Job Vacancy at Save the Children Nigeria (Fresh Graduate & Exp. Job Recruitment) [7 Positions]

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19 Oct, 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: Consultant – Development of Costed Implementation Framework (Strategy and Guidelines) for the Approved Lagos State Water Supply Sanitation and Policy


  • In order to achieve the “Creation of enabling structures to deliver effective diarrhoea prevention and control, in the context of the 7 Point Plan in Shomolu” being SDI Programme’s Output3.2, the SDI Project considers the approval and full implementation of the Lagos Water Supply and Sanitation (WASH) Policy as the bedrock of preventing new cases of diarrhea and other water borne diseases amongst under5 children in Lagos State.
  • SCI through the SDI Project advocated for and sponsored the WASH Policy Review and Consolidation Retreat in April, 2016. This meeting produced a robust and consolidated WASH Policy that is validated by all major stakeholders in the WASH Sector of Lagos State.  SCI’s sustained advocacy has led to the Ministry of Environment’s resolve to develop the Costed Implementation Framework for the WASH Policy with the support of the SDI Project.


  • The purpose of this consultancy is to support Lagos State to develop a realistic Costed Implementation Framework with strategies and guidelines for the approved WASH policy of the State.

Scope of Work

  • Carry out a thorough an in-depth study of the approved WASH policy with a view to understanding the contents, principles and statements in the policy and its immediate recommendations.
  • Working with the necessary stakeholder MDA’s at all levels, discuss and agree on Specific Measurable Achievable Reliable and Time bound (SMART) targets for each component, i.e. water, sanitation and hygiene practices in the state.
  • Hold meetings and dialogue sessions with relevant stakeholder MDA’s to collate their existing plans and discuss and agree on modalities for implementing them in line with the relevant and specific policy statements that may impact on the operations and performance of the specific stakeholders group.
  • Develop specific implementation guideline within the context of the 7Point Plan.
  • Facilitate a Four-day review meeting/retreat on the draft implementation strategies and guidelines in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of the environment.
  • This forum will also review the existing water sector law with key State level implementers and major resolutions will be referred back to the Ministry of Justice.
  • This is to ensure that any hindrance in the existing law that may affect the smooth implementation of the WASH strategies is identified and addressed.

Required Output:

  • Recommendations on amending the existing Lagos State Water Sector law to be passed to Ministry of Justice drafting committee.
  • Costed Implementation Framework (implementation guidelines and strategies) of the Lagos State WASH Policy.
  • Time-table for implementing key reform indicators of the water sector of the State including plans for scaling up and Public Private Partnership (PPP) options.
  • Final Report and a monitoring plan that will enable the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment to track progress of implementation of the policy implementation

Time frame:

  • This consultancy is for a total period of 20 days as shown below.

Qualification/Consultants Profile
Qualifications and Skills:

  • The consultant should be a holder of at least Master Degree in the Civil or Water Resources Engineering.
  • A minimum of 15 years professional experience, of which 10 years should be in the development of policy, institutional and regulation development in the water and sanitation sector in developing countries preferably in Africa and Nigeria in particular.
  • The consultant should also be familiar with the WATSAN policies, strategies, frameworks and donor supported programmes.
  • A good understanding of the existing policy documents at the national level such as the national water supply and sanitation policy, the national water resources bill and other related documents will be of added advantage.
  • Intrested Candidates should provide a detailed costed proposal with Time-lines of how the consultancy conducted.

Application Closing Date
3rd November, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online  



Job Title: Consultant – Communication Strategy Development on Household Economy Approach In Nigeria
Duration: The total number of working days available is 15days.


  • HEA Sahel Project is a regional project which began since 2010 and currently implemented across 7 countries within the Sahel; Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Mali and Nigeria. Implemented through a consortium of implementing partners; Save the Children, OXFAM and ACF. HEA Sahel Project was initiated in Nigeria by Save the Children in 2013, with funding by OFDA but currently by ECHO since October, 2015. HEA Sahel Project has run about 6 Phases and currently in Phase VII.
  • The project’s overall goal is to improve resilience of the vulnerable population to shock across the Sahel and improve Regional Early Warning and Response Systems.To better influence early warning systems and response plans, this action (Phase VII) will continue to improve the quality of HEA analysis through the completion of timely and thorough key parameter data collection and accurate Outcome Analysis which feeds in to the national CH analysis.
  • In addition to continuing quality improvement, Save the Children will continue to improve coordination and information sharing through: regular WG meetings at national and regional levels, and enhancing knowledge sharing platforms through the systematic presentation of OA results at national and regional levels and on the upgraded HEA Sahel website. Save the Children prioritizes advocacy initiatives, to increase key decision maker’s awareness of HEA and developing advocacy tools.

Objective of the Assignment

  • The objective of the consultancy would be to develop communication materials for HEA in Nigeria.
  • This is basically aimed at improving the knowledge of HEA in Nigeria among key government and non-government actors, policy makers, partner organizations, donor agencies, individuals and other relevant sectors, creating adequate awareness on the importance of HEA as a decision making tool for both short termed emergency intervention and long term development program and policy changes.

Scope of Work
The development of Communication material would be led by a consultant in close coordination with a communications Person, the HEA Focal Point and FSL TA in Nigeria. The consultant will be responsible for undertaking the following tasks:

  • Facilitate sessions with HEA team in Nigeria to identify appropriate information needed to be communicated about HEA’s full capabilities.
  • Identify target audience together with the HEA team.
  • Identify communication methodology for different target audience.
  • Lead the production of communication materials.
  • Together with the HEA Focal point facilitate the dissemination of HEA communication materials among target audience.


  • 10th to 28th October, 2016 (15days consultancy)
  • Draft document to be shared with the team by 20th October, 2016 for review
  • Final document to be shared by 28th October, 2016.

Key Deliverable

  • In line with Save the Children’s branding policy, developed informative materials (a brief) on HEA, describing HEA in a non-technical manner, highlighting the full capabilities of the HEA tool for both decision makers, partner Organizations as well as donor agencies

Expertise Required and Prequalification
A team of consultants/individual proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience and competency in conducting similar assignments of a regional/ international magnitude. We expect four to five years working experience in content development for Communication Briefs. Additional experience in development communication and mass communication will be an added advantage;
  • Clear articulation of capacity and skill, and innovative approaches to carry out the assignment;
  • The organizational/individual competency to deliver the services;
  • Clear work plan and articulation of expected methodologies and outputs
  • Availability to start immediately

Person Specification

  • The consultant should have at least a Bachelor Degree in Communications, English Language, Social Sciences or Media studies having ample experiences  in content development, graphics design with software’s such as Corel Draw, Photoshop, InDesign and media production; clear understanding of  language and writing style frequently used by several International Non-Governmental Organization’s is required
  • Demonstrates knowledge of content development for visibility/communication materials particularly for international organizations and certification in digital arts, graphics design etc. is desirable.
  • Four to Five years’ experience in Communications for development and content development is essential.
  • Experience in writing skills and content development.
  • English language skills, both written and verbal are key.

Child Protection:

  • The consultant will receive a briefing and orientation on Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct, and overall guidelines for ensuring a safe environment in interviewing and engaging children.


  • The edited and final copy of the communication brief derived from this assignment is the sole property of Save the Children; However logos of donor and those of implementing partners might be placed on the Front and Back cover.
  • The selected consultants name and logo shall only be acknowledged in the closing credits under ‘Production and Post Production by’.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online  



Job Title: Finance Officer
Calabar, Nigeria

Key Areas of Accountability

Key Accountabilities:

  • Have essential knowledge of Finance and Accounting. Ensure that  roles and responsibilities are  clear  and have  strong 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.


  • 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
  • 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.
  • Maintain the office cash box and disburse cash payments. Ensure weekly cash counts are done and properly documented by non finance staff.
  • 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
  • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

  • 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


  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively


  • 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


  • Designing more effective admin systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honesty, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills
Essential Criteria:

  • Level of Education – B.Sc /HND or equivalent
  • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts / Business Administration
  • 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 proactivehealth service improvement is essential.

Application Closing Date
3rd November, 2016.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online  



Job Title: Business Development Manager
Abuja, Nigeria

Job Description

  • Save The Children is looking to add a dynamic, organized Business Development Manager who is passionate about being a part of a global team of individuals committed to improving the lives of children in Nigeria.
  • The Business Development Manager works as part of the Program Development and Quality team to assist in proposal development, including coordinating proposal development processes and contributing to proposal writing.

Successful candidates should have:

  • Experience writing reports or proposals for donors, including institutional donors (i.e. government agencies such as DFID, USAID, etc.)
  • Excellent writing skills and a talent for writing concisely and conceptualizing ideas for graphics that convey key information
  • Experience leading or taking part in proposal development for USAID, DFID, other bilaterals, foundations and/or corporations
  • Experience at an INGO and knowledge of some technical areas such as humanitarian assistance, health, nutrition, protection, education, livelihoods or water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with large teams and to communicate clearly

Key Responsibilities

  • Thoroughly review solicitations/calls for funding and summarize key details for relevant individuals
  • Coordinate the overall development process for proposals, including setting timelines for the proposal team, providing relevant templates and guidance, communicating donor requirements, and ensuring collaboration with all relevant units within the Save the Children Nigeria office
  • Collate and integrate inputs from technical experts and staff into a narrative that clearly conveys proposal win themes, and importantly, is compliant with all donor instructions and requirements
  • Help the proposal team to identify and address any gaps in the program design or other pieces of the proposal
  • Collaborate with the proposal team to incorporate the suggestions of proposal reviewers
  • Format and edit proposals and ensure a high quality final products
  • Follow proposal calendar and meet established deadlines


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field required.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years overall experience, with 2 years in writing and/or developing proposals in response to solicitations from donors


  • Exceptional conceptual, analytical, writing, and editing skills, including knack for synthesizing large amounts of information into persuasive, clear language and graphics.


  • Ability to consistently meet multiple deadlines.

Application Closing Date
25th October, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online 



Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

Job Description

  • To assume a technical role in implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation systems for all project activities in Lagos and Cross Rivers States.
  • The post will involve coordination with state teams, and in line with USAID reporting requirements, and with SC guidelines and best practices.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Based on the project proposal, implementation plan, and donor reporting requirements, implement the system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts, which is feasible, practical, and “user friendly”, and will obtain valid and reliable information.
  • Ensure an effective M&E data collection and reporting system with all partners through mentorship, on the job training, site visits and other technical support as needed.  Ensure systems are well understood and properly implemented by all partners.
  • Work with partners and state teams to maintain reporting processes to ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Support the conduct of periodic supportive supervision and Data Quality Assessment visits to state teams, partners, and communities
  • Facilitate the sharing of information obtained with communities, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism.
  • Ensure programming is aligned to targets and indicators contained in project proposal
  • Constantly update State team on activities progress
  • Provide on-going support to partners, and communities to maintain M&E systems; identify skill gaps that can be addressed in subsequent trainings.
  • Analyse information about the programme and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports in ensuring utmost quality
  • Update project database routinely as at when required
  • Support monthly data review meetings in States
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Monitoring & Evaluation Director

Skills & Experience

  • Training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
  • 3 years of direct experience of monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: health, HIV, nutrition and/ or economics.
  • Strong analytical skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to support CSOs across board by building their capacity.
  • Planning skills, including ability to think creatively and set priorities, manage work plans and evaluate progress.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal).
  • The ability to analyse complex data and summarise it for a range of different audiences.
  • Commitment to SC’s mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).
  • Commitment to support cross organisational initiatives.
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
  • Ability to operate within a predominantly administratively self-servicing environment.


  • A degree or a postgraduate level qualification or equivalent in economics or related discipline
  • Experience working with in Systems Strengthening programs to support vulnerable children.
  • Experience of qualitative research techniques
  • Experience in international development

Application Closing Date
25th October, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Kindly state your preferred location clearly in your application

Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator – STEER Project

Job Description

  • As a member of the STEER Team, the Nutrition Coordinator will work under the direction of the Nutrition Advisor in the day-to-day successful implementation of the STEER Project at the States.
  • Overall, the Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for the support and capacity building of the STEER partners including CSOs and the Government counterparts.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the State and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of work plan.
  • Provide technical support to SPRING Project, STEER partners and Government counterparts to implement Nutrition activities and to ensure that agreed targets are met.
  • Responsible for facilitation of trainings, support State level planning and activities for World Breastfeeding week and other nutrition activities as agreed in the annual work plan.
  • Under the Supervision of Nutrition Advisor, manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events, such as trainings
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
  • Compile States level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
  • Develop State level annual, quarterly and monthly work plans as agreed with the line manager.
  • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of STEER technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops.
  • Support the work of consultants in the States as needs arise.
  • Document technical team meetings, partner meetings, conferences, and workshops, so that notes are around to team members not in attendance and to STEER/HQ.
  • Provide support on technical initiatives, including performing literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to technical activities as required.
  • Maintain good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on Nutrition in the States.
  • Represent STEER in States level meetings such as SCFN, working groups, etc.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the STEER COP, including assisting HES Advisor.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; comply strictly to security procedures and other staff policies.

Skills & Experience

  • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
  • Experience in Contemporary Nutrition  interventions
  • Experience working with an international NGO a plus
  • Interest in development issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.


  • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

Application Closing Date
25th October, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Kindly state your prefered location clearly in your application

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