Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 120 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children is currently recruiting to fill the following positions:
Position 1: Complaint and Response Mechanism Coordinator, Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP).
The post-holder is to support and coordinate the State teams the roll out of the beneficiary complaints and response mechanism (CRM) for the CDGP and lead on the implementation and reporting of the mechanism.
This includes developing and overseeing the effective implementation of other accountability mechanism for the program. The Coordinator will work closely with technical staff in Abuja and state teams to develop compelling materials to support advocacy, communications and KM efforts with identified Government stakeholders and other external agencies. As well as the externally facing responsibilities, the role will also have internal accountability for ensuring strong systems are in place to communicate with the different staff and partners involved in implementing the programme and also support other Country Office related programmes.
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
Appropriate degree in Development or relevant social science degree
Experience of carrying out design and implementation of accountability and complaints reporting mechanisms in Nigeria.
Experience of developing and/or managing complaints reporting mechanisms for cash transfer programmes
Strong understanding of HAP, Do No Harm and other relevant global standards
Strong understanding of and experience with child safeguarding and responsible programming with children and women
A high level of initiative and creativity
Sound analytical and conceptual skills
Excellent communication skills and experience in report writing
Good computer literacy
Fluent in spoken English
Fluent in Hausa
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.
Position 2: Knowledge Management Coordinator, Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP).
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
The incumbent will have responsibility for communications and KM work related to the Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP). The CDGP is a unique large scale cash transfer program in Northern Nigeria funded by DFID. The CDGP completed the pilot phase and began full implementation in January 2014 which ends in March 2018.
The Coordinator will lead Communications and Knowledge Management activities across the programme using different approaches in order to influence a wide variety of government, donor, media and community stakeholders and share evidence and case studies from the programme implementation. The Coordinator will work closely with technical staff in Abuja and state teams to develop compelling materials to support advocacy, communications and KM efforts with identified Government stakeholders and other external agencies. As well as the externally facing responsibilities, the role will also have internal accountability for ensuring strong systems are in place to communicate with the different staff and partners involved in implementing the programme and also support other Country Office related programmes.
High degree of analytical skill, ability to influence and ability to communicate key messages effectively and convincingly to a diverse audience at state, national and international levels
University degree in social sciences or communications or a related field.
Substantial experience in communications, advocacy and policy development / research.
Good understanding of the possibilities and tactics for influencing decision and policy makers, politicians, donors, and other key actors.
Knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy.
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local, national and international levels.
Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society and media sectors.
Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
Ability to travel extensively in the country, including northern states (Jigawa and Zamfara especially).
Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, email / internet).
Fluent English language skills (written and verbal).
Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.
Experience in training others in Communications/KM techniques and influencing tactics.
Prior work experience in knowledge management in Nigeria.
Knowledge of the policies, functions, structures and decision-making processes of key national institutions with regard to child Nutrition or Development.
Experience working with children on Health and Nutrition will be an added advantage. Local language skills (Ability to communicate in Hausa and other local languages will be an advantage
Method of Application:
All potential job applicants should send your their CVs and qualifying statements, explaining why they are suitable for the position they are applying for, 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.
Applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Application Deadline: 3rd July, 2015.
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