Save the Children Ongoing Recruitment [8 Positions]

Posted on :

17 Nov, 2017

Category :

NGO Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 20 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.

We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children’s mission is to Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Director, Organizational Development/Capacity Building
Primary Purpose

  • The Director of Organizational Development/Capacity Development will provide technical leadership, assistance and management oversight for the future OVC Umbrella Grant OVC Program in Nigeria, funded by PEPFAR.
  • This will include development of global, regional (state), and country-level community and institutional capacity strengthening strategies and plans, technical assistance during implementation, and monitoring and measuring of performance related to community and institutional development indicators.
  • The Director will work closely with the Chief of Party (direct supervisor) and Director of Programs in developing and implementing the  institutional capacity components of the OVC Umbrella Grant Program to ultimately lead for local NGOs to closely collaborate with local government structures to deliver quality OVC programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Play a leadership role in the development of the Program strategies and plans to strengthen the capacity of local and regional partners (local government entities and civil society) to design, implement and evaluate quality OVC programs
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise to guide the development of local civil society organizations (NGOs and CBOS)  and Local Government entities (state level and district level representatives of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare in integrating quality improvement processes in program implementation.
  • Lead the development of organizational assessments of local government entities and NGOs to develop an innovative capacity building plan to lead district and state level GoN entities and  local organizations into becoming “transformative leaders” in OVC programs.
  • Facilitate and develop coaching/mentoring mechanisms and models to facilitate organizational changes resulting in programs to deliver comprehensive coordinated care at community level.
  • Identify gaps in organizational structures (governance, strategic planning, financial systems, management and operations, monitoring and evaluations) and identify best resources available within Nigeria and across countries to address the identified gaps.
  • Provide hands-on technical assistance to field programs in developing and implementing country level community mobilization and institutional strengthening plans in support of Program strategic objectives.
  • Coordinate the development of tools, methods, and materials (e.g., field guides, interactive CD-ROM/videos, bulletins, etc.) needed by field-based programs to plan, implement, and evaluate community and institutional capacity strengthening activities.
  • Develop and apply tools and techniques for monitoring performance and impact related to community and institutional capacity strengthening.
  • Document and disseminate Program capacity strengthening field experience to assist organizational learning and to contribute to the growing organizational development  literature in the field of OVC programs
  • Participate in relevant task forces and committees to further interagency coordination, understanding, and application of organizational capacity strengthening and quality improvement processes in  theory and practice

Background and Experience

  • Background in OVC programs and social sciences – community development, anthropology, psychology, organizational development/management, education, etc.) with a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience living/working in developing countries.
  • Hands-on experience in designing, managing, and supporting the implementation of national program activities related to OVC programs, quality improvement, and community mobilization and institutional capacity building for local government entities and civil society.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance and support to Government (ministries in charge of OVC programs, PVOs, NGOs, and other counterpart organizations engaged in OVC programming in developing countries.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Advanced degree in public health, with expertise in social work, child protection, OVC programs, and HIV/AIDS, and organizational capacity building.
  • State-of-the-art knowledge and skills related to the theory and practice of institutional and community capacity, quality improvement processes especially as it relates to improving quality of OVC programs.
  • Knowledge and skills related to monitoring and evaluation of institutional and community capacity building activities, and familiarity with participatory and qualitative research methods for health in developing countries.
  • English fluency,  facilitation skills, knowledge of adult learning theory and methodology, training skills, and organizational development knowledge and skills.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  13th November, 2017.


Job Title: Technical Director – OVC
: Nigeria
Job Description

  • Save the Children (SC) is seeking an experienced Technical Director – OVC for an anticipated USAID/PEPFAR-funded project providing support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Nigeria.
  • The Technical Director will be responsible for the technical oversight of the project and is specifically responsible for project implementation of evidence-based, high quality, multi-sectoral interventions to strengthen families and communities to care appropriately for children affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • The Technical Director should also ensure strong linkages with other service delivery points, particularly HIV clinical services.
  • S/he will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP) and will advise and support the COP in providing technical direction to project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements.
  • S/he will take a technical leadership role in coordination with the government of Nigeria, local community organizations, and other stakeholders. S/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and state-of-the-art OVC service delivery approaches.
  • The goal of the five-year project is to reduce HIV impact, vulnerability and risk, as well as increase high impact HIV services to improve the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in southern Nigeria.
  • Overall, the project seeks to improve health, nutrition, psycho-social well-being and educational outcomes; and reduced abuse of children affected by HIV.
  • This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.


  • The Technical Director will work closely with the Technical Team to achieve the strategic objectives of the project – focusing on HIV prevention, care and support as well as supporting cross-cutting themes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming, including Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of strategies, interventions and activities that address the holistic needs of vulnerable children, including their health, education, psychosocial well-being, protection and economic strengthening needs.
  • Ensure that project strategies and activities addressing children and adolescents are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally recognized best practices; as well as aligned with Government of Nigeria legislation and policies.
  • Strengthen the linkages between community-based care activities and health facilities providing HIV care and treatment towards ensuring a continuum of care.
  • Promote integration across a range of services for children to take a holistic, family-centered approach to improving their wellbeing.
  • Ensure the project addresses the needs of highly vulnerable sub-groups of children, such as adolescent girls, HIV positive children and children living with disabilities.
  • Provide technical leadership and oversight for high quality implementation of the household economic strengthening components of the project.
  • Facilitate linkages with government safety net programs and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement other economic strengthening initiatives and adhere to country and global standards.
  • Ensure all child-focused strategies are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming.
  • Improve the capacity of implementing CSOs in effective programming for vulnerable children and their families, HIV prevention awareness creation, community mobilization for HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), and improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities.
  • Promote approaches that support integration and maximize country and community-ownership.
  • Coordinate and maintain close liaison with project partners and relevant stakeholders in the focus states
  • Take a leadership role in the development and timely submission of to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
  • Work closely with the MEAL team to deliver project quality benchmarks, baseline, monitoring, evaluation and key lessons learned.
  • Comply with Save the Children’s child protection policies, security procedures and other staff policies.


  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Development Studies or related field.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience implementing OVC programs in a development context, specifically PEPFAR, with five of these years in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Nigeria. During this period s/he should have been involved with socioeconomic services for vulnerable children and or public health project design, implementation, system strengthening, reporting and evaluation, including evaluation of evidence-based economic/livelihood projects for vulnerable groups, such as OVC or graduation programming.
  • Familiarity with current thrusts of PEPFAR programming in Nigeria, especially on OVC and continuum of care for PLHIV
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art experience at a mid- or senior level in at least four of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; quality improvement; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce development; M&E; and operations research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective team work; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.
  • Demonstrated skills in project design, implementation and reporting, preferably for USG funded programs.
  • Experience with monitoring, evaluation, and reporting TB/HIV Care & Treatment activities as well as OVC.
  • Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria OVC programming terrain, HIV Care and Treatment and experience working with Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development and other relevant entities.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills about program activities, outcomes and impact.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills; Working knowledge of Hausa language.
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint a plus.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  20th November, 2017.


Job Title: Consultant – Market Assessment to Inform the Start Up of IGAs for Vulnerable Parents.
: Auno community, Konduga LGA, Borno
Duration: 3 weeks
Line management: M&E Advisor

Save the Children Nigeria is implementing a 12-month project funded by GIZ to address economic barriers faced by vulnerable conflict parents in Borno in accessing basic education for their children. The project is supporting 400 returnees, Internally Displaced People (IDP) and host families in Konduga Local Government Area (LGA) to generate income and meet the cost of education for their children. Through this project, at least 800 children (47% male and 53% female) primary school aged children (6-14 years) will enroll and consistently attend school. The project will also support the selected households to start up viable Income Generating Activities (IGAs), to enable them to continue educating their children beyond the life span of the project. The support package includes both training and equipment to start microenterprises.

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

SC intends to recruit a consultant to conduct a Market Assessment to map the market system and identify market opportunities for the potential IGA products. The study will inform the selection of the identification of the income generating opportunities. All beneficiaries will receive technical, financial and business management training and linked to financial services where possible. After the trainings, the beneficiaries will receive start-up equipment/supplies/materials for their enterprise, as well as funds which they can exchange later for raw materials which they may need to replenish.

The objective of the study is to provide information to the IGA beneficiaries and guide their selection of viable business opportunities. The study will further identify barriers to accessing the opportunities and suggest ways of overcoming them. More specifically, the study will:

  • Provide analysis of the different types of business available currently and those that could be created in the near future, identifying the maturity duration of each type of business.
  • Identify the barriers to accessing IGA opportunities and suggest ways of overcoming them, focusing on key success factors for the different types of businesses and the startup requirements.
  • Identify the key skills needed in the market to guide the training guidelines for the micro enterprise management for the IGA beneficiaries
  • Identify vendors with capacity to provide the required LGA equipment to the beneficiaries.
  • Determine if the existing vendors/retailers/business have the capacity to provide materials/inputs of sufficient quality and quantity to meet the need of the beneficiaries of multi-purpose e-vouchers
  • Identify the existing micro finance institutions/informal credit systems and hire purchase opportunities available in the beneficiaries’ area.
  • Map the local capacities – government, NGOs and private sectors available to support the training and mentoring of the activities; as well as identifying the available skills development centers for young mothers

A detailed methodology should be provided by the consultant showing how the assessment aims and objectives will be met. The consultant should:

  • Define the assessment methodology and develop data collection tools
  • Review of relevant material held by SC, including baseline and household survey reports
  • Collect data on existing business opportunities, taking into account their growth potential
  • Identify constraints/challenges to starting up small businesses and provide recommendations on how to overcome them
  • Assess capacity of a representative sample of retailers and wholesalers in the target beneficiaries’ locations.
  • Meet with key stakeholders in the target area

Deliverables should include the following:

  • An inception report, including: planned timeline and work plan, literature review of all relevant secondary sources, detailed methodology / approach, planned stakeholders to be consulted and sampling framework, data collection and analysis tools, qualitative and quantitative protocols for data collection and analysis
  • Mapping of local suppliers and retailers
  • Definition framework to ensure we have a common understanding of key terms and sectors
  • Any suggested improvements to existing study scope, as outlined in this document
  • Brief presentation of preliminary findings
  • Draft report written in English
  • One (1) electronic file of the clean (final) qualitative and quantitative data collected
  • Final report

Consultant’s fee and proposed mode of payment

  • 30% upon signature of contract and submission of inception report
  • 40% upon submission of draft report
  • 30 % upon submission of final evaluation report.
  • SCI reserves the right to withhold payment if deliverables do not meet the requirements outlined in this Terms of Reference.

Submission and evaluation of proposals
This market assessment will be carried out in Konduga LGA of Borno state. Qualified candidates (on a rolling basis) will be required to submit the following documents on or before close of business on 16th November, 2017:

  • Technical proposal describing how the requirements of the Terms of Reference will be met within the given timeframe (maximum 4 pages)
  • Budget
  • CV(s) of lead evaluator/team
  • 1-2 samples of relevant work

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • How well the requirements laid out in the ToR are met
  • Skills and experience of the evaluator/team
  • Cost effectiveness

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least a Master’s degree, in a relevant discipline
  • Extensive theoretical and practical experience of market assessment methodologies in humanitarian contexts, including rapid market assessment
  • Experience with socio-economic surveys.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the entrepreneurship for households with low levels of education
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
  • 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  16th November, 2017.


Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Director – OVC
 Southern Nigeria
Job Type: Full Time
Job Description

  • Save the Children is seeking an experienced Monitoring & Evaluation Director for an anticipated USAID/PEPFAR-funded project providing support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Nigeria.
  • The Monitoring & Evaluation Director (M&E) will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring plan, evaluation framework and management information system to track delivery against outputs, outcomes and impacts.
  • S/he will lead analysis of data collected for the assessment of progress and improvements.
  • S/he will also guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt and the use of data for programmatic improvement.
  • S/he will support technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the project.
  • This is a leadership role and will serve as a key member of the project team.
  • The goal of the five-year project is to reduce HIV impact, vulnerability and risk, as well as increase high impact HIV services to improve the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in southern Nigeria.
  • Overall, the project seeks to improve health, nutrition, psycho-social well-being and educational outcomes; and reduced abuse of children affected by HIV.
  • This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

Development of Project Monitoring and Evaluation Systems:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the program monitoring plan.
  • Develop a system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impact, which is feasible, practical, and “user friendly”, and will obtain valid and reliable information.
  • Develop the projects Performance Monitoring Plan based on USAID reporting requirements.
  • Ensure that systems developed capture both quantitative and qualitative information to measure results as detailed in the Project’s Results Framework.
  • Ensure an effective rollout of M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed.  Ensure systems are well understood and properly implemented by staff and partners.
  • Develop and train relevant staff and partners on data collection tools, additional program assessments, analytic plans and study protocols as necessary.
  • Ensure that systems developed capture appropriate cost and financial information to enable development and tracking of value for money indicators over the project, including benchmarking information to analyze program effectiveness and cost effective inputs.
  • Ensure that all tools accommodate different levels of expertise and computer literacy, from community groups, to partners, to project staff.
  • Set up and maintain the routine data flow and reporting schedule, providing technical assistance and support to ensure a system for the collection of quality data is maintained and data is used to inform programmatic decisions.
  • Ensure that routine monitoring data is shared with implementation team and partners, and facilitate program learning processes to support evidence-based program adaptation.

Implementation of Project Progress and Quality Monitoring Systems:

  • Working with partners and state teams, ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Conduct periodic supportive supervision and Data Quality Assessment visits to state teams, partners, and communities and ensure results for improvement are shared with all stakeholders in project implementation
  • Ensure that information is shared with communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism.
  • Support Program Management to ensure programming quality is constantly audited and meets/exceeds requirements.
  • Serve as the SCI Nigeria’s project contact person on SIMS and other assessment as may be instituted by USAID
  • Support the management of the SCI Complaint and Response Mechanisms and accountability assessments
  • Coordinate Project Evaluations, Assessments, Operations Research and Other Studies
  • Design and execute program assessments and evaluations to learn from program data.
  • Initiate and lead dissemination of program data to promote data use and establish processes for the routine analysis and use of data for program improvements.
  • Participate in forums to disseminate best practices and lessons learned.

Manage Project Databases:

  • Facilitate trainings on using project/USAID approved databases and software (DHIS2, NOMIS).
  • Monitor roll out and functionality of databases across implementing CSOs.
  • Institute Functional Reporting, Knowledge Management and Learning Platforms
  • Prepare high quality, accurate and timely monthly reports for Save the Children Nigeria, project partners and donors.
  • Design and develop information products to disseminate project progress (Programs Review Presentation, M&E Bulletin)
  • Coordinate monthly project review and learning meetings with consortium partners and CSOs.

M&E Capacity Strengthening:

  • Provide on-going support to state teams, partners, and communities to maintain M&E systems; identify skill gaps to address in subsequent refresher trainings.
  • Ensure regular reviews of the M&E system; make improvements as needed in consultation with managers, staff, and partners.
  • Ensure that the project’s M&E system is integrated with overall M&E systems for the SC Nigeria Country Program.
  • Identify the need for additional technical support to ensure effective program delivery and coordinate support allocation.


  • Advanced Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Public Health, Business, Informatics, International Relations or other relevant discipline.
  • Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management; experience in qualitative research techniques a plus
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience, of which at least three years at a senior level, in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for complex programs in developing countries.  Previous experience on USAID programs and health or social welfare-focused programs preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of PEPFAR MER Indicators, particularly OVC outcomes indicators and PEPFAR 3.0.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g., OVC services, performance against each result area).
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Experience in cost benefit analysis, economic appraisal or other value for money methodologies.
  • Experience designing, implementing and analyzing research protocols, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods and an understanding of the ethical considerations necessary for research.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal); ability to analyze complex data and summarize it for a range of audiences.
  • Experience working within budget constraints.
  • Commitment to SC’s mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities, health, and safety).

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  20th November, 2017.


Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party, OVC
Requisition Num: DEPUT01312
Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description

  • Save the Children (SC) is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID/PEPFAR-funded project providing support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Nigeria.
  • The DCOP will work with Save the Children’s existing country office, and will provide operational leadership to support the direct implementation of program activities.
  • The DCOP will oversee the overall operations and ensure the smooth running of a complex, multi-layered project by managing systems, staff and building capacity that support the results of the project.
  • As the DCOP, s/he is also responsible for supporting the Chief of Party (COP) in the overall management of the project.
  • In collaboration with the COP, s/he will maintain close liaison with USAID, Save the Children offices, various line ministries and partners as needed.
  • Additionally, s/he will coordinate and manage district implementation, grants/finance, operations, and management information functions of the project.
  • S/he will lead the operations, finance and support services project team and be responsible for working with the country office for the financial and grants management, HR, administration, IT, logistics and procurement of the project.
  • The goal of the five-year project is to reduce HIV impact, vulnerability and risk, as well as increase high impact HIV services to improve the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in southern Nigeria.
  • Overall, the project seeks to improve health, nutrition, psycho-social well-being and educational outcomes; and reduced abuse of children affected by HIV.
  • This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.


  • The DCOP will liaise closely with USAID, Government of Nigeria, Save the Children’s Headquarters and Country Office, as well as partner organizations. Key responsibilities include:
  • Assist the COP with annual planning processes, in close collaboration with program teams;
  • In collaboration with the program leadership team and implementing partners, lead the development of, budgeting and management processes ensuring results-oriented, efficient program operations at implementation level, including processes for the periodic review of implementation across districts and facilitate necessary mid-course corrections;
  • Participate in the leadership team meetings and contribute to the program level management decision-making;
  • Along with the COP, ensure appropriate project organizational structures are in place to ensure the most efficient and effective implementation of program activities;
  • In collaboration with the COP, represent the program in appropriate technical and managerial advisory groups with government stakeholders and with USAID;
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise to develop capacity of local civil society organizations (NGOs and CBOS) and local government entities (state level and district level representatives of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare);
  • Directly manage staff included in the operational team including finance, operations, support functions and M&E;
  • Work with the SC country office grants, finance, administration and human resource units to ensure systems are in place for the most effective program implementation with regards to M&E, financial management and compliance with all donor requirements;
  • Adherence to SC operational procedures and guidelines;
  • Act as the Chief of Party during his/her absence;


  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work or related field such as social work, child protection, OVC programs, and HIV/AIDS, and organizational capacity building.
  • Minimum of ten years of field-based experience working on large and complex overseas, multi-partner development programs, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a preference for Nigerian experience.
  • At least five years of experience in designing, managing, and supporting the implementation of national program activities related to OVC programs, quality improvement, and community mobilization and institutional capacity building for local government entities and civil society.
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian terrain (especially south southern Nigeria) and workings of GON at national and sub-national level
  • Demonstrated senior management experience of large scale USAID funded project(s).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies, with specific understanding of PEPFAR 3.0 guidelines.
  • Knowledge and skills related to monitoring and evaluation of institutional and community capacity building activities, and familiarity with participatory and qualitative research methods for health in developing countries.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Nigerian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

Application Deadline  20th November, 2017.


Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party for Programmes – OVC
: Abuja
Job Type: Full-time
Overall Description

  • The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for Programmes will be responsible for the provision of technical leadership and expertise for the anticipated large-scale program focused on Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria.
  • The program will reflect the objectives of the PEPFAR strategy with respect to care and support for orphans and other vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • The program will be responsible for ensuring:
    • Coordinated national response to OVC service provision, monitoring and evaluation
    • Coordination and collaboration with GoN entities at the Federal and State level (Ministry of Women and Social Affairs, National Agency for the Control of AIDS , Ministry of Health ) and other implementing partners; and
    • Support districts to implement and monitor OVC support including issues of quality, coverage, and improvements in well being of children.
  • S/he will develop technical strategies and will oversee and guide the implementation of program activities across the all target geographic areas and will provide expert technical guidance related to the mitigation of the impact of HIV/AIDS on children, family and communities in Nigeria.
  • The DCOP will be responsible for technical quality assurance, so that the project is in line with and advances the state of the art and achieves the program objectives and expected results; and will lead and oversee monitoring and evaluation of the project.
  • S/he will represent the program in related technical fora and will provide overall coordination of technical capacity building of government and civil society partners.
  • The DCOP will have sufficient experience to serve as the Chief of Party during absences of the incumbent.
  • S/he will maintain close liaison with USAID, Save the Children offices, and partners as needed and will work with the COP to ensure the timely submission of all deliverables to USAID, including annual work plans and performance monitoring plans.
  • This is a senior leadership role and will serve as a key member of the project team; the DCOP will report directly to the COP.
  • The DCOP will coordinate and maintain close liaison with project partners and with relevant stakeholders.


  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or a related professional advanced degree
  • At least ten years of experience in public health, including at least four years of experience in multi-sectoral care and support for OVC and persons living with HIV/AIDS
  • At least seven years of experience in a field-based management position for a complex, multi-sectoral, public health and/or international development USAID/PEFPAR project, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa in general. Specific experience in Nigeria desirable.
  • The ability to manage a program of similar magnitude and complexity; work collaboratively across technical disciplines
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of current good practices in OVC programming.
  • Strong communication skills – both verbally and in writing, with proficiency in English
  • Proven expertise in developing and implementing effective partnerships with private sector entities
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing and monitoring capacity strengthening approaches for government and civil society partners
  • Proven experience mentoring and strengthening technical skills of staff.
  • Proven ability in promoting and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations
  • The ability to travel extensively to locations within/outside Nigeria as required.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: 20th November, 2017.


Job Title: Director of Finance
Role Purpose

  • As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in NIGERIA, the Director of Finance shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office (CO).
  • The Director of Finance in his/her capacity is responsible for finance administration, fiscal management, grant management, and financial and grant reporting, in both emergency and development programming contexts.

Scope of Work

  • Direct Reports to: Country Director
  • Matrix Reports to: Regional Finance Director
  • Dimensions:  Save the Children currently operates in 10 field bases (Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Zamfara, Jigawa, Cross River, Lagos, Gombe and Borno). SC Nigeria has over 400 staff with a team of 19 finance staff. SC Nigeria currently has about 20 active awards. 2017 active grants amount to approx. $50M.
  • Staff directly/matrix reporting to this post: Senior Finance Manager, Finance Manager (X3).

Key Areas Of Accountability
As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to:

  • Leadership of the NIGERIA Country Office
  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our full spectrum values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and donors
  • Help design and implement a coherent organizational structure that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to programme needs
  • Help establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with: host government authorities, partner agencies including humanitarian and development donors, and local and international NGOs
  • Ensure NIGERIA Country Office complies with all Save the Children essential Standards and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ensure that all required support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the rules and principles during emergencies, working closely with the Regional Office

Planning and Budgeting:

  • Assist the Country  Director (CD) in the management /administration of the Country Office resources and its sub-offices including (a) the formulation of country work program and resource allocation, (b) providing effective support and guidance to the Senior Management Team and other key program staff during planning and allocation exercises; (c) monitoring implementation of donor agreements and resource utilization. Highlight variances, provide analyses and recommend resolution or reallocation of resources
  • Work along with the Director of Program Operations, Business development unit and the Director of Programme Design & Quality in developing plans to meet funding and programming needs. This includes diversification of funding resources
  • Identify and effectively manage all key risks, especially financial, related to delivering the Country Office program.  Develop mitigation plans at proposal stage
  • Ensure correct level of budget authority exists within Country Office
  • Manage financial aspects of budget development for new proposals
  • Ensure appropriate and adequate emergency finance and grants procedures are detailed in the Country Office Emergency Preparedness Plan in order to enable rapid scale up
  • Ensure budget holders understand their responsibilities (e.g., through training)
  • Ensure sub-offices receive adequate support to operate efficient accounting systems, including timely receipt of monthly budget variance analysis by budget holders, timely answers to queries and scheduling tasks and deadlines
  • Work with the Director of HR/Support Services to establish equitable staff compensation policies and practices within the approved budget and donor requirements
  • Work with the SMT and the Director HR/Support Services design and implement a coherent organisational structure that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to approved budget and program needs

Financial Accounting, Reporting, and Control:

  • Manage the Country Office financial systems and provide the SMT and all budget holders a monthly update on the budget variance analysis
  • Ensure with the Director of Program Operations and the Director of HR/Support Services that systems are in place for the control of all assets, funds, equipment, property, and facilities; submit timely financial reports to centre, Regional Office and donors as required
  • Ensure that effective systems are put in place, and regularly reviewed, to allow adequate financial management and control including:
  • Annual accounts and tax statement preparation;
  • Accounting and management information systems;
  • Cash and cash flow management and control in particular gain/losses on currency exchange;
  • Financial procedures during emergency responses, including meeting all relevant responsibilities in the Rules and Principles for Emergency Response;
  • Expenditure procedures, especially around procurement;
  • Documentation of all controls and procedures;
  • Finance training for staff in the field and partners as necessary;
  • Availability of funds for sub-offices and the Country Office
  • Monitor accurate and timely submission of financial reports and attachments to members, donors and government regulatory agencies
  • Ensure quarterly effort reporting is prepared with major variances discussed with Regional Office and centre
  • Coordinate submission of control reports, respond to findings and recommend resolutions or action plans
  • Lead and participate in the development of finance policies and procedures to be able to maintain a well-financially controlled environment in both development and emergency contexts
  • Coordinate and assist CD during any internal or external audits
  • Ensure monthly financial reviews (MFRs) are prepared, reviewed with SMT, and submitted to Regional Office regularly

Award Management:

  • Monitor completion of financial reports for awards/contracts. Ensure proper accounting and closing of books upon receipt of completed reports and documents from various sub-offices
  • Coordinate the release of donor fund summaries from the members to ensure accurate and systematic accounting of grant transactions
  • Provide guidance to finance and non-finance staff and coordinate efforts to ensure compliance with donor requirements
  • Work with budget holders to estimate funds request on a timely basis to ensure resources are in place for carrying project activities
  • Ensure Country Office treasury operations are adequately managed
  • Ensure timely and accurate information is provided through Award Management systems
  • Oversee and monitor sub grantees/ grants as required per SC policies and procedures
  • Develop sub-grantees through training and capacity building
  • Ensure that donor financial reports and additive reports align

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development – Finance:

  • Ensure appropriate staffing within finance
  • Ensure that all staff understand and are able to perform their role in an emergency
  • Manage finance team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly
  • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff incorporates staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process.  Establish result based system and follow up
  • Ensure adequate segregation of finance duty within Country Office Manage the performance of all staff in the finance work area through:
  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ work plans

Qualifications And Experience

  • Recommended a minimum of 5 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, of which three at a management level within the finance department of a national or international organization
  • Experience with recent experience working in an emergency context
  • CPA or equivalent degree (CA, ACMA, ACCA) strongly recommended
  • Excellent understanding of business and financial planning including strategic modelling
  • Excellent analytical skills – the ability to analyse complex financial data and design and produce effective management information
  • Excellent experience of budgeting and budget management
  • Excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to contribute to strategic decisions
  • Excellent experience of computerised accounts packages, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience of general administration work
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to build a small, proactive team, motivating staff and working collaboratively with colleagues and providing support and advice as necessary
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • A full appreciation of the value of co-operation, both internationally and within a team environment
  • Understanding of Save the Children’s vision and mission and a commitment to its objectives and values
  • Written and verbal fluency in  English and in French

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  24th November, 2017.


Job Title: Consultant – Formative Research on Sanitation Value Chain Demand and Supply for Ilaje Community, Bariga Local Council Development Area
: Lagos
Project Background

  • At community levels, Save the Children has sound experience of working with community structures and building relationship between them and health facilities. Through the Stop Diarrhoea Initiative (SDI), Save the Children in partnership with the Lagos State Government and Reckitt Benckiser (RB), aim to fully implement the WHO/UNICEF 7-point plan as a Signature Programme in Shomolu Local Government Area (LGA).
  • This four-year programme will contribute to Save the Children and RB’s global ambition of removing Diarrhoea as a top five leading cause of death amongst children by 2020. The Stop Diarrhoea Initiative (SDI) focuses on the treatment and prevention of Diarrhoea in the targeted communities.
  • The aim is to contribute to at least 50% reduction in the prevalence of Diarrhoea. The core programme elements include child health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), advocacy, community capacity building/participation, service delivery and partnership.

Background Information
An effective Sanitation improvement intervention requires action around capture, storage, transport, treatment, and reuse or disposal of fecal matter to achieve total sanitation. Each of these segment of the sanitation value chain has posed serious challenge in overcoming by poor countries globally. A well-crafted design should start by mapping the critical sanitation pathways along which the total production of fecal material flows from creation to final disposal and/or reuse (treated or untreated)

The year 2 Household survey report indicates that 95 percent of respondents claim to have access to improved sanitation which usually means groups of households in a compound, sharing the same facility. According to WHO standard, access to improved sanitation connotes a single household having access to a facility they are not sharing with another household.

However, for the purpose of practicality, context and peculiarity, WASH Development agencies and practitioners view shared facilities as a denominator for access, which will continue be the benchmark for minimum acceptable standard in the years to come, as governments’ make effort to improve the socio-economic and infrastructural environment of many poor countries. In Ilaje, the issue of access to a facility may not be the gap generating the increased risk to diarrhoea prevalence and incidence. Fecal matter safe containment and transportation challenges analysis could throw more light on specific areas to work on. Environmental factors such as flooding and high water table as is the case with the target area will tend to worsen the situation.

Communities with same socioeconomic indices as Ilaje have majority of the housing units serviced by on-site sanitation systems or badly constructed toilet, in worst case scenario no toilet at all and hence the “ flying toilet”. Years of facility decay, overcrowding, poor road network, constrained space and unplanned habitation are factors worsening fecal sludge discharge in the environment around the communities.

The SDI Project is seeking to engage a competent consultant to conduct a market research of value chain demand and supply factors with a view to answering key questions like:

  • Current sanitation and hygiene practices,
  • The factors that influence them
  • The types of sanitation products and services needed.

It is expected that the consultant, in the process of carrying out the task, would map household sanitation storage facilities, assess service level of pit emptying and evacuation service provision, and assess human resource and technical know how availability. He/she is also expected to assess existing low cost latrines technologies and identify new latrine options to be used by the targeted communities under SDI project.

Purpose of the Research

  • The purpose of this research is to provide evidence that will help determine affordable services/product and business model that would reduce faecal matter discharge to the immediate environment in the community.
  • The aim is to support likely design and roll out of a low cost sanitation product that meets the 4 Ps or marketing mix (Product, Price, Place and Promotion) within a potential sanitation marketing pilot in Ilaje slum.
  • The essence is to improve community wide sanitation and hygiene behaviour which are key elements of the 7 Point plan for the prevention of diarrhoea and hence contributing to Output 1.2 of the SDI project.


  • Community Led Total Sanitation intervention in the community aimed to galvanize communities to take action towards achieving Open defecation free status.
  • However, achieving long term sustainable solutions require broad based intervention on key parts of the sanitation value chain.
  • Sanitation marketing combines social and commercial marketing strategies to deliver affordable improved sanitation products and services to customers.
  • Any sanitation marketing programme has a 7 step process which include:
    • Assessment and Planning,
    • Market Research,
    • Product Design,
    • Test Supply-side Strategy,
    • Test Demand Creation Strategy,
    • Sanitation marketing Program Implementation and
    • Monitoring.
  • If implemented, sanitation marketing will enhance improved sanitation uptake in the community and subsequently contribute to the prevention of diarrheal diseases.

Target Coverage:

  • Though the research and potential activation of sanitation marketing is targeted at Ilaje Community in Bariga LCDA, lessons and experience gained will support sanitation access delivery in other parts of the state with the same socio-economic indices with Ilaje

Scope of Work
The scope of study for this research will broadly include:

  • Design the study by drafting and finalizing a sound research protocol.
  • Draft research instruments and revise based on SDI Leads comments
  • Pre-test the instruments, sharing and documenting findings.
  • Implement and supervise data collection activities in Ilaje to ensure timing is respected and quality standards are met.
  • Capture and code data, using agreed upon quality control measures.
  • Analyze data, preparing agreed upon tables and analyses.
  • Summarize top line findings and present to client and relevant partners and stakeholders (minimum 1 presentation).
  • Draft final report and finalize based on client’s comments, meeting international quality standards to enable extensive distribution (up to 3 iterations).

Research Methodology:

  • The research methodology (protocol) for the study will be developed by the selected consultant and submitted for review during the inception phase of this work.
  • The study will adopt both qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies, including focus group discussions and household interviews.
  • The chosen methodologies should be appropriate for urban areas as well as for literate and non-literate low-income populations taking in to account sanitation and hygiene practices-often culturally sensitive topic in the community of focus.

Key Deliverables and Outputs of this Research

  • A detailed technical and financial proposal including implementation work plan
  • An inception report, including a final methodology and data collection tools to be reviewed and approved by Save the Children before start of field work.
  • A draft report presenting the research findings consistent with the study ToR to be reviewed and signed off by Save the Children
  • Conduct a research findings dissemination workshop/meeting of key stakeholders
  • Clean and fully referenced electronic data sets for the quantitative position in an agreed format with copies of the original data collection forms.
  • All outputs will be presented in both electronic form and paper copies.

Duration of Research:

  • This activity is expected to be completed within 4 weeks from the date the contract is signed. It is expected that this work will commence from the first week of October 2017.

Management and Logistical Support:

  • The consultant will report to the WASH team in coordination with other technical leads.
  • Depending on the terms of the final contract, the consultant is expected to make necessary arrangement for his/her as needed.
  • The Consultant is expected to have or arrange for all the logistical means required to carry out the survey.

Key reference materials to be reviewed by the consultant during inception phase:

  • Stop Diarrhoea Initiative project proposal
  • Stop Diarrhoea Initiative baseline report and KAP survey
  • The consultant should also be able to carry out his/her own individual on-line research and browsing on the topics under research.

Educational Background, Skills and Competencies required of refer firm/institution

  • Proven experience in WASH programming, policy development, stakeholder’s issues and priorities within the context of WASH access and quality in Sub-Saharan Africa countries.
  • Ph.D in Public Health, Development, Engineering, Environmental Sciences or any other related field.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research including community based participatory approaches.
  • Strong understanding of Lagos state government and community contexts
  • At least 10 to 15 years field experience in previous work related to survey or operation research.
  • Demonstrable and practical ability indicating good experience in household survey through previous work in rural communities.
  • Experience in quantitative and contemporary statistical packages.
  • Experience of conducting research in the area of public health and / or water and sanitation;
  • Child safeguarding and Ethical considerations regarding data collection, including confidentiality must be clearly highlighted in the methodology. Planning should take into consideration Ethical Checking Requirements in country.

Interested and qualified candidates/firms should:
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Application Deadline  17th November, 2017.


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