• Several Job Opportunities at Save the Children

  • Posted on: 12 August, 2015 Deadline: 25 August, 2015
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  • Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.

    Director, Human Resources and Administration

     

    As a member of the Nigeria Senior Management Team (SMT) the Director of HR& Administration shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office (CO). He/she is accountable to the Country Director for government relationships and the provision of effective HR and administrative services in both emergencies and development programming contexts.

    KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

    As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to:

    • Leadership of the Nigeria Country Office
    • Support the development of an organizational culture that reflects our values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors
    • Help design and implement a coherent organizational structure that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to program needs
    • Help establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with: host government authorities, partner agencies including humanitarian and development donors, and local and international NGOs
    • Ensure the Nigeria Country Office complies with all Save the Children strategy, policies and procedures, essential standards, legal context.

    Human Resources

    • Develop a best practice HR strategy for the country office: reward, resourcing, employee relations/engagement, talent and performance management, and learning & development, using SCI systems and tools.
    • Ensure appropriate recruitment, retention and succession of staff relevant for both development and emergencies, and career development for staff.
    • Ensure that the reward policies are cost effective, competitive, equitable and implemented effectively. Conduct regular reward reviews using Birches data, and use the analysis to develop and implement employee benefit schemes and insurance packages, to ensure best practice arrangements are in place.
    • Lead long range people forecasting & HR planning for the country office.
    • Partner with the program teams to ensure that adequate HR inputs are provided and incorporated during development and implementation of all projects/programs.
    • Supervise the HR function to ensure that advice and support is provided to managers and staff on interpretation and application of policies and procedures and on other HR related matters.
    • Supervise the development and implementation HR practices and processes to meet the evolving needs of the organization to deliver full spectrum programs
    • Ensure appropriate and adequate emergency HR procedures are detailed in the Country Office Emergency Preparedness Plan in order to enable rapid scale up. Facilitate the HR aspects (such as deployment mechanisms) of the Country's Emergency Response Team
    • Monitor and advise on disciplinary matters in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    • Mediate conflict, grievances and harassment cases.
    • Ensure that staff and Save the Children Associates are aware of and adhere to the Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding Policies, Safety and Security policies and procedures.
    • Manage relations with the Staff association and representatives

    Administration

    • Supervise administrative function to ensure the smooth running of the CO,
    • Ensure that all CO activities and staff comply with the Nigeria legal requirements
    • Liaise and maintain documentation on relationships, registration agreements with governments agencies
    • Ensure documentation system is monitored in the country office with assorted policies and guidelines
    • Ensure adequate insurance cover and keep up to date with suitability and types of cover available.

    Facilities Management

    • Oversee the use and the overall maintenance of the residence / office premises, facilities assets and equipment (physical work environment) and ensure that these are secure and efficiently utilized
    • Review and annually update all contracts and leases
    • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations
    • Ensure adequate security for office premises and property
    • Oversee the annual preparation of the renewal of licenses and permits.
    • Provide logistical support to guests, visitors including partner organizations involved in SC activities.
    • Support field office facilities management – ensure there are mechanisms in place to support sub-office issues

    Staff Management, Mentoring, and Development

    • Ensure appropriate staffing and organization of workload within Human Resources and Administration
    • Performance manage Manage the HR/Administration teams;
    • Ensure the recruitment, coaching, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff

    KEY COMPETENCIES

    Leading and inspiring others:

    • Creates and engages others in a shared vision and strategy that will deliver more for children
    • Acts with integrity and walks away from major opportunities if these are not aligned to the organization's values
    • Inspires people to reach the highest standards of performance and a sense of pride in belonging to the organization

    Delivering results :

    • Aligns ideas and solutions to strategic imperatives to support delivery of our long-term strategic objectives
    • Helps others to navigate the organization and assists them in developing and delivering on their strategic plans
    • Pursues opportunities; managing risks and uncertainty to enable the organization to deliver more for children
    • Builds a culture of quality and focuses on on-going performance improvement
    • Provides resources and removes obstacles to support cross-organizational and geographically dispersed teams

    Developing self and others :

    • Creates and enables a learning culture with measures and processes that support the development of staff
    • Takes personal accountability to build organizational capabilities to meet current and future challenges
    • Ensures that developmental opportunities, resources and time are available and provided equitably to all

    Problem solving and decision making :

    • Identifies and addresses root causes of long-term problems facing the organization
    • Brings in external perspective to ensure strategic decision making remains relevant and future focused
    • Provides a strategic framework to support decision making across the organization
    • Explores and analyses external trends and their potential impact on strategic choices
    • Takes calculated risks and has the courage to stand by decisions despite resistance

    Innovating and adapting :

    • Promotes a culture and work environment to test new ideas, takes risks and learns from failures
    • Sponsors initiatives to ensure that people, processes and technology create an agile organisation, responding quickly to external events

    Applying technical and professional expertise :

    • Sets and drives standards for the organization to deliver better quality outcomes for children
    • Reviews the external environment to lead improvement in standards
    • Aligns technical and professional standards to support our strategy

    Working effectively with others :

    • Creates an environment which promotes diversity and does not tolerate discrimination

    Networking :

    • Role models transparency and openness when engaging with others
    • Gathers intelligence from external networks to influence the medium and longer term impact of our work with children.
    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
    • Masters and/or postgraduate specialization in Human Resources or Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Human Resources
    • Recommended a minimum of 10 years of management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience in the development of strategic and operational support services plans and their implementation in a professional work environment over a sustained period of time
    • Ability to plan and organize a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and emergency contexts
    • Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of HR within the program and ensuring the most effective support to line management Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
    • Experience in capacity building and setting frameworks for staff development;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate skills in leading a multi- disciplined team through a period of change
    • Analytical, decision making and strategic planning skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities
    • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff
    • Competent level skills in HRIS, IT applications, particularly MS Office
    • A commitment to the values and principles of Save the Children
    • Experience of exposure to developing countries and Nigeria will be an asset

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    Technical Director - Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health

     

    Save the Children seeks a Technical Director for an upcoming USAID-funded health program in Nigeria. The program will focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and nutrition and will be implemented at least initially in northern Nigeria. The Technical Director, in close collaboration with the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party, will provide overall technical leadership to the program. This is a senior leadership position and the successful candidate will serve on the project senior management team.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide technical leadership for all RMNCH and nutrition activities in project states, working with state and Local Government Area (LGA) MOH leadership to ensure high quality, evidence‐based approaches and effective implementation to increase access to, use, and quality of services at the facility and community levels.
    • Lead and contribute to the development of project work plans/implementation plans.
    • Support the development and strengthening and implementation of state and LGA RMNCH and nutrition strategic and annual plans.
    • Facilitate linkages and foster collaboration and coordination with key stakeholders, including relevant national, state, and local government authorities, NGO partners and civil society organizations involved in RMNCH, and communities.
    • Ensure compliance with programmatic targets and deliverables and together with the State Health Commissioners co-lead regular reviews of program progress against objectives.
    • Contribute to the development of evidence‐based training materials and standards, supportive supervision materials and approaches, job aids, and other systems and tools.
    • Conduct regular field visits in collaboration with key national, state, and LGA MOH stakeholders and facilitate follow up on recommendations.
    • Liaise with relevant MOH departments at national level and work together with state and LGA stakeholders to assess progress, challenges, and to identify practical solutions.
    • Assist with coordinating technical and program input from short term technical assistance providers and/or consultants as needed.
    • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of program activities in collaboration with project, state and LGA M&E staff.
    • Liaise with relevant FMOH and Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) focal persons and participate in selected national forum and technical working groups.
    • Assist the COP and DCOP with development of and finalization of all reports.
    • Ensure appropriate training and capacity building of all program staff at field level; mentor and supervise project staff.
    • Regularly engage in meetings with other NGOs to ensure a culture of learning across agencies as well as to strengthen networking efforts.

    Qualifications:

    • Clinical background in medicine or nursing and a Master’s Degree in public health or a related field.
    • At least 10 years of experience in public health, with at least seven in a senior management position.
    • Expertise in multiple technical areas highly desired, including family planning and reproductive health, maternal health, newborn health, child health, malaria, and nutrition.
    • Proven senior expertise in developing and implementing effective partnerships with partners, local government entities, other NGOs, and USAID.
    • Knowledge and proven experience in strategy development, staff oversight, program administration, contractual compliance, and financial management of large health programs.
    • Prior experience working with Nigeria’s public health system.
    • Prior experience working with USAID funded projects.
    • Demonstrated leadership, management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with a range of key stakeholders, including national and local officials, public, private and civil society partners, and communities.
    • Strong training, mentoring, coaching and interpersonal skills.
    • Computer literacy in the following: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
    • Fluency in English required and fluency in Hausa preferred.
    • Willingness to travel extensively, and potentially live in northern Nigeria.

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    Senior Advisor, Child Health - Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health

     

    Save the Children seeks a Senior Advisor, Child Health for an upcoming USAID-funded health program in Nigeria. The program will focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and nutrition and will be implemented at least initially in northern Nigeria.

    The Senior Advisor, in collaboration with state and Local Government Area (LGA) Ministry of Health (MOH) leadership and the RMNCH team, will provide strategic direction and technical management for the planning and implementation of child health interventions at the facility and community level in project states.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide programmatic leadership and guide priority setting for child health interventions in project states in collaboration with state and LGA MOH leadership and the project RMNCH team.
    • Ensure that project, state, and LGA child health interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, responsive to needs at both the facility and community level, and aligned with national policies and strategies.
    • Develop implementation plan and annual and quarterly work plans in collaboration with the Technical Director and RMNCH team.
    • Strengthen or contribute to the development of state and LGA annual and quarterly implementation plans in partnership with state and LGA MOH leaders and in collaboration with the Project Technical Director and RMNCH team
    • Assist in state and LGA assessment of training needs and together with MOH staff provide technical support and oversight to child health services, including trainings and follow-up supportive supervision.
    • Work with partners and state and LGA MOH and the project team to monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of child health interventions.
    • Liaise with relevant FMOH and Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) focal persons and participate in selected national forum and technical working groups.
    • Mentor project and state and LGA staff as may be needed.
    • Guide the analysis, synthesis, lessons learned, and reporting of child health outputs and results in close collaboration with the state, LGA and project M&E team, and incorporation into quality improvement processes and other ongoing project tasks.

    Qualifications:

    • Medical doctor with an advanced degree in public health, international development, or related field preferred.
    • At least 10 years of direct experience in child health program planning, implementation and evaluation, including immunization, malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia, IMCI, ICCM, micronutrients and nutrition.
    • Prior experience working with Nigeria’s public health system.
    • Prior experience working with USAID funded projects highly preferred.
    • Demonstrated management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with a range of key stakeholders, including national and local officials, public, private and civil society partners, and communities.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse team.
    • Strong training, mentoring, coaching and interpersonal skills, including supportive supervision
    • Computer literacy in the following: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Fluency in English required; fluency in Hausa preferred.
    • Willingness to travel extensively, and potentially live in northern Nigeria.

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    Senior Advisor, Newborn Health - Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health

     

    Save the Children seeks a Senior Advisor, Newborn Health for an upcoming USAID-funded health program in Nigeria. The program will focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and nutrition and will be implemented at least initially in northern Nigeria.

    The Senior Advisor, in collaboration with state and Local Government Area (LGA) Ministry of Health (MOH) leadership and the RMNCH team, will provide strategic direction and technical management for the planning and implementation of newborn health interventions at the facility and community level in project states.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide programmatic leadership and guide priority setting for newborn health interventions in project states in collaboration with state and LGA MOH leadership and the project RMNCH team.
    • Ensure that project, state, and LGA newborn interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, integrated with maternal care and PMTCT, responsive to needs at both the facility and community level, and aligned with national policies and strategies.
    • Develop implementation plan and annual and quarterly work plans in collaboration with the Technical Director and RMNCH team.
    • Strengthen or contribute to the development of state and LGA annual and quarterly implementation plans in partnership with state and LGA MOH leaders and in collaboration with the Project Technical Director and RMNCH team.
    • Assist in state and LGA assessment of training needs and together with MOH staff provide technical support and oversight to newborn health service provision including trainings and follow-up supportive supervision.
    • Liaise with relevant FMOH and Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) focal persons and participate in selected national forum and technical working groups.
    • Mentor project and state and LGA staff as appropriate.
    • Guide the analysis, synthesis, lessons learned, and reporting of newborn health outputs and results in close collaboration with the state, LGA and project M&E team, and incorporation into quality improvement processes and other ongoing project tasks.

    Qualifications:

    • Neonatologist, pediatrician, medical doctor, or midwife with a master’s degree in public health or a similar field.
    • At least 10 years of direct experience in newborn health policy development, program planning, implementation and evaluation.
    • Prior experience working with Nigeria’s public health system.
    • Prior experience working with USAID funded projects highly preferred.
    • Demonstrated management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with a range of key stakeholders, including national and local officials, public, private and civil society partners, and communities.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse team.
    • Strong training, mentoring, coaching and interpersonal skills, including supportive supervision.
    • Computer literacy in the following: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
    • Fluency in English required; fluency in Hausa preferred.
    • Willingness to travel extensively, and potentially live in northern Nigeria.

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    Senior Advisor, Nutrition - Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health

     

    Save the Children seeks a Senior Advisor, Nutrition for an upcoming USAID-funded health program in Nigeria. The program will focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and nutrition and will be implemented at least initially in northern Nigeria.

    The Senior Advisor, in collaboration with state and Local Government Area (LGA) Ministry of Health (MOH) leadership and the RMNCH team, will provide strategic direction and technical management for the planning and implementation of facility and community-based nutrition interventions in project states.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide programmatic leadership and guide priority setting for nutrition interventions in collaboration with the state and LGA MOH and the project RMNCH team.
    • Ensure that project, state, and LGA nutrition interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, responsive to needs at both the facility and community level, and aligned with national policies and strategies. Provide assistance to the state and LGA MOH in operationalizing and implementing national nutrition policies and strategies.
    • Coordinate closely with the SBCC/CM team to lead the development of evidence-based and behavior-centered nutrition SBCC tools and materials.
    • Develop implementation plan and annual and quarterly work plans in collaboration with the Technical Director and RMNCH team.
    • Collaborate with state and LGA MOH to review/develop and strengthen the nutrition component of their RMNCHN plans.
    • Assist in state and LGA assessment of training needs and together with MOH staff provide technical support and oversight to nutrition service provision including trainings and follow-up supportive supervision.
    • Mentor project staff and state and LGA staff as may be needed.
    • Liaise with relevant FMOH and Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) focal persons and participate in selected national forum and technical working groups.
    • Guide the analysis, synthesis, lessons learned, and reporting of nutrition program outputs and results in close collaboration with the M&E team, and incorporation into quality improvement processes and other ongoing project tasks.

    Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in nutrition or related field.
    • At least 10 years of direct experience in nutrition policy development, program planning, implementation and evaluation, including programs with a strong nutrition behavior change component.
    • Demonstrated skills in designing and implementing programs that deliver nutrition services, including the prevention and management of acute and chronic malnutrition.
    • Prior experience working with Nigeria’s public health system.
    • Prior experience working with USAID funded projects highly preferred.
    • Demonstrated management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with a range of key stakeholders, including national and local officials, public, private and civil society partners, and communities.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse team.
    • Strong training, mentoring, coaching and interpersonal skills, including supportive supervision.
    • Computer literacy in the following: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
    • Fluency in English required; fluency in Hausa preferred.
    • Willingness to travel extensively, and potentially live in northern Nigeria.

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    Senior Adviser, Community Mobilization - Reproductive Maternal Neonal and Child Health

     

    Save the Children seeks a Senior Adviser, Community Mobilization for an upcoming USAID-funded health program in Nigeria. The program will focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) and nutrition and will be implemented at least initially in northern Nigeria.

    The Senior Adviser, in close collaboration with the project team, state and LGA MOH and other relevant ministry staff, will provide technical leadership and coordination to community mobilization activities in project states to improve provider-client interaction, RMNCH behaviors, care-seeking, and strengthen community led initiatives to improve health.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work collaboratively as a member of the RMNCH team to facilitate the revision/development of state strategies and methodologies for targeted, focused, and culturally and contextually tailored RMNCH and nutrition community mobilization and advocacy initiatives and contribute to social and behavior change communication (SBCC) approaches and strategies.
    • Develop implementation plan and annual and quarterly work plans in collaboration with the Technical Director and RMNCH team.
    • Facilitate the development or revision of state and LGA strategies and annual and quarterly implementation plans in collaboration with relevant state and LGA MOH and RMNCH project staff.
    • Assist in the assessment of existing state and LGA community mobilization and SBCC structures to identify needs and provide appropriate technical support including targeted training and follow-up.
    • Lead and support partners and state and LGA counterparts to strengthen community capacity and communication channels for improved RMNCH behaviors and service demand in communities.
    • Work with partners and state and LGA MOH and the project team to monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of community mobilization activities.
    • Mentor partner, state and LGA MOH and other ministries staff as appropriate.
    • Guide the analysis, synthesis, lessons learned, and reporting of community mobilization outputs and results in close collaboration with the state, LGA and project M&E team, and incorporation into quality improvement processes and other ongoing project tasks.
    • Co-lead with state MOH counterpart periodic reviews of community mobilization components of the project
    • Liaise with relevant FMOH, Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), and other relevant ministries focal persons and participate in selected national forum and technical working groups.

    Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in public health, health development, or social sciences.
    • At least 10 years of experience in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community mobilization and SBCC programs.
    • Prior experience working with Nigeria’s public health system.
    • Prior experience working with USAID funded projects highly preferred.
    • Demonstrated management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with and collaborate with a range of key stakeholders, including national and local officials, public, private and civil society partners, and communities.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse team.
    • Strong training, mentoring, coaching and interpersonal skills, including supportive supervision.
    • Computer literacy in the following: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
    • Fluency in English required; fluency in Hausa preferred.
    • Willingness to travel extensively, and potentially live in northern Nigeria.

    Method of Application

    To apply for any of these positions kindly send your C.V and qualifying statements to: Nigeria.OperationsVacancy@savethechildren.org on or before August 25, 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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