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Save The Children New Vacancies [4 Positions]

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Program Officer
Location: Abuja
Role Purpose

  • This role provides professional technical, communications and administrative support to the Nutrition team
  • The Post holder will develop and maintain high quality mobile applications for the Alive & Thrive (A & T) and WINNN programme.
  • He/She is expected to collaborate with implementation teams to develop functional mobile applications, while working in a fast-paced department as well as provide critical support to data/information management and communications activities, assisting the A & T team by developing and implementing an appropriate communications products and outputs for the team.
  • The post holder will support the entire application lifecycle (concept, design, test, release and support), produce fully functional mobile applications, gather user requirements and suggest solutions, Troubleshoot and debug applications to optimize performance. Design interfaces (plan new features) to improve user experience in collaboration with the Nutrition and IT teams.
  • He/She will ensure that new and legacy applications meet quality standards, research and suggest new mobile products, applications and protocols based on acceptability and usage from implementation sites while staying up-to-date with new technology trends.
  • The incumbent will work closely with the A & T team both in the States and Country Office, to plan communications, logistics and administrative needs and also in meeting documentations, compilation and filing of Project reports and other relevant Project documents.
  • S/he will be responsible for implementing and developing a variety of communications pieces including email announcements, communications and training materials as agreed.

Scope of Role

  • The post holder will report to Head of Nutrition (direct) IT Manager (matrix) and work closely with the WINNN programme team (namely DPM) and A&T (namely PM and Sr SBCC Officer) as well as the SNA.

Key Deliverables

  • Lead the design and roll out of the A&T IPC component through mobile phones
  • Support the state teams on the use of mobile phone technology for IPC and reporting
  • Ensure IT support for the project and users
  • Support the procurement of data tools and communication materials and distribution to the States, such as raising Procurement Requests, participating in tender meetings, following up with the logistics team on progress of procurement.
  • Support the preparation and implementation of events with the Admin and Logistics teams as the case may be.
  • Support processing payment for consultants and other payments as directed by the line manager
  • Support travel arrangements for Alive and Thrive team, Partners sponsored by SCI
  • Administrative and Logistics support to the team as requested
  • Documentation of minutes of Project related meeting.
  • Compilation and filing of Project reports and other relevant Project documents.
  • Support the design and development of communication and visibility materials in accordance with the standards of Alive and Thrive.
  • The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the Post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Qualifications Experience and Skills

  • B.Sc degree in Computer Science or relevant field
  • Proven work experience as a Mobile developer
  • Demonstrable portfolio of released applications
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one programming language like Swift and Java
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) and displays the potential for distilling complex information and materials into digestible and inspiring messages.
  • Excellent organisational skills. Ability to manage a large workload in a pressured environment, working to short and long term objectives and tight deadlines. Attention to detail and ability to follow tasks and ideas through to completion.
  • A high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to respond to changing needs.
  • Experience in drafting communications materials such as emails, newsletter content, internet content, etc.
  • Understanding of NGO operations.
  • Demonstrable experience working with various social media.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, design software and other digital tools.
  • Proactive approach to work and the ability to identify and implement effective processes for achieving outcomes.
  • Familiarity with OOP design principles
  • Excellent analytical skills with a good problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to perform in a team environment
  • Understanding of communications and staff engagement within a high profile global organisation utilising a range of new and traditional media.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to the Save the Children values.

 

Job Title: Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Advisor
Job ID: sav-75293
Location: Abuja
Role Purpose

  • Save the Children is seeking an Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Advisor will provide leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring of all ASRH interventions and activities under the REACH project in the Nigerian country office.
  • The REACH project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls and boys in hard to reach communities in Gombe, Zamfara, and Katsina states.
  • S/he will focus on the improvement of quality of sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents including young mothers/parents at the community and facility-levels to receive the knowledge, skills and services they need to delay early childbearing and/or care for a healthy pregnancy, care during birth and postpartum period, practicing healthy timing, spacing of subsequent pregnancies and being informed of available modern contraceptive methods.
  • The ASRH Advisor will work under the direction of the REACH Project Director, but will also work closely with ASRH officers in the field offices, as well as the Head of Unit- Health at the country office in Abuja, and colleagues at Save the Children Canada.

Duties and Responsibilities
Programme Development and Implementation:

  • With the direction of relevant thematic leads, s/he will support the development of concept notes, work plans, budgets and other related activities of REACH within the programme in liaison with the Head of Health
  • Ensure all ASRH plans and activities are properly coordinated  with the field staff, and within the SCI management & operation systems
  • Lead and coordinate the implementation of  ASRH activities in close collaboration with the Gender Equality Advisor
  • Ensure conduct of quality trainings on ASRH to target health providers and partners towards improving the quality of health facility services to adolescents (Use of the Age & Life-stage Counselling Tools, Youth-Friendly Health Services,  Interpersonal Communication Skills, Organizing Young Mothers’ Support groups, others). It is envisioned that this will include developing and/ or adapting training materials and tools as necessary.
  • Work with the state ASRH officers, Implement the Mothers support group series of activities of the Adolescent First-time mothers/parents intervention
  • Work with SCI communications unit to develop and adapt relevant ASRH IEC materials for the target facilities as well as ensure re-printing of important ASRH publications for dissemination to stakeholders/ partners (e.g. the Age & Life-stage Counselling Tools, the Nigeria National Adolescent & Youth friendly Job Aids and Cue cards, First-time Mothers/Parents curriculum for Mothers support group, others)
  • Work closely with the  REACH Senior Health and Gender Equality Edvisors to ensure that gender transformative approaches are implemented and that gender equality is mainstreamed throughout allactivities and interventions
  • Emphasize the importance of normative change at implementation level in order to achieve project outcomes
  • In collaboration with the Head of Health, ensure that quality quarterly reports and other documentation of ASRH interventions and activities are written in a timely manner and submitted to the Head of Health for vetting.
  • Work with the business development team (and member RH technical advisors, where applicable) to make technical contributions to proposals which have an ARSH component and ensure high quality narratives for submission.

Advocacy and Coordination:

  • S/he will take a lead on ASRH networking, and in close collaboration with health advocacy coordinator, work towards strengthening linkages/coordinating with relevant stakeholders and government agencies (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Youth and Development at national level, as well as other INGOs implementing ASRH activities), mobilizing partners and stakeholders in the establishment of technical working groups for ASRH at both Federal and State levels.

Qualifications
Essential:

  • A Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field
  • At least five years of working experience in ASRH (specifically normative change and understanding adolescent behaviors) and family planning  in developing countries
  • Strong understanding of gender equality principles
  • Experience in monitoring programs and participating in evaluation
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian health system with in depth familiarity and knowledge about ASRH in country activities
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting with minimal supervision
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to travel within the country

Desirable:

  • Fluency in Hausa, Ibo or Yoruba will be ab added advantage
  • Programming experience in the North of Nigeria
  • Experience in implementing gender-transformative approaches to health

 

Job Title: M & E Manager, Alive and Thrive
Location:
 Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: Programme Manager Alive and Thrive (direct), Head of MEAL (matrix)
Role Purpose

  • This role provides professional technical and managerial support to the Alive and Thrive team on Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • The post will involve coordination with project management unit in Abuja and A&T implementing state in line with donor reporting requirements for the A&T programme following SC guidelines and best practices.
  • The Post holder will ensure quality implementation of the M&E Strategy and Plan for the Alive & Thrive programme, including the monitoring of progress against activity and critical milestones as well as providing support and guidance to the Programme Manager, State Team Leaders, Senior SBCC officer and Government counterparts in all implementing states.
  • He/She will assume a lead technical role in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation systems for all SCI lead Alive & Thrive activities.

Scope of Role

  • The post holder will work closely with the Project Officers, State Team Leaders, Senior SBCC Officer and Programme Manager.

Key Deliverables
Capacity building of MOH staff on M&E:

  • Support identification of requirements for building the capacity of staff at the state and local government level to assess programming outcomes
  • Provide training on M&E for  Facility Records department, MOH programme managers (SNO and LGA PHC team: LGA Nutrition Focal Point, M&E Officer, Health Educator etc)
  • Support SNO and LGA PHC team to provide training on M&E to programme implementers (communities, facilities staff)
  • Coach A&T programme officers to supervise activities, ensuring quality and trustfulness of data at the facility and community level
  • Support SNO and LGA PHC department on data compilation, analysis and reporting, ensuring programme data informs strategy and implementation
  • In collaboration with SNO and LGA PHC team provide on the job training and coaching for staff in the facilities, assessment of capacity (technical and infrastructure) of SPHCDA and in all implementing LGAs M&E, Development of capacity building plan and implementation of such plans for state and LGA M&E and Training of all State and LGAs on DQA.

M&E technical support to Alive & Thrive Team:

  • Identify training needs and train staff according to programme plan or ad-hoc
  • Provide day-to-day technical support and advice to STLs and Programme Officers to ensure adherence to common frameworks and validity and accuracy of data collected.

Data monitoring, analysis and reporting at the Field/State level:

  • In collaboration with the A&T partners, develop and implement a framework for monitoring the programmes including: rapid assessment and baseline tools, project specific monitoring tools, approaches, staff and team responsibilities and frequency of monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Develop clear, systematic and feasible monitoring plans for the project, based on the expected deliverables and results framework (including data collection-frequency and data management)
  • In collaboration with MOH and relevant Alive & Thrive staff ensure timely data compilation and reporting according to programme M&E plan
  • Supervise/oversee programme monitoring activities
  • Ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with international MEAL standards (such as, but not limited to, Accountability Partnership International (HAP-I) Benchmarks, SPHERE, DEC Accountability Framework)
  • Work closely with the regional MEAL team and share best experiences through community of practice fora.
  • Lead in data quality assurance and compliance related reporting requirements and their timely submission.
  • Provide quality reports to the STLs/PM according to the defined M&E plan
  • Ensure M&E tools are always available at the implementation level
  • Support programme feedback meetings to communities, facilities and authorities
  • Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement
  • Support field managers in conducting regular reviews of each project and ensure there is a clear process for staff/teams to raise concerns over programme progress and quality
  • Ensure compliance with SCI MEAL standard operating procedures including: the global quality framework, Global Initiative requirements, total reach and the advocacy measurement tool.
  • Ensure regular communication and sharing of constraints/successes with States Implementing teams
  • In collaboration with the State counterpart, prepare monthly summaries for submission to authorities with validation of the STL.
  • Contribute to strategy formulation for progress of the programme in consultation with the State/LGA teams and other stakeholders linked to M&E.
  • Participate and collaborate for effective coordination within the programme (i.e. with state and other targeted LGAs).
  • Participate in meetings, training and other assessment/events as required by the State STLs

Technical assistance/advice to other SCI programmes:

  • Support the Deputy PDQ Director bringing together data and findings from across projects and operational regions to form a coherent basis for analysis of impact which promotes learning and strategy development.
  • Ensure that the project’s M&E system is well linked and/or integrated with overall M&E systems for the SC Nigeria Country Program.
  • Sharing of information obtained with communities, children, and Government stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism.
  • In collaboration with other technical staff, provide support and advise to other projects or activities of the country programme such as advised
  • Support  data quality assessment for the programme

Accountability
Work closely with the Accountability Advisor to:

  • Ensure that staff at all levels, fully understand and promote accountability in general and to children in particular, through training and coaching.
  • Ensure that accountability to beneficiaries becomes a core element and success indicator for all program activities.
  • Build on progress to date on integrating accountability to beneficiaries (and particularly children) within programmes through supporting the establishment of feedback mechanisms and producing information materials in a way which mainstreams accountability across all programmes.
  • Contribute to improvements in existing policies and procedures to enhance effective accountability mechanisms.
  • Assess how beneficiaries can best be involved at every stage of the programme cycle.

Learning
Work closely with the Knowledge Management Advisor to:

  • Develop programme learning drives for programme reports and documentations
  • Keep record of information obtained during research (database of information, hard files, etc.)
  • Conduct literature research and support process and impact evaluations as required
  • Communicate program learning (through document sharing, presentations, etc) internally to provide guidance and technical input on strategic direction and programme design, and externally with key stakeholders (NGOs, government partners, working groups, etc).
  • Ensure that lessons learned are properly documented and are incorporated into programme implementation and design.
  • Analyse information about the programme and make recommendations for improvement
  • Promote learning throughout the organisation, particularly on issues of programme quality, policy analysis and advocacy. Ensure new analysis and information is constantly available.
  • Regularly produce and report on best practices and case studies.
  • Participate in designing and implementation of studies, assessments and learning in coordination and cooperation with PDQ teams and programme staff.

Additional job responsibilities:

  • The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the Post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Qualifications  Experience and Skills
Essential:

  • Professional qualification at Postgraduate level or equivalent in Economics or related discipline
  • Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
  • Ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Proven ability to coordinate effective resource allocation to ensure quality programmes.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable workplans and evaluate progress.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal). The ability to analyse complex data and summarise it for a range of different audiences.
  • Experience of working within budget constraints.
  • Commitment to SC’s mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).
  • 5 years of direct experience of monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: health, nutrition and/ or economics. Strong analytical skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning.  Demonstrated ability to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and evaluation.
  • Experience of cost benefit analysis, economic appraisal or other value for money methodologies.
  • Computer literate.
  • Commitment to support cross organisational initiatives.
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
  • Ability to operate within a predominantly administratively self-servicing environment.

Desirable:

  • Experience working with Nutrition or Health programmes, qualitative research techniques and international development.

 

Job Title: Warehouse Assistant
Location: 
Borno, Nigeria
Role Purpose

  • Supervising the receiving, warehousing and distribution of materials, equipment, and supplies in Borno warehouse.
  • Ensure good stock management in the ECHO, DRF & SIDA Projects.

Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1:

  • Manage supplies and equipment stock in Borno

Reception:

  • Acknowledge reception of goods in good order and condition
  • Cross-check quantities in accordance with delivery form
  • Supervise loading and offloading of goods
  • Inspect the quality and check for damage
  • Count and record the quantity

Physical organisation of the stores:

  • Proper installation of commodities in shelves or pallets
  • Organization of the items in category
  • Keep clean the store and secure stocks

Store Management:

  • Daily management of the store for cleaning or stocking
  • Daily monitoring of stock levels
  • Enter all data into stock and bin cards
  • Preparation of monthly consumption report
  • Conduct of cyclic counts and inventories in accordance to project schedule
  • Planning of the needs and requisition of re-supplies
  • Daily monitoring for expiry dates and quality problems
  • Daily update of movements of goods in/out of the store

Security:

  • Check security measures, e.g. locks, windows, building
  • Report to the line manager / security responsible in case of problems

Record keeping and filing:

  • Enter all movements in their respective records
  • File all the documents
  • Compile report as appropriate

Preparation for expedition of outbound supplies:

  • Packing of items according to approved quantities and in proper condition to the means of transportation
  • Prepare waybill and packing list to be sent with each consignment back to main medical store
  • Enter all data of items leaving the store on stock cards and on weekly reports

Objective 2:

  • Provide general stock management support to the ECHO, DRF & SIDA projects

Support SCI staff on stock management:

  • Work with logistics to ensure programme procurements are timely and of high quality
  • Carry out other tasks as required by line manager
  • Prepare periodic narrative and stock reports as agreed with management
  • Support programme staffs to forecast and request for supplies as efficiently as possible

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • At least one year post-qualification experience
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO staff
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility with good workload management, multitasking and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Stock management and logistics experience
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communication skills

 

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

Application Deadline: 26th September, 2017.

Note: Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be assessed as received and ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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