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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Consultant – Health & Nutrition Survey Using SMART Methodology
Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, SC is working in 20 states focusing on child survival, education and protecting children in both development and humanitarian contexts. The humanitarian response started in 2014 with Save the Children among one of the first responders to the conflict.
The ongoing conflict in the North East continues to increase population displacements, restrict income-generating opportunities, limit trade flows and escalating food prices. As a result of the reduced food availability and access, local and IDP populations in worst-affected areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states continue to experience food gaps, in line with crisis (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity, with an estimated 4,6M people in Phase 3-5 (Cadre Harmonizé (CH) Analysis).
- The consultant/s will prepare and conduct a SMART survey in Borno state.
- He/she will develop and design survey tools using SMART Methodology i.e. sampling procedure, the sample size for anthropometric data, selection of households and children, training and supervision of teams during data collection, generally he/she assume overall responsibility of carrying out the survey.
Scope of Work
- Develop and design SMART survey protocol, including sample size estimation, population size, clustering of the villages etc., and validate contextual tools using the SMART methodology
- Train the SMART data collection teams and data clerks (including field testing)
- Organize survey: Ensure accurate data collection at field level. Ensure adequate supervision and coordination of the survey teams in the field and collect relevant reference materials for report writing
- Be responsible for data cleaning and analysis using appropriate software i.e. Epi Info, SPSS, ENA for SMART
- Prepare a draft SMART survey report for review by SCI, ensuring that the assessment is comprehensive and includes all relevant indicators
- Prepare a final report including background, methodology, results, limitations, conclusions and recommendations incorporating feedback from SCI staff on the draft report and Nutrition Information Management group for validation/ Nutrition
- The preliminary assessment report will be sent to the SCI within 3 days of completion of data collection; the consultant will present preliminary findings of the survey to SCI, and SCI team will upon review, send it to the nutrition cluster and or Inter-Agency Working Group for validation purpose.
- The consultant will lead in the presentation of the survey summary before the Nutrition sector/ Inter-Agency Working Group members. The final report, incorporating all comments and inputs received, will be submitted to SCI within 5 days after validation of the preliminary report.
The consultant is expected to provide (Required Deliverables):
- Inception report explaining the methodology, sample size calculation and means of analyses
- Final nutrition survey Methodology (agreed following consultant selection).
- Powerpoint presentation of preliminary findings.
- A preliminary and final nutrition survey report.
- An Itemized price quotation for consultancy fee (Exclusive of international and domestic travel expenses which will be provided separately by SCI)
Time Frame and Work Schedule:
- The duration of the survey will be 29 days. The start date will be the date indicated in the Contract. See here below the survey schedule;
- Travel days: 2 days
- Preparation of survey protocols, developing tools and collection of secondary data: 5 days
- Training and pre-testing of SCI staff and Survey enumerators: 4 days
- Data collection and entry: 10 days
- Analysis and Submission of Preliminary Report:3 days
- Submit Final Report: 5 days
- Total: 29 days
General Conditions of the Consultancy:
- SCI will provide accommodation for the consultant in team guest house
- Meals and other incidentals will be the responsibility of the consultant
- The consultant will conduct his/her work by using his/her own computer equipment.
- Other miscellaneous costs directly related to the task that can include photocopying of questionnaires etc. shall be covered by SCI. Any cost needs to have prior approval from SCI.
- The movement of the consultant and team to and from the field will be facilitated by SCI.
- SCI will provide survey enumerators, translators as may be required.
- The cost related to travel from/ to Field of the survey teams will be covered by SCI.
- Payments will be paid in three instalments: the First instalment 30% paid upon finalisation of inception report; 30% paid upon submission of the first full draft of the report; the remaining 40% paid upon validation of the report by the Nutrition Sector/Inter-Agency Working Groups.
Profile of the Consultant
- Postgraduate Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related discipline.
- Qualified and experienced consultant with Health and Nutrition background in surveys and assessments using SMART methodology.
- Led at least 2 SMART Surveys (reports to be presented as evidence)
- Experience working in conflict-affected areas
- Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of local language is an added advantage.
- The consultant must have a strong background in statistics and data analysis. Must know SMART survey methodology and ENA for SMART, SPSS, Epi/ENA or Epi Info software.
- Excellent reporting and presentation skills.
- Excellent knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles.
- Willingness to travel extensively and work under pressure & meet deadlines
- Ability to work in a multicultural and inter-sectoral environment.
- Ability to work collaboratively as a team with the other staff members.
- Ability to coordinate, direct and supervise others to achieve a common goal.
- Ability to live and work in an isolated area in conditions of limited comfort
- The candidate must present an approved final report of the most recent SMART survey that he or she has conducted.
Application Deadline 29th June, 2018.
Job Title: Finance Officer
Reports to: State Team Leader
- The Finance Officer has oversight responsibility for coordination of a treasury functions of the SCiN, which includes operational cash flow functions, banking and custody of funds, collection and insurance.
Key Areas of Accountability
- Ensure timely and appropriate cash flows, transaction journals, matched with the operational needs of the state office and budget forecasts, and in line with SC policies, and requirements.
- Manage the electronic spreadsheet/format for receiving and disbursing funds; coordinate the preparation and timely submission of monthly financial reports and other reports to Abuja as required. Ensure accurate keeping of account books (electronic and paper) for the state office.
- Ensure that timely and accurate information is generated and disseminated accordingly to the project team, to inform activity planning and forecasts.
- Process all banking activities in the state office, ensuring that bank account records are accurately maintained, and that bank statements are obtained on a timely basis.
- Process all payments (cheque and/or cash) to vendors, service providers, and partners in line with SC policies requirements. Ensure all financial transactions in the state office are appropriately approved, authorised and administered, in line with SCI and programme policies.
- Maintain the office cash box and disburse cash payments. Ensure weekly cash counts are done and properly documented by non-finance staff.
- Facilitate statutory payments to the relevant authorities such as PAYE, WHT, and pension deduction and ensure adequate documentation is kept in the office.
- Conduct state level finance induction for all new staff on finance policies, systems and procedure.
- Support the state teams to provide administrative and technical support to the partners to ensure that all financial documentation and reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis in line with SC policies, project agreements.
- In collaboration with the line manager support the training in financial management in accordance with SC’s financial management policies.
- Work with the state team to establish basic systems/procedures for state office support functions, such as: communications, documentation, records and file-keeping, publications, training resources and informational materials, inventories for office supplies and equipment, etc.
- Provide support in coordinating all state-level procurement activities, basic administrative functions, and asset/property management in line with SC policies and liaise with other external stakeholders as needed.
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)
- 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.
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
- 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.
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks.
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Required Qualification and Skills
- Level of Education – B.Sc, B.Tech/HND or equivalent
- Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts / Business Administration
- Experience in working with an INGO or partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at community level.
- Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
- Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
- Must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state (Hausa).
- 3 years’ experience working in Northern Nigeria and familiar with the terrain, a plus
- Level of IT and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)- AGGRESSO, SAP, PRISM, GLACOS etc
- Excellent using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
- Professional certificate in accounting and finance – ACCA, ICAN or NAN
Application Deadline 28th June, 2018.
- We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
- Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received and also Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date if considered necessary. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
- Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not use any third party for employment and also does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process.
- Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.