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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 position below:

 

 

 

Job Title: Household Economic Strengthening (HES) Coordinator
Ref Id: 190001LY
Location: Bauchi
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • This position will be responsible for providing technical support and guidance in the implementation of the economic strengthening component of the STEER OVC project.
  • The job will primarily focus on; support CSOs on market assessment which will include gender iterative economic opportunity analyses, identification of pro-poor, high-growth value chains, building financial literacy skills of households, incorporating basic market principles, facilitate skills trainings, manage group savings programs, household economic assessments, support to households to develop and scale-up businesses on community-based savings and loan schemes, (VS&L) for caregivers and heads of households.

Scope of role:

  • Reports to: HES Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post : 0

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the State and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of work plan.
  • Coordinate identification of viable HHES models, gather information on what models of HHES are available in the target communities, both formal and informal
  • Based on the above, contribute to the design of flexible and adaptable economic strengthening models based on best practices and relevance to the Nigeria context, which can be feasibly rolled out in target communities.
  • Support to train and guide CSOs or partners as they roll out HHES strategies in target communities, working with teams to plan and implement the roll-out strategies.
  • Provide support and mentoring to CSO staff and partners in implementing the HHES services in the communities, through field visits, refresher trainings, on the job training etc.  Help CSOs ensure that services are relevant and useful to the beneficiaries and well integrated with other services provide by and through the STEER project.
  • Support the project CSOs or partners ensure that economic strengthening services provided by STEER project are in line and complementary with, other economic strengthening services provided by other agencies at the state and community levels.
  • Coordinate periodic monitoring/reviews of the HHES services, identify successes, and using lessons learned to make contribution to the overall HHES strategies of the project.
  • Ensure that HHES components and related services are integrated into project reviews and evaluation activities.
  • Support State level planning of activities as agreed in the STEER work plan.
  • Under the Supervision of HES Manager, manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events.
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings as required.
  • Compile States level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
  • Develop State level annual, quarterly and monthly work plans as agreed with the line manager.
  • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of STEER technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops.
  • Support the work of consultants in the States as needs arise.
  • Document technical team meetings, partner meetings, conferences, and workshops, so that notes are around to team members not in attendance and to STEER/HQ.
  • Provide support on technical initiatives, including performing literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to technical activities as required.
  • Maintain good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on Nutrition in the States.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the STEER COP, including assisting HES Manager and other Technical Leads on the project.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; comply strictly to security procedures and other staff policies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Essential:

  • Experience in HES  interventions
  • Experience working with an international NGO a plus
  • Interest in development issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Fluency in English and Hausa
  • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.

Desirable:

  • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of agriculture, economics, or development
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
  •  Strong organizational and communication skills.

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Social Work Coordinator
Ref Id: 190001LL
Locations: Kano and Bauchi
Reports to: Programme Manager
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • As a member of the STEER Team, The Social Work Coordinator will be responsible for working closely with the STEER technical team to achieve the strategic objectives of the project – focusing primarily on Social Work, Care & Support but also supporting cross-cutting themes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming including Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the work plan and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of the work plan.
  • Provide technical support to STEER partners and Government counterparts to implement Social work activities and to ensure that agreed targets are met.
  • Work closely with Partners to coordinate activities of Community Case Management Workers (CCMW) these includes; Routine Home visits, Case management, Referrals, Linkages and Collaboration with other Service providers.
  • Support partners to form and coordinate activities of Child Protection Committees (CPC), Kids and Youth clubs, caregivers forum across Project communities
  • Support Partner CSOs to develop and implement case plans including reviews and evaluations.
  • Under the Supervision of Social Work Advisor, manage the preparation, coordination, and execution of special technical events, such as trainings.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and participate in program trainings and meetings as required.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; security procedures and other staff policies.
  • Work with partners to improve quality of ability to monitor protection needs, gaps and interventions in and around child protection issues.
  • Advocate with the government and other actors to take appropriate measure to remedy violations and address the protection concerns facing children in the communities. Liaise with relevant line ministries and commissions in order to foster partnerships and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of children
  • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of STEER technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Compile concise quantitative and qualitative reports, case studies, Success stories etc. on a monthly, and quarterly basis and submit to Social Work Advisor for documentation
  • Represent STEER in States level meetings.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Social Work interventions
  • Experience working with an international NGO a plus
  • Interest in development issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.

Desirable:

  • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of Social Work, Education or Development.
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria Social Work Practices.
  • Familiarity with OVC programming and principles.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills required, and working knowledge of Hausa language.
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

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:

  • Provides best-in-class TA in area of work
  • 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:

  • Designs effective project implementation methods
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Awards Officer
Ref Id: 190001LT
Location: Bauchi and Kano
Reports to: Awards  Coordinator
Staff directly reporting to this post: 0

Role Purpose

  • To assist the maintenance and administration of a robust and effective awards management system that is compliant to SCI awards systems and guidelines, and meet donor requirements.

Key Areas of Accountability
Awards Management and Administration:

  • Assist in ensuring that grant management is compliant with all donor/SCI policies and regulations
  • Assist in the maintenance of an effective  and efficient central awards filing system in accordance with SC awards checklist
  • Assist in following up to ensure that the an effective  awards control/reporting schedule
  • Assist in Coordinating financial and narrative reports and sending to Head of Awards & Compliance  before submission to donors/Member/ or as assigned
  • Dissemination of information/correspondence regarding awards as instructed by the Awards Manager
  • Monitor action points and  reports submission dates  – setting up reminder system (wall chart / outlook diary)
  • Assist with the Review of transactions and records to ensure compliance with donor requirements via Agresso
  • Work with the Awards Manager in assisting Budget Holders  in the preparation of budgets in SC format including phasing and re-phasing of budgets and ensure comprehensive budget notes for the donor and for internal use are prepared and filed
  • Liaise with budget holders to ensure that time sheets are completed for all staff funded under the relevant grants and or where personnel are allocated across more than one financial source code.
  • Liaising with budget holders and programme managers during preparation  of  financial reports, asset registers, and other documents, as required by donors, and ensure they are produced in donor specific formats and that they and detailed background information is filed electronically and in hard copy
  • Support in the Review of financial report with Budget Holders to ensure reports are compatible with the narrative reports, assets register, and other returns to Donors/Member,
  • Coordinate with Finance and Programmes in ensuring that all requisite Donor reports are submitted on time and in compliance with prescribed Donor formats
  • Support in ensuring Kick Off Meetings occur for all new projects

Awards Management Information:

  • View relevant awards in AMS with a view to identify awards requiring update of information through daily review and monitoring of the dashboard.
  • Regularly view all new opportunities; proposals and contracts in AMS and inform the Awards Manager of all outstanding approvals
  • Support the Awards Manager in the process of Finalizing all donor reports in accordance with donor requirements and SC reporting schedule
  • Support in the Closeout processes of all awards as appropriate
  • Ensure that good documentation, hard and soft copies, (up to audit standards) for all awards is maintained

Budget Monitoring:

  • Participate in the annual budget development, where required
  • Support budget holders in the proposal budget costings, creating Reporting Templates and DEAs, where required
  • Assist in the review of monthly transactions with Budget Holders and provide comments to fAwards Manager for submission to Finance

Audit & Evaluation:

  • Assist with the Internal and External audit preparations including putting together relevant documentation and ToR for the Audit
  • Assist in the coordination of all SC awards audits and assist the Award Manager in ensuring complete implementation of recommendations
  • Assist in the follow up on audit issues and provide appropriate response with support from Award Manager

Field Office and Partner Support Function:

  • Capacity Building of partners in understanding finance and awards management
  • Assist in the Capacity Building of Budget Holders & Field staff  in Awards Management
  • Assist in conducting Pre awards assessment and due diligence check for new partners
  • Assist in Organizing  audit of Implementing Partners

Other Support:

  • Work closely with  Awards Team on finance /awards related issues
  • Participate in monthly awards meetings and provide update, where necessary
  • Participate in Year End & on-going processes relating to awards status including final reconciliation of donor disbursements & awards expenditure, confirmation of debt and income carry forward positions, awards closures
  • Other – Any other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

Supporting the Dual Mandate

  • Support the development of an organizational culture that reflects our values, our dual mandate and promotes accountability and high performance

Global Policies:

  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, health and safety, code of conduct,  Fraud and Dishonesty,  equal opportunities and other relevant policies

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 Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or other relevant discipline
  • 2-4 years working experience in relevant field, at least 2 of which should be in grant management with non-profit sector
  • Experience of working with institutional donor contracts such as DFID, EC, ECHO, USAID in an I/NGO environment
  • Experience in financial management and producing appropriate management information
  • Minimal Facilitation Skills
  • Analytical skills and ability to translate analysis into appropriate, feasible and practical implementation plans and goals.
  • An understanding of development work in order to communicate effectively with Members/Donors and programme staff on funding sources and programme issues
  • Ability to use developed guidelines and formats to support staff in donor applications and reporting
  • Knowledge of major donor funding sources
  • Experience of supporting programmes in each stage of the project cycle, including budgeting, technical and financial monitoring in the context of grants/restricted funding sources.
  • Understanding of interdepartmental relationships, dynamics and functioning in an overseas programme setting
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children
  • Ability to understand technical and financial issues into a language understandable by non-finance staff
  • Computer literate (including working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access) and competency in development of spread-sheets and databases
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate clearly with thoughtful and accurate information
  • Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environment from time to time
  • Ability to work within a multicultural and multi-religious settings

Desirable:

  • Experience of Save the Children financial accounting packages (eg Agresso), policies, systems and procedures.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator
Ref Id: 190001LV
Location: Kano
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • As a member of the STEER Team, the Nutrition Coordinator will work under the direction of the State Program Manager in the day-to-day successful implementation of the STEER Project at the States. Overall, the Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for the support and capacity building of the STEER partners including CSOs and the Government counterparts.

Scope Of Role

  • Reports to: State Program Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: 0

Key Areas Of Accountability

  • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the State and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of work plan.
  • Provide technical support to STEER partners and Government counterparts to implement Nutrition activities and to ensure that agreed targets are met.
  • Responsible for facilitation of trainings, support State level planning and activities for World Breastfeeding week and other nutrition activities as agreed in the annual work plan.
  • Under the Supervision of Program Manager, manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events, such as trainings
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
  • Compile States level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
  • Develop State level annual, quarterly and monthly work plans as agreed with the line manager.
  • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of STEER technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops.
  • Support the work of consultants in the States as needs arise.
  • Document technical team meetings, partner meetings, conferences, and workshops, so that notes are around to team members not in attendance and to STEER/HQ.
  • Provide support on technical initiatives, including performing literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to technical activities as required.
  • Maintain good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on Nutrition in the States.
  • Represent STEER in States level meetings such as SCFN, working groups, etc.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the Program Manager.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; comply strictly to security procedures and other staff policies.

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 degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
  • Experience in Contemporary Nutrition  interventions
  • Experience working with an international NGO a plus
  • Interest in development issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Fluency in English and Hausa Language
  • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.

Desirable:

  • A degree or equivalent work experience in the field of nutrition, health, or development
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 21st June, 2019.

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