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  • Posted on: 17 March, 2015 Deadline: 31 March, 2015
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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.

    Local Government Area Technical Advisor

     

    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).
     
    Qualifications:
    Candidate should possess minimum of a Master's Degree in any of the social Sciences or related discipline and a professional qualification will be an added advantage; s/he should have 6-8 years proven work experience managing International Donor Funded projects in an IINGOs environment with excellent communication skills, report and proposal writing skills; experience of and well developed skills in staff management. supervision and capacity building with proven track record of supporting a senior management: team; Computer literate (i.e. WORD, advanced Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems).

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    Safety and Welfare Officer

     

    The Safety and Security Officer will work closely with the National Safety & Security Manager to carry out safety and security assessments, make recommendations and provide support for their implementation of SCI Programs in Nigeria. The Safety & Security Officer will facilitate the implementation of Save the Children's Safety and Security Policy and Standards within country programmes and help drive systemic change in the quality of safety and security management and contribute to building country compliance with safety and security Minimum Standards. Shelhe will also take forward the organisational security ethnics. While on assignment the post holder will play a key role in the capacity building of Safety & Security Focal Points.
                     
    Qualifications:
    Candidate should have a formal security qualification or advanced security management training and mode of NGO’s.
    Minimum of 3 years field experience.

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    Information And Communication Officer

     

    The Information & Communications Coordinator will prepare communications outputs such as situation reports and key messages for advocacy and for media, lead on information management tasks, help to build profile and gather powerful communications materials as well as rising to the challenge of other tasks such as supporting the completion of donor proposals. In most circumstances, the post-holder will also be expected to mentor and/or capacity build existing country and field programme staff.
     
    Qualifications:
     
    BSc/BA/BEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience of 2-3 years,
    managing a team, leading communication activities (including information management); Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of different audiences including donors, journalists and the 'general public'; Experience of effective spokesperson
    across a range of media; Excellent relationship building skills in order to work for limited periods within programmes. Ability to deliver high-quality photographs and case studies from affected communities; Experience of delivering training, presentations and other
    capacity building activities to varied audiences, ideally within a country programme; Excellent IT skills, espeCially in Microsoft Word.

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    Proposal Writing Specialist/Advisor

     

    The Proposal Writing Specialist/Advisor must be dynamic, organized and passionate about being a part of a global team committed to improving the lives of children in Nigeria. The successful candidate will be an energetic proposal strategy specialist who has proven record of success serving as the lead writer on Winning proposals to key funders such as USAID, other USG. DFID.,other bilateral, foundations. companies, ete.; Superior writing skills and an ability to communicate complex technical ideas in a clear and compelling way; The ability to synthesize inputs from multiple sources into one cohesive document with a unified voice; A talent for writing within strict page limits
    and 'conceptualizing ideas for graphics that convey key information; Candidates who possess in-depth knowledge of INGOs in addition to the characteristics mentioned above will be highly desirable. Illustrative technical areas include: health, nutrition. protection. education, livelihoods, WASH and similar sectors.
     
    Qualifications:
    Master's degree and equivalent experience in a related field required; Minimum 6 years, 2 years must be in writing and developing proposals in response to solicitations from donors; Exceptional conceptual. analytical, writing and editing skills, including knack for synthesizing large amounts of information into persuasive clear language and graphics; Proven success in working as part of large. multi-disciplinary teams in Nigeria and Members; Ability to consistently meet multiple deadlines;
    Excellent IT skills included.

    Method of Application

    Kindly send your C.V and qualifying statements on or before 31" March 2015 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.
    Please note that applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
     
    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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