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  • Posted on: 21 April, 2015 Deadline: 6 May, 2015
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    Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children working in over 120 countries worldwide to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children has been active in Nigeria since 2001 with a programme of work that is spread over 20 States reaching an estimated 25million beneficiaries directly and indirectly with core thematic work in education, child protection, hunger and livelihoods, child rights governance, health and nutrition.

    Our work seeks to put into practice our theory of change through a combination of advocacy and campaigning for better practices and policies to fulfil children’s rights and to ensure their voices are heard, by building partnerships with others including governments, civil society organisations, communities and children to share knowledge and influence others, by scaling up our interventions based on best practice and by developing evidence-based, proven examples of what works to bring about lasting solutions to the problems children face in their lives.

    Chief of Party (COP) for Stop Diarrhea Program



    The incumbent will provide strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the administrative, programmatic, technical, research and operational aspects of the Project. S/he oversees the day-to-day work of the project and is responsible for the effective use and deployment of staff and financial resources to achieve project targets. The COP is accountable for all aspects of the Project’s effective management, including financial and budgetary oversight, timely implementation of activities, and stakeholder relationship management. S/he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the donor, Government agencies, and other programs operating in Lagos.


    Proven track record for achieving expected results on projects in developing countries; demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities; advanced degree (MD, MPH, PhD) in public health or related field with 10 years’ experience working in developing countries in the health sector and successfully managing a high-pace multi-disciplinary team to achieve development results. Required demonstrated capabilities in community-based approaches, with at least seven (7) years of experience within the capacity as mid-level or senior staff in at least four of the following areas: Diarrhea prevention and treatment; social and behavioral change; child protection; quality improvement/quality assurance; and civil society capacity building; Strong understanding of key principles of advocacy, MEAL, child participation and accountability; Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, mentor and direct staff while creating a positive team environment; Ability to present results and products to the donor and other key stakeholders; excellent English writing skills.

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    Senior Child Health Advisor



    The Child health adviser will take the lead in conducting situation analysis, project design, fund raising and project implementation. The job holder will work with the Head of Health and Child survival and ensures the integration of child health to other components of the Health and Nutrition Portfolio in Nigeria. He/She will provide technical leadership in the area existing child health projects in country (Core Group Partners Project and Stop Diarrhoea Initiative) while coordinating with other partners/agencies involved in child health activities such as UNICEF, WHO USAID, WHO,DFID and World Vision.


    Minimum of a Bachelors degree in health with 7 years experience in related field or a Postgraduate qualification in Public Health with a minimum of 4 years experience in related filed is essential; essential: basic clinical and public health qualifications, at least 5 yrs health programme management experience with I/NGO in Nigeria, very good understanding of national health policies and strategies, programmes and stakeholders on Child Health, child survival issues and common childhood illnesses, childhood immunizations and immunizations programming/ coverage issues in Nigeria. Desirable: clinical experience in Paediatrics or Community Paediatrics, Master trainer/ ToT on IMI and CCM, and analytical & research skills, experience in conducting health systems research, ability to analyze data using SPSS/ EPInfo/ STATA etc. The incumbent must be able to: work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team; committed to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches; Desired Skills: planning, organising, interpersonal relationship, oral and written communication, facilitation and presentation skills; Sound computer literacy – MS Office applications.

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    Finance Manager – Accounting & Reporting



    The Finance Manager will support and strengthen the integrity of finance systems, ensure smooth financial operations for supporting programme work and responsibility for updating and generating timely financial information to management and other levels within the managing member and participating members. They will ensure smooth, effective and efficient operational finance support to the country and field offices.


    Professional qualifications in Accounting (ACA, CNA, CPA, ACCA) and/or a degree in Accounting; At least five year’s INGOs managerial experience especially in complex budget setting (in excess of $30 m), monitoring and financial accounting; Proven experience to help facilitate a smooth audit process and work efficiently with external auditors; Proven skills on managing changes, achieving results, ensuring quality, team building and capacity building. Strong computer skills, especially in computerised accounting packages such as AGRESSO; Ability and willingness to work under pressure as part of a professional team; Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills; Willingness to travel to field offices regularly; Experience of working in a busy INGO environment preferably outside of own country; Prior work experience in a high-profile crisis or conflict setting

    Method of Application

    Kindly send your CV and Qualifying statements to: on or before May 5th, 2015 explaining why you are suitable for the position you are applying for. 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.

    Please note that applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    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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