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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. 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: State Team Leader
Ref No: 190001OY
Location: Nigeria
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Details

  • Save the Children International is inviting applications for an anticipated project. Selected applicants will be given a provisional offer letter and confirmed once the project is awarded.

Role Purpose

  • Support the implementation of high quality accelerating nutrition project in the State, ensuring national protocols and agreed strategies are followed.
  • Lead on the implementation of the high quality nutrition project project in his/her State, according to agreed workplans and budgets in order to meet targets outlined in the contract.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Director Programme Operations
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: 3 – 5

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Manage the implementation of the programme in his/her State according to the agreed strategy, workplans and budgets.
  • Ensure the programme meets or exceeds agreed targets set for the State by reviewing programme performance data and programme management arrangements on a regular basis, identifying and agreeing residual actions and mitigation strategies.
  • Work closely with the LGA and State Government to efficiently meet deliverables.
  • Ensure strong budget management and compliance to donor’s requirements, enabling the project to demonstrate value for money to the donor.
  • Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the programme especially in relations to the performance pay clause.
  • Ensure the production of timely high State level quality reports and documentation both to meet donor and internal demands.
  • Ensure good relationship and coordination with the other NSA implementing the project in the State.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant health and nutrition partners at the State level.
  • Work in collaboration with other Save the Children implemented projects in the State.
  • Ensure accountability mechanisms are in place for operating under WB’s commercial arrangements including contract compliance considerations.
  • Inspire, lead and motivate state programme teams to deliver on programme objectives.
  • Ensure that the State project team is appropriately staffed and trained.
  • Ensure programme implementation demonstrates high levels of commitment to Save the Children and our vision, mission and values in order to ensure the objectives of your role and the country programme are met.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources and ensure safety in the workplace.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Policies (including Chid Safeguarding and Fraud) to ensure maximum protection for children

Skills And Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

  • 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

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin and value for money systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Skills & Experience
Essential

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g., Nutrition, Medicine, Sociology, MBA);
  • At least 5 years of experience managing development projects in Nigeria or similar context, with a strong focus on field implementation.
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
  • Prior experience of delivering large scale (in excess of USD5m) health or nutrition programmes.
  • Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or State level government structures to strengthen the capacities.
  • Demonstrated experience of supporting procurement and management of supplies
  • Self-motivated and results orientated.
  • Highly numerically articulate with a track record of data manipulation and use of spreadsheets and reporting systems.
  • Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
  • Proven ability to motivate and develop others
  • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

Desirable:

  • Experience managing projects with a focus on behaviour change would be an asset.
  • Experience on World bank funded projects.
  • Ability to coach and mentor multi-sectoral partners

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Project Director
Ref Id: 190001OW
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Details

  • Save the Children International is inviting applications for an anticipated project. Selected applicants will be given a provisional offer letter and confirmed once the project is awarded.

Role Purpose

  • Strategically lead and manage the implementation of high quality accelerating nutrition project nationally, ensuring the targets outlined in the contract are met to agreed standards.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Director Programme Operations
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: TBC

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Manage and lead the programme according to the agreed strategy and deliverables as per the proposal/contract.
  • Ensure the programme meets or exceeds agreed targets by reviewing programme performance data and programme management arrangements on a regular basis, identifying and agreeing residual actions and mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure that an effective monitoring and learning system is in place for achieving prior agreed targets in relation to programme activities, budget allocations and financial expenditures.
  • Develop programme systems that are flexible and responsive to changing demands of programme implementation and state dynamics.
  • Work closely with the LGA and State Government to efficiently meet deliverables.
  • Ensure strong budget management and compliance to donor’s requirements, enabling the project to demonstrate value for money to the donor.
  • Ensure the production of timely high quality reports and documentation both to meet donor and internal demands.
  • Work in collaboration with relevant CO technical teams and HQ TAs to ensure that the programme achieves technical excellence, embedding continuous improvements in operational aspects of programmes.
  • Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the programme especially in relations to the performance pay clause.
  • Identify, implement and improve accountability mechanisms for operating under WB’s commercial arrangements including contract compliance considerations.
  • Manage sub-grantees/downstream partners and ensure they meet their deliverables.
  • Inspire, lead and motivate state programme teams to deliver on programme objectives.
  • Ensure that the project is appropriately staffed and trained, including the appropriate combination of expertise across technical and operational areas.
  • Liaise with government at all levels and other development partners present in the area. Represent the project in the PMU, state level and other meetings.
  • Ensure programme implementation demonstrates high levels of commitment to Save the Children and our vision, mission and values in order to ensure the objectives of your role and the country programme are met.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources and ensure safety in the workplace.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Policies (including Chid Safeguarding and Fraud) to ensure maximum protection for children

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Essential:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g., Nutrition, Medicine, Sociology, MBA);
  • At least 10 years of experience managing development projects in Nigeria or similar context, with a strong focus on field implementation.
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
  • Prior experience of designing and/or delivering large scale (in excess of USD5m) health or nutrition programmes.
  • Proven ability to manage large consortiums.
  • Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or State level government structures to strengthen the capacities.
  • Demonstrated experience of supporting procurement and management of supplies
  • Self-motivated and results orientated.
  • Highly numerically articulate with a track record of data manipulation and use of spreadsheets and reporting systems.
  • Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
  • Proven ability to motivate and develop others
  • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

Desirable:

  • Experience managing projects with a focus on behaviour change would be an asset.
  • Experience on World Bank funded projects.
  • Ability to coach and mentor multi-sectoral partners

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

  • creating best-in-class EA function
  • future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

  • 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

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin and value for money systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Nutrition Specialist
Ref No: 190001ON
Location: Nigeria
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Details

  • Save the Children International is inviting applications for an anticipated project. Selected applicants will be given a provisional offer letter and confirmed once the project is awarded.

Role Purpose

  • Support the implementation of high quality accelerating nutrition project in the State, ensuring national protocols and agreed strategies are followed.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: Project Director (Matrix to Senior Nutrition Advisor)
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: TBC

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Supported by the CO Nutrition team, provide technical guidance for the implementation of nutrition interventions on the ANRiN project, ensuring interventions meet internationally recognised and Save the Children’s quality standards as well as National guidelines and protocols.
  • Lead on the training of project and government staff on nutrition or other related topics.
  • Work closely with LGA and State Government to efficiently meet deliverables.
  • Support the PD to ensure the project meets or exceeds agreed targets by working with the MEAL team and PD to analyse project data and ensure its use for decision making.
  • Effectively manage all key risks related to the programme especially in relations to the performance pay clause.
  • Support the production of timely high quality reports and documentation both to meet donor and internal demands.
  • Create and maintain good relationship with key players in the nutrition sector, State and LGA levels (Government, development agencies, other organizations and research institutes) and represent Save the Children’s nutrition work as necessary.
  • Support recruitment of technical staff, as necessary.
  • Participate in National and State level technical meetings related to nutrition programmes, as necessary.
  • Contribute to the development and review of nutrition related documents at both state and national levels (guidelines, policies, etc.) providing technical inputs in line with Save the Children position paper, policies and evidence based programme expertise.
  • Collaborate with the CO technical team to ensure cross learning among projects.
  • Monitor that accountability mechanisms for adults and children are planned for and correctly implemented.
  • Observe principles of child rights programming inform in all activities related to nutrition programming including design, analysis, implementation and M& E with a particular focus on gender and diversity, children’s participation.
  • Ensure programme implementation demonstrates high levels of commitment to Save the Children and our vision, mission and values in order to ensure the objectives of your role and the country programme are met.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources and ensure safety in the workplace.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Policies (including Chid Safeguarding and Fraud) to ensure maximum protection for children.
  • Provide information and other communication materials for effective support of other departments by meeting service requirements.
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Skills And Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

  • 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

Creativity:

  • Designing More Effective Admin And Value For Money Systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Education and Experience/Qualifications
Essential:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g., Nutrition, Medicine, Sociology, MBA).
  • Demonstrated working experience in development projects.
  • At least 5 years experience on Nutrition programming.
  • Familiarity with analytical tools and ability to translate theoretical concepts into practical approaches for operational work.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) in English. Knowledge of other Nigerian languages will be an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or State level government structures to strengthen the capacities.
  • Self-motivated and results orientated.
  • Highly numerically articulate with a track record of data manipulation and use of spreadsheets and reporting systems.
  • Proven ability to motivate and develop others
  • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

Desirable:

  • Experience managing projects with a focus on behaviour change and procurement and supplies would be an asset.
  • Experience on World Bank funded projects.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Procurement and Logistics Manager
Ref Id: 190001OV
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Details

  • Save the Children International is inviting applications for an anticipated project. Selected applicants will be given a provisional offer letter and confirmed once the project is awarded.

Role Purpose

  • This role will lead the setup of supply chain/procurement functions and responsibilities in the state and support the Project Director/Manager and other members of the senior management team on the best use of Save the Children’s and donor resources.
  • The role will include supply chain support to programmes with a broad spread within the state, staffing, thematic interventions, and complexity. As such, the role may include remote management, management of multiple field bases.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Programme Director/Manager
  • Number of direct reports: TBC
  • Indirectly: Supply Chain staff & drivers

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Management of all programme logistics; implement the country/donor procurement policies and procedures for the management of the supply chain, including procurement, transport and distribution, warehousing and stock management, and for the management of vehicle fleet, communication systems, and assets.
  • Ensure that Save the Children/donor  minimum standards of procurement and logistics procedures and country policies are implemented and adhered to throughout the programme, briefing and supporting relevant staff as required
  • Monitor and ensure that the quality of the commodities and other supplies meet agreed specifications
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers to ensure completeness of deliverables outlined in the contract this includes ensuring that all vendor complaints and concerns are addressed promptly to ensure that the project continues to receive uninterrupted services at all times and project performance standards are met.
  • Manage and support state logistics staff including ensuring appropriate team structures, clear division of responsibilities, clear objectives, and management of performance
  • Manage and support IT, ensuring IT/Communication policies and procedures are adhered to at all times and the programme is adequately supported as required
  • Ensure that the supply chain is appropriate and cost effective, based on budget, markets, infrastructure, nature of the Save the Children programmes, and need for timely delivery
  • Provide advice and support to Project Director/Manager on logistics issues, and collaborate with staff on budgets, technical aspects of the programme, and implementation mechanisms as required
  • Where appropriate, be responsible for developing and implementing surge preparedness strategies across the logistics aspects of the operation
  • Provide logistics training and capacity building as required across the programme
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual procurement plans and progress reports as required
  • The post-holder will comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Policies (including Chid Safeguarding and Fraud) to ensure maximum protection for children.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Essential:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Sciences, Accounting with training in procurement, logistics and supply chain management.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in procurement planning and management in private sector/international organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience of efficiently and efficaciously completing procurement of health-sector goods and commodities.
  • Knowledge and ability to work on ICT tools for inventory management, logistics and supply chain management.
  • Knowledge of completing procurement in Nigeria or FCV countries.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English.
  • Strong credibility and integrity in this domain.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze complex information, and make clear, informed decisions
  • Experience of advising and supporting others at all levels with logistics aspects of a programme, including strategic thinking and planning
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities

Desirable:

  • Technical experience/training in specific areas of logistics eg fleet mechanics, IT/communications networks
  • Experience of working on World Bank project.

Behaviours (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 their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to appl

 

Job Title: Consultant – Engaging with Religious and Traditional Leaders on Promoting Access and use of Gender Responsive ASRH Services and Gender Equality in Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara
Ref No: 190001OK
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Background

Save the Children (SC) Nigeria is implementing Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make informed Choices for their Health (REACH) in Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara states and Towards Ending Child Marriage –TECM (Better Life for Girls) in Gombe and Katsina states all in Northern Nigeria. Both projects are specifically designed to target states with some of the worst indicators for adolescents, especially girls, and with a focus on rural and hard to reach communities where rates of Child early forced marriage (CEFM), early childbearing, low educational attainment and discriminatory social and gender norms significantly affect the ability of adolescent girls and boys to make decisions and access services to protect and improve their sexual and reproductive health (SRH).

REACH and TECM will utilize a socio-ecological model to address deep seated gender based barriers and improve equitable access of 100,000 married and unmarried very young adolescents VYA (10-14) and Older Adolescents OA (15-19) to high quality, gender-responsive and adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services and rights, promote school enrollment and retention while delaying early marriage in VYA girls.

REACH and TECM will also contribute to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 (ensure universal access to ASRH services, including FP information and education, and integration of RH into national strategies and programmes); and SDG 5 (achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls), particularly REACH will work in:

  • Improving access to high quality, gender-sensitive and adolescent-friendly SRH services for unmarried and married adolescent girls and boys;
  • Increasing the decision-making of married and unmarried adolescent girls about their own SRHR; and
  • Improving the integration of civil society contributions and evidence-based best practices in ASRHR policy design and implementation at local and state levels.

While TECM will work to strengthen the capacity of CSOs to conduct advocacy and influence policy on child marriage, whilst engaging in ASRHR advocacy initiatives, also amplifying the voices of Children’s Parliaments, and collecting and sharing inspiring stories of girls who achieved their educational goals, as well as developing champions among traditional and religious leaders.

Furthermore, TECM will advocate for the adoption of the CRA in Katsina and Gombe. While Advocating for state-level adoption of the National Strategy to End Child Marriage and support the development of state level CEFM strategies and implementation plans and also Strengthening the capacity of CSOs and children’s parliaments to advocate for budget allocation and adequate resourcing for state level implementation of the NSCM, girls’ education, and the National Policy for ASRHR.

Rationale:

  • REACH and TECM project recognizes that an ecological approach identifies behaviors and norms, and these behaviors and norms are influenced by multiple individuals and many other social and religious factors. These perspective helps to better understand the complex social system that sets norms between children, their families and their communities. This approach has helped shape our attitude, design and has created a need for the better understanding of those complex social factors and behaviors that promote both negative and positive social and cultural norms that promote gender inequality and gender based violence within our target communities.
  • By this ToR, a consultant with technical expertise and skills for engaging religious and traditional leaders and especially with experience working with male champions in local communities in Northern Nigeria – Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara in particular, using already developed content will be engaged to support the REACH and TECM project. The consultancy tasks will be to tease out relevant contents from existing manuals to support the promotion of gender equality, girl child school enrolment and retention and access and use of ASRH services. The consultant will work with already state team identified respected, well known and acceptable religious and traditional leaders in the community /state to identify:
  • Religious text and interpretations that can help mitigate and reduce existing social and cultural norms and inequalities related to adolescent SRH access and use of services and rights, CEFM and girl child school enrolment and retention, House hold decision making power especially around health and education, GBV, FGM/C and other subtle gender differences across the 3 states. The consultant will work with identified religious facilitators selected by the state team to tease out contents and come up with a training plan to empower and discourage those behaviors in the community for men and women.
  • Identify Men champions in the community to support the above and ensure its success
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Purpose of Consultancy
Through an ecological approach, REACH and TECM projects recognized the important roles of various individuals in behaviors, practices and norms in the communities and their influences. Both projects have highlighted the risks of excluding such groups in the community and its impact on the success of the project. These individuals include both young and older men in the community and most especially religious and traditional leaders who have strong influences on the community as a whole. The young men in project communities are already engaged in different activities including safe spaces and trainings.

To create an enabling environment for REACH and TECM project to achieve its aim, the project must find ways of empowering and increasing the knowledge of the above identified groups to understand the impact of negative social norms, inequalities and CEFM, this we believe will further improve and empower girls and women’s decision making power at all levels not just in sexual in reproductive health (SRH), reduce inequalities and increase the enrolment and retention of girls in school. To achieve this, the consultant will work together with the identified religious leader/s:

  • Religious contents that are suitable and relevant in addressing underlining   causes of gender based violence, relevant negative social and cultural norms, and power relationships that promotes inequalities. This will support an integrated approach and support interventions that can meet multiple needs and address Gender inequality in a holistic manner especially its effect on very young adolescent VYA (10-14) and older adolescents OA (15-19) SRH particularly girls.
  • Tease out contents with religious text that can be used for sermons in churches and mosques and other religious setting to promote gender equality, positive social norms and increase use and access to ASRH services.
  • Develop training contents from existing training modules (developed by other INGO working in the same area) to train religious leaders, traditional leaders and adult men in the community to increase their knowledge and capacity in identifying and mitigating negative social norms and its impact, SGBV and gender inequalities in their communities and homes.
  • Identify Male Champions and work with them to achieve REACH aim
  • To understand religious interpretations and key actions that support GE, Couple communication, joint decision making in child spacing, child marriage and girl-child education.

Approach and Methodology:

  • This activity will be carried out by a consultant(s) and an identified Religious scholar/s.
  • A hired consultant with very good understanding of the Northern part of Nigeria, strong capacity for Gender Equality and expertise in working/training Men and an identified respected and accepted religious leader/s from the state or community will be responsible for the assignment.

Proposed Methodology:

  • Desk review
  • Mapping and desk review of existing relevant reference resources

Outputs, Deliverables and Reporting
During the consultancy, the following is expected:

  • Initial Briefing with REACH and TECM team to understand expectation and deliverables
  • Develop a time line with detail work schedule
  • Compliance with approved timeline
  • Produces a draft content from the desk review of relevant resources for REACH review
  • Produce training content (slides) and other materials, training TOR, List of participants by state, pre/post-test items, training evaluation items and agenda.
  • Produce budget for all activities.
  • Work with the state selected facilitators to select participants for training and conduct first batch of training

At the end of the consultancy, the following approved deliverables are expected:

  • An Approved adopted training manual for men in the community and a compilation of religious text that can be used in mosques and churches and other religious settings.

Key Skills and Experience

  • Advance degree social sciences/Gender studies
  • Proven years of experience working in Gender Equality and an understanding and Familiarity with working and training Men in a rural community setting.
  • Proven Experience in developing and understanding contents for male gender equality champions
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills.

Timeline:

  • Start: 1st July 2019
  • Final report: 22nd July 2019
  • Completion of all responsibilities: End of July 2019 latest
  • Total workdays: 20 (approximately).

Milestone payment in three Tranches;

  • First instalment – 40% Upon satisfactory completion of desk review report, work schedule and activity budget
  • Second instalment – 30% – upon completion of the training of 1st batch of community men and religious leaders in Gombe, Zamfara and Katsina and draft report of training.
  • Third Instalment – 30% – Upon satisfactory completion of Men and religious leaders’ training manual, religious texts and final report, including recommendations for sustainability and scale up.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 20th June, 2019.

 

Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager
Ref No: 190001OM
Location: Nigeria
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • This position will be responsible for implementing and/or coordinating all financial support functions for the implementation of high quality accelerating nutrition project in the State.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: Project Director/Manager with Dotted line to Finance Director
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: TBC

Key Accountabilities

  • Have excellent knowledge of Finance and Accounting. Ensure that roles and responsibilities are clear  and have  strong understanding of all of Donor’s and Save the Children’s regulations and policies, especially the core policies such as; Finance policies and procedures, Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct, Fraud & dishonesty policies, Anti-bribery and corruption policy and whistle blowing policy.

Overall Responsibility:

  • The Finance Manager is the overall head of the finance unit in the state office and will be responsible for all finance related activities.

Payment Review:

  • Ensure all financial transactions in the state office are appropriately approved, authorised and administered, in line with SC & Donor policies.
  • Process all payments (cheque and/or cash) to vendors, service providers, and partners in line with SC policies & Donor requirements
  • Process all banking activities in the state office, ensuring that bank account records are accurately maintain, and that bank statements are obtained on a timely basis.
  •  Responsible for monthly recharges processing (Reversal and reclass) as well as daily matching of transaction on Agresso

Financial Record:

  • Manage the electronic spreadsheet/format for receiving and disbursing funds; coordinate the preparation and timely submission of monthly financial reports and other reports to the CO Abuja as required. Ensure accurate keeping of account books (electronic and paper) for the state office.
  • Ensure adequate safeguarding of all vouchers manually and electronically
  • Ensure adequate safeguarding of all financial instruments
  • Preparation and submission of monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations to CO Abuja

Cash and Budget Management:

  • Coordinate with the Line manager to ensure timely and appropriate cash flows, matched with the operational needs of the state office and budget forecasts, and in line with SC policies and donor requirements.
  • Ensure that the Project Director/Manager receives timely and accurate information to inform activity planning and forecasts.
  • In collaboration with the line manager, support monthly budget phasing and annual pipeline analysis as well as BVA commentary for specific award.

Procurement:

  • Represent Finance at Procurement Committee meetings
  • Validate Purchase Vouchers within the Finance Coordinator’s Limit

Statutory Regulations:

  • Make statutory payments to the relevant authorities such as PAYE, WHT, and PENSION deduction and ensure adequate documentation is kept in the office.
  • Monthly submission of EFFC report to the country Office

Partner Management:

  • Review partners/sub-awardee financial report and reconcile partners/Sub-awardee Account (5200)
  • Support the state teams to provide administrative and technical support to the partners to ensure that all financial documentation and reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis in line with SC policies, project agreements.

Business Partnering:

  • Conduct state level finance induction for all new staff on finance policies, systems and procedure
  • In collaboration with the line manager support the training in financial management in accordance with SC’s financial management policies.
  • S/he acts as a business partner to other units(Awards, M&E, Operations, HR etc.) by providing financial advise as may be required from time to time
  • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Skills And Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

  • 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

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Skills & Experience
Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant with minimum 10 years of post-qualification experience.
  • At least 7 years of experience in a bi-lateral or multi-lateral agency financed project in Nigeria (or an African nation).
  • Knowledge and expertise in the field of project preparation, commercial negotiations, financial management, internal controls/systems development, accounting, auditing and reporting
  • Ability to problem solve efficaciously exercising good judgement will be an asset.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handle last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to be creative and proactive health service improvement is essential.
  • Experience of working on performance linked payment contract

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 28th June, 2019.

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