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  • Posted on: 2 August, 2013 Deadline: 13 August, 2013
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    Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 120 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children's mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. 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.

    Deputy Country Director


    As a member of the Nigeria Senior Management team, the Deputy Country Director will have shared accountability
    for Save the Children's international development and emergency programming in a program of approximately $30 million each year through an organization of more than 150 staff. You will lead the transformation of Save the Children's
    programming in Nigeria to a new operating model, whilst also delivering Save the Children's strategy within the country

    Delivering quality programmes, including advocacy, for children
    Serving Members and their donors
    Guaranteeing a structured growth of the operational platform and managing new opportunities

    In order to be successful within this role, you will ideally have
    Minimum of a first degree in social sciences and an MBA or equivalent.
    Minimum of 7 years experience in a senior leadership role working in an international development context or at a similar level.
    Proven experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise.
    Proven experience in program development and good knowledge of donors (including multilateral, institutional & corporate) and context in Nigeria.
    Proven experience managing a crisis situation requiring quick changes to priorities and rapid action to respond.
    Proven experience leading change in an organization which has led to considerable results for the organization and its stakeholders.
    Track record of building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organization.
    Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.
    Strong skills and expertise in planning, financial and budget management as well as people management.
    Good understanding of operational, financial and support services management processes.
    Good understanding of key trends in international and humanitarian development.

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    Finance Managers


    The Finance Manager is responsible for supporting the management and development of SCiN's work in Nigeria through providing effective and efficient support, advice, expertise and training to the Finance, Award and Programme teams as well as the Country Director and other team members as required teams as well as the Country Director and other team members as required.

    BSC/HND, Accounting Degree (or equivalent certification and experience), Recognized accounting
    qualification - ICAN, ICAEW, CIMA, CPA, ACCA with at least 5 years financial management experience with INGOs, Experience in staff management and supervision, and demonstrable ability to use different techniques to build high performance teams, Knowledge and experience of financial computer applications, including FMS (Agresso), FBS and other packages, spreadsheets, Proven strategic financial ability including substantial experience in forward financial planning
    Excellent spoken and written English, Self-evident inter-personal skills that will ensure senior managers to seek their in resolving financial issues, The ability to challenge poor practice constructively and to give direct actionable feedback on control failures.
    Good personal organizational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure; Ability to work with, support and interpret financial reports to staff with limited financial skills.

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    Food Security and Livelihood Programme Officer


    The main purpose of the job is to facilitate the implementation of the ECHO funded Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods Project in Katsina State at community level and liaise closely with State Level, the LGA and other district and ward level stakeholders.

     First degree from a recognized/accredited Tertiary Institution in Nigeria, at least three years post- graduation experience         
    Previous experience with other local and international NGOs; Experience in Nutrition and in community based programmes
    Training and experience on community mobilization and sensitization, Advocacy and Voice experience
    Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written, Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staff.

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator


    To assume a lead technical role in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate' Monitoring
    and Evaluation systems for all project activities in coordination with the project management and state teams, and in line with BMGF reporting requirements, and with SC guidelines and best practices.

    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 analytic 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. Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others, Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress.

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    Campaign Coordinator


    To provide support to the Child Survival Campaign and advocacy pillars of the Health and Nutrition team of Save the
    Children in Nigeria. To provide support as needed to organize campaign events and prepare for meetings, workshops and other related activities, including maintaining links and assisting with documentations and preparing of campaign activities under the Bill and Melinda gates Advocacy project.

    A degree from a reputable University/Institution in Communication, Media or Social Sciences. Minimum of 3 years experience working in campaign, media or marketing. Proven track record in producing quality campaign materials and organizing quality events.

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    Administrative Assistant


    The purpose of the assignment is to provide administrative support to programme team based in Abuja. The Administrative Assistant will provide logistic and administrative support for the implementation of activities in both Abuja and States. He /She will liaison and coordinate with the other departments in Abuja and ensure action is taken and give feedback to the programme teams. They will also provide admin support across the organization as applicable.

    University degree in any field, with at least 1 year experience of providing administrative support preferably in an NGO setting. A strong computer literacy, proficient in Microsoft Office and excellent organizational and administration skills and the ability to plan and prioritize own work without close supervision.

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    Awards Coordinator


    To ensure the maintenance and administration of a robust and an effective grants management system that is compliant to SC grants systems and guidelines and meet donor requirements.

    Bachelors of Accounting Degree (or equivalent certification), Minimum 2 years similar work experience within a busy working environment such as INGOs. Excellent computer skills especially in Ms Excel and Ms Word. Ability
    to work in a multicultural set up, High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team Understanding of donor rules such as USAID/DFID, etc

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    Human Resource Officer


    To provide administrative support and assistance for the development and management of Human Resources functions, for the development and maintenance of policies & procedures, for or the security of staff and for the promotion of the Child Safe Guarding Policy

    A bachelors Degree in Business Administration or Social Sciences with at least 2 years experience in Similar role covering Staff and performance management as well as HR administration. A minimum of 5 years field based experience in complex and insecure settings, preferably in more than one country

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    Logistics Coordinator


    The Logistics Coordinator is responsible to the Logistics Manager for supporting improvements and providing Management in all logistics and procurement functions including the supply chain, fleet, assets and communications in coordination with the logistic and procurement staff.

    Bachelors degree in Purchasing and Supply, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences or a related. Good experience in: purchasing, clearing and forwarding, exemption waiver pursuit, NAFDAC and Customs processes and procedures. Good experience in Warehousing, vehicle management, administration. Practical experience in working HF and VHF radios.
    Good written and spoken English and other languages as required and should possess the ability to keep clear and concise records. Valid clean driving license and sound driving skills

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    Health Project Manager


    The Primary purpose of this assignment is to oversee the Child Health project in Lagos state. He/she will take the lead in ensuring smooth roll out and implementation of the new Child health project focusing on stopping preventable deaths from diarrhea and Pneumonia in 4 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Lagos state (Agege, lkeja, Ifako Ijaiye and Ojo) in collaboration with Lagos State Ministry of Health and Local Government health departments.
    He/She will provide technical leadership in the area of child health while coordinating with other partners involved in child health activities such as UNICEF, WHO and PATH 2

    Minimum of a Bachelors' degree in health with 7-8 years' experience in related field or a Postgraduate qualification in Public Health with a minimum of 5 years' experience in related field. Basic clinical and public health
    At least 5 yrs health programme management experience with 1/NGO in Nigeria; very good understanding national health policies and strategies, programmes and stakeholders on Child Health in Nigeria, very good understanding of child survival issues and common childhood illnesses in Nigeria Very good understanding of childhood immunizations and immunizations programming/ coverage issues in Clinical experience in Pediatrics or Community Pediatrics in Nigeria, master trainer/ToT on IMNCI and CC
    Analytical & research skills, experience in conducting health systems research, ability to analyze data using EPlnfo/STATA etc   

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    WASH Coordinator


    The primary responsibility of the WASH (Water Hygiene and Sanitation) coordinator is to provide technical oversight to all WASH interventions in the Child health project implemented in 4 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Lagos state (Agege, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikeja and Ojo)

    A minimum of a Bachelors' degree in health or environmental science; Additional Qualification
    environment science, Public health or any related field is an added advantage, At least 3 years' work experience in WASH in government structures, Local NGOs or INGOs  
    Experience of working with local communities in implementing WASH interventions is essential.

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    Advocacy Adviser


    To provide support to the Advocacy team on policy analysis, new programme development, advocacy initiatives strategy development and pro-poor governance agenda in the delivery of basic social services with focus on in Quality and access to health services.
    Post Graduate Degree in Public Health/Social Science with at least 5 years experience in health/social services delivery focusing on governance and enhanced voice and accountability. Profound knowledge in governance and health systems and political terrains with ability to clearly communicate and easily relate to federal/state authorities.

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    The driver is responsible for the safe driving of Save the Children International vehicle, staff and Assets. The will ensure cleaning, proper maintenance of vehicles in compliance with the Driver's handbook and safe standards, ensuring the vehicle is fuelled in time for trips and the proper management of the fuel supply for that the driver should do so in accordance with SCI policies and procedures.

    A full and clean driving license Should have 3-5 years experience of professional driving.
    Prior experience as a driver in an international NGO, UN agency or private company; Ability to multi-task a calmly under pressure is essential for this position. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in insecure environments is critical. Some practical experience of user vehicle maintenance.

    Method of Application

    Kindly send your C.V. and covering letter on or before 13th August 2013 explaining why you are suitable . State position clearly in the subject field as applications without app subject will be disqualified. Also, applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. In order to apply for more great opportunities, please visit our website on .

    For more information and to support our work, please visit our website on .Our selection processes reflect our commitment to safeguard children from abuse. Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face.

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