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  • Posted: Apr 23, 2024
    Deadline: May 7, 2024
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    Nutrition Sector Manager


    The Nutrition Sector Manager will lead nutrition staff for the humanitarian response, by providing close technical oversight, direction and capacity building. He/she will take lead in designing sectoral assessments, programme design and master budgets, coordination, development of trainings materials, fundraising, recruitment and support procurement. The Nutrition Sector Manager will mentor and/or capacity-build both SCI colleagues and partners. In addition, he/she shall input on strategy documents, master budgets and project reports in nutrition sector. The sector manager shall identify existing project implementation gaps, actively identify, and pursue new opportunities for nutrition programming in North East Nigeria. He/she shall contribute to the development of policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects. The Nutrition Sector Manager shall ensure that nutrition Interventions are fully integrated into other sectoral interventions from the design stage and enhance coordination between sectors for enhanced nutrition outcomes.  


    This post focuses on emergency/humanitarian programming and not limited to any project. The position holder will be expected to contribute to SCI’s dual mandate and support as needed.


    Program planning, development and support.

    • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programs/projects with other SCI sectors and achievement of results as planned and by Ensuring that the nutrition project beneficiaries are linked with other sector interventions and provide guidance to staff on the integration of a nutrition component into other sectors as appropriate
    • Lead on nutrition technical assessments, in coordination with 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. Ensure that community assessments contribute to informing nutrition programme design.
    • Contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy, ensuring Nutrition is not overlooked within the response, and proactively promoting high quality Nutrition technical approaches
    • Proactively support fundraising for the humanitarian nutrition sector, including the development of high quality.
    • Ensure gender mainstreaming in nutrition programming; reflected in proposals, indicators and throughout the programme cycle.
    • Technically supervise the implementation of nutrition strategies, assessments, proposals and programmes as necessary, and proactively promote high quality nutrition technical approaches within the response.
    • Support the nutrition components of projects, ensuring quality programme delivery and appropriate deployment of strategies.
    • Provide timely inputs into programme and donor reports to ensure quality reporting and in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
    • Working closely with the HR team, lead on identifying nutrition programme staffing needs, and support recruitment, induction and training of national programme staff.
    • Ensure collaboration and cooperation with other nutrition related projects in the country programme.
    • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) team to support the Nutrition sector, MEAL plan development and implementation-linking plan to reporting requirements; ensure activities to support accountability to affected populations are reflected in the MEAL plan.
    • Provide Leadership to the team during donor visits to the field to SC’s nutrition work (OTPs and SC).
    • Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives program development and contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated.

    Capacity Building:

    • Organize and implement capacity-building initiatives to enhance the competencies of the emergency nutrition team to promote sustainable results on nutrition related programs/projects. 
    • Ensure that on-going capacity building, mentoring and coaching initiatives are reflected in programme design.
    • Ensure the use of appropriate training methodology and materials for Save the Children and partnering staff, based on national training packages, and support delivery of trainings, as required by the strategy.
    • Link capacity building initiatives to wider opportunities identified via coordination and networks.

    Documentation and Reporting:

    • Ensure quality documentation and reporting for nutrition projects in the North East.
    • Work with the nutrition and MEAL team to ensure quality data is produced, collated, compiled and shared
    • Prepare regular/mandated program/project reports for management and donors to keep them informed of program progress.
    • Build the capacities of the nutrition team to produce quality reports

    Representation, Advocacy & Organizational Learning:

    • Help shape broader sector strategies, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed, through engaging with nutrition partners (UN/NGO (e.g. through actively participating in inter-agency coordination forums such as the Nutrition Sector Working Group and other technical working groups), keeping informed on the nutrition situation and activities of nutrition agencies in the north-east.
    • Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best and cutting edge practices in nutrition management, coordination and information systems. Support the documentation of lessons learned, best practice and case studies to shape in-country strategies and programme approaches, and contribute to broader sector learning.
    • Pro-actively identify advocacy opportunities, which link with wider organisational strategic objectives, and work to mobilise these into action.
    • Develop a network of contacts with key players from amongst government, donors, international agencies and NGOs, to maintain these relationships over time 

    Program Finance, Logistics and Administration

    • Assist in staff recruitment and training, conduct performance monitoring in collaboration with HR, and ensure that standards and protocols are adhered to
    • Review and manage program budgets and ensure that there is regular alignment of the budget in regards to expenditures
    • Ensure equitable allocation of human, material and financial resources
    • Coordinate very closely with logistics in order to ensure that there is no break in nutrition program supplies
    • Organize and follow-up on all other procurements needed for the projects


    • 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
    • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
    • The post holder may be responsible for additional tasks and duties as and when required to support the overall Country Programme, regional and head office priorities.

    SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (SCI Values in Practice)


    • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
    • Works closely and constructively with many colleagues at all levels and across cultures, influencing effectively while having little formal authority and to hold peers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities.


    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development.
    • Proactive, forward thinker who is able to plan ahead and anticipate requirements and problems


    • Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure.
    • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy as well as with others.
    • Fully appreciates of the value of cooperation, both internationally and within a team.


    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions and cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach.
    • Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action.
    • Analyses complex information from different sources and to synthesise this information into coherent briefs and communication documents.


    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence. Displays consistent and excellent judgement.
    • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with proven experience of relationship management with stakeholders.
    • Passion and commitment to the values of Save the Children.

    Qualification and Experience 

    • MSc Degree or First Degree in public health, nursing, nutrition or related health fields with a minimum of 5 years works experience of managing multiple nutrition projects in emergency context  
    • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
    • Experience in project design and  implementation
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Experience in working with government counterparts and other partners at various levels - 
    • Excellent understanding of the nutrition sector in Nigeria at both field and policy levels;
    • Familiarity with nutrition donors, partners, and NGO groups
    • Practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities in realizing children’s rights in Nigeria, in relation to thematic area
    • Understanding of advocacy and representation within the nutrition sector


    • Proven capacity to Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels.
    • Tact and diplomacy are essential.
    • Proven capacity to deliver results against objectives, reporting schedules and work plans.
    • Proficient in word processing, presentations and spreadsheet computer packages.
    • Sensitivity to the needs of a range of stakeholders and able to balance conflicting interests to create shared goals.
    • A proactive and flexible approach to work.
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s values and mission
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to train and mentor staff
    • Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload
    • Excellent spoken and written English and local language (North east of Nigeria)


    • Experience in nutrition project data management and CMAM programing
    • Having an operational experience will be a plus advantage.
    • Experience of Nutrition programming in the North East will be an added Advantage

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    Internal Control & Compliance Specialist


    The Internal Audit & Control Specialist will work with the Internal Control and Compliance Manager to support compliance with all Save the Children and donor guidelines and policies. This will be done through evaluating the effectiveness of the governance, risk management and control systems in place in SC Nigeria. S/he will review, document and assess effectiveness of financial and operational controls over the SC Nigeria program administrative and project activities both at the country level and in field offices (incl. the north-eastern part of Nigeria). The Internal Audit & Control Specialist will undertake regular checks- process and management practice reviews, analyse- records, reports, financial statements, and program implementation to ascertain that adequate internal controls are in place to mitigate the risk of non-compliance with local laws, donor requirements and SCI policies and procedure S/he will advise on additional controls to be put in place in any area of weakness identified to ensure the protection of the programme’s assets, funds and reputation and compliance with applicable donor guidelines and policies. S/he will be involved in conducting reviews into dishonest practices or other code of conducted concerns as may be delegated by the management.
    This position has 100% LOE on Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) Awards (a USAID funded project) in Borno & Yobe State.   


    • On a sample basis, carry out a regularly reviews of financial, procurement/logistic, HR and program transactions and implementation, ensuring documentation supporting the transactions are in compliance with Save the Children policies and procedures, grant agreements and donor regulations both at the country and Borno Area office.
    • Conducting spot-audits tests on donor requirement compliance in finance, Human resources, award, logistics, operations and programme (activities, documentation and reporting) in line with IAC annual work plan. 
    • Assist IA&C Manager in regularly updating in-country risk assessments and follow up to confirm implementation of mitigating measures. 
    • Work closely with programme development unit to further a risk aware and responsive culture in designing and developing potential high-risk awards and improving compliance culture on the existing awards.
    • Plan, conduct and lead audits and follow up on all internal and external audit action plans and provide periodic updates on actions taken.
    • Assist the IA&C Manager/H, IC&C in ensuring SCI Global Assurance Audit findings are tracked and closed on the MKInsight audit platform.
    • S/he will serve as a liaison for external audit and regulatory agencies on FFP project as may be assigned by the IA& C Manager.
    • Assist in performing internal control reviews of in-country processes including cash and advance management, procurement, logistics, Programs- implementation, documentation and reporting, Data quality Assurance of M& E (Monitoring and Evaluation) data source documents, stock (incl. food commodities), beneficiaries and food vendors management, assets management etc. (in line with the annual IAC work plan) . Coordinate with the relevant departments to come up with actionable recommendations to improve any identified weaknesses.
    • Work with the IA&C Manager to flag significant internal control weaknesses to the country management, with actionable recommendations to reinforce those weak controls and support the monitoring of compliance with approved reinforcing controls.
    • Track and age all reviews finding recommendations in line with agreed implementation timelines and follow-up to confirm implemented actions.
    • Prepare IC&C unit related reports/analysis for use by the IC&C manager/HIC&C as required.
    • Lead on fraud investigations as may be assigned, diligently document all relevant evidence, and ensure report is consistent with SCI standards through the Internal Audit & Control Manager/H, IC&C to the Country Director and SCI Fraud team.  
    • Maintain good working relationships with all SCI stakeholders- staff, vendors, auditors, implementing partners) through effective communication and exercising professional conduct and objectivity.
    • Deliver training as required to reinforce internal controls, risk mitigation, anti-corruption, fraud and anti-terrorism financing awareness and prevention.
    • Carry out any other responsibility delegated within the role of the unit.



    • A graduate of finance, accounting or a related business field is required with professional qualification-ACA, ACCA or CPA) 
    • 7years+ related work experience, with minimum of 5 years in a not-for-profit organization.
    • Strong background in compliance accounting and internal controls; experience in auditing (internal or external experience)
    • Extensive experience in relevant operational areas (e.g. in programme/project management in an INGO context) and experience of risk-based auditing.
    • Be highly accurate, detail-orientated, and able to complete multiple projects, with conflicting priorities, on a timely basis.
    • Excellent report English writing skills
    • Ability to speak the local language- Hausa is strongly required.
    • Proven interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, and relationship building.
    • Strong cultural awareness and be able to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
    • Demonstrate standards of ethics and integrity 
    • Commitment to Save the Children values.


    • INGO experience or have worked in a commercial/public sector international organisation.  
    • Familiarity with grant requirements of major donors such as BHA/USAID, EC/ECHO, UNICEF, OFDA, FCDO and the UN.
    • Good financial analysis aptitude
    • Experience of Agresso financial software or other ERP software
    • Counter fraud and investigation experience. 
    • Ability to look at the bigger picture when assessing organisational performance and risk.

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