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  • Posted on: 31 January, 2013 Deadline: 14 February, 2013
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  • Save the Children Nigeria is a leading international organization in over eight states in Nigeria with a current staff complement of approximately 123 staff and current expenditure of approximately GBP 6.8 million each year. Our programme implementation is focused in the Northern States including Katsina, Kebbi, Zamfara where we have offices and in .Jigawa, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi and Kaduna where we work with and through partners.

    Save the Children is about to launch an exciting new project in two states in Northern Nigeria. The project aims to provide up to 60,000 vulnerable families with regular cash transfers to reduce poverty and improve their ability to buy nutritious food.

    In order to contribute to this and strengthen the impact of our programme on children, we are looking for committed, effective and efficient candidates to fill five positions in our Child Development Programme (CDGP).

    National Programme Manager

     

    Role Purpose
    The National Programme Manager will strategically lead and manage the Child Development Grant Programme in Northern Nigeria and s/he will be 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.

    In order to be successful within this position, you will ideally have:

    • Bachelors degree in a related field
    • Post-graduate qualification in Public Health, or Nutrition or Food Security related relevant discipline
    • Prior experience of designing and/or delivering large scale (in excess of 10m) programmes
    • Proven ability to manage large consortium with a minimum of 4 years experience managing multi-regional or multi-country programmes
    • Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
    • Ability to represent the programme at a strategic level and engage and influence key stakeholders
    • Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or regional level government structures.
    • Self-motivated and results orientated.
    • Highly numerically articulate with a track record of data manipulation and use of spreadsheets and reporting systems.
    • Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
    • Proven ability to motivate and develop others
    • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
    • Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise
    • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s alms, values and principles
    • Substantial experience of working and living in Africa, ideally with professional experience in Nigeria
    • Demonstrable understanding of Value for Money and DFID results agenda.
    • Ability to coach and mentor multi-sectoral partners
    • Ability to speak Hausa

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    International Social Protection Adviser

     

    Role/Purpose
    Strategically lead and manage all technical aspects of the Child Development Grant Programme, accountable for ensuring that the programme is delivered to a high quality, evidence in the programme approach is built and a consistent approach to quality is taken across the consortium.

    In order to be successful within this position, you will Ideally have:

    • Post-graduate qualification in social science, international development, economics or related relevant discipline
    • Prior experience of designing and delivering cash transfer programmes at scale
    • Proven ability to work within or manage large consortiums with a minimum of 4 years experience managing multi-agency programmes
    • Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality,
    • Ability to represent the cash transfer programme at a policy and strategic level as well as to engage with and influence key stakeholders
    • Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or regional level government structures.
    • Substantial experience of working and living in Africa, ideally with professional experience in Nigeria
    • Proven ability to motivate and develop others
    • Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise
    • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
    • Demonstrable understanding of Value for Money and DFID results agenda.
    • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
    • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Highly numerically articulate with a track record of data manipulation and use of spreadsheets and reporting systems.
    • Self-motivated and results orientated.
    • Ability to coach and mentor multi-sectoral partners

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    Child Safeguarding Advisor

     

    Role Purpose
    The Child Safeguarding (CS) role will take lead in institutionalizing child safeguarding and code of conduct into the Nigeria countrywide programme, ensure that the country programme has a clear complaints, reporting and investigation mechanisms, and monitor compliance and accountability. The role has overall responsibility for ensuring that partners, suppliers and others associated with SCI are aware of and are compliant with the child safeguarding policy.

    In order to be successful within this position, you will ideally have:

    • Degree level qualification in social work or equivalent health, education or other relevant professional qualification and working experience
    • Minimum 5 years direct experience of child protection practice and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
    • Up to date working knowledge of child care law, child protection policies and practice and current issues in relation to safeguarding children within Nigeria and the West African context
    • A general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues
    • Fluency in written and spoken English
    • Preparing written reports or materials to a publishable standard in the English language
    • Planning, delivering and evaluating training, capacity building, coaching and mentoring skills
    • Organizing and managing a complex and demanding workload and working on own initiative
    • Influencing practice and policy, including communicating effectively and persuasively at all levels
    • Facilitating learning, development and change for individuals and/or groups/organizations
    • Coordination skills, especially in relation to cross-departmental working and external networks
    • Good understanding and knowledge of gender equity and diversity
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
    • general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues
    • Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

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    Compliance and Awards Coordinator

     

    Role Purpose
    To ensure the maintenance and administration of a robust and an effective grants management system that is compliant to Save the Children grants systems and guidelines and meetdonor requirements.

    In order to be successful within this position, you will ideally have:

    • A Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a recognised professional certificate in accounting - Part II ACA, ACMA, ACCA
    • Substantial management experience of which at least 3 for the non-profit sector
    • Experience of managing institutional donor contracts such as DFID, EC, ECHO, USAID
    • Proven experience in strategic financial management and producing appropriate management information to support strategy development and decision-making by management
    • Proven training experience to all levels of staff, both informal (on the job coaching) and formal (structured training courses).
    • Proven analytical skills and ability to translate analysis into appropriate, feasible and practical implementation plans and goals.
    • An understanding of development work in order to communicate effectively with donors and programme staff on funding sources and programme issues
    • Experience of developing guidelines and formats to support staff in donor applications and reporting with particular reference to DFID grants
    • Knowledge of major donor funding sources and grant application processes
    • Ability to recognise and interpret funding trends and make recommendations on implications for funding
    • Experience of managing or supporting programmes in each stage of the project cycle, including development of funding proposals, budgeting, technical and financial monitoring in the context of grants/restricted funding sources.
    • Thorough understanding of interdepartmental relationships, dynamics and functioning in an overseas programme setting
    • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children
    • Ability to translate complex, technical and financial issues into a language understandable by non-finance staff
    • Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environment from time to time
    • Ability to work within a multicultural and multi-religious settings
    • Experience of Save the Children UK financial accounting packages, policies, systems and procedures.
    • International experience preferably gained within an I NGO in a relief/emergency setting
    • Experience or knowledge of working in the region or country programmes
    • Proven experience in grants auditing especially of DFID grant audits

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    Monitoring & Evaluation and Value for Money Coordinator

     

    Role Purpose
    To assume a lead technical role in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation systems for all project activities. This will include a particular focus on monitoring and evaluating the project’s Value for Money (economy, efficiency, and effectiveness). The post will involve coordination with project management and state teams, and in line with DFID reporting requirements, and with SC guidelines and best practices.

    In order to be successful within this position, you will ideally have:

    • Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
    • 5 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.
    • Demonstrated ability to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and evaluation.
    • Experience of cost benefit analysis, economic appraisal or other value for money methodologies.
    • Computer literate.
    • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
    • Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.
    • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable workplans 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.
    • Experience of working within budget constraints.
    • Commitment to SC's mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).
    • Commitment to support cross organisational initiatives.
    • Comrnitmentto team working and understanding of how to contribute.
    • Ability to operate within a predominantly administratively self-servicing environment.
    • Professional qualification at postgraduate level or equivalent in economics or related discipline
    • Experience working with social protection or cash transfer programmes
    • Experience of qualitative research techniques
    • Experience in international development

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should kindly send C.V. and covering letter 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.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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