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Save the Children Nigeria Fresh Job Recruitment [5 Positions]

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7 Sep, 2016

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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 following vacant positions below:

Job Title: Child Protection in Emergency Officer
Location: Borno, Nigeria

Job Description

  • The Child Protection Officer is responsible for ensuring that quality psychosocial support services are provided to internally displaced persons mostly children.
  • They will have their capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in a range of Save the Children’s emergency responses world-wide.
  • The   Child Protection Officer will be expected to support on sectoral assessment, project planning and coordination.
  • In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or build capacity of implementing partners on the field.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Support the CPiE Coordinator to conduct child protection assessments using SC assessment processes and tools and the Inter-agency Child Protection Assessment Resource Toolkit. Adapt the Assessment Tool as necessary. Coordinate with other SC  thematic areas, the national/district Child Protection Working Group and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific, disaggregated analysis of children’s needs.
  • Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of children and their families.
  • Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative are options for unaccompanied and separated children, utilising tools within the  Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
  • Prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV) in project communities
  • Prevention and response to the main risks for children’s exposure to physical harm
  • Prevention and response to all forms of exploitation including harmful child labour and child trafficking
  • Support the integration of case management into CFS and PSS
  • Support the integration of child protection in to other SC emergencies core sectors on the field
  • With support from the Child Protection Coordinator, supervise project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against individual performance management work plans).
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, prepare and review timely monthly reports submitted by partners
  • With support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator, identify project supplies specific to the programme needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Work with the M & E plan to ensure links to reporting requirements where possible, refer the M&E framework to build an evidence-base for child protection programming interventions.
  • With support from the CRM/Accountability Officer put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings and the Sphere standard
  • Ensure appropriate child friendly spaces time schedules are tailored to the physical and mental needs of the children based on age group and gender
  • Coordinate monthly meetings including, parents forum and child protection committee
  • Provide essential psychosocial first aid support to children and adults when needed.
  • Ensure partner staff are supervised regularly to ensure activities are carried out in line with minimum standard guidelines.
  • Consistently maintain referral pathway of project locationsWith support from the lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, develop monthly and quarterly plans and costed plans, contributing towards an overall thematic programme plan. From the strategy initiate programming in the following areas as appropriate:

Capacity Building:

  • Provide capacity to implementing partners that have less CPiE experience

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 including the State Child Protection Sub Working Group, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting the coordination of working groups and sub-working groups.
  • With support from the Lead Child Protection Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
  • In collaboration with the Humanitarian Technical Unit and Child Protection team, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required.

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.
  • Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential Criteria:

  • University degree or equivalent in Social work, Social Science, development studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • Between three and four years of work experience in Protection work, supervision, community mobilisation and distributions and solid understanding of the actual Nigeria Emergency context.
  • Proven ability to supervise a CP project with holistic approach and integrated to child protection right
  • Speaking fluent  English, and other languages of Northern Nigeria  is an advantage
  • Computer literate

Desirable Criteria:

  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Team player with strong leadership skills
  • Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
  • Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment.

Application Closing Date
12th September, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE 

 

Job Title: Humanitarian WASH Assistant
Location: Borno, Nigeria

Role Purpose

  • To support implementation of WASH component of project including construction/rehabilitations, follow up of community hygiene groups, and collaboration with WASH stakeholders at state/LGA levels.

Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1:  Implement, hygiene promotion, and community mobilisation activities at LGA level

  • Facilitate carrying out community mobilization and hygiene promotion session among the IDPs and host communities.
  • Proactively participate in Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities for sanitation and hygiene promotion activities at LGA level.
  • Assist the WASH Officer in providing training to Health Workers/Community Volunteers/WaSHCom and other partners on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Support the WASH Officer in organizing information meetings with community members to develop their knowledge in terms of water quality and hygienic practices.
  • Proactively participate in the selection of beneficiaries for the NFI kit along with full participation in the distribution process.
  • Provide full support to WASH Officer in maintaining regular contact with local stakeholders including Government Ministries/Department/Agencies at LGA level

Objective 2: Collect information and data on community mobilization and hygiene promotion related activities at   LGA level:

  • Participate in the monitoring of all hygiene promotion activities to ensure behavioural change and project ownership
  • Ensure post distribution monitoring mechanism in place for NFI kits and target communities are equally trained for handling and usage.

Objective 3: Collaborate with local authorities and the population, for the smooth implementation of the Hygiene promotion activities:

  • Assist the WASH Officer in defining the approach with local stakeholders.
  • Collaborate well with Community Volunteers (CVs) on hygiene promotion messaging and act as an interface between IDPs and CVs.

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • First degree in Geology, Civil Engineering or other WASH-related fields from a recognized/accredited Tertiary Institution in Nigeria
  • At least two years post-graduation experience
  • Advanced degree will be an added advantage
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Experience in Nutrition and in community based programmes
  • Training and experience on borehole and VIP latrine construction/rehabilitation
  • Community mobilisation and advocacy experience
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staff
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility with good workload management, multitasking and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills

Application Closing Date
12th September, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE 

 

Job Title: Project Manager
Location: Borno, Nigeria

Role Purpose

The DiFD Project Manager will provide technical leadership to all aspects of project planning and implementation and maintain and enhance the project’s relationship with key consortium partners and stakeholders including Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development at the state level and other Protection and Education actors including local and international NGOs-IRC, DRC and NRC based in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

Key Areas of Accountability

Technical & Programming:

  • Maintain good communication with the donor and consortium partners
  • Work closely with the government Ministries at the state levels.
  • Work together with State, LGA and local partners to develop implementable project strategies and priorities in line with project objectives and plan
  • Ensure that child protection and education activities are integrated into existing SC programs in Borno
  • Work closely with consortium partners in SC location to integrate all protection activities (Mine Risk, HLP, ICD, GBV) in line with achieving the DFID project goal.
  • Provide overall oversight on UASC case management activities
  • Provide overall technical guidance on day to day project issues and challenges.
  • Monitor implementation of project work plan and budgets
  • Anchor monthly and quarterly budget management and monitoring for the project (budget variance and analysis)
  • Support the review/adaptation of training materials and capacity building of team, partners and communities
  • Work with consortium Advocacy  focal person across the INGOs to develop state specific advocacy strategy and activities
  • Submit timely monthly quarterly and yearly report to Lead partner
  • Coordinate the timely submission of sitrep related to the project.

Planning and Budgeting:

  • Develop and review program work plan, activity plans, budgets and financial management for technical activities

Representation and relationships:

  • Represent SC, engage and maintain good relationships with consortium partners, local partners, government and other key stakeholders working on Child protection, Education,  Sexual and Gender Based Violence and general protection issues
  • Represent SC in all meetings specifically education and child protection working groups.

Programme Management:

  • Effectively and efficiently manage all SC local partner staff to ensure healthy work relationship and timely delivery of project results.

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ degree with at least 5 years’ work experience or a Postgraduate qualification in Public Health with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in child protection, sexual and gender analysis and assessments, health or education issues.

Essential:

  • At least 5 years programme and financial management experience with I/NGO in Nigeria
  • Very good understanding of issues relating to, humanitarian response, child protection and gender based violence in emergencies and education in emergencies.
  • Good skills in community mobilization, advocacy and in promoting gender equity, child rights, community empowerment and ability to analyse data

Desirable:

  • Fluent English and  Hausa language skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
  • Effective planning, organising and financial skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy skills – MS Office applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Spread sheets
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills

Application Closing Date
12th September, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE 

 

Job Title: Humanitarian Nutrition Adviser
Location:
Abuja

Role
Purpose

  • The Nutrition Adviser will be the lead nutrition adviser for the humanitarian response, supporting the start-up of implementation while building the capacity of the newly recruited national nutrition advisor.
  • The Nutrition Adviser will be expected to lead on the design of sectoral assessments, programme design and master budgeting, coordination, development of trainings, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement.
  • The Nutrition Advisor also be expected to mentor and/or capacity-build both international and national staff colleagues.

Main Responsibilities
Programme Support (typically will be for large/complex emergencies working with limited support):

  • Follow up on actions specified in the former Nutrition Technical Advisors handover document
  • Lead on Nutrition or multi-sectoral technical assessments, in coordination with other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • Ensure that community assessment contributes to informing nutrition programme design
  • Contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy, ensuring Nutrition is not overlooked within the response, and proactively promoting high quality Nutrition technical approaches
  • Lead on fundraising for the Nutrition sector, including the development of high quality concept notes and proposals, in collaboration with other members of the humanitarian team, ensuring that programme design reflects nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive activities and community consultation and mobilization
  • Ensure consideration of gender is reflected in proposals, indicators and throughout the programme cycle
  • Provide technical checking of Nutrition strategies, assessments, proposals and programmes as necessary, and Proactively promote high quality Nutrition technical approaches within the response
  • Prepare and oversee Nutrition programme start-up and implementation to ensure timely delivery of quality programme activities
  • Prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Working closely with the HR team, lead on identifying Nutrition programme staffing needs, and support  recruitment, induction and training of national programme staff
  • Involve the resident Senior Nutrition Advisor, promoting cooperation with the country programme and sustainability of actions
  • Identify Nutrition programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan, ensuring no stock-outs
  • Working closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) team ensure the Nutrition sector MEAL plan is put in place, and the plan links to reporting requirements, and ensure the capacity of the technical field staff is built for carrying out the work.  Ensure activities to support accountability to affected populations are reflected in the MEAL plan,

Capacity Building:

  • Build the capacity of the National Nutrition Technical Advisor to perform the role required of her
  • Ensure that on-going capacity building, mentoring and coaching initiatives are reflected in programme design
  • Develop the nutrition programme training methodology and materials for Save the Children and partnering staff, based on national training packages, and support delivery of trainings, as required by the strategy
  • Link capacity building initiatives to wider opportunities identified via coordination and networks.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Help shape broader sector strategies, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed, through engaging with local nutrition partners (UN/NGO (eg through actively participating in inter-agency coordination forums such as the Nutrition Sector Working Group), keeping informed on the nutrition situation and activities of nutrition agencies in the north-east
  • Document lessons learned, best practice and case studies to shape in-country strategies and programme approaches, and contribute to broader sector learning.
  • Pro-actively identify advocacy opportunities which link with wider organisational strategic objectives, and work to mobilise these into action.

General:

  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to 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
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • Substantial experience of working internationally in Nutrition programmes in a humanitarian context
  • Previous experience of working in large-scale first phase emergency response
  • Education to Masters level in Public Health Nutrition, or a related subject,  or equivalent field experience
  • Previous experience of programme management across multiple locations
  • Commitment to, thorough understanding of, and able to train staff in participation and accountability approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes.
  • Proven ability of mentoring, coaching and training on Nutrition related topics.
  • Experience of senior level representation
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

Desirable:

  • Specific experience of designing and managing ECHO, OFDA and other major donor projects

Application Closing Date
13th September, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE  

 

Job Title: Stabilization Care Doctor
Location:
Borno

Role Purpose

  • The Stabilization Care Doctor will ensure quality of services in the stabilization centre (CMAM programme) through strengthening capacities on the clinical management of SAM and facilitating integration of services related to newborn and child health.
  • With the support of the Senior Nutrition Advisor, He/She will oversee the day-to-day activities/services provided to admitted cases (and Caregivers) at the Stabilization Centre and will generally be responsible for documentation and stock-management of commodities, medicines/consumables and data tools.
  • He/She will strengthen relationship between Hospital Management Board, other Partners and Save the Children.

Key Areas of Accountability
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the Stabilization Care Doctor will;

Provision of high quality care to complicated SAM cases:

  • Provide clinical care to complicated cases of SAM admitted at the Stabilization Centre (SC).
  • Ensure clinical care provided at the SC is in accordance with the National guidelines for In-patient Management of SAM.
  • Mentor and provide on-the-job training on stabilization care and documentation to nurses and other health workers deployed to the SC to ensure:
    • Respect of approved protocols for management of  acute malnutrition
    • Correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording) tools
    • Appropriate use of resources, stock control and ordering procedures.

Programme Management and Documentation:

  • Monitor the In-patient Management of SAM.
  • Monitor screening of complications in Save the Children-supported OTPs.
  • Supervise the use of medicines, medical supplies, nutrition-related commodities and data tools in the SC.
  • Participate in the development and review of programme monitoring and evaluation tools where necessary
  • Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding all SC activities
  • Produce case studies related to inpatient care, at least one per quarter or as per line manager’s request
  • Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement
  • Prepare weekly and monthly activities’ reports, and any other ad hoc report that may be required

Support the supply chain management and Forecast for Medicines, Medical supplies, Nutrition Commodities (F-75, F-100, Resomal and RUTF) and Data tools:

  • Monitor the stock of Commodities, medicines, medical supplies : calculate needs, decide quantities to be delivered to the Stabilization Centre,
  • Support  procurement in conjunction with the Nutrition in Emergency Advisor, Logistics and Warehouse Officer
  • Plan logistics and materials needs for the SC.

Ensure Coordination and Collaboration with other programmes related to ewborn and child health (immunization, HIV, malaria, newborn care, etc) and with relevant authorities at both State and LGA levels:

  • Participate in stakeholder meetings on crosscutting health issues.
  • Facilitate integration of services for a holistic approach of SAM by working in collaboration with partners
  • Hold regular meetings (document minutes) with MoH department officials (Hospitals Management Board, AIDS control agency, Malaria Programme, etc.) to discuss crosscutting issues in CMAM
  • Promote integrated care in the SC.

Institutional capacity building:

  • Organize and facilitate trainings for health staff, including SNO, LGA team and facility staff
  • Provide on the job training and mentoring for staff in SC to ensure:
    • Respect of approved protocols for management of  acute malnutrition
    • Correct use of programme monitoring and evaluation (recording) tools
    • Appropriate use of resources, stock control and ordering procedures
  • Hold regular meetings (document minutes) with MoH department officials (Hospitals Management Board, AIDS control agency, Malaria Programme, etc.) to discuss crosscutting issues in CMAM
  • Promote integrated care in the SC.

Representation and relationships:

  • Participate in Nutrition related Meetings, Seminars and Workshops and feed information acquired back into programming.
  • Work and strengthen relationship with Borno State Ministry of Health and Hospital Management Board, UNICEF and other partners implementing CMAM and Stabilization Care in the State.
  • Work closely with other thematic teams in Nigeria Country office and the Borno State offices.
  • Other – Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

Skills, Experience and Education

  • Medical Degree (MB.BS; MB, BCh) from a recognized/accredited University in Nigeria
  • At least three years post-graduation experience
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Experience in Nutrition and in community based programmes
  • Training and experience on treatment of acute malnutrition
  • Advocacy and logistics experience
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staff
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility with good workload management, multitasking and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills

Additional Qualifications:

  • Work experience in health/public health and or in a health/public health organisation, including as a trainer.
  • Experience with providing institutional support and technical assistance to development partners, government/community institutions

Additional skills:

  • Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
  • Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
  • Effective planning and organising skill
  • Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills

Application Closing Date
13th September, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY HERE 

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