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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: Social Protection and Inclusion Coordinator (CDGP) Phase II

Job ref.: 190002AV
Location: Gusau, Zamfara
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Reports to: State Team Leader

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 Accountabilities

  • 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

Qualifications, 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: Stabilization Centre Nurse

Ref Id: 190002BK
Location: Maiduguri
Employee Status: Fixed Term

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.

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post will 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 Nurse will work with the Doctors to provide clinical and nutritional care for complicated cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) admitted at the stabilization Centre (SC).
  • S/He will also maintain accurate patient records, provide input into SCI reports and actively participate in the smooth functioning of the SC.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Medical officer
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: None
  • Budget responsibility: No

Key Areas of Accountability – Programme implementation:

Objective 1 – Provision of high quality Nursing care to complicated SAM cases:

  • Admit all patients presenting into the SC in line with the admission criteria.
  • Provide quality nursing clinical care to complicated cases of SAM admitted at the Stabilization Centre (SC).
  • Ensure Nursing and clinical care provided at the SC is in accordance with the National guidelines for In-patient Management of SAM.
  • Stabilize all critical patients in line with the protocols in collaboration with the doctor and other team members.
  • Patient monitoring for patients in Phase 1, transition phase and Phase 2 in line with guidelines.
  • Report any medical or clinical complications on timely basis to the doctor and other team members.
  • Ensure nursing records and monitoring charts are up-to date and well maintained.
  • Mentor and provide on-the-job training on stabilization care and documentation to Dieticians, help mothers deployed to the SC to ensure:
  • Respect of approved protocols for management of severe  acute malnutrition
  • Correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording) tools in reporting and recording.
  • Appropriate use of resources, stock control and ordering procedures.

Objective 2 – Programme Documentation and reporting:

  • Ensure the utilization of medicines, medical supplies, nutrition-related commodities are routinely documented in the relevant tools
  • Ensure timely collection and compilation of quality data for the production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all SC activities.
  • Support the nurse in charge in the development of weekly and monthly reports on activities, and any other ad hoc report that may be required.

Objective 3 – Other program roles:

  • Ensure that quality nutrition services are provided by the help mothers at night and during the weekend in the absence of the dieticians
  • Participate in weekly Nutrition related Meetings, trainings and workshops and feed information acquired back into programming.
  • Organize and Participate in Nutrition education sessions for mothers./care takers in the stabilization centre.
  • Carry out any other role as provided for by the Nurse team leader.
  • Work and strengthen relationship with Borno State Ministry of Health and Hospital Management Board, UNICEF and other partners implementing CMAM and Stabilization Care in the State.

Other – Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Skills, Experience & Education

  • Diploma in Nursing from a recognized/accredited University in Nigeria
  • At least one year post-graduation experience
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Experience in Nutrition and in community based programmes
  • Training and experience on treatment of acute malnutrition
  • Advocacy and logistics experience
  • 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 staff
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must have a valid practice license.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Work experience in health/public health and or in a health/public health organisation, including as a trainer.
  • Experience with providing institutional support and technical assistance to development partners, government/community institutions

Additional skills:

  • Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
  • Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
  • Effective planning and organising skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Social Protection and Inclusion Coordinator – (CDGP) Phase II

Job ref.: 190002AV
Location: Gusau, Zamfara
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Reports to: Fleet Officer

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.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: State Team Leader
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: 0

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
  • 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
  • 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

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 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Deadline: 30th July, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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