national and field offices – ensuring that they work effectively as a coordinated team spearheading SC’s influencing of governments and partners.
  • S/he will work closely with the, State Project Managers and Chief of Party at National & States on the implementation of the advocacy, campaign, media, social mobilization and communication strategy in Project State.
  • S/he will also be expected to contribute to the implementation of wider Save the Children Advocacy and Campaign Strategy.
  • S/he will coordinate and oversee monthly, quarterly and annual advocacy reports that feeds into donors report. S/he will work closely with state Child Health & Immunization Specialist (CHIS) and the SBCC teams to develop relevant materials (briefs/messages) and undertake actions to create enabling environment and promote sustainability (increasing government commitment and action) of projects.
  • S/he will lead on health policy analysis and support the design and implementation of the programme within the right based programming approach.
  • S/he will be responsible for leading on the development and delivery of health advocacy and financing strategy within the context of Universal Health Care.
  • S/he will support the State Project Manage and the Chief of Party to promote pro-poor governance agenda in the delivery of primary health care with focus on improving quality and access to Health services and strengthening the health systems at all levels of government.

Key Areas Of Accountability
Programme Quality:

  • Develop and lead policy and research on health financing, health systems and Universal Health Coverage, especially for influencing  national and state processes and discussions
  • Support actively in the process of developing the programme short- and long-term governance and advocacy agendas. Particularly as it relates to exploring governance-related barriers to the elimination of exclusion and inequity.
  • Develop and deliver advocacy strategies to influence relevant stakeholders and achieve health policy changes at national and State levels
  • Play a leading role in establishing Pneumonia & infectious disease sensitive working groups at state level
  • Take lead in raising awareness and garnering more commitment towards Childhood Pneumonia
  • Organize major advocacy activities including commemoration of relevant International Child Health Days
  • Ensure clear linkage between programmatic approaches and advocacy strategies.
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans, budgets, reports and document case studies and success stories on the relevant projects.
  • Contribute to the priorities of health projects by undertaking other responsibilities as required including supporting Save the Children’s Every Last Child campaign and strategy.

Communication and Representation:

  • Work with the Project Manager, and relevant advisers to develop case studies for the project and ensure that these meet Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policies (CSP),
  • Develop compelling communications materials for the project based on lessons learned and experiences from the project for print and online. More specifically, ensure Childhood Pneumonia is recognized as a leading killer of children under the age of five.
  • Produce reports, position papers, briefing papers, policy advocacy messaging and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
  • Organise events on health issues, including small high-level seminars and conferences
  • Develop and maintain a professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC globally.
  • Organise events for dissemination of important information and messages

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
  • Build strong influencing networks among policy makers, donors and CSOs to push the UHC agenda

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

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Level of Education – Post Graduate
  • Specified Study Area – Public Health / Development Economics/ Financial Economics / Development Studies
  • Desired Number of Years’ experience – 7 (in health/development advocacy with a focus on health financing, health governance and enhanced voice and accountability)
  • Language Requirements – English – Excellent. Knowledge of local language is an asset.
  • Level of IT Expertise Required – Excellent
  • Profound  knowledge in Nigeria governance and health systems and political terrains
  • Strong knowledge of global health policy goals and commitments
  • Ability to write strong position papers and policy briefings
  • Strong analytical framework to clearly articulate and communicate our policy positions
  • Ability to be strategic and proactive when required to be able to keep advocacy plans dynamic and aligned to new policy and political developments
  • Ability to clearly communicate  and easily relate to federal  state authorities
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s commitment to protect children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Prior Experience Expectations:

  • Building external networks
  • Health financing background
  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance and Gender advocacy
  • Enhanced voice accountability
  • Training and Facilitation

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2019.

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


6. Job Title: Child Health and Immunisation Specialist

Job ID: 1900033M
Location: Dutse, Jigawa
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Role Purpose

  • The Child Health Specialist provides overall leadership and oversight for the programmatic, technical and research aspects of the programme.
  • S/he will oversees the day-to-day implementation of the programme and will be accountable for the quality of interventions and for the capacity building of health workers at state and LGA level.
  • S/he will be also responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality technical assistance by in-country and UK based technical advisers and external consultants (if appropriate).
  • S/he will support the State Programme 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 outputs.  S/he develops and promotes widespread application of evidence-based program standards and guidance that reflect Save the Children and global best practice

Key Areas Of Accountability
Programme Quality:

  • Provides advanced technical expertise and oversight to ensure programs are of high quality and develops new state of the art approaches
  • Coordinates in-country and UK based technical advisers and external consultants (if appropriate).
  • Supports the COP and State Programme Manager in the development of high quality programming, annual plans and budgeting processes for the programme, as and when necessary.
  • Formulates key program questions that will help to advance the evidence base, and leads design of targeted evaluations.
  • Ensure the programme’s operational and analytical research, coordinate the publication and dissemination of results and ensure that research informs advocacy.
  • Plays significant role in strategic thinking and leadership in advancing child health programs. Lead and direct the adaptation of Reach every ward
  • Support the implementation of the five operational pillars of the REW approach
  • Conduct Analysis of the immunization indicators using REW approach
  • Ensure integration of the treatment of severe malnutrition into the IMCI and ICCM
  • Ensure the implementation of key family and community practices with special emphasis on IYCF, WASH (soft part of the programme), care seeking behaviour, and immunization.
  • Establish necessary community infrastructure to support the implementation of the child health activities
  • Support the government in the MNCH weeks and other important child health events
  • Strengthening relevant health systems for effective delivery of the pneumonia related interventions
  • Actively contribute to the process of learning, evaluation, capturing and disseminating lessons from the programme for continuous improvement of programme performance and overall outcome
  • Work closely with the programme team to ensure that other technical sectors are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimise the project purposes and objectives.
  • Prepare quality quarterly and annual reports and timely submission of deliverables.
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief of Party

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children health staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
  • Build capacity of health workers and other sector staff to implement quality programs

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Represent the programme on all 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.
  • In collaboration with the SC Health colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.

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.

Core Behaviours
Achieving results effectively:

  • Ensures beneficiary and partner feedback is incorporated into programme design, planning and learning
  • Demonstrates flexibility to adapt plans and make decisions in rapidly changing environments
  • Actively manages risk and takes action to reduce risk
  • Makes changes to improve performance as a result of information received
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Develops strategies for teams to work across traditional boundaries, working in diverse environments
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners
  • Uses negotiation and conflict resolution skills to support positive outcomes

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

  • Builds own awareness of the bigger global picture by using a broad range of sources to gather data
  • Demonstrates managerial courage by confronting difficult situations and seeking resolution, and stating willingness to champion ideas
  • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Openly talks about doing things differently, pushing the boundaries and ways of working
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development
  • Works to ensure that the workplace is inclusive and the talents of individuals are harnessed to achieve business success

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 10 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 ICCM, IMCI, GAPPD, 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
26th September, 2019.

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.

Save the Children Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Save the Children Nigeria does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

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