Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children working in over 120 countries worldwide to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children has been active in Nigeria since 2001 with a programme of work that is spread over 20 States reaching an estimated 25million beneficiaries directly and indirectly with core thematic work in education, child protection, hunger and livelihoods, child rights governance, health and nutrition.
Save the Children is currently recruiting to fill the following position:
Position: Chief of Party (COP) for Stop Diarrhea Program
The incumbent will provide strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the administrative, programmatic, technical, research and operational aspects of the Project. S/he oversees the day-to-day work of the project and is responsible for the effective use and deployment of staff and financial resources to achieve project targets. The COP is accountable for all aspects of the Project’s effective management, including financial and budgetary oversight, timely implementation of activities, and stakeholder relationship management. S/he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the donor, Government agencies, and other programs operating in Lagos.
Proven track record for achieving expected results on projects in developing countries; demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities; advanced degree (MD, MPH, PhD) in public health or related field with 10 years’ experience working in developing countries in the health sector and successfully managing a high-pace multi-disciplinary team to achieve development results. Required demonstrated capabilities in community-based approaches, with at least seven (7) years of experience within the capacity as mid-level or senior staff in at least four of the following areas: Diarrhea prevention and treatment; social and behavioral change; child protection; quality improvement/quality assurance; and civil society capacity building; Strong understanding of key principles of advocacy, MEAL, child participation and accountability; Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, mentor and direct staff while creating a positive team environment; Ability to present results and products to the donor and other key stakeholders; excellent English writing skills.
Method of Application:
All potential job applicants should send their CVs and Qualifying statements, explaining why they are suitable for the position to:
State position clearly in the subject field as applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified.
Also, applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Also note that applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Application Deadline: 5th May, 2015
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