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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.

    In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.

    We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

    Humanitarian Deputy Operations Manager

     

    Job Role

    • The Humanitarian Deputy Operations Manager  is responsible for managing the strategic design and modification of the ECHO project. The post-holder will develop the response strategy and identification of the necessary resources for the response.
    • The Humanitarian Deputy Operations Manager  will establish working relations with other agencies, looking for opportunities for partnership and harmonisation of approach and with donors to ensure resources are made available to the response
    • The Humanitarian Deputy Operations Manager  will support Field Manager (FM) to negotiate the positioning of the humanitarian response within the state response and NE.
    • They will both ensure that all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies are in place.
    • The post holder will play a strategic role in defining the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency programmes to maximise impact and enable positive change for children.

    Main Responsibilities
    Programme Support:

    • Support the FM to provide oversight to the humanitarian response within the state .
    • Ensure the project grant contributes to the achievement of the response strategy ensuring strict compliance of programme activities with Save the Children national and global policies and procedures and with relevant donor regulations and agreements, SPHERE guidelines and the NGO code of conduct.
    • Lead on ECHO strategic planning, action plans, and monitoring to ensure an effective emergency response and a smooth transition to recovery phase
    • In coordination with the DTL and TAs, ensure the preparation of timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
    • Establish project monitoring plans and systems at the state level for identifying and tracking the indicators and develop processes/procedures and forms to support monitoring and inform learning.
    • Oversee effective establishment of a functioning logistics systems to procure, store and distribute stock, supplies and services for the timely delivery of project objectives at national level
    • Ensure integration of the three sector activities milestones and develop comprehensive integrated work plans

    Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

    • As directed by the FM represent Save the Children’s humanitarian response on a state, level to donors, and members of the humanitarian community.
    • Help shape broader sector strategies through influence of and leadership within sector coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed
    • Establish systems for communication with local Government partners, relevant line departments and community representations in the project area(s).
    • Providing roving support in the NE towards strengthening partner capacity for Humanitarian leadership and implementation support.
    • Support the FM to ensure the implementation of Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child rights and safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies

    Qualifications and Experiences
    Essential:

    • Extensive experience of working within a senior management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
    • Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale first phase emergency response is essential
    • Education: MA / MSc level (or equivalent field experience)
    • Senior management experience of multi-national, multi-sector team at a Country Director level.
    • Multi-site security management in insecure environments
    • Experience of national level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
    • Experience of national media representation and advocacy
    • Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability systems in large complex programmes
    • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
    • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
    • A high level of written and spoken English
    • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
    • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

    Desirable:

    • Fluent in English and Hausa

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    Consultant - Terms of Reference for Development of Nutrition Operational Plans in WINNN Implementing Local Government Areas in Kebbi and Katsina State

     

    Rationale for Local Operational Plan

    • In the last three years, nutrition has received increased attention in Nigeria. The Nutrition Strategic plan of action (NSPAN) was reviewed and updated in 2015. The Nutrition strategic plan of action provides an overview of the priority nutrition interventions and strategic direction for nutrition in the health sector.
    • It consolidates and builds upon various health sector strategies and effort such as the National Strategic Health Development Plans 2010-2015 and the Saving One million lives Initiative.
    • At the federal level, Nigeria has developed several policies and action plans to address the issue of malnutrition with the overall goal of improving the nutritional status of all Nigerians. Some of these documents include: National Policy on Food and Nutrition in Nigeria (2001); National Plan of Action on Food and Nutrition in Nigeria (2004); and the National Policy on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Nigeria (2011).
    • The National Policy on Food and Nutrition in Nigeria sets specific targets, which include reduction of severe and moderate malnutrition among children under five by 30% by 2010, and reduction of micronutrient deficiencies (principally of vitamin A, iodine and iron) by 50% by 2010.
    • The plan of action sets specific targets for the reduction of stunting by 20% among children under five by 2018 and the reduction of low birth weight by 15% by 2018. 
    • The NSPAN prioritizes key high impact-low cost interventions such as community management of acute malnutrition, Infant and Young Child Feeding Programs   and Micro Nutrient Deficiency that will have a significant impact on nutrition outcomes.
    • Anecdotal evidence in Nigeria has shown that most policies in Nigeria remain at the level of adoption as there is a general lack of framework for policy implementation and monitoring at both state and local government levels.It is against the backdrop of the above that WINNN will be supporting LGAs to operationalize and domesticate state  nutrition policies and strategic plans by developing 5 years LGA specific plans.
    • The purpose of the consultancy is to support local government  to develop 5 years nutrition strategic plan.
    • Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) is a 6-year project funded by DFID, which started in September 2011.
    • The overall objective of the project is to reduce mortality through decreasing the incidence and prevalence of under nutrition in Nigeria with focus on Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Yobe and Zamfara States.
    • The programme is implemented by a partnership that includes UNICEF, Save the Children and Action against Hunger (ACF).
    • The overall object of the WINNN programme is to build the capacity of the state and LGAs to implement nutrition interventions as routine services through existing PHC structures and to use evidence-based advocacy to improve political commitment to and government funding for nutrition interventions.

    Consultants Duties and Responsibilities

    • Under overall supervision of Nutrition Advocacy Advisor, the consultant will be responsible for formulating and facilitating the development of the local government nutrition operational plan for 3 LGAs in Kebbi and Katsina states.
    • The consultant will work in close collaboration with project team in the states, Government counterparts i.e State Nutrition Officer, the State Committee for Food& Nutrition  and Federal/State Government agencies as well as UNICEF

    Tasks

    • Conduct  a review of the National Nutrition Policies  and strategic Plans
    • Facilitate a five -day stakeholder meetings with LGA officials from the 3 implementing  LGAs in each of the targeted states (Kebbi & Katsina) to domesticate and cost LGA level Nutrition plans of action
    • Facilitate a five -day stakeholder meetings with LGA officials from the 5 LGAs in each Katsina and Kebbi  to develop a costed  LGA Nutrition strategic plan of action
    • Support local government  finalize  a costed plan of action in collaboration with Nutrition Partners in the local government

    Expected Deliverables:

    • Consultancy implementation workplan and TOR/agenda for workshops
    • Inception report documenting findings from the desk review
    • A costed Strategic Plan for LGAs (WINNN LGAs in Katsina and Kebbi)  One plan for each of the LGAs .
    • Detailed report of the process

    Key Competencies

    • At least 7years working experience in International development
    • Post Graduate degree in Health, Nutrition or social sciences.
    • Good research methods and analytical skills.
    • Evidence of similar work done (This should be submitted with the proposal/application).
    • Working Knowledge of the Hausa Language.

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    Logistics Officer

     

    Role Purpose
    Communications:

    • Manage travel arrangements, including transport
    • Liaise with the HR/Admin unit to ensure coordination of functions when official visitors are expected

    Transport and Fleet Management:

    • Manage drivers’ team.
    • Manage, maintain and repair vehicles.
    • Responsible for administering litigations and traffic offenses.
    • Managing and tracking of all vehicles on the fleet including movement planning and day-to-day allocation of vehicles
    • Ensure vehicles have current and lawful documents
    • Update the vehicle cost schedule and produce regular reports.
    • Monitor markets on vehicle rentals as per SCI security and safety standards.

    TIM and Asset:

    • Enter all new items purchased in SCI TIM software and ensure reconciling with Assets register.
    • Manage and maintain Asset and Inventory list for SC Nigeria leased property.  Ensure assets are numbered correctly.
    • Ensure good condition of assets, and maintain Asset Condition reports.
    • Establish and maintain a list of contact details for preferred service providers including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, generator servicers and builders and make this list available to staff.

    Warehouse Management:

    • Proper receipt of goods and issuance in TIM Warehouse package.
    • Safety & security of stores
    • Effective management of stock

    Procurement and Supply:

    • Respond efficiently and quickly to purchase requisitions, and follow up and maintain record of supplies.  Ensure that the items bought match the request, are of good quality, reliable, appropriate and at a reasonable price.
    • Record all incoming goods, their dispatch and timely delivery to projects. Ensure complete documentation of procurement actions consistent with SC Nigeria policy is kept on file.
    • Ensure proper documentation that allows quick and efficient release of goods from the warehouse/s.
    • Maintain the procurement file and ensure that it is up to date with all documentation and information relating to any procurement under taken.
    • Produce monthly logistics site report, vehicle and generator cost performance report.

    Other activities:

    • Monitor generator maintenance/repairs and ensure at any given time, the tracker is up to date.
    • Ensure monthly reports shared with Logistics coordinator and as well produce monthly Logistics KPIs.
    • To train the drivers, guards and other logistics staff on all SCI procurement processes, assets management
    • transport systems.
    • Supervise and ensure all Logistics protocols are followed on NFIs, Food distributions etc

    Scope of Role
    To manage and support logistics, including the office vehicle fleet, assets, properties and an efficient procurement system to ensure transparency and accountability for SCI Nigeria.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Assets management
    • Procurement files
    • Procurement processes
    • Fleet management
    • Warehouse management
    • Generator management
    • Support to programs teams during food basket distributions.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Level of Education - B.Sc/HND in Supply Chain Management or relevant field. Possession of a professional certificate in Purchasing & Supply Management will be added advantage.
    • Minimum of 3 years in similar role.
    • Experience in procurement & logistics with INGO

    Essential:

    • Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills.
    • Team-working skills.
    • Flexibility under pressure and in response to changing needs.
    • Attention to detail and excellent numeracy.
    • Good experience in: purchasing, clearing and forwarding.
    • Good experience in Warehousing, vehicle management, administration.
    • Practical experience in working HF and VHF radios.
    • Ability to keep clear and concise records.
    • Valid clean driving license and sound driving skills.
    • Commitment to SCI child safeguarding policies, equal opportunity and gender policies.

    Desirable:

    • Experience in Logistics Management.
    • Logistics training or qualification an added advantage.
    • Experience and good team work (integration).
    • Good written and spoken English required.
    • Basic working knowledge of local language.

    Working Conditions:

    • Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary

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    Government Liaison Specialist

     

    Job Description

    • The Government Liaison Specialist in Lagos State will take the lead in ensuring multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary coordination at the government level aimed at the implementation of the 7 point plan.
    • The Government Liaison Specialist will be responsible for all levels of coordination with government institutions in programme planning and implementation.
    • The Government Liaison Specialist will also be responsible for ensuring evidence emerging  from implementation of the 7 point plan are continually presented to the focal government authorities (State and local agencies) to inform decisions at all levels relevant to the 7 point plan. He/she will provide technical and liaison support to all SDI team members in having unfettered access to relevant leadership within government structure to facilitate timely accomplishment of all project outputs in a timely manner.
    • Most importantly, the Government Liaison Specialist will continually take proactive steps that will foster healthy and mutually beneficial collaboration with the Lagos State Government and SCI SDI team.
    • Together with the CoP and other technical leads, he/she will also support coordination with other key stakeholders like UNICEF, WHO, PATHS2 and CHAI within the context of the 7 point plan.

    Key Areas of Accountability
     Policy and Programming:

    • Support effective collaboration and coordination with Lagos State Government on the SDI programme activities for the delivery and mainstreaming of the 7 point plan.
    • Identify and communicate strategic opportunities to mainstream the 7 point plan on the activities and policy framework of the Lagos State Government.
    • Provide informed technical input to SDI project advocacy strategies and plans that will keep the 7 point plan on the front burner of relevant government agencies to ensure adequate resource allocation and prioritization of associated service delivery.
    • Provide technical input to the development and implementation of SCI MoU with the Lagos State Government within the context of the 7 point plan.
    • Make technical input into the planning and design of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluations as it relates to key elements of the SDI policy advocacy framework.
    • Work closely with other SDI team members and State/LGA authorities to ensure sustained focus on the SDI KPIs for the management of diarrhoea in Shomolu facilities and associated communities.
    • Provide innovation, drive and insider overarching technical insight that will guide other team member’s engagement with community leaders and government institutions relevant to the 7 point plan of action in the management of diarrhoea.
    • This position will also support key aspect of SDI BCC strategy as it relates to community and government agency engagement.

    Technical and Advisory Support:

    • Provide support and timely feedbacks SDI team, State and LGA officials on available opportunities for leveraging on programmes, SoPs, policy initiative that impact positively on the 7 point plan.
    • Advise on possible State/LGA capacity gaps and options for addressing them timely and efficiently.
    • Support the documentation and dissemination of best practice and other success stories in support of the achievement of SDI KPIs.
    • Support in disseminating publications for peer-reviewed journals.

    Planning, Documentation and Budgeting:

    • Develop activity plans and budgets for technical support activities related to the Government Liaison Specialist core responsibilities.
    • Participate in developing different levels of progress report and supporting PQA on policy advocacy.

    Representation and relationships:

    • Under the guidance of the CoP, engage and maintain good relationships with key State/LGA stakeholders on the 7 point plan.
    • Under the guidance of the Advocacy Advisor actively participate in State/LGA level technical working groups and other relevant policy forums.
    • Actively contribute to national policies/strategies on the 7 point plan.
    • Support advocacy colleagues with technical messaging on the 7 point plan, external reports and publications
    • Other - Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager

    Skills & Experiences

    • Master's Degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Management, Sociology, Public Administrationor related field;
    • A first level University degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
    • At least 10 year experience in broad health programme management in Nigeria
    • Essential: Good understanding of Lagos State environment and government institutions.
    • Essential: very good understanding of relevant national and State Government policies and strategies on the 7 point plan.
    • Essential: very good communication, training and facilitation skills.
    • Desirable: Demonstrable use of excel and Microsoft including PowerPoint presentation. etc

    Additional Skills:

    • Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
    • Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
    • Effective planning and organising skills
    • Effective interpersonal skills - oral and written communication skills

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    Deputy Project Manager

     

    Key Roles

    • Working closely with the Project Director,  Borno Field Manager, Field , Head of Food Security and Livelihoods, and the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator:
    • Administer the development and successful implementation of work plans and oversee the creation of reports and other deliverables to USAID in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Oversee and support implementation through a local partner, including the supervision of proper targeting, identification, registration, and monitoring of beneficiary lists to prevent overlap with other humanitarian programs in the intervention zone.
    • Quality technical leadership and advice to the local partner around the design, implementation and monitoring of project work at state and community levels.
    • Coordinate closely with other humanitarian actors and UN agencies carrying food vouchers, and food distributions for geographic mapping and to ensure program activities are in line with national and humanitarian food security priorities.
    • Ensure that efficient systems are in place to support all aspects of project activity, including financial and grant management, project monitoring and evaluation, and sub grant management, and that they support the effective use of project resources in compliance with USAID regulations.
    • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans and to capture learning opportunities around the effectiveness of voucher-based programming, and in particular, the use of e-vouchers.
    • Ensure regular monitoring of the market prices and generation of monthly market assessment reports.
    • Ensure compliance with all grant, USAID and government provisions, and timely fulfilment of all project programmatic reporting requirements.
    • Oversee timely expenditure of approved budgets, avoiding both under spending and overspending on grant line item

    Other Roles
    Personnel and Administration:

    • Supervise emergency food security field based project staff: conduct performance evaluations, identify staff skills development needs and assist the Field Manager to meet these needs, provide management support to  staff as needed, and maintain office policy of respect and communication between supervisors and subordinates.
    • See that all food security staff are aware of and understand SC policies and procedures; take appropriate disciplinary measures as needed.
    • Promote accountability, communicating expectations and providing constructive feedback through regular performance reviews.

    Representation and Leadership:

    • Represent Save the Children in food security and livelihoods coordination fora within the State as and when required.
    • Maintain good working relationships with officials and other humanitarian actors, particularly those within the relevant government agencies (State Emergency Management Agency), ACF, IOM, and UN agencies.
    • Represent SC and maintain good working relationships among the international and local NGO community, among community leadership structures and community-based organizations, and with visiting donor teams and other key contacts. Keep abreast of NGO, government, and donor initiatives relevant to SC’s work.
    • Maintain focus on SC program principles.
    • Encourage teamwork, openness, and honesty among State staff and between SC and its partners.

    Monitoring and evaluation:

    • Where security permits, the DPM will make regular visits to field sites, to monitor and oversee project implementation and offer advice.
    • Support program assessments, evaluations and other reviews required in the program.
    • Contribute to situation/response analysis and development of food security and livelihoods strategy documents and sector response plans ensuring integration with other sectors.

    Qualifications and Experience
    Essential:

    • Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale first phase emergency response is essential
    • Education: MA / MSc level (or equivalent field experience) in Agriculture, Rural Development, Development Studies  and other relevant qualifications
    • Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability systems in large complex programmes
    • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
    • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level
    • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
    • A high level of written and spoken English
    • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
    • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

    Desirable:

    • Fluent in English and Hausa

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    Humanitarian Deputy Team Leader

     

    Job Role

    • The Humanitarian Deputy Team Leader (HDTL) is responsible for managing the strategic design and modification of the humanitarian response in line with the Response Strategy and Master budget.
    • This will include supporting the Humanitarian Programme Manager to identify needs and resources and elaborating programme recommendations for the emergency response in line with Save the Children Nigeria SMT and regional response priorities.
    • The post-holder will develop the response strategy and identification of the necessary resources for the response.
    • The HDTL will support the Humanitarian Programme Manager by ensuring the Technical Advisor teams provide appropriate design, training and MEAL functions for programming in North East Nigeria.
    • The HDTL will establish working relations with other agencies, looking for opportunities for partnership and harmonisation of approach and with donors to ensure resources are made available to the response.
    • The HDTL will negotiate the positioning of the humanitarian response within the Country Programme and support the SMT to ensure the suitable resourcing of the response. manage programmes or country support functions and negotiate and network at an international level.
    • They will ensure that all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies are in place.
    • The post holder will play a strategic role in defining the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency programmes to maximise impact and enable positive change for children.

    Main Responsibilities
    Programme Support:

    • Assume overall oversight of the Nigerian response within the regional emergency response in collaboration with the HPM.
    • Ensure the large number of multiple grants (across up to 10 sectors), contribute to the achievement of the response strategy ensuring strict compliance of programme activities with Save the Children national and global policies and procedures and with relevant donor regulations and agreements, SPHERE guidelines and the NGO code of conduct.
    • Lead on Nigeria Response Strategy, country  level strategic planning, action plans, and monitoring to ensure an effective emergency response and a smooth transition to recovery phase
    • Lead on the development of a 24 month master budget  for the Nigerian response, based on direction from the SMT, predicted funding for the North East response. Take overall leadership on the implementation of national level budgets of US$ 10-20 million of annual budget, keeping relevant stakeholders informed and ensuring any corrective actions are taken.
    • In coordination with the TAs and the awards team, ensure the preparation of timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
    • Work with the TA’s develop scaling up plans for programming, based on existing Nigerian experience and the experience during the early months of the response
    • Establish project monitoring plans and systems for identifying and tracking the indicators and develop processes/procedures and forms to support monitoring and inform learning.
    • Oversee effective establishment of a functioning logistics systems to procure, store and distribute stock, supplies and services for the timely delivery of project objectives at national level
    • Through embedding direct and remote processes into each sector programme design, ensure strong accountability to beneficiaries
    • Plan, identify and resource appropriate and effective structure & staffing needs for entire response (including ensuring that personnel policies are in accordance with national laws)
    • Oversee the development & implementation of staff well-being (policy) and ensure appropriate staff well-being and R&R policy and processes in place.

    Capacity Building:

    • Ensure that all programme designs and budgets sufficiently incorporate pre-deployment training requirements and capacity building plans and performance management systems are in place.
    • Ensure training plans include capability statements and measuring systems to allow the development of the requisite competencies in staff at each level to ensure timely delivery of a quality of response
    • Coach and mentor international and national staff and partners and link in to wider organisational talent development mechanisms.

     Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

    • Represent Save the Children's emergency response on a national, regional and international level to donors, the media and members of the humanitarian community.
    • Help shape broader sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed
    • Regularly undertake high level representation and advocacy with Government partners and officials as well as donor representatives. Establish systems for communication with local Government partners, relevant line departments and community representations in the project area(s).
    • Lead on organisational level operational practice, innovation and learning in consultation with Humanitarian team. 
    • Oversee the implementation of Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child rights and safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

    Core Behaviours

    • Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles
    • Demonstrates strategic leadership in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation
    • Applies humanitarian principles to complex situations to generate both short and long-term organisational and sector-wide strategies
    • Achieving results effectively
    • Leads strategically on accountability initiatives, ensuring accountability processes are in place and achieving results
    • Builds consensus and ownership around difficult decisions and/or complex courses of action
    • Maintains focus on strategic issues and overall organisational and sector-wide impact
    • Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships
    • Quickly builds and leads high performing teams
    • Applies distributed leadership amongst a team
    • Shares success whilst being accountable for difficult outcomes
    • Operating safely and securely
    • Monitors security risks and ensures organisational protocols are consistently followed by staff
    • Takes appropriate action and provides appropriate direction and support to team members in the event of a critical incident
    • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation

    Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

    • Ensures that wider team remains positive and focussed on the objectives and goals in a rapidly changing environment
    • Able to proactively build & maintain levels of resilience in others
    • Adapts leadership approach to the situation
    • Communicates humanitarian values and motivates others towards them
    • Maintains simultaneously a broad strategic perspective and awareness of the detail of a situation
    • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly
    • Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others
    • Removes obstacles to ensure strategic objectives are met
    • Aligns ideas and solutions to strategic imperatives
    • Uses global networks to influence strategy or action
    • Demonstrates managerial courage by willingness to confront difficult situations, take potentially unpopular decisions and communicate clearly to create consensus notwithstanding difference
    • Creates a team environment where team members feel able to contribute, champion or challenge decisions
    • Continual efforts at self improvement in evidence
    • Creates and communicates a compelling vision which inspires others
    • Ensures processes are in place across the team to strengthen the capacity of staff and partners in line with individual and organisational objectives.

    Qualifications and Experiences
    Essential:

    • Extensive experience of working within a senior management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
    • Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale first phase emergency response is essential
    • Education: MA / M.Sc level (or equivalent field experience)
    • Senior management experience of multi-national, multi-sector team at a Country Director level.
    • Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID and OFDA) of GBP 5m+ in a first phase response at regional or country level
    • Multi-site security management in insecure environments
    • Experience of international level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
    • Experience of international media representation and advocacy
    • Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability systems in large complex programmes
    • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
    • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level
    • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
    • A high level of written and spoken English
    • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure  working circumstances.
    • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

    Desirable:

    • Fluent in English.

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    Consultant - Political Economy Analysis of Diarrhoea Control

     

    Job Description

    • Save the Children is looking for experienced development professionals to work within the Nigeria Country Programme.
    • These roles will be critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme.
    • Introduction and background Since 2009, Save the Children has campaigned globally in support of improved health and nutrition outcomes to accelerate progress towards MDG four, under the umbrella of our EVERY ONE campaign.
    • In Nigeria, EVERY ONE was formally launched on 17th February, 2012. Over the last five years, SC has developed strong expertise in understanding the political dimension of health and nutrition frameworks in Nigeria.
    • We will bring our advocacy and campaign strengths at both state and national level into play in delivering the outcomes under this programme, building on a strong reputation across government and civil society for leading the call for improved child survival outcomes in Lagos State.
    • The Stop Diarrhea project is an initiative supported by Reckitt Benckiser aimed at contributing to a two thirds reduction in diarrhoeal related deaths in children under the age of five in Lagos State, Nigeria; specifically in Shomolu LGA in Lagos.
    • Nigeria has high incidence of diarrhoea cases in children across the geo-political zones, especially in children 0-5years, resulting in percentage increase in children being affected by diarrhoea.
    • Repeated episode of diarrhoea exacerbates children poor health status and accelerates malnutrition, creating a deadly cycle.
    • Diarrhoea remains a leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in developing countries like Nigeria.
    • Dehydration caused by diarrhoea is a major cause of illness and death among young children, even though the condition can be easily treated with oral rehydration therapy (ORT).
    • Exposure to diarrhoea-causing pathogens is frequently related to the consumption of contaminated water and to unhygienic practices in food preparation and disposal of excreta.
    • The combination of high cause-specific mortality and the existence of an effective remedy make diarrhoea and its treatment a priority concern for the health sector.
    • Some of the key measures to prevent childhood diarrheal episodes include promoting exclusive breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, improving hygiene and quality of drinking water, vitamin A supplementation and promoting rehydration and zinc intake as prescribed in the WHO 7 point plan for diarrhoea control.
    • ORS and Zinc remains the cornerstone of appropriate case management of diarrheal dehydration and is considered the single most effective strategy to prevent diarrheal deaths in children under< 5’s.
    • The Stop Diarrhoea Project The “Stop Diarrhoea Initiative” in Lagos is supported by our partner, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) and it is aimed at reducing one of the leading causes of death in under 5 children- Diarrhoea.
    • Through this effort, SC hope to conduct a policy analysis on Stop Diarrhea Initiative to document relevant government policies that revolve around the elements of WHO/UNICEF 7-Point Plan for the control of diarrhea.
    • The essence is to generate evidence based report that will inform SC’s advocacy strategies for a successful program implementation.
    • The program drew participants from line Ministries, departments and agencies from the health sector in Lagos state including, Ministry of Health, Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Lagos state Ministry of Rural Development (LSMRD), Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) S/W Zone, Lagos Water Corporation, Lagos Civil Society Partnership (LACSOP), Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) and PATHS2.
    • SC believes an effective and impactful implementation of SDI project will rest on an enabling policy environment thus it became imperative to identify and analyze laws and policies in Lagos state upon which the SDI campaign can be grounded.
    • Analyzing the laws and policy helped to identify entry points, issues for review or amendment and/ supportive provisions that can strengthen the implementations of SDI and engender impactful outcomes.
    • The policy analysis meeting has no doubt revealed some new issues which the SDI needs to address for successful project implementation.
    • Specifically, the analysis have shown that there is need to amend some of the Laws and policies to make them respond to issues that may directly or by implication support the SDI.
    • It may also be necessary to consult the sanitation law and the special peoples Law of Lagos state to know how they interact with / support the policies and laws analyzed here.
    • In view of the above, a comprehensive Political economy analysis will be initiated in Lagos. The process will build on previous PEAs conducted by SPARC and SAVI in Lagos to involve an in-depth desk review before the stakeholder mapping.
    • The PEA will provide a systematic analysis of the current status of policy effort, the positions of support and opposition taken by key players, and the political, financial, and other interests of key players in Lagos in relations to Diarrhoea control.

    Purpose of the Engagement:

    • The PEA is to provide actionable information on identified key political actors in the states, opportunities and constraints to the adoption, funding and implementation of the Health Sector Medium Term Sector strategy (MTSS), water and sanitation programs in the state.
    • Political economy analysis approach has attained prominence in the development terrain globally due to the realization that to deliver effective and efficient development assistance, an understanding of the local context is mandatory.
    • This is because even issues that appear purely technical could have deep political, economic and social roots.
    • The PEA will consider socio-economic and political considerations relevant to the states of Health Sector Medium Term Strategy and WASH Policy implementation and their influence in securing necessary commitment of support for Water and Sanitation interventions in the state including possible risks.
    • It will also help to gain an understanding of the interaction between the national, state and local government agencies in this regard.

    The PEA will provide contextual analysis into the following:

    • Who are the key public and private players (Institutional and public) in the state responsible for resourcing for child health and WASH programs?
    • What are the challenges involve in securing government commitment to child health and WASH programs in Lagos state?
    • Who are the influencers of the key stakeholders and decision makers responsible for child health and WASH programme in Lagos state?
    • How does interest group and CSO influence budget decisions in Lagos State?
    • What are the strategizes and prospect for donor engagement in scaling up child health and WASH interventions in Lagos and Nigeria in general Research methodology The study would adopt a multi-pronged methodology, which will include a combination of qualitative and qualitative analysis using appropriate source documents and research approaches including desk review.

    Process Planning:

    • Meetings will be conducted with relevant project staff to determine the extent of the analysis, set priorities and identify key goals and expectation for the political economy
    • A concept note will be developed and shared with relevant project staff for buy:
      • Identification of Issue.
      • Review of existing report: This will include desk review of previous analysis conducted by SAVI and SPARC. It will also include review of previous political economy studies as well as policy documents pertaining to issues of diarrhoea control and WASH intervention in the state
      • Contextual Analysis: A rapid contextual analysis will be conducted using the synthesizing report (SAVI/SPARC) analysis.
    • The contextual analysis will also identify the stage in child health and WASH activities funding and policy in Lagos state.

    Analysis of Political Dynamics:

    • This will be conducted through stakeholder mapping exercise using cost effective, participatory approaches that could involve workshop setting. The purpose will be in two folds via;
      • Gather information to help analyse the extent to which structural, institutional and agency factors constitute constraints or provide opportunities for effective policies and initiatives on Child Health and WASH.
      • To propose strategies and identify realistic solution needed to improve government commitment to Child Health and WASH intervention in Lagos state.
      • Dissemination of report to stakeholders through the publication of report and organisation of stakeholder town hall meeting for feedback and commitment to actions.
    • Consultancy Upon receipt of applications from prospective consultants, Save the Children (SC) will review such applications and asked shortlisted candidates to submit 3-5 page proposal and corresponding budget as separate attachments for the conduct of political economy analysis survey on diarrhoea and WASH programmes in Lagos State.
    • This piece of work is expected to last for between 6-8 weeks maximum.
    • To guide prospective applicants, SCI will provide a detailed ToR and require shortlisted candidates to submit their proposal focusing on detailed methodology and protocol, research team, workplan and other necessary information require to determine their ability to deliver quality product for dissemination.

    Qualification and Experience

    • The preferred candidate (s) must have a doctorate degree (Ph.D) or its equivalent in social sciences with at least 10-15 years’ experience in development or relevant field of endeavor.
    • Demonstrable experience in the academia or development sector is required with evidence of writing skills and publications.
    • Robust research experience using qualitative and quantitative approaches through participatory analysis is preferred.
    • Evidence of past similar work/undertaking is necessary
    • In-depth experience using PLA will be an added advantage

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    Consultant - Political Economy Analysis of Diarrhoea Control in Lagos State,

     

    Job Description

    • Save the Children is looking for experienced development professionals to work within the Nigeria Country Programme.
    • These roles will be critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme.
    • Introduction and background Since 2009, Save the Children has campaigned globally in support of improved health and nutrition outcomes to accelerate progress towards MDG four, under the umbrella of our EVERY ONE campaign.
    • In Nigeria, EVERY ONE was formally launched on 17th February, 2012. Over the last five years, SC has developed strong expertise in understanding the political dimension of health and nutrition frameworks in Nigeria.
    • We will bring our advocacy and campaign strengths at both state and national level into play in delivering the outcomes under this programme, building on a strong reputation across government and civil society for leading the call for improved child survival outcomes in Lagos State.
    • The Stop Diarrhea project is an initiative supported by Reckitt Benckiser aimed at contributing to a two thirds reduction in diarrhoeal related deaths in children under the age of five in Lagos State, Nigeria; specifically in Shomolu LGA in Lagos.
    • Nigeria has high incidence of diarrhoea cases in children across the geo-political zones, especially in children 0-5years, resulting in percentage increase in children being affected by diarrhoea.
    • Repeated episode of diarrhoea exacerbates children poor health status and accelerates malnutrition, creating a deadly cycle.
    • Diarrhoea remains a leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in developing countries like Nigeria.
    • Dehydration caused by diarrhoea is a major cause of illness and death among young children, even though the condition can be easily treated with oral rehydration therapy (ORT).
    • Exposure to diarrhoea-causing pathogens is frequently related to the consumption of contaminated water and to unhygienic practices in food preparation and disposal of excreta.
    • The combination of high cause-specific mortality and the existence of an effective remedy make diarrhoea and its treatment a priority concern for the health sector.
    • Some of the key measures to prevent childhood diarrheal episodes include promoting exclusive breastfeeding, hand washing with soap, improving hygiene and quality of drinking water, vitamin A supplementation and promoting rehydration and zinc intake as prescribed in the WHO 7 point plan for diarrhoea control.
    • ORS and Zinc remains the cornerstone of appropriate case management of diarrheal dehydration and is considered the single most effective strategy to prevent diarrheal deaths in children under< 5’s.
    • The Stop Diarrhoea Project The “Stop Diarrhoea Initiative” in Lagos is supported by our partner, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) and it is aimed at reducing one of the leading causes of death in under 5 children- Diarrhoea.
    • Through this effort, SC hope to conduct a policy analysis on Stop Diarrhea Initiative to document relevant government policies that revolve around the elements of WHO/UNICEF 7-Point Plan for the control of diarrhea.
    • The essence is to generate evidence based report that will inform SC’s advocacy strategies for a successful program implementation.
    • The program drew participants from line Ministries, departments and agencies from the health sector in Lagos state including, Ministry of Health, Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Lagos state Ministry of Rural Development (LSMRD), Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) S/W Zone, Lagos Water Corporation, Lagos Civil Society Partnership (LACSOP), Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) and PATHS2.
    • SC believes an effective and impactful implementation of SDI project will rest on an enabling policy environment thus it became imperative to identify and analyze laws and policies in Lagos state upon which the SDI campaign can be grounded.
    • Analyzing the laws and policy helped to identify entry points, issues for review or amendment and/ supportive provisions that can strengthen the implementations of SDI and engender impactful outcomes.
    • The policy analysis meeting has no doubt revealed some new issues which the SDI needs to address for successful project implementation.
    • Specifically, the analysis have shown that there is need to amend some of the Laws and policies to make them respond to issues that may directly or by implication support the SDI.
    • It may also be necessary to consult the sanitation law and the special peoples Law of Lagos state to know how they interact with / support the policies and laws analyzed here.
    • In view of the above, a comprehensive Political economy analysis will be initiated in Lagos. The process will build on previous PEAs conducted by SPARC and SAVI in Lagos to involve an in-depth desk review before the stakeholder mapping.
    • The PEA will provide a systematic analysis of the current status of policy effort, the positions of support and opposition taken by key players, and the political, financial, and other interests of key players in Lagos in relations to Diarrhoea control.

    Purpose of the Engagement:

    • The PEA is to provide actionable information on identified key political actors in the states, opportunities and constraints to the adoption, funding and implementation of the Health Sector Medium Term Sector strategy (MTSS), water and sanitation programs in the state.
    • Political economy analysis approach has attained prominence in the development terrain globally due to the realization that to deliver effective and efficient development assistance, an understanding of the local context is mandatory.
    • This is because even issues that appear purely technical could have deep political, economic and social roots.
    • The PEA will consider socio-economic and political considerations relevant to the states of Health Sector Medium Term Strategy and WASH Policy implementation and their influence in securing necessary commitment of support for Water and Sanitation interventions in the state including possible risks.
    • It will also help to gain an understanding of the interaction between the national, state and local government agencies in this regard.

    The PEA will provide contextual analysis into the following:

    • Who are the key public and private players (Institutional and public) in the state responsible for resourcing for child health and WASH programs?
    • What are the challenges involve in securing government commitment to child health and WASH programs in Lagos state?
    • Who are the influencers of the key stakeholders and decision makers responsible for child health and WASH programme in Lagos state?
    • How does interest group and CSO influence budget decisions in Lagos State?
    • What are the strategizes and prospect for donor engagement in scaling up child health and WASH interventions in Lagos and Nigeria in general Research methodology The study would adopt a multi-pronged methodology, which will include a combination of qualitative and qualitative analysis using appropriate source documents and research approaches including desk review.

    Process Planning:

    • Meetings will be conducted with relevant project staff to determine the extent of the analysis, set priorities and identify key goals and expectation for the political economy
    • A concept note will be developed and shared with relevant project staff for buy:
      • Identification of Issue.
      • Review of existing report: This will include desk review of previous analysis conducted by SAVI and SPARC. It will also include review of previous political economy studies as well as policy documents pertaining to issues of diarrhoea control and WASH intervention in the state
      • Contextual Analysis: A rapid contextual analysis will be conducted using the synthesizing report (SAVI/SPARC) analysis.
    • The contextual analysis will also identify the stage in child health and WASH activities funding and policy in Lagos state.

    Analysis of Political Dynamics:

    • This will be conducted through stakeholder mapping exercise using cost effective, participatory approaches that could involve workshop setting. The purpose will be in two folds via;
      • Gather information to help analyse the extent to which structural, institutional and agency factors constitute constraints or provide opportunities for effective policies and initiatives on Child Health and WASH.
      • To propose strategies and identify realistic solution needed to improve government commitment to Child Health and WASH intervention in Lagos state.
      • Dissemination of report to stakeholders through the publication of report and organisation of stakeholder town hall meeting for feedback and commitment to actions.
    • Consultancy Upon receipt of applications from prospective consultants, Save the Children (SC) will review such applications and asked shortlisted candidates to submit 3-5 page proposal and corresponding budget as separate attachments for the conduct of political economy analysis survey on diarrhoea and WASH programmes in Lagos State.
    • This piece of work is expected to last for between 6-8 weeks maximum.
    • To guide prospective applicants, SCI will provide a detailed ToR and require shortlisted candidates to submit their proposal focusing on detailed methodology and protocol, research team, workplan and other necessary information require to determine their ability to deliver quality product for dissemination.

    Qualification and Experience

    • The preferred candidate (s) must have a doctorate degree (Ph.D) or its equivalent in social sciences with at least 10-15 years’ experience in development or relevant field of endeavor.
    • Demonstrable experience in the academia or development sector is required with evidence of writing skills and publications.
    • Robust research experience using qualitative and quantitative approaches through participatory analysis is preferred.
    • Evidence of past similar work/undertaking is necessary
    • In-depth experience using PLA will be an added advantage

    Method of Application

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

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