Friday, 8 February 2019

Ongoing Recruitment at Save the Children, 8th February, 2019

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Community Mobilization & Gender Coordinator (National Position)
Ref Id: 190000AU
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: PermanentThe Organisation
  • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
  • We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
    • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
    • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
  • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
  • We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Role Purpose
  • The Community Mobilization & Gender Coordinator will provide support to the project team and partners in the process of planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of community mobilization activities.
  • S/he will ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the program; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the program as well as the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.
  • Will work in close coordination and maintain good working relationship with State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) office, State Agency for Mass Education (SAME), Local Government Education Authority, NGO partner, other government line agencies, and other stakeholders in the State and Federal level for the smooth operation of project activities.
  • The CM & Gender Adviser will work closely with the project team in designing and implementation of behaviour change and communication strategies.
Key Areas of Accountability
The CM & Gender Coordinator will liaise closely with other technical Advisers, as well as the COP, DCOP, and partners. Key responsibilities will include:
Objective 1: Strategy Development:
  • Support the review and production of community mobilization training materials and guidelines to encourage positive behavior and attitude change towards education.
  • Support the project team and stakeholders to integrate participatory and community-based approaches in the education planning, intervention, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support the implementation of participatory Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) planning, monitoring and evaluation of community mobilization in coordination with project team.
  • Identify policy and practice change, on the basis of the program experience, that will promote and protect the rights of children.
  • Support in formulating key advocacy messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation on Education, School Health and Nutrition and child Protection.
  • Acquire information and understanding of social policy and adapt strategies as necessary.
  • Maintain a strategic overview of issues affecting children’s learning, monitoring trends in the external environment and inputting to organizational strategy and planning process
  • The position will be responsible for helping to ensure close engagement of and partnerships with related government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), donor-funded programs, private/commercial entities, and NGOs.
Objective 2: Influencing:
  • Develop good knowledge of local and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them.
  • Initiate and support lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of Save the Children’s policy recommendations.
  • Support in building systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence based advocacy and influencing at state and national levels.
  • Develop a feedback mechanism for communicating Save the Children programmes.
  • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
Objective 3: Collaboration & Representation:
  • Develop and sustain strategic relationships with other agencies engaged in advocacy and policy work.
  • Support in maintaining a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
  • Support in facilitating capacity building of staff from Save the Children and partner agencies in advocacy and communications.
  • Represent the program and consortium at various policy forums and advocacy opportunities at state and LGA levels, as directed.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the programme/ consortium to a variety of external audiences including policy makers and the media, as directed.
Objective 4: Programme Development:
  • Provide technical support on voice and community mobilization to State programme team
  • Develop a community mobilization strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementation
  • To plan, manage and monitor all activities related to Community Mobilization of the project in coordination with the thematic technical leads and in line with the behaviour change communication strategy.
  • Train and mentor Local consultants – Community support
  • In collaboration with the rest of the programme team prepare and facilitate trainings
  • Participate in the preparation or review of programme monitoring and evaluation tools where necessary
  • Ensure correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording) tools, including analysis
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social work, Psychology, Communications, or related Social Science field, and preferably post-graduate university degree, in subject related to emergency education.
  • At least 5 years post NYSC substantial experience in advocacy and policy development / research in the development context.
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing and evaluating gender-transformative social and behavior change communication interventions
  • Experience in implementing gender-transformative approaches to education
  • Relevant experience with demonstrated experience managing Emergency Education programs, particularly in a humanitarian context.
  • 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.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local, state and national levels.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society (coalitions) 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 develop reports, plans and community mobilization strategies, tools and IEC materials.
  • Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, email / internet) and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
  • Fluent English language skills (written and verbal).
Desirable:
  • Good understanding of strategies for achieving child protection, Psychosocial programming policies through participatory processes, and the links with gender, diversity and other aspects of identity.
  • Excellent analytical skills, and demonstrated experience with gender analysis.
  • Experience of representation, including Cluster coordination, and ability to represent effectively in external forums
  • Commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train, coach and mentor staff
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Understanding of local languages.
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 data management systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Job Title: Well – Being Coordinator (National position)
Ref No: 190000AT
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: PermanentRole Purpose
  • The Wellbeing Coordinator will provide strategic technical guidance and support to ensure that students and teachers’ psychosocial and social emotional wellbeing are central in the design and implementation of the education project
  • Working closely with the core technical team, s/he will support the project to build a base of understanding and supporting specific capacity building and interventions that support the psychosocial, social emotional learning, and wellbeing needs of children and teachers impacted by the ongoing crisis in the Northeastern states
  • Additionally, the Wellbeing Coordinator will work with the project’s senior management and field teams to identify opportunities to strengthen education and protection systems to respond to the specific needs of students and teachers as well as coordinate with protection colleagues to understand opportunities to connect with community and health support structures as relevant.
Key Areas of Accountability:
  • The Wellbeing Coordinator will liaise closely with other technical Advisers, as well as the Chief of Party (COP), Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), and partners.
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Lead in the review of existing psychosocial and social emotional learning resources available from the Nigeria Ministry of Education and partner organizations.
  • Identify additional needs, if any, and lead on the adaption or creation of technical resources and training materials to meet objectives set by the project.
  • Ensure the technical resources and process of implementation adhere to best practices in education and protection as established by relevant international and national standards, including the INEE Guidance Notes on Psychosocial Support and Social Emotional Learning (expected January 2018).
  • Design and support a capacity building plan to orient, provide essential knowledge and skills, and continue to support relevant project team members, teachers, and selected SBMC members to support classroom/center-based interventions and activities.
  • Collaborate with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Adviser to establish and implement a MEL system that allows the project to understand impact of content and process as relevant to wellbeing, including both the psychosocial and social emotional learning content as well as the additional inputs meant to impact wellbeing.
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic, and cultural developments that have an impact on the wellbeing of students and teachers and provide advice to the project team.
  • Ensuring implementation of high quality conflict sensitive interventions throughout the project cycle and make sure that the Do No Harm principle is upheld at all times by being sensitive to factors that can cause conflict and ensure that education is not manipulated to promote exclusion and hate.
  • Prioritize prevention through supporting policies to protect girls and boys from abuse and exploitation and supporting emergency preparedness and readiness through Conflict and Disaster Risk Reduction planning.
  • Support the preparation of timely and quality program and donor reports on project activities in compliance with relevant donor requirements.
  • The position will be responsible for helping to ensure close engagement of and partnerships with related government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), donor-funded programs, private/commercial entities, and NGOs.
Capacity Building:
  • Provide continuous support to project team in, program implementation, reporting, staff capacity building and management, sector coordination and key technical areas
Sub-Sector Coordination Representation & Advocacy:
  • Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination with EiE stakeholders at field level and at national level upon request
  • In collaboration with senior project staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
  • Identify opportunities and material to contribute to emergency education communications and media work.
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 data management systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Required Background and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree, and preferably Postgraduate University Degree, in subject related to Emergency Education, Social Sciences Or Public Health.
  • At least 7 years post NYSC demonstrated experience providing psychosocial support, guidance and counselling or child protection particularly in a humanitarian context with a minimum of two years in senior management level as Adviser or project/Program Manager.
Essential:
  • Substantial progressive, professional-level experience at the management level with background in providing psychosocial and/or social emotional learning within education or child protection programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of humanitarian principles and guidelines, including INEE’s Minimum Standards, Sphere, Red Cross Code of Conduct, and Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity.
  • Ability to write/ review and input into clear and well-argued assessment and project report.
  • The ability to liaise and effectively coordinate with government, local NGOs and community initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Fluency English.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local culture context
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity, and physical stamina.
Desirable:
  • Preferred area of expertise may include psychosocial support within Education in Emergencies programs.
  • Post graduate degree with hands on experience in providing technical support in protection and psychosocial interventions.
  • Technical expertise in principals, theories, concepts and techniques in the area of social service systems strengthening, including knowledge of and ability to integrate across related disciplines.
  • Experience of representation, including Cluster coordination, and ability to represent effectively in external forums
  • Commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train, coach, and mentor staff
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Understanding of local languages, Hausa and Kanuri
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Job Title: Education in Emergency Community Mobilization Officer (National position)
Job ID: 190000AS
Location: Yobe
Employee Status: Permanent

Role Purpose
  • The Education in Emergency (EiE) Community Mobilization Officer job holder will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the Addressing Education in North East Nigeria (AENN) project.
  • In addition, support the Addressing Education in North East Nigeria (AENN) team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the project; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the project as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.
Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Support (at the field level):
  • Support planning efforts at state, LGEA and community levels so as to ensure effective and efficient resource allocation and utilization in line with approved project work plans and budgets and within the complete project cycle.
  • Participate in efforts to ensure availability of updated budgets, log frames targets, work plans, and reports are timely and accurate.
  • Take active role in unpacking and roll out of new projects with staff, partners and eventually community or project areas.
  • Build capacity and provide direct backup technical supportive supervision to head teachers, government desk officers, teachers, quality assurance officers and other community resource persons engaged in the project, in collaboration with the designated LGEA technical staff.
  • Ensure 100% monthly budget utilization and reporting of key results based on project work plans and budgets.
  • Ensure success stories that have been identified on the program are documented with good practices shared among staff.
  • Provide technical support to the stakeholders to ensure effective implementation
  • Participate in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and final report based on project targets and results
  • Ensure that key lessons from the project are shared or disseminated to wider audience in project states as appropriate
  • Develop a community mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementation
  • Facilitate community engagement in school PTA/SBMC/traditional/religious structures meetings for improved learning outcomes and school level decision making processes
  • Work closely with the relevant state agencies and parastatals, LGEA, other NGOs and Agencies in the Education sector, Schools, SBMCs, PTAs among others so as to identify areas of collaboration and leverage against state resources so as to maximize impact.
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly   and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centres, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction( DRR)
  • In collaboration with the EiE Team, Education Technical Adviser, partners and LGEA officials, conduct needs assessment to identify gaps in education sector
  • In collaboration with the rest of the programme team prepare and facilitate trainings
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the AENN projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
Capacity Building:
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the manager
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, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads
  • Develop good knowledge of local and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them.
  • Initiate and support lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of Save the Children’s policy recommendations.
  • Support in building systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence based advocacy and influencing at state and national levels.
  • Develop a feedback mechanism for communicating Save the Children programmes
  • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
  • Develop and sustain strategic relationships with other agencies engaged in advocacy and policy work.
  • Support in maintaining a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
  • Support in facilitating capacity building of staff from Save the Children and partner agencies in advocacy and communications.
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.
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 data management systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • A minimum of a Degree in Education, Social Work, Social Administration, Psychology, Social Sciences, Development Studies.
  • Experience of working with an International NGO with budget management and monitoring responsibilities.
  • At least two (2) years’ post NYSC relevant experience with good understanding of Community Education and training skills (Training of Trainers) particularly Non-Formal Education
  • Experience of working with local partners and State and Local Government in Education and Child Protection program delivery.
  • Excellent report writing skills and experience in generating Donor compliant reports of high quality.
  • Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Local language skills Hausa and Kanuri
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Desirable:
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within humanitarian programming.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Job Title: Education in Emergency Community Mobilization Officer (National position)
Ref Id: 190000AR
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Permanent
The Organization
  • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
  • We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
    • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
    • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
  • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
  • We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Role Purpose
  • The Education in Emergency (EiE) Community Mobilization Officer job holder will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the Addressing Education in North East Nigeria (AENN) project.
  • In addition, support the Addressing Education in North East Nigeria (AENN) team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the project; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the project as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.
Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Support (at the field level):
  • Support planning efforts at state, LGEA and community levels so as to ensure effective and efficient resource allocation and utilization in line with approved project work plans and budgets and within the complete project cycle.
  • Participate in efforts to ensure availability of updated budgets, log frames targets, work plans, and reports are timely and accurate.
  • Take active role in unpacking and roll out of new projects with staff, partners and eventually community or project areas.
  • Build capacity and provide direct backup technical supportive supervision to head teachers, government desk officers, teachers, quality assurance officers and other community resource persons engaged in the project, in collaboration with the designated LGEA technical staff.
  • Ensure 100% monthly budget utilization and reporting of key results based on project work plans and budgets.
  • Ensure success stories that have been identified on the program are documented with good practices shared among staff.
  • Provide technical support to the stakeholders to ensure effective implementation
  • Participate in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and final report based on project targets and results
  • Ensure that key lessons from the project are shared or disseminated to wider audience in project states as appropriate
  • Develop a community mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementation
  • Facilitate community engagement in school PTA/SBMC/traditional/religious structures meetings for improved learning outcomes and school level decision making processes
  • Work closely with the relevant state agencies and parastatals, LGEA, other NGOs and Agencies in the Education sector, Schools, SBMCs, PTAs among others so as to identify areas of collaboration and leverage against state resources so as to maximize impact.
  • Advocate for, and support, the development of sustainable, child-friendly   and hazard-resistant standards and designs for learning centres, the integration of life skills into both formal and non-formal education, with a particular focus on Disaster Risk Reduction( DRR)
  • In collaboration with the EiE Team, Education Technical Adviser, partners and LGEA officials, conduct needs assessment to identify gaps in education sector
  • In collaboration with the rest of the programme team prepare and facilitate trainings
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the AENN projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
Capacity Building:
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the manager
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, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads
  • Develop good knowledge of local and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them.
  • Initiate and support lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, including donors and politicians, of the value of Save the Children’s policy recommendations.
  • Support in building systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence based advocacy and influencing at state and national levels.
  • Develop a feedback mechanism for communicating Save the Children programmes
  • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
  • Develop and sustain strategic relationships with other agencies engaged in advocacy and policy work.
  • Support in maintaining a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
  • Support in facilitating capacity building of staff from Save the Children and partner agencies in advocacy and communications.
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.
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • A minimum of a Degree in Education, Social Work, Social Administration, Psychology, Social Sciences, Development Studies.
  • Substantial experience of working with an International NGO with budget management and monitoring responsibilities.
  • At least two (2) years’ post NYSC relevant experience with good understanding of Community Education and training skills (Training of Trainers) particularly Non-Formal Education
  • Experience of working with local partners and State and Local Government in Education and Child Protection program delivery.
  • Excellent report writing skills and experience in generating Donor compliant reports of high quality.
  • Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Desirable:
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within humanitarian programming.
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 data management systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline 14th February, 2019.
Job Title: Office Assistant
Ref No: 1900009C
Location: Rivers
Employee Status: Permanent
Grade: 7
Contract Lenght: 8 months.Child Safeguarding
  • Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
Role Purpose
  • To provide a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the Office and provide basic administrative support to programs operations.
Scope of Role:
  • Reports to: Administrative Assistant
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: None
  • Budget responsibility: None
Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Dispose dirt inside the waste basket and dustbin daily
  • Use cleaning solutions to remove stains and clean surfaces.
  • Mix various cleaning agents.
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees.
  • Dust furniture and scrub surfaces clean.
  • Clean and service restrooms with mops and disinfectants.
  • Identify and report possible repairs.
  • Support in movement of heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies.
  • Wash kitchen utensils and make sure the kitchen surface is always neat, clean and dry
  • Ensures no plates, cups or utensils are left over the night in the kitchen sink.
  • Remove  cobwebs
  • Cut and trim the flowers & grass within & outside the premises
  • Sweep the compound
  • Undertake any other duties as may be required from time to time.
  • Wet-wipe and polish all high-level shelves.
  • Wet-wipe window ledges
  • Always adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Assist with or arrange purchase of small sundry office supplies from Petty Cash, and process invoices and expense claims as required.
  • Timely communicate to the travellers through Email, the flight details
  • Maintain a tidy, clean and professional appearance for the reception area at all times
  • Other – Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.
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.
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 orientated, 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
Qualifications 
Essential:
  • Level of Education – Diploma
  • General Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level – Good
  • Language Requirements – English – Good
  • Desired Number of Years Prior Experience in a Similar Role – 2 years
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.
Safeguarding our Staff:
  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
Health and Safety:
  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline 15th February, 2019.
Job Title: Finance Officer
Ref No: 1900009T
Location: Cross River
Employee Status: PermanentChild Safeguarding
  • Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
Role Purpose:
  • This position will be responsible for implementing and/or coordinating all financial support functions for the state office.
Scope of Role:
  • Reports to: Finance Coordinator
  • Staff reporting to this post: Cashier
Key Areas of Accountability
Key Accountabilities:
  • Have essential knowledge of Finance and Accounting. Ensure that roles and responsibilities are clearand havestrong 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.
Finance:
  • 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.
  • Manage the electronic spreadsheet/format for receiving and disbursing funds; coordinate the preparation and timely submission of monthly financial reports and other reports to Abuja as required
  • Ensure accurate keeping of account books (electronic and paper) for the state office.
  • Preparation and submission of monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations to CO Abuja
Validate Purchase Vouchers:
  • Represent Finance at Procurement Committee meeting
  • Help ensure that timely and accurate information is generated and disseminated accordingly to the project team, to inform activity planning and forecasts.
  • Process all banking activities in the state office, ensuring that bank account records are accurately maintained, and that bank statements are obtained on a timely basis.
  • Process all payments (cheque and/or cash) to vendors, service providers, and partners in line with SC policies & Donor requirements.Ensure all financial transactions in the state office are appropriately approved, authorised and administered, in line with SC & Donor policies.
  • Make statutory payments to the relevant authorities such as PAYE, WHT, and PENSION deduction and ensure adequate documentation is kept in the office.
  • Conduct state level finance induction for all new staff on finance policies, systems and procedure
  • 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.
  • In collaboration with the line manager support the training in financial management in accordance with SC’s financial management policies.
  • In collaboration with the line manager support monthly budget phasing and annual pipeline analysis as well as BVA commentary for specific award.
  • Review partners/sub-awardee financial report and reconcile partners/Sub-awardee Account (5200).
  • Responsible for monthly recharges processing (Reversal and reclass) as well as daily matching of transaction on Aggresso.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
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.
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 orientated, 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
Qualifications 
Essential Criteria:
  • Level of Education – B.Sc/HND or equivalent
  • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts / Business Administration
Experience and Skills:
  • Knowledge and experience in working with USAID regulations
  • Experience in working with partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at community level.
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
  • Must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state.
  • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Professional certificate in accounting and finance
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.
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.
Safeguarding our Staff:
  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
Health and Safety:
  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline 22nd February, 2019.
Note
  • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.

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