Save the Children Nigeria Fresh Recruitment [5 Positions] - Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children Nigeria Fresh Recruitment [5 Positions]

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29 Jul, 2016

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Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Humanitarian Manager – Nigeria (HMN) Nigeria
Locations:
Abuja/Gombe (with frequent travels to the North)
Contract length: 12 months

Job Role

  • The Humanitarian Manager provides support to all programmatic aspects of Save the Children humanitarian responses across the whole of Save the Children’s Nigeria programme and specifically to the Humanitarian Response that Save the Children Nigeria is about to start to address the IDPs crisis in the North-Eastern State of Gombe.
  • H/She ensures humanitarian activities are effective and meet goals and objectives of Save the Children, its donors, and the needs of affected populations. Ensures the Save the Children programme is adequately prepared to respond to new emergencies and plays an appropriate role in humanitarian coordination.
  • Ensures immediate and appropriate response to children’s needs during humanitarian crises.
  • The post holder will play a strategic role in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children humanitarian programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children.
  • This will include working with Directors of PDQ and Operations to secure additional resources and support through members and playing taking on an advocacy role.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • MA / MSc level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Previous experience of humanitarian programme management, preparedness and response in volatile contexts
  • Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID and OFDA)
  • Security management experience across a large programme.
  • Experience in developing and delivering training, as well as mentoring and coaching.
  • 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
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Ability to access communities sin Northern Nigeria
  • 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
  • Fluency in written and spoken English .
  • Computer literate in Microsoft word, excel etc.
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles.

Desirable:

  • Media experience
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant sahel region/context
  • Hausa speaker

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

 

Job Title: Head of Humanitarian Progamme – Nigeria (HHPN) Nigeria
Locations:
Abuja/ Maiduguri (50/50) with regular travels to Gombe
Contract length: 12 months

Job Role

  • The Head of Humanitarian Programme provides support to all programmatic aspects of Save the Children humanitarian responses across the whole of Save the Children’s Nigeria programme and specifically to the Humanitarian Response that Save the Children Nigeria is about to start to address the IDPs crisis in the North-Eastern State of Maiduguri and Gombe.
  • H/She ensures humanitarian activities are effective and meet goals and objectives of Save the Children, its donors, and the needs of affected populations. Ensures the Save the Children programme is adequately prepared to respond to new emergencies and plays an appropriate role in humanitarian coordination.
  • Ensures immediate and appropriate response to children’s needs during humanitarian crises. The post holder will play a strategic role in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children humanitarian programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children.
  • This will include working with Directors of PDQ and Operations to secure additional resources and support through members and playing taking on an advocacy role.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • MA / MSc level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Previous experience of humanitarian programme management, preparedness and response in volatile contexts
  • Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, FFP, DFID and OFDA)
  • Security management experience across a large programme.
  • Experience in developing and delivering training, as well as mentoring and coaching.
  • 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
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Ability to access communities sin Northern Nigeria
  • 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
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft word, excel etc.
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles.

Desirable:

  • Solid networking experience
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant Sahel region/context
  • Humanitarian leadership experience in conflict zones.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

 

Job Title: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Advisor
Location:
Gombe, Nigeria

Role Purpose

  • The overall aim of the position is to support State Ministries of Health and partner organizations to roll out the new National Integrated Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (IMNCH) strategy, providing technical inputs with respect to newborn and child health and technical leadership on this work for Save the Children in Nigeria.

Key Areas of Accountability
Newborn and child Health Policy & Programming:

  • To be responsible for the overall management of Save the Children technical assistance on Maternal, newborn & child health in Nigeria.

Primary Health Care & Child Health:

  • To be responsible for the technical inputs for Save the Children assistance on primary health care development and child health in Nigeria with the context of the IMNCH and Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) Strategies.
  • To provide health advisory support to the any child Protection Programme in the state.
  • To be responsible for activities that will improve the quality of care provided to mothers and children by training frontline health workers on the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI), Essential Care for every Newborn, and the delivery of routine immunisation services.
  • To be responsible for activities that would Improve access to quality Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services for communities, through training of health workers to treat common childhood diseases, and to educate mothers on disease prevention and home care practices to ensure the early detection and treatment of common childhood illnesses within communities
  • Provide follow up after training of health workers and ensure that lifesaving commodities and devices are available by government for use in the facilities
  • To review documents and take the lead in planning and report writing for the newborn and child health aspects of MNCH work

Cross Cutting
Representation

  • To develop and maintain an understanding of major stakeholder agendas and to represent Save the Children and its interests with key players in the health sector in Nigeria (government, development agencies and research institutes) at Federal and State levels.
  • To represent Save the Children’s values and mission, as well as the Nigeria programme experience, at strategic national and state fora, and selected regional fora

Documentation and Reporting:

  • To prepare and submit quarterly reports
  • To pro-actively contribute to national research and advocacy initiatives and support global efforts by drawing on the Nigeria experience while also drawing on lessons learned from other countries to support efforts in country.
  • To contribute to Save the Children’s global and national priorities through cooperation with relevant advisers and managers from headquarters, the regional and national levels.
  • To lead or contribute to the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Lead the capacity development of health workers in the state on newborn & child health skills

Misc.:

  • As agreed with the Senior Child Health Advisor , contribute:
  • To the development of Save the Children UK’s future health strategy (to be reviewed annually) and child survival strategy focus areas, including technical support for specific proposals to secure further funding and comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures.
  • Undertake other strategic duties as agreed by supervisors and senior advisers

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

Essential:

  • Medical qualification (MD or M.B.B.S.) with a post graduate qualification in paediatrics, Public health or related field.
  • Substantial experience in a clinical, managerial and advisory capacity.
  • Experience in providing technical support to partners and in particular government at senior levels.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels. Presentation and training skills, along with tact and diplomacy are essential.
  • Proven capacity to deliver results against objectives, reporting schedules and workplans.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills and the proven ability to translate these into concise high quality reports and lessons learnt documents,
  • Confidence in using word processing and spreadsheet computer packages
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and ability to make compelling technical presentations.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s values and mission.
  • Intimate knowledge of the policy and programme context of Nigeria. Demonstrated capacity to develop a network of contacts with key players from amongst government, donors, international agencies and NGOs, to maintain these relationships over time and to support mobilization of significant funding from donors.

Desirable:

  • Experience in health systems development and primary health care management.
  • Proven capacity in strategic planning and long term positioning

Application Closing Date
2nd August, 2016.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

Job Title: Driver
Location:
Abuja, Cross-River, Lagos – Nigeria

Job Description

  • The driver is responsible for the safe driving of Save the Children UK vehicle, staff and Assets.
  • The Driver will ensure cleaning, proper maintenance of vehicles in compliance with the Driver’s handbook and safe driving standards, ensuring the vehicle is fuelled in time for trips and the proper management of the fuel supply for that vehicle.
  • The driver should do so in accordance with SC policies and procedures.

Key Accountabilities
Documentation:

  • Maintain the vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation
  • Keep the Vehicle Documents Folder up-to-date:
  • Support the Head Driver with the Vehicle Usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption.
  • Maintain a valid driver license, registration and valid permits all the time

Control of Vehicles:

  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by Line Managers.
  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are to be recorded in the log book at the start and completion of the journey
  • Ensure that the keys and vehicle documents are kept in a secure place when the vehicle is not in use.
  • Ensure that s/he wears the vehicle safety belt and all passengers also wear seat belts before driving the vehicle.

On the Road:

  • Ensure that the line manager is immediately informed of any accidents, the Accident report is filled immediately and the accident reported to the police as soon as possible.
  • Ensures safety of passengers at all times
  • Safe transport of all staff, equipment, and materials
  • Save the Children has a no passenger policy – this relates to all non agency personnel and is for reasons of safety, the continuance and equity of the programme.
  • Save the Children may give lifts to agency and Governmental staff on occasion for the benefit of the programme – see passenger policy for details.
  • SCUK reserves the right to refuse entry to a vehicle any staff member without identification documents or who cannot be identified by SC staff.
  • In the event of a medical emergency lifts may be given on prior approval of the programme manager – see passenger policy for details.

Vehicle Checks:

  • Check the vehicle prior to its use in the morning and after use
  • Check the vehicle before departing from work.
  • Check, on taking over a vehicle, that the items listed on the Vehicle Check List and the items listed in the Vehicle Tools and Materials Inventory are present and in full functioning order.

Vehicle Defects:

  • A driver is to check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he reports them to his line manager. After consulting a mechanic, the line manager will make the decision as to whether the vehicle should be taken off the road for repair.
  • Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assign vehicle.

Cleanliness & Visibility:

  • The driver is responsible for ensuring that his vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times. The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all rubbish is removed from the vehicle after a journey.
  • Driver is to ensure SCUK visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.

Other:

  • Follow and abide by the traffic rules, SC regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by the Line Manager
  • Maintain all vehicle’s safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the logistics officer – including first aid kit, communication equipment, tow rope and fire extinguisher
  • Work after duty hours or holidays as and when required and with prior notice from line manager
  • Perform any other relevant and appropriate requested by the Line Manager

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • A full and clean driving license
  • Should have 3-5 years experience of professional driving.
  • Prior experience as a driver in an international NGO, UN agency or private company
  • Ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure is essential for this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in insecure environments is critical.
  • Some practical experience of user vehicle maintenance.

Personal Qualities:

  • A proactive and flexible approach to work
  • An ability to work with minimum supervision
  • A systematic approach to work
  • A people orientated person who enjoys working in a team
  • A keen interest in self development
  • A reliable, polite and professional attitude to ensure SCUK is perceived as such.
  • Working knowledge of the Save the Children Emergency Manual, Sphere, and Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Strong oral and written English language communication skills required.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstances is required.

Desirable:

  • Any additional skills and/or experience that could be used by Save the Children would be taken into account in the selection process
  • A heavy goods driving license

Application Closing Date
5th August, 2016.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here

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