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Fresh Careers at Save the Children Nigeria, 16th July, 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. 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: Driver

Job ref.: 19000261
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • The driver is responsible for the safe driving of Save the Children International vehicle, staff and Assets
  • The Driver will ensure cleaning, proper maintenance of vehicles in compliance with the Driver’s handbook and safe driving standards, ensuring the vehicle is fuelled in time for trips and the proper management of the fuel supply for that vehicle
  • The driver should do so in accordance with SCI policies and procedures.

Key Areas of Accountability
Documentation:

  • Maintain the vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation
  • Keep the Vehicle Documents Folder up-to-date:
  • Support the Head Driver with the Vehicle Usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption.
  • Maintain a valid driver license, registration and valid permits all the time

Control of Vehicles:

  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by Line Managers.
  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are to be recorded in the log book at the start and completion of the journey
  • Ensure that the keys and vehicle documents are kept in a secure place when the vehicle is not in use.
  • Ensure that s/he wears the vehicle safety belt and all passengers also wear seat belts before driving the vehicle.

On the Road:

  • Ensure that the line manager is immediately informed of any accidents, the Accident report is filled immediately and the accident reported to the police as soon as possible.
  • Ensures the safety of passengers at all times
  • Safe transport of all staff, equipment, and materials
  • Save the Children International has a no passenger policy – this relates to all non-agency personnel and is for reasons of safety, the continuance and equity of the programme.
  • Save the Children International may give lifts to agency and Governmental staff on occasion for the benefit of the programme – see passenger policy for details.
  • SCI reserves the right to refuse entry to a vehicle any staff member without identification documents or who cannot be identified by SCI staff.
  • In the event of a medical emergency lifts may be given on prior approval of the programme manager – see passenger policy for details.

Vehicle Checks:

  • Check the vehicle prior to its use in the morning and after use
  • Check the vehicle before departing from work.
  • Check, on taking over a vehicle, that the items listed on the Vehicle Check List and the items listed in the Vehicle Tools and Materials Inventory are present and in full functioning order.

Vehicle Defects:

  • A driver is to check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he reports them to his line manager. After consulting a mechanic, the line manager will make the decision as to whether the vehicle should be taken off the road for repair.
  • Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assign vehicle.

Cleanliness & Visibility:

  • The driver is responsible for ensuring that his vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times. The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all rubbish is removed from the vehicle after a journey.
  • The driver is to ensure SCI visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.

Other:

  • Follow and abide by the traffic rules, SCI regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by the Line Manager
  • Maintain all vehicle’s safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the logistics officer – including first aid kit, communication equipment, tow rope and fire extinguisher
  • Work after duty hours or holidays as and when required and with prior notice from line manager
  • Perform any other relevant and appropriate requested by the Line Manager

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • A full and clean Driving License
  • Should have minimum 3 years experience of professional driving.
  • Prior experience as a driver in an international NGO, UN agency or private company
  • Ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure is essential for this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in insecure environments is critical.
  • Some practical experience of user vehicle maintenance.
  • Must know the road terrain in Cross River and Benue

Personal Qualities:

  • A proactive and flexible approach to work
  • An ability to work with minimum supervision
  • A systematic approach to work
  • Must be computer literate
  • A people orientated person who enjoys working in a team
  • A keen interest in self development
  • A reliable, polite and professional attitude to ensure SCI is perceived as such.
  • Working knowledge of the Save the Children Emergency Manual, Sphere, and Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Strong oral and written English language communication skills required.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstances is required.

Deadline: 23rd July, 2019.

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

Job Title: Social Inclusion Officer – (CDGP)

Job ref.: 19000271
Location: Abuja
Grade: 4
Team/Programme: Nigeria
Employee Status: Permanent

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose

  • Under the responsibility of the Civil Society Engagement Project Manager (PM), and in close collaboration with the Inclusion Coordinator and Inclusion Technical Advisor, the Inclusion Officer is responsible to:
  • Mainstream inclusion across the project and ensure inclusive HI practices at all phases of the ‘Building Peaceful Futures’ project cycle, both internally and externally in line with the HI Inclusion Strategy
  • Contribute to the capacity building of project partners, Disabled People Organizations (DPOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on cross-sector inclusive approaches, including WASH, Legal Assistance and Health Care interventions
  • Support the development and roll-out of HI inclusion guidelines and tools

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: Gender and social inclusion specialist
  • Dimensions: Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A

Key Areas of Accountability
Inclusion Mainstreaming:

  • In coordination with the Inclusion Coordinator and Technical Advisor, contribute and participate in the development and review of relevant tools, processes and resources for the project partners, based on identified needs, gaps and priorities
  • Carry out continuous assessments in coordination with the Accessibility Officer on the needs and priorities of partner organizations, DPOs and CSOs relating to inclusion and accessibility to ensure a comprehensive analysis
  • Support partner organizations, DPOs and CSOs to implement activities following an inclusive approach
  • Ensure the transmission of key messages on inclusion
  • Participate in the CSO/DPO service mapping to identify organizations in need of support on inclusion approaches.
  • Assess the non-physical barriers of the community to access services (ethnical, political, geographical, gender/age/disability, institutional, attitudinal)
  • Ensure equal participation through all stages of the project from all members of the community, taking into consideration gender, age and diversity

Inclusion Training and Capacity Building of Partner Teams:

  • In coordination with the Technical Unit, facilitate awareness sessions on basic concept of inclusion and vulnerability for project partners (INGOs, NNGOs)
  • Facilitate Training of Trainers (ToT) on Inclusion and Age Gender and Disability Approach for project partners
  • Identify the inclusion needs, gaps and priorities of partners in order to mainstream inclusion and to share appropriate guidelines and adapt trainings and awareness sessions accordingly
  • Support skills development and provide regular inclusion technical guidance to project partners, DPOs and CSOs

Monitoring, Reporting and Quality Contol:

  • Provide weekly reporting on activities (achievement of results, activity monitoring, network meeting reports, training needs, etc.)
  • Ensure quality control of inclusion mainstreaming activities
  • Support DPOs in the development of Inclusion monitoring for different sectors
  • Provide technical support to the DPOs for monitoring summary reports and recommendations to be shared with government authorities and key stakeholders
  • Ensure technical coherence of the approach and methodology on all the components of the inclusion guidelines in the project.
  • Ensure compliance with HI policies, guidelines and standards on Inclusion

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of first Degree or HND in Social Sciences, such as Economics, Geography, Development Studies and a postgraduate degree will be an added advantage
  • Significant prior NGO experience 3 – 5 years within a complex/large scale country programme and in emergency response/humanitarian environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work proactively and flexibly alongside a wide range of team members A flexible approach to work, with understanding of team working in a rapidly changing environment and at times under extreme pressure
  • Ability to solve problems, work under own initiative and see tasks through to completion
  • Proven organisational and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Excellent computer literacy, confident in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and use of e-mail and electronic diaries
  • Excellent administrative and general office experience, including knowledge and experience of developing administrative systems
  • Strong numeracy skills and experience of tracking and monitoring budgets; budget planning, phasing, forecasting and reporting experience; experience of working to tight budgets
  • Commitment to support cross organisational initiatives and team work-planning and understanding of how to contribute to these
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Understanding of and commitment to development work
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

Desirable:

  • Experience of Cash transfer programming
  • Experience with Save the Children
  • Experience of writing or supporting writing of proposals for institutional donors
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice):
Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children 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
  • Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners
  • 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
  • Always acts in the best interests of children

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

 

Job Title: Social Protection and Inclusion Coordinator, Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) Phase 11  

Job ref.: 1900027C
Location: Kaduna
Grade: 3
Post Type: National
Team: CDGP Team
Reports to: State Team Leader
Employee Status: Permanent

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • The objective of this assignment is to support capacity building, systems strengthening, design and implementation of child and nutrition sensitive social protection at state level.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • The Social Protection and Inclusion coordinator will be responsible for providing strategic, technical and program guidance to the Child Development grant programme (CDGP) on child and nutrition sensitive social protection at the state level.
  • The Social Protection and Inclusion coordinator will provide support in two key areas:

Nutrition and Child sensitive Social Protection: as part of support to this area of work key responsibilities for the post holder will include:

  • Participate in state level social protection coordination platforms
  • Facilitate capacity building for state governments in management of social protection programmes as well as policy and strategic issues, through training and mentoring, to enable them to consistently deliver high quality interventions
  • Support state level social protection  research, analysis  and evidence generation
  • Provide of technical input and support for the design  and implementation of key cash transfer systems i.e. M&E, payments, grievance, targeting and MIS
  • Support training and capacity building of government officials for the effective social cash transfer implementation
  • Support sustainability of nutrition activities implemented as part of CDGP Phase 1
  • Ensure gender, disability and nutrition mainstreaming in all state social protection programmes and polices

Programme management: as part of support to this area of work key responsibilities for the post holder will include:

  • Contribute on key Programme planning, coordination and reporting activities.
  • Support CDGP state level progress monitoring and reporting
  • Identify problems in the implementation process and propose solutions
  • Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • At least a B.A. degree in Development, Social Work, Public Administration, Public Policy Nutrition, or related Social Science.
  • Strong programme management background.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to government
  • Technical expertise and experience in social protection, nutrition and disability
  • Significant experience in planning, managing and delivering a programme, including costing, managing and monitoring budgets.
  • Experience in managing diverse HR teams
  • Effective resource planning, including commodities and technical expertise.
  • Computer literate.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress.
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other organizations’ staff.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) in English and Hausa.
  • Previous experience with local and international NGOs
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility.
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
  • Commitment to Save the Children mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).

Desirable:

  • Master’s degree in Public Policy, Development, Nutrition or other related subject.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice):
Accountability:

  • Holds self and others accountable to deliver on responsibilities
  • High level of accuracy in work and attention to detail
  • Carries out responsibilities in a timely and pro-active way

Ambition:

  • Cultivates an ambitious team mentality for the project
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively about opportunities to improve programme management and quality

Collaboration:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approachable and easy to talk to
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners

Creativity:

  • Actively looks to improve programme management systems and quality of delivery
  • Looks for new opportunities to promote the project with other stakeholders
  • 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 online

Job Title: Advocacy and Campaigns Coordinator (CDGP)

Job ref.: 1900026X
Location:  Kaduna
Grade: 5
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Permanent
Team: Nigeria Country Office
Reports to: State Team Leader

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • Enhanced state level engagement in social protection led to increased capacity of state and local government  stakeholders to design implement and expand cost-effective, inclusive and accountable social protection systems
  • The objective of this assignment is to develop and build government commitment and investment in social protection through effective Advocacy and communications and capacity building effort at National and Sub National Levels.

Scope of Role:

  • Technical Support from – Senior Advocacy and Policy specialist and Advocacy and communication Specialist

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • The Advocacy coordinator will be responsible for providing strategic Advocacy and Communications technical and program guidance to the Child Development grant programme (CDGP) specifically at the state level.

Objective 1: Organise Stakeholders participation, sensitisation and advocacy:

  • Achieving programme outputs, activities, deliverables and expected results within budget, agreed timeframe and to the highest standards.
  • Contribute on key Programme planning, coordination and reporting activities.
  • Support policy dialogue and a successful record of accomplishment in advocacy and strategies for influencing policy decision-makers on social protection.
  • Experience building capacity of government counterparts, mentoring and training.
  • Facilitate public relations, crisis communications/issue management, and collaborates with the Program Partnerships team on donor and partner communications and community relations.
  • Contribute to all efforts to raise/nurture CSOs and champions for the programme at the National and state level if need arise.
  • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
  • Undertake a range of lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of financing for social protection.
  • Coordinating the development of communications materials and participate in their review and comment on print and electronic media materials including scripts, posters, leaflets, video/audio recordings
  • Link with other organisations present in the area for coordination and sharing lessons learned.

Objective 2: Monitoring and evaluation of  Community Mobilisation and Nutrition BCC activities:

  • Prepare a monthly plan or field activities
  • Produce case studies related to programme implementation at least one per quarter or as per line manager’s request
  • Identify the problems in the implementation process and propose solutions
  • Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement
  • Prepare activities’ reports

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in the Social Sciences, such as Economics, Geography, Development Studies, Rural Development/Sociology or other related fields.
  • Any training on Advocacy and Communication, social protection will be an added advantage

Skills & Experience:
Administrative & General Skills:

  • At least 3 years of experience in advocacy and policy engagement
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Experience in Nutrition and community based programmes,
  • Experience in Social protection and engaging Government
  • Should have strong collaboration and networking skills.
  • Experience using Political Economy Analysis (PEA) that informs on-going program iteration
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO’s staff
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent comunication skills

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:

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

Working Conditions:

  • Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary

Deadline: 30th July, 2019.

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

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