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 anti 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 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 National Programs Director will support the transformation of Save the Children’s operations platform in Nigeria to a new operating model, whilst also delivering Save the Children’s strategy and ensuring essential standards are met within the country through ensuring all National Programs are fully compliant, delivered on time and within budget
Lead on strengthening the operational base and ensuring strong collaboration, joined up planning an implementation between the technical and operations and support service teams
Monitoring and track operational performance for the Nigeria program
Support the monitoring of humanitarian and emergency situation in Nigeria and co-ordinate assessments, categorization and response.
Candidate must have a minimum of 7 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs
S/he should haves Master’s degree in development or other social sciences
The incumbent should have a good understanding of at least 3 of the sectorial programs in Humanitarian and food security and livelihoods with a working knowledge within a complex and matrix organization structure
Substantial experience in Logistics, including procurement, supply chain, fleet management & inventory.
S/he should have substantial experience and knowledge of affective financial and budgetary control, securing and managing grants from major institutional donors
S/he should have solid project management skills related to organizational development projects and international, cross functional teams with a proven history of delivering results: an in- depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular relation to children
S/he must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with fluency in written and spoken English.
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.
Candidate must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or its equivalent
Ability to use MS Word, Excel, Access and competency in development of spread-sheets and databases: proven analytical skills
S/he should also have strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate clearly with thoughtful and accurate information
Substantial management experience of which at least 3 are with non-profit sector and managing institutional donor contracts such as DFID, EC. ECHO, USAID; proven experience of developing guidelines and formats to support staff in donor applications and reporting with particular reference to USAID grants.
Knowledge of major donor funding sources and grant application processes.
Experience of managing or supporting programmes in each stage of the project cycle, including development of funding proposals, budgeting, technical and financial monitoring.
The knowledge management coordinator will be responsible for putting together all activity reports and consolidate them for wider circulation. Working with the team to amalgamate collective learning, best practices and formulate knowledge management and guidance. The incumbent will also lead in the planning and dissemination of achievements and success stories to external stakeholders.
Candidate must possess minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism/Library Studies/Communications (Social Science with at least three (3) years’ experience with a focus on governance and enhanced voice and accountability
Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer literacy skills
S/he should also have strong facilitation and presentation skills.
Interested candidates should send your CV. and covering letter on or before 14 March 2014 explaining why you are suitable to: Nigeriavacancy@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.