Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.
In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states – Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna – focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children. We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Driver
Job ID: 19000095
Location: Akwa Ibom
Employee Status: Permanent
Contract Length: 11 months.
Child Safeguarding: (select only one)
- 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.
- The driver is responsible for the safe driving of Save the Children International 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 SCI policies and procedures.
Scope of Role:
- Reports to: Fleet Officer
- Staff directly reporting to this post:
Key Areas of Accountability
- 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:
- In the event of a medical emergency lifts may be given on prior approval of the programme manager – see passenger policy for details.
- 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 International 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 International may give lifts to agency and Governmental staff on occasion for the benefit of the programme – see passenger policy for details.
- SCI reserves the right to refuse entry to a vehicle any staff member without identification documents or who cannot be identified by SCI staff.
- 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.
- 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 SCI visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.
- Follow and abide by the traffic rules, SCI 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
Behaviours (Values in Practice)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks.
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.
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
Skills & Experience:
- 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 SCI 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.
- 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.
- 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
- The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
- 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: 31st March, 2019.
Job Title: Media Manager
Job ID: 190000OG
Employee Status: Fixed Term
- The Media Manager role is an exciting new position at Save the Children Nigeria aimed at candidates with prior experience of leading media outreach for an international organisation.
- The post-holder will manage Save the Children’s media work in Nigeria, harnessing the power of national and international media to help us to achieve our advocacy, campaign, branding, programmatic and fundraising goals. Equally important will be raising awareness of humanitarian crises affecting children.
- The Media Manager will be a key part of the new Advocacy and Campaign Department and will report to the Director of Advocacy and Campaign. The post-holder will also liaise, as necessary, with the Country Director and the Regional Media Manager for West and Central Africa. In humanitarian settings, the Media Manager will work closely with the Humanitarian Programmes Director. The Media Manager will supervise Social Media and Communication Officer; Information and Communications Coordinator; Volunteers and Intern/s. The Media Manager will be a member of Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT).
- The primary task, carried-out under the guidance of the Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, will be to develop a new national media strategy with a focus on our campaign, advocacy, programmatic, and humanitarian work. The day-to-day roles of the Media Manager will include handling media enquiries, drafting comments and media releases, developing and maintaining a network of key media contacts, hosting media visits to field programmes and acting as a focal point for media requests from Save the Children offices around the world. The post-holder will support the function of risk mitigation, in cooperation with senior management and advocacy colleagues, and proactively spot opportunities for brand development.
- Develop and implement a new media strategy aligned to Save the Children’s national, regional and global advocacy, campaign and humanitarian priorities.
- Act as a focal point for media requests from Save the Children member organisations around the world, working closely with the Regional Media Manager for West and Central Africa and Save the Children International’s Global Media Unit.
- Work closely with the heads of thematic areas to develop key messages and promote programmatic goals in the media.
- Draft newsworthy media releases aligned to advocacy, campaigns and humanitarian priorities, and reactive statements as necessary.
- Develop core materials including Q&A, key messages, case studies, blogs, and talking points.
- Build and maintain relationships with key national and international journalists and media outlets.
- Arrange media briefings and act as a spokesperson when required.
- Coach and brief colleagues ahead of media interviews and build the communications capacity of staff in the Country Office for effective media engagement.
- Undertake effective media monitoring for the Country Office and maintain an up to date media database.
- Stay up to date on developments on media tools and trends, including social media, and train colleagues on these as needed.
- Work internally with social media, humanitarian communications and programmatic teams to ensure consistent messaging.
- Work to ensure maximum visibility of the Every Last Child Campaign, Girls Education Campaign and Centenary Commitment in the media in line with campaign objectives.
- Support CO internal communications, including producing newsletters and other materials, as appropriate.
- Facilitate national and international media visits showcasing issues relevant to advocacy, campaigns and humanitarian priorities, including to the North East when appropriate.
- Assist in the preparation of crisis communications plans, including risk mitigation strategies around sensitive issues affecting children, and recognise red lines for messaging.
- Plan, commission and carry out the collection of multimedia content for Save the Children media teams around the world as well as national and international media outlets.
- Ensure proper sign off of all media materials by the Country Director, and the Global / Regional Media Unit where appropriate.
- Does content management of the SCI Nigeria website and all social media channels.
- Support Social Media, Information and Communications Officer/Coordinator and Intern/s to enhance and maintain the quality and consistency of internal and external communications.
Qualifications & Experience
- Minimum three years of experience working as a media specialist for an international organisation.
- University qualification in Journalism, Public Relations, Media and Mass Communication or a related field with Masters and Bachelor Degree level study completed.
- Experience in using media as a tool for advocacy, campaign and/or humanitarian needs.
- Experience in people management, strategic planning and networking in the media and communications sector.
- Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing strategic and impactful media strategies.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate complex issues in a compelling way for a variety of audiences.
- An excellent understanding of the Nigerian media environment and a first-rate network of media contacts in Nigeria.
- Ability to identify key influencers and media targets, network and build relationships.
- An innate ‘news’ sense and a proven ability to produce crisp, punchy media copy to tight deadlines.
- Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, power point and pdf.
The Media Manager is also expected to:
- Have extensive understanding of global communications, media relations and new media.
- Have a professional understanding of commissioning and gathering multimedia content such as film, and photography.
- Show enthusiasm for and commitment to Save the Children’s values and mission.
- Have the capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment.
- Experience of working with international media outlets and/or working as a journalist would be a considerable advantage.
- Fluent and nuanced written and verbal skills in local languages, particularly Hausa.
- A strong understanding of NGO policy/ advocacy work in the context of development, and considerable experience working through the media on advocacy and campaigns.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline: 1st April, 2019.