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    Project Manager - Operations

     

    Role Purpose

    • The Program Manager Operations will provide oversight to the project team in Zamfara, Katsina and Jigawa states on planning, monitoring, report writing and budget and award management in order to meet timelines within the life of the project.

    Key Areas of Accountabilities
    Programme Management:

    • Effectively and efficiently work with all project staff and local partners to ensure timely reporting of narrative and financial reports to Abuja office.
    • Maintain good communication with staff and local partners
    • Work together with the Program Manager and local partners to develop and track implementable project workplan and budgets in line with project objectives and plans
    • Work closely with the project staff and monitor implementation of project workplan and reporting of activities
    • Submit quality project narrative reports on timely basis to country office

    Planning and Budgeting:

    • Provide guidance on activity plans, budgets and financial management and reporting to project staff and local partners in all project implementation states
    • Provide guidance on budgeting, forecasting, rephrasing, tracking/monitoring and reporting
    • Follow up with country office Awards and Finance to ensure timely disbursements of funds to local partners and assessment and vetting of local partners where appropriate.
    • Representation and relationships
    • Represent Lifesteps project on stakeholders meetings within the 3 implementation states where necessary.

    Essential Skills & Experience

    • Minimum of a Bachelors' Degree with at least 5 years' work experience or a Postgraduate qualification with 3 years’ experience in program management at least 5 years programme and financial management experience with INGO in Nigeria
    • Effective planning, analytical, report writing and financial skills
    • Very good understanding and skills in advocacy and in promoting gender equality, child rights, community empowerment, community development approaches, analytical & research skills, experience in conducting research, data analysis and knowledge management
    • Fluency in English (written and verbal) and excellent writing skills

    Desirable:

    • Experience working in northern Nigeria
    • Fluency in Hausa

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    Local Government Engagement Officers (LEO)

     

    Role Purpose

    • The LEO will contribute to Save the Children’s efforts to influence and bring about change in the awareness, attitudes, behaviours and policies related to the rights of children in the country programme and in the state of posting.

    Key Areas of Accountability
    Strategy Development:

    • Support the development of the implementation and advocacy strategy for gender equity.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of the programme objectives and initiatives, both short and long term, encompassing a wide range of issues particularly on social protection.
    • Contribute to all efforts to raise/nurture CSOs and champions for programme and actively participate in all Save the Children and CSO Coalition driven activities in the state.
    • Keep a watching brief on policy makers and other key players in relation to child protection issues and identify opportunities to raise awareness and influence policy change.  
    • Engage with the state and local governments in policies review

    Influencing:

    • Develop good knowledge of state and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes, traditional and religious structure and any other key decision making structures and how to influence them.
    • Undertake a range of lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, religious/traditional leaders, community members, donors and politicians. Ensure Save the Children visibility and acceptance in the state and LGAs
    • Provide support for research, analysis and documentation that underpin the development of the programme and used as evidence based advocacy to influence both at state and national levels.
    • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.

    Collaboration & Representation:

    • Maintain a strong relationship with the Advocacy officer and other state LEOs in the states.
    • Strong relationship with other partners should be maintained.
    • Provide leadership to partner CSOs and maintain a strong relationship.
    • Facilitate meetings of the coalition groups
    • Develop and maintain a network of external contacts with key individuals in the communities, government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
    • Represent and act as a spokesperson for Save the Children at various policy forums and advocacy opportunities at state level or as directed.

    Programme Development:

    • Support the programme team in the development of research methodologies, data analysis, M&E. report writing and publication.
    • Ensure clear links and mutual reinforcement between programmatic approaches and advocacy strategies.
    • Write regular progress reports (monthly reports of activities carried out in the state and LGAs) including annual impact monitoring reports.
    • Perform other tasks, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the country programme.

    Skills & Experience
    Administrative & General Skills:

    • The post holder will possess a high degree of analytical skill, political acumen, ability to facilitate change, ability to influence, and ability to communicate key advocacy messages effectively and convincingly to a diverse audience at local, national and international levels.

    Essential:

    • University degree in Health, Education, Communications or related social science field.
    • Substantial experience in child protection, advocacy and policy development / research, sexual and gender analysis and assessments in the development context.
    • Good understanding of the possibilities and tactics for influencing decision and policy makers, politicians, donors, and other key actors.
    • Knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy.
    • Good understanding of strategies for achieving sustainable child health, protection and education policies through participatory processes, and the links with gender, diversity and other aspects of identity.
    • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local and state levels.
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society and media sectors.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
    • Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, email / internet) and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
    • Fluent English and Hausa language skills (written and verbal).
    • Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.

    Desirable:

    • Experience in training others in advocacy techniques and influencing tactics.
    • Prior work experience in advocacy in Nigeria.
    • Knowledge of the policies, functions, structures and decision-making processes of key national institutions with regard to child protection and sexual and gender disparities.
    • Experience working with children on protection, health and education will be an added advantage.

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    Graduate IT Assistant

     

    Role Purpose

    • To provide IT technical services to Abuja Country office and other SCI field offices by troubleshooting IT issues, ensuring timely maintenance of all communication/IT equipment.
    • S/he will provide all needed IT services to and also act as a part of the SCI Nigeria IT team during an operation request.

    Key Aears of Accountability
    The Information Technology Support Assistant shall be accountable on the following key areas in Lagos, Jigawa field office of Save the Children International program in Nigeria:

    Network Management:

    • Support Lagos, Jigawa field offices on network troubleshooting ensuring an effective network connection. and maintain the entire local area network installed at the supported office locations
    • Troubleshooting and maintain the network devices e.g. printers, scanners, etc.
    • Maintain record of the local network, VPN connection and the wide area network installed and terminated in his/her supported location.
    • In consultation with the Area Operations Manager and other team-leads, ensure that visitors (including staff from other locations, ERPs and consultants have the necessary IT assistance to enable them carry out their official assignments during their visits.

    Hardware Support:

    • Configure and install systems and set up new users.
    • Carry out routine preventive maintenance/checks, and troubleshoot problems with his/her assigned field offices.  Ensure all IT hardware equipment and computer accessories/peripherals are maintain effectively.
    • Ensure all IT problems within the office are identified and solutions found and implemented.
    • Perform IT hardware inventory update as necessary.
    • Set up projectors, printers, photocopiers, fax machines, digital cameras, etc. for everyday office use and as necessary for meetings, etc.

    Telecommunications Management:

    • Ensure the field/sub-field bases supported by him/her have a well installed and functioning voice network (IP PBX). All devices are functioning and the service is cost effective
    • Troubleshooting technical problems with mobile subscriptions and IP Phone.
    • Ensure radio and satellite equipment is operational. Ensure satellite phones are working and SIM cards are activated at all times

    Asset Management:

    • Ensure good asset management at the office(s) he/she is supporting through maintenance of an accurate and up to date asset register and inventory tracking system, in close collaboration with the Logistics and Administrative Support Assistants
    • Responsible to make sure that all assets (IT and office equipment) is correctly used
    • Oversee the issuance and return of assets to/from staff and record all asset movements and disposals of IT equipment

    Incident Management:

    • Providing first level on IT helpdesk support in assigned field offices
    • Communicating any service disruptions to users, opportunities and other relevant policies
    • Carry out any other tasks required by the line manager

    Security and Backup:

    • Keep the network and all computer systems safe, secure and virus-free.
    • Report any alleged or suspected misuse of IT systems/equipment, lapses of security and major violations of organizational standards to the in-country IT representative. 
    • Ensure proper backup of all staff information, files and folders.

    Essential Skills & Experience

    • 0-1 year work experience in a similar position.
    • Proven knowledge of hardware maintenance and ability to solve simple hardware problems; this includes set-up and management of network devices e.g. printers, scanners, etc.
    • Solid experience in maintaining, trouble-shooting and administering a Microsoft Windows-based (local area) network
    • Solid background maintaining, trouble-shooting and administering a Microsoft Windows server 2008.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems, including XP, Windows 2003, and Window 7, and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organisational skills, including the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously; have strong interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to work with a diverse range of people.
    • Level of Education - Degree in IT or a related IT certifications.
    • Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level - Excellent
    • Language Requirements - English - Excellent
    • Level of IT Expertise Required - Good

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    Senior Advisor Community Mobilization, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)

     

    Summary

    • Save the Children seeks a Senior Advisor, 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 Advisor, 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.

    Requirements

    • 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

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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

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    WASH Adviser

     

    Role Purpose

    • The position of WASH Adviser under the SDI project will help ensure the implementation of activities as it relates to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in the context the 7 point plan and overall achievement of output 1.1 and 1.2 of this project require to address diarrhoea prevention and management.
    • In the regard, the availability of adequate and safe drinking water is crucial to the reduction of water borne diseases, such as diarrhoea.
    • During the assessment of Shomolu, the target LGA, it was observed that the vast majority of the communities have no or poor access to safe drinking water.
    • Activities planned to achieve output 1.2 are primarily focused on contributing to the elimination of open defecation in Shomolu LGA.
    • By the end of this programme, the WASH Adviser will be responsible for all effort design under the SDI programme to substantially reduce open defecation across the target LGA.
    • Specifically, the Adviser will facilitates the introduction of CLTS approach in target communities with the aim of completely eliminating open defecation in Shomolu LGA.
    • In addition, the preferred staff will strengthen the capacity of specific community structures, government institutions in coordination with other peer organizations to ensure the sustenance of the SDI intervention

    Scope of Role

    • Reports to: Chief of Party;
    • Staff directly reporting to this post: WASH Coordinator and Officer
    • Budget responsibility: Yes

    Key Areas of Accountability
    WASH Programming:

    • Facilitate effective and timely implementation of all interventions outlined under output 1.1, 1.2 and any other related and cross cutting programme activities related to WASH on the SDI project.
    • Make technical input into the planning and design of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluation related WASH on the SDI signature project
    • Work closely with State/LGA authorities to ensure all WASH 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 to open defecation free (ODF) regime.
    • 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.

    Planning, Documentation and Budgeting:

    • Develop activity plans and budgets for technical support activities related to WASH.
    • Participate in the preparation of overall work plan and budget for WASH 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 WASH activities on the signature project.
    • Participate in developing different levels of progress report and supporting PQA on WASH interventions.

    Representation and relationships:

    • Actively participate in State/LGA level technical working groups on WASH relevant to policy forums.
    • Actively contribute to national policies/strategies on WASH.
    • Support advocacy colleagues with technical messaging on WASH, 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 WASH 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 & Experience

    • A highly experienced and broad based development worker with postgraduate qualification in Public Health and specialisation in Environment or Health Education. Other related post graduate qualifications related to water and sanitations with at least 7 years progressive experience in WASH programming will be giving priority consideration.
    • Essential: basic training in WASH programming
    • Essential: at least 5 years programming  experience with I/NGO in Nigeria
    • Essential: very good understanding of national WASH policies and strategies, programmes and stakeholders in Nigeria
    • Essential: Demonstrable management experience and very good understanding of child survival issues, school and common childhood illnesses in Nigeria
    • Essential: very good understanding of school community safer 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

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    WASH Officer

     

    Role Purpose

    • The position of WASH Officer under the SDI project will support the implementation of activities as it relates to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in the context the 7 point plan and overall achievement of output 1.1 and 1.2 of this project require to address diarrhoea prevention and management.
    • In the regard, the availability of adequate and safe drinking water is crucial to the reduction of water borne diseases, such as diarrhoea.
    • During the assessment of Shomolu, the target LGA, it was observed that the vast majority of the communities have no or poor access to safe drinking water.
    • Activities planned to achieve output 1.2 are primarily focused on contributing to the elimination of open defecation in Shomolu LGA.
    • The WASH Officer will support all effort design under the SDI programme to substantially reduce open defecation across the target LGA.
    • 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.

    Key Areas of Accountability
    WASH Programming:

    • Under the direct supervision of the WASH Adviser, support;
    • Effective and timely implementation of all interventions outlined under output 1.1, 1.2 and any other related and cross cutting programme activities related to WASH on the SDI project.
    • Make technical input into the planning and design of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluation related WASH on the SDI signature project
    • Work closely with State/LGA authorities to ensure all WASH 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 to open defecation free (ODF) regime.
    • 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.

    Technical and Advisory Support:

    • Provide technical support and timely feedback to State and LGA teams on WASH strategies outlined in the signature project.
    • Support M&E of WASH activities in coordination with relevant stakeholders.
    • Build capacity of field staff, partners and government personnel WASH 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 WASH KPIs/indicators; including documentation of key lessons learnt and successes stories.
    • Lead and contribute to the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals.

    Planning, Documentation and Budgeting:

    • Develop activity plans and budgets for technical support activities related to WASH.
    • Participate in the preparation of overall work plan and budget for WASH 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 WASH activities on the signature project.
    • Participate in developing different levels of progress report and supporting PQA on WASH interventions.

    Representation and Relationships

    • Actively participate in State/LGA level technical working groups on WASH relevant to policy forums.
    • Actively contribute to national policies/strategies on WASH.
    • Support advocacy colleagues with technical messaging on WASH, 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 WASH 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, Experience and Education

    • A development worker with postgraduate qualification in public health with specialisation in environment or health education. Other related post graduate qualifications related to water and sanitations with at least 3 years progressive experience in WASH programming will be giving priority consideration.
    • Essential: basic training in WASH programming
    • Essential: at least 3 years programming  experience with I/NGO in Nigeria
    • Essential: very good understanding of national WASH policies and 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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    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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    Nutrition Officer

     

    KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Under the direct supervision of the Child Health Adviser, the Nutrition Officer will;

    Institutional capacity building:

    Build capacities of Government staff on IYCF

    • Support the needs assessment for building the capacity of staff at the State and Local Government level on IYCF.
    • Ensure integration of IYCF in all trainings and programme activities at community and facility level.
    • Work with IYCF Adviser in supporting the SNO and LGA PHC teams to step down trainings on IYCF
    • In collaboration with the SNO, support and coach LGA PHC teams to supervise and follow up on IYCF activities, ensuring quality implementation
    • In collaboration with LGA PHC teams, provide on the job training and coaching for service providers in the facilities and volunteers in the communities

    Build capacity of the programme team and other Staff of Save the Children on IYCF

    • Identify training needs and train staff according to the programme plan or on ad-hoc basis.

    Programme Management:

    • Provide technical support and timely feedback to State and LGA teams on IYCF strategies outlined in the signature project.
    • 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 IYCF activities on the signature project.
    • Work with the MEAL team on setting up indicators and monitoring tools for IYCF
    • Together with the MEAL team, evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement
    • Participate in the preparation of overall work plan and budget for IYCF activities programme in Lagos State
    • Provide day-to-day technical support and advice to Save the Children Staffs at the Area office to ensure national guidelines, international guidelines and programme strategy on IYCF
    • Support M&E activities on IYCF in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
    • Actively participate in State/LGA level technical working groups on IYCF relevant to policy forums.
    • In collaboration with stakeholders, actively contribute to the domestication of national policies/strategies on IYFC in Lagos State.
    • Identify other opportunities in an ongoing manner that will add value to the overarching strategy of the signature project.

    Planning, Documentation and Budgeting:

    • Develop activity plans and budgets for technical support activities related to IYCF.
    • Track and prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual progress reports of activities relates to IYCF KPIs/indicators; including documentation of key lessons learnt and successes stories.
    • In collaboration with MOH and relevant SC staff ensure timely data compilation and reporting on IYCF activities
    • In collaboration with the other team members support the development of case studies related to IYCF in the programme
    • Lead and contribute to the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals
    • Support advocacy colleagues with technical messaging on IYCF, external reports and publications.
    • Participate in developing different levels of progress report and supporting PQA on IYCF interventions.

    Representation and relationships

    • Participate in Nutrition related Meetings, Seminars and Workshops and feed information acquired back into programming.

    • Work closely with other thematic teams in Nigeria Country office and the Lagos State offices in support of SDI signature project.

    • 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

    • Health background (Doctor, Nurse, Midwife with at least 3 years’ experience on IYCF programming with adequate skills on IYCF counselling.
    • Previous experience with local and international NGOs.
    • Experience in Nutrition and in community based programmes.
    • Essential: basic training in IYCF programming
    • Essential: at least 3 years programming experience with I/NGO in Nigeria
    • Essential: very good understanding of national IYCF policies and 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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    Behavior Change Communication Adviser (BCC)

     

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit Save The Children Career Page

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