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    Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. Please give monthly and support our mission.
    Save the Children is working to strengthen health systems and support maternal and child health in four northern states. Much work needs to be done for Nigeria to deliver its promises on Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (which aim to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health) before 2015.

    Procurement & Supply Chain Manager


    Job Description

    • The Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) Manager is a key position in the Logistics Department, reporting to the Country Logistics Manager.
    • S/he is responsible for procurement and stock management and coordination with the International Procurement Unit.
    • S/he will have the task to set up and manage the Abuja Procurement Unit under the supervision of the Country Logistics manager.
    • S/he ensures that SCI policies and procedures are fully implemented, will set up and strengthen internal control mechanisms and provide capacity building to field and coordination staff to ensure compliance to SCI and donor standards.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Ensure that all procurements are compliant to SCI and donor standards, and that policies and procedures are institutionalized at all levels
    • Set up and manage a country procurement unit in Abuja that will serve as procurement Hub
    • Ensure that internal control mechanism are in place and followed
    • Develop Strategic and tactical procurement in Nigeria Country Office to avoid ad hoc procurement and to have a pro-active procurement department anticipating needs and consolidating purchases via contracting strategy or bulk purchases.
    • Put in place framework agreements and / or Preferred Supplier Lists for key purchases
    • Run periodically market surveys and market analysis to monitor the prices and availability of key items.
    • Capacity building of field and coordination staff on procurement and stock management
    • Coordinate with field offices to ensure the regular and timely shipment of required supplies; coordinate with pharmacist to put in place medical delivery schedule
    • Coordinate with IPU for international orders, ensuring that orders are placed in a timely manner, discrepancies are proactively resolved, and invoices paid during project period
    • Coordinate customs processes for international purchases
    • Oversee stock management is done accordingly to SCI standards and support bases proper TIM implementation and usage.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Relevant Degree and Post-Graduate qualifications
    • Demonstrated minimum of 5 years’ experience in logistics management and especially in procurement
    • Experienced in running complex procurement procedures and in contract negotiation
    • Previous experience in service subcontracting for financial services such as cash distributions and e-vouchers will be considered an advantage
    • Experienced in running market surveys and market analysis
    • Previous experience with humanitarian assistance and / or with international organizations in Nigeria and / or the region;
    • Problem-solving ability (Proven analytical skills in isolating priorities and tackling them);
    • Capacity to maintain documentation and archiving system transparent;
    • Very good computer skills, especially on Microsoft Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint;
    • Ability to work in an multicultural environment, to communicate clearly and work under pressure;
    • Ability to work independently, sense of responsibility;
    • Commitment to the values and principles of SCI;
    • Ability to pay support visits on the field in isolated areas;
    • Fluent in  English
    • Demonstrate leadership and integrity.
    • Strong ethical standards, motivated to promote effective, efficient and transparent procurement function.

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    Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Advisor


    The Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Advisor will provide leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring of all ASRH interventions and activities under Maternal and Child Survival Programme (MCSP) in Nigeria. S/he will focus on improving the quality of health services for adolescents and young mothers/parents at the facility-level to receive the knowledge, skills and services they need to delay early childbearing and/or care for a healthy pregnancy, care during birth and postpartum period, practicing healthy timing and spacing of subsequent pregnancies. The ASRH Advisor will work under the direction of Save the Children’s Head of Health, but will work more closely with the MCSP Nigeria Senior Family Planning Advisor at the MCSP Headquarters office in Abuja.


    Programme development and implementation

    • With the direction of relevant thematic leads, s/he will support the development of concept notes, work plans, budgets and other related activities of ASRH within the programme in liaison with the Senior Family Planning Advisor in MCSP
    • S/he will be responsible for the timely implementation of all ASRH-related work at the 2 implementing states of Kogi and Ebonyi
    • Ensure all ASRH plans and activities are properly coordinated with the MCSP State teams and staff.
    • Lead the implementation of all ASRH activities and interventions under MCSP in target pilot facilities:
      • Conduct trainings on ASRH to target health providers and partners towards improving the quality of health facility services to adolescents (Use of the Age & Life-stage Counselling Tools, Youth-Friendly Health Services, Family Planning/PPFP & HTSP, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Organizing Young Mothers’ Support groups, others)
      • Implement the Mothers support group series of activities of the Adolescent First-time mothers/parents intervention
    • Develop and adapt all relevant ASRH IEC materials for the pilot facilities as well as ensure re-printing of important ASRH publications for dissemination to stakeholders/ partners (the Age & Life-stage Counselling Tools, the Nigeria National Adolescent & Youth friendly Job Aids and Cue cards, First-time Mothers/Parents curriculum for Mothers support group, others)
    • Coordinate closely with the MCSP Senior FP Advisor and the MCSP M&E Advisor on undertaking the Formative Assessment on Adolescent First-time parents as integrated into the broader FP & Gender Assessment
    • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation, and documentation of ASRH interventions and activities are carried out and reported to MCSP and SCI on a timely basis.
    • Liaise regularly with the Save the Children team in Nigeria and with Save the Children’s MCSP team based at headquarters, including technical, program and finance and awards management staff

    Advocacy and Coordination

    S/he will take a lead on networking, advocacy work and strengthening linkages/coordinating with relevant stakeholders and government agencies (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Youth and Development, Health providers and staff in the 4 pilot health facilities as well as their Local Government Authorities (LGAs), other NGOs implementing ASRH activities) thereby mobilizing partners and stakeholders in the establishment of technical working groups for ASRH at both Federal and State levels.



    • A Master’s degree in public health or a related field
    • At least five years of experiences in ASRH and family planning in developing countries;
    • Experience in monitoring programs and participating in evaluation.
    • Knowledge of the Nigerian health system with in depth familiarity and knowledge about ASRH in country activities
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting with minimal supervision
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to travel within the country


    • Fluency in English and any one of Hausa, Ibo or Yoruba, knowledge of related languages an added asset

    Method of Application

    To apply for the position, visit Save The Children Career Page on Simplicant

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