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  • Posted on: 6 August, 2014 Deadline: 18 August, 2014
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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 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 Beneficiary/Data Assistant


    Job Description
    The LGA Field Registration/Data Assistant will be responsible for capturing and collation data and organizing it in a useful manner for the targeted beneficiaries in the respective LGAs.


    • Candidate should possess at least a Bachelor's degree in related field and 1-3 years previous experience with local and international NGOs; ability to read maps and work using handheld GPS is an added advantage;
    • S/he should have computer literacy skills (MS Office applications and web-based), willingness to travel and ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO’s staff with knowledge of the local language and good communication skills.

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    Awards Assistant


    Job Description
    To assist the maintenance and administration of a robust and effective awards management system that is compliant to SCI awards systems and guidelines, and meet donor requirements.


    •     Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or other relevant discipline; 2-4 years working experience with institutional donor contracts such as DFID, EC, ECHO, USAID in an I/NGO environment;
    •     S/he should have analytical skills and ability to translate analysis into appropriate, feasible and practical implementation plans and goals; experience of supporting programmes in each stage of the project cycle, including budgeting, technical and financial monitoring in the context of grants/restricted funding sources;
    •     Computer literate (including working knowledge of MSWord, Excel, Access) and competency ri development of spread-sheets and databases and ability to use developed guidelines and formats to support staff in donor applications and reporting;
    •     S/he should have strong written and verbal communication skills;
    •     Willingness to travel and work in difficult environment from time to time.

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    Programme Officer


    Job Description
    The job holder provides key support to several functions within the team including, but not limited to Communications, Grants, and Human Resources, aiding the National Programme Manager/Deputy Program Manager as well as programmatic and general administrative tasks. The Programme Officer facilitates effective communication and coordination within SCI,ACF implementing partners and other organisations.


    •     Candidate should possess a minimum of Bsc/HND in a Social Science/Science related discipline and a postgraduate degree will be an added advantage;
    •     S/he should have 3-5 years prior NGO experience with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work proactively and flexibly alongside a wide range of team members;
    •     S/he should have strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills and Excellent computer literacy;
    •     S/he should have knowledge and experience of developing administrative systems with strong numeracy skills and experience of tracking & monitoring budgets i.e budget planning, phasing forecasting and reporting.

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    Monitoring & Evaluation and Value for Money Advisor


    Job Description

    •     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.

    Candidate must have at least a professional qualification at postgraduate level or equivalent in economics or related disciplined and 5 years of direct experience in monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: health, HIV, nutrition and/or economics; experience of cost benefit analysis, economic appraisal or other value for money methodologies and working within budget constraints; previous experience with local or international NGOs; advanced computer literacy with advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management and qualitative research techniques; experience working with social protection or cash transfer programmes is desirable.

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    Awards Manager


    Job Description

    • This role will work collaboratively with members and other departments of the Country office programme to ensure smooth management of development and humanitarian programme awards, sub awards and contracts, focusing on donor compliance and accountability.
    • This position will also be responsible to build the capacity of staff and partner organizations.

    Candidate should possess minimum of a Master's Degree in any of the social Sciences or related discipline and a professional qualification will be an added advantage; s/he should have 6-8 years proven work experience managing International Donor Funded projects in an I/NGOs environment with excellent communication skills, report and proposal writing skills; experience of and well developed skills in staff management, supervision and capacity building with proven track record of supporting a senior management team: Computer literate (i.e. WORD, advanced Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems).

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    Areas Operations Manager


    Job Description

    • The Area Operations Manager will lead the transformation of Save the Children’s operations platform in designated States within North West Nigeria to a new operating model, whilst also delivering Save the Children’s strategy and ensuring essential standards are met within the country.
    • The Area Operations Manager is expected to lead on all aspects of managing large and or multiple field bases including budget development and management, agency coordination and representation, security emergency preparedness and response, logistics and management of multiple teams.


    •     Candidate must possess a minimum of MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience with significant management experience working in Northern Nigeria;
    •     S/he should have previous experience of managing a team; project management, including multi sector programmes with budget management experience including institutional donors;
    •     S/he should also have ECHO and/or DFID/USAID programme management experience; security management experience in insecure environments and field level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN and also possess strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy;
    •     Demonstrable experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability with excellent communication skills and a high level of written and spoken English;
    •     S/he must have the capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances; Hausa speaker (desirable)

    Method of Application

    Kindly send your C.V. and covering letter on or before 18th August, 2014 explaining why you are suitable to: . 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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