Latest Job Recruitment at Save the Children, 1st April, 2019
Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.
In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states – Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna – focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Ref Id: 190000T8
Locations: Cross River and Benue
Employee Status: Fixed Term
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.
According to the UNHCR, since 2016 more than 32,000 Cameroonians have fled to neighbouring Nigeria. The majority of these people are women and children, including unaccompanied and separated minors. Cameroonians arriving in Nigeria rely on scarce local resources including insufficient food and public services. Tensions between new arrivals and their host communities are high as Nigeria struggles with its own conflict, internal displacements and widespread poverty.
The lack of proper sanitation facilities and use of proper hygiene practices can create a dangerously favourable environment for the transmission of diseases such as cholera or acute watery diarrhea. Each year over a half of a million children in the world under age 5 die from diarrhea, and thousands more succumb to malaria, cholera, parasites and related diseases. Much of this is attributable to unsafe drinking water, limited access to appropriate sanitation and poor hygiene practices.
Save the Children as a partner with UNHCR aims to address through this project the inadequate access to water for refugees in camps and host communities, non-availability or non-existence of sanitation services (latrines, etc.), poor hygiene practices and open defecation in Croos-river and Benue States. The overall goal of the project is the transformation of essential basic Water and Sanitation services in Adagom LGA (Ogoja, Cross river State) and Kwande LGA (Benue State) into a sustainable model that will gradually integrate into the government service delivery. The project will also build the capacity of refugees to attain self-reliance and sustainable solutions ensuring that children are well protected and have access to various services in target communities in Adagom and Kwande LGAs of Ben
Save the Children actions focuses on developing enhanced infrastructure and promoting behavior change activities in households, health care settings and schools to reduce diarrhea and other diseases in children under age 5. SCI will collaborate with partners in other sectors in the delivery of the WASH intervention. Specifically, the intervention will establish and strengthen relationships with the education, health and protection partners to deliver an inclusive and integrated water, sanitation and hygiene response. SCI will work with the relevant existing government institutions to enhance collaboration and sustainability of the response.
- To determine knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of risks and practices of refugees pertaining to water, sanitation and hygiene and child protection for children and their families in Adagom LGA (Ogoja, Cross river State) and Kwande LGA (Benue State).
- To identify current levels of community access to and practices related to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.
- Provide information on people’s knowledge, attitude and practices that will allow the development of programme’s Behavioural Change and Communication/Communication for Development activities.
- Provide disaggregated data and information on programme indictors in the context.
- To ascertain the people’s perception on child protection, safety and their dignity in these communities
- The survey will employ both qualitative and quantitative approaches to establish the knowledge, attitude and practices of at least the minimum core WASH and Child protection indicators. Consultant is expected to submit a detailed methodology in proposal.
Scope of Work:
- UNHCR is currently relocating refugees from host communities in Ogoja and Kwande LGAs to camps
- The KAP survey will be conducted in Ogoja, Cross river State (Adagom LGA) and Benue State (Kwande LGA), Nigeria.
- 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
- Develop appropriate tools and instruments for gathering information by use of KOBO data kit
- Develop and translate data collection tool to the local language.
- Present the KAP Methodology to the various WASH sector technical groups in target communities for validation.
- Hold preliminary discussions with head of sectors, M&E manager and relevant key stakeholders.
- 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 SCI and community 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.
- Providing consultant with necessary documentations for desk review
- Linking the consultant to relevant stakeholders
- Identify and Hire supervisors and interviewer’s/data collectors.
- Facilitate the movement of the consultant and team to and from the field
- Accommodation will be provided by SCI during the period of consultancy
- The consultant should be a holder of at least Master’s Degree in Public Health, WASH other related field and five years of relevant work experience.
- Minimum of five years working experience in conducting KAP WASH assessments (Experience in Nigeria context is desirable).
- Strong analytical skills and research experience, with solid knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
- Proven leadership and coordination skills.
- Excellent knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles.
- 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.
- Ability to live and work in an isolated area in conditions of limited comfort
- Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of local languages is an added advantage.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer
Ref Id: 190000TB
Location: Ogoja, Calabar
Employee Status: Fixed Term
- Ensure implementation of the M&E plan for the all programmes including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to program officers, Program Specialist and consortium CSO/government counterparts to ensure that the data collection, data management and reporting, are of the highest possible quality.
Scope of Role:
- Reports to: Head of MEAL
- Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1 – Coordinate Data Collection, Data Quality Management, Analysis and State level Reporting:
- Participate in the design of programme monitoring and evaluation tools (registers, reporting templates, data bases, etc.) to track progress of projects
- Ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting according to programme M&E plan
- Conduct monthly data analysis and prepare monthly programme IPTT monitoring reports
- Ensure the programme database is updated regularly
- Support programme feedback meetings to communities, facilities and authorities
- Support the MEAL CO team to conduct data quality assessments according to the M&E plan
- Support the field team in data management for rapid assessments, situational analysis, surveys, evaluations and other research as required
- Plan, forecast and facilitate the production and supply of M&E tools and materials to supported sites
Objective 2 – Support Programme Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Support the field office to monitor child protection, WASH, Education and other projects across all target communities and communicate provide findings and progress to Program Managers
- Participate in evaluation of projects, focusing on data management of evaluation datasets.
- Support the dissemination and use of evaluation and research reports.
Objective 3 – Support Documentation, Reporting, Knowledge Sharing and Effective Feedback Mechanism:
- Support coordination of projects monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reviews and reports as required.
- Participate in dissemination of program information to communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
- Support the management of the beneficiary complaints and feedback mechanism database
- Update shared drive and project team space with program monitoring documents regularly.
Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:
- 2-3 years previous experience with local and international NGOs in WASH, child protection & Education
- Previous experience with consortium protection and Education projects including identification and child protection issues
- Proficiency in the use of MS Excel or other statistical package e.g. SPSS,
- Fluency in English
- Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to work within a team setting
- Independence, adaptability and flexibility
- Excellent communication skills including report writing.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
- accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
- Ability to do basic data tabulation for report development.
- high level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
- holds self and others accountable
- Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively
- Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
- Designing more effective admin and data management systems
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates: Click here to apply
Job ID: 190000TE
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term
- The job holder will be responsible for the effective implementation of the various components of the Nigeria Joint Response Programme and ensure effective coordination among the implementing members, local partners and UNOCHA in Nigeria and the donor in the Netherlands.
- S/he has principal responsibility for representation for the NJR program to donor and local Government entities. S/he provides strategic leadership and supervision of all grant activities across consortium members while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to the beginnings of SCI Ambition 2030. He/she is employed by the SCI Country Office in Nigeria and based in Maiduguri.
Scope Of Role
- Reports to: Humanitarian Programs Director (HPD), with technical reporting line to the Consortium Coordinator in the Netherlands
- Save the Children International is the lead agency of the Dutch Joint Humanitarian Response for Nigeria. The consortium is an initiative of 5 INGO’s funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Dutch Relief Alliance and include; ICCO/ChristianAid, Tearfund, Terre de Hommes , ZOA and Save the Children
- This initiative aims to contribute to more effective delivery of humanitarian aid by the Dutch government and humanitarian organisations. By implementing their own projects whilst collaborating under the umbrella of the joint response, the participating agencies aim to provide added value for several actors in the Netherlands and Nigeria. The value added ranges from efficiency gains for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by funding humanitarian response through one humanitarian lead agency; improved learning and innovation by humanitarian agencies through exchanging resources and methodologies; to maximized impact on beneficiaries through strong collaboration in the field.
- The projects are implemented in the Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Protection sectors. The identified results and locations fall largely within the strategic framework and objectives of the UNOCHA Humanitarian Response Plan for 2019.
- The Consortium Coordinator role will be the overall lead for the consortium to ensure effective Programme implementation, monitoring, reporting, learning and innovation, coordination across 5 NGOs, 5 local partners and donor liaison. S/he will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the NJR program; resolving any arising issues during implementation of the program; maintaining contact with UN-OCHA, Sector leads, INGO forum, Netherlands Embassy, and other stakeholders; maintaining direct contact with the NJR Coordinator in the Netherlands; supporting cooperation amongst NJR partners and coordinating with all relevant coordination mechanisms; initiating added value activities; consolidating reporting; generating visibility.
- He/she will be responsible for the effective implementation of the various components of the Dutch Joint Humanitarian Response Programme for Nigeria (NJR) and ensure effective coordination among the implementing members and local partners in Nigeria and the donor in the Netherlands.
Key Areas Of Accountability
Strategic Leadership and management:
- Responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the consortium as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of the consortium in a timely and cost effective manner
- Ensure strong communication and coordination with all consortium members as a means to effectively achieve program objectives. Encourage transparency among and between consortium members to promote coordination and effectiveness
- Lead the planning of project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
- Design strategies, partnerships and interventions to guarantee the NJR program is gender and ability-sensitive/transformative and that Save the Children and implementing partners are accountable to beneficiaries.
- Ensure timely, high-quality and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the donor.
- Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, linkages to other programs, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations.
- Constantly look for more effective and efficient implementation and opportunities to increase impact
Programme Coordination And Quality:
- Facilitate and advise implementing partners on reporting tools and adherence with MoU requirements and strategies. Ensure timely and quality reporting to the lead agency in the Netherlands for review and ultimate donor submission.
- Ensure cooperation and coordination between the implementing partners regarding MEAL, knowledge and best practise sharing among member organizations to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the project.
- Facilitate and lead the process of programme review and revision at country level in line with guidelines provided by the Lead in the Netherlands.
- Ensure that effective information sharing mechanisms are established and maintained among all member organizations and partners in the country, and the Lead NL.
- Provide technical assistance to member organizations in the development and implementation of the response and consolidated country strategies aimed at enhancing efficiency.
- Promote harmonisation & complementarity amongst members, stimulating efficient use and sharing of resources, capacity and expertise aimed at achieving maximum impact of the joint response.
- Promote collaboration on field level to maximize impact for the beneficiaries.
- Ensure effective coordination of the joint response with INGO, UN, Diplomatic and Cluster coordination mechanisms through rapport building and regular face to face meetings
- Monitor programs in the field through regular project visits, identify opportunities for strengthened collaboration and maximized impact for beneficiaries.
Learning, Reporting and Communication:
- Ensure timely technical and financial reporting, review and provide feedback on compliance, progress, quality and completeness to members.
- Promote and support members in generating Added Value, eg efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, and timeliness, while programming under the Joint Response.
- Promote learning among members and organize learning events, plan and facilitate monitoring/support visits by Nigeria Joint Response Manager – Netherlands and the donor.
- Supervising implementation of plans developed by CoP’s and support in the roll-out of these plans
- Develop communication tools to be used for creating visibility on the response and the situation in Nigeria, eg, infographics and human interest stories. Document and disseminate project best practices, lessons learnt and success stories
- Ensure adherence to the DRA vision 2018 – 2021 with a particular focus on strengthened accountability to beneficiaries, focus on gender transformative programming, localization of aid and harmonized programs and collaboration
Accountability and Compliance:
- In coordination with NL lead coordinator ensure that guidance on budget realignment and programme revisions are shared with all members in country.
- Provide assistance and support to country members on programme and budget revisions if and when needed.
- Collect, review and analyze the individual members’ proposed revisions and ensure that they are in line with the guidance on realignment.
- Consolidate country proposal for realignment (if applicable) and submit to Lead NL and SCI Nigeria approval process and procedures.
- Convene quarterly country meetings (consisting of the Country Directors/designates) and advice and report on implementation progress, challenges and issues arising that require management attention.
- Ensure compliance with MoU and Donor requirements.
- Ensure NJR program expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.
Qualifications And Experience
- A self-starter with a minimum of Master’s degree in Social Sciences or relevant discipline
- At least five years’ experience working experience in a senior management position within an emergency context,
- Experience in more than one of the core sectors (Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Health, (Child) Protection and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)).
- Robust implementation and NGO emergency program cycle management experience, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure
- Significant knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management
- Experience engaging with (institutional) donors and experience identifying and securing funding opportunities for consortia
- Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major institutional donors
- Solid project management skills related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
- Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
- Significant knowledge of MEAL, monitoring and evaluation tools and experience with undertaking evaluations and reviews.
- An in-depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular in relation to children
- Previous experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
- Previous experience in Nigeria
- Experience in managing a consortium portfolio.
- Spoken Dutch is a value add.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: 8th April, 2019.