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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: Fleet Officer (National Position)

Job ID: 190002M2
Location: Maiduguri
Employee Status: Permanent

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3.  The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people.
  • As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis.
  • The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Role Purpose

  • The post holder is responsible for ensuring all transport needs are met, vehicles well-maintained, drivers trained, travel routes regularly assessed/updated in coordination with security department and any operational gaps addressed in a timely manner.
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Logistics Coordinator
  • Staff reporting to this post: Fleet Assistant and Drivers
  • Budget Responsibilities: None.
  • Role Dimensions: Management and maintenance of fleet for Maiduguri operations.

Key Areas of Accountabilities

  • Ensure transport requirements of programmes and support departments are provided timely and effectively
  • Develop vehicle scheduling system in order to keep costs to the lowest possible
  • Ensure comprehensive vehicle tracking mechanism is in place to ensure daily vehicle check-up is done, mandatory periodic maintenance service is completed, repairs are made immediately and unidentified operational gaps are addressed.
  • Generate, maintain and circulate appropriate fleet reports (Vehicle Movement Plan, Vehicle Rental, Vehicle Repair and Maintenance, Fuel Consumption, etc.) to line manager and relevant staff as needed.
  • Conduct refresher trainings to ensure standard SCI Fleet policies and procedures are followed and adapted by drivers at all times.
  • Ensure existing travel routes are operationally safe and efficient by conducting regular assessment in coordination with the Safety and Security Department.
  • Identify new potential routes to areas of responsibility that may reduce travel time and security risks to general operations.
  • Determine and implement use of secure alternative routes to project areas, office and guest houses to lower susceptibility of tailgating.
  • Ensure SCI fleet operations adhere to local and national traffic laws and regulations by proactively seeking regular updates from relevant government authority
  • Take lead in coordinating with Programme Manager/Officer and Warehouse Officer on Cargo Movement needs including but not limited to sector coordination and approval.
  • Manage and analyse Fleet Performance Tracker in order to suggest more efficient and effective ways to run the department

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-oriented, 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

Competencies for this Role
Delivering Results:

  • Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving their own performance or that of the team/organization.

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

  • Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organization.

Applying Technical & Professional Expertise:

  • Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organization.

Working Effectively with Others:

  • Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineer/Logistics/Fleet Management or relevant studies
  • 3-5 years’ experience working with INGOs in NE Nigeria
  • Possession of a valid driving license
  • Knowledgeable in vehicle servicing/repair
  • Experience working in a relatively insecure field based environment
  • Experience working with Save the Children is desirable
  • Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, etc.)
  • Able to communicate in excellently in English and Hausa
  • Experience in managing office vehicle fleet


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Child Protection in Emergencies Officer

Job ID: 190002M0
Location: Katsina
Grade: 4
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Permanent
Team/Programme: Humanitarian

Child Safeguarding

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

Role Purpose

  • The Child Protection Officer is responsible for ensuring that quality psychosocial support services are provided to internally displaced persons mostly children.
  • They will have their capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in a range of Save the Children’s emergency responses world-wide.
  • The Child Protection Officer will be expected to support on sectoral assessment, project planning and coordination. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or build capacity of implementing partners on the field.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Field Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: None
  • Budget responsibility: None

Key Areas of Accountabilities:

  • Support the Coordinator to conduct child protection assessments using SC assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit. Adapt the Assessment Tool as necessary. Coordinate with other SC  thematic areas, the national/district Child Protection Working Group and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific, disaggregated analysis of children’s needs.
  • Develop monthly and quarterly plans and costed plans, contributing towards an overall thematic programme plan. From the strategy initiate programming in the following areas as appropriate:
    • Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of children and their families.
    • Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative care options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilising tools within the  Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
    • Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV) in project communities
    • Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical harm
    • Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking
    • Support the integration of case management into CFS and PSS
    • Support the integration of child protection in to other SC emergencies core sectors on the field
  • Supervise project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against individual performance management work plans).
  • Identify project supplies specific to the programme needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Work with the M & E plan to ensure links to reporting requirements where possible, refer the M&E framework to build an evidence-base for child protection programming interventions.
  • With support from the CRM/Accountability team put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings and the Sphere standard
  • Ensure appropriate child friendly spaces time schedules are tailored to the physical and mental needs of the children based on age group and gender
  • Coordinate monthly meetings including, parents forum and child protection committee
  • Provide essential psychosocial first aid support to children and adults when needed.
  • Ensure partner staff are supervised regularly to ensure activities are carried out in line with minimum standard guidelines.
  • Consistently maintain referral pathway of project locations

Capacity Building:

  • Provide capacity to implementing partners that have less CPiE experience
  • Provide technical support/capacity building to other CP staffs in the absence of the senior child protection officer/adviser.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums including the State Child Protection Sub Working Group, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting the coordination of working groups and sub-working groups.
  • With support from the Lead Child Protection Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
  • In collaboration with the Humanitarian Technical Unit and Child Protection team, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential Criteria:

  • University degree or equivalent in Social Work, Social Science, Development Studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • Minimum 2 years post NYSC work experience in Protection work, supervision, community mobilisation and distributions and solid understanding of the actual Nigeria Emergency context.
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Native / fluent spoken Hausa
  • Computer literate

Desirable Criteria:

  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Team player with strong leadership skills
  • Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
  • Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.

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:

  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
  • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
  • Establishes clear objectives with partners

Creativity:

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

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Commitment to Save the Children Values

Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

  • Ensure that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
  • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
  • Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation mechanisms

Leadership – Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Makes positive statements about work
  • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to partners and others


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: WASH Officer

Job ID: 190002LZ
Location: Zamfara
Grade: 4
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Permanent
Team: Nigeria Country Office

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

  • To support implementation of WASH component of project including construction/rehabilitations, follow up of community hygiene groups, designing, construction, and maintenance of sanitation and hygiene infrastructures, and collaboration with WASH stakeholders at state/LGA levels.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Field Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: Hygiene Promoters

Key Areas of Accountabilities
Take the lead on integration of hygiene promotion into other SCI programming:

  • Facilitate community hygiene promotion activities and ensure the inclusive participation of all POCs including children and youth.
  • Monitoring the status of Sanitation and hygiene facilities and ensuring the timely repair and maintenance of the facilities.
  • Oversee the distribution of Hygiene and dignity kits at household and community level.
  • Carry out regular supportive supervision visits on hygiene promotion to IDP camps.
  • Build the capacity of partners and SCI staffs on hygiene promotion.
  • Ensure that community mobilisation approaches on the project fully integrate hygiene promotion concepts
  • Engage community leaders and other key stakeholders at LGA level on hygiene promotion
  • Liaise LGA WASH departments and other relevant stakeholders on WASH programming and ensure that all activities are done with their active participation and support.
  • Monitoring and supervising the quality of the construction of sanitation facilities implemented by vendors.
  • Provide support on WASH to other SCI programmes and initiatives when required.
  • Ensure that hygiene promotion is integrated into all trainings carried out on the project.
  • Carry out advocacy visits to key stakeholders at both state, LGA and community levels.
  • Support periodic evaluation studies to evaluate the impact of the WASH component.

Monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities:

  • Prepare a plan of WASH field activities and share with relevant staff.
  • Develop and implement tools for monitoring of WASH activities in collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Timely collection and analysis of data for the monitoring of the activities.
  • 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 and other ad hoc reports according to agreed timelines and as required.
  • Submit timely periodic reports to Team lead.

Take the lead on the Rehabilitation/Construction of water and sanitation facilities:

  • Oversee the distribution of WASH kits at household and community level.
  • Ensure Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment are conducted for all construction and programme activities.
  • Carry out field visits to assess sites at the respective facilities and in conjunction with the SCI Nutrition team towards determining the needs and requirement for action and implementation.
  • Work with the Logistic Coordinator and Finance and Grants Compliance Team to identify and contract vendors to ensure the planned activities are in accordance with the specified designs and standard.
  • Prepare weekly plans and schedule of work for all construction/rehabilitation sites, while ensuring compliance in meeting and reaching deadlines and targets.
  • Work with and support the vendors to ensure all materials and equipment are in stock and any necessary orders are placed for all actions to be carried.
  • Provide interpretation to designs of work and work according to specifications.
  • Establish a site book at each location and make report on progress registered in the site book while ensuring signing in with remarks.
  • Must adhere strictly to standards and ensure quality of materials used by the contractors falls within the utmost standard.
  • Ensuring the inclusiveness of all safety/privacy/protection issues in all the WASH facilities constructed at the field level
  • Ensure that all construction/rehabilitation processes including selection of sites and actual implementation are done in collaboration with key stakeholders at state, LGA and community levels.
  • Maintain a strong referral system for health and  the provision of WASH related services

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • First degree in Engineering, Geology, Geography or other WASH-related fields from a recognized/accredited Tertiary Institution.
  • At least two years post NYSC experience.
  • Advanced degree will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience with other local or international NGOs.
  • Experience in community based programming.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on sanitation and hygiene matters.
  • Training and experience on borehole and VIP latrine construction/rehabilitation.
  • Community mobilisation and advocacy experience.
  • Familiarity with the culture of conflict and/or disaster- affected populations.
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint).
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written.
  • Experience working in emergencies in Northern Nigeria is desirable.
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staff.
  • Good interpersonal skills .
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Ability to work well in the field under difficult and basic conditions.
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility with good workload management, multitasking and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication 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.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: WASH Officer

Job ID: 190002LY
Location: Katsina
Grade: 4
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Permanent
Team: Nigeria Country Office

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

  • To support implementation of WASH component of project including construction/rehabilitations, follow up of community hygiene groups, designing, construction, and maintenance of sanitation and hygiene infrastructures, and collaboration with WASH stakeholders at state/LGA levels.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Field Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: Hygiene Promoters

Key Areas of Accountabilities
Take the lead on integration of hygiene promotion into other SCI programming:

  • Facilitate community hygiene promotion activities and ensure the inclusive participation of all POCs including children and youth.
  • Monitoring the status of Sanitation and hygiene facilities and ensuring the timely repair and maintenance of the facilities.
  • Oversee the distribution of Hygiene and dignity kits at household and community level.
  • Carry out regular supportive supervision visits on hygiene promotion to IDP camps.
  • Build the capacity of partners and SCI staffs on hygiene promotion.
  • Ensure that community mobilisation approaches on the project fully integrate hygiene promotion concepts
  • Engage community leaders and other key stakeholders at LGA level on hygiene promotion
  • Liaise LGA WASH departments and other relevant stakeholders on WASH programming and ensure that all activities are done with their active participation and support.
  • Monitoring and supervising the quality of the construction of sanitation facilities implemented by vendors.
  • Provide support on WASH to other SCI programmes and initiatives when required.
  • Ensure that hygiene promotion is integrated into all trainings carried out on the project.
  • Carry out advocacy visits to key stakeholders at both state, LGA and community levels.
  • Support periodic evaluation studies to evaluate the impact of the WASH component.

Monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities:

  • Prepare a plan of WASH field activities and share with relevant staff.
  • Develop and implement tools for monitoring of WASH activities in collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Timely collection and analysis of data for the monitoring of the activities.
  • 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 and other ad hoc reports according to agreed timelines and as required.
  • Submit timely periodic reports to Team lead.

Take the lead on the Rehabilitation/Construction of water and sanitation facilities:

  • Oversee the distribution of WASH kits at household and community level.
  • Ensure Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment are conducted for all construction and programme activities.
  • Carry out field visits to assess sites at the respective facilities and in conjunction with the SCI Nutrition team towards determining the needs and requirement for action and implementation.
  • Work with the Logistic Coordinator and Finance and Grants Compliance Team to identify and contract vendors to ensure the planned activities are in accordance with the specified designs and standard.
  • Prepare weekly plans and schedule of work for all construction/rehabilitation sites, while ensuring compliance in meeting and reaching deadlines and targets.
  • Work with and support the vendors to ensure all materials and equipment are in stock and any necessary orders are placed for all actions to be carried.
  • Provide interpretation to designs of work and work according to specifications.
  • Establish a site book at each location and make report on progress registered in the site book while ensuring signing in with remarks.
  • Must adhere strictly to standards and ensure quality of materials used by the contractors falls within the utmost standard.
  • Ensuring the inclusiveness of all safety/privacy/protection issues in all the WASH facilities constructed at the field level
  • Ensure that all construction/rehabilitation processes including selection of sites and actual implementation are done in collaboration with key stakeholders at state, LGA and community levels.
  • Maintain a strong referral system for health and  the provision of WASH related services

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • First degree in Engineering, Geology, Geography or other WASH-related fields from a recognized/accredited Tertiary Institution.
  • At least two years post NYSC experience.
  • Advanced degree will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience with other local or international NGOs.
  • Experience in community based programming.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on sanitation and hygiene matters.
  • Training and experience on borehole and VIP latrine construction/rehabilitation.
  • Community mobilisation and advocacy experience.
  • Familiarity with the culture of conflict and/or disaster- affected populations.
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint).
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written.
  • Experience working in emergencies in Northern Nigeria is desirable.
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staff.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Ability to work well in the field under difficult and basic conditions.
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility with good workload management, multitasking and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication 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.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 23rd August, 2019.

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