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Save the Children is now 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.
The Director of Program Development and Quality shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office program. As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in Nigeria. the Director of Program Development and Quality is responsible for overseeing the development of high quality, innovative programs that deliver immediate and lasting change for children and monitoring the quality of the implementation of those programs. Provide technical assistance and appropriate monltorinq'and evaluation in emergency responses.
Qualifications: Minimum of 8 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection. rights governance, HIV/AIDs, health and nutrition, and emergencies
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The post holder will lead the design and maintenance of a programme management information system (MIS) that will easily capture. analyse and transfer data on up to 60,000 programme beneficiaries to ensure prompt monthly payment through the Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) designated bank.
Qualification: Prior experience of designing and/or delivering large scale management information systems, Proven ability to manage large, multi-region data collection and analysis systems, Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding established targets, while maintaining technical quality, Prior experience in overseeing contractual compliance.
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Strategically lead and manage the Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) in Northern Nigeria; accountable for the achievement of programme deliverables and delivery of the joint log-frame within the consortium of Save the Children and Action Against Hunger.
Qualification: Post-graduate qualification in Public Health, or Nutrition or Food Security related relevant discipline. Substantial experience of working and living in Africa, ideally with professional experience in Nigeria, Prior experience of designing and/or delivering large scale (in excess of £10m) cash transfer programmes, Proven ability to manage large consortiums with a minimum of 4 years experience managing multi-reqional or multi-country programmes. Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality. Ability to represent the cash transfer programme at a strategic level and engage and influence key stakeholders
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The Education Manager is accountable for the strategic direction and technical support of the Education programme in Nigeria. As a member of the Programme Development and Quality team in Nigeria, the Education Manager is responsible for overseeing the development of a high quality, innovative Education programme that delivers immediate and lasting change for children and monitoring the quality of its implementation. The Education Manager will lead on the development of Save the Children's reputation in Nigeria as an authoritative and influential voice on children's rights to Education through high quality advocacy and research.
Qualification: The Ideal Candidate should possess a Master's degree in law, policy, education, social science or equivalent fields. 5-7 years working experiences with preferably experiences on programme development, monitoring and evaluation, policy research and advocacy in relation to any of Save the Children's education areas (Basic Education or Girl's Education or Early Child Care Development) is a necessary requirement. Experience working with high level government agencies and academics on issues related to Education is desirable
The post holder will primarily be responsible for ensuring that robust systems and procedures are set up and followed in accordance with SCI guidelines. The post holder will be in charge of FMS (Agresso) administration and ensure that timely and accurate postings and payments are made to creditors/suppliers
Qualification: Ideal candidate should have Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/ Part 11 of Recognised Professional Accounting Body (viz ICAN, ACCA, CIMA) or its equivalent and 5 years experience in similar position.
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For positions 4 & 5 kindly send your CV and covering letter on or before 2nd December 2012 explaining why you are suitable to Nigeria.Recruitment@savethechildren.org. State position clearly in the subject field as applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified. Also, applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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