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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. These roles will be critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme.

    Child Rights Situation Analysis for Education-Consultancy

     

    Job Description
    The proposed Situation analysis is to focus on the likely causes of poor quality of and inadequate access to education. The analysis will describe the current situation, examine the likely immediate and underlying causes of poor quality and inadequate access from the perspective of formal and informal education, and place the analysis within the context of gender, power and influence stall levels of the Nigerian society

    Objective
    The situation analysis will provide a review of relevant data collected within the last 10 years (2005-2014) on the education situation of children aged 0 to 18 years in Nigeria and place it within the context of children’s rights to identify why those rights are not being achieved. The focus of the analysis is on access, equity and quality as an outcome.

    Qualifications
        Advanced university degree in Education, Social Science or similar subject;
        Previous experience in development of analytical reports and policy documents related to Education;
        Significant research experience with proven record of publications;
        Ability to synthesize and analyze large amounts of information combining quantitative and qualitative data;
        Understanding and knowledge of the Nigeria social policy context;
        Excellent written English;
        Knowledge of a human rights based approach to programmes, and preferably experience with preparation of a Child Rights Situation Analysis is desirable

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    SMART Survey Consultant

     

    Job Description
    To assess the nutrition situation among children 6-59 months In Daura, Zango, Dutsi, Baure, Dan Musa and Bindawa LGAs of Katsina State

    Objective
        To determine the prevalence of global and severe acute malnutrition among children aged 6 to 59 months;
        To estimate both under-five and crude retrospective death rates in the three months prior to the survey;
        To assess the recent morbidity patterns among children 6- 59 months;
        To establish immunization coverage for BCG, Measles and DPT 3 among children 6-59 months;
        To estimate coverage of key health services, including vitamin A supplementation, deworming. therapeutic treatment for SAM; To determine carers’ knowledge and practice regarding infant and young child feeding;
        To establish the source of drinking water and water management at household level and presence and use of latrines;
        To carry out a comparative analysis of SAM, IYCE morbidities, etc in order to provide additional information on the likely causes of under-nutrition and barriers to optimal child health and nutrition practices In the area;
        To formulate and provide practical and sustainable intervention based on the survey findings to improve the nutrition status of the population.

    Qualifications
        Degree in a field related to Statistics, Public Health Nutrition, Epidemiology or any other related discipline;
        Demonstrable experience in the implementation and management of or provision of technical support to nutrition programs (including Community- based Management of Acute Malnutrition);
        Prior capacity building/training experience essential;
        Proven ability to work independently;
        High level of English written and oral communication essential.

    The timeframe for this consultancy is expected to be a total of 40 days.

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    Nigeria Partnership Consultant

     

    Job Description
        Save the Children Nigeria defines partnerships as a long-term relationship between two or more civil society organizations with a mutually agreed set of principles and accountabilities for working towards defined objectives that facilitate lasting change for children.
        Save the Children aims to work in partnership and strengthen local capacity in situations of long term development as well as in contexts of emergencies and transition.
        Save the Children aims to work in partnership and strengthen local capacity in situations of long term development as well as in contexts of emergencies and transition.

    Objective
        Identify and assess new and current funding partners’ strategic priorities to ensure mission alignment with Save the Children Nigeria.
        Assess the overall capacity of new and current Implementing partners on their ability to manage current and future projects in conflict sensitive environments.

    Qualifications
        Advanced university degree; previous experience in development of analytical reports and policy documents related to partnerships
        Ability to synthesize and analyze large amounts of information combining quantitative and qualitative data;
        Understanding and knowledge of the Nigeria context;
        Excellent written English; Knowledge of rights-based approach to programmes.

    The timeframe for this consultancy is expected to be a total of 25 workdays.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should send your C.V. and covering letter on or before 5th November, 2014 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.

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