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Job Title: Consultant – Child Friendly Spaces Review and Assessment 
Location:
 Nigeria
Duration: This assignment is expected to take place 14 working days
Job Summary
Child Safeguarding:

  • Save the Children is a child rights organization where all its staff and consultants, associates, and vendors sign off Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy that aims to reduce the possibility of incidence of child abuse and exploitation.
  • The consultant will sign and abide by Save the Children’s child safeguarding policy along with the agreement.

The Role

  • In the current NE Nigeria Humanitarian Response Save the Children has established 20 Child Friendly Spaces and plans to expand to X more.
  • Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) provide children with protected environments in which they participate in organized activities to play, socialize, learn, and express themselves as they rebuild their lives. CFSs are designed to protect children from physical harm and psychosocial distress and to help them continue learning and developing both during and immediately after an emergency.

Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with child protection in emergency responses
  • Demonstrated understanding of recovery and sustainability issues
  • Critical and creative thinker, capable of analyzing complex information and producing creative solutions
  • Experience in advocacy and development of new programming ideas
  • Knowledge of Child Friendly Spaces.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Chief of Party – Shifting the Needle on Pneumonia
Job ID: sav-88087
Location:
 Abuja
Role Purpose

  • The Chief of Party (COP) provides overall strategic leadership and managerial oversight for the administrative, programmatic, technical, research and operational aspects of the programme.
  • S/he will oversee the day-to-day implementation of the programme and will be accountable for the quality of interventions and for the effective financial and operational management including financial and budgetary oversight, timely implementation of activities, and effective stakeholder relationship management.
  • S/he will also be responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the donor, government and partner agencies, operating in Lagos, Jigawa and Abuja.
  • The COP will also serve as the primary liaison and program representative with government representatives, donors, partner agencies and local institutions and communities.
  • S/he will ensure that planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as donor reporting functions are executed efficiently and effectively to ensure that the project achieves its purposes and outputs.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the programme.
  • Attract, secure and maintain strong working relationship with partners. This may be strategic partnerships, such as the UNICEF and WHO or joint implementation partnerships with I/NGOs.
  • Ensure representation by the programme on behalf of Save the Children, builds trust and influence with Government, donors and other key stakeholders, highlighting where effective practise can positively influence policy.
  • Ensure the provision of high quality technical assistance by in-country and UK based technical advisers and external consultants (if appropriate).
  • Lead the development of high quality programming, annual plans and budgeting processes for the programme, as and when necessary.
  • Ensure that an effective monitoring system is in place for achieving agreed programme targets and sound financial management, as well as ensuring that value for money can be effectively demonstrated to the donor.
  • Focus on and respond to requirements of scale-up through replicating and ensuring value for money on identified effective approaches and techniques.
  • Oversee the programme’s operational and analytical research, coordinate the publication and dissemination of results and ensure that research informs advocacy.
  • Oversee the process of learning, evaluation, capturing and disseminating lessons from the programme for continuous improvement of programme performance and overall outcome
  • Ensure that other technical sectors (e.g. Nutrition, Advocacy) are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimise the project purposes and objectives.
  • Lead on the submission of quarterly and annual reports and submission of deliverables and payment SCUK;
  • Inspire, lead and motivate the programme team to deliver project objectives, including technical advisors and consultants, and the finance and admin staff working on the project.
  • Ensure that the project is appropriately staffed across Save the Children, including the appropriate combination of expertise across technical and operational areas, building capacity where needed;
  • Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the project, including compliance with donor transparency (IATI) and due diligence requirements.
  • Demonstrate 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 project and its team comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children.

Program Management and Implementation:

  • Remain up to date on good practices recommended in the Global action plan for prevention and control of pneumonia (GAPP) as well as good practices on routine immunisation services to ensure programme quality and impact
  • Oversee the development and successful implementation of workplans for the programme components;
  • Ensure the smooth running of all shifting the Needle on Pneumonia activities.
  • Work closely with the MEAL Team in Nigeria and SCUK to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans and with managers of technical components to ensure technical program objectives are met.
  • Ensure compliance with all grant provisions, and timely fulfilment of all program programmatic reporting requirements.
  • Develop and maintain partnership arrangements to assure successful implementation and trouble-free institutional relationships.
  • Lead the development of Award Action Plan (AAP), including Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP), procurement plan.
  • Oversee timely expenditure of approved budgets, avoiding both under spending and overspending on grant line items.

Human Resources Management and Administration:

  • Supervise assigned project managers and advisors: maintain updated job descriptions for each position, conduct annual performance evaluations, identify staff skills development needs.
  • See that all staff and partners are aware of and understand SCI policies and procedures; take appropriate disciplinary measures as needed.
  • Assure the timely recruitment, orientation, and training of new programme staff as needed. Assess training needs to further develop the skills of program staff, partner NGOs and government counterparts
  • Ensure all administrative procedures are followed, such as those regarding vehicle use and procurement; ensure logistics/administrative staff provides sufficient and timely support to the team.

Representation and Leadership:

  • Maintain good working relationships with government officials.
  • Represent SC and maintain good working relationships among the international and local NGO community, among community leadership structures and community-based organizations, and to visiting donor teams and other key contacts. Keep informed of NGO, government, and donor initiatives relevant to SC’s work.
  • Maintain focus on SC programme principles.
  • Encourage teamwork, openness, and honesty among staff and between SC and its partners.
  • Represent SC and the health program in donor meetings.

General:

  • Any other tasks assigned by the Deputy Country Director/ Director of Operations

Qualifications
Academic:

  • Advanced degree in Public Health or related field.

Working Experience :

  • At least 10 years of experience in programme management and administration, financial management, award contractual compliance, sub-award management, and tracking project performance and costs via specific funding streams. Five (5) of these years should be in child health and public health programs of similar complexity.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing a programme that focuses on at least four of the following areas: prevention and treatment communicable childhood illnesses; social and behavioral change; quality improvement/quality assurance; and civil society capacity building.
  • Proven experience of managing large multi-million pound budgets and management of risk and proven track record for achieving expected results on projects in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Experience working in developing countries in the health sector and successfully managing a high-pace multi-disciplinary team to achieve development results.
  • Strong understanding of key principles of advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, child participation and accountability.
  • Strong preference for prior experience as Chief of Party with demonstrated capacity to create and/or maintain systems and procedures for managing programs with multiple implementation sites, partners and beneficiaries.
  • As demonstrated by experience, appropriate level of seniority to liaise with Government officials, Donor officials, University Professors and similar research leads, executives of NGOs, CSOs, the for-profit business community, and senior members of the Nigerian donor community.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, mentor and direct staff while creating a positive team environment.
  • Sound understanding of different methodologies of M&E and operational research and experience in developing integrated M&E and Learning systems;
  • Ability to present results and products to the donor and other key stakeholders.
  • Commitment to the values, missions, aims and policies of Save the Children.
  • Excellent English writing skills.

Attitudes :

  • Works well with teams
  • Conscious of child protection issues
  • Non-discriminatory and gender sensitive
  • Willingness to work in remote, rural locations

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

 

Application Deadline  28th November, 2017.

 

 

 


Job Title: 
Consultant – Market Assessment for Women’s Income Generation Activities 
Location: 
Abuja
Background and Scope of Work

  • Save the Children is supporting vulnerable pregnant and lactating women through the WINNN project to steadily increase their income, build long-term food security and improve their nutritional status.
  • The project supports nutrition sensitive agriculture by putting access to nutritionally rich foods and improving dietary diversity as a strategy for overcoming malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.
  • Nutrition-sensitive agricultural production is implemented with two main focus: Making food more available and accessible through improved households income; and making food more diverse through support for home gardening, animal rearing and appropriate extension services.
  • The most vulnerable female pregnant, lactating female caregivers/mothers of malnourished children and children U2 in the 6 WINNN implementing LGAs of Jigawa and Yobe states, will be targeted for Income Generation Activities (IGAs), trained and provided with relevant start-up supplies and/or equipment for a micro-enterprise.

WINNN is looking for a consultant to conduct labor and market assessment to guide the implementation process. The objectives of the study will be to:

  • Provide analysis of the different types of businesses available currently and those that are could be created in the near future, identifying the maturity duration of each type of business.
  • Map the market system and identify market opportunities for the women’s IGA products and gaps to be supported
  • Collect  data  on  these  opportunities, taking into account their growth potential
  • Identify constraints/challenges to starting up small businesses and provide recommendations  on how to overcome them
  • Identify the key skills needed in the market to guide the training guidelines for the micro enterprise management for the IGA beneficiaries
  • Identify and map local vendors with capacity to provide the required IGA equipment to the beneficiaries.
  • Assess capacity of a representative sample of these vendors in the target beneficiaries’ locations.
  • Determine if the existing  vendors/retailers/business have the capacity to source, transport and store materials of sufficient quality and quantity to meet the need of the beneficiaries of multi-purpose e-vouchers
  • Identify the existing micro finance institutions/informal credit systems, employment, apprenticeship opportunities, skills development centers and hire purchase opportunities available in the beneficiaries’ area.

Methodology
Applicants should provide a detailed methodology showing how the assessment aims and objectives will be met as part of their technical expression of interest. It is anticipated that the proposal will include a mixture of primary and secondary data collection methods. The consultant should:

  • Define  the assessment methodology and develop data collection tools
  • Review of relevant material held by SC including  baseline and   monitoring reports
  • Meet with key stakeholders  and beneficiaries in Yobe and Jigawa targeted LGAs and state capital
  • Prepare and submit the final survey reports to SC in soft and hard copy with presentation of key findings prior to final report submission.

Deliverables
Deliverables should include the following:

  • An inception report, including: planned timeline and work plan, literature review of all relevant secondary sources, detailed methodology / approach, planned stakeholders to be consulted and sampling framework, data collection and analysis tools, qualitative and quantitative protocols for data collection and analysis
  • Brief presentation of preliminary findings
  • Draft report written in English
  • One (1) electronic file of the clean (final) qualitative and quantitative data collected
  • Final report

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline
  • Over 5 years research experience related to markets, entrepreneurship and livelihoods in both development and humanitarian context.
  • Experience with socio-economic surveys.
  • Good understanding of  Northern Nigeria
  • Ability to produce well written, analytical reports in English
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills

Proposals should not be longer than 4 pages, excluding CVs, budget and example piece of work. Proposals should include:

  • Up-to-date CV
  • Short overview of how the candidate meets the qualifications, experience and skills requirements (no more than one page)
  • Description of proposed approach and methodology
  • Projected budget – including projected travel and in-country accommodation and subsistence costs. Holding tax must also be included where relevant. Payment milestones should also be included.
  • An example piece of work from a similar assignment

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to Apply for this Position

 

Application Deadline  1st December, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Consultant – Market Assessment to Inform the Start Up of IGAs for Vulnerable Parents.
Location
: Auno community, Konduga LGA, Borno
Duration: 3 weeks
Line management: M&E Advisor
Background

Save the Children Nigeria is implementing a 12-month project funded by GIZ to address economic barriers faced by vulnerable conflict parents in Borno in accessing basic education for their children. The project is supporting 400 returnees, Internally Displaced People (IDP) and host families in Konduga Local Government Area (LGA) to generate income and meet the cost of education for their children. Through this project, at least 800 children (47% male and 53% female) primary school aged children (6-14 years) will enroll and consistently attend school. The project will also support the selected households to start up viable Income Generating Activities (IGAs), to enable them to continue educating their children beyond the life span of the project. The support package includes both training and equipment to start microenterprises.

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 healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise 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 a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

SC intends to recruit a consultant to conduct a Market Assessment to map the market system and identify market opportunities for the potential IGA products. The study will inform the selection of the identification of the income generating opportunities. All beneficiaries will receive technical, financial and business management training and linked to financial services where possible. After the trainings, the beneficiaries will receive start-up equipment/supplies/materials for their enterprise, as well as funds which they can exchange later for raw materials which they may need to replenish.

The objective of the study is to provide information to the IGA beneficiaries and guide their selection of viable business opportunities. The study will further identify barriers to accessing the opportunities and suggest ways of overcoming them. More specifically, the study will:

  • Provide analysis of the different types of business available currently and those that could be created in the near future, identifying the maturity duration of each type of business.
  • Identify the barriers to accessing IGA opportunities and suggest ways of overcoming them, focusing on key success factors for the different types of businesses and the startup requirements.
  • Identify the key skills needed in the market to guide the training guidelines for the micro enterprise management for the IGA beneficiaries
  • Identify vendors with capacity to provide the required LGA equipment to the beneficiaries.
  • Determine if the existing vendors/retailers/business have the capacity to provide materials/inputs of sufficient quality and quantity to meet the need of the beneficiaries of multi-purpose e-vouchers
  • Identify the existing micro finance institutions/informal credit systems and hire purchase opportunities available in the beneficiaries’ area.
  • Map the local capacities – government, NGOs and private sectors available to support the training and mentoring of the activities; as well as identifying the available skills development centers for young mothers

Methodology
A detailed methodology should be provided by the consultant showing how the assessment aims and objectives will be met. The consultant should:

  • Define the assessment methodology and develop data collection tools
  • Review of relevant material held by SC, including baseline and household survey reports
  • Collect data on existing business opportunities, taking into account their growth potential
  • Identify constraints/challenges to starting up small businesses and provide recommendations on how to overcome them
  • Assess capacity of a representative sample of retailers and wholesalers in the target beneficiaries’ locations.
  • Meet with key stakeholders in the target area

Deliverables
Deliverables should include the following:

  • An inception report, including: planned timeline and work plan, literature review of all relevant secondary sources, detailed methodology / approach, planned stakeholders to be consulted and sampling framework, data collection and analysis tools, qualitative and quantitative protocols for data collection and analysis
  • Mapping of local suppliers and retailers
  • Definition framework to ensure we have a common understanding of key terms and sectors
  • Any suggested improvements to existing study scope, as outlined in this document
  • Brief presentation of preliminary findings
  • Draft report written in English
  • One (1) electronic file of the clean (final) qualitative and quantitative data collected
  • Final report

Consultant’s fee and proposed mode of payment

  • 30% upon signature of contract and submission of inception report
  • 40% upon submission of draft report
  • 30 % upon submission of final evaluation report.
  • SCI reserves the right to withhold payment if deliverables do not meet the requirements outlined in this Terms of Reference.

Submission and evaluation of proposals
This market assessment will be carried out in Konduga LGA of Borno state. Qualified candidates (on a rolling basis) will be required to submit the following documents on or before close of business on 16th November, 2017:

  • Technical proposal describing how the requirements of the Terms of Reference will be met within the given timeframe (maximum 4 pages)
  • Budget
  • CV(s) of lead evaluator/team
  • 1-2 samples of relevant work

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • How well the requirements laid out in the ToR are met
  • Skills and experience of the evaluator/team
  • Cost effectiveness

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least a Master’s Degree, in a relevant discipline
  • Extensive theoretical and practical experience of market assessment methodologies in humanitarian contexts, including rapid market assessment
  • Experience with socio-economic surveys.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the entrepreneurship for households with low levels of education
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
  • 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to Apply for this Position

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