• Current Job Opportunities at Save The Children - 11 New Positions

  • Posted on: 17 September, 2014 Deadline: 25 September, 2014
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  • Save the children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 120 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children's mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

    Save the Children is looking for experienced development professionals to work within the Nigeria Country Programme. This role will be critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme.

    We are recruiting to fill the position of:

    Head of Health and Nutrition

     

    Job Description

    •     The purpose of the role is to lead a team of experts for the strategic design and development of Save the Children's health and nutrition approaches that support the acceleration of child survival work in the Nigeria country programme.
    •     Engage routine and strategic partners within the framework of Save the Children's global Health and Nutrition strategy and applying the theory of change; and think through the focus and package of approaches and interventions along the continuum of maternal, newborn and child health linked to health systems strengthening activities that facilitate increasing and equitable access to quality primary health care services for vulnerable populations.

    Qualifications

    •     Candidate should have an internationally recognised medical qualification with post graduate degree in public health, social sciences or equivalent;
    •     Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and management of a public health programme in an international development or humanitarian context; S/he should have technical expertise and understanding of key issues in the field of nutrition, maternal new-born and child health, and HIV and AIDS;
    •     Good understanding of health systems, planning and financing issues at national and sub-national levels;
    •     Candidate should have excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and demonstrated experience of proposal and report writing;
    •     Experience of developing effective working relationships with senior decision-makers in ministries, other governmental organisations, international organisations, donors with previous experience of working in consortium will be beneficial;
    •     Experience as working as a Chief of Party or similar position would bring added value to the position with a successful track record in securing programme funding from international donors and other financing sources.

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    Nutrition Adviser

     

    Job Description

    •     The Nutrition Advisor will provide technical support to design and implement high quality and integrated Behavioural Change Communication (BCC) and nutrition programmes for the CDGP in Nigeria to reduce malnutrition and stunting.
    •     S/he will provide programmatic support and technical assistance to CDGP towards accomplishing its country goals, objectives and targets and work losely with other Program & administrative staff within the country program.

    Qualifications

    •     Candidate must have an academic/professional qualification at post graduate level-or equivalent in Nutrition with substantial operational experience and a crack record of success on nutrition programming, including BCC and IYCE.
    •     S/he must have sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and to set priorities, manage work plans and evaluate progress.
    •     Experience in working in Northern Nigeria on a similar context and demonstrable ability to acquire a high level of nutrition expertise on priority issues within nutrition;
    •     S/he should be fluent in English & Hausa; proficient in Microsoft software packages.
    •     Experience in supporting development of national guidelines and policies with an understanding of food security and livelihoods programmes will be an added advantage.

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    Local Government Area Technical Advisor (LTA)

     

    Job Description

    •     To strengthen the capacity of the Local Government Area (LGA) nutrition focal person or team (as designated by the LGA) in management, delivery, and advocacy of cost-effective malnutrition prevention and treatment interventions (interventions include Infant & Young Child Feeding, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition, Maternal & Child Health Weeks).
    •     Strengthen capacities of LGA personnel/nutrition team on planning, financing and management of nutrition interventions with LGA Team.

    Qualifications

    •     The candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in programme management, health and nutrition, or related social science; previous experience with local and international NGOs; strong programme management background; significant experience in planning, managing and delivering a programme, including costing, managing and monitoring budgets;effective resource planning, including commodities and technical expertise.

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    Emergencies Program Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

     

    Job Description

    •     The Emergency M&E Coordinator will provide support to community organization, implementing partners and Plan program staff to systematically measure progress in the implementation of Plan's emergency response.
    •     She/he will provides framework through which these measurements (M&E data) are fed back to those involved in the running of the various component of the emergency response program and ensure that the information can support and guide the decisions of the management team so improve the quality and impact the program operations.

    Qualifications

    •     Candidate should have 3-5 years' experience in M&E positions and/or program experience in field data collection in emergencies with detailed knowledge of M&E frameworks and M&E Plans, systems and indicator reference sheets;
    •     Experience maintaining programmatic databases with a good understanding of routine data quality chocks/validation;
    •     Candidate should also have experience in survey and qualitative interviewing, including supervising field data collection teams and writing research case studies with advance knowledge Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
    •     Experience and/or knowledge about working with children on research issues and is aware of the local legal and child protection systems.

     

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    Emergency Field Manager

     

    Job Description

    •     The emergency field manager is responsible for the overall management of the field office.
    •     Key activities include the management of all support aspects, such as finance, administration, logistics and security; the management of support staff based in the field office, the management of security policy and representation of Save the Children.

    Qualifications

    •     Candidate must possess a minimum of M.Sc/MA/M.Eng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience with 3yrs Substantial experience of managing field based operations for a humanitarian/ relief agency in rural volatile locations; s/he should have a working knowledge of the issues facing displaced people and host communities in regard to community integration and resettlement; security management experience in insecure environments and field level representation with key stakeholders and Co-ordination with other NGOs/UN and also possess strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy; excellent communication skills in both oral and written and a good report writing skills; An understanding of child protection issues and the impact of violence and displacement upon children and communities. Hausa speaker (desirable).

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    Health Advisor

     

    Job Description

    •     Ensure quality of care in Save the Children Nigeria CMAM programme through strengthening capacities on the clinical management of SAM and facilitating integration of services

    Qualifications

    •     Candidate should have a medical degree (MB,BS; MB, BCh) from a recognized/accredited University in Nigeria with at
    •     least 3years post-graduation experience; s/he should have previous experience with other local and international
    •     NGOs especially in nutrition and in community based programmes;
    •     Training and experience on treatment of acute malnutrition;
    •     Computer literacy and fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should send their C.V. and covering letter on or before the Closing date explaining why you are suitable to: Nigeriavacancy@savethechildren.org State position clearly in the subject field as applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified. Also, applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Our selection processes reflect our commitment to safeguard children from abuse. Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face.

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