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Ongoing Recruitment at Save the Children Nigeria, 6th Feb., 2019

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Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Child Health and Immunisation Adviser
Ref Id: 190000AG
Location: Duste, Jigawa
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Role Purpose

  • The Child Health Advisor provides overall leadership and oversight for the programmatic, technical and research aspects of the programme.
  • S/he will oversees the day-to-day implementation of the programme and will be accountable for the quality of interventions and for the capacity building of health workers at state and LGA level.
  • S/he will be also responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality technical assistance by in-country and UK based technical advisers and external consultants (if appropriate).
  • S/he will support the State Programme Manager to ensure that planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as donor reporting functions are executed efficiently and effectively so that the project achieves its purposes and outputs.
  • S/he develops and promotes widespread application of evidence-based program standards and guidance that reflect Save the Children and global best practice

Key Areas of Accountabilities
Programme Quality:

  • Provides advanced technical expertise and oversight to ensure programs are of high quality and develops new state of the art approaches
  • Coordinates in-country and UK based technical advisers and external consultants (if appropriate).
  • Supports the COP and State Programme Manager in the development of high quality programming, annual plans and budgeting processes for the programme, as and when necessary.
  • Formulates key program questions that will help to advance the evidence base, and leads design of targeted evaluations.
  • Ensure the programme’s operational and analytical research, coordinate the publication and dissemination of results and ensure that research informs advocacy.
  • Support the government in the MNCH weeks and other important child health events
  • Strengthening relevant health systems for effective delivery of the pneumonia related interventions
  • Actively contribute to the process of learning, evaluation, capturing and disseminating lessons from the programme for continuous improvement of programme performance and overall outcome
  • Work closely with the programme team to ensure that other technical sectors are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimise the project purposes and objectives.
  • Prepare quality quarterly and annual reports and timely submission of deliverables.
  • Plays significant role in strategic thinking and leadership in advancing child health programs. Lead and direct the adaptation of Reach every ward
  • Support the implementation of the five operational pillars of the REW approach
  • Conduct Analysis of the immunization indicators using REW approach
  • Ensure integration of the treatment of severe malnutrition into the IMCI and ICCM
  • Ensure the implementation of key family and community practices with special emphasis on IYCF, WASH (soft part of the programme), care seeking behaviour, and immunization.
  • Establish necessary community infrastructure to support the implementation of the child health activities
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief of Party

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children health staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
  • Build capacity of health workers and other sector staff to implement quality programs

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Represent the programme on all technical working groups, partners and stakeholders’ forums.
  • Create partnerships with Ministries of Health and other relevant organizations, WHO, and UNICEF to maximize program impact and harmonize agendas.
  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and take a leadership role within the Health Sector, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed.
  • In collaboration with the Advocacy Advisor, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
  • In collaboration with the SC Health colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.

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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Required Master’s Degree in Public Health required; a health professional (MD or nurse) with clinical training skills (pre-service and/or service clinical training) preferred.
  • Conversant with evidence based child health approaches such as the ICCM, IMCI, GAPPD, etc
  • Ability to lead and produce project proposals, implementation plans, monitoring frameworks, and write succinct reports on program success; excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to travel 35-40% of time.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience implementing and delivering technical assistance to maternal, newborn and child health programs in developing country settings.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program development and management child survival and strong experience in PHC and ICCM program design and implementation required; must have experience facilitating clinical training, supportive supervision.

Core Behaviours
Achieving results effectively:

  • Ensures beneficiary and partner feedback is incorporated into programme design, planning and learning
  • Demonstrates flexibility to adapt plans and make decisions in rapidly changing environments
  • Actively manages risk and takes action to reduce risk
  • Makes changes to improve performance as a result of information received
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Develops strategies for teams to work across traditional boundaries, working in diverse environments
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners
  • Uses negotiation and conflict resolution skills to support positive outcomes

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

  • Builds own awareness of the bigger global picture by using a broad range of sources to gather data
  • 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
  • Openly talks about doing things differently, pushing the boundaries and ways of working
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development
  • Works to ensure that the workplace is inclusive and the talents of individuals are harnessed to achieve business success.
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses

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

 

Job Title: KAP Survey Consultant
Ref No: 190000AJ
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Background
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, poor sanitation, hygiene, poor access to safe water supplies, restrict income-generating opportunities, limit trade flows and escalate 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).

In Borno state, as in overall Northern Nigeria, IYCF practices were extremely poor prior to the conflict and the challenges to exclusive breastfeeding and optimal IYCF-E practices faced due to displacement and strain from the conflict are significantly contributing to malnutrition in children under two years. In addition to making treatment available for children under five with SAM, there is an urgent need to prevent and reduce malnutrition through a multi-sectoral approach. This approach includes improving IYCF practices, improving water quality, improving sanitation and hygiene practices and ensuring that children are well protected and have access to various services in target communities.

General Objective

  • To determine knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of IYCF practices, risks associated with practices pertaining to water, sanitation and hygiene and child protection for children and their families affected by conflict in targeted LGAs in Borno state, Nigeria.

Specific Objectives:

  • To determine knowledge, attitudes and practices on Maternal Infant and Young Child feeding practices/ nutrition in the targeted LGAs
  • To identify key actors of change and/or influential community leaders and recommend approaches to include them in programme designs.
  • To determine the knowledge and awareness of people on diarrheal and other water borne diseases.
  • To determine the community knowledge on hand washing and hygiene practice
  • To determine the level of knowledge of parent and caregiver on child protection
  • To determine the knowledge of parents and caregivers on availability of services for children and organization that cater for children right within their community.
  • To provide additional qualitative information on the choice of practices/ behaviours (through focus group discussions, Key Informant Interview, transect walks etc)
  • To determine community knowledge and awareness on existing nutrition interventions.
  • To recommend key simple, practical and achievable interventions that will address the identified issues to ensure appropriate practices.
  • To determine the attitude and practice of people on water treatment and storage

Methodology:

  • The survey will employ both qualitative and quantitative approaches to establish the knowledge, attitude and practices of at least the minimum core IYCF, WASH and Child protection indicators.

Scope of Work:

  • The KAP survey will be conducted in Borno state of North East Nigeria. The LGAs targeted will be Magumeri, Konduga, Kaga and Jere with a focus on each LGA separately.

Responsibilities of the Consultant

  • To develop and submit inception report (Protocol) which will include an interpretation of the study design & methodologies, sampling procedures, detailed work plan and financial proposal
  • Conduct a desk review of the relevant program documents
  • Conduct KAP survey: Train data enumerators and supervisors, ensure the quality of data
  • Undertake consultations with key stakeholders and conduct field data collection; Focus group discussions, Key informant interviews, etc.
  • Process and analyse the data, write and submit a draft report of the survey (per required format)
  • Present preliminary findings to the Technical working groups
  • Present the draft report of the findings to SCI for comments and feedbacks
  • Revise and submit electronic copy of the raw data and final report including recommendations within the specified time of agreement.
  • Develop appropriate tools and instruments for gathering information by use of KOBO data kit
  • Develop and translate data collection tool to the local language (Hausa, Kanuri and other Languages as identified necessary)
  • Present the KAP Methodology to the various sector technical working groups in Borno for validation
  • Hold preliminary discussions with head of sectors, M&E manager and relevant key stakeholders

SCI Responsibilities;

  • Providing consultant with necessary documentations for desk review
  • Facilitate the movement of the consultant and team to and from the field
  • Flight/travel to and from the country of residence and visa costs shall be paid by SCI
  • Accommodation will be provided by SCI during the period of consultancy
  • Linking the consultant to relevant stakeholders while in Borno.
  • Identify and Hire supervisors and interviewer’s/data collectors.

Time Frame:

  • Travel days – 2 – 4 days
  • Inception of report writing – 2 days
  • Review of survey tools – 2 days
  • Debrief with working group – 1 day
  • Data analysis and submission of first drat report – 4 days
  • Presentation of first draft report to SCI – 1 day
  • Presentation of the final report – 2 days
  • Total number of days – 42 days maximum.
  • Validation of methodology by working group – 2 days
  • Training of enumerators and pre-test tools – 5 days
  • Data collection 4 days * 4 LGAs – 18 days
  • Debriefing with Borno Office staff – 1 day

Qualification Required
Education:

  • The consultant should be a holder of at least Master’s Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or other related field and five years of relevant work experience.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of five years working experience in nutrition and food security assessments, including KAP, SMART, SQUEAC, etc (Experience in Northeast Nigeria context is desirable)
  • Sound experience and knowledge of Humanitarian Accountability framework (HAF), evaluation of integrated projects/programs and drawing lessons learned/good practices
  • Computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint, digital data gathering devices. Excellent writing and document presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with the National nutrition response program.
  • Ability to live and work in an isolated area in conditions of limited comfort
  • Strong analytical skills and research experience, with solid knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies particularly IYCF Survey methodology
  • Proven leadership and coordination skills
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of local language is an added advantage.

 

 

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

 

Job Title: Livelihood Assistant
Job ID: 190000A4
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Role

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

Main Responsibilities
The post holder will receive a context specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below:

Programme Support (typically will be at field level):

  • Assist program officers to ensure program progress according to the developed schedule and work plan.
  • Assist in the coordination of livelihood activities.
  • Keep program officers and management updated regards to security situation in the project implementation area.
  • Provide weekly field reports, capturing activities progress, lessons learned as well as general situation and community updates and needs.
  • Document lessons learned and success stories on the project.
  • Adhere to all SC policies and procedures as outlined in SC policies and procedure manuals.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to SC and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Support in the process of beneficiary registration, community mobilization and sensitization.
  • Assist in promoting community participation and inclusion as to encourage community ownership over activities implemented.
  • Ensure equal representation of various community groups in the implementation of activities.
  • Assist in the facilitation of community meetings, focus group discussion and other as required by the program.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the Livelihoods Officer or Livelihoods Coordinator.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • 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.

Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of first degree qualification – B. Agriculture or equivalent in any related field and experience (in agricultural research programme) and livelihood programming
  • Experience of 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 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
  • Minimum of a year relevant work experience in Livelihood programme, IGA
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Relevant experience of working in livelihoods, including report writing.
  • 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

Desirable:

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

Core Behaviours
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.
  • Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results
  • Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resources
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects
  • 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.

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
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms
  • 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

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
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions
  • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly

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
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses

 

 

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

 

Job Title: Project Manager
Ref Id: 190000AD
Location: Duste, Jigawa
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Role Purpose

  • The Project Manager, Jigawa provides leadership and managerial oversight for the administrative, programmatic, technical, research and operational aspects of the programme in Jigawa state.
  • S/he will oversee the day-to-day implementation of the programme and will be accountable for the effective financial and operational management including planning project activities, estimate time and financial commitments.
  • The Project Manager is accountable for delivering State level activities in Jigawa to the agreed quality standards and is responsible to seek and coordinate input as appropriate from the technical teams, to ensure the development and adherence to technical program quality standards, monitoring and evaluation systems, donor and SCI regulations.
  • S/he will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on the project’s progress in relation to timely delivery, outputs actual spend, quality and results as compared to the original plans and the project proposal. S/he will manage issues and risk and make recommendations on how to adjust or reallocate resources to accommodate changes and respond to challenges.
  • S/he will also be responsible for effective stakeholder relationship management, including developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the donor, government and partner agencies, operating in the State and federal level.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Chief Of Party
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: 4
  • Budget responsibility: Yes

Key Areas of Accountabilities
In consultation and agreement with the Chief of Party:

  • Provide direction and coordination of the programme in Jigawa State.
  • Coordinate state programme’s operational and analytical research, coordinate the dissemination of results and ensure that research informs advocacy.
  • Ensure that other technical sectors in the state (e.g. Nutrition, Advocacy) are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimise the project purposes and objectives.
  • Lead on the submission of the state quarterly and annual reports and submission of deliverables.
  • Provide updates to the Chief of Party at regular intervals
  • Inspire, lead and motivate the state programme team to deliver project objectives, including technical advisors and consultants, and the finance and admin staff working on the project.
  • Ensure the project and its team comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children.
  • Attract and maintain strong working relationship with partners and stakeholders.
  • Ensure state level representation by the programme on behalf of Save the Children, builds trust and influence with Government and other key stakeholders, highlighting where effective practise can positively influence policy.
  • 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 in the programme state for achieving agreed targets and sound financial management, as well as ensuring that value for money can be effectively demonstrated to the donor.

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
  • Work closely with the Programme MEAL Team the CO MEAL Team 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 fulfillment of the State programmatic reporting requirements.
  • Support the development of Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and procurement plan.
  • Oversee timely expenditure of approved state budgets, avoiding both under spending and overspending on grant line items.
  • Oversee the development and successful implementation of state workplans for the programme components;
  • Ensure the smooth running and coordination of Pneumonia; Programme activities.

Human Resources Management and Administration:

  • Supervise assigned 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintain focus on SC programme principles.
  • Encourage teamwork, openness, and honesty among staff and between SC and its partners.

General:

  • Any other tasks assigned by the Chief of party.

Requirements, Skills and Experience

  • Academic: Advanced degree in public health or related field.

Working Experience:

  • At least 7 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 3 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.
  • 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.
  • Proven experience of managing projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Strong understanding of key principles of advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, child participation and accountability.

Attitudes:

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

Skills and Behaviours (our 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 orientated, 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.

 

 

 

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

 

Job Title: Education in Emergency Officer
Ref Id: 190000A1
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Permanent
Role Scope

  • The Job Holder will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the NENTAD project.
  • In addition, support the NENTAD team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the project; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the project as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.

Key Areas of Accountabilities
Programme Implementation:

  • With support from the Education Manager, develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, budgets and procurement.
  • Work with the community mobilization team and communities (leaders, parents, etc.) and disseminate information about education issues and available services.
  • Support the establishment of temporary classrooms or the rehabilitation of formal schools in collaboration with the senior construction coordinator.
  • Hold meetings with stakeholders including schools, local councils and other organizations serving children and community to understand their education priorities, familiarize them with the projects and its objectives and engage them in the process.
  • Keep proper records of field expenditures when appropriate and report on these to the PM.
  • Ensure that the Education programme is implemented in ways that are responsive to communities and children, in line with SC’s principles, values and strategic plan and compliant with SC’s procedures.
  • Ensure that all planned activities are implemented on time, to quality measures and within budget as per the monthly plan. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the Education Manager and addressed in a timely manner way.
  • Lead the preparation of all procurement and administrative documents required for programme implementation.
  • Work with teachers and community to increase education service provision e.g. initiating second shifts in existing formal primary schools.
  • Lead on planning and capacity building training workshops for teachers and other education actors.

Teacher supervision and mentorship:

  • Support, encourage and monitor the teachers supported by the programme to ensure children learn in a safe and protective environment.
  • Gain technical knowledge on education and other relevant areas so as to provide support and trainings to the supported teachers, SBMC members and other relevant stakeholders to maintain the standards and improve the quality of project activities.
  • Identify any staffing issues and coordinate closely with the Education Manager to resolve them.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Work with the MEAL team to ensure that all programme data is properly and regularly collected by field staff, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the Project Manager
  • Collect and compile project data from the schools, teachers and SBMC members based on the standard formats and submit regular reports capturing achievements, case studies and lessons learned to the Project Manager
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports
  • Participate in team reviews of results and programme progress and/or project evaluation when and as requested

Collaboration and Representation:

  • Represent Save the Children in a professional manner.
  • Liaise with other stakeholders, including schools, local leaders, partners and participates in relevant meetings.
  • Collaboration with other team members across to ensure synergies and consistency in our programming approaches.
  • Represent programming with local government, NGOs, communities and within SC as appropriate.

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.

Requirements, Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum first degree qualification – BSc/BA/HND level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive professional experience as a Teacher or Education/Curriculum work in an NGO/INGO
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in the school and community.
  • Strong verbal and written English skills and in the local language
  • Strong interpersonal skills the ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email)
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Strong understanding of the contextual situation related to education.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of participatory development, child participation, education.
  • Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and work long hours.

Desired:

  • Background in Emergency programing is an asset.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, 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

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and with relevant external partners.
  • 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

 

 

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

 

Job Title: Livelihood Officer
Ref No: 190000A2
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Role

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

Main Responsibilities
The post holder will receive a context specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below.

Programme Support (typically will be at field level):

  • Oversee the implementation of Livelihoods activities and administration of the teams across program field locations;
  • Develop activity work plans and manage day-to-day activity implementation;
  • Lead in the selection and registration of beneficiaries with support from MEL Team and Livelihood Assistants.
  • Coordinate the sensitization of beneficiaries.
  • With support from the Livelihoods Coordinator 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 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 in 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.
  • Facilitate training of beneficiaries on financial literacy, bookkeeping and smart saving practices.
  • Lead the market assessment to ascertain the most profitable skills in the intervention locations.
  • Coordinate post distribution monitoring with MEL team.
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to community needs, meets targets, and is carried out in line with best practices;
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to vulnerability criteria;
  • Establish and maintain effective program reporting, and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyse and report on results) for both internal and external use;
  • Integrate community approaches, protection mainstreaming, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate;
  • Ensure program filing system is in place, adheres to internal and donor regulation and filing is regularly maintained;
  • Coordinate with MEL team to map, identify and register program participants.
  • Ensure effective community engagement to create enabling environment and ownership.
  • Submit monthly program update including success stories to the supervisor.
  • Identify emerging issues related to the livelihood programme and make recommendation for further solution.
  • In collaboration with project and partner staff, train Livelihood Field assistants on program component, its implementation and prepare narrative report of activities carried out.
  • Working closely with the Livelihoods 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.

Capacity Building:

  • Supervise, hire and orient team members, as necessary.
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem-solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
  • Identify any gaps or capacity needs within the team and ensure training and capacity building are incorporated into program planning.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.
  • Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with 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 Behaviours
Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

  • Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation
  • Recognize opportunities to evolve the current humanitarian portfolio into a more effective and impactful portfolio addressing the changing needs of conflict-affected populations.
  • Contribute to countrywide strategy development.

Achieving results effectively:

  • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
  • Establishes staff engagement mechanisms.
  • Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results
  • Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resources
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects
  • 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.

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
  • Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with communities, local authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure effective coordination with relevant working groups, UN, ICRC and colleagues I/NGO agencies.

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
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly

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

Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of a First Degree qualification – Bachelor of Agriculture or equivalent in any related field and experience (in agricultural research programme) Income generating activities
  • Experience of 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 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
  • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive relevant experience of working in Livelihood programme, IGA
  • Relevant experience of working in livelihoods, including report writing.
  • 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

Desirable:

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

 

 

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

 

Application Deadline  20th February, 2019.

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