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  • Posted: Mar 10, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 23, 2020
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  • We work to prevent family breakdown and care for children who have lost parental care, or who risk losing it. We work with communities, partners and states to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are respected and fulfilled. We are non-governmental and non-denominational. We respect all religions and cultures and work with trusted par...
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    Emergency Response Administration / Logistics Officer

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Job Description

    • The Role of the Emergency Response Administration/Logistics Officer is to provide the location office with quality facility management; including liaising with heads of units/departments and staff to identify their facilities related requirements, propose and manage cost-effective solutions; supporting the work of the Administration & Logistics Unit in service monitoring and supplier management, ensuring that the required standards are maintained, providing administrative support to enable departments to function effectively and efficiently.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Facility Service Monitoring and follow up to ensure compliance with standards
    • Supervising the use of the Borno State Office Vehicles and assets
    • Location Office and Store Management
    • Admin & Logistics Filing System and support

    Requirements
    Education required:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 2 years proven administrative experience
    • Proven ability to work effectively to deadlines
    • Experience and regular use of Microsoft Office applications and internet
    • Experience in handling sensitive information
    • Proficient in English: verbal, written and presentation.

     

    Note: In accordance with the organization’s Child Protection Policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible

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    National Office Accountant

    Job Description

    • Under the general supervision of the Finance & Controlling Advisor following the SOS-CVN financial and accounting policies and procedures, the National Office Accountant is responsible for the income, expenditures and property of the National Office, all the Program Locations are well and are accounted for and for the keeping of proper and updated accounts of all financial and property transactions of the project.

    Key Responsibilities

    • In cooperation with the Finance & Controlling Advisor of SOS-CVN organizes the accounting of the project as per established guidelines.
    • Acquaints himself/herself with the financial and accounting policies and procedures of SOS-CVN.
    • Together with the Finance & Controlling Advisor and officials of functional units, Review budget proposals of the Program locations National Office before, during and after submission to NO delegated Officials assigned for checking proposal for recommendation.
    • Reviewing, analyzing, adjusting and recording of all PLs financial transactions
    • Reconciling of clearing accounts under Centralized Accounting system in order to produce reliable and qualitative Financial Reports, which is needed for internal and external users and responsible.

    Requirements

    • A post-graduate financial qualification,
    • Over 5 years’ experience
    • Experience in supporting multi locations/countries
    • A passion for capacity building
    • She/he has been in managerial position for at least 3 years
    • Experienced in providing leadership direction in auditing and other risk mitigation initiatives

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    Family Strengthening Coordinator

    Location: Jos

    Details

    • The Family Strengthening Coordinator leads the planning (including budgeting), implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the family strengthening activities, in accordance with the organisation’s policies, strategies, standard of operation and available resources.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Report directly to  Programme Director
    • Receive additional guidance and Technical support from the National FS Coordinator
    • Work in close cooperation with other key support co-workers, including relevant financial and administrative, as well as programme development staff.  
    • Work in close cooperation with the management of community-based partners (key implementation partners), being the main ‘link’ between SOS and the partner organisations.
    • Foster positive relationships and maintain close cooperation with key stakeholders in the communities of operation, who can influence or affect the effectiveness of the programme.
    • Build strong partnerships with stakeholders who are best placed to provide, or have duty to provide, support services to the programme’s target group.
    • Build strong relationships with local networks, which are dealing with issues affecting the programme’s target group.

    Requirements

    • Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area, such as community development, development studies, social work, social sciences, or public administration
    • Minimum of 3-4 years relevant work experience in the field of community development or social services. Management experience will be an added advantage
    • Experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation
    • Excellent command of the main working languages used in the country and good communication skills, including both written and verbal.  Preferably fluent in at least one of the languages spoken in the programme’s target communities
    • Able to lead a team
    • Good knowledge of children’s rights
    • Awareness and understanding of social development issues, such as the local and national OVC situation, gender, education, health, HIV & AIDS
    • Basic financial management skills
    • Able to work independently, using initiative and keeping commitments
    • Basic computer skills (Windows, Word & Excel)
    • Driver’s licence or learning to drive

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    Fund Development Manager

    Job Description

    • The Fund Development Manager’s role is to harness opportunities in the country to cover running costs of the Member Association and investments from private (individual), corporate and public sector donations in order to increase/establish the financial self-sufficiency of the Member Association
    • He/she also manages the public relations aspect of the organization and promotes strategies to build and sustain the organization’s reputation for quality, reliability and customer satisfaction.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
    • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
    • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
    • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
    • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
    • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
    • Coordinate fund raising special events.
    • Direct employee fundraising drives.
    • Oversee prospect research.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Communication or a related field
    • 8+ years fundraising experience
    • Multilateral and Foundation relationship with grant writing experience
    • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
    • She/he has been in managerial position for at least 3 years
    • Excellent written, interpersonal  and verbal communication skills.

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    Graphics and Content Development Officer

    Details

    • SOS CVN is looking for an individual with visual sensibility, creativity, innovation and technical proficiency to provide graphic and content development solutions in dynamic, simple, and attractive formats.
    • S/he will work in a team and under the supervision of the Advocacy and Communications Advisor.
    • S/he will lead the design and layout of various print and electronic materials for SOS CVN.
    • S/he will design and format digital/electronic content and package visibility materials for wide distribution.
    • S/he will manage and coordinate the design and look of the organization’s publications in-line with SOS Children’s Villages brand guidelines.
    • S/he will also assist in design-related matters for the website and intranet; ensuring materials carry a consistent look and message.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities
    Corporate Branding:

    • Develop and maintain graphic templates and guidelines, in line with the SOS CVN brand guidelines.
    • Safeguard and ensure that all publications, reports and products are produced in line with the SOS CVN brand guidelines.
    • Design themes, layouts, graphic templates, contents and covers of documents to be used for reports and presentations such as newsletters, brochures, banners, posters, fliers, booklets, business cards, information folders, publications, and other similar promotional materials related to the work of SOS CVN.
    • Liaise with printers and other publishing houses for printing and creation of materials.
    • Applying creative thinking and a diverse set of design skills to a variety of print and digital media materials

     Website and Intranet:

    • Manage the corporate website by modifying the web interface and design and making updates and publications where applicable.
    • Establish and maintain a photo archive and publish same on the intranet.
    • Ensure all publications on the intranet and website meet SOS CVN’s design specification.

     Publications:

    • Preparation of printing packages (all layout and design files) for printing of publications and other communication products.
    • Design templates for new publications and products in line with graphic guidelines and in close coordination with co-workers.

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Deliver creative and innovative ideas for print, web and interactive presentations. This will require provide technical solutions for use of new media (virtual 3D words/boxes, postcards).
    • Create animations for illustrative purposes such as animated videos, presentations and advanced solutions.
    • Supporting the creation or editing of digital content for e-communications and videos.
    • Walking, talking, and breathing the SOS CVN brand by exercising creativity while upholding brand guidelines and standards.
    • Providing creative advice and direction, managing workflow processes, owning design execution, and ensuring quality control of creative work.
    • Providing design support effectively and efficiently within SOS CVN.
    • Preparing creative material for production and overseeing production from start to finish; coordinating with external third parties for production when applicable.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to Fine Arts, Graphics Design and Information Technology.
    • 2 years relevant experience working with different graphic design software packages, mainly Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and/or Corel Draw.
    • Expert knowledge of adobe after effect, cinema4D and any other 3D software.
    • Skilled in programming languages such as PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS
    • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite especially PowerPoint.
    • Networking skills.
    • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
    • Proven ability to adapt technical concepts and scientific data into clear, relatable charts, maps, and illustrations.
    • Strong knowledge of design principles and best practices for different media formats, such as printing specifications and website usability.
    • Organized, detail-oriented and capable of managing large and/or multiple projects.
    • Strong communicator, with the capacity to work with colleagues remotely.
    • Understanding of children’s rights, alternative care and protection and/or investment in children.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, and to tailor messages to different audiences in different platforms.
    • Extensive understanding of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the African Charter on the Rights & Welfare of the Child.

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    Brand and Communications Coordinator

    Job Description

    • The Brand and Communication Coordinator drives the process of SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria (SOS CVN) brand strengthening. S/he will work in a team and under the supervision of the Advocacy and Communications Advisor.
    • S/he ensures that the National Association has clear and measurable goals for brand development and communication in line with the national/regional strategic plan.
    • S/he tremendously increase the visibility of the SOS CV brand in Nigeria by building, continuously improving and maintaining efficient internal and external information and communication network.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities
    Corporate Branding:

    • Managing SOS CVN’s visual brand and messaging.
    • Working with relevant teams to assess needs, set goals, develop strategies and execute tactics.
    • Planning and implementing coordinated campaigns that achieve results on time and within budget.
    • Developing and implementing an editorial calendar.
    • Planning and creating messaging to support programs and partnership development and management.
    • Pitching story ideas and securing coverage in regional, national, international and industry media.
    • Coordinating organization’s presence at conferences and industry events; develop related presentations and collateral materials.
    • Producing reports summarizing performance and impact for external and internal audiences.
    • Identifying and cultivating strategic partnerships to expand the SOS CVN brand.
    • Coordinating media involvement in the activities of SOS CVN including press releases and coverage/airing of events in the media.

     Website and Intranet:

    • Manage online content, including the organization’s website, social media and third-party website listings.
    • Ensure all publications on the intranet and website meet SOS CVN’s brand guidelines.
    • Develop and implement an online content calendar.

     Publications:

    • Support the design and production of SOS CVN’s publicity and marketing materials.
    • Work with relevant co-workers to produce articles, features and news for publication in the media
    • Pursue a consistent message about the organization and its mission and activities.

     Other responsibilities:

    • Position SOS CVN as a strong partner with potential and existing supporters based on the organization’s roots, vision, mission and values.
    • Support fundraising team with expertise for external communications and adaptation of content for all channels, online and offline.
    • Identify key media platforms and key journalists and foster the relationship with them to proactively position the organization`s topics and massages in the national news agenda.
    • Maintain on-going brand integrity via consistent application of the brand guidelines.
    • Support the planning and execution of National events for the organization
    • On-going content management of the website and social media.

     Dealing with Problems:

    • This position is critical and strategic, dealing with diverse demands and pressure from different parts of the organization: Member Associations [MA], Programme locations, Regional Office and International Office as well as key stakeholders and partners.
    • The ability to prioritize and maintain focus while still demonstrating high levels of customer orientation is thus key for this position.

    Job Requirements

    • BA / MA in Public Relations, Journalism and Communication, International Studies or any other related field of study.
    • Minimum of four years’ experience working in the NGO/civil society sector or with donor organizations.
    • At least 2 years of experience in campaigns, visual identity, branding, communications, demand generation and stakeholder engagement in Nigeria.
    • Experience working on different computer-aided design environments, including Adobe Programs, will be an advantage.
    • Office advanced proficiency.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Good analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills.
    • Well-developed facilitation and presentation skills.
    • Basic understanding of marketing.
    • Experience in international work environments and intercultural communication, including a strong understanding of NGO structures, the UN human rights system and their operations.
    • Understanding of children’s rights, alternative care and protection and/or investment in children.
    • Experience of creating networks of influence, and an ability to manage diverse professional relationships.
    • A demonstrable ability to speak and communicate effectively, and to tailor messages to different audiences
    • Understanding of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the African Charter on the Rights & Welfare of the Child

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    Human Resource Coordinator

    Job Description

    • An overview of the role is to manage Employee Compensation, Benefits Management (including benchmarking using market review data), HR Business Analytics (for data collection, analysis and reporting for decision-making) and Performance Management
    • The role will  manage the recruitment process, provide support in the learning and capacity development process;  support in the design and development of training programmes and conduct organization-wide training needs assessment and identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed; support in organization design and the strategic perspective of the organization; as well as HR Adminstration, Organizational Structuring and Process Management in ensuring compliance to HR processes in pursuit of the goals and objectives of SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manage the Compensation and Benefits Systems and Strategies (gather benchmark data on job role, salaries and benefits for managerial decision making, establish pay grade and pay scales (including developing salary ranges for new vacancies within the organization).
    • Manage the Performance Evaluation System (including assessing results from employee performance reviews).
    • Payroll Management
    • Develop Career Progression strategies
    • Data Analytics (i.e. key metrics on recruitment, exits, etc.), Calculate retention, turnover and internal mobility rates
    • Knowledge Management (capture metrics on knowledge management activities)
    • Manage the HR information System (HRIS-SAGE HR & ESS portal) –process, update and maintain employee data changes on the HRIS system, including but not limited to, new hire entries, personnel changes and/or compensation changes, leave records (i.e. annual leave, maternity, etc.) ensuring high quality output and data integrity.
    • Prepare HR documents (i.e. employment contracts, onboarding documentation and on-boarding sessions).
    • Revise organizational guidelines, policies and SOP‘s as required by Management.
    • Liaise with external partners [i.e. HMO, Group Life Insurance, etc.] and ensure legal compliance.
    • Recruitment; Support the process of recruitment, selection & placement of employees together with relevant line managers and the coordination of the induction/orientation of employees as well as the implementation of training/development of staff
    • Manpower Planning (including forecasting manpower costs for functions and budget creation)
    • Employee Engagement; analysis through scheduled employee satisfaction surveys for managerial decision making and improved employer/employee relationship.
    • Support the programme locations in developing HR plans and strategies aligned to the organization’s strategic direction as well as the full implementation of the defined HR standards and good practices in the locations.
    • With support from the Head of Function, visit and support Heads of Functions and Programme Directors in the programme locations to effectively implement SOS CV Human Resource guidelines and other related policies and guidelines within our local context as approved.

    Requirements

    • B.Sc / B.A in Business Administration or relevant field; additional education in Human Resource Management will be a plus.
    • CIPM certification or equivalent is an advantage
    • At least 5 years work experience in HR Management, experience as a HR Generalist advantageous.
    • Knowledge of human resources processes and best practices, including payroll management.
    • In-depth understanding of sourcing tools, like resume databases and online communities and familiarity with social media recruiting.
    • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong ability in using MS Office suite (MS Word, Excel Power-point).
    • Ability to handle data with confidentiality
    • Highly organized and efficient worker; skilled at multi-tasking and possess good time management skills.
    • In accordance with the Organization’s Child Protection Policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where required/possible.

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