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Save the Children Nigeria Job Recruitment 2021 & How to Apply

Save the Children Nigeria Job Recruitment 2021 & How to Apply: Save the Children Nigeria, the leading independent organization for children in need, is recruiting qualified candidates to fill the following positions listed below.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

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Save the Children Nigeria Job Recruitment 2021.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager at Save the Children Nigeria

Job Title: Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager (Be Protected)

Job No.: 210000IX
Location: Abuja
Contract: Fixed, Local Hire
Employee Status: Permanent
Grade: 3
Reports to:  Director of Advocacy and Campaign
Dotted Line Reports: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara Advocacy and Campaign Coordinators
Department: Advocacy, Campaign, Media and Communication

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.
  • As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis. The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Scope and Role Purpose:

  • This role will manage, coordinate and mobilize advocacy, campaign and policy engagements for all projects and programs related to “Be Protected”, one of the three SCI breakthroughs, through collaborating and closely working with the other two breakthrough leads, Child Protection Advisor, Child Safeguarding Advisor, Media and Communication Manager, Deputy Director/s of Program Operations, Project Managers, Field Managers, and Team Leaders – ensuring that there is an effective and coordinated team spearheading SCI Nigeria’s influence towards an accelerated positive change for all children, specially the girls, to have their rights being respected, protected, fulfilled and their voices are amplified.
  • S/he will work closely with the Child Protection Advisor and Chief of Parties at states on the implementation of the advocacy, campaign, policy, social mobilization and communication strategies on Child Protection. S/he will work with the new business development unit to mobilize resources for advocacy, campaign and policy engagement components of all child protection related projects for maximum impact on children.
  • S/he will ensure during proposal development that sustainability of the projects are well articulated and the project implementation are directed using both National and Subnational advocacy strategies as appropriate.
  • S/he will also be expected to contribute to the design, review and implementation of wider SCI Nigeria Advocacy, Campaign, Media and Communication Strategy and the Country Strategic Plan (CSP).
  • S/he will coordinate and oversee monthly, quarterly and annual advocacy reports that feeds into RO and donors report. S/he will work closely with CO and FO based Advocacy and Campaign teams to develop relevant materials, such as but not limited to policy briefs/briefing messages, concept notes, guidelines and undertake actions to create enabling environment and promote increasing government commitment and action on child rights and protection.
  • S/he will lead on child rights and protection policy research, analysis and support the design and implementation of the programme within the right based programming approach. S/he will be responsible for leading on the development and delivery of Advocacy, Campaign and Public Financing Strategy for Child Protection/Be Protected.
  • Generally, s/he owns “Be the Voice” part of the Theory of Change for all “Be Protected”/child protection related Strategic Goals in the Country Strategic Plan (CSP). In addition, s/he shall provide technical support, capacity building and technical oversight to FOs advocacy, campaign and policy engagement on child protection/Be Protected; networking and partnership building at national level; and shall promote Every Last Child Campaign/SWOC and GEC across the SCI Nigeria Country Program.

Key Areas of Accountability
Advocacy, Campaign and Policy/Be Protected: Strategy Design, Implmentation and Quality:

  • Develop, coordinate and manage Advocacy and Campaign Strategy/Be Protected, in order to influence relevant stakeholders and achieve child protection policy changes and/or adopted at national and state levels
  • Lead policy and research on the domestication and implementation of Child Rights Act (CRA), develop related policy briefs, key messages for influencing national and state policy reviews, processes and discussions
  • Champion, promote, coordinate and manage the implementation of ELC/SWOC and Girls Education Campaign Strategy in collaboration with Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager, Learn and Survive
  • Mobilize and build capacities of SCI Nigeria staff, towards delivering advocacy strategies through strengthening knowledge and skills/capacities to incorporate, align and integrate advocacy into their area of work
  • Monitor policy, political, economic and legal trends in the external environment and identify right opportunities to promote policy advocacy objectives, for engagement and influencing
  • In collaboration with the Head of MEAL, s/he shall develop MEAL framework, track, measure, monitor and evaluate the quality of integration and implementation of advocacy, campaign and policy components in child protection related projects; and ensures clear linkage between programmatic approaches and advocacy strategies
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans, budgets, reports and document case studies and success stories on the relevant child protection/Be Protected related projects
  • Ensure maximum visibility of Every Last Child Campaign/SWOC Campaign and Girls Education Campaign within Save the Children and externally across relevant platforms
  • Ensure that children are at the heart of advocacy, campaign and policy engagement/Be Protected, and they are an integral part of Save the Children’s campaigning work
  • Ensure proper documentation and dissemination of major activities, successes and learnings related to Every Last Child Campaign in Nigeria

Strengthen Resource Mobilization, Networking and Partnership for Advocacy/Be Protected:

  • S/he shall represent SCI Nigeria in the National Technical Working Group on Child Marriage (NTWG CM), and shall create, nurture, strengthen and maintain strategic partnership and alliance with other key stakeholders in the child rights and protection sector
  • Work with Media and Communication Manager, Child Protection Advisor, Project Managers and Advisors at the CO and Field Offices to develop impact studies, case studies, for the project and ensure that these meet Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policies
  • In collaboration with the Media and Communication Manager, s/he will identify story ideas, contribute to the development of compelling communications materials based on lessons learned and experiences for print and online media
  • Explore opportunities to communicate about all child protection/rights advocacy projects deliverables and its impact internally and externally, with a wide variety of state and national level stakeholders using innovative methods
  • Produce reports, position papers, briefing papers, policy advocacy messaging and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed by the line manager
  • Act as SCI Nigeria’s representative at state and national level as required, mainly in events relating to child protection/rights advocacy, campaign and policy engagement
  • Organise events on child protection advocacy issues, including symposiums, trainings, high-level seminars and conferences, including for the dissemination of important information, learning, reports, researches and messages
  • Develop and maintain a professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC globally
  • Build the capacity of CSOs and support the development of strong civil society engagement in Every Last Child/SWOC Campaign
  • Build the strength of our campaigns through coalition building, effective networking and/or related activities as appropriate
  • Work closely with relevant technical leads (TAs) to mainstream advocacy, campaign and policy engagement into programmes at national and subnational level and to ensure advocacy, campaign and policy engagement is based on evidence from Country Programmes

Others:

  • S/he shall manage and implement “Be Protected”/child protection related full-fledged Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Projects, such as TECM, PCiC, ensuring an efficient donor reporting, budget utilization, and compliance
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Advocacy and Campaign

Education and Experience
Essential:

  • Level of Education – Post Graduate/Masters Degree
  • Specified Study Area – Human Rights, Public Policy, Law, Development Studies, Gender Studies and/or related
  • Desired Number of Years’ experience – 5/five year in Child Protection, Advocacy, preferably in INGOs
  • Requirements – English – Excellent.
  • Level of IT Expertise Required – Excellent
  • Profound knowledge in Nigeria governance, legal, education, and protection systems and political terrains
  • Strong knowledge of global child protection policy goals and commitments
  • Ability to write strong position papers and policy briefings
  • Strong analytical framework to clearly articulate and communicate our policy positions
  • Ability to be strategic and proactive when required to be able to keep advocacy plans dynamic and aligned to new policy and political developments
  • Ability to clearly communicate and easily relate to federal and state authorities
  • Able to demonstrate positive attitude, diplomatic, negotiator, and team player
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and respect for diversity
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s commitment to protect children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy

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
  • Build strong influencing networks among policy makers, donors and CSOs to push the UHC agenda

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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Prior Experience Expectations:

  • Building external networks
  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance and Gender advocacy
  • Enhanced voice accountability
  • Training and Facilitation

Application Closing Date
9th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Supply Chain Assistant at Save the Children Nigeria

Job Title: Supply Chain Assistant

Job ID: 210000O9
Location: Lokoja, Kogi
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Team: Development Programme
Grade: 5
Post Type: National

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • The Supply Chain Assistant is responsible for supporting the management of vehicle fleet, assets, communications and procurement to ensure effective, transparent and accountable Supply Chain support to the Save the Children Programs in Kogi.
  • Liaison with program teams to ensure adequate Supply Chain consideration for coordination and planning of program implementation.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to program teams on Supply Chain elements of distribution & procurement planning.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Procurement and Logistics Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: 2 Drivers

Key Areas of Accountability
Procurement and Supply:

  • Manage procurement requirements of the Field Office; implement procurement as per approved guidelines, procedures and forms (Purchase Requests, Purchase Orders, Goods Received Notes, etc.)
  • Check the availability and prices of requested items in the local market; liaise with the capital office if procurement must be conducted there
  • Prepare a weekly summary of all outstanding purchase requisitions, showing the current status of the items and the date which they are expected to be supplied to the projects
  • Prepare monthly summary reports on the procurement and Supply Chain support functions, identifying problems in operations and solutions proposed
  • Monitor procurement and Supply Chain support costs in liaison with the Field Accountant to ensure that expenditures remain within approved budgets
  • Ensure the office is well stocked with necessary supplies stationeries and other consumables
  • All arrangements for meetings and conferences as required ensuring these are delivered to a high Oversee quality and cost effectively

Warehousing and Inventory Management:

  • Acknowledge reception of items in good order and condition
  • Count and record the quantity on appropriate documentation
  • Cross-check quantities and quality in accordance with delivery documents and planned reception
  • Supervise loading and offloading of delivery and distribution trucks
  • Ensure proper storage of commodities in shelves or pallets not to exceed maximum stack heights
  • Ensure organization of the items by type, shipment, FEFO & FIFO.
  • Keep clean the store and secure stocks
  • Ensure pest control is in place and monitored on a daily basis
  • Separate infested stocks from good stock
  • Enter all data into stock and bin cards
  • Update warehouse operation data into the Warehouse management software (TIM)
  • Preparation of weekly / monthly consumption report
  • Conduct of cyclic counts and inventories in accordance to project schedule
  • Planning of the needs and requisition of re-supplies
  • Check and maintain Store security measures, e.g. locks, windows, and maintain SCI key management policy.
  • Report to the line manager / security responsible in case of problems

Stock Monitoring:

  • Monitoring of stock levels at the health facilities
  • Receiving and collation of monthly LMIS reports from health facilities
  • Shelf life monitoring for health commodities
  • Daily update of movements of commodities in/out of the store
  • Participate in Monitoring and Supporting supervision at health facilities

Transport & Fleet:

  • Ensure that SCI and Hired vehicles are checked on a daily basis, and that regular service and maintenance is carried out as per agreed schedule
  • Responsible for tracking of all vehicles on the fleet, including movement planning and day-to-day allocation
  • Ensure vehicles have current and lawful documentation.
  • Manage service agreements related to vehicle maintenance and fuelling. Monitor fuel consumption and submit monthly reports
  • Receive travel requests, and maintain trip schedules and Staff Movement Board.
  • Coordinate with incoming and outgoing travelers on pick up an drop times ensuring drivers are briefed of movement plans
  • Ensure accommodation is arranged for travelers. Ensure best value for money and that travelers are clearly informed well in advance

Asset Management:

  • Maintaining up-to-date control of all assets including tracking donor, value, and location, managing staff issue, and recording all asset movements and disposals
  • Oversee the issuance and return of assets to/from staff
  • Ensure good condition of assets, and maintain asset condition reports.
  • Ensure leased properties are in good habitable conditions.  Overseeing repairs on these houses, liaising with the caretaker and landlord where necessary.
  • Establish and maintain a list of contact details for preferred service providers including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, generator servicers and builders and make this list available to staff.
  • Report any defective communication equipment or service and check on running costs with Finance to ensure no misuse occurs.
  • Ensure the data network (internet) is operational and cost effective. Report any defective IT or office equipment to the Field Team Lead or Abuja IT Department.

Communication and Security:

  • Ensure adherence to communication protocol at field level.
  • Ensure that all communication systems in Field Office are maintained and staff trained in their proper and effective use
  • Report all security incidents in writing in a timely manner
  • Ensure that all equipment and supplies in Field Office are maintained in a safe and secure manner

Administration & Reports:

  • Maintain all Supply Chain files in an organized, accurate and up to date manner; develop shared electronic & manual files to ensure easy access to information.
  • Line manage, coordinate, monitor and guide the work of the drivers any other Supply Chain support staff by managing performance on an on-going basis
  • Produce weekly procurement tracker and send to Procurement and Logistics Manager
  • Produce Supply Chain site report, stock status report, vehicle and generator cost performance report.
  • Update Asset Register and send to capital office every month
  • Update the vehicle cost schedule and produce regular vehicle performance and cost reports and send to capital office once per month.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, fraud, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
  • Work in close collaboration with the finance and administration departments to ensure effective operations and strong team spirit
  • Carry out any other tasks required by the line manager.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

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

Collaboration:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

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

Integrity:

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

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • Level of Education – Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics / Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Business, Health Logistics related Field
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level – Excellent
  • Language Requirements – English – Excellent
  • Level of IT Expertise Required – Good.

Experience Expectations:

  • Desired Number of Years Prior Experience in a Similar Role – 1 year
  • Experience in procurement and Supply Chain with INGO, Government or private institution
  • Experience in health supply chain management is desirable
  • Experience in a relatively insecure field based environment.

Working Conditions

  • Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary.

Application Closing Date
11th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

MEAL Assistant (Kogi) at Save the Children Nigeria

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) / Accountability Assistant

Job No.: 210000O2
Location: Lokoja, Kogi
Team: PDQ
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Permanent
Grade: 5

Child Safeguarding
Level 3: The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • The MEAL Assistant will be a part of the MEAL team. He/she will assist the MEAL team with activities, including data collection, coordination with operations; assisting with planning field visits and assessments.
  • S/he will support in gathering feedback and complaints from affected populations  with different accountability mechanisms (e.g. focus group discussions, child participatory activities, post distribution monitoring).

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: MEAL Manager
  • Dimensions: Field office based position with at least 80% field visit.
  • Functional relationship: Closely work with Sectoral MEAL and Accountability team and relevant programme staff
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: none

Key Areas of Accountability:
Monitoring and Accountability:

  • Assist in programme updates for programme management and internal information sharing
  • Assist with data collection processes as necessary
  • Conduct field monitoring visits (including the use of the quality benchmarks/ monitoring checklist) and facilitating focus group discussions
  • Assist with implementation of programme evaluations (data collection)
  • Support MEAL in conducting assessments as needed
  • Responsible for handling, documenting, confidentiality and security of all informational resources related to feedback and complaints from beneficiaries
  • Support Complaints and Feedback Mechanism, including communicating responses to complainants; liaise with programmes and operations to ensure prompt follow-up on feedback and complaints received
  • Assist in raising PRs and planning trainings for enumerators
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Documentation and Dissemination:

  • Contribute to preparing weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on MEAL
  • Prepare field visit reports and do debriefing and action planning with relevant staff

Quality Benchmarks:

  • To conduct quality monitoring of programme activities, measured against international standards and using participatory methodologies (including child-friendly methodologies) and quality benchmarks

Coordination:

  • Coordinate and communicate with MEAL and relevant programme staff regarding feedback and complaints
  • Maintain liaison with MEAL unit and programme particularly field coordination/community mobilization team.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Listening skills
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving
  • Proficient in relevant computer applications
  • Ability to work in a team with flexibility to undertake challenging task and adapt to different working conditions.
  • Good spoken, reading and writing skills in English with the ability to produce quality reports

Desirable:

  • Have experience and/or knowledge about working with children on research issues and is aware of the local legal and child protection systems.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, flexible, adaptable, and patient
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

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

Collaboration:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin and data management systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Application Closing Date
11th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

MEAL Assistant (Oyo) at Save the Children Nigeria

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) / Accountability Assistant

Job No.: 210000O5
Location: Oyo
Team: PDQ
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Grade: 5

Child Safeguarding
Level 3: The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • The MEAL Assistant will be a part of the MEAL team. He/she will assist the MEAL team with activities, including data collection, coordination with operations; assisting with planning field visits and assessments.
  • S/he will support in gathering feedback and complaints from affected populations  with different accountability mechanisms (e.g. focus group discussions, child participatory activities, post distribution monitoring).

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: MEAL Manager
  • Dimensions: Field office based position with at least 80% field visit.
  • Functional relationship: Closely work with Sectoral MEAL and Accountability team and relevant programme staff
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: none

Key Areas of Accountability:
Monitoring and Accountability:

  • Assist in programme updates for programme management and internal information sharing
  • Assist with data collection processes as necessary
  • Conduct field monitoring visits (including the use of the quality benchmarks/ monitoring checklist) and facilitating focus group discussions
  • Assist with implementation of programme evaluations (data collection)
  • Support MEAL in conducting assessments as needed
  • Responsible for handling, documenting, confidentiality and security of all informational resources related to feedback and complaints from beneficiaries
  • Support Complaints and Feedback Mechanism, including communicating responses to complainants; liaise with programmes and operations to ensure prompt follow-up on feedback and complaints received
  • Assist in raising PRs and planning trainings for enumerators
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Documentation and Dissemination:

  • Contribute to preparing weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on MEAL
  • Prepare field visit reports and do debriefing and action planning with relevant staff

Quality Benchmarks:

  • To conduct quality monitoring of programme activities, measured against international standards and using participatory methodologies (including child-friendly methodologies) and quality benchmarks

Coordination:

  • Coordinate and communicate with MEAL and relevant programme staff regarding feedback and complaints
  • Maintain liaison with MEAL unit and programme particularly field coordination/community mobilization team.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Listening skills
  • Problem analysis and problem solving
  • Proficient in relevant computer applications
  • Ability to work in a team with flexibility to undertake challenging task and adapt to different working conditions.
  • Good spoken, reading and writing skills in English with the ability to produce quality reports

Desirable:

  • Have experience and/or knowledge about working with children on research issues and is aware of the local legal and child protection systems.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, flexible, adaptable, and patient
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

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

Collaboration:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin and data management systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Application Closing Date
11th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager at Save the Children Nigeria

Job Title: Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager (Be Protected)

Job No.: 210000IX
Location: Abuja
Contract: Fixed, Local Hire
Employee Status: Permanent
Grade: 3
Reports to:  Director of Advocacy and Campaign
Dotted Line Reports: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara Advocacy and Campaign Coordinators
Department: Advocacy, Campaign, Media and Communication

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.
  • As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis. The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Scope and Role Purpose:

  • This role will manage, coordinate and mobilize advocacy, campaign and policy engagements for all projects and programs related to “Be Protected”, one of the three SCI breakthroughs, through collaborating and closely working with the other two breakthrough leads, Child Protection Advisor, Child Safeguarding Advisor, Media and Communication Manager, Deputy Director/s of Program Operations, Project Managers, Field Managers, and Team Leaders – ensuring that there is an effective and coordinated team spearheading SCI Nigeria’s influence towards an accelerated positive change for all children, specially the girls, to have their rights being respected, protected, fulfilled and their voices are amplified.
  • S/he will work closely with the Child Protection Advisor and Chief of Parties at states on the implementation of the advocacy, campaign, policy, social mobilization and communication strategies on Child Protection. S/he will work with the new business development unit to mobilize resources for advocacy, campaign and policy engagement components of all child protection related projects for maximum impact on children.
  • S/he will ensure during proposal development that sustainability of the projects are well articulated and the project implementation are directed using both National and Subnational advocacy strategies as appropriate.
  • S/he will also be expected to contribute to the design, review and implementation of wider SCI Nigeria Advocacy, Campaign, Media and Communication Strategy and the Country Strategic Plan (CSP).
  • S/he will coordinate and oversee monthly, quarterly and annual advocacy reports that feeds into RO and donors report. S/he will work closely with CO and FO based Advocacy and Campaign teams to develop relevant materials, such as but not limited to policy briefs/briefing messages, concept notes, guidelines and undertake actions to create enabling environment and promote increasing government commitment and action on child rights and protection.
  • S/he will lead on child rights and protection policy research, analysis and support the design and implementation of the programme within the right based programming approach. S/he will be responsible for leading on the development and delivery of Advocacy, Campaign and Public Financing Strategy for Child Protection/Be Protected.
  • Generally, s/he owns “Be the Voice” part of the Theory of Change for all “Be Protected”/child protection related Strategic Goals in the Country Strategic Plan (CSP). In addition, s/he shall provide technical support, capacity building and technical oversight to FOs advocacy, campaign and policy engagement on child protection/Be Protected; networking and partnership building at national level; and shall promote Every Last Child Campaign/SWOC and GEC across the SCI Nigeria Country Program.

Key Areas of Accountability
Advocacy, Campaign and Policy/Be Protected: Strategy Design, Implmentation and Quality:

  • Develop, coordinate and manage Advocacy and Campaign Strategy/Be Protected, in order to influence relevant stakeholders and achieve child protection policy changes and/or adopted at national and state levels
  • Lead policy and research on the domestication and implementation of Child Rights Act (CRA), develop related policy briefs, key messages for influencing national and state policy reviews, processes and discussions
  • Champion, promote, coordinate and manage the implementation of ELC/SWOC and Girls Education Campaign Strategy in collaboration with Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager, Learn and Survive
  • Mobilize and build capacities of SCI Nigeria staff, towards delivering advocacy strategies through strengthening knowledge and skills/capacities to incorporate, align and integrate advocacy into their area of work
  • Monitor policy, political, economic and legal trends in the external environment and identify right opportunities to promote policy advocacy objectives, for engagement and influencing
  • In collaboration with the Head of MEAL, s/he shall develop MEAL framework, track, measure, monitor and evaluate the quality of integration and implementation of advocacy, campaign and policy components in child protection related projects; and ensures clear linkage between programmatic approaches and advocacy strategies
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans, budgets, reports and document case studies and success stories on the relevant child protection/Be Protected related projects
  • Ensure maximum visibility of Every Last Child Campaign/SWOC Campaign and Girls Education Campaign within Save the Children and externally across relevant platforms
  • Ensure that children are at the heart of advocacy, campaign and policy engagement/Be Protected, and they are an integral part of Save the Children’s campaigning work
  • Ensure proper documentation and dissemination of major activities, successes and learnings related to Every Last Child Campaign in Nigeria

Strengthen Resource Mobilization, Networking and Partnership for Advocacy/Be Protected:

  • S/he shall represent SCI Nigeria in the National Technical Working Group on Child Marriage (NTWG CM), and shall create, nurture, strengthen and maintain strategic partnership and alliance with other key stakeholders in the child rights and protection sector
  • Work with Media and Communication Manager, Child Protection Advisor, Project Managers and Advisors at the CO and Field Offices to develop impact studies, case studies, for the project and ensure that these meet Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policies
  • In collaboration with the Media and Communication Manager, s/he will identify story ideas, contribute to the development of compelling communications materials based on lessons learned and experiences for print and online media
  • Explore opportunities to communicate about all child protection/rights advocacy projects deliverables and its impact internally and externally, with a wide variety of state and national level stakeholders using innovative methods
  • Produce reports, position papers, briefing papers, policy advocacy messaging and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed by the line manager
  • Act as SCI Nigeria’s representative at state and national level as required, mainly in events relating to child protection/rights advocacy, campaign and policy engagement
  • Organise events on child protection advocacy issues, including symposiums, trainings, high-level seminars and conferences, including for the dissemination of important information, learning, reports, researches and messages
  • Develop and maintain a professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC globally
  • Build the capacity of CSOs and support the development of strong civil society engagement in Every Last Child/SWOC Campaign
  • Build the strength of our campaigns through coalition building, effective networking and/or related activities as appropriate
  • Work closely with relevant technical leads (TAs) to mainstream advocacy, campaign and policy engagement into programmes at national and subnational level and to ensure advocacy, campaign and policy engagement is based on evidence from Country Programmes

Others:

  • S/he shall manage and implement “Be Protected”/child protection related full-fledged Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Projects, such as TECM, PCiC, ensuring an efficient donor reporting, budget utilization, and compliance
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Advocacy and Campaign

Education and Experience
Essential:

  • Level of Education – Post Graduate/Masters Degree
  • Specified Study Area – Human Rights, Public Policy, Law, Development Studies, Gender Studies and/or related
  • Desired Number of Years’ experience – 5/five year in Child Protection, Advocacy, preferably in INGOs
  • Requirements – English – Excellent.
  • Level of IT Expertise Required – Excellent
  • Profound knowledge in Nigeria governance, legal, education, and protection systems and political terrains
  • Strong knowledge of global child protection policy goals and commitments
  • Ability to write strong position papers and policy briefings
  • Strong analytical framework to clearly articulate and communicate our policy positions
  • Ability to be strategic and proactive when required to be able to keep advocacy plans dynamic and aligned to new policy and political developments
  • Ability to clearly communicate and easily relate to federal and state authorities
  • Able to demonstrate positive attitude, diplomatic, negotiator, and team player
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and respect for diversity
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s commitment to protect children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy

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
  • Build strong influencing networks among policy makers, donors and CSOs to push the UHC agenda

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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Prior Experience Expectations:

  • Building external networks
  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance and Gender advocacy
  • Enhanced voice accountability
  • Training and Facilitation

Application Closing Date
9th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Education Coordinator at Save the Children Nigeria

Job Title: Education Coordinator

Job No.: 210000IV
Location: Abuja
Team / Programme: Education- PDQ
Type of Contract: National
Employee Status: Permanent
Grade: 3
Reports to:  Head of Education
Staff directly reporting to this post:  None

Child Safeguarding – Level 3
The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

Role Purpose

  • Reporting to the Head of Education, the person coordinates the proposal development, follow up, monitoring of implementation of all education projects in Nigeria. The Education Coordinator provides support to Head of Education both technical and operational level to oversight on all aspects relating to Education in Emergencies and regular education projects.
  • The job holder provides overall programmatic and operational coordination support including; designing, planning, implementation, capacity enhancement, monitoring/ evaluation and reporting both internally (within SCI) and externally (for/with partners) for education portfolio. The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.

Key Areas of Accountability
Projects Coordination & Management:

  • Coordinate implementation of the Education projects across Nigeria in line with the design of the projects and donor requirements.
  • Establish, maintain and strengthen linkages in the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and capacity enhancement of staff in all Education Projects.
  • Create and sustain positive working relationships with the partners and other stakeholders.
  • Plan and coordinate National and State level engagements with partners and key stakeholders.
  • Monitor and ensure timely and quality reports are submitted as per the reporting requirements.
  • Work closely with Programme development and Quality (PDQ) & MEAL teams to ensure quality program design, delivery, documentation and reporting of education portfolio in the country.

Operational Planning and implementation:

  • In close coordination with the Head of Education, provide support to ensure design, planning, monitor project implementation plans, phased budgets, monitoring and support, documentation and reporting for all Education projects.
  • Provide technical solutions/ support to expedite the implementation and budget performance   of projects, in line with plans and budgets.
  • Effectively support the education projects’ staff and partners in developing annual plans, in line with EIE best practices, INEE Minimum standards for education projects design and Save the Children International’s Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies and Common Approaches.  planning guidelines, and ensure compliance with the agreed work plans, and that programme objectives and targets are being achieved in line with funded proposals.
  • Provide guidance to the Education Staff and partners through the planning processes to develop plans that are cost effective and in line with proposal.
  • Maintain high standards of transparency and accountability in the course of programme design, proposal development and expedite implementation while ensuring integrity and timeliness of project duration and meeting programme objectives, compliance with donors & Save the Children policies.
  • Provide regular operations and implementation updates to Head of Education on project progress and challenges to allow for timely interventions and corrective actions by management.
  • Ensure the timely reviews and adjustments for the project operational and implementation plans and budgets as may be required from time to time.

Finance and Budget Management:

  • Support budget performance to ensure that projects are on course as per detailed implementation plans and phased budgets.
  • In coordination with the Head of Education, conduct project monitoring, suggest necessary revisions and prepare draft reports for corrective actions.
  • Ensure that the budget variance analysis are monitored and reported on time and with accurate information.
  • Work closely with Head of Education to ensure that partners are well guided, supported and their capacity built in sound financial management procedures.

Partner Development and Management:

  • Participate in partner capacity assessments and identify capacity building needs for the Education Portfolio partners.
  • Undertake partners’ capacity building programmes in order to address identified capacity gaps and areas of support that the partners will require for effective implementation of the projects.
  • Monitor and support the development of partner detailed implementation/ work plans and phased budgets.
  • Provide capacity building and support in project implementation by partners.
  • Monitor and follow up the implementation of the agreed work plan and budget to ensure that the program objectives are being realized in accordance to the program and partnership agreement and take the necessary actions for any identified deviations.
  • Undertake field visits to the partners on both programmatic and operational support.
  • Support timely, accurate and high quality financial and programmatic reporting by the partners and take corrective actions for any non-compliance by the partners.

Program/ Project Narrative and Financial Reporting:

  • Work in close collaboration with the Head of Education in the review and guide project teams in preparation of timely and high quality progress and end of project narrative and financial reports which are in accordance with the donor reporting schedule and formats.
  • Review all program financial reports, ensuring that donor guidelines have been followed and high standards met. The project deadlines met in reporting and keep a track record of reporting (Narrative and Financial).
  • Organize and facilitate quarterly follow ups and progress review meetings to address key performance issues from the reports.
  • Review overall Budget Vs Actual expenditure analysis and variance explanations.

Internal and external engagements:

  • Ensure that the Education Portfolio is represented and given recognition at stakeholder meetings, workshops, donor, networks and any other engagements.
  • Develop and maintain regular channels of communication with partners and key stakeholders at all levels (Community, LGA and State).

MEAL:

  • Effectively manage projects design and study processes which include assessments, baseline and evaluation studies, putting in place a functional Activity Tracking Table.
  • Ensure that the projects quality bench marks are followed up.
  • Collect and managing complaints and feedback in close coordination with CRM and MEAL teams for all Education Projects.
  • Ensure regular monitoring of projects results, documentation of projects case studies, lessons learnt, significant changes and best practices and coordinating learning and reflection meetings/sessions
  • Ensure an effective programs/ projects monitoring and evaluation systems is in place.
  • Monitor programs/ projects activities to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to both Country Office and Save the Children policies and procedures.

Human Resources Management and Development:

  • Work together with the Head of Education and project teams to identify learning and development needs of the project teams and develop specific plans to address the learning needs.
  • Coach and mentor the Education Teams on the provision of technical support and implementation of quality programmes.
  • Capacity building of Education Teams through trainings, coaching, performance management, implementation as well as in learning and reflection events
  • Participate in monthly/weekly project management meetings to enable adequate staff support

Technical Oversight:

  • In liaison with Head of Education and PDQ team provide guidance and support to projects team, partners and stakeholders.

Academic Background, Experience & Person Specifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Master’s Degree with work experience in Education. Experience in managing in any thematic area such as education, child protection, child rights governance or disaster risk reduction is a must.
  • At least 5 years of accrued working experience in program implementation with a minimum of 3 years in a management level position in an international NGO and those applying partnership approaches is desirable.
  • Experience in strategic thinking and planning skills, be able to set priorities, prepare manageable plans and to evaluate progress.
  • Experience of working with local partners and Local Government and State Authorities in Education, Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.

Skills and Behaviors (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.

Occasional duties:

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Judgement and Decision-Making:

  • The Project Coordinator will be supervised by the  of Head of Education and close collaboration with the PDQ team will be responsible for making quick decisions aimed at improving timely and quality delivery of the interventions.
  • Some of the decisions that require consultations include but not limited to; major operational issues, technical guidance, policies/procedural changes and financial decisions.

Internal Contacts:

  • Head of Education –regular contact
  • PDQ Team-frequent contact
  • Programme Managers Education – frequent contact
  • Education Project Teams – frequent contacts
  • Technical Specialists – frequent contact
  • Team Leaders – regular contact
  • Other Save the Children Staff – regular contact

External Contacts:

  • Partners – frequent contact
  • Children, stakeholders – regular
  • Government agencies (National & State Government staff) – Frequent contacts
  • Donors-minimal contact

Application Closing Date
9th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Driver at Save the Children Nigeria

Job Title: Driver

Job ID: 210000EJ
Location: Lagos
Grade: 6
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • 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 SC policies and procedures.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: Supply Chain Assistant
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Areas of Accountability
Key Accountabilities:

Documentation:

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

Control of Vehicles:

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

On the road:

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

Vehicle Checks:

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

Vehicle Defects:

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

Cleanliness & Visibility:

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

Other:

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

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • A full and clean driving license
  • Should have 3-5 years experience of professional driving.
  • Prior experience as a driver in an international NGO, UN agency or private company
  • Ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure is essential for this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in insecure environments is critical.
  • Some practical experience of user vehicle maintenance.
  • Personal Qualities:
    • A proactive and flexible approach to work
    • An ability to work with minimum supervision
    • A systematic approach to work
    • A people orientated person who enjoys working in a team
    • A keen interest in self development
    • A reliable, polite and professional attitude to ensure 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.
  • Ability to speak Hausa language fluently.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstances is required.

Desirable:

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

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

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

Collaboration:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

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

Integrity:

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

Application Closing Date
4th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Women  are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Mental Health and Psycho-social Support (MHPSS) Coordinator at Save the Children Nigeria

Job Title: Mental Health and Psycho-social Support (MHPSS) Coordinator

Job No.: 210000D6
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reporting to: Child Protection Sector Lead
Staff Reporting to this Post: 3
Budget Responsibility: Yes
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context, all posts are considered to be level 3.
  • As part of these responsibilities, the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis.  The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Company Overview
Save the Children is an International Organization with a dual mandate of humanitarian and development work. It has been working for the rights of Children globally for over 90 years. Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001 and has presence in 20 states. Save the Children launched the humanitarian response in North-East Nigeria in 2014 and since then has drastically expanded its capacity to provide life-saving assistance to people affected by the conflict. Its humanitarian response currently delivers integrated programmes to enhance food security, restore livelihoods, reduce malnutrition, improve psychosocial wellbeing, protect children, and improve access to education and water, sanitation and hygiene services. SC currently works in six LGAs in Borno, Maiduguri (MMC), Kaga, Magumeri, Mafa, Biu, Jere and Konduga, and plans to expand to Gwoza.

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this position is two-fold: 1) to oversee quality improvements in Save the Children’s mental health and psychosocial support interventions for children affected by the conflict in NE Nigeria; and 2) to provide clinical supervision to Save the Children and partners’ child protection staff, as they themselves provide case management and psychosocial support to children.
  • Save the Children has been implementing child-friendly spaces and a case management system to support children affected by the conflict in Borno State for over five years. Evaluations of our work have highlighted a need to offer more in-depth, structured psychosocial support interventions to children whose mental health has suffered as a result of their experiences. We are therefore looking for an MHPSS expert to provide guidance on the development of new interventions to provide appropriate levels of support to these children, whilst also offering advice on how to improve the MHPSS content of our existing activities.
  •  Through the provision of clinical supervision, the role also has an essential element of capacity building and promotion of professional learning and self-care for child protection staff, who work directly with children and families who have undergone stressful and traumatic experiences. Clinical supervision preliminary aims to help case management staff to receive feedback, reflect upon and learn from casework to build on their professional skills and expertise. It also contributes to mitigate extreme levels of stress and prevent burn-out and vicarious traumatisation by engaging staff in a process that allows them to explore and elaborate emotions, frustrations, concerns and anxieties in a constructive manner. Clinical supervision is required to assist Case Management staff to effectively and positively deal with the demands placed on them, to respond to challenges they face in their daily casework as well to their own well-being and that of the children and families they work with. Effective clinical supervision will also increase staff’s productivity and skills at work, will help them maintain their professionalism and the quality of services offered to children and their families.
  • The MHPSS Coordinator is required to travel to field sites regularly.
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Key Areas of Accountability
Clinical Supervision:

  • Provide technical and practical guidance to Save the Children and partners’  Child Protection in Emergencies staff on how to support and monitor the work of the caseworkers, facilitators and animators in a structured way, ensuring the quality of the intervention.
  • To provide structured feedback and support to caseworkers, facilitators and animators in their role as first-line providers of MHPSS to children affected by the conflict.  Support CPiE staff to learn from experiences and to gain expertise in MHPSS and build on their professional skills in this area.
  • Assist and advise on setting-up peer to peer sessions or reflective practices for Case Management teams, and group facilitators and animators.
  • Allow  CPiE staff to express and process emotions, challenges, worries and frustrations arising from their work. Impart skills and knowledge on self-care, which empower staff to deal with the stresses inherent in their daily work and help them explore ways of enhancing their personal care and development.

Technical support to MHPSS programming activities to ensure quality and accessible MHPSS services by trained, confident and informed staff:

  • Ensure quality delivery of programme activities, for example, monitoring against log frames, budget forecast and reporting and monitoring on the BvA.
  • Preparation of timely programme and donor reports for child protection project activities in compliance with internal and external requirements.
  • Provide technical support, capacity building and guidance on MHPSS activities (direct and partner implementation), including but not limited to:
    • Ensuring assistance is provided to children affected by the conflict in a  dignified, respectful, equitable and inclusive manner that supports their resilience
    • Ensuring all MHPSS activities are culturally sensitive and appropriate
    • Consultations with beneficiaries and communities on their needs and capacities and build assistance around their suggestions
    • Tools and criteria for the identification of boys and girls who require MHPSS
    • Assisting children in acute distress and alleviating their stress, for instance ensuring that all staff / partners are trained on PFA and feel confident to use it
    • The mainstreaming of inter-agency guidelines (e.g. IASC MHPSS guidelines) and standards (e.g. CPMS) across the different sectors of programme activities delivered by SC and its partners
    • The use of resilience techniques for the body and mind with children and adolescents
    • The use of structured and manualised MHPSS techniques
    • The participation of parents and caregivers in MHPSS activities
    • The quality of the MPHSS activities and monitoring to support this.
    • Ensuring the over all coordination of HEART and PWV implementation across location of intervention.
  • Initiate structured MHPSS activities for groups of boys and girls of different age groups, with particular attention to survivors of SGBV, unaccompanied children and other children who present with signs of poor mental health and distress
  • Identify MHPSS service providers and agree referral pathways for children with severe mental disorders
  • Develop MHPSS guidelines to be used by staff, partners and volunteers.

Proposed Outputs:

  • Regular group supervision sessions for CPiE staff to discuss complex cases and feedback sessions in all Local Government Areas where Save the Children’s Child Protection work is implemented..
  • Individual counselling sessions with staff (including part staff) where required to discuss complex cases.
  • Be available on call/skype if any urgent matters arise that a staff would like to share regarding their casework or his/her personal well being
  • Debrief to Child Protection Specialist on overall status of the teams
  • Bi -monthly progress reports to the Child Protection Specialist to highlight needs and gaps.
  • Development of peer/reflective practises with teams
  • Review of current MHPSS practices, reflecting on a cross-sectoral approach, with clear recommendations and a related action plan, including capacity development (clearly budgeted, mapped out in terms of timelines and reflecting resources required).Relevant guidance documents or training materials.
  • Structured MHPSS activities for boys and girls, organised in age-appropriate groups with a clear methodology or curriculum to promote mental well-being. Such activities must align with donor commitments in already-funded projects.

Behaviours (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 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.

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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Requirements
Essential:

  • MSc/Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Minimum 4 years post NYSC experience in clinical supervision and debriefing
  • Have a valid and active practice license
  • Experience in Psychological First Aid, and other psychosocial support (MHPSS) activities
  • Experience working in Child Protection programs, including those with MHPSS components
  • Experience of initiating MHPSS activities
  • Experience of developing training modules on MHPSS and facilitating training
  • Experience capacity building teams/individuals
  • Fluent in English
  • Working knowledge of Hausa and /or Kanuri
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational skills and discretion with confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and proactively

Desirable:

  • Experience working in an NGO
  • Experience in humanitarian emergencies and/or a refugee/displacement-setting
  • Experience of project management, donor reporting and contributing to proposal development.

The Organisation

  • 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 health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize 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 quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
  • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
  • We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application Closing Date
30th January, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.

Business Development Manager at Save the Children Nigeria

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Job No.: 200007K9
Location: Abuja
Reporting to: Head of Business Development
Direct Reports: Business Development Coordinator, Proposal Costing Specialist
Employee Status: Permanent

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children

Role Purpose

  • The Business Development Manager (BDM) is responsible for identifying and pre-positioning for new growth opportunities in the Nigeria Country Office, as well as, overseeing the design, development, and start-up of high quality projects and programmes.
  • Strategically, s/he will often take the lead in coordinating appropriate internal advance planning in coordination and communication on potential new opportunities.
  • S/he will work with the Head of BD to provide technical assistance, support, and training to technical advisors and other teams for new business development strategies and tasks from pre-positioning through to proposal submission.
  • The BDM will work with the Head of BD/Deputy Director, PDQ, the Business Development Coordinator and Proposal Costing Specialist to support successful pursuit of new funding for the country program.

Key Areas of Accountability
The Business Development Manager will:

  • Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the programme;
  • Contribute to a conducive and productive work environment in a way that promotes accountability and high performance, and encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation;
  • Ensure the implementation of the Nigeria Country Office Funding and Donor Engagement Strategy.

Pre-Positioning / Capture Planning:

  • Work with the Head of Business Development (HoBD)/Deputy Director of PDQ (DPDQ) to identify upcoming growth opportunities in line with the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and funding strategy;
  • Track and monitor new opportunities for the country office, while ensuring that the opportunity tracker is regularly updated and shared monthly with the Head of BD/DDPDQ and the PDQ Director.
  • Prepare capture plans and collect intelligence around upcoming opportunities;
  • Work with the Technical Advisors (TAs) to prepare and update capacity statements and past performance reference documents for the CO;
  • Maintain the SCI Nigeria Country Profile to ensure that it contains the most update to date information for sharing.
  • Assist the Head of BD/DDPDQ and senior management team in forming strong and competitive consortiums and in the preparation of teaming agreements. This will entail developing and maintaining competitor and partner analysis.
  • Work with the Head of BD/DDPDQ and Technical Advisors to conduct a Go No Go process on every opportunity.
  • Ensure that the BD tools are used and processes are adequately followed in the development of each opportunity.

Donor and Partner Relationship Management:

  • Work with the Head of BD/DDPDQ to develop and maintain the donor and partner relationship management system (DPRM), in order to establish an institution-wide structure for developing new, and managing existing, relationships with key stakeholders, donors and potential collaborators for new opportunities;
  • Help identify potential opportunities to further diversify our funding base, including private sector donors, foundations and local philanthropists.
  • Help to identify existing or new partners for upcoming opportunities, by developing an extensive competitor and partner mapping, and help cultivate relationships.

Proposal Development:

  • Assist the Head of BD/DDPDQ in proposal coordination for portfolio growth opportunities and serve as lead writer or contributor; while working with the technical and multi-disciplinary teams on the proposal development.
  • Identify and/or propose potential growth opportunities through intelligence gathering from potential partners and donors;
  • Identify evidence that can be integrated into the proposal development to improve the quality of our proposals.
  • Lead in the conducting of design workshops with participation from multi-disciplinary teams and relevant stakeholders to feed into the proposal development process.
  • Work with the BD and other teams to ensure the effective use of BD tools and systems in the proposal development process.
  • Support in the preparation of past project reports and capacity statements for new and upcoming bids.

Technical Support and Capacity Building:

  • Plan and help lead field assessments for new programs, in collaboration with PMs, TAs and the Field Managers;
  • Lead/participate in meetings to develop a Theory of Change, Log Frame and other proposal documents required for donor submission.
  • In collaboration with the Head of BD/DDPDQ, identify capacity development needs for internal CO teams and pre-position for prime position for contracts.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an area relevant to Development, including any of the technical areas for which the PDQ has responsibility; Master’s Degree is also desirable.
  • A general appreciation of the issues concerning the INGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues;
  • Proven track record (5 to 6 years) of business development – fundraising, proposal development and successfully designing programmes in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, health, HIV/AIDS, and livelihoods;
  • Extensive experience working in international development and emergency environments or a resource-poor setting; experience living and working in Nigeria is a plus;
  • Genuine commitment to, and understanding of, rights-based approaches;
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sectoral working;
  • High level of integrity;
  • Proven ability to function effectively as part of a diverse, multi-cultural team;
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication skills and proven diplomatic and negotiation skills;
  • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save the Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Application Closing Date
2nd February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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