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  • Posted: Feb 14, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's in...
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    National Partnership Advisor, Alive & Thrive Nigeria

    Requisition: 2020200329
    Location: Abuja, Nigeria
    Job type: Full time
    Supervisor: Project Director, Alive & Thrive Project / Nigeria

    Project Summary

    • Alive & Thrive is an initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development through improved breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices. In its first five years (2009 to 2014), A&T demonstrated that innovative approaches to improving feeding practices could be delivered with impact and at scale in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam.
    • Alive & Thrive continues its work there and is supporting others to scale up nutrition by applying and adapting tested, proven approaches and tools in Burkina Faso, India, Southeast Asia, and Nigeria. In Nigeria, Alive & Thrive supports the roll-out of the National SBCC Strategy for IYCF (2017) for specific evidence-based approaches. Alive & Thrive is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of Canada and Ireland.

    Position Summary

    • The A&T Nigeria National Partnership Advisor will work as part of the A&T Nigeria senior technical leadership team led by the Project Director.
    • The National Partnership Advisor is responsible for providing linkages with new networks in the Essential newborn care and RMNCH sectors, partnerships with new consultative groups and technical working groups that exclusively deal with saving newborn lives and collaboration with neonatal health groups and stakeholders.
    • The goal is to reach all states through existing or newly establish newborn care initiatives in addition to what our country team is doing with nutrition-focused entities in Nigeria.  
    • The geographic focus of this position will be 36 states of Nigeria, rather than the 2 states where other members of the country team will focus. A&T’s support will be viewed as rolling out one of the key components of the Nigerian Every Newborn Action Plan (FMOH, 2016).
    • This position helps A&T Nigeria provide rapid and deep engagement with a new range of well-established maternal, newborn and child health initiatives, networks and institutions to reach national scale with sustainable and effective breastfeeding interventions.
    • The position will also ensure that strong bonds and partnerships are established to support A&T’s inputs for the National policy as well as with other newborn health, RMNCH and breastfeeding -related programs in the public, private / commercial, and NGO sectors.

    Program Summary

    • The Nigeria A&T breastfeeding and IYCF social and behavior change program focuses on improving rates of early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, timely introduction of complementary feeding, and minimum dietary diversity for infants over 6 months old.
    • A&T will work across the public, commercial / private, and NGO sectors to improve breastfeeding and IYCF through A&T’s four components: advocacy, interpersonal communication and community mobilization, mass communication, and strategic use of data.
    • At the national level, A&T will predominantly work with a selected group of public, private / commercial, and NGO sector partners (Every Newborn Action Plan, RMNCH, UNICEF, USAID/MCSP, Scaling Up Nutrition, SOGON, PAN, NANMs and other multi-state or national entities) to improve the implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of key IYCF policies (Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes; maternity leave; work place support; breastfeeding-friendly public and private health care and delivery facilities).
    • A&T will also work in two states—Lagos (metropolitan) and Kaduna (urban and rural)—to roll out the National SBCC Strategy for IYCF at state level, applying A&T’s proven four components to reach households, communities, and facilities with targeted, age-appropriate social and behavior change communication (SBCC) support and messaging on IYCF practices.

    Essential Job Functions
    Technical Leadership:

    • Ensure effective engagement and collaboration with partners and stakeholders at the national level in the delivery of breastfeeding as part of the Nigeria Every Newborn Action Plan and RMNCH services, using proven A&T approaches, with a particular focus on breastfeeding support to reach mothers in all states of Nigeria.

    General Roles / Responsibilities

    • Serve as a technical advisor for identifying, engaging and coordinating with well-established national institutions and programs who share a commitment to essential newborn care, saving newborn lives and protecting the health and nutrition of infants and young children through breastfeeding interventions; providing them with tools and materials developed by the A&T team and others in Nigeria and building their capacity and motivation to act.
    • Support and guide the work of the A&T Nigeria Senior Leadership Team as it works with its partners to strengthen breastfeeding interventions at the national level.
    • Manage A&T funded Partnerships with The Nigerian Inter-Faith Action Association (NIFAA) and Midwife and Nurses Association, and others having the capacity to reach multiple states.
    • Facilitate collaboration with other implementing partners and donors like the Dangote Foundation, DFID, World Bank, UNICEF, MNCH2, etc.
    • Document progress made, lessons learned, and what works in sustainably expanding the reach of breastfeeding / IYCF interventions in Nigeria.

    Specific roles / Responsibilities include:

    • Draft A&T Nigeria’s partnership agreements, work plans, scopes of work, implementation and monitoring methods and tools in collaboration with other team members and A&T/HQ staff; ensure that partners clearly address feasible and sustainable interventions for improving breastfeeding support and service delivery across multi states and in Kaduna and Lagos, and ensure oversight and stewardship of Alive & Thrive resources at different levels for the benefit of breastfeeding and IYCF practices.
    • Support A&T’s negotiations and constructive dialogue with the Government of Nigeria (GoN), implementing partners (IPs), CSOs and other breastfeeding/IYCF/RMNCH stakeholders and provide contextualized advice to management.
    • Provide technical and strategic advice to the GoN, partners and stakeholders on all technical and strategic aspects in support of the GoN’s implementation of the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP).

    Other roles / responsibilities:

    • Contribute to the development of A&T annual work plans and project reports, and ensure timely reporting and responses for information to HQ. In collaboration with A&T Nigeria senior leadership team:
    • Actively participate in, contribute to, and facilitate major A&T program development and implementation activities (strategic planning, program presentations, advocacy and policy meetings, workshops), as appropriate
    • Present program results, based on program experience, M&E and evaluation data to the GoN, projects and partners, and other professional colleagues and organizations, both in country and internationally
    • Other duties as assigned

    Required Skills and Qualifications
    Education:

    • MBBS / MD, Dr of Public Health, or PhD in one of the following or related fields: Human Nutrition, International Public Health, Behavior Change Communications, Behavioral Science. MSc with additional work experience equivalent to a PhD may be acceptable.
    • At least 12 years of relevant experience in Nigeria required with at least 5 years in a senior technical leadership role providing technical input to a large-scale nutrition or public health project across multiple levels (and sectors). Work experience with international projects and donors also preferred.
    • Established relationships and memberships in/with national health, social sector, educational, professional institutions such as NANMs, NIFAA, Every Newborn Action Plan collaborators, SOGON, PAN, well-known universities working in newborn health/MNCH/nutrition/IYCF.
    • Extensive knowledge of infant and young child feeding approaches; and program experience.
    • Recent senior technical and program work experience (3-5 years in the last 10 years) in Nigeria.
    • Extensive public health / nutrition field experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on one or more component: policy and advocacy, interpersonal communication and community mobilization, mass communication, strategic collection and use of data, capacity building.

    Skills:

    • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, and manage a variety of activities while communicating, connecting, and collaborating with HQ and field office staff, subcontractors, and a broad coalition of government, NGO, and international project partners
    • Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and organizational skills
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Excellent writing, editorial, training, and communication skills, including strong presentation skills
    • Fluency in English required; fluency in Hausa, Yoruba also very strongly preferred.

    Additional Information:

    • Equipment to be used: Computers, fax machine, telephones, calculators, and/or similar devices
    • Typical physical demands: Works in a typical office setting
    • Working conditions including Travel: Travel from Abuja to and from different states including Lagos and Kaduna 35% time.

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    Driver

    Ref Id: 2000016L
    Location: Borno & Yobe
    Team: Humanitarian Team
    Grade: 6
    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 driver is responsible for the safe driving of Save the Children International vehicle, staff and Assets
    • The Driver will ensure cleaning, proper maintenance of vehicles in compliance with the Driver’s handbook and safe driving standards, ensuring the vehicle is fuelled in time for trips and the proper management of the fuel supply for that vehicle
    • The driver should do so in accordance with SCI policies and procedures.

    Scope of Role:

    • Reports to: Fleet Assistant / Head Driver
    • Staff directly reporting to this post: None

    Key Areas of Accountability
    Key Accountabilities:

    • Documentation
    • Maintain the vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation
    • Keep the Vehicle Documents Folder uptodate:
    • Support the Head Driver with the Vehicle Usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption.
    • Maintain a valid driver license, registration and valid permits all the time

    Control of Vehicles:

    • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by Line Managers.
    • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are to be recorded in the log book at the start and completion of the journey
    • Ensure that the keys and vehicle documents are kept in a secure place when the vehicle is not in use.
    • Ensure that s/he wears the vehicle safety belt and all passengers also wear seat belts before driving the vehicle.

    On the road:

    • Ensure that the line manager is immediately informed of any accidents, the Accident report is filled immediately and the accident reported to the police as soon as possible.
    • Ensures safety of passengers at all times
    • Safe transport of all staff, equipment, and materials
    • Save the Children has a no passenger policy – this relates to all non agency personnel and is for reasons of safety, the continuance and equity of the programme.
    • Save the Children may give lifts to agency and Governmental staff on occasion for the benefit of the programme – see passenger policy for details.
    • SCI reserves the right to refuse entry to a vehicle any staff member without identification documents or who cannot be identified by SCI staff.
    • In the event of a medical emergency lifts may be given on prior approval of the programme manager – see passenger policy for details.

    Vehicle Checks:

    • Check the vehicle prior to its use in the morning and after use
    • Check the vehicle before departing from work.
    • Check, on taking over a vehicle, that the items listed on the Vehicle Check List and the items listed in the Vehicle Tools and Materials Inventory are present and in full functioning order.

    Vehicle Defects:

    • A driver is to check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he reports them to his line manager. After consulting a mechanic, the line manager will make the decision as to whether the vehicle should be taken off the road for repair.
    • Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assign vehicle.

    Cleanliness & Visibility:

    • The driver is responsible for ensuring that his vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times. The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all rubbish is removed from the vehicle after a journey.
    • Driver is to ensure SCI visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.

    Other:

    • Follow and abide by the traffic rules, SCI regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by the Line Manager
    • Maintain all vehicle’s safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the logistics officer – including first aid kit, communication equipment, tow rope and fire extinguisher
    • Work after duty hours or holidays as and when required and with prior notice from line manager
    • Perform any other relevant and appropriately requested by the Line Manager

    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 proactively

    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 systems
    • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Integrity:

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

    Skills & Experience
    Administrative & General Skills:

    • A valid driver license
    • Should have 3-5 years experience of professional driving.
    • Prior experience as a driver in an international NGO, UN agency or private company
    • Ability to multitask and work calmly under pressure is essential for this position.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in insecure environments is critical.
    • Some practical experience of user vehicle maintenance.
    • Personal Qualities:
      • A proactive and flexible approach to work
      • An ability to work with minimum supervision
      • A systematic approach to work
      • A people orientated person who enjoys working in a team
      • A keen interest in self development
      • A reliable, polite and professional attitude to ensure SCI is perceived as such.
    • Working knowledge of the Save the Children Emergency Manual, Sphere, and Convention on the Rights of the Child.
    • Strong oral and written English language communication skills required.
    • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstances is required.

    Desirable:

    • Any additional skills and/or experience that could be used by Save the Children would be taken into account in the selection process.

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    Awards Officer (National Position)

    Ref Id: 2000015Z
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Employee Status: Permanent

    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 Awards Officer will be working closely with local partners for regular financial monitoring and compliance of local partners across North East Nigerian Humanitarian
    • Key areas of accountability are sub - award management and monitoring and has a role in partner capacity building
    • The Awards Officer will also support Awards unit with AMS audit and documentation follow up.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Work with other program staffs to ensure sufficient review and timely validation of partner periodic reports.
    • Support Awards (Grant) Unit to ensure all implementing partners undergo capacity assessment prior to commencing work with Save the Children and during program implementation and are engaged with appropriate effective monitoring systems so that partner delivery meets donor expectations and requirements.
    • Work with program staff to ensure relevant donor requirements are effectively communicated and understood by implementing partners.
    • Ensure that all adequate partner attachments are uploaded on Award Management System (AMS) and are retained as part of the award audit trail.
    • Support on Award Management System documentation and Audits.
    • Support Awards unit in ensuring partners meet project objectives and minimum standards in accordance to SCI policies.
    • Support with review of Partner budgets and agreements prior to approvals.
    • Support with follow up on timely disbursement of Partner advance request and retirements.
    • Support on the coordination with relevant staff and provide additionally requested information in relation to reports from donor, SCI or Save the Children members promptly and accurately and make necessary revisions based on feedback.
    • Any other task.

    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

    Experience and Skills
    Essential:

    • Degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field, individual with practical experience may be considered. 
    • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC experience within finance & sub – award unit preferably with international organizations.
    • Relevant experience in assessment and remote monitoring of partners.
    • Knowledge about core elements of finance compliance and accountability standards.
    • Familiarity with humanitarian assistance and long – term development work in order to communicate effectively with partners.
    • Knowledge of finance and operational controls in regards to cash transfer programming.
    • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English.

    Desirable:

    • Has previous working experience working in Humanitarian response.

    Method of Application

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

     

     

    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

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