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FSL Field Volunteer Vacancy at Save the Children Nigeria


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. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: FSL Field Volunteer (National Position)

Ref Id: 190001FX
Locations: (MMC, Jere and Konduga LGAs, Maiduguri) Borno
Employee Status: Contingent

The Organisation

  • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
  • We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
    • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
    • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
  • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
  • We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Background of Project

  • Save the Children is providing emergency food assistance through electronic vouchers to vulnerable households including both IDP and host community in Borno State, to increase access to food and mitigate the need for harmful negative coping mechanisms. The intervention is based on the ongoing Save the Children FFP food voucher program in MMC, Jere and Konduga LGAs with over 60,000 registered Households in 53 communities.
  • Livelihoods restoration and economic recovery interventions will support vulnerable households who have been receiving food assistance through the Food for Peace Emergency Food Security project (EFSP) to steadily increase their income, build long-term food security, and improve their nutritional status


  • To provide income generation activity with the aim of increasing household income, restore the productive livelihoods of the conflict-affected households and support their sustainable graduation out of food assistance.

Target Beneficiaries:

  • The Beneficiaries will comprise of current FFP project beneficiaries in Jere and MMC LGAs whose reduced coping strategies index falls under “none” category and who are eligible to receive livelihood support, based on additional selection criteria employed for scoring and selecting project beneficiaries

Scope of work

  • The field assistants will be required to be actively involved in the implementation of the FFP Livelihood component. Which is providing livelihood intervention to Conflict Affected IDPs and host communities in Maiduguri through e-voucher system. The field assistant will be actively involved in the monitoring of distributions of IGA materials at the vendor’s shops, conducting post distribution monitoring (PDM), Sensitization of Beneficiaries, registration of beneficiaries, monitoring of livelihood activities at the community level and any other assign duties in relation to FFP program implementation.

Duration and Timeline:

  • Distribution of IGAs to selected beneficiaries will be carried out once and other activites will be done in monthly basis within the time limit of the contract agreement.
  • The project runs from June 03, 2019 and should end by September 30, 2019.

Accountability of SCI:

  • Provide crowd control mechanisms to ensure smooth distribution
  • Provide technical support and trainings.
  • Ensure strict compliance to SCI Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
  • Ensure strict compliance to SCI Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy
  • Ensure compliance with all government regulations

Accountability by Field Assistants:

  • Ensure strict monitoring and supervision of all activities to be conducted.
  • Ensure good quality IGA materials are supplied by the vendors during distribution
  • Ensure strict compliance to SCI Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
  • Ensure strict compliance to SCI Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy
  • Ensure compliance with all government regulations

Collaboration/Ethical and social operating standards:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills by all the Field Assistant
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with the staff and beneficiaries
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk.
  • Protection of basic social rights of the SCI beneficiaries.


  • Payments will only be done at the end of every month, when the field assistant has successfully completed all the required duties assign to him/her satisfactory, based on the number of days worked.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Qualification, Experience and Skill Requirements

  • Degree, Diploma or HND in any relevant field
  • Previous experience in an organization setting or other local and international NGOs
  • Proven technical skills and intelectual capacity
  • Ability to work under pressure, with little or no supervision
  • Ability to speak the local languages
  • Community engagement strategy
  • Past experience dealing with Save the Children

Deadline: 12th June, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.

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