Save the Children New Jobs In Nigeria [6 Positions]

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1 Feb, 2018

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NGO Jobs in Nigeria

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 suitably qualified candidates to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Hygiene Promoter
Location
: Borno
Slot: 2
The Role

  • Under the direct supervision of the Hygiene Promotion Officer (WASH Officer), the incumbent will be required to work as a member of the WASH unit towards the improvement of hygiene promotion and community mobilization activities effectiveness, particularly as part of the WASH intervention, to safeguard and improve the public health of the affected population by promoting safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services; ensuring appropriate targeted community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities and sensitization.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of English, Hausa, Kanuri and other local languages
  • Good knowledge of participatory approaches for behavior change (PHAST/SARAR, CHAST, CLTS)
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to write clear reports

Education:

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • At least 2 years experiences in hygiene promotion in community-based program

Desirable:

  • Work experience in Borno State.

 

Job Title: WASH Assistant
Location: 
Borno
Job Type: Full Time
The Role

  • Under the direct supervision of the WASH Coordinator, the WASH Assistant is responsible to provide support to WASH team in compilation and documentation of evidence for WASH activities.
  • The post hold will also support collection and management of primary and secondary data for the WASH sector.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Strong Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel and power point)
  • Excellent report writing, communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in hardship areas
  • Willingness to travel outside work stations
  • Experience from working with water and sanitation projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Ability to write clear reports
  • Education: Secondary/High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least 2 years experiences in construction/rehabilitation of water point and latrines.

Desirable:

  • Work experience in Borno State
  • Hard working and self-motivated.

 

Job Title: WASH Officer – Hygiene Promotion
Location: 
Borno
The Role

  • The post holder will be responsible for implementation of all the hygiene promotions activities in Borno State.
  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will closely work with the Community Mobilization team of SCI, Health Facility Staff, Community Organization, Water User committees and Volunteers to ensure coordinated and effective implementation of hygiene promotion activities.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Education in water, sanitation and hygiene, sociology, anthropology, or a related subject, or equivalent field experience
  • At least 2 to 3 years experiences in hygiene promotion
  • Previous experience of working in community based WASH programs
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability in a WASH context
  • Experience of organizing and conducting training and meetings
  • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of English, Hausa, Kanuri and other local languages
  • Ability to write clear reports
  • Good knowledge of participatory approaches for behavior change (PHAST/SARAR, CHAST, CLTS)
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of Save the Children systems and ways of working
  • Work experience in Borno State

 

Job Title: WASH Technician
Location:
 Borno
The Role

  • Under the direct supervision of the WASH officer, the WASH Technician is responsible to organize and follow-up the construction/ rehabilitation/fixing or other related activities in targeted communities.
  • The post is specifically oriented towards the WASH emergency response in the context of humanitarian crisis with IDPs and other vulnerable communities.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Experience from working with water and sanitation projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Knowledge of general building maintenance including, masonry plumbing, carpentry, painting, etc.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience in dealing with local contractors
  • Ability to write clear reports
  • Education: Secondary/High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least 2 years experiences in construction/rehabilitation of water point and latrines

Desirable:

  • Work experience in Borno State
  • Hard working and self-motivated
  • Technical knowledge on water quality control and management

 

Job Title: Humanitarian Response Team Leader
Location: Borno
Job Type: Full-time
Role Purpose

  • The Humanitarian Response Team Leader will generally be deployed to manage a Category 1 or 2 response, and to provide response oversight and strategic direction to the country programme in collaboration with the Country Director and the Director for Humanitarian Programme.
  • The Humanitarian Response Team Leader is responsible for identifying needs and resources and elaborating programmatic, operational, strategic and leadership recommendations for the emergency response in line with Save the Children’s local, national and global priorities.
  • The post-holder will develop and manage programmes or country support functions and negotiate and network at the State, national and international level.
  • They will ensure that all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies are in place.
  • The post holder will play a leading role in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children emergency programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children.
  • The response is focused on the Northeast part of Nigeria which is experience a massive humanitarian crisis due to the insurgency and counter-insurgency operations.
  • The Save the Children humanitarian response in the northeast focuses on sectors like: FSL, nutrition, education, WASH and child protection.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Assume overall oversight of the regional, Category 2 emergency response in northeast Nigeria, in collaboration with the Director for Humanitarian Programme, the Country Director and other relevant CO SMT members.
  • Ensuring strict compliance of programme activities with Save the Children national and global policies and procedures and with relevant donor regulations and agreements, SPHERE guidelines and the NGO code of conduct.
  • In coordination with the Director for Humanitarian Programme, lead on the State level strategic planning for the humanitarian response to ensure an effective emergency response in all of its phases of delivery.
  • In collaboration with the Director for Humanitarian Programme, have oversight over the development of relevant master budgets, aligned with the Response Strategy objectives, for the duration of the response and for multiple sites and multiple sectors where appropriate.
  • S/he will take overall leadership on the implementation of the Response relevant national level budgets, while keeping relevant stakeholders informed and ensuring any corrective actions are taken where required.
  • In coordination with the Deputy Team Leader- Programme and other relevant (E)SMT level members from both the Field and CO teams, s/he will ensure the preparation of a timely programme delivery and submitting the donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SCI requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Submit weekly field reports to the Director of Humanitarian Programme.
  • Ensuring that the relevant project monitoring plans and systems for identifying and tracking the indicators and develop processes/procedures and forms to support monitoring and inform learning are established and implemented.
  • Ensure optimal safety and security management procedures and practices are in place for the emergency response programme and continually monitor the safety and security situation, adapting staff safety and security procedures accordingly in collaboration and cooperation with the Borno based Safety and Security Coordinator and the Country Security Manager.
  • Oversee effective functioning of logistics systems to procure, store and distribute stock, supplies and services for the timely delivery of project objectives at national level.
  • Ensure strong accountability to beneficiaries.
  • Plan, identify and resource appropriate and effective structure & staffing needs for entire response; In liaison with the Director for Humanitarian Programme and the HR Director ensuring that personnel policies are in accordance with national laws).
  • Oversee the development & implementation of staff well-being (policy) and ensure appropriate staff well-being and R&R policy and processes in place.

Capacity Building:

  • Ensure that capacity building plans and performance management systems are in place to develop the requisite competencies in staff to ensure ongoing sustainability and quality of response.
  • Coach and mentor international staff and national level counterparts and link in to wider organisational talent development mechanisms.
  • Work closely with the Deputy Team Leader – Programmes on identify staff and partner capacity building gaps, needs and draw plans to provide relevant capacity building.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Represent Save the Children’s emergency response on a national, regional and international level to donors, the media and members of the humanitarian community.
  • Help shape broader sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed.
  • Regularly undertake high level representation and advocacy with Government partners and officials as well as donor representatives. Establish systems for communication with local Government partners, relevant line departments and community representations in the project area(s).
  • Lead on organisational level operational practice, innovation and learning in consultation with Humanitarian team.
  • Ensure SCI response review framework is implemented and lessons learnt / recommendations followed up.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Extensive experience (5 years +) with an iNGO of working within a senior management role and within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state setting; and/or extensive experience of setting up responses in out of area contexts.
  • Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale/complex, first or second phase emergency response is essential.
  • Proven understanding of the complexities of humanitarian action within a civil conflict setting (humanitarian principles; do no harm; protection of civilians; IHL and other legal frameworks that apply).
  • Degree or equivalent field experience.
  • Senior management experience of leading a diverse, multi-function and/or multi-sector team at a Country Director or other relevant SMT level.
  • Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID and OFDA) of USD 5m+ in a first phase response at regional or country level.
  • Multi-site security management in insecure environments.
  • Experience of international level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other iNGOs/UN, local civil society and government stakeholders (HCT, Cluster or Working Group meetings, community engagement etc).
  • Experience of international media representation and advocacy.
  • Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability systems in large complex programmes.
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors.
  • 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 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:

  • Previous experience with Save the Children in a humanitarian response programme.
  • Previous experience in northeast Nigeria or the Lake Chad Basin.
  • Knowledge of Hausa or Kanuri.

Core Behaviours
Leading and Inspiring Others:

  • Demonstrates leadership in all our work, embodies our values, and articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve our goals for children.
  • Level required: Accomplished

Problem Solving and Decision-Making:

  • Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation.
  • Level required: Accomplished

Networking:

  • Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save the Children.
  • Level required: Accomplished

 

Job Title: Humanitarian Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Adviser
Location:
 Borno
Role Purpose

  • The CPiE Officer will generally be deployed to the field as the lead technical Adviser in a small or medium-sized emergency The overall aim of the Child Protection Adviser will be to assess, design and guide staff to initiate interventions to address violations of children’s rights to protection from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect.
  • The post holder is responsible for ensuring that quality programmes are initiated and capacities developed to provide these kinds of protection to children in a range of Save the Children’s emergency responses world-wide.
  • The post holder will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, programme design , implementation, capacity building of Officers, stakeholders and local partners setting up child protection department, and master budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Lead on 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 and/or the Child Protection Working Group or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a disaggregated analysis of children’s needs.
  • Working with the Child Protection Manager to develop child protection response plans and  budgets.  Initiate programming in the following areas as appropriate:
    • Support in the establishment of community child protection systems
    • Support to the psychosocial (physical, social, emotional) wellbeing of children and their families. By anchoring the establishment of safe spaces for children affected communities
    • Build capacity of community in Emergency family tracing interventions and alternative  options for unaccompanied and separated children.
    • Support communities in the prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and gender-based violence (GBV)
    • 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
    • Integration of child protection in to other core sectors
  • Working closely with senior staff, support fundraising for child protection, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors’ technical advisers.
  • Support the child protection manager in the Prepare and ovepreparing and overseeing  programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Prepare timely programme and donor reports on child protection project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Working closely with the HR team, identify child protection staffing needs (both national and international) for emergency programmes, and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Identify child protection programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Ensure comprehensive  community case management systems are in place to support UASC and at risk children
  • Provide supervision and monitor quality of child protection activities implemented on field
  • Ensure coordination of case management and CPIMS database activities for quality reporting
  • Ensure confidentiality and do no harm is integrated into programming
  • Working closely with the Accountability lead put in place accountability activities for child protection, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings, the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
  • Building capacity of CP assistants.
  • Build capacities of Government and Ministries
  • Build capacity of local partners
  • Build capacity of other core sectors for fluid integration.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government.
  • Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • In collaboration with senior programme staff, assist in child protection advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
  • In collaboration with SC Child Protection colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global child protection advocacy objectives.
  • Identify opportunities and material to contribute to communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when 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.
  • Deliver high quality results and development effective relationships with country programme staff which enhances the reputation of Save the Children.

Scope of Role

  • The CPiE Program Manager will be responsible for developing and overseeing the CPiE Programme implementation of the humanitarian response. The position is based in Maiduguri, Borno state.
  • Reports to:  Deputy Team Leader- Programme Development and Quality
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Budget Responsibilities: None

  • Dimensions: S/he is expected to work closely with the Child Protection team, the Health and Education Programme Managers, the Logistics, Finance, Awards, Human Resource Managers, the MEAL team and his/her team.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • 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

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:

  • 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

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

Qualifications and Experience
Required:

  • Significant management experience (of at least 5 years) working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states
  • Education to BSc/BA/BEng/MSc/MA/MEng level in Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience.
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in child protection in the given context to inform a holistic response for children.
  • Good knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, such as the Inter-agency Guidelines on Separated and Unaccompanied Children, the Paris Principles, MRM, SC Child Friendly Spaces Handbook, and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
  • Previous experience of managing a team and of project management
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating child protection programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts
  • Ability to work both in an Advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection.
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • 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 and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of SC , and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct. In particular, a good understanding of the SC  mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

Desirable:

  • Fluent language skills in English
  • Good working knowledge of the Inter-Agency Child Protection Information Management System
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Specific experience of managing DFID, OFDA, ECHO and other major projects
  • Specific experience of working in inter – agency projects

Other:

  • Significant other duties as assigned by the Deputy Team Leader- Programme Development and Quality
  • Contribute as requested to implementation of norms and procedures of child safeguarding policy;
  • Ensure that Save the Children Child Protection and Safeguarding policies are understood, implemented and monitored and that it is integrated into all aspects of the response work
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Support a positive and productive work environment.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  7th February, 2018.

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