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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.
As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Director of Program Operations shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office. The Director of Program Operations in his/her capacity is responsible for the effective delivery of all programming in country, including the management of all State and sub offices, emergency preparedness and response (including DRR), and logistics for the Country Office in Nigeria.
S/he should have a minimum of 6 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs: Robust experience of NGO development and emergency program cycle management. and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure. A proven record ofteading a response to humanitarian crisis within an ongoing development programme; Substantial experience in logistics, including procurement. supply chain. fleet management & inventory; Proven experience of working with key international donors and raising funds including USAID/, DflD, ECHOIEU; Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control
The overall aim of the position is to provide technical leadership for the implementation of the newborn health component of the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP).
S/he should have a medical qualification (MD or M.B.B.S.) with a post graduate qualification in paediatrics with public health,
neonatology/newborn health or related field; Substantial experience in a clinical, managerial. administrative and advisory
capacity; Experience in providing technical support to partners and in particular government at senior levels as well as experience in health systems development and primary health care management; proven technical expertise in newborn
In order to increase the access to and impact of Nutrition services in WINNN targeted states, WINNN aims to increase the beneficiaries use of their own voice (citizens ability to demand the services they require) and accountability (systems put in place to hold the government and systems to account). The voice and accountability intervention will focus on demand, accountability and supply of quality nutrition services to reduce maternal and child mortality.
S/he should have 10 years working experience in International development specially in the area of Governance or Voice & Accountability; experience of working in Northern Nigeria and cultural awareness of Northern Nigeria; good facilitation, negotiation, research methods and analytical skills; evidence of similar work done (This should be submitted with the proposal/application); Post Graduate degree in Law, International development. Public Policy or Philosophy; Working Knowledge of the Hausa Language The timeframe for this consultancy is expected to be a lotal of 40 days
Kindly send your CV and qualifying statements on or before 9th February, 2015 explaining why you arc suitable to
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