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  • Posted: Oct 22, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 26, 2020
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    Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. Please give monthly and support our mission. Save the...
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    Finance Assistant

    Ref Id: 2000068O
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Grade: 5
    Employee Status: Permanent

    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.

    Child Safeguarding:

    • Level 3: either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

    Role Purpose:

    • The Finance Assistant has responsibility to manage payments, receipts and disbursement of funds.
    • He/she would be responsible for Glacos registration and filling of documents.
    • He/she will also provide support to the finance unit.

    Scope of Role:

    • Reports to: Finance Officer
    • Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability
    Fund Disbursement:

    • Writing of Checks as approved by relevant budget holders
    • Maintain proper filing and easy retrieval of finance documentation
    • Perform Bank related activities (Pick up Bank Statements, collect office running cash, etc….)
    • Conduct weekly and month end cash counts
    • Payment of participants and other SCI cash payments out of the office
    • Update daily Cash GLACOS and reconcile cash and book balances.

    Cash Flow:

    • Maintain petty cash with strong supervision from the finance officer
    • Update & maintain manual cash book
    • Maintain optimum cash balances and advises the Finance Officer for cash replenishment (including emergencies)

    Financial Information and other support functions:

    • Assist during audit to retrieve all relevant documents for audit exercise
    • Assist others requiring information on transactions to retrieve relevant payment vouchers and documentation for their use.

    System Administration:

    • Registration of all paid invoices on Agresso on a daily basis
    • Single Account Reconciliation
    • Weekly Bank and cash Reconciliation.

    Others:

    • Preparing Tax, NHF, and pension payment schedules and cheques to be remitted to the Tax authorities and the various pensions’ administrators and remitting same on a timely basis
    • Ensure all documents are filed and stamped “PAID”
    • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager.

    Qualifications and Experience
    Essential:

    • BSc / HND in Accounting or relevant Social Sciences
    • Must have completed NYSC
    • Minimum of a year post-graduation similar experience in an NGO
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Experience in computerized and accounting systems.
    • Honesty.
    • Fluency in English Language.

    Desirable:

    • Knowledge of Hausa or Kanuri Language
    • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handle last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
    • Ability to be creative and proactive

    Competences and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
    Core Competencies:

    • Delivering results
    • Innovating and adapting
    • Working effectively with others
    • Communicating with impact - Networking.

    Adhere to SCI Values: Accountability; Ambition; Collaboration; Creativity; Integrity

    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 the highest levels of integrity.

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    Nutrition Coordinator

    Job ID: 200006AE
    Location: Damaturu, Yobe
    Reporting to: Field Manager
    Grade: 3
    Employee Status: Fixed Term
    Reporting to Position: Nutrition Project Officer / Assistant

    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.

    Scope of Role:

    • The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for overall implementation and oversight of nutrition activities (CMAM & IYCF).
    • He / she will also oversee Nutrition Officer and Assistants implementing nutrition activities in the areas of jurisdiction.
    • He / She will who support the day-to-day running of project activities along with SCI partners.  The Nutrition Coordinator will also ensure that nutrition activities are fully integrated into other sectoral interventions and also enhance coordination between sectors.  
    • The Nutrition Coordinator will Engage in capacity building activities including training and on the job mentorship to team members, provide training to the nutrition team in IYCF-E, CMAM, and other related nutrition-focused activities;
    • This position will be based at Yobe with travel to field sites; and reports to the Field Manager

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    • 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.

    Key Areas of Accountability
    Program Management

    • Oversees the implementation of nutrition activities and ensuring that the quality standards and state of the art are met;
    • Work closely with the nutrition specialist in providing technical leadership and strategic guidance in the development, implementation, monitoring and learning from nutrition projects
    • Supervise, lead, guide, support and manage nutrition officers and implementing partners, thereby enabling them to fulfil their roles and responsibilities in an effective and efficient manner

    Facilitate trainings for nutrition professionals;

    • Participating in and / or leading health, nutrition, and / or multi-sectoral assessments as required;
    • Manages all Save the Children resources (equipment, supplies, HR) committed to nutrition program activities;
    • Conducts regular field visits to provide supportive supervision to the projects;
    • In liaison with the Nutrition Specialist, develop work plans, SOPs, budgets, and other required program documents for nutrition section;
    • Conducts regular field visits and review meetings with government officials to monitor the implementation of nutrition programs;
    • In collaboration with Nutrition Specialist, ensure timely preparation and implementation of activities while focusing on the targets / deliverables / budgets

    Representation and Communication:

    • Represent SCI nutrition and participate in internal coordination and share up-to-date within the sector
    • Documents findings and recommendations of field visits for follow-up actions; shares as appropriate.
    • Actively participates in the development and submission of program reports, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness.
    • Documents lessons learned in specific technical areas.

    Policy Analysis, Policy Engagement and Advocacy for Policy Change:

    • Contribute to nutrition learning and research that supports the sector advocacy objectives and lead the implementation research necessary for evidence-based advocacy.
    • Represent the organization at all relevant technical external task forces, working groups, seminars or other meetings as approved by the sector head and use these meetings to negotiate strategic, project and advocacy positions.
    • Develop good relations with other NGOs, development and UN agencies working in the sector and where possible forge alliances to influence key actors around advocacy objectives.
    • Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders in the sector of thematic area covered.
    • Ensure that the voices of children guide advocacy and policy change objectives and related activities.
    • Compile, Analyze and interpret nutrition response data and provide regular updates to government and NGO coordination bodies as requested, and use the information to justify decisions on further resource allocation.
    • Participates in identifying, coordinating, and implementing operational research studies to pilot and scale-up effective direct interventions in coordination

    Programme Quality and Effectiveness:

    • Ensure that project officers are meeting both internal and donor technical standards and requirements. This includes oversight of implementation quality, reviewing, editing and signing-off donor reports to ensure they are of an acceptable technical and presentational quality.
    • Participate in field-based project monitoring and review meetings.
    • Liaise with Programme Operations staff to identify technical support needs of projects and staff, and jointly agree on specific and time-bound support needs of projects and staff in relevant technical areas.
    • Provide technical training to ensure that the project staff have the necessary skills to technically implement the project.
    • Assist project staff in the use of nutrition and cross-cutting tools and guidelines to ensure the quality of work. These include, among others, child participation, child right programming and mainstreaming of gender, diversity and HIV / AIDS.
    • Prepare work plans, in consultation with Field manager and Nutrition technical team and ensure that implementation is up to date
    • Undertake regular field visits to project sites to ensure technical quality and timeliness of ongoing work.

    Documentation and Reporting:

    • Provide accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective strategic and tactical planning 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 to keep them informed of program progress.
    • Build the capacities of the nutrition Officers and Assistants to produce quality reports

    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
    • Timely submit the procurement requests for all projects
    • Review and manage program budgets and ensure that there is regular alignment of the budget in regards to expenditures
    • 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

    Other:

    • 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.

    Qualification and Experience

    • M.Sc Degree or First Degree in Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition or related health fields with a minimum of 5 years works experience in the nutrition the area of emergency nutrition in NGO environment.
    • Strong analysis and writing skills
    • Certificate in monitoring and evaluation, nutrition in humanitarian context, CMAM, IYCF, or any other related topics.
    • Experience in working with government counterparts and other partners at various levels -
    • Excellent understanding of the relevant thematic sector in Nigeria at both field and policy levels; including the national nutrition program and well as CMAM programming
    • Proven experience in emergency nutrition projects
    • Familiarity with nutrition donors, partners, and NGO groups
    • Practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities in realising children’s rights in Nigeria, in relation to thematic area
    • Understanding of advocacy and representation within the nutrition sector

    Skills:

    • Demonstrable experience in M&E
    • Good presentation and facilitation skills
    • Proven conceptual skills and an ability to think and plan strategically
    • 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)
    • Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases)

    Desirable:

    • Experience in nutrition project data management and CMAM programming
    • Having an operational experience will be a plus advantage.

    Skills and Behaviours (SCI 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

    Method of Application

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    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.

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