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  • Posted: Feb 13, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
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  • Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. Please give monthly and support our mission. Save the...
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    Advocacy & Campaign Coordinator (National Position)

    Ref Id: 20000146
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    The Organisation

    • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
    • We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
      • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
      • All children learn from quality basic education and that,
      • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
    • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
    • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
    • We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
    • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    Child Safeguarding

    • Level 3 - The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

    Role Purpose

    • To provide support to the project 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 improving quality and access to Health Services, Nutrition, Food Security, Education and Child Protection.

    Key Areas of Accountability
    People Management & Leadership:

    • Have regular meetings with local authorities to update on the progress of programmes
    • Involve relevant authorities in the planning and implementation of programmes through consultation and joint visits
    • In collaboration with other team members plan and carry out feedback meetings with authorities and beneficiaries
    • Advocate for allocation of appropriate resources for the implementation of nutrition, FSL, Education activities in the LGAs

    Programme Development and Quality:

    • Support actively in the process of developing the organization’s short- and long-term governance and advocacy agendas. As directed, and particularly as it relates to exploring governance-related barriers to the elimination of exclusion and inequity, undertake research and analysis on possible new areas for SC programming.
    • Prepare concept papers and other relevant documents, and initiate and describe project ideas and initiatives in accordance with the country strategy, the current contextual environment, the institutional capabilities of potential partners, resource availability and funding sources
    • When working on specific high-priority initiatives, the Advocacy Coordinator will collaborate with senior staff and support the analysis process, developing policy positions and programme strategies, establishing new networks and partnerships, and managing coalitions.
    • Assist colleagues to strengthen their knowledge and skills/capacities to incorporate governance frameworks, policy research, analysis and advocacy into their work.
    • Contribute to development of advocacy strategies proposal writing and fund raising

    Communication and Representation:

    • Act as SC’s representative at local, national and international levels with local authorities, partners etc. as required, mainly in events relating to basic services (health/nutrition, FSL and education) programme. Represent SC Nigeria CO and communicate SC Nigeria CO's public policy and advocacy positions as and when appropriate to institutions, government, international, national and local organisations as required.
    • Support the coordination of the drafting and submission of strategic, planning and reporting documents, including but not limited to strategy documents, the operational plan and annual reports, and ad hoc requests for updates and reports from SC CO and Regional Office.
    • Develop and maintain a professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC globally.
    • Dissemination of important information and messages

    Programme Management:

    • Supervise consultants involved in writing project designs, case studies or reports, facilitating training events, and conducting policy research, or other such contracted services.
    • Support the implementation of the governance programme including quality control, negotiation with local partners, financial management, documentation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting etc

    Other - Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

    Requirements, Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Level of Education - Post Graduate
    • Specified Study Area - Public Health / Social Science
    • Desired Number of Years’ Experience - 5 years post NYSC (in health/social services delivery with a focus on governance and enhanced voice and accountability)
    • Language Requirements - English - Excellent and working knowledge of local language(s)
    • Level of IT Expertise Required - Excellent
    • Profound knowledge in Nigeria governance especially the North East. Good knowledge of Borno governance structure and dynamics; knowledge of health systems and political terrains
    • Ability to clearly communicate and easily relate to federal and state authorities
    • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
    • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s commitment to protect children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

    Prior Experience Expectations:

    • Building external networks
    • Strategic Planning
    • Change Management
    • Governance and advocacy
    • Enhanced voice accountability
    • Training and Facilitation.

    Skills And Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
    • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    • Future orientated, thinks strategically

    Collaboration:

    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
    • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
    • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

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    MEAL Officer

    Reference No.: 20000147
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Child Safeguarding

    • Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

    Role Purpose

    • The Emergency MEAL Officer will coordinate the collection, compilation, consolidation and analysis of data to track programs/ projects activities, monitor progress and support impact measurement. S/he is responsible for establishing and ensuring better data management systems for the core program
    • He/she provides technical support and training to the field staffs, participates to the roll out of the accountability framework and contributes to internal knowledge building. Provide support to implementing partners and program staff to systematically measure progress in the implementation
    • She/he will provide a framework through which these measurements (M&E data) are fed back to those involved in the running of the various component of the project and ensure that the information can support and guide the decisions of the management team to improve the quality and impact the program operations.

    Scope of Role:

    • Reports to: MEAL Coordinator
    • Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: TBD

    Key Areas of Accountability
    Key Responsibilities for M&E:

    • Liaise with the MEAL Coordinator for the development and implementation of an M & E Plan for the Sector and provide MEAL related support to the sector.
    • Develop data capture tools for beneficiary identification and registration and distribution register
    • Provide community organizations, implementing partners and save the Children staff with clear and simple instructional sheets for each data collection tool and trained/provide regular coaching to relevant staffs and other stakeholders on data quality and the use of the data collection tools.
    • In consultation with education sector lead, design and develop program database, IPTT and regularly update database for the sector.
    • Update M&E plan timely and provide feedback to program staff on status and quality of implementation.
    • Contribute to the revision of monitoring and evaluation tools and train program team on design and proper use of it.
    • Organize learning events and document lesson learn/findings of PDM, CPA, field monitoring visit with education sector and develop learning paper with action plan and timeline.
    • Conduct regular field visits to track progress against indicators and put in place systems for routine data quality checks and validations
    • Provide project related figures and conduct regular data verification exercises to ensure reporting and collection of quality data; Verify entered data for completeness, correctness, and consistency and follow up on any data quality issues;
    • Respect schedules and deadlines agreed upon with his/her Manager.
    • Lead the coordination of field data collection and the flow of reports from the field to the management team and provide regular feedbacks to field workers and key stakeholders of progress in program implementations
    • With support from the MEAL Coordinator and MEAL Manager, establish and maintain project level information management system.
    • Actively participate in M&E meetings with key stakeholders. Take part in diagnostic studies, evaluations and surveys;
    • Report back any problems and constraints encountered during the course of the activities and suggest operational solutions.
    • Prepare monthly/quarterly progress reports and statistics as well as mid-/final reports to stakeholders
    • Advise and put in place a system for promoting transparency and accountability of plan for stakeholders.
    • Conduct Post Distribution Monitoring, Child Participatory Activities for the project and Field monitoring visit to project locations.
    • Data analysis and writing of monitoring and evaluation reports e.g. analyse PDM/CPA data and produce reports
    • Take part in the recruitment of enumerators and survey consultants;
    • Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
    • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of Relationships and situations
    • holds self and others accountable

    Ambition:

    • Creating best-in-class EA function
    • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

    Collaboration:

    • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity:

    • Designing more effective admin and data management systems
    • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Minimum of 3 years post NYSC experience in M&E positions and/or program experience in field data collection in emergencies
    • Detailed knowledge of M & E frameworks and M & E Plans, systems and indicator reference sheets
    • Experience maintaining programmatic databases
    • Good understand of routine data quality checks/validation
    • Experience in survey and qualitative interviewing, including supervising field data collection teams and writing research case studies
    • Advance knowledge Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Training and facilitation skills in Education,
    • Experience in advocacy for education related issues
    • Working knowledge of Hausa language.

    Desirable:

    • Have experience and / or knowledge about working with children on research issues and is aware of the local legal and child protection systems.
    • Experience of working in a post conflict environment/refugee/IDP situation
    • Project management experience
    • Ability to work as part of a team, Flexibility, adaptability, and patience
    • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines,
    • ability to assess problems and recommend solutions.

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    State Team Leader

    Ref Id: 190001OY
    Location: Nigeria
    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    Description

    • Save the Children International is inviting applications for an anticipated project. Selected applicants will be given a provisional offer letter and confirmed once the project is awarded.

    Role Purpose

    • Support the implementation of high quality nutrition project in the State, ensuring national protocols and agreed strategies are followed.
    • Lead on the implementation of the high quality nutrition project project in his/her State, according to agreed workplans and budgets in order to meet targets outlined in the contract.

    Scope of Role:

    • Reports to: Director Programme Operations
    • Staff directly reporting to this post: 3 – 5

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Manage the implementation of the programme in his/her State according to the agreed strategy, workplans and budgets.
    • Ensure the programme meets or exceeds agreed targets set for the State by reviewing programme performance data and programme management arrangements on a regular basis, identifying and agreeing residual actions and mitigation strategies.
    • Work closely with the LGA and State Government to efficiently meet deliverables.
    • Ensure strong budget management and compliance to donor’s requirements, enabling the project to demonstrate value for money to the donor.
    • Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the programme especially in relations to the performance pay clause.
    • Ensure the production of timely high State level quality reports and documentation both to meet donor and internal demands.
    • Ensure good relationship and coordination with the other NSA implementing the project in the State.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant health and nutrition partners at the State level.
    • Work in collaboration with other Save the Children implemented projects in the State.
    • Ensure accountability mechanisms are in place for operating under WB’s commercial arrangements including contract compliance considerations.
    • Inspire, lead and motivate state programme teams to deliver on programme objectives.
    • Ensure that the State project team is appropriately staffed and trained.
    • Ensure programme implementation demonstrates high levels of commitment to Save the Children and our vision, mission and values in order to ensure the objectives of your role and the country programme are met.
    • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources and ensure safety in the workplace.
    • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Policies (including Chid Safeguarding and Fraud) to ensure maximum protection for children.

    Requirements, Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Master's Degree in a relevant field (e.g., Nutrition, Medicine, Sociology, MBA);
    • At least 5 years of experience managing development projects in Nigeria or similar context, with a strong focus on field implementation.
    • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
    • Prior experience of delivering large scale (in excess of USD5m) health or nutrition programmes.
    • Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
    • Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or State level government structures to strengthen the capacities.
    • Demonstrated experience of supporting procurement and management of supplies
    • Self-motivated and results orientated.
    • Highly numerically articulate with a track record of data manipulation and use of spreadsheets and reporting systems.
    • Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
    • Proven ability to motivate and develop others
    • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise
    • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
    • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

    Desirable:

    • Experience managing projects with a focus on behaviour change would be an asset.
    • Experience on donor funded projects.
    • Ability to coach and mentor multi-sectoral partners

    Skills And Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
    • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
    • Holds self and others accountable

    Ambition:

    • Creating best-in-class EA function
    • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively.

    Collaboration:

    • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity:

    • Designing more effective admin and value for money systems
    • Willing to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

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    Education in Emergency Officer (National position)

    Job ID: 190001VK
    Locations: Borno and Yobe (Damaturu)
    Employee Status: Permanent

    Role Scope

    • The Job Holder will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the GAC project. In addition, support the GAC team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the project; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the project as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.

    Key Areas of Accountability
    Programme Implementation:

    • With support from the Education Coordinator, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, budgets and procurement.
    • Ensure that all planned activities are implemented on time, to quality measures and within budget as per the monthly plan. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the Education Coordinator and addressed in a timely manner way.
    • Lead the preparation of all procurement and administrative documents required for programme implementation.
    • Work with teachers and community to increase education service provision e.g. initiating second shifts in existing formal primary schools.
    • Lead on planning and capacity building training workshops for teachers and other education actors.
    • Work with the community mobilization team and communities (leaders, parents, etc.) and disseminate information about education issues and available services.
    • Support the establishment of temporary classrooms or the rehabilitation of formal schools in collaboration with the senior construction coordinator.
    • Hold meetings with stakeholders including schools, local councils and other organizations serving children and community to understand their education priorities, familiarize them with the projects and its objectives and engage them in the process.
    • Keep proper records of field expenditures when appropriate and report on these to the PM.
    • Ensure that the Education programme is implemented in ways that are responsive to communities and children, in line with SC’s principles, values and strategic plan and compliant with SC’s procedures.

    Teacher supervision and mentorship:

    • Support, encourage and monitor the teachers supported by the programme to ensure children learn in a safe and protective environment.
    • Gain technical knowledge on education and other relevant areas so as to provide support and trainings to the supported teachers, SBMC members and other relevant stakeholders to maintain the standards and improve the quality of project activities.
    • Identify any staffing issues and coordinate closely with the Education Manager to resolve them.

    Monitoring and Reporting:

    • Work with the MEAL team to ensure that all programme data is properly and regularly collected by field staff, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the Project Manager
    • Collect and compile project data from the schools, teachers and SBMC members  based on the standard formats and submit regular reports capturing achievements, case studies and lessons learned to the Project Manager
    • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports
    • Participate in team reviews of results and programme progress and/or project evaluation when and as requested

    Collaboration and Representation:

    • Represent Save the Children in a professional manner.
    • Liaise with other stakeholders, including schools, local leaders, partners and participates in relevant meetings.
    • Collaboration with other team members across to ensure synergies and consistency in our programming approaches.
    • Represent programming with local government, NGOs, communities and within SC as appropriate.

    General:

    • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

    Skills and Behaviours (SCI Values in Practice)

    • Accountability:
    • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

    Ambition:

    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

    Collaboration:

    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and with relevant external partners.
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity:

    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
    • Willing to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

    Qualification and Experience
    Essential:

    • Minimum first degree qualification - BSc / BA / HND level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
    • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive professional experience as a Teacher or Education / Curriculum work in an NGO / INGO  
    • Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in the school and community.
    • Strong understanding of the contextual situation related to education.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of participatory development, child participation, education.
    • Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and work long hours.
    • Strong verbal and written English skills and in the local language
    • Strong interpersonal skills the ability to work collaboratively with others
    • Strong reporting skills
    • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email)
    • Commitment to and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches

    Desired:

    • Background in Emergency programing is an asset.

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    Gender Equality Coordinator (National Position)

    Ref Id: 190001VD
    Locations: Borno & Yobe
    Employee Status: Permanent

    The Organisation

    • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
    • We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
      • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
      • All children learn from quality basic education and that,
      • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
    • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
    • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
    • We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
    • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    Child Safeguarding - Level 3

    • Level 3 - The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context, all posts are considered to be level 3.
    • As part of these responsibilities, the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis.  The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

    Role Purpose

    • The Gender Coordinator will provide direct technical support to the humanitarian mission to ensure the vision of Save the Children where all girls and boys can hold diverse hopes and dreams for their futures, and have equal opportunity to make these come true are met.
    • The coordinator will provide technical support to mainstream gender across programmes in Yobe/Borno state.
    • She / he will ensure gender is integrated into the results based management frameworks, strengthening and supporting gender equality strategies and facilitating gender equality capacity strengthening for field teams via training and tool development.
    • She / he will not only ensure programmes are gender sensitive but aim to provide advice on how to make such programmes become gender transformative.

    Scope of Role:

    • Reports to: The Field Manager, Yobe State / CP Manager Borno
    • Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability
    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • In line with the SCI Gender Mainstreaming guidelines, support the development of the country office gender strategy especially for the humanitarian unit.
    • Develop a gender mainstreaming strategy for the humanitarian programmes.
    • Formulate key gender messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of project objectives and initiatives, both short and long term, encompassing a wide range of issues with a gender lens.
    • Ensure that voices of children disaggregated by sex form the basis of all key organizational strategies.
    • Acquire information and understanding of key gender issues in the country particularly in the north east focusing on boys and girls (e.g GBV, Early Child Marriage, SRH etc) and adapt strategies as necessary.
    • Build capacity of key programme staffs and volunteers including CS on gender.
    • Keep a watching brief on policy makers and other key players in relation to Gender issues and identify opportunities to raise awareness and influence policy change.
    • Develop good knowledge of state and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them working with the advocacy team.
    • Provide inputs into systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence for gender based programming and influencing at state and national levels.
    • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
    • Maintain a strong relationship with other Gender related staff  across SCI
    • Develop and maintain a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media particularly working on gender issues and participate in gender working group meetings, which may include providing oversight.
    • Represent and act as a spokesperson for Save the Children on gender issues various policy forums and advocacy opportunities at national and international levels, as directed.
    • Write regular progress reports, including annual impact monitoring reports.
    • Perform other tasks, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the organisation.

    Requirements, Skills & Experience
    Administrative & General Skills:

    • The post holder will possess a high degree of analytical skill, political acumen, ability to facilitate change, ability to influence, build capacity and ability to communicate key issues effectively and convincingly to a diverse audience at local, national and international levels.

    Essential:

    • A post graduate University degree in Social Sciences with academic training in women’s studies, gender and development or a relevant field.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ post NYSC work experience with an international development organization, with focus on women and girls/gender equality programming.
    • Proven experience working on normative change for gender equality and adolescent sexual and reproductive health in sensitive contexts
    • Proven experience in designing, implementing and evaluating gender-transformative social and behavior change communication interventions.
    • Experience in implementing gender-transformative approaches in humanitarian context.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting with minimal supervision
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Specific knowledge of international development and gender equality issues; experience engaging children and other community members on gender equality issues desirable.

    Desirable:

    • Experience building capacity and trainings especially on gender related issues.
    • Prior work experience communities across Nigeria.
    • Knowledge of the policies, functions, structures and decision-making processes of key national institutions with regard to Gender.
    • Local language skills (Ability to communicate in Hausa and Kanuri will be an advantage).

    Skills And Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
    • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
    • Holds self and others accountable

    Ambition:

    • Creating best-in-class EA function
    • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively.

    Collaboration:

    • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity:

    • Designing more effective admin and value for money systems
    • Willing to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

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    Project Manager - Integrated Health & Nutrition Project

    Reference No.: 20000144
    Location: Katsina
    Team: Programme Operations
    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    Child Safeguarding

    • Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

    Role Purpose

    • The Project Manager, will be responsible for and provide oversight to the Integrated Health & Nutrition Project to achieve its strategic objectives, focusing primarily on project-related planning and implementation, timely and quality reporting, budget management, and providing technical support to staff and partners across location and fostering linkages and mutual benefit where possible.
    • Save the Children’s Gender Equality Policy commits us to ensuring that all our programmes are gender sensitive at a minimum and gender transformative where possible
    • This project has been designed to empower girls to their futures and care for their children and the project will mainstream gender equality throughout the project cycle.

    Scope of Role

    • Reports to: Deputy Director of Programme Operations
    • Staff directly reporting to this post: Project leadership team (TBD)
    • Budget responsibility: Yes

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Provide strategic and technical leadership to the project team as it relates to planning, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation of the project.
    • Use appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress on project implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources.
    • With support from the MEAL department, support the development and implementation of strong MEAL systems to maximize project impact.
    • Ensure that the project meets its commitments to mainstreaming gender equality; identifying capacity needs for staff and partners and organizing gender training where appropriate; support the gender analysis and subsequent learning to inform programme; reporting on gender equality indicators
    • Continuously support the professional development of his/her team by providing clear orientation, feedback and learning opportunities.
    • Provide leadership to promote adherence to save the children’s gender equality policy and minimum standards within the project and across the organizational culture.
    • Maintain up to date documentation related to project approval, monitoring and implementation.
    • Prepare and submit required donor project narrative reports, performance indicator tracking tables, as well as other reports needed/required by donors, and SCI headquarters Abuja.
    • Manage project learning, working with the knowledge management and advocacy teams to document evidence generated, and produce short success stories and briefs on innovation/best practices.
    • Represent Save the Children and the Project in coordination and cluster meetings.
    • Ensure that Save the Children through the project maximizes impact on communities through coordination with other actors providing complementary services.
    • Regularly communicate project progress, major issues and security incidents to the immediate supervisor and Security focal point, as appropriate.
    • Ensure proper grant management, review of work plans, budgets and liquidations in coordination with the Program/Award and Finance.
    • Coordinate with operations staff for purchasing and inventory control as per SCI/donor requirements.
    • In collaboration with the finance/Award teams, review and analyze budget comparison reports and take necessary steps to ensure proper management and utilization of budgets.
    • Ensure that all project assets and supplies in are maintained and utilized in a safe, secure and accountable manner.
    • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

    Additional Job Responsibilities:

    • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
    • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

    Collaboration:

    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
    • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity:

    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
    • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Science, International Relations, International Development or related field.
    • Five years demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a multi-location team working with government, local community organizations, families and communities.
    • At least three years’ demonstrated experience in leading and managing an office with reasonable size of program, staff and financial resources
    • At least five years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for multi-location awards.
    • Demonstrated ability with project grants management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, supervision and performance management, etc.
    • An understanding of gender analysis approaches and using gender sensitive facilitation methods and reporting gender equality indicators
    • Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with a high level of respect for local culture.
    • Strong analytical, organizational, and management and leadership skills.
    • Experience with capacity strengthening and partnership building.
    • Experience in vulnerability assessments, beneficiary registration, distributions, monitoring and evaluation in emergency situations preferred.
    • Experience in business development/proposal development, preferred.
    • Ability and willingness to work and live in diverse, challenging and potentially unstable environments.
    • Knowledge of and experience working in the following areas: gender transformative approaches, empowering women and girls, changing gender norms, and engaging men and boys to promote gender equality.
    • Commitment to SCI’s mission, values and approach (includes gender equality, child safeguarding, equal opportunities).

    Desirable:

    • Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team.
    • Capacity to work closely with, understand, and support local partners.
    • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals;
    • Able to manage relationships to achieve results;
    • Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills;
    • Strong written and spoken communication skills in English and Hausa.
    • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).
    • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.

    Equal Opportunities

    • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

    Child Safeguarding:

    • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    Safeguarding our Staff:

    • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
    • Health and Safety
    • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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    Consultant to Develop a Website for the Social Protection Community of Practice

    Job ID: 2000012W
    Location: Abuja
    Employee Status: Fixed Term
    Start Date: 10th March
    Level: National Consultant.
    Reporting to: IT Manager
    Duration: March - May 2020 (20 days over 2 months)
    Terms of Reference: Development of the Social Protection Community of Practice Website

    Purpose

    • To Support the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning (MFBNP) to develop an interactive website with collaborative functionality, accessible over the public Internet and hyperlinked to the Ministry’s website as a hub of learning and engagement on Social Protection in Nigeria.

    Background

    • To support effective learning, coordination and partnerships among members within the social protection sector, the Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MFBNP) has supported the establishment and the running of a Social Protection Community of Practice (CoP). Among other objectives, the SP-CoP aims to bring together, key actors of Social Protection to develop an effective and coordinated mechanism for accessible sharing of information as well as fostering strategic coordination, cohesive reporting and advocacy to decision-makers.
    • While the CoP has continued to meet and consistently exchange knowledge and information, a number of gaps exist which affect the groups’ effectiveness and performance. Among these gaps, is the limited number of platforms to support information sharing, networking and collaboration. In response to this, the following Terms of Reference (ToR) provides details for an assignment to develop a web-based knowledge sharing and learning application that will provide an additional platform for the Social Protection Community of Practice.
    • The purpose of the web resource is to use innovation to support the functions and effectiveness of the community of practice. Also, the website will allow for greater collaboration and networking among members as well as possibilities for virtual learning environment, meeting calendar and joint projects. It will function as an interactive repository that supports continuous learning, storage of social protection publications, training manuals, policy briefs, position papers and all relevant Social Protection documents.
    • To ensure sustainability and better access for all relevant stakeholders, the website would be accessible via the MFBNP website as the Ministry is the secretariat for the Community of Practice.

    Purpose
    The SP-CoP website will be developed to support the following functions:

    • Social Protection Learning Hub
    • Collaborative platform and increase access to information for better understanding of social protection content to engage constructively between practitioners and experts within the national, regional and global social protection space;
    • Serve as a central repository for social protection publications, SP Training manual developed by CDGP, policy briefs, position papers and all relevant SP documents;
    • Pave way for evidence based referencing and accountability measures on outlook for social protection in Nigeria to research fellows, Partners and Civil Society constituents;
    • Ensure transparency for various Social Protection research, surveys, studies, reports and avoid duplication of research topics;
    • Support increased networking and collaboration by supporting communication.

    Scope of Work:

    • This consultancy will be conducted in close collaboration with MFBNP, CDGP and selected members of the SP-CoP.  The consultant will be expected to:
    • Collate user requirements, suggest solutions, design and develop website;
    • Deploy expertise in ensuring UX and UI principles (i.e. simplicity, visibility, and structure etc) are observed during process of web development.
    • Design and develop the website to specification ensuring platform security and performance is optimized for web traffic.
    • Design interfaces (plan new features) to improve user experience in collaboration with MFBNP, CDGP and IT teams;

    The consultant will be responsible for implementing and developing a variety of communication pieces including email announcements, communications and training materials as agreed.
     
    Expected Output
    The website should have the following functionality:

    • Accessible on the website Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning
    • Website – Interactive appealing design (in terms of user registration for an online forum or blog to aid interaction amongst members of the community of practice)
    • Secured & Authenticated Access
    • Level of Access Rights
    • Guests: Users with Read permission;
    • Forum Members: Can post, read and delete self-posts
    • Moderator: post / write, read, and Delete permission;
    • Administrator – Full control
    • Discussion Forum: The app should be capable of hosting a quick and basic level of discussion with and w / o moderation of comments and subscription (Email Alerts for updates)
    • Search Functionality: Basic and Advance Search functions
    • Able to accommodate contents – articles, documents, photo, video, Music
    • Document repository / Archive.
    • Online Service support chat functionality especially on the home page.
    • Collaboration - Online Forum that allows for topics / threads.
    • Have a progressive web app for android smartphones – suggested during the meeting.

    (***All Photographs and other digital material on the website must have the correct copyright and consent form signed.)
     
    IT Acceptance Criteria:

    • The consultant is expected to fulfill the below IT acceptance criteria:
    • The design of the website, its development and deployment will be done by the vendor / consultant in consultation with the Ministry of Finance Budget and Planning and the CDGP Team.
    • The vendor will provide Credential, Configuration Documentation and Installation Guide / Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which should clearly state how to manage the website.
    • The SCI IT Manager or designated team member must approve all configurations and sign off prior to overall project closure

    Work Arrangements:

    • The assignment will be implemented under overall guidance of the Knowledge Management Coordinator for CDGP and MFBNP.  
    • The consultant is expected to regularly liaise with the KM Coordinator and MFBNP throughout the process, from inception to handover of the application.
    • The consultant is also expected to regularly interact with the SCI IT Manager and members of the SCI Info SP CoP for clearance of deliverables.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Graduate degree Computer Science or relevant field
    • Evidence of similar work done
    • Proven work experience as a Web and Mobile developer;
    • Demonstrable portfolio of released web and mobile applications;
    • Knowledge of CMS and website configuration
    • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs;
    • Excellent analytical skills with a good problem-solving attitude;
    • Ability to perform in a team environment;
    • Good communication skills (verbal and written);
    • Excellent organizational skills;
    • Ability to manage a large workload in a pressured environment, working to short and long term objectives and tight deadlines;
    • Attention to detail and ability to follow tasks and ideas through to completion.
    • Understanding of NGO operations;
    • Competency in Microsoft Office, design software and other digital tools;
    • Strong interpersonal skills;
    • A commitment to the Save the Children values.

    Conditions of Service
    The following general conditions shall apply:

    • The contractor shall provide the workspace, office equipment, supplies, etc.
    • Expected expenses should be part of the submitted quotation/estimates
    • No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both SCI and the consultant or Contractor.

    Confidentiality:

    • The documents produced during the period of this consultancy will be treated as strictly confidential, and the rights of distribution and/ or publication will reside solely with SCI Nigeria
    • The contract signed with the consultant will include other general terms defined by SCI Nigeria.

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    Child Protection Officer (National position)

    Job ID: 190001VA
    Location: Damaturu
    Employee Status: Permanent

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Support the Coordinator to conduct child protection assessments using SC assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit. Adapt the Assessment Tool as necessary. Coordinate with other SC  thematic areas, the national / district Child Protection Working Group and / or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific, disaggregated analysis of children’s needs.
    • With support from the CP Coordinator and / or other senior programme staff, develop monthly and quarterly plans and costed plans, contributing towards an overall thematic programme plan. From the strategy initiate programming in the following areas as appropriate:
      • Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of children and their families.
      • Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative care options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilising tools within the  Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
      • Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV) in project communities
      • Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical harm
      • Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking
      • Support the integration of case management into CFS and PSS
      • Support the integration of child protection in to other SC emergencies core sectors on the field
    • With support from the Child Protection Coordinator, supervise project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against individual performance management work plans).
    • With support from the Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, prepare and review timely monthly reports submitted by partners
    • With support from the Child Protection Coordinator, identify project supplies specific to the programme needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
    • Work with the M & E plan to ensure links to reporting requirements where possible, refer the M&E framework to build an evidence-base for child protection programming interventions.
    • With support from the CRM / Accountability Officer put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.
    • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings and the Sphere standard
    • Ensure appropriate child friendly spaces time schedules are tailored to the physical and mental needs of the children based on age group and gender
    • Coordinate monthly meetings including, parents forum and child protection committee
    • Provide essential psychosocial first aid support to children and adults when needed.
    • Ensure partner staff are supervised regularly to ensure activities are carried out in line with minimum standard guidelines.
    • Consistently maintain referral pathway of project locations

    Capacity Building:

    • Provide capacity to implementing partners that have less CPiE experience
    • Provide technical support / capacity building to other CP staffs in the absence of the senior child protection officer / adviser.

    Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

    • Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums including the State Child Protection Sub Working Group, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting the coordination of working groups and sub-working groups.  
    • With support from the Lead Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
    • In collaboration with the Humanitarian Technical Unit and Child Protection team, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
    • Contribute to communications and media work as required.

    General:

    • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
    • Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

    Qualifications and Experience
    Essential Criteria:

    • University degree or equivalent in Social work, Social Science, development studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
    • Minimum 2 years post NYSC work experience in Protection work, supervision, community mobilisation and distributions and solid understanding of the actual Nigeria Emergency context.
    • Proven ability to supervise a CP project with holistic approach and integrated to child protection right
    • Speaking fluent  English, and other languages of Northern Nigeria  is an advantage
    • Computer literate

    Desirable Criteria:

    • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility
    • Excellent communication skills,
    • Team player with strong leadership skills
    • Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
    • Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
    • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

    Collaboration:

    • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
    • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
    • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
    • Establishes clear objectives with partners

    Creativity:

    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
    • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
    • Commitment to Save the Children Values

    Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

    • Ensure that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
    • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
    • Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation mechanisms

    Leadership - Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

    • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
    • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
    • Makes positive statements about work
    • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
    • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to partners and others

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    Cash Transfer Officer

    Reference No.: 190001V6
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Employee Status: Permanent

    Purpose

    • Working closely with the Cash Transfer Coordinator, to support implementation of the cash transfers of the GAC funded ‘Girls’ Education in Crisis in Northeast Nigeria’ project in Yobe, ensuring that the cash transfer component is delivered in a timely manner and to a high quality
    • In addition, maintain a strong understanding of implementation of the related education outputs.

    Scope of Role

    • Reports to: Cash Transfer Coordinator
    • Staff reporting to this post: TBD
    • Budget Responsibilities: None

    Key Areas of Accountability
    With support from the Cash Transfer Coordinator:

    • Assist in sensitisation of local government structures, communities and traditional authorities on the on targeting criteria and identification and registration of the  beneficiaries;
    • Help oversee delivery of regular cash transfers and helping ensure the resolution of any problems;
    • Assist in training of any Save the Children or partner staff on cash transfer programming.
    • Actively participate in relevant field assessments to identify the beneficiaries’ needs and viable business opportunities, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs
    • Organize the training of  the cash beneficiaries on the identified needs
    • Conduct the implementation and monitoring of all activities, at field level, as laid out in the plan of action.
    • Assist in the registration of target families, ensuring that the data is collected and is recorded appropriately
    • Coordinate activities with local authorities, international community members, other implementing actors and partners at the local level.
    • Compile and submit regular project reports and updates

    Support the Cash Transfer Coordinator and the education colleagues to:

    • Conduct vulnerability mapping with community representatives in order to identify the most vulnerable out-of-school, crisis-affected girls aged 6 to 14.
    • Develop strategies to address the economic barriers impeding the girls’ access to education in collaboration with the community representatives and the families of the girls.
    • Implement cash transfer programs, conditional on the enrolment of girls in school, to allow families to cover their basic needs
    • Facilitate the provision of livelihoods kits for agricultural or income generating activities in order to enable the ability to start-up businesses that will strengthen the  households economically and enable them retain their children in school beyond the lifespan of the project.
    • Strengthen the state-level household economic strengthening (HES) systems where gaps in capacity exist

    Overall:

    • Ensure that you work to the best of your ability and demonstrate high levels of commitment to Save the Children International and our vision, mission and values in order to ensure the objectives of your role and the country programme are met;
    • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children International resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace; and
    • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children.

    Additional Job Responsibilities:

    • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

    Behaviours (Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
    • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities

    Ambition:

    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development
    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

    Collaboration:

    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their colleagues, SC Members and external partners and supporters
    • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
    • Willing to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity:

    • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

    Qualifications

    • At least First Degree / HND qualification in Social Policy, Social Science, International Development, Economics or related relevant discipline

    Experience and Skills

    • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC relevant work experience.
    • Demonstrated success in community resilience programs and technically sound in cash transfers, capacity building and other cash transfer components;
    • Excellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of working in inter-cultural environment;
    • Fluency in written and spoken English;
    • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills (Excel, Word, Power point, Emails, Skype, Web researchers);
    • Self-motivated and results orientated;
    • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrates a strong commitment and passion for the realisation of women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality;
    • Knowledge of women’s rights and gender equality and willingness to strengthen her/his own capacity in this area; and
    • Able to effectively advocate for change and influence others.
    • Knowledge of and adherence to Save the children Code of Conduct, understands other international development guidelines.

    Equal Opportunities

    • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

    Health and Safety:

    • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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    Advocacy and Campaigns Coordinator

    Ref Id: 190001VC
    Location: Damaturu, Yobe
    Employee Status: Permanent

    The Organisation

    • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
    • We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
      • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
      • All children learn from quality basic education and that,
      • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
    • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
    • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
    • We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
    • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    Role Purpose

    • To provide support to the project 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 improving quality and access to Health Services, Nutrition, Food Security, Education and Child Protection.

    Scope of Role:

    • Reports to: Yobe Field Manager
    • Staff directly reporting to this post: None
    • Budget responsibility: None

    Key Areas of Accountability
    People Management & Leadership:

    • Have regular meetings with local authorities to update on the progress of programmes
    • Involve relevant authorities in the planning and implementation of programmes through consultation and  joint visits
    • In collaboration with other team members plan and carry out feedback meetings with authorities and beneficiaries
    • Advocate for allocation of appropriate resources for the implementation of Nutrition, FSL, Education activities in the LGAs

    Programme Development and Quality:

    • Support actively in the process of developing the organization’s short- and long-term governance and advocacy agendas.  As directed, and particularly as it relates to exploring governance-related barriers to the elimination of exclusion and inequity, undertake research and analysis on possible new areas for SC programming.
    • Prepare concept papers and other relevant documents, and initiate and describe project ideas and initiatives in accordance with the country strategy, the current contextual environment, the institutional capabilities of potential partners, resource availability and funding sources
    • When working on specific high-priority initiatives, the Advocacy Coordinator will collaborate with senior staff and support the analysis process, developing policy positions and programme strategies, establishing new networks and partnerships, and managing coalitions.
    • Assist colleagues to strengthen their knowledge and skills/capacities to incorporate governance frameworks, policy research, analysis and advocacy into their work.
    • Contribute to development of advocacy strategies proposal writing and fund raising   

    Communication and Representation:

    • Act as SC’s representative at local, national and international levels with local authorities, partners etc. as required, mainly in events relating to basic services (health/nutrition, FSL and education) programme.  Represent SC Nigeria CO and communicate SC Nigeria CO's public policy and advocacy positions as and when appropriate to institutions, government, international, national and local organisations as required.
    • Support the coordination of the drafting and submission of strategic, planning and reporting documents, including but not limited to strategy documents, the operational plan and annual reports, and ad hoc requests for updates and reports from SC CO and Regional Office.
    • Develop and maintain a professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC globally.
    • Dissemination of important information and messages

    Programme Management:

    • Supervise consultants involved in writing project designs, case studies or reports, facilitating training events, and conducting policy research, or other such contracted services.
    • Support the implementation of the governance programme including quality control, negotiation with local partners, financial management, documentation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting etc

    Other - Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

    Working Contacts

    • Internal
    • External

    Requirements, Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Level of Education - Post Graduate
    • Specified Study Area - Public Health / Social Science
    • Desired Number of Years’ Experience - 4 years post NYSC (in education/health/social services delivery with a focus on governance and enhanced voice and accountability)
    • Language Requirements - English - Excellent and working knowledge of local language(s)
    • Level of IT Expertise Required - Excellent
    • Profound knowledge in Nigeria governance especially the North East. Good knowledge of Borno governance structure and dynamics; knowledge of health systems and political terrains
    • Ability to clearly communicate  and easily relate to federal  and state authorities
    • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
    • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s commitment to protect children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

    Prior Experience Expectations:

    • Building external networks
    • Strategic Planning
    • Change Management
    • Governance and advocacy
    • Enhanced voice accountability
    • Training and Facilitation.

    Skills And Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
    • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
    • Holds self and others accountable

    Ambition:

    • Creating best-in-class EA function
    • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively.

    Collaboration:

    • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity:

    • Designing more effective admin and value for money systems
    • Willing to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

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    Education Program Coordinator

    Reference No.: 190001VJ
    Location: Damaturu, Yobe
    Team: Programme Operations
    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    Role Purpose

    • Reporting to the Education Programme Manager, the person coordinates the delivery/ implementation of all education projectss in North East
    • The Education Coordinator provides both operations and technical assistance and oversight on all aspects relating to Education in Emergencies projects
    • The job holder provides overall programmatic and operational coordination and management including; planning, implementation, capacity enhancement, monitoring/ evaluation and reporting both internally (within SCI) and externally (for/with partners)
    • The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

    Scope of Role

    • Reports to:  Education Programme Manager.
    • Staff directly reporting to this post: EiE Officers.

    Key Areas of Accountability
    Projects Coordination &  Management:

    • Oversee the coordination and implementation of the Education projects across Northeast in line with the design of the projects and donor requirements.
    • Establish, maintain and strengthen linkages in the management and implementation of Education Projects.
    • Create and sustain positive working relationships with the partners and other stakeholders.
    • Plan and coordinate LGEA, and State level engagements with partners and key stakeholders.
    • Monitor and ensure timely and quality reports are submitted as per the reporting requirements.
    • Working closely with Education Programme Manager & MEAL to ensure quality program delivery, documentation and reporting of progress.

    Operational Planning and implementation:

    • In close coordination with Education Programme Manager, provide ensure planning, development of detailed implementation plans, phased budgets, implementation, monitoring, documentation and reporting for EDUCATION projects is done.
    • Overseeing the implementation and budget performance in line with the projects plans and budgets.
    • Effectively support the projects staff and partners in developing annual plans, in line with EDUCATION Projects design and Save the Children International planning guidelines and ensure compliance with the agreed work plans and that programme objectives and targets are being realised in line with the funding proposals.
    • Support staff and partners to ensure that EDUCATION Projects implementation are to the desired standards and on time.
    • Provide guidance to the partners through the planning processes to develop plans that are cost effective and in line with EDUCATION Projects funding.
    • Maintain high standard of transparency and accountability in the course of programme implementation while ensuring integrity and timeliness of activities implementation in meeting programme objectives, compliance with donors & Save the Children policies.
    • Provision of regular operations and implementation updates on project progress and challenges to allow for timely interventions and corrective actions by management.
    • Ensure the timely reviews and adjustments for the project operational and implementation plans and budgets as may be required from time to time.

    Finance and Budget Management:

    • Manage the Projects budget in coordination with Education Programme Manager and Field Finance Manager.
    • Overseeing the budget performance to ensure that projects implementation is on course as per the detailed implementation plans and phased budgets.
    • In coordination with the Programme Manager conduct budget monitoring, suggest necessary revisions and prepare draft reports.
    • Ensure that the budget monitoring reports are responded to in time and with accurate information.
    • Working closely with Education Programme Manager to ensure that partners are well guided, supported and their capacity built in sound financial management procedures.

    Partner Development and Management:

    • Participate in partner’s capacity assessment and identify capacity building needs for the EDUCATION Projects partners.
    • Develop with the partner’s detailed implementation/work plans and phased budgets.
    • Provide capacity building and support in implementation by partners.
    • Monitor and follow up the implementation of the agreed work plan and budget to ensure that the program objectives are being realized in accordance to the program and partnership agreement and take the necessary actions for any identified deviations.
    • Undertaking partners’ capacity assessment in order to identify capacity gaps and areas of support that the partners will require for effective implementation of the projects.
    • Undertake visits to the partners on both programmatic and operational support.
    • Ensure timely, accurate and high quality financial and programmatic reporting by the partners and take corrective actions for any non compliance by the partners.

    Program and Financial Reporting:

    • Work in close collaboration with the Programme Manager in the preparation of timely and high quality progress and end of projects narrative and financial reports which are in accordance to the donor reporting schedule and formats.
    • Review all program financial reports ensuring that donor guidelines have been followed and high standard met, prior to submission to management.
    • Organize and facilitate quarterly follow ups and progress review meetings to address key performance issues from the reports.
    • Overall Budget Vs Actual expenditure analysis and variance explanations.

    Internal and external engagements:

    • Ensuring that the program experience is represented and given recognition at stakeholder meetings, workshops, donor, networks and any other engagements.
    • Develop and maintain regular channels of communication with partners and key stakeholders at all levels (Community, LGEA and State).

    MEAL:

    • Effectively manage projects design and study processes which include assessments, baseline and evaluation studies, putting in place a functional Activity Tracking Table
    • Ensure that the projects quality bench marks are followed
    • Collecting and managing complaints and feedback in close coordination with MEAL team and Projects Officers
    • Ensure regular monitoring of projects results, documentation of projects case studies, lessons learnt, significant changes and best practices and  coordinating  learning  and  reflection meetings/sessions
    • Ensure an effective programs/ projects monitoring and evaluation systems is in place.
    • Monitor programs / projects activities to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to both Country Office and international Save the Children policies and procedures.

    Human Resources Management and Development:

    • Working together with the Education Program Manager and Project Team to identify learning and development needs of the project teams and develop specific plans to address the learning needs.
    • Support implementation of the Save the Children performance management system, by supporting, supervising and reviewing performance of the EiE Officers. .
    • Coaching and mentoring the EiE Officers on the provision of technical support and implementation of quality programmes.
    • Capacity building of EiE officer through trainings, coaching, performance management, implementation as well as in learning and reflection events
    • Setting and managing staffing targets, performance and priorities for EiE Officers
    • Participate in monthly/weekly project management meetings to enable adequate staff support

    Technical Oversight:

    • In liaison with Programme Manager, Education Advisor and Humanitarian leadership team provide guidance and support to projects team, partners and stakeholders.

    Skills and Behaviors (our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
    • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

    Ambition:

    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same.
    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
    • Future orientated, thinks strategically.

    Collaboration:

    • Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
    • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

    Creativity:

    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
    • Willing to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

    Occasional Duties:

    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Judgement and Decision-Making:

    • The Projects Coordinator will in close collaboration with the, Education Programme Manager, Technical Advisors, Team Leaders and Humanitarian Director be responsible for making quick decisions aimed at improving timely and quality delivery of the interventions
    • Some of the decisions that require consultations include but not limited to; major operational issues, technical guidance, policies/procedural changes and financial decisions.

    Academic Background, Experience & Person Specification

    • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Experience in managing integrated programmes across different thematic areas such as education, child protection, child rights governance or disaster risk reduction is a must.
    • At least 5 years of accrued working experience in program implementation with a minimum of 3 years in a management level position in an international NGO and those applying partnership approaches is desirable.
    • Experience in strategic thinking and planning skills, be able to set priorities, prepare manageable plans and to evaluate progress.
    • Experience of working with local partners and Local Government and State Authorities in Education, Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, or Child Protection is an added advantage.
    • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
    • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
    • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
    • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
    • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
    • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
    • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
    • Excellent time management and planning capacity.

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    Child Protection Coordinator (National Position)

    Ref Id: 190001V9
    Location: Damaturu, Yobe
    Employee Status: Permanent

    The Organisation

    • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
    • We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
      • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
      • All children learn from quality basic education and that,
      • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
    • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
    • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
    • We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
    • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    Role

    • This role will manage Child Protection aspect of projects in Yobe State within the Save the Children country program.
    • The Child Protection Coordinator will with the support of the Program manager will be responsible for Child Protection project activities including supporting the coordination of effective and efficient planning, implementation and monitoring of the project at field level.
    • The child protection program is currently focused on Case management, psychosocial support (which includes the provision of psychosocial support to children through community based child protection networks and child friendly spaces), community strengthening and capacity building for the staff and ministry staff.

    Main Responsibilities

    • In close collaboration with the Program Manager, manage project field activities, ensuring project objectives are being achieved and ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of our field work.
    • Working closely with the Program Manager, ensure that the project implementation strategy is clearly understood by the implementing teams, and ensure that project plans and strategies are adhered to during implementation,
    • Ensure quality and timely documentation of field activities and support project reporting on progress as per SC and donor required quality standards.
    • Provide technical support, capacity building and on the job supervision to build the capacity of the respective Save the Children’s field staff and partner staff to effectively deliver the project including;
    • Facilitate CP team to directly identify and register separated and unaccompanied children; work with the field team and Abuja/Federal team to ensure accurate and timely input into the CPIMS for coordination.
    • Working with CP field team, conduct community sensitization on CP issues.
    • Train key CP team members and resource people within the state and community on CP concerns
    • Working closely with Save the Children’s CP team, contribute lessons learnt and best practice experiences from the project inform SC’s strategic planning and the design of future programming strategy and direction, including funding proposals
    • Participate in regular meetings with government, local authorities, partners and other stakeholders to draw lessons, share experiences and monitor progress of the project.
    • Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners at field level - NGOs, civil society organizations, community groups, UNICEF and others
    • Coordinate and liaise with field and national support teams to ensure quality project support in HR, logs, procurement, finance etc

    General:

    • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

    Core Behaviours
    Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

    • Participates in the development of an organisational response based on an understanding of the contexts

    Achieving results effectively:

    • Accountability – ensure efficient and transparent use of resources in line with Save the Children  policies and procedures
    • Addresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmly
    • Maintains focus on delivery of timely and appropriate results using available resources; identifies and acts on issues and problems in area of responsibility

    Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

    • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals, and monitors progress and performance

    Operating safely and securely:

    • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agency
    • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communities
    • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation

    Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

    • Keeps oneself emotionally stable when helping others
    • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
    • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
    • Plans prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
    • Takes responsibility for own work and impact of actions

    Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

    • Delivers results and always acts with the beneficiaries in mind
    • Anticipates current and future needs
    • Tailors communication style to certain audiences
    • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings.

    Qualifications and Experience
    Essential:

    • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Social Work or relevant field experience.
    • At least four (4) years post NYSC relevant experience in child protection programming
    • Demonstrable commitment to a holistic vision of children’s welfare
    • Substantial management experience, preferably in emergencies
    • Excellent written and spoken English; local language skills a major advantage
    • Demonstrable competence in report writing
    • Experience of financial planning and expenditure monitoring as applied to grants management
    • Experience of working with communities, and supporting their participation, ownership and empowerment
    • Strong representational and communication skills sensitive to the cultural and military/political environment
    • The ability to plan and ensure the implementation of projects, and to oversee the management and report on resources effectively.
    • Able to work calmly under pressure in a rapidly changing context
    • Proven team management skills
    • Adaptability and flexibility; ability and willingness to live in the field
    • Competent in Outlook, Word and Excel
    • Commitment to upholding Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy, and other Global Policies.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Important Information / Notice

    • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
    • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
    • Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.
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