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job - SAVE THE CHILDREN (DOUBLE) JOBS back to all Jobs
Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.
In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.
Save the Children is currently recruiting to fill the following positions:
Position 1: Nutrition Coordinator - STEER Project
Locations: Kaduna and Plateau States - Nigeria.
Job Description:
As a member of the STEER Team, the Nutrition Coordinator will work under the direction of the Nutrition Advisor in the day-to-day successful implementation of the STEER Project at the States.
Overall, the Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for the support and capacity building of the STEER partners including CSOs and the Government counterparts.
Key Areas of Accountability:
Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the State and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of work plan.
Provide technical support to SPRING Project, STEER partners and Government counterparts to implement Nutrition activities and to ensure that agreed targets are met.
Responsible for facilitation of trainings, support State level planning and activities for World Breastfeeding week and other nutrition activities as agreed in the annual work plan.
Under the Supervision of Nutrition Advisor, manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events, such as trainings
Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
Compile States level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
Develop State level annual, quarterly and monthly work plans as agreed with the line manager.
Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of STEER technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops.
Support the work of consultants in the States as needs arise.
Document technical team meetings, partner meetings, conferences, and workshops, so that notes are around to team members not in attendance and to STEER/HQ.
Provide support on technical initiatives, including performing literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to technical activities as required.
Maintain good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on Nutrition in the States.
Represent STEER in States level meetings such as SCFN, working groups, etc.
Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the STEER COP, including assisting HES Advisor.
Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; comply strictly to security procedures and other staff policies.
A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
Experience in Contemporary Nutrition interventions
Experience working with an international NGO a plus
Interest in development issues
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
Fluency in English
Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.
Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.
A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision
Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Position 2: National Program Manager (Advocacy and Engagement Lead)
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
Job Type: Full-time
Job Description:
Strategically lead and manage the Child Development Grant Programme in Northern Nigeria; accountable for the achievement of programme deliverables and delivery of the joint log-frame within the consortium of Save the Children and Action Against Hunger.
Key Areas of Accountability:
Among other responsibilities, the incumbent will:
Manage and lead programme related strategic liaison with in-country government, donors, consortium INGOs and Agencies. Manage relationships to ensure ongoing programme performance and technical quality assurance.
Ensuring the programme meets or exceeds agreed targets, including reviewing cross-consortium programme performance data and programme management arrangements on a monthly basis, identifying and agreeing residual actions, mitigation activities and influencing consortium partners to ensure partner performance is maintained.
Maintain a close working relationship with the technical team to ensure that the programme achieves technical excellence, embedding continuous improvements in operational aspects of programmes.
Inspire, lead and motivate programme teams to deliver on programme objectives.
Ensure that the project is appropriately staffed across Save the Children and consortium members, including the appropriate combination of expertise across technical and operational areas
Identify, implement and improve accountability mechanisms for operating under commercial arrangements across partnerships and programme consortium arrangements including contract compliance considerations.
Develop programme systems that are flexible and responsive to changing demands of programme implementation.
Ensure that an effective monitoring system is in place for achieving prior agreed targets in relation to programme activities, budget allocations and financial expenditures, ensuring that value for money can be effectively demonstrated to the donor
Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the programme
Demonstrate and ensure programme implementation demonstrates high levels of commitment to Save the Children UK 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 UK resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace.
Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children
Ensure strong budget management and compliance and resource utilisation.
Administrative & General Skills:
Prior experience of designing and/or delivering large scale (in excess of £10m) cash transfer programmes
Proven ability to manage large consortiums with a minimum of 4 years experience managing multi-regional or multi-country programmes
Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
Ability to represent the cash transfer programme at a strategic level and engage and influence key stakeholders
Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or regional level government structures to strengthen the capacity of the state to take ownership for and deliver services.
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.
Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
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 and Characteristics:
Post-graduate qualification in Social Sciences, or Public Health, or Nutrition or Food Security related relevant discipline or a First Degree with a minimum of 16 years experience in relevant field.
Substantial experience of working and living in Africa, ideally with professional experience in Nigeria
Demonstrable understanding of Value for Money and DFID results agenda.
Ability to coach and mentor multi-sectoral partners.
Method of Application:
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Position 1:
Position 2:
Application Deadline:
Position 1:
20th May, 2016
Position 2:
19th May, 2016
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