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    Procurement Officer

     

    Role Purpose

    • The Procurement Officer in Save the Children International will be accountable for the procurement and delivery of local and international orders requested by the Programme teams.
    • Specifically, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for ensuring timely, cost effective procurement and delivery of goods and services, which are compliant with Save the Children International Country Manual and donor procurement policies and guidelines.

    Areas of Accountability
    Contribute as a Member of the SCI Team:

    • Manage the initial purchases process from request to invoice processing. Ensure procurement tracker is updated on a daily basis and also advise the organization on the best way to carry out procurement to ensure BVF, facilitating the acquisition of goods and services in a timely manner.
    • Lead on the tender process for FWA contract and ensure completion in line with SCI Policy.
    • Meeting the servicing requirements of Save the Children members and their donors through first class customer service and collaborative working approach.
    • Improving outcomes for children through delivery of Save the Children global programme strategy and global initiatives and growth targets.
    • Ensure a robust procurement system – fit for the future and harnessing the extraordinary engagement, diversity, talent and commitment of our people.
    • Supporting a team environment of continuous learning, growth and development and be held accountable for their commitments.
    • Ensuring that the focus of the organisation remains on the rights and needs of children through a time of internal transition and focus.

    Realise world-class standard global supply chain services through:

    • Management of all international procurement in line with programme requirements, SCI procurement polices processes and quality standards.
    • Ensure that programmes are kept up to date of order status, and that goods are of the right specifications and lead times are met.
    • Ensure all orders are processed in timely manner, tracked on overviews and that all relevant documentation is filed appropriately and databases are up to date.
    • Source new products when requested by programmes and work with Save the Children members, Regional and Country Offices, programmes and Technical Advisors through the Logistics Coordinator to identify quality standards as required.
    • Support periodic reviews of Save the Children Standard Products Catalogue in collaboration with relevant parties within SCI and Save the Children members, regions and countries.
    • Support the SCI Logistics Unit in the development of contracts for supplies of goods and services.

    Ensure significant cost savings for the organisation, donors and beneficiaries through:

    • Ensuring “overall best value for money” is achieved through a competitive and transparent procurement process considering quality, availability, time frame, transport and storage costs.
    • Advise on best sources of supply and freighting options.
    • Ensure compliance with SCI policies and donor rules and guidelines.
    • Ensure all appropriate due diligence checks and risk assessments are carried out in line with organisational policies.
    • Produce management information (Tracker) reports on a monthly and quarterly basis, including data analysis and recommendations on improving the efficiency of procurement services.
    • Support initiatives to improve procurement within save the Children, including around emergency preparedness, medical supply and process reviews.
    • Ensure professional management of all suppliers including maintaining good supplier relations and supplier performance review against key performance indicators and framework agreements, regularly updating this information into national supplier database.
    • Make suppliers aware of Save the Children values and their need to comply as part of agreements.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Proven and significant experience in international procurement and contract management, including an ability to review procurement demands and trends, and to develop strategies to fill identified gaps.
    • Field level experience in logistics for INGOs in international development and emergency programmes
    • Knowledge of  key institutional donors and their compliance requirements in respect of logistics and procurement
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
    • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
    • Commitment to Save the Children values.
    • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time
    • Highly organised with good administration skills for order and information management, able to develop filing systems and databases to ensure an auditable trail.
    • A high level of computer literacy (word, excel, ppt etc)

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    Community Mobilization Coordinator

     

    Role Purpose

    • The position of Campaign and Community Mobilization (CCM) Coordinator under the SDI project will support the implementation of activities to raise awareness, reinforce knowledge and improve practices among community members on diarrhoea prevention and control, encourage two-way dialogue to enable communities to create an enabling environment for improved family and community practices; address unhealthy social norms; and employ best practices in community mobilization and BCC.
    • A comprehensive approach using a variety of delivery mechanisms will be implemented to create demand for services. We will build on the existing community structures, enhance their capacity and ensure we reach the most marginalized communities.
    • The preferred candidate will support effort at strengthening the capacity of specific community structures, government institutions in coordination with other peer organizations to ensure the sustenance of the SDI intervention under the guidance of SDI BCC Adviser.

    Scope of Role

    • Reports to: BCC Adviser;
    • Staff directly reporting to this post: None
    • Budget responsibility: No

    Key Areas of Accountability
    WASH Programming:

    • Under the direct supervision of the BCC Adviser, support;
    • Effective and timely implementation of all campaign and community mobilization interventions, demand creation effort and any other related and cross cutting programme activities as directed by the BCC Adviser.
    • Make technical input into the planning and design of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluation related Campaign and Community Mobilization activities under the SDI signature project
    • Work closely with State/LGA authorities to ensure all CCM/BCC interventions deployed in the communities, facilities and schools alignment with the 7 point plan aimed at the prevention and management of diarrhoea.
    • Work together with other staff/ to ensure that key trainings meets the standard required to facilitate provide knowledge and reinforcement of desired behaviour and practices as it relates behaviour and attitude influences the incidence and diarrhoea.
    • Be able to systemically review DIP/budget and other key implementation tools with the hope of initiating innovative approaches that will open new frontiers for learning on the 7 point plan.
    • Coordinate/Support designated community structures under the SDI project responsible for series of community mobilization and campaign effort.

    Technical and Advisory Support:

    • Provide technical support and timely feedback to State, LGA and Community teams on Community mobilization strategies outlined in the signature project.
    • Support M&E of community mobilization and BCC activities in coordination with relevant stakeholders.
    • Build capacity of field staff, partners and government personnel on demand creation interventions and practice.
    • Identify other opportunities in an ongoing manner that will add value to the overarching strategy of the signature project.
    • Track and prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual progress reports of activities relates to Campaign, Community Mobilization and BCC KPIs/indicators; including documentation of key lessons learnt and successes stories.
    • Support the development and distribution of publications for peer-reviewed journals.

    Planning, Documentation and Budgeting:

    • Develop activity plans and budgets for technical support activities related to CCM.
    • Participate in the preparation of overall work plan and budget for CCM activities programme in Lagos State
    • Collaborate with relevant ministries and other relevant partners at the state, local government and community levels to ensure integration and high level implementation of all CCM activities on the signature project.
    • Participate in developing different levels of progress report and supporting PQA on CCM interventions.

    Representation and Relationships:

    • Actively participate in State/LGA level technical working groups on CCM and demand creation activities relevant to policy forums.
    • Actively contribute to national policies/strategies on CCM/BCC.
    • Support advocacy colleagues with technical messaging on CCM, external reports and publications.
    • Work closely with other thematic teams in Nigeria Country office and the Lagos State offices in support of SDI signature project.

    Programme Management:

    • Ensure the maintenance of healthy partnerships with relevant government counterparts and other partners at Federal, State, Local government level in the community in the management of CCM and related demand creation interventions.
    • Other - Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

    Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
    • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:
    Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external

    • Partners and supporters
    • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
    • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

    Skills, Experience and Education

    • A development worker with postgraduate qualification in communications, journalism, public health, sociology or related discipline with at least 5 years progressive experience in campaign/community mobilization and BCC programming will be giving priority consideration.
    • Essential: basic training in BCC, demand creation, communication/journalism.
    • Essential: at least 3 years programming  experience with I/NGO in Nigeria
    • Essential: Good writer, very good understanding of community mobilization/BCC policies, strategies, programmes and stakeholders in Nigeria
    • Essential: Demonstrable management experience and very good understanding of child survival issues, school health and common childhood illnesses in Nigeria
    • Essential: very good understanding of safe water and hygiene practice in Nigeria will be added advantage.
    • Desirable: Experience in community based interventions in Nigeria
    • Desirable: Master trainer and good facilitator.
    • Desirable: analytical & research skills, experience in conducting health systems research, ability to analyse data using SPSS/ EPInfo/ STATA etc

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Work experience in health/public health and or in a health/public health organisation, including as a trainer.
    • Experience with providing institutional support and technical assistance to development partners, government/community institutions

    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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    Child Health Officer

     

    Role Purpose

    • Under the guidance of the adviser, the Child Health Officer will support Child Health thematic intervention of the SDI signature project.
    • The Child Survival Programme in Save the Children in Nigeria is growing in portfolio.
    • Child Health is a new area identified as key component of our signature programme in Nigeria.
    • Therefore the Child Health Officer in Lagos will be part of the team that will be responsible the smooth implementation of the relevant child health components of the Stop Diarrhoea Project in Shomolu LGA of Lagos State.
    • He/she will provide technical input in project roll out, and implementation; including ensuring that project outputs delivered are of high quality.
    • He/She will provide technical input in the area of child health in Lagos State while coordinating with the MNCH Advisor on the GSK Health Worker training project and other partners involved in child health activities such as UNICEF, WHO, PATHS2 and CHAI

    Scope of Role:

    • Reports to: Child Health Adviser
    • Staff directly reporting to this post: None
    • Budget responsibility: None

    Key Areas of Accountability
    Child Health Policy and Programming:

    • Support the Government of Lagos State to revise/update her Child health policy and treatment guidelines in line with National recommendations
    • Make technical input into the planning and design and of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluations.
    • Work closely with State/LGA authorities to ensure the availability and use of updated treatment guidelines for the management of diarrhoea is available and used in all supported PHC
    • Provide overall child health technical guidance on day to day project issues and challenges.
    • Work together with other staff/ to ensure that key trainings (IMCI, iCCM, RI etc) provided to PHC staff is of high quality and tailored to identified needs
    • Be able to systemically review new evidence on child health interventions and apply such to overall program implementation and quality improvement.

    Technical and Advisory Support:

    • provide technical support and timely feedback to State and LGA teams on effective implementation and quality of care of child health programmes
    • Support M&E of child health programme; develop monitoring checklists; conduct supportive supervision visits, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
    • Build capacity of field & partner staff on child health and quality of care
    • She/he will also work closely with the MNCH adviser on GSK Project in Lagos state to ensure that quality training is delivered along the continuum of care and ensure synergy for trainings to
    • ensure full integration of our child health project with the MNH projects
    • Support the development, review/adaptation of training materials, job aids, counselling and behaviour change materials for child health in Lagos state in collaboration with the MNCH Advisor
    • Track and prepare monthly and quarterly reports on progress and indicators, child health technical support activities; including documentation of key lessons learnt and successes
    • Contribute to the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals.

    Planning, Documentation and Budgeting:

    • Support the development of activity plans and budgets for technical support activities
    • Participate in preparation of overall work plan and budget for Child Health programme in Lagos State
    • Collaborate with SMOH Child Health Desk, UNICEF and other relevant partners at the state levels to ensure integration and high level implementation of child health activities.
    • Participate in developing different levels of progress report and supporting PQA on child health interventions.
    • Representation and relationships
    • Engage and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders on child health (relevant SMoH dept, UNICEF, WHO)
    • Actively participate in State/LGA level technical working groups on Child Health and relevant policy forums.
    • Actively contribute to national policies/strategies on child health
    • Support advocacy colleagues with technical messaging on child health, external reports and publications
    • Work closely with other thematic teams in Nigeria Country office and the Lagos State offices.

    Programme Management:

    • Ensure the maintenance of healthy partnerships with relevant government counterparts and other partners at Federal and State levels. Management of child health related interventions.
    • Other - Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
    ​Accountability:

    • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
    • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    • Future orientated, thinks strategically Collaboration:
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
    • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
    • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

    Skills and Experience

    • A Medical Doctor with a minimum of 2 years demonstrable experience in child health interventions or related programme is essential.
    • A public health background with demonstrable experience on PHC at LGA/SMoH level will be an advantage.
    • Essential: basic clinical and public health qualifications.
    • Essential: very good understanding of national health policies and strategies, programmes and stakeholders on Child Health in Nigeria
    • Essential: Demonstrable management experience and very good understanding of child survival issues and common childhood illnesses in Nigeria
    • Essential: very good understanding of childhood immunizations and immunizations programming/ coverage issues in Nigeria
    • Desirable: clinical experience in Paediatrics or Community Paediatrics in Nigeria
    • Desirable: master trainer/ ToT on IMCI and iCCM
    • Desirable: analytical & research skills, experience in conducting health systems research, ability to analyze data using SPSS/ EPInfo/ STATA etc

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Work experience in health/public health and or in a health/public health organisation, including as a trainer/technical assistance provider in the area of RH/MCH with government of Nigeria or an International NGO.
    • Experience with providing institutional support and technical assistance to decentralised health system and or NGOs on issues related to RH/MNCH service provision.
    • Experience in RH/maternal newborn and child health programming including facility and community based health service improvement is essential.

    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

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit Save The Children Career Page

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