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Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant positions below:

 

Job Title:Livelihoods Coordinator
Location: Borno

Job Role

  • To support the implementation of FSL component of the project. More specifically, assist in the improvement of livelihood programs. S/he is principally responsible for the implementation of the Micro gardening project.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support field level technical assessments on livelihoods. This will be done in coordination from the FSL Sector Manager and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • With support from the lead FSL Sector Manager and/or other senior programme staff, develop livelihood project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
  • With support from the FSL Manager and/or other senior programme staff, support with inputs in the development of high-quality concept notes and proposals.
  • With the support of FSL Manager, support livelihood project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Identify emerging issues related to the livelihood programme and make recommendations for a further solution.
  • In collaboration with project and partner staff, train enumerators on program component, its implementation and prepare a narrative report of activities carried out.
  • Working closely with the lead FSL Manager and/or other senior programme staff, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • With support from the FSL Manager and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • With support from the community mobilization lead ensure effective and efficient information sharing to relevant stakeholders and continuous programme sensitization.
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented on time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the programme manager or FSL Manager.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with the efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads

General:

Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Core Behaviors:

Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

  • Ensures that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
  • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
  • Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation

Achieving results effectively:

  • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
  • Establishes staff engagement mechanisms.
  • Addresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmly
  • Considers the wider impact of decisions to be made in the short and long-term.
  • Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results
  • Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resources
  • Documents lessons learned and apply them to future projects

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
  • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict-affected people and other stakeholders
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance

Operating safely and securely:

  • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agency
  • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communities
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

  • Helps team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-care
  • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
  • Plan, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Demonstrates managerial courage by confronting difficult situations and seeking resolution, and stating willingness to champion ideas
  • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Makes positive statements about work
  • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development

Qualification/Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years post NYSC progressive experience of working in livelihood including report writing
  • Minimum education; BSc/BA level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience (in agricultural research programme)
  • Previous experience of project management and implementation
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in training and capacity building staff
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write a clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and strong influencing skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable

  • High level of communication in a local language related to the working environment
  • Familiarity with the integration of programme FSL / Nutrition / Wash
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming, social protection programming.

 

 

Job Title: Child Protection Case Worker (Volunteer)
Location: Borno, Chabbal, Gongolon, Dusman and Dallori communities

Job Role:

  • The Child Protection Case Worker has the responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of child protection strategies and activities at the camp/community level. The CP Case Worker will be responsible for implementing the work of and providing guidance to the Community on Child Protection activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Represent  SCI in the field, with professionalism, honesty and commitment
  • Interview potential CP cases documenting interview prior to referral to relevant service providers.
  • Implement program objectives, strategies and activities in agreement with local customs
  • Identify child protection cases for assessments, home visits and follow-ups
  • Assist the Child Protection officer in carrying out interviews with children.
  • Filling in the relevant monitoring tools for the individual cases management of the of UASC  and other vulnerable children accordingly
  • Identify  high priority cases requiring referrals and report to CP officer as they arise for necessary referral
  • Facilitate the implementation of a mobilization strategy for community structures and target beneficiaries
  • Mobilize community structures as required
  • Participate in training courses and meetings for the community structures and fill the relevant monitoring tools
  • Attend camp/community level staff and planning meetings monthly
  • Give information to the beneficiaries on the services provided by SCI
  • Facilitate the setup of Foster parents and referral systems to respond to protection issues
  • Comply with all relevant save the children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety and other relevant policies
  • Perform any other duties that will be assigned by the supervisor

Qualification/ Experience:

  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and local language
  • degree in social work / social sciences or equivalent with preferably 1-year work experience in social work or with development-related organisations
  • Knowledge of community-based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
  • Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Positive attitude towards community work with an emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem-solving
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy

Desirable

  • Knowledge of local language
  • People of those locations are highly encouraged to apply
  • Experience and skills in the management of staff
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions
  • Understanding of the regional dynamics of the conflict
  • Experience in working in an insecure environment

Working Conditions

  • The contract is based on a “need for work” basis and remuneration will be paid based on the tasks carried out. The volunteer may not work or be reimbursed for days beyond the maximum approved work days without prior written approval from SCI management. In no case shall the enumerator be reimbursed for more than eight (8) hours during an approved work day and may not be paid for work on Saturdays and Sundays unless agreed in advance.

 

 

Job Title: Child-Friendly Space Facilitator (Volunteer)
Location: Borno, Chabbal, Gongolon, Dusman and Dallori communities

Job Role:

  • The Child-Friendly Space Facilitator has the responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of child protection strategies and CFS activities at the camp/community centre level. The CFS Facilitator will be responsible for coordinating children’s participation, activities the work of and providing guidance to the Community Structures and Children on Child protection, child rights and children’s forums.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide training and orientation for Child-Friendly Space animators on setting up and managing a Child-Friendly Space/centres, child rights, child participation, child protection (including the Child Safeguarding Policy), and provide ongoing support and mentoring to practice these concepts to volunteers and animators
  • Compile timely quantitative and qualitative updated data and reports using designated monitoring tools and forward to child protection in emergencies officers
  • In coordination with the Child Protection team members, support regular participatory activities with different groups of children to identify issues affecting children in their communities, and assist the teams to develop appropriate responses
  • Report general protection issues present in the operational areas to the field based Child protection team
  • Screen for and monitor protection needs and gaps in and around the Child-Friendly Spaces/centres
  • Supervise the animators working in the Child-Friendly Spaces/centre on a regular basis, ensuring that activities are implemented in an appropriate manner
  • Ensure a safe and child-friendly atmosphere in the Child-Friendly Space/centre
  • Ensure that equipment inventories are up to date and that replacement needs are highlighted.
  • Ensure internal referral systems are followed when Child protection cases are identified within the CFS/centre.
  • With the assistance of the animators conduct a daily visual assessment of the children and ensure a variety of structured games and activities within the Child-Friendly Space/centre, catering to the needs of children of different ages, genders, and abilities
  • Ensure that health and safety regulations are understood and followed and that health and safety incidents are logged
  • Contribute to the design of an overall programme contingency plan
  • In the event of a sudden influx facilitate the contingency plan process
  • Assist the animators  in solving problems arising in the Child-Friendly Spaces/centre
  • Assist the animators in working with children to develop new, creative activities as appropriate
  • Ensure the participation of all groups of children, especially children who are the most vulnerable
  • Ensure that all actors(officers, other child protection workers and community structures) are involved in promoting child participation in the child-friendly spaces/centre
  • Assist the animators in conducting parents’ and community meetings aimed at strengthening child-friendly activities.
  • Screen for and monitor protection needs and gaps in and around the Child Friendly Spaces/centres
  • Ensure CPC meetings and activities are held within the CFS
  • Attend camp/centre level  meetings
  • Develop weekly work plans in consultation with direct reports
  • Produce timely progress reports, including both quantitative and qualitative regarding CFS activities and attendance
  • Perform any other duties as requested by CP Officer

Qualification/Experience:

  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of community-based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Positive attitude towards community work with an emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem-solving
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of local language
  • People from those locations are highly encouraged to apply
  • Experience and skills in the management of staff
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions
  • Understanding of the northeastern Nigeria  the dynamics of the conflict
  • Experience in working in an insecure environment

Working Conditions

  • The contract is based on a “need for work” basis and remuneration will be paid based on the tasks carried out. The volunteer may not work or be reimbursed for days beyond the maximum approved work days without prior written approval from SCI management. In no case shall the enumerator be reimbursed for more than eight (8) hours during an approved work day and may not be paid for work on Saturdays and Sundays unless agreed in advance.

 

 

How to Apply
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Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator
Location
: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Full-time

Scope of Role

  • The Nutrition Coordinator will be responsible for overall implementation and oversight of nutrition activities (CMAM & IYCF).
  • He/she will also oversee Nutrition Officer implementing nutrition activities in the areas of jurisdiction.
  • He/She will who support the day-to-day running of project activities along with SCI partners.
  • The Nutrition Coordinator will also ensure that nutrition activities are fully integrated into other sectoral interventions and also enhance coordination between sectors.
  • The Nutrition Coordinator will Engage in capacity building activities including training and on the job mentorship to team members, provide training to the nutrition team in IYCF-E, CMAM, and other related nutrition-focused activities;
  • This position will be based at Maiduguri with travel to field sites; and reports to Nutrition Manager.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • This post focuses on emergency/humanitarian programming and not limited to any project. The position holder will be expected to contribute to SCI’s dual mandate and support as needed.

Program Management:

  • Oversees the implementation of nutrition activities and ensuring that the quality standards and state of the art are met;
  • Ensures effective start-up, management, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of integrated Nutrition projects;
  • Provide support to the project team and implementing partners; assess training needs, plan & provides training/guidance for staff in setting up new nutrition services;
  • Facilitate training for nutrition professionals;
  • Participating in and/or leading health, nutrition, and/or multi-sectoral assessments as required;
  • Manages all Save the Children resources (equipment, supplies, HR) committed to nutrition program activities;
  • Conducts regular field visits to provide supportive supervision to the projects;
  • In liaison with the Nutrition Specialist, develop work plans, SOPs, budgets, and other required program documents for nutrition section;
  • Conducts regular field visits and review meetings with government officials to monitor the implementation of nutrition programs;
  • In collaboration with Nutrition Specialist, ensure timely preparation and implementation of activities while focusing on the targets/ deliverables.

Representation and communication:

  • Represent SCI nutrition and participate in internal coordination and share up-to-date within the sector
  • Documents findings and recommendations of field visits for follow-up actions; shares as appropriate.
  • Actively participates in the development and submission of program reports, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness.
  • Documents lessons learned in specific technical areas.

Policy Analysis, Policy Engagement and Advocacy for Policy Change:

  • Contribute to nutrition learning and research that supports the sector advocacy objectives and lead the implementation research necessary for evidence-based advocacy.
  • Represent the organization at all relevant technical external task forces, working groups, seminars or other meetings as approved by the sector head and use these meetings to negotiate strategic, project and advocacy positions.
  • Develop good relations with other NGOs, development and UN agencies working in the sector and where possible forge alliances to influence key actors around advocacy objectives.
  • Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by the government and other stakeholders in the sector of the thematic area covered.
  • Ensure that the voices of children guide advocacy and policy change objectives and related activities.
  • Compile, Analyze and interpret nutrition response data and provide regular updates to government and NGO coordination bodies as requested, and use the information to justify decisions on further resource allocation.
  • Participates in identifying, coordinating, and implementing operational research studies to pilot and scale-up effective direct interventions in coordination.

Programme Quality and Effectiveness:

  • Ensure that project officers are meeting both internal and donor technical standards and requirements. This includes oversight of implementation quality, reviewing, editing and signing-off donor reports to ensure they are of an acceptable technical and presentational quality.
  • Participate in field-based project monitoring and review meetings.
  • Liaise with Programme Operations staff to identify technical support needs of projects and staff, and jointly agree on specific and time-bound support needs of projects and staff in relevant technical areas.
  • Provide technical training to ensure that the project staff have the necessary skills to technically implement the project.
  • Assist project staff in the use of nutrition and cross-cutting tools and guidelines to ensure the quality of work. These include, among others, child participation, child right programming and mainstreaming of gender, diversity and HIV/AIDS.
  • Prepare work plans, in consultation with Nutrition Specialist.
  • Undertake regular field visits to project sites to ensure technical quality and timeliness of ongoing work.

Other:

  • The post holder may be responsible for additional tasks and duties as and when required to support the overall Country Programme, regional and head office priorities.

Qualification and Experience

  • M.Sc Degree or First Degree in Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition or related health fields with a minimum of 5 years work experience in the nutrition the area of emergency nutrition in NGO environment.
  • Strong analysis and writing skills
  • Certificate in monitoring and evaluation, nutrition in the humanitarian context, CMAM, IYCF, or any other related topics.
  • Experience in working with government counterparts and other partners at various levels –
  • Excellent understanding of the relevant thematic sector in Nigeria at both field and policy levels; including the national nutrition program and well as CMAM programming
  • Proven experience in emergency nutrition projects
  • Familiarity with nutrition donors, partners, and NGO groups
  • Practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities in realising children’s rights in Nigeria, in relation to the thematic area
  • Understanding of advocacy and representation within the nutrition sector.

Skills:

  • Demonstrable experience in M&E
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proven conceptual skills and an ability to think and plan strategically
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to train and mentor staff
  • Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload
  • Excellent spoken and written English and local language (Northeast of Nigeria)
  • Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases)

Desirable:

  • Experience in nutrition project data management and IYCF programming.
  • Having an operational experience will be a plus advantage.

Skills and Behaviours (SCI Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • 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

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future-oriented, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

  • 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

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

 

 

Job Title: Proposal Budget/Costing Specialist
Location: 
Abuja
Job Type: Full-time
Reports to: Head of Business Development

Role Purpose

  • Save The Children is looking to add a skilled Proposal Budget/Costing Specialist who is passionate about being a part of a global team of individuals committed to improving the lives of children in Nigeria.
  • The post holder is responsible for analyzing and determining the essential cost elements needed for each proposal submission, in relation to the donor’s requirements, and provides timely and effective leadership, guidance and support throughout the proposal development process.
  • The Proposal Budget/Costing Specialist works as part of the Program Development and Quality team to assist in development of proposal budgets.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Thoroughly review solicitations/calls for funding and become an expert on funder instructions and requirements
  • Develop proposal budget templates and guidance
  • During proposals, work closely with technical advisors to identify and cost for project activities
  • During proposals, work closely across all units such as Operations, Human Resource, Security, Logistics and Finance to identify and budget for operational costs
  • Improve budgeting tools and processes within the Save the Children Nigeria CO, in line with Save the Children International and donor guidance
  • Ensure that realistic, comprehensive and accurate budgets accompany all proposals
  • Build staff capacity in budget development and budget-related areas of donor compliance; preferably including commercial contracts

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
Essential:

  • Experience leading in the development of budgets for proposals for donors such as USAID, DFID, other bilaterals, foundations and/or corporations
  • Experience with non-profit accounting, budget analysis and development
  • Knowledge of donor rules and regulations
  • Ability to work with technical experts to cost out proposed project activities
  • Experience working with field office staff and/or headquarters staff to jointly develop proposal budgets
  • Preference for candidates with contract/commercial budgeting experience
  • Experience building the capacity of appropriate staff on the business/cost proposal process in accordance with Save the Children policies.

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field required.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years overall experience, with 2-3 years developing project budgets

Skills:

  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to meet deliverables
  • Ability to cost for complex programs
  • Ability to communicate guidance clearly to non-Finance staff
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent Excel skills.

 

 

Job Title:Livelihoods Officer
Location: Borno

Job Role

  • To support the implementation of FSL component of the project. More specifically, assist in the improvement of livelihood programs. S/he is principally responsible for the implementation of the Micro gardening project.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with the livelihood coordinator to support field level technical assessments on livelihoods. This will be done in coordination with the FSL Manager and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • Work with the livelihood coordinator to develop livelihood project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
  • Work with the livelihood coordinator, FSL Manager, and other senior programme staff in developing high-quality concept notes and proposals.
  • With the support of Livelihood Coordinator, support livelihood project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Identify emerging issues related to the livelihood programme and make recommendations for further solution.
  • In collaboration with project and partner staff, train enumerators on program component, its implementation and prepare narrative report of activities carried out.
  • Working closely with the FSL Manager, livelihood coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • With support from the livelihood coordinator identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • With support from the community mobilization lead ensure effective and efficient information sharing to relevant stakeholders and continuous programme sensitization.
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented on time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the programme manager or FSL Manager.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with the efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads

General:

Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Core Behaviors:

Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

  • Ensures that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
  • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
  • Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation

Achieving results effectively:

  • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
  • Establishes staff engagement mechanisms.
  • Addresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmly
  • Considers the wider impact of decisions to be made in the short and long-term.
  • Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results
  • Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resources
  • Documents lessons learned and apply them to future projects

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
  • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict-affected people and other stakeholders
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance

Operating safely and securely:

  • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agency
  • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communities
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

  • Helps team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-care
  • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
  • Plan, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Demonstrates managerial courage by confronting difficult situations and seeking resolution, and stating willingness to champion ideas
  • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Makes positive statements about work
  • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution

Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development

Qualification/Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive experience of working in livelihood including report writing
  • Minimum education; BSc/BA level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience (in agricultural research programme)
  • Previous experience of project management and implementation
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in training and capacity building staff
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write a clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and strong influencing skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable

  • High level of communication in a local language related to the working environment
  • Familiarity with the integration of programme FSL / Nutrition / Wash
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming, social protection programming.

 

Application Deadline 7th August, 2018

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