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Fresh Job Openings at Save the Children Nigeria, 28th January, 2020

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Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

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 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

 

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

 

Job Title: Nutrition Specialist (National Position)

Ref No: 19000219
Location:  Abuja
Team: Nigeria Country Office, Child Development Grant Programme
Post Type: National

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

  • Support the uptake and implementation of high quality nutrition and SBCC strategy in CDGP focal states, while support the Federal Government on the integration of Nutrition and SBCC into the National Social Safety Nets Programmes in Nigeria to reduce malnutrition and stunting.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Senior Social Protection Specialist
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: 3

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • The Nutrition specialist will provide technical support on Nutrition to the implementation of Child Development grant programme in Nigeria.
  • He/She will provide specific support to the integration of nutrition sensitive approaches with special focus on the first 1000 days of life in government policies and plans. Specifically the specialist will;

Programme Support:

  • Design and implement a Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) survey in CDGP communities (Treatment 1, 2 and control) to determine retention rates of behaviours promoted during the programme
  • Contribute to policy development relating to nutrition and ensure this is consistent with Save the Children overall approach.
  • Coordinate the develop a technical guide for government in focal states on sustainable nutrition SBCC approach informed by the KAP assessment results
  • Monitor the implementation of nutrition SBCC sustainability strategy by state government with special focus in ensuring the nutrition and SBCC strategy is being implemented according to the sustainability design
  • Provide technical support through frequent field visits to programme states, presenting a report with recommendations.
  • Support training of key government stakeholders on nutrition, first 1000 days and other related topics.
  • Participate on technical meetings related to nutrition programmes, when requested.
  • Contributes to the review and adaptation of existing technical resource materials, including guidelines, training manuals, curricula and job aids, as necessary.
  • Ensure teams develop quality timely work plans according to the frequency requested by the project.
  • In collaboration with the advocacy and campaign teams lead on nutrition advocacy and campaign.
  • Support the knowledge management adviser to develop contents related to nutrition, ensuring technical and programmatic issues are captured accurately,
  • 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 quality of practice by adhering to the SC Practice Standards on Child Participation.
  • Ensure strong coordination and synergies with the other SCI nutrition projects
  • Support recruitment of technical staff for nutrition project, as well as induction.
  • Provide supervisory and technical support to the Nutrition and inclusion coordinators in the four implementing states.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Support project teams to produce timely high quality reports and documentation both to meet donor and internal demands.
  • Keep an updated database of proposal, reports and programme data for nutrition within the CDGP support the MEAL team on data analysis
  • Provide information and other communication materials for effective support of other departments by meeting service requirements.
  • Keep an updated library of nutrition related paper and documents for Nigeria, including HEAs, surveys, etc. carried out by Save the Children or any other stakeholder.
  • In collaboration with the Country Office Nutrition, lead on all research related to nutrition carried out by the Country Programme.

Representation and proposal development:

  • Create and maintain good relationship with key players in the nutrition sector at Federal and State levels (Government, development agencies, other organizations and research institutes) and represent Save the Children’s nutrition work in Nigeria as requested.
  • Participate on the development and review of nutrition-related national documents (guidelines, policies, etc.) providing technical inputs in line with Save the Children position paper, policies and evidence-based programme expertise.
  • Support proposal development, including budgets, for funding both to maintain and expand Save the Children’s work and influence within the nutrition sector.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies and other staff policies.

Place of Work:

  • The post will be based in Abuja, but will require approximately 50% time travelling in other States.

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.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Academic/professional qualification at post graduate level or equivalent in Public Health and/or Nutrition.
  • Substantial operational experience (at least 3 years) and a track record of success on nutrition programming, including BCC and IYCF.
  • Experience in project management of at least 2 years.
  • Demonstrable experience in budget formulation and monitoring.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress.
  • Demonstrable ability to acquire a high level of thematic expertise on priority issues within nutrition.
  • Experience in providing technical support to partners and in particular government at senior levels.
  • Proven capacity to develop a network of contacts with key players from amongst government, donors, international agencies and NGOs, to maintain these relationships over time and to raise significant funding from donor grants.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels.
  • Tact and diplomacy are essential.
  • Proven capacity to deliver results against objectives, reporting schedules and workplans.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Proficient in word processing, presentations and spreadsheet computer packages.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s values and mission.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of Hausa language.
  • Experience in supporting development of national guidelines and policies.
  • Experience working in Northern Nigeria.
  • Understanding of food security and livelihoods programmes.

 

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

 

Job Title: State Team Leader

Ref No: 190001OY
Location: Nigeria
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • Support the implementation of high quality 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 donor-funded projects.
  • Ability to coach and mentor multi-sectoral partners

Deadline: 10th February, 2020

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

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