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  • Posted on: 18 October, 2016 Deadline: 25 October, 2016
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    Household Economic Strengthening (HES) Coordinator - STEER Project

     

    Job Description

    • This position will be responsible for providing technical support and guidance in the implementation of the economic strengthening component of the STEER OVC project.
    • The job will primarily focus on; support CSOs on market assessment which will include gender iterative economic opportunity analyses, identification of pro-poor, high-growth value chains, building financial literacy skills of households, incorporating basic market principles, facilitate skills trainings, manage group savings programs, household economic assessments, support to households to develop and scale-up businesses on community-based savings and loan schemes, (S&L) for caregivers and heads of households.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the State and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of work plan.
    • Coordinate identification of viable HHES models, gather information on what models of HHES are available in the target communities, both formal and informal
    • Based on the above, contribute to the design of flexible and adaptable economic strengthening models based on best practices and relevance to the Nigeria context, which can be feasibly rolled out in target communities.
    • Support to train and guide CSOs or partners as they roll out HHES strategies in target communities, working with teams to plan and implement the roll-out strategies.
    • Provide support and mentoring to CSO staff and partners in implementing the HHES services in the communities, through field visits, refresher trainings, on the job training etc.  Help CSOs ensure that services are relevant and useful to the beneficiaries and well integrated with other services provide by and through the STEER project.
    • Help the project CSOs or partners ensure that economic strengthening services provided by STEER project are in line and complementary with, other economic strengthening services provided by other agencies at the state and community levels.
    • Coordinate periodic monitoring/reviews of the HHSE services, identify successes, and using lessons learned to make contribution to the overall HHES strategies of the project.
    • Ensure that HHES components and related services are integrated into project reviews and evaluation activities.
    • Support State level planning of activities as agreed in the STEER work plan.
    • Under the Supervision of HES Advisor, manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events.
    • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings as required.
    • Compile States level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
    • Develop State level annual, quarterly and monthly work plans as agreed with the line manager.
    • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of STEER technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
    • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops.
    • Support the work of consultants in the States as needs arise.
    • Document technical team meetings, partner meetings, conferences, and workshops, so that notes are around to team members not in attendance and to STEER/HQ.
    • Provide support on technical initiatives, including performing literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to technical activities as required.
    • Maintain good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on Nutrition in the States.
    • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the STEER COP, including assisting HES Advisor.
    • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; comply strictly to security procedures and other staff policies.

    Skills & Experience

    • A degree in the field of Finance, Agriculture, Economics, or Development
    • 5-7 years working experience in HES interventions with at least 3 of which should be in non - profit sector.
    • Experience in Financial Exclusions and Management of Savings’ Groups
    • 3 years HES experience with international NGO a plus
    • Interest in development issues
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
    • Fluency in English
    • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.  
    • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.

    Desirable:

    • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of Finance, Agriculture, Economics, or Development
    • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
    • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision
    • Residence within the location
    • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
    • Strong organizational and communication skills.

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

     

    Job Description

    • To assume a technical role in implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation systems for all project activities in Lagos and Cross Rivers States.
    • The post will involve coordination with state teams, and in line with USAID reporting requirements, and with SC guidelines and best practices.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Based on the project proposal, implementation plan, and donor reporting requirements, implement the system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts, which is feasible, practical, and “user friendly”, and will obtain valid and reliable information.
    • Ensure an effective M&E data collection and reporting system with all partners through mentorship, on the job training, site visits and other technical support as needed.  Ensure systems are well understood and properly implemented by all partners.
    • Work with partners and state teams to maintain reporting processes to ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Support the conduct of periodic supportive supervision and Data Quality Assessment visits to state teams, partners, and communities
    • Facilitate the sharing of information obtained with communities, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism.
    • Ensure programming is aligned to targets and indicators contained in project proposal
    • Constantly update State team on activities progress
    • Provide on-going support to partners, and communities to maintain M&E systems; identify skill gaps that can be addressed in subsequent trainings.
    • Analyse information about the programme and make recommendations for improvement.
    • Prepare and submit monthly reports in ensuring utmost quality
    • Update project database routinely as at when required
    • Support monthly data review meetings in States
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Monitoring & Evaluation Director

    Skills & Experience

    • Training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
    • 3 years of direct experience of monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: health, HIV, nutrition and/ or economics.
    • Strong analytical skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning.
    • Computer literate.
    • Ability to support CSOs across board by building their capacity.
    • Planning skills, including ability to think creatively and set priorities, manage work plans and evaluate progress.
    • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal).
    • The ability to analyse complex data and summarise it for a range of different audiences.
    • Commitment to SC’s mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).
    • Commitment to support cross organisational initiatives.
    • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
    • Ability to operate within a predominantly administratively self-servicing environment.

    Desirable:

    • A degree or a postgraduate level qualification or equivalent in economics or related discipline
    • Experience working with in Systems Strengthening programs to support vulnerable children.
    • Experience of qualitative research techniques
    • Experience in international development

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    Nutrition Coordinator - STEER Project

     

    Job Description

    • As a member of the STEER Team, the Nutrition Coordinator will work under the direction of the Nutrition Advisor in the day-to-day successful implementation of the STEER Project at the States.
    • Overall, the Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for the support and capacity building of the STEER partners including CSOs and the Government counterparts.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the State and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of work plan.
    • Provide technical support to SPRING Project, STEER partners and Government counterparts to implement Nutrition activities and to ensure that agreed targets are met.
    • Responsible for facilitation of trainings, support State level planning and activities for World Breastfeeding week and other nutrition activities as agreed in the annual work plan.
    • Under the Supervision of Nutrition Advisor, manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events, such as trainings
    • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
    • Compile States level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
    • Develop State level annual, quarterly and monthly work plans as agreed with the line manager.
    • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of STEER technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
    • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops.
    • Support the work of consultants in the States as needs arise.
    • Document technical team meetings, partner meetings, conferences, and workshops, so that notes are around to team members not in attendance and to STEER/HQ.
    • Provide support on technical initiatives, including performing literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to technical activities as required.
    • Maintain good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on Nutrition in the States.
    • Represent STEER in States level meetings such as SCFN, working groups, etc.
    • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the STEER COP, including assisting HES Advisor.
    • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; comply strictly to security procedures and other staff policies.

    Skills & Experience

    • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
    • Experience in Contemporary Nutrition  interventions
    • Experience working with an international NGO a plus
    • Interest in development issues
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
    • Fluency in English
    • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.
    • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.

    Desirable:

    • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
    • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
    • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision
    • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
    • Strong organizational and communication skills.

    Method of Application

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