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Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.

In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states – Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna – focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.

Advocacy Coordinator

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience 4 years
  • Location Lagos
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit

Reports to:  Advocacy Adviser, Lagos State.

Role Purpose

  • To provide support to the Advocacy team on Policy analysis, new Programme development, advocacy initiatives, strategy development and pro-poor governance agenda in the delivery of basic social services with focus on the sustainability of the Stop Diarrhoea Initiative and improving access to Child Health Services in Lagos state in general.
  • He/ She will work closely with the State Ministry of health; Ministry of environment and relevant LGA departments to ensure the Child health project objectives in Lagos state is achieved.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Development and Quality:

  • Support actively in the process of developing the organization’s short- and long-term governance and advocacy agendas.  As directed, and particularly as it relates to exploring governance-related barriers to the elimination of exclusion and inequity, undertake research and analysis on possible new areas for SC programming.
  • Support the Advocacy Adviser to prepare concept papers and other relevant documents, and initiate and describe project ideas and initiatives in accordance with the country strategy, the current contextual environment, the institutional capabilities of potential partners, resource availability and funding sources
  • When working on specific high-priority initiatives, the Advocacy Coordinator will support collaborative effort with senior staff and support the analysis process, developing policy positions and programme strategies, establishing new networks and partnerships, and managing coalitions.
  • Assist colleagues to strengthen their knowledge and skills/capacities to incorporate governance frameworks, policy research, analysis and advocacy into their work.
  • Contribute to development of advocacy strategies proposal writing and fund raising

Communication and Representation:

  • Support representative efforts at local, national and international levels with local authorities, partners etc. as required, mainly in events relating to basic services (health and education) programme.  Represent SC UK and communicate SC UK’s public policy and advocacy positions as and when appropriate to institutions, government, international, national and local organisations as required.
  • Support the coordination of the drafting and submission of strategic, planning and reporting documents, including but not limited to strategy documents, the operational plan and annual reports, and ad hoc requests for updates and reports from SC HQ and Regional Office.
  • Support the development and maintenance of a professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC globally.
  • Support the dissemination of important information and messages

Programme Management:

  • Support the Supervision of consultants involved in writing project designs, case studies or reports, facilitating training events, and conducting policy research, or other such contracted services.
  • Support the implementation of the governance programme including quality control, negotiation with local partners, financial management, documentation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting etc
  • Provide technical support to the Local Government Coordinators and officers in achieving key  advocacy objectives in intervention Local Government areas (LGAs)
  • Take the lead in ensuring the establishment of Child hygiene and Women Clubs in intervention LGAs

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
Essential:

  • A development worker with postgraduate qualification in social sciences related to the position in question.
  • Basic training in advocacy/campaign.
  • At least 4 years programming  experience in policy advocacy, stakeholders engagement and governance with I/NGO in Nigeria
  • Very good understanding of national policies and strategies, programmes and stakeholders in Nigeria within advocacy and policy discourse.
  • Demonstrable management experience and very good understanding of child survival issues, school health and common childhood illnesses in Nigeria.

Desirable:

  • Profound  knowledge in Nigeria governance and health systems and political terrains
  • Ability to clearly communicate  and easily relate to federal, state, and LGA  authorities

Prior Experience Expectations:

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

 

WASH Coordinator

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience 3 years
  • Location Lagos
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit

Job Type: Full-time
Reports to: WASH Adviser;
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Budget responsibility: No

Role Purpose

  • The position of WASH Coordinator under the SDI project will support the implementation of activities as it relates to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in the context the 7 point plan and overall achievement of output 1.1 and 1.2 of this project require to address diarrhoea prevention and management.
  • In the regard, the availability of adequate and safe drinking water is crucial to the reduction of water borne diseases, such as diarrhoea.
  • During the assessment of Shomolu, the target LGA, it was observed that the vast majority of the communities have no or poor access to safe drinking water.
  • Activities planned to achieve output 1.2 are primarily focused on contributing to the elimination of open defecation in Shomolu LGA.
  • By the end of this programme, the WASH Adviser will be responsible for all effort design under the SDI programme to substantially reduce open defecation across the target LGA.
  • The preferred candidate will support effort at strengthening the capacity of specific community structures, government institutions in coordination with other peer organizations to ensure the sustenance of the SDI intervention.

Key Areas of Accountability
WASH Programming:

  • Under the direct supervision of the WASH Adviser, support:
  • Effective and timely implementation of all interventions outlined under output 1.1, 1.2 and any other related and cross cutting programme activities related to WASH on the SDI project.
  • Make technical input into the planning and design of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line evaluation related WASH on the SDI signature project
  • Work closely with State/LGA authorities to ensure all WASH interventions deployed in the communities, facilities and schools alignment with the 7 point plan aimed at the prevention and management of diarrhoea.
  • Work together with other staff/ to ensure that key trainings meets the standard required to facilitate provide knowledge and reinforcement of desired behaviour and practices as it relates to open defecation free (ODF) regime.
  • Be able to systemically review DIP/budget and other key implementation tools with the hope of initiating innovative approaches that will open new frontiers for learning on the 7 point plan.

Technical and Advisory Support:

  • Provide technical support and timely feedback to State and LGA teams on WASH strategies outlined in the signature project.
  • Support M&E of WASH activities in coordination with relevant stakeholders.
  • Build capacity of field staff, partners and government personnel WASH interventions and practice.
  • Identify other opportunities in an ongoing manner that will add value to the overarching strategy of the signature project.
  • Track and prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual progress reports of activities relates to WASH KPIs/indicators; including documentation of key lessons learnt and successes stories.
  • Lead and contribute to the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals.

Planning, Documentation and Budgeting:

  • Develop activity plans and budgets for technical support activities related to WASH.
  • Participate in the preparation of overall work plan and budget for WASH activities programme in Lagos State
  • Collaborate with relevant ministries and other relevant partners at the state, local government and community levels to ensure integration and high level implementation of all WASH activities on the signature project.
  • Participate in developing different levels of progress report and supporting PQA on WASH interventions.

Representation and relationships:

  • Actively participate in State/LGA level technical working groups on WASH relevant to policy forums.
  • Actively contribute to national policies/strategies on WASH.
  • Support advocacy colleagues with technical messaging on WASH, external reports and publications.
  • Work closely with other thematic teams in Nigeria Country office and the Lagos State offices in support of SDI signature project.

Programme Management:

  • Ensure the maintenance of healthy partnerships with relevant government counterparts and other partners at Federal, State, Local government level in the community in the management of WASH related interventions.
  • Other – Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Skills, Experience and Education

  • A development worker with postgraduate qualification in Public Health with specialisation in Environment or Health Education.
  • Other related post graduate qualifications in social sciences and related to water and sanitations with at least 5 years progressive experience in WASH programming will be consider.

Essential:

  • Basic training in WASH programming
  • At least 3 years programming  experience with I/NGO in Nigeria
  • Very good understanding of national WASH policies and strategies, programmes and stakeholders in Nigeria
  • Demonstrable management experience and very good understanding of child survival issues, school health and common childhood illnesses in Nigeria
  • Very good understanding of safe water and hygiene practice in Nigeria will be added advantage.

Desirable:

  • Experience in community based interventions in Nigeria
  • Master trainer and good facilitator.
  • Analytical & research skills, experience in conducting health systems research, ability to analyse data using SPSS/ EPInfo/ STATA etc

Additional Qualifications:

  • Work experience in health/public health and or in a health/public health organisation, including as a trainer.
  • Experience with providing institutional support and technical assistance to development partners, government/community institutions.

Additional skills:

  • Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
  • Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
  • Effective planning and organising skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills

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