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    Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

    We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

    We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

    Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

    Local Nutrition Consultant


    Assignment Purpose:

    To support implementation of the WINNN project at the LGA level by specifically focusing on facility and community-related activities

    Specific objectives:

    A. Support the LGA Nutrition Officer to deliver all outputs of the WINNN project at LGA level

    • Provide support to the LGA PHC department staff particularly the Local Nutrition focal person and the Health Educator to carry out programme activities
    • Ensure that all programme activities (including meetings and trainings) at local government level are well supported
    • Serve as an interface between the WINNN project and the local government authorities and community leaders by supporting the process of advocacy for nutrition
    • Support data management and reporting of WINNN activities at the LGA level

    B. Provide support for the implementation of WINNN’s community mobilisation strategy for CMAM and IYCF

    • Ensure that the process of recruiting and training community volunteers is supported, if relevant
    • Support the LGA health educator to carry out community engagement activities
    • Support the community volunteers in the delivery of their duties
    • Provide supportive supervision to all community volunteers in the LGA

    C. Assess and provide support for the implementation of the MNCHW campaign

    • Schedule monitoring visits to selected fixed posts during the exercise and make observations
    • Review the whole implementation process and document current working strategy vis-à-vis the national implementation strategy
    • Assess supply chain management of MNCHW commodities and supplies
    • Assess and track financial input from government and partners to measurable outcomes from the exercise
    • Support and provide appropriate strategies for social mobilization which LGA specific

    D. Assess and provide support for the post- implementation and review phase of the MNCHW exercise

    • Assess and support the data management and reporting process during and after the MNCHW
    • Attend and support the state-level MNCHW review and debriefing
    • Support the WINNN and SMoH teams to develop MNCHW reports

    E. Report

    • Submit monthly statistics and activity reports conducted during the month to the STA
    • Submit any ad-hoc reports of any activities supported or delegated
    • Give a detail reports on the activities of the community volunteers in the LGA

    Expected outputs:

    • End of consultancy report stating all activities carried and recommendations for the way forward
    • Documents and tools used such as supervision and monitoring checklists, minutes of meetings, statistics etc.

    Essential skills requirement:

    • · A qualification in Nursing and/ Midwifery or any related disciplines from one of Nigeria’s reputable Institutions
    • · A minimum of 5 years working experience in public health field and/ NGO setting
    • · Initiative and keen willingness to learn
    • · Organizational skills
    • · Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
    • · Written and oral communication skills (fluent Hausa and English)
    • · Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • · Willingness to work in remote locations and live in basic conditions
    • · Flexibility, team player and willingness to work extra hours when needed.

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Child Development Grant Program



    To lead the monitoring and evaluation of programme activities at state and LGA level for the new DFID-funded cash transfers programme, the Child Development Grant Programme. Ensure that all data collection, consolidation and documentation are conducted in a timely manner and consistent with DFID requirements and Save the Children guidelines and best practice.


    • Based on the project proposal, implementation plan, and donor reporting requirements, support the M&E and VFM Advisor in the development and implementation a system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts
    • Ensure an effective roll-out of M&E collection and reporting systems at the LGA level through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed
    • Conduct training for project staff on M&E in line with identified capacity needs and provide ongoing mentoring support
    • Coordinate with the DFID-contracted Evaluation Team for conducting of activities at state and LGA level
    • Work with LGA teams to establish reporting processes to ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner
    • Lead on compilation of regular monthly and quarterly state level reports using data provided by LGA teams and ensure cross checking of data
    • Compile case studies and lessons learned reports on a regular basis to share with wider programme and inform improvements in programme quality and delivery
    • Support creation of a system for ensuring that information obtained is also shared with communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
    • Ensure beneficiary accountability mechanism is logging and addressing complaints in a timely fashion. Ensure programme managers are aware of delays in acting on any complaints or information requests
    • Support coordination of overall project review and evaluation activities as required. This includes working with the independent Evaluation Team to coordinate mid-term and final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews as required
    • Contribute to regular reviews of the M&E system itself, making improvements as needed and recommended, in consultation with managers, staff, and partners
    • Analyse information about the programme and make recommendations for improvement
    • Ensure key lessons and challenges are documented and shared with staff and partners
    • Identify the need for additional technical support to ensure effective programme delivery at state and LGA level and coordinate the allocation of that support

    Essential Qualifications

    • Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
    • 3 years of direct experience of monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: health, HIV, nutrition and/ or economics.
    • Strong analytical skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning. Demonstrated ability to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and evaluation.
    • Good understanding of media and communications.
    • Computer literate.
    • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
    • Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.
    • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable workplans and evaluate progress.
    • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal). The ability to analyse complex data and summarise it for a range of different audiences.
    • Experience of working within budget constraints.
    • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).
    • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
    • Good understanding of Hausa Language.


    • Professional qualification at postgraduate level or equivalent in nutrition, health economics or epidemiology
    • Experience of qualitative research techniques
    • Experience in international development

    Method of Application

    To apply for this Consultancy kindly send your Proposals, C.V and qualifying statements to: on or before August 14, 2015explaining 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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