Save the Children Job Opportunity for a Consultant

Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001, especially in the Northern Nigeria. We work closely with the government in Nigeria at national, state and local level in improving the lives of children in Nigeria with interventions spanning from WASH, child health, advocacy, Campaign & community mobilization, Nutrition, Education etc. Our activities in Lagos-State started in 2013 with Saving New-born Lives project in Agege, Ifako-Ijaiye, & Ikeja, Post 2015’ Right to Learn and School Health and Nutrition in Lagos Island. Stop Diarrhoea Initiatives project is an initiative supported by Reckitt Benckiser aimed at contributing to a two third reduction in diarrhoea-related deaths among children under the age of five in Somolu, Lagos State, Nigeria. It is a community based and community driven intervention.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant (Conduct IMCI Training in Save the Children Target LGAs in Lagos State)

Location: Lagos

Scope of the Training Consultancy

  • The training will focus on delivering high quality trainings for health workers on the National IMCI Manual. This training will be for 60 participants in two batches of thirty each and would span for six days each.
  • The participants are as follows: Therefore, consultant will lead 4 other resource persons with support for Save the Children’s IYCF officer to conduct all the training.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop a training agenda for Facility IMCI training for health workers in Shomolu LGA.
  • Train 60 health workers staff on necessary skills using IMCI checklist and training Manuals.
  • Prepare training materials and co-facilitate with four other facilitators for a six (6) day training on the IMCI training packages.
  • Conduct pre and post training evaluation of all trainees at the beginning of the training, and the end of training. Compile and share the session/training evaluation and feedback report with the Save the Children team.
  • As the lead facilitator, compile a comprehensive training report in collaboration with the other 4 training facilitators. Specific emphasis should be on the training content, process, and linkages to capacity building strategies.
  • Coordinate the other four (4) facilitators’ to ensure roles and responsibilities around the agenda and the facilitation of the training sessions are clear. Where necessary, gather feedback from participants on the training process and contents.


  • Education and qualifications for the Lead facilitator
  • Post -graduate Degree in Public Health.

Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in field work and coordination with international agencies and organization in the field of child health intervention.
  • Experience in provision of training is compulsory.
  • Experience and knowledge in conducting trainings or working in Lagos state is required.
  • A Certified IMCI Trainer with past experience in leading IMCI trainings

Managerial and Organizational Skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to facilitate training to staff with low capacity level and ensure the information has been transmitted.
  • Must be able to work in respect of deadlines.
  • Must be able to organize and plan training.
  • Able to deliver quality with a multidisciplinary team of nutrition practitioners.
  • Good written and oral presentation skills.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong capacity for training, specifically in the domain of IMCI
  • Good understanding of IMCI programming in general.
  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of Yoruba Language is an asset.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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