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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.

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: MNCH + Nutrition Advisor, Breakthrough Action

Job Number: 20000356
Location: Abuja, Nigeria with frequent travel to implementing States
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
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, newborn, 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 MNCH+Nutrition Advisor will provide technical leadership and advice to other programme staff on the Breakthrough-Action project, staff in the programme states and Ministry of Health officials at state and LGA level in the area of MNCH+ Nutrition. Within the project, the MNCH+N Advisor reports to the Deputy Director-Integrated SBC.

S/he is responsible for will provide technical inputs on MNCH+N related issues both at the Abuja level and state levels.  They will also assist operational planning and implementation and provide technical assistance to the BA-N state teams on MNCH+N issues. S/he works closely with the various teams within the BA-N Abuja office including the Capacity and Sustainability Team, the SBC and Innovations Team, the Monitoring and Quality Assurance Team, as well as the BA-N state teams in Bauchi, Kebbi, and Sokoto.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: Administratively, this position reports up through the Save the Children structure, specifically to the Head of Nutrition
  • However, on a day-to-day basis this position is located within the BA-Nigeria office, and reports to his/ her designated line manager as per the BA-Nigeria office structure.
  • Staff directly reporting to this post:  none

Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the DPD-Integrated SBC and supported by the Head of Nutrition, provide technical assistance to the BA-N team on planning, coordination, training, and monitoring and evaluation of programme activities related to social and behaviour change on MNCH+Nutrition within BA-N’s Integrated SBC strategic approach.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with Government actors supporting MNCH+Nutrition efforts at National, State and LGA levels.
  • Provide technical assistance to the State level government counterparts to build their capacity to implement SBC for MNCH+Nutrition.
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and MNCH+Nutrition related events.
  • Write and contribute to reporting including monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required by the project, and case studies, and lessons learned etc.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies related to MNCH+Nutrition.
  • Support the work of consultants in the States as needs arise.
  • Represent Breakthrough Action at national level meetings.
  • Prepare and present presentations for review and planning meetings or any relevant programme dissemination events.
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building for programme teams in the BA-N Abuja HQ and state level offices and for implementing partners in relation to social and behaviour change for MNCH+Nutrition.
  • Support State level staff to prepare, implement, follow up and monitor plans for all capacity building efforts and to organise programme activities related to MNCH+Nutrition.
  • Reach out to stakeholders implementing MNCH+Nutrition interventions at the State level and promote coordination.
  • Collaborate, coordinate and exchange best practices and lessons learned with other MNCH+Nutrition related projects implemented by Save the Children in the country and globally.
  • Ensure that project activities are in line with the local law and international standards, laws, and policies, in all activities

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; 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.

Essential Skills Requirements

  • Postgraduate qualification in Nutrition, Public Health, MNCAH, or a closely related field.
  • At least 5 years of extensive experience implementing MNCH+Nutrition programming.
  • Experience in SBCC, health promotion, or similar public health programmes in Nigeria.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of current evidence-based internationally agreed global strategies and interventions for MNCH+Nutrition in the reduction of maternal, child and newborn mortality and how to operationalize these
  • In-depth knowledge of the MNCH+Nutrition programming, including best practices in social and behaviour change for MNCH+Nutrition and awareness of practices that are no longer considered “evidence-based”
  • Familiarity with existing national policies, guidelines and programs in the context of MNCH+Nutrition in Nigeria
  • Proven experience in SBCC strategy and materials development, implementation,  and monitoring & evaluation of SBCC interventions
  • Experience in providing technical support to partners, particularly government at senior levels.
  • Expertise in project leadership and management, including organizational development and staff management.
  • Excellent reporting and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and advocacy skills.
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Willing and able to work in a challenging environment and have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and to respond with flexibility and creativity.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of working in Northern Nigeria will be of added value.
  • Experience in working with NGOs, CSOs, FBOs will be of added value.

Application Closing Date
24th June, 2020.

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


2. Job Title: Field Manager

Job ID: 20000330
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Employee Status: Fixed Term

The Role

  • The Field Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Save the Children’s Programme in Yobe State. This includes responsibility for ensuring integrated, high quality program delivery and a safe and effective presence of Save the Children in Yobe, oversight and ultimate responsibility for the timely delivery of projects, currently across all sectors: Child Protection, Nutrition, FSL, WASH and Education; as well as maintain effective relationships with all other key players in the area (NGO, UN, and governmental) to ensure effective coordination of activities and ability to implement.
  • S/he is also responsible for the efficient and effective operation of support services – Logistics, Security, Finance and Human Resources/Administration. In coordination with the, Country Director, Director for Program Operations, Humanitarian Director and other senior staff, s/he has overall responsibility for safety of staff and security of staff and operations in the field site. S/he is responsible for team leadership, human resources management, oversight of all programs, and management of SC facilities and assets in the locality.
  • 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: Deputy Director Humanitarian Operations
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: 6
  • Direct: EU Resilience Programme Manager, Safety & Security Coordinator, Supply Chain Coordinator, Finance Coordinator, HR & Admin Officer
  • Indirect: MEAL Coordinator
  • Budget Responsibilities: Yes

Key Areas of Accountability
Oversees Save the Children’s programs and operations in Yobe:

  • Manages the financial, administrative, logistics, IT, and other operational aspects in the field site.
  • Supervises Program Managers  based in the field office, providing managerial guidance and support, and ensuring effective communication and coordination among programmes, including ensuring integration where appropriate.
  • Ensures effective performance and coherence of the staff team through holding regular meetings and implementing regular training, support, and performance evaluation of staff.
  • With support from Human Resources in Abuja, ensures sufficient staffing to perform all programmatic and operational responsibilities.
  • Participates in developing the program strategy for Save the Children in Nigeria and in setting policies relevant to field operations.
  • Ensures compliance with donor requirements.  Supports development of proposals and reports for donors and others.  Facilitates donor and other visits as requested.
  • Ensures effective representation and coordination with local government, communities, and NGO partners.
  • Maintains effective implementation of security guidelines and reporting.

Leadership and overall management:

  • Ensure vision, mission and values of Save the Children are clearly and properly understood and upheld by all staff in Yobe.
  • Maintain Save the Children’s organizational and operational policies and procedures in the Yobe Field Office. This includes Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy, Fraud Policy, the Minimum Standards of Humanitarian Relief, etc.
  • Responsible for the overall management and supervision of programme, finance, logistics, HR, and administration functions in Yobe Office.
  • Maintain awareness on legal cultural/traditional issues and ensure these are considered in the implementation of the programme if required and relevant.
  • Monitor the operating context, identifying changes to the context, identifying constraints and challenges and taking relevant actions in consultation with the Humanitarian Director, and Programmes Staff.

Management of Programme Implementation:

  • Facilitate and coordinate implementation of planned activities, providing support to ensure high quality of implementation.
  • Bear ultimate responsibility for ensuring planned activities are implemented according to the operational plans and budget.
  • Ensure an integrated approach to programme implementation in order to maximize resource utilization and synergy.
  • Ensure that all activities are in compliance with Save the Children’s and donor requirements, regulations and policies; and as per the approved plan/proposal.
  • Facilitate and coordinate with Deputy Director Humanitarian Operations, Director of Program Development and Quality to ensure technical support and capacity development of programme staff in Yobe.
  • Work closely with Programme Advisors to ensure teams receive the necessary support to deliver quality programmes.

Monitoring, Reporting and Learning:

  • Work closely with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning advisors to build field staff capacity.
  • Ensure monitoring systems and procedures as well as documentation and information management systems are being utilized properly and projects are regularly monitored in Yobe.
  • Responsible for the enforcement of reporting requirements and procedures for grants and timely submission of reports to Humanitarian Director, thematic Program Advisors, Director of Program Operations, Director of Program Design and Quality, Director of Finance for all projects implemented in Yobe State.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the preparation and provision of information and data to Learning and Development Unit for quarterly and annual reports of the country programme.
  • Collate and produce monthly reports and weekly SITREPS.
  • Ensure that all reports (i.e. logistics, HR and finance, donor as well as program) are of good quality and produced timely and sent to the appropriate authority at Abuja

Administration and Management of Support Functions:

  • Ensure proper control and usage of Save the Children assets and funds in Yobe – providing direct oversight on finance, logistics, HR and admin functions
  • Ensure the programmes in Yobe provide value for money
  • Work closely with the logistics department to coordinate and follow-up on the procurement and delivery of goods and services for the programme and the programme offices.
  • Provide the key communication link to the head office and other field offices to share learning, secure appropriate support and update them on progress of the work underway.

Budget Follow up and Ensuring Financial Compliance:

  • Accountable for management and monitoring of assigned budget in his/her capacity as budget holder.
  • Ensure the effective compliance of Save the Children and donor finance and grant procedures and requirements.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the work of the finance team in Yobe office.
  • Ensure the financial reporting and forecasting to the country office is accurately and efficiently carried out within the right timeframe.
  • Work with the finance department and Finance Director to ensure accurate budget control for financial management at the field in line with project/grant proposals.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the preparation of cash flows and budget phasing in of projects to be implemented in Yobe.
  • Facilitate and coordinate budget revisions for projects/grants as required.

Human Resource Development and Management:

  • Build a high performing team in Yobe who deliver results for children.
  • Ensure staffing levels, management structures, and personnel processes are appropriate and effective to enable the smooth implementation of the programme, including appropriate recruitment and induction processes.
  • In collaboration with the HR/Admin officer, guide and support staff in their development, planning succession, and taking prompt action to address issues of underperformance and other issues impacting on professional conduct or implementing duties and responsibilities.
  • Ensure staff in Yobe receives regular support, supervision and performance appraisals in line with HR procedures and protocols.
  • Ensure the Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policy is understood by all staff in Yobe that it is integrated into all aspects of the teams’ work.
  • Representation of Save the Children in the field region:
  • Represent Save the Children in Yobe, in relation to programme implementation and maintaining a strong link with community leaders, government, NGOs and UN organizations in the area.
  • Establish and maintain contact with all key actors as relevant for the programme implementation – military, government, UN, NGOs and partners – and establish mechanisms for contacting local community organizations in line with key thematic areas of work and assess capacity/resources to respond.
  • Advocate on the issues and rights of children in Yobe districts in order to improve policy and practices.

Safety and Security Management:

  • Serve as the overall security focal point for the area of operation.
  • With support from the safety and security officers, provide regular updates and analysis of the security situation of the Area of operation to the Deputy Director of Humanitarian Operations, Head of Safety and Security, National safety and Security Manager and the Country Director as appropriate.
  • Assist the safety and security officers’ in the development of security procedures and protocols for the field and sub offices under the Area of Operation and ensure an understating and adherence of the same.
  • Have an overview of the political and security context in field locations and how their changes may affect the programme’s work and ensure that this is communicated regularly to the Senior Management Team.
  • With the Safety and Security Officers develop and implement effective safety and security procedures ensuring that these are updated and revised at regular intervals and that new programmes are built around security considerations.
  • Take a lead role in monitoring the security situation in Yobe and update and implement Save the Children safety and security policies and procedures.
  • Ensure security plans and guidelines and in place, are regularly reviewed and are upheld.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Degree in a related field, masters preferable
  • Five years related experience
  • Five years’ progressive non-profit work experience with international humanitarian programmes.
  • A proven understanding of development issues in the country and region.
  • Management and supervisory experience.
  • Established excellence in written communication, including the preparation of complex documents to meet strict deadlines
  • Strong personal communication skills, ability to facilitate liaison between different sectors.
  • Good financial, budget and grant management skills
  • Able to work and travel in difficult conditions
  • Able to work with diverse team members
  • Good training skills, with a proven ability to build capacity of others in report writing.
  • Solid Knowledge of donor funded projects (EU, USAID, DFID, GAC, OFDA etc.)

Desirable:

  • Experience in Northeast Nigeria or similar conflict context

Competences 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 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

Application Closing Date
22nd June, 2020.

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


3. Job Title: Humanitarian Child Protection Manager

Job ID: 2000034O
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
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.
  • 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

  • The Child Protection (CP) Manager will be based in Borno State and is the sectoral manager of all Child Protection implementations in the Humanitarian Response, NE Nigeria.
  • The overall aim of the CP Manager is to manage the CP team and ensure CP interventions are in line with Save the Children’s CP Strategy and donor guidelines; including assessment, design and managing staff to initiate quality interventions to address violations of children’s rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect.
  • The post holder is responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are implemented and capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in a range of Save the Children’s emergency responses in NE Nigeria.
  • The post holder is expected to also support on proposal writing and is responsible for programme reporting, programme design and capacity building of staff.
  • The manager will support in the development of the sector strategy and will represent Save the Children in coordination groups and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement.

Key responsibilities
Technical Management:

  • Manage team of child protection, case management, PSS, Gender and child protection information management teams.
  • Lead on child protection assessments and implementation using Save the Children assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit adapting the tools as necessary. The manager will coordinate with other Save the Children thematic areas to ensure integration, attend and be active in the Child Protection Working Group, and other external sector agencies.
  • Integrate quality child protection programming throughout the response and across sectors in the NE. Including in the areas of:
    • Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative are options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilizing tools within the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System;
    • Prevention and response to child recruitment including advocacy and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration initiatives;
    • Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and gender-based violence (GBV);
    • Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical harm;
    • Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking; and
    • Integration of child protection in to other core sectors.
  • Ensure quality delivery of programme activities, for example, monitoring against log frames, budget forecast and reporting and monitoring on the BvA.
  • Preparation of timely programme and donor reports for child protection project activities in compliance with internal and external requirements.
  • Working closely with the human resources team, identify child protection staffing needs for the emergency programmes, and facilitate rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Identify child protection programme supply needs and work with logistics team to put in place a sensibly phased procurement plan.
  • Ensure quality and comprehensive case management systems are in place to support UASC and at-risk children.
  • Anchor the development of contextual manuals for foster care placement, case management tools, child friendly spaces, child protection committees, for use on the field.
  • Ensure quality of child protection activities implemented on field.
  • Ensure the coordination of case management and Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) database activities for quality reporting.
  • Ensure that the concept of confidentiality and do no harm are integrated into programming.
  • Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team to put in place a child protection M & E plan, IPTT, CFM, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build child protection.
  • Put in place accountability activities for child protection, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.
  • Ensure the child protection response complies with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings, the Sphere Charter, CHS and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for child protection staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model.
  • Build capacities of government and ministries staff.
  • Build capacity of local partners’ staff.
  • Build capacity of other core sectors for fluid integration.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with other agencies and the government; take a leadership role in the Interagency Coordination forums to ensure children needs of children are addressed. This may involve taking the lead in the Child Protection Working Group, cluster and/or sub-groups.
  • Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • In collaboration with senior programme staff, play a lead role in child protection advocacy activities targeting decision-makers.
  • In collaboration with Save the Children colleagues feed in learning experiences and evidence to relevant global child protection advocacy objectives.
  • Identify opportunities and material to contribute to external communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.
  • Prepare reports to donors to ensure that correct and appropriate sector information is included.
  • Facilitate field visits by donors and Save the Children Member representatives

General:

  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to 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.
  • Deliver high quality results and development effective relationships with country programme staff which enhances the reputation of Save the Children

Scope of Role

  • The CP Manager will be responsible for developing and managing the CP Programme implementation of the humanitarian response, including Case Management and CPIMS. The position is based in Maiduguri, Borno State.
  • Reports to:  Programme Operations Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: 3
  • Budget Responsibilities: yes
  • Dimensions: S/he is expected to work closely with the Child Protection team, the Nutrition, Food Security & Livelihoods, Health and Education Programme Managers, the Logistics, Finance, Awards, Human Resource Managers, the MEAL team and his/her team.

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

Qualifications and Experience
Required:

  • Significant management experience (of at least 5 years) working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states in the area of child protection
  • Education to B.Sc/ BA/ BEng/ MSc/ MA/ MEng level in Social Work, Human Rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience.
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, MRM, SC Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
  • Previous experience of managing a team and of project management
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
  • Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of budget management and reporting across multiple awards
  • Ability to write clear project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • 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 and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of Save the Children, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable:

  • Good working knowledge of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Specific experience of managing DFID, OFDA, ECHO, GAC, USAID and other major projects
  • Specific experience of working in inter – agency projects
  • Knowledge of area and region
  • Knowledge of local language, culture and traditions

Other:

  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Operations Manager
  • Contribute as requested to implementation of norms and procedures of child safeguarding policy;
  • Ensure that Save the Children Child Protection and Safeguarding policies are understood, implemented and monitored and that it is integrated into all aspects of the response work
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Support a positive and productive work environment.

Application Closing Date
24th June, 2020.

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


4. Job Title: Finance Officer

Ref Id: 2000035A
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term

The Organisation

  • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
  • We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
    • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
    • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
  • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
  • We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Role Purpose

  • This position will be responsible for implementing and/or coordinating all financial support functions for the Borno state office.

Scope Of Role:

  • Reports to: Finance Coordinator
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: Finance Assistant & Intern

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in ensuring that direct reports 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.

Finance:

  • Manage the electronic spreadsheet/format for receiving and disbursing funds; coordinate the preparation and timely submission of monthly financial reports and other reports to Borno/Abuja as required. Ensure accurate keeping of account books (electronic and paper) for the state office.
  • Help ensure that timely and accurate information is generated and disseminated accordingly to the project team, to inform activity planning and forecasts.
  • Process all banking activities in the state office, ensuring that bank account records are accurately maintained, and that bank statements are obtained on a timely basis.
  • Process all payments (cheque and/or cash) to vendors, service providers, and partners in line with SC policies & USAID requirements.  Ensure all financial transactions in the state office are appropriately approved, authorised and administered, in line with SC & USAID policies.
  • Maintain the office cash box and disburse cash payments. Ensure weekly cash counts are done and properly documented by non finance staff.
  • Conduct state level finance induction for all new staff on finance policies, systems and procedure
  • Support the state teams to provide administrative and technical support to the partners to ensure that all financial documentation and reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis in line with SC policies, project agreements and donor guidelines.
  • In collaboration with the line manager support the training in financial management in accordance with SC’s financial management policies

Skills & Experience – Administrative & General Skills
Essential Criteria:

  • Level of Education – B.Sc / HND or equivalent
  • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts
  • Minimum 2 years post NYSC experience
  • Experience in working with partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at community level.
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
  • Must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state.
  • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ongoing Professional certificate in accounting and finance.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handles last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to be creative and proactive health service improvement is essential.
  • Understanding of local language(s).

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.

Application Closing Date
24th June, 2020.

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


5. Job Title: Finance Assistant

Job ID: 2000035T
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term

The Role

  • As part of the Finance team, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for supporting effective Financial management and administration processes for the Nigeria CO programme.
  • He/she will support Nigeria Finance team in areas of; electronic archiving of financial documents, Accounts reconciliations, and other Finance Administrative duties as per SCI guidelines. He/she will effectively interact with a diverse group of stakeholders, manage expectations and duties according to the agreed timelines. He/she will be required to back stop for field offices whenever the need arises
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job descriptions and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: National Accountant
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Areas of Accountability
Financial Support Roles:

  • Raise cheques approved by relevant budget holders/finance and taking them to approved signatories for signing.
  • Perform bank related activities; picking up monthly bank statements
  • Support in the payments of participants and other beneficiaries.
  • Maintain update of GLACOS on daily basis
  • Assist in the remittance of statutory payments (Pension, NHF, NSITF, WHT, PAYE) on/before the due date
  • Requesting and Collection of Finance unit office stationery and consumables from the Admin office for day to day business activities.
  • Support in the verification of all assets
  • Reconciling and matching of transactions on the system on a weekly basis

Archiving of Document Role:

  • Ensure all payment and journal vouchers are electronically archived on a monthly basis
  • Review monthly TL to ensure all vouchers for transaction posted to the system are completely filed
  • Properly label all files and arrange vouchers in their appropriate folders on the shelf for easy retrieval.
  • Support during audits to retrieve selected samples a week before the commencement of any audit exercise
  • Return all vouchers to their appropriate box files after the conclusion of any audit exercise
  • Assist during audit to retrieve all relevant documents for audit exercise
  • Produce soft/scanned copies of documents for retention purposes.
  • Keep a standard record of document retrieval and return log
  • Verify all transactions and ensure that the relevant supporting documents have been filed
  • Maintain a filing system for all transactions
  • Support in maintaining soft copy archiving system
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager.

Working Contacts:

  • Internal: All budget-holders, field offices and other staff members
  • External: Auditors, Bank, Government bodies, regulatory agencies

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • A HND/ B.Sc in Accounting
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work within a multicultural and multi-religious settings

Application Closing Date
18th June, 2020.

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


6. Job Title: Humanitarian Program Operations Manager

Job ID: 2000034W
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term

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.
  • 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

  • The POM is responsible for the direct oversight and overall management of SC’s humanitarian projects in northeast Nigeria.
  • The POM supports the Humanitarian Response Team Leader (RTL) and the Deputy Director Humanitarian 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 POM’s role includes supporting the Humanitarian RTL and the Deputy Director Humanitarian 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 POM will support Sector Managers to incorporate the relevant thematic advisory to provide appropriate design, training and MEAL functions for programming in North East Nigeria. The POM 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 POM will negotiate the positioning of the humanitarian response within the Country Programme and support the Humanitarian – RTL and the Deputy Director Humanitarian Operations to ensure the suitable resourcing of the response, manage programmes or country support functions and 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 Response Team Leader and Deputy Director Humanitarian Operations, assume overall oversight of the programmatic side of the SC Nigeria humanitarian response.
  • 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 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 Team Leader and Deputy Director Humanitarian Operations.
  • In coordination with the 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 TAs 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.
  • Ensure optimal safety and security management procedures and practices are in place for the emergency response programme and continually monitor the safety and security situation, adapting staff safety and security procedures accordingly in collaboration and cooperation with the Safety and Security Manager in Borno.
  • Through embedding direct and remote processes into each sector programme design, ensure strong accountability to beneficiaries
  • Plan, identify and resource appropriate and effective structure & staffing needs for entire response (including ensuring that personnel policies are in accordance with national laws)
  • Perform other tasks as outlined by the line manager

Capacity Building:

  • Coach and train Sector Managers on PCM 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

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

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Extensive experience 5 years and above of working within a middle or senior management role within a complex country programme with an iNGO  in an emergency response or fragile state
  • Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale first phase emergency response is essential
  • Education: MA / MSc level (or equivalent field experience)
  • Middle or senior management experience of multi-national, multi-sector team.
  • Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID and OFDA) of USD 5m+ 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
  • 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. In particular, 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.

Application Closing Date
24th June, 2020.

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


7. Job Title: Food Security & Livelihood Assistant

Job ID: 2000034R
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Permanent

Child Safeguarding

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

Role Purpose

  • The Food security and Livelihood Assistant will work with the FSL team and directly with the FSL Officers to ensure timely delivery of project activities.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Support (typically will be at field level):

  • Support field level technical assessments in coordination with the FSL response lead and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • With support from the FSL Officer and Coordinator or other senior programme staff, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
  • Working closely with supervisees (Partner Field Assistants/enumerators) to ensure project/sector objectives are met per time across projects being supported.
  • With the support of FSL Officer, support project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Coordinate field level implementation of projects activities alongside staff of partner organizations.
  • Work closely with the Sector Lead, Program Manager and other senior programme staff, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Help in the identification and recruitment of community mobilisers and/or project volunteers
  • With support from the FSL Coordinator/officer and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented on time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the FSL manager.

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 supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads

Working contacts:

  • Internal: Work closely with FSL, Nutrition and Protection teams
  • External:  Beneficiaries, Community Leaders, Non-Program Vendors.

Core Behaviours
Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

  • Ensures that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
  • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
  • Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation

Achieving results effectively:

  • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
  • Establishes staff engagement mechanisms.
  • Addresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmly
  • Considers the wider impact of decisions to be made in the short and long-term.
  • Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results
  • Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resources
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
  • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance

Operating safely and securely:

  • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agency
  • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communities
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

  • Helps team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self care
  • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions

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

  • 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
  • Makes positive statements about work
  • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development

Skills & Experience
General Skills:

  • Level of Education – First degree B.Sc/ BA level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Minimum of a year work experience
  • Knowledge of local language and culture
  • Ability to manage competing priorities effectively in a constantly changing environment, meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to both support colleagues and request support as and when required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, fluent in English
  • Ability to draft well-written, professionally presented documents
  • IT experience – Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Commitment to Save the Children mission, vision and values
  • Experience of working in challenging, insecure areas and willingness to work and live in a rural environment.
  • Computer literate and knowledge of Word, Excel.

Application Closing Date
24th June, 2020.

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.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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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