• Local Government Area Technical Advisor at Save The Children

  • Posted on: 10 July, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    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.

    Local Government Area Technical Advisor

     

    ROLE PURPOSE:
    To strengthen the capacity of the Local Government Area (LGA) nutrition focal person or team (as designated by the LGA) in management, delivery, and advocacy of cost-effective malnutrition prevention and treatment interventions (interventions include – Infant & Young Child Feeding, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition , Maternal & Child Health Weeks).

    Qualifications 

    •     At least a B.A. in programme management, health and nutrition, or related social science.
    •     Previous experience with local and international NGOs
    •     Strong programme management background, including HR management
    •     Significant experience in planning, managing and delivering a programme, including costing, managing and monitoring budgets.
    •     Effective resource planning, including commodities and technical expertise.
    •     Computer literate.
    •     Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable workplans and evaluate progress.
    •     Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
    •     Ability to work in partnership with government and other organizations’ staff.
    •     Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) in English and Hausa.
    •     Independence, adaptability and flexibility.
    •     Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
    •     Commitment to SCI mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).

    Desirable
    Broad understanding of rights and development issues, international relations and the international humanitarian systems.

    Method of Application

    Kindly send your C.V. and covering letter on or before 18th July 2014explaining 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.

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