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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: Education in Emergency Community Mobilization Officer

Job ID: 2000003Z
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
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 Job Holder will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the Addressing Education in North East Nigeria (AENN) project.
  • In addition, support the Addressing Education in North East Nigeria (AENN) team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the project; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the project as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard and supported.

Main Responsibilities
The post holder will receive a context specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below.

Programme Support (typically will be at field level):

  • Support planning efforts at state, LGEA and community levels so as to ensure effective and efficient resource allocation and utilization in line with approved project work plans and budgets and within the complete project cycle.
  • Participate in efforts to ensure availability of updated budgets, log frames targets, work plans, and reports are timely and accurate.
  • Take active role in unpacking and roll out of new projects with staff, partners and eventually community or project areas.
  • Build capacity and provide direct backup technical supportive supervision to head teachers, government desk officers, teachers, quality assurance officers and other community resource persons engaged in the project, in collaboration with the designated LGEA technical staff.
  • Ensure 100% monthly budget utilization and reporting of key results based on project work plans and budgets.
  • Ensure success stories that have been identified on the program are documented with good practices shared among staff.
  • Provide technical support to the stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of project activities
  • Participate in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and final reports based on project targets and results areas
  • Ensure that key lessons learned from the project are shared or disseminated to wider audience in project states as appropriate
  • Develop community mobilisation strategies in collaboration with the AENN team and ensure implementation of the same.
  • Facilitate community engagement in school PTA/SBMC/traditional/religious structures meetings for improved learning outcomes, wellbeing and school level decision making processes
  • Work closely with the relevant state agencies and parastatals, LGEA, other NGOs and Agencies in the Education sector, Schools, SBMCs, PTAs, CBMCs, among others so as to identify areas of collaboration and leverage against state resources so as to maximize impact.
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centres, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • In collaboration with the EiE Team, Education Technical Advisors, MEAL Advisor, partners and LGEA officials, conduct needs assessment to identify gaps in education sector
  • In collaboration with the rest of the programme team prepare and facilitate trainings, workshops and meetings
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the Addressing Education in North East Nigeria (AENN) project, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • 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 in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter, Red Cross Code of Conduct and INEE Minimum Standards.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communities, and communicate the same to the relevant AENN team members

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
  • Develop good knowledge of local and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them.
  • Initiate and support lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of Save the Children’s policy recommendations.
  • Support in building systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence based advocacy and influencing at state and national levels.
  • Develop a feedback mechanism for communicating Save the Children programmes
  • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
  • Develop and sustain strategic relationships with other agencies engaged in advocacy and policy work.
  • Support in maintaining a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society, community and the media.
  • Support in facilitating capacity building of staff from Save the Children and partner agencies in advocacy and communications.

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
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:

  • 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
  • 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

Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • A minimum of a Degree in Education, Social Work, Social Administration, Psychology, Social Sciences, Development Studies.
  • Substantial experience of working with an International NGO with budget management and monitoring responsibilities.
  • At least two (2) years post NYSC experience with good understanding of Community Education and training skills (Training of Trainers) particularly in Non-Formal Education
  • Experience of working with local partners and State and Local Government in Education and Child Protection program delivery.
  • Excellent report writing skills and experience in generating Donor compliant reports of high quality.
  • Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • 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:

  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within humanitarian programming.
  • Female applicants are encouraged

Working Conditions:

  • EiE Community Mobilization Officers normally work unusual hours and are often working in stressful and insecure environments.

Application Closing Date
23rd January, 2020.

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


2. Job Title: Youth Resilient Officer

Job No.: 200000CG
Location: Borno / Yobe
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.

Introduction

  • Save the Children International is a ‘dual mandate’ organisation and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work
  • This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed
  • As part of a commitment to work with children through humanitarian interventions Save the Children will support programmes in both sudden onset and chronic emergency situations.

Role

  • To support implementation of activities that promote youth resilience across Save the Children Interventions.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: Food Security and Livelihoods Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: FSL Assistants
  • Budget  responsibility: None (except on delegation)

Main Responsibilities

The post holder will receive a context specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below.

Programme Support (typically will be at field level):

  • Support field level technical assessments in coordination with the FSL Manager and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments integrate analysis of children’s needs.
  • With support from FSL Coordinator(s) and/or other senior programme staff, develop and implement project monthly work plans, activity plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
  • With support from the FSL team and/or other senior programme staff, support with inputs in development of high quality concept notes and proposals.
  • With the support of FSL Manager and Coordinator(s), support project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities with quality and compliance (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans) and in line with SC quality benchmarks and SoPs.
  • Working closely with the FSL Manager and/or 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.
  • Working closely with MEAL and HR teams for the identification, recruitment and training of project enumerators and volunteers
  • With support from the FSL Coordinator 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, ensuring this links to project indicators, reporting requirements, and support capacity building of technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • 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 in time, within available budget and the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with Save the Children policies, the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for SCI and partner staff and communicate this to the manager
  • To ensure all tasks/activities related to staff development are carried out and monitored in timely manner

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 and other stakeholders, 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, advocacy and media work as required through collection of data and information and sharing with the FSL manager

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.

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 and relate 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

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 practice 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:
  • 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
  • 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

Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of a First Degree qualification – B.Sc / B.A / HND level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive relevant experience of working in food security and livelihood sector
  • Previous experience of project management including planning, implementation, monitoring and transition
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability to build ownership
  • Good working knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches
  • Experience of training and capacity building staff and beneficiaries
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and strong influencing 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 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:

  • Knowledge of FSL indicators and capacity building
  • Familiarity with interventions targeting at building youth resilience
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within FSL programming.
  • Ability to adequately communicate in local languages: Hausa, Kanuri, Fulani, Bura.

Working Conditions

  • Successful candidates will work from SCI offices in Borno and Yobe states and will be required to travel to project implementing locations
  • They will normally work unusual hours and are often working in stressful and insecure environments.

Application Closing Date
29th January, 2020.

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


3. Job Title: Women Economic Empowerment Officer

Job No.: 200000CO
Location: Borno / Yobe
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.

Introduction

  • Save the Children International is a ‘dual mandate’ organisation and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work
  • This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed
  • As part of a commitment to work with children through humanitarian interventions Save the Children will support programmes in both sudden onset and chronic emergency situations.

Role

  • To support implementation of activities that empower women to build resilience across Save the Children Interventions.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Food Security and Livelihoods Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: FSL Assistants
  • Budget  Responsibility: None (except on delegation)

Main Responsibilities

  • The post holder will receive a context-specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below.

Programme Support (Typically will be at field level):

  • Support field level technical assessments in coordination with the FSL Manager and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments integrate analysis of children’s needs.
  • With support from FSL Coordinator(s) and/or other senior programme staff, develop and implement project monthly work plans, activity plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
  • With support from the FSL team and/or other senior programme staff, support with inputs in development of high-quality concept notes and proposals.
  • With the support of FSL Manager and Coordinator(s), support project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities with quality and compliance (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans) and in line with SC quality benchmarks and SoPs.
  • Working closely with the FSL Manager and/or 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.
  • Working closely with MEAL and HR teams for the identification, recruitment and training of project enumerators and volunteers
  • With support from the FSL Coordinator 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, ensuring this links to project indicators, reporting requirements, and support capacity building of technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • 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 in time, within available budget and the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with Save the Children policies, the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for SCI and partner staff and communicate this to the manager
  • To ensure all tasks/activities related to staff development are carried out and monitored in timely manner

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 and other stakeholders, 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, advocacy and media work as required through collection of data and information and sharing with the FSL manager

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.

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 and relate 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

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 practice 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:

  • 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
  • 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

Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of a First Degree qualification – B.Sc / B.A / HND level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive relevant experience of working in food security and livelihood sector
  • Previous experience of project management including planning, implementation, monitoring and transition
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability to build ownership
  • Good working knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and learning approaches
  • Experience of training and capacity building staff and beneficiaries
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and strong influencing 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 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:

  • Knowledge of FSL indicators and capacity building
  • Familiarity with interventions targeting at women economic empowerment to build resilience
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within FSL programming.
  • Ability to adequately communicate in local languages: Hausa, Kanuri, Fulani, Bura
  • Females are encouraged to apply for this role.

Working Conditions

  • Successful candidates will work from SCI offices in Borno and Yobe States and will be required to travel to project implementing locations
  • They will normally work unusual hours and are often working in stressful and insecure environments.

Application Closing Date
29th January, 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.

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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