Recent Nigerian Jobs at Save the Children, May 2016

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.

In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states – Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna – focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.

Save the Children is recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Job Title: Case Management Officer
Location:
Borno
Role Purpose

  • This position is responsible for ensuring proper and quality implementation of the Case management component of the Child protection programme.
  • S/he will need to co-ordinate with other Emergency Response team members and SC staff, especially Implementation Management, health, education and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response.
  • S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios.
  • Depending on the situation the specialist may need to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country specific child protection Clusters and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Facilitate all trainings on case management for case workers
  • Collate and compile all work plans and share with SCI weekly.
  • Conduct referral and  protection mapping (any other assessments)
  • Lead the formation and initial training of foster parents
  • Ensure meetings and activities hold monthly
  • Ensure all documentation, reports, and records are maintained per agreed procedure, and information is provided on community activities as required.
  • Facilitate mentoring and coaching of case workers on various topics, as outlined in the implementation plan.
  • Maintain documentation and CPIMS systems at the community/state office level: under the guidance of CPIMS Officer, Work with the SCI Field Manager to ensure that all financial activities conducted in camps are properly documented in line with Donor procedures and with SC policies.
  • Ensure all cases are case managed with confidentiality clause adhered to
  • Coordinate case conference meetings
  • Daily supervision of the Child protection case workers.
  • Ensure that case workers are trained on UASC and registration of the children
  • Ensure the quality of the inter-agency case management tools
  • Report general protection issues present in the camps to SCI protection Advisor
  • Participate in the CP assessment and analysis process
  • In coordination with the CP team, support regular participatory activities with different groups of children to identify issues affecting children in camps and assists team to develop appropriate responses.
  • Must adhere to the child safeguarding and protection policies and reporting standards.
  • Write and submit weekly activity reports.
  • 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
  • Between three and four years of 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.

Job Title: Project Manager – STEER Project
Location:
Lagos
Job Description

  • As a member of the STEER Team, The Project Manager, will be responsible for working closely with the STEER technical team to achieve the strategic objectives of the project – focusing primarily on project-related planning and implementation, timely and accurate reporting to the DCOP, providing technical support to staff and partners.
  • The Project Manager will work as part of the project management team led by the Chief of Party, maintaining relationships with all program staff and fostering linkages and mutual benefit where possible.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Provide strategic and technical leadership to the project team as it relates to the 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 using STEER tools and resources to maximize project impact on project participants.
  • Continuously support the professional development of his/her team by providing clear orientation, feedback and learning opportunities.
  • Maintain up to date documentation related to project approval, monitoring and implementation.
  • Prepare and submit required donor project narrative reports, quarterly performance indicator tracking tables, as well as other reports needed/required by donors, and SCI headquarters Abuja.
  • Prepare short success stories and briefs on innovation/best practices.
  • Support the regular mapping of STEER program activities as well as regular updating as needed.
  • Represent STEER Project in coordination and cluster meetings.
  • Ensure that STEER 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 partner 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 equipment and supplies in Field Office are maintained in a safe and secure manner.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated ability with project grants management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, supervision and performance management, etc.
  • 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.
  • Experience in working with grants funded by USAID.
  • Ability and willingness to work and live in diverse, challenging and potentially unstable environments.
  • Knowledge of at least three of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening, M&E; and quality improvement.

Desirable:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Science, Education, International relations, International Development or related field.
  • Five years’ demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with local community organizations, families and communities.
  • At least five years demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USG-funded programs.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator – STEER Project
Locations:
Kaduna and Plateau, KD, Nigeria
Job Description

  • As a member of the STEER Team, the Nutrition Coordinator will work under the direction of the Nutrition Advisor in the day-to-day successful implementation of the STEER Project at the States.
  • Overall, the Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for the support and capacity building of the STEER partners including CSOs and the Government counterparts.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the State and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of work plan.
  • Provide technical support to SPRING Project, STEER partners and Government counterparts to implement Nutrition activities and to ensure that agreed targets are met.
  • Responsible for facilitation of trainings, support State level planning and activities for World Breastfeeding week and other nutrition activities as agreed in the annual work plan.
  • Under the Supervision of Nutrition Advisor, manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events, such as trainings
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
  • Compile States level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
  • Develop State level annual, quarterly and monthly work plans as agreed with the line manager.
  • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of STEER technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops.
  • Support the work of consultants in the States as needs arise.
  • Document technical team meetings, partner meetings, conferences, and workshops, so that notes are around to team members not in attendance and to STEER/HQ.
  • Provide support on technical initiatives, including performing literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to technical activities as required.
  • Maintain good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on Nutrition in the States.
  • Represent STEER in States level meetings such as SCFN, working groups, etc.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the STEER COP, including assisting HES Advisor.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; comply strictly to security procedures and other staff policies.

Skills & Experience

  • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
  • Experience in Contemporary Nutrition  interventions
  • Experience working with an international NGO a plus
  • Interest in development issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.

Desirable:

  • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

Job Title: Knowledge Management and Learning Advisor
Location:
Abuja
Role Purpose

  • The post holder will lead the design, development and management of Knowledge Management and Learning initiatives across the country programme, creating and institutionalizing innovative and pragmatic approaches.
  • The post holder will provide technical oversight for knowledge management across all programs and operations functional units.

Key Areas of Accountability
System Design and Roll-Out:

  • Working closely with the Head of MEAL, design SCI’s approach/strategy to knowledge management and learning, setting down the minimum requirements and ensuring that it complements and forms part of the overall MEAL system
  • Ensure that a learning culture is fostered within the organisation and the KM&L is an integral element of programming
  • Work closely with PDQ team members to promote understanding of the importance of KM&L to achieve quality programming
  • At the CO level be a key link between the PDQ and Programme Implementation Strategy teams, to ensure that KM&L is promoted as a key tool in programme management and strategy development
  • Through the MEAL Coordinators, support field offices to prioritise KM&L and identify entry points

System Management:

  • Keep track of all project evaluations and, in coordination with technical / project managers, design evaluation TORs, provide briefings to consultants and provide logistical support to ensure evaluations happen smoothly
  • Capture and disseminate lessons learned from evaluations and follow up on action planning, maintain a lessons learned database
  • Ensure that learning is accessed and used as an integral part of programme design and implementation
  • As required provide trainings to raise awareness on the importance of learning
  • Lead knowledgebase planning, initial load execution and all future maintenance planning. Composes a range of strategies and practices used at organizational level to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable adoption of new organizational knowledge.
  • Determine long-term and short-term strategic plans to achieve the objectives of the organization. Provide guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies.

Program Development:

  • With the Head of MEAL, feed into programme and proposal design to ensure that new programme design is based on previous learning
  • Make sure that technical managers have easy access to learning documents for reference purpose

Communication and Reporting:

  • Coordinate, collaborate and oversee best practice consolidation with all thematic areas, ensure that the knowledgebase is configured appropriately for optimum performance and widely adopted use.
  • Promote learning in the country office, particularly on issues of programme quality. Regularly analyze and produce reports on best practices and case studies; ensure new analysis and information is available, including for the forthcoming communications strategy
  • Ensure effective storage of assessment, surveys and evaluations and/or organizational knowledge on the shared folders, and to use this knowledge base to promote learning across the organisation
  • To manage and lead on key pieces of M&E research and development, for example providing advice on how SC determines issues of attribution/contribution
  • One-pagers describing the project, key activities, approaches, outcomes and impacts;
  • Produce case studies, best practices; lessons learned and project audit documents for internal and external use;

Qualification, Skills and Experience

  • Post graduate qualification in a knowledge management and/or development related area – (Information, Communication, Economics, Public Policy, Development Management, International Relations, Business Administration etc.)
  • 10 years of overall relevant professional experience, including in knowledge management.
  • Experience in developing/managing knowledge management systems/programmes
  • Advanced experience with current KM technologies, including Web and Enterprise 2.0.
  • Experience in leading/managing knowledge product development and dissemination. Substantial understanding of knowledge management theory, practice and tools
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies

Desirable:

  • Local language skills (Ability to communicate in Hausa and other local languages will be an advantage).

Job Title: Child Protection in Emergency Officer
Location:
Borno, Nigeria
Role Purpose

  • This position is responsible for ensuring proper and quality implementation of the Case management and other components of the Child protection programme.
  • S/he will need to co-ordinate with other Emergency Response team members and SC staff, especially Implementation Management, health, education and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response.
  • S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios.
  • Depending on the situation the specialist may need to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country specific child protection sector and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for technical supervision and training of all case workers working with the UASC.
  • Daily supervision of the Child protection case workers.
  • Ensure that case workers are trained on UASC and registration of the children
  • Ensure the quality of the registration forms:
    • Make referrals of the registered children to the Ministry of women and social development.
    • Ensure that children are followed up and receiving proper case management.
    • Ensure that cases are prepared for case discussions/ case management meetings
    • Ensure partner staff are well supported to implement the entire project
    • In collaboration with the CP coordinator conduct trainings for the partner staff, the ministry staff and other stake holders.
  •  Ensure that all activities under his/her supervision are conducted so as to comply with the obligations of the SC beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders under his/her jurisdiction, in accordance system of quality supervision, including the CPiE minimum standard and SPHERE standards

Program implementation and development:

  • Identify gaps in service provision to Internal Displaced Children, with a special attention to UASC and proactively referring and advocate for those gaps to relevant in coordination with the CPiE coordinator
  • Together with the case workers ensure vulnerability of the identified and registered children are responded to involvement of the community where appropriate ensuring the best interest of the child.
  • Establish/maintain a regular system of project evaluation and progress monitoring, using both qualitative and quantitative indicators, data collection, feeding into program adjustments and regular reporting as well as advocacy and new programme development
  • Undertake any other roles as may be assigned by the

Representation:

  • In  collaboration with the SC CP Officer, Co Lead with the Ministry  of  Women Affairs and social development to ensure case management meeting are carried out regularly.
  • Coordinate with the CP sub sector (Coordination at the field level) in order to assure that adequate and children centered solutions are taken in consideration in the strategic planning of activities

Reporting:

  • Ensure the cases that are identified and registered are captured correctly and shared with the M&E officer.
  • Ensure that all interventions in regards to UASC are captured appropriately, Including follow ups and referrals.
  • Report weekly, monthly and quarterly on case management in the field as requested.
  • Report weekly, monthly and quarterly on the CP interventions in Borno state.

Reporting relationships:

  • The Child Protection in Emergency Officer is the technical supervisor for all case workers who work in case management and a closely work with the implementing partner’s officers.

Skills and Experience
Essential:

  • University degree in Social Work, Social Science, development studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • Between three and four years of 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:

  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility
  • Excellent communication skills, and able to use HF, VHF radios
  • 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.

Job Title: National Program Manager (Advocacy and Engagement Lead)
Location:
Abuja
Job type: Full-time
Role Purpose

  • Strategically lead and manage the Child Development Grant Programme in Northern Nigeria; accountable for the achievement of programme deliverables and delivery of the joint log-frame within the consortium of Save the Children and Action Against Hunger.

Key Areas of Accountability
Among other responsibilities, the incumbent will:

  • Manage and lead programme related strategic liaison with in-country government, donors, consortium INGOs and Agencies. Manage relationships to ensure ongoing programme performance and technical quality assurance.
  • Ensuring the programme meets or exceeds agreed targets, including reviewing cross-consortium programme performance data and programme management arrangements on a monthly basis, identifying and agreeing residual actions, mitigation activities and influencing consortium partners to ensure partner performance is maintained.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the technical team to ensure that the programme achieves technical excellence, embedding continuous improvements in operational aspects of programmes.
  • Inspire, lead and motivate programme teams to deliver on programme objectives.
  • Ensure that the project is appropriately staffed across Save the Children and consortium members, including the appropriate combination of expertise across technical and operational areas
  • Identify, implement and improve accountability mechanisms for operating under commercial arrangements across partnerships and programme consortium arrangements including contract compliance considerations.
  • Develop programme systems that are flexible and responsive to changing demands of programme implementation.
  • Ensure that an effective monitoring system is in place for achieving prior agreed targets in relation to programme activities, budget allocations and financial expenditures, ensuring that value for money can be effectively demonstrated to the donor
  • Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the programme
  • Demonstrate and ensure programme implementation demonstrates high levels of commitment to Save the Children UK 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 UK resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children
  • Ensure strong budget management and compliance and resource utilisation.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • Prior experience of designing and/or delivering large scale (in excess of £10m) cash transfer programmes
  • Proven ability to manage large consortiums with a minimum of 4 years experience managing multi-regional or multi-country programmes
  • Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
  • Ability to represent the cash transfer programme at a strategic level and engage and influence key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or regional level government structures to strengthen the capacity of the state to take ownership for and deliver services.
  • 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.
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
  • 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 and Characteristics

  • Post-graduate qualification in Social Sciences, or Public Health, or Nutrition or Food Security related relevant discipline or a First Degree with a minimum of 16 years experience in relevant field.
  • Substantial experience of working and living in Africa, ideally with professional experience in Nigeria
  • Demonstrable understanding of Value for Money and DFID results agenda.
  • Ability to coach and mentor multi-sectoral partners.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  24th May, 2016.

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