Monday, 30 September 2019

Recent Job Openings Vacancies at Save the Children Nigeria, 30th September, 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. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Child Protection Information Management Systems Assistant

Job ID: 190003FT
Location: Ogoja
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Role
  • To support implementation of Child Protection Component.
Main Responsibilities
  • The post holder will receive a context specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below.
Programme Support (typically will be at field level):
  • Compile the case management data and ensure timely entry into the CPIMS
  • Cleaning of the data regularly to ensure accuracy of data.
  • Daily back-up and synchronization of data.
  • Generate weekly reports that are shared with the CPIE Coordinator to enable better management and prioritization of cases.
  • Manage data from individual cases, which includes security of the data and flagging errors
  • Ensure mandatory fields are correctly captured and team are guided as required before cases are entered into the system.
  • Flag and Follow up of individual cases with the CPIE Coordinator
  • Weekly analysis of data including achievements, duration between identification and entry, progress of the priority cases e.t.c.
  • Coaching the case management team on how to correctly fill the forms.
  • Participate in any other activities as may be assigned to you by supervisor from time to time.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children International policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
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 Refugee 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
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.
Core Behaviours
  • Ensures that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international  frameworks, codes and commitments
  • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
  • Participates in  coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation
Achieving results effectively:
  • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
  • Establishes staff engagement mechanisms.
  • Addresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmly
  • Considers the wider impact of decisions to be made in the short and long-term.
  • Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results
  • Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resources
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects
Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:
  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
  • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with conflict affected people and other stakeholders
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
Operating safely and securely:
  • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agency
  • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communities
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms
Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:
  • Helps team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self care
  • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions
  • Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:
  • Builds own awareness of the bigger global picture by using a broad range of sources to gather data
  • Demonstrates managerial courage by confronting difficult situations and seeking resolution, and stating willingness to champion ideas
  • Demonstrates approach ability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Makes positive statements about work
  • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development
Qualifications & Experience
Essential:
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Diploma, education to University level desirable
  • Ability to work through line management and also under limited/distance supervision
  • Experience in communication with children and developed listening skills
  • Gender awareness and sensitivity
  • Good in computer skills and technology
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and strong influencing skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • Proven documenting and report writing skills (will be tested)
  • Good in computer skills and technology
  • Work experience on working with children and families, especially knowledge of child rights and participation
  • Good understanding of the community and the cultural networks
  • Be both self-reliant and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • 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 in gender mainstreaming within programming.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Community Mobilisation Assistant
Job ID: 190003FR
Location: Ogoja
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose
  • Support the State team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the programme; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the programme as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.
Scope of Role:
  • Reports to: CPIE Officer
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1 -Strategy Development:
  • Identify policy and practice change, on the basis of Save the Children’s experience, that would 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 WASH, child Protection.
  • Ensure that voices of children form the basis of Save the Children’s advocacy strategy.
  • Maintain a strategic overview of issues affecting child Nutrition, monitoring trends in the external environment and inputting to organisational strategy and planning processes.
  • Ensure Save the Children visibility is seen in the state
  • Actively participate in all Save the Children and CSO Coalition driven activities in the state
  • Engage with the state and local governments in policies review when needed
  • Facilitate meetings of the coalition groups
  • Prepare monthly reports of activities carried out
  • Support any other Save the Children-led activities as may be required
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 Save the Children at various policy forums and advocacy opportunities at state and LGA levels, as directed.
  • as a spokesperson for Save the Children to a variety of external audiences including policy makers and the media, as directed. Act
Objective 4 – Programme Development:
  • Provide technical support on voice and community mobilization to State programme team
  • Develop a community mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementation
  • 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
Skills & Experience
Essential:
  • A degree in Communications, Journalism, Social Work, Psychology, Health, or related Social Science field with minimum of a year experience in community mobilization/campaign will be given priority consideration.
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Substantial experience in advocacy and policy development / research in the development 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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).
  • Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.
Desirable:
  • Experience in training others in advocacy techniques and influencing tactics.
  • Prior work experience in advocacy awareness creation and community engagement in Nigeria.
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:
  • Zeal to work with Children
  • 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.
Deadline: 7th October, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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