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Introduction to Save the Children and Project Background
Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001, especially in the Northern Nigeria. We work closely with the government in Nigeria at national, state and local level in improving the lives of children in Nigeria with interventions spanning from WASH, child health, advocacy, Campaign & community mobilisation, Nutrition, Education etc. Our activities in Lagos-State started in 2013 with Saving New-born Lives project in Agege, Ifako-Ijaiye, & Ikeja, Post 2015’ Right to Learn and School Health and Nutrition in Lagos Island. Stop Diarrhoea Initiatives project is an initiative supported by Reckitt Benckiser aimed at contributing to a two third reduction in diarrhoea-related deaths among children under the age of five in Somolu, Lagos State, Nigeria. It is a community based and community driven intervention.
Scope of the Training Consultancy
The training will focus on delivering high quality trainings for health workers on the National IMCI Manual. This training will be for 60 participants in two batches of thirty each and would span for six days each. The participants are as follows: Therefore, consultant will lead 4 other resource persons with support for Save the Children’s IYCF officer to conduct all the training.
Key responsibilities and Duties
Education and qualifications for the Lead facilitator
• Post -graduate degree in public health.
• At least 5 years’ experience in field work and coordination with international agencies and organisation in the field of child health intervention. • A Certified IMCI Trainer with past experience in leading IMCI trainings • Experience in provision of training is compulsory. • Experience and knowledge in conducting trainings or working in Lagos state is required.
Managerial and organizational Skills
• Good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to facilitate training to staff with low capacity level and ensure the information has been transmitted. • Able to deliver quality with a multidisciplinary team of nutrition practitioners. • Good written and oral presentation skills. • Must be able to work in respect of deadlines. • Must be able to organize and plan training.
• Strong capacity for training, specifically in the domain of IMCI • Good understanding of IMCI programming in general. • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of Yoruba Language is an asset.
All applicants should send a C.V., a list of reports or publications that are similar in nature, and a covering letter with a 500-word statement explaining their suitability for the task. In addition, candidates should send an electronic version of a relevant report written in English in which the candidate was a sole author.
Deadline for submissions is September 9th 2015.All communications relevant to this advert should be directed to: Nigeria.ProgramsVacancy@savethechildren.org