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  • Posted on: 21 April, 2011 Deadline: 9 May, 2011
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  • Save the Children UK has been working in Nigeria since 2001. STC is working in several states: Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna and others focusing on child survival, education and protecting children. Furthermore, Nigeria is one of five priority countries for the Alliance popular campaign in child survival. As the world's leading independent children's charity, Save the Children inspires dramatic change for children around the globe. We are looking for experienced staff to support the implementation of the organization's programme across the country. 

    Front Desk Officer - Abuja  

    The role will among other function provide general administrative support, including document management in the share drive, soft and hard filing of document. S/he will manage hotel bookings for visitors; venue bookings in the event of trainings, workshops 
    etc; manage flight bookings and follow up with travellers as well as maintaining proactive communication with the travellers and line manager. Key competencies required for this role are: 

    People management & leadership, coordination of communications, administration & logistics, flight bookings, hotel & venue bookings. The candidate is expected to possess at least 2 years of administrative experience, strong IT skills, excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure. Knowledge and experience of developing administrative systems, arranging travel and visas and experience working in humanitarian sector is desirable. Annual Gross Salary: N2,400,000.00. Please note that interested applicants can send their request to vacancy@scuknigeria.org for a full job description of the positions to be sent to them by email. 
    For details on the positions below and submission of applications, applicants should please refer to Save the Children's recruitment website at: https://www7.i-grasp.com/savethechildren/  

    Nutrition Adviser

    The role will be responsible for the design and support of a high quality and integrated programmes in Nigeria that reduces malnutrition. S/he will provide strategic support to the implementation of the Child Survival plan and embark on strengthening of Save the Children's nutrition work. 

    Senior Programme Manager (Infant & Child Nutrition and Northern Nigeria

    The role will strategically lead and manage the Infant and Child Nutrition programme in Northern Nigeria. S/he will be accountable for the achievement of programme deliverables and delivery of the joint log-frame within the consortium and with UNICEF.

    Contracts Mobilization & Compliance Manager

    This role will support the process of working on budget design for commercial proposals and develop the financial and operational aspects of the Nigeria Office. The role will ensure that projects can function at a high level of quality while delivery value for money services. It will require liaison with contractors, project consortium organisations and other Save the Children Alliance members to ensure projects can operationally function. The role will also be responsible for managing project contractor relationships and supporting the Country Director in the transition of successful proposals into implementation plans and functioning projects.

    Chief of Party

    The role will work with Save the Children's existing country office in Nigeria, but will be solely responsible for overall management of the USAID Cooperative Agreement for the anticipated Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program. 'S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful and integrated multi-sectoral program that builds upon existing USAID/PEPFAR and GON investment and that will achieve memorable outcomes in the mitigation of the impact of HIV/AIDS on children, families and communities in Nigeria. S/he will liaise closely with USAID/Nigeria Government of Nigeria representatives, Save the Children's Office of HIV / AIDS and Africa Area and Country Offices, and partner organizations. The COP will be the principal representative of the project. The COP will ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, semi-annual reports and annual reports as may be required. The COP will be responsible for overall direction and coordination of the activities of any sub-recipient partners under this grant, and for linking to broader for a in country for coordination of OVC work more broadly.

    Deputy Chief of Party

    The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for Programmes will be responsible for the provision of technical leadership and expertise for the anticipated large-scale program focused on Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria. S/he will develop technical strategies and will oversee and guide the implementation of program activities across the all target geographic areas and will provide expert technical guidance related to the mitigation of the impact of HIV/AIDS on children, family and communities in Nigeria, S/he will be responsible for technical quality assurance, so that the project is in line with and advances the state of the art and achieves the program objectives and expected results; and will lead and oversee monitoring and evaluation of the project. S/he will represent the program in related technical for and will provide overall coordination of technical capacity building of government and civil society partners. The DCOP will have sufficient experience to serve as the Chief of Party during absences of the incumbent. S/he will maintain close liaison with USAID, Save the Children offices, and partners as needed and will work with the COP to ensure the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID, including annual work plans and performance monitoring plans. This is a senior leadership role and will serve as a key member of the project team; the DCOP will report directly to the COP. The DCOP will coordinate and maintain close liaison with project partners and with relevant stakeholders.


    To apply, send your C.V. and covering letter in ONLY one attached document explaining how you are suitable to vacancy@scuknigeria.org. The subject field MUST clearly state the position you are applying for. Please note that the Front Desk Officer position is based in Abuja. 
    Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
    Closing Date: 9 May 2011 

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