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Project Manager at Save the Children Nigeria

 

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Borno

The Role

  • The Project Manager will be based in Maiduguri and work under the supervision of the Deputy Team Leader (DTL) – Programme Operations to provide technical guidance, manage the project team, ensure monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning, and quality implementation of the OFDA project.
  • He/she will also lead on effective financial and operational management of the project.

Qualifications and experience
Essential:

  • MA / MSc level (or equivalent field experience) in Agriculture, Rural Development, Development Studies and other relevant qualifications
  • Extensive experience of working within a senior management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
  • Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale first phase emergency response is essential
  • Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability systems in large complex programmes
  • Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable:

  • At least 5 years of humanitarian experience
  • Previous experience working in NE Nigeria

Application Closing Date
23rd December 2017.

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

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