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Save the Children Massive Job Vacancies 2018 is Out Online | Apply Now.

Save the Children Recruitment 2018 Are you a graduate or non-graduate seeking for a job opportunity in Nigeria? If yes, here’s an opportunity for you. The Save the Children is currently recruiting to fill the available positions. Read more details below;

Save the Children Massive Job Vacancies 2018

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 fulfill 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 vacant position below:

Job Title: Food Security & Livelihood Coordinator
Location:
 Biu & Damboa LGAs – Borno

Role Purpose

  • The FSL Coordinator will be responsible for overall implementation and oversight of food security and livelihood activities in Biu & Damboa LGAs and will oversee the day-to-day running of project activities along with SCI partners
  • The Coordinator will also ensure that complementary nutrition activities are fully integrated into food assistance programming and ensure coordination with both unit
  • Engage in capacity building activities including training to the food security and livelihood team in cash transfer programming and other related FSL activities.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Support (typically will be at field level):

  • Support field level technical assessments in coordination with the FSL Manager and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • With support from the FSL Manager and/or other senior programme staff, develop project plans and budgets, contributing toward an overall project implementation.
  • With the support of FSL Officers ensure adequate supervision of all FSL activities in communities with proper community mapping and identification.
  • Ensure proper identification of beneficiaries and baseline with support from FSL Officers, MEAL, Community Mobilization and community committees are in all communities.
  • Liaising with Nutrition team to ensure caregivers of children identified with SAM are registered for food vouchers on the program.
  • Working with FSL Officers and other program staff ensure program beneficiaries have adequate information about the food voucher program including the location of vendors, prices of items and checking balancing and complaint mechanism.
  • Ensures effective start-up, management, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of integrated Nutrition to food security  projects;
  • Provide support and guidance to the project team and implementing partners; assess training needs, plan & provides training/guidance for staff in setting up new FSL services;
  • Participating in multi-sectoral assessments as required;
  • Manages all Save the Children resources (equipment, supplies, HR) committed to the program activities;
  • Conducts regular field visits to provide supportive supervision to the projects;
  • Leads the development of work plans, POPs, budgets, and other required program documents for FSL section;
  • Conducts regular field visits and review meetings with government officials to monitor the implementation of the programs;
  • In collaboration with FSL Manager, ensure timely preparation and implementation of phase-out strategy
  • With support from the FSL Manager and/or other FSL Officers, support with inputs in the development of high-quality concept notes and proposals.
  • With the support of FSL Manager, support project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Working closely with FSL Manager and/or other senior programme staff, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Ensure success stories that have been identified on the program are documented with good practices shared among staff.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Representation and Communication:

  • Represents the project and participate in internal coordination and share up-to-date information to FSL and Nutrition Managers.
  • Documents findings and recommendations of field visits for follow-up actions; shares as appropriate.
  • Oversees and leads the development and submission of program reports, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness.
  • Documents lessons learned in specific technical areas.

Policy Analysis, Policy Engagement and Advocacy for Policy Change:

  • Contribute to learning and research that supports the sector advocacy objectives and lead the implementation research necessary for evidence-based advocacy.
  • Represent the organization at all relevant technical external task forces, working groups, seminars or other meetings as approved by the sector head and use these meetings to negotiate strategic, project and advocacy positions.
  • Advise the Head of Nutrition and Nutrition Manager on the technical and policy content of advocacy plans and support their implementation.
  • Develop good relations with other NGOs, development and UN agencies working in the sector and where possible forge alliances to influence key actors around advocacy objectives.
  • Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders in the sector of the thematic area covered.
  • Ensure that the voices of children guide advocacy and policy change objectives and related activities.
  • Compile, analyze and interpret FSL response data and provide regular updates to government and NGO coordination bodies as requested, and use the information to justify decisions on further resource allocation.
  • Participate in identifying, coordinating, and implementing operational research studies to pilot and scale-up effective direct interventions in coordination with the PDQ FSL team and MEAL team.

Programme Quality and Effectiveness:

  • Ensure that project officers are meeting both internal and donor technical standards and requirements. This includes oversight of implementation quality, reviewing, editing and signing-off donor reports to ensure they are of an acceptable technical and presentational quality.
  • Participate in field-based project monitoring and review meetings.
  • Liaise with Programme Operations staff to identify technical support needs of projects and staff, and jointly agree on specific and time-bound support needs of projects and staff in relevant technical areas.
  • Provide technical training to ensure that the project staff have the necessary skills to technically implement the project.
  • Assist project staff in the use of FSL and cross-cutting tools and guidelines to ensure the quality of work. These include, among others, child participation, child right programming and mainstreaming of gender, diversity and HIV/AIDS.
  • Prepare annual work plans, in consultation with FSL Manager.
  • Undertake regular field visits to project sites to ensure technical quality and timeliness of ongoing work.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with the efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through collection of data and information and sharing with the project heads

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Other:

  • The post holder may be responsible for additional tasks and duties as and when required to support the overall Country Programme, regional and head office priorities.

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 the highest levels of integrity

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of a First Degree qualification – B.Sc/B.A/HND in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience or works experience
  • Minimum of 4 years post NYSC progressive experience of working in FSL and Nutrition, including prior emergency based experience
  • Previous experience of project management and implementation
  • Excellent understanding of monitoring and evaluation, nutrition in the humanitarian context, FSL, CMAM, IYCF, or any other related topics.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write a clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Experience in working with government counterparts and other partners at various levels –
  • Excellent understanding of the relevant thematic sector in Nigeria at both field and policy levels; including the national nutrition program and well as CMAM programming
  • Proven experience in emergency food security and nutrition projects
  • Practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities in realising children’s rights in Nigeria, in relation to the thematic area
  • Understanding advocacy and representation within the nutrition sector
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Experience of training and capacity building staff
  • Excellent communication and strong influencing skills
  • 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

Skills:

  • Excellent spoken and written English and local language (Northeast of Nigeria)
  • Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases)

Desirable:

  • Experience in food security and nutrition project, data management, cash transfer programming and IYCF programming
  • At least 2 years proven experience in Cash/ voucher transfers, Income Generation Activities and Backyard Vegetable Gardening
  • Experience in report writing
  • Able to speak fluent Hausa language
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Highest standard of ethics and integrity
  • Having an operational experience will be a plus advantage.
  • Knowledge of EMMA and market analysis tools
  • Familiarity with FSL and nutrition surveys
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within FSL programming.

Job Title: Management Information System/Payment Coordinator
Locations
: Yobe
Job Type: Full-time

Role Purpose

  • The MIS/Payment Coordinator will provide technical support to the design, implementation and monitoring of cash transfer programme at State and LGA levels in Yobe State.

Key Areas Of Accountability

  • Provide technical oversight to the planning, delivery and monitoring of programme activities at the state and LGA levels
  • Establishment of an integrated MIS into the cash program to ensure compliance with donor objectives and methodology
  • Ensure proper and timely implementation, management and capacity building on MIS
  • Document good practice from planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities
  • Represent Save the children in relevant local forums and technical working groups where necessary.
  • Ensure that the planned activities are carried out in a way that is timely, cost-effective and adheres to quality standards
  • Support planning of sensitization activities with target communities and development of key community mobilization messages
  • Ensure targeting and enrolment process for beneficiaries is conducted transparently and according to phased roll-out plans
  • Ensure technical assistance to programme delivery has been planned and factored into budgets
  • Participate in relevant state and LGA level forums for cash transfers and social protection and support advocacy efforts with state government
  • Support the development of training packages for staff and partners in the management and delivery of cash transfers
  • Support development of capacity building strategy for state and LGAs in social protection
  • Work with LGA teams to establish reporting processes to ensure that all information and data on cash transfer interventions is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner
  • Provide technical input and review to regular monthly and quarterly state-level reports using data provided by LGA teams and ensure cross-checking of data
  • Compile case studies and lessons learned reports on a regular basis to share with the wider programme and inform improvements in programme quality and delivery
  • Support creation of a system for ensuring that information obtained is also shared with communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
  • Ensure beneficiary accountability mechanism is logging and addressing complaints in a timely fashion. Ensure programme managers are aware of delays in acting on any complaints or information requests.

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 the highest levels of integrity

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • First degree (BSc/BA/HND), preferably in a discipline such as Social Sciences, Geography, Anthropology or other disciplines relevant to Urban/Rural Livelihoods, IT, MIS or related field
  • 4 years post NYSC experience.
  • Substantial experience of relief or development/extension work with rural communities.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and managing cash transfer and food security programmes.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other programming (Access, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Proven ability to create management information systems for large amounts of data within a complex program
  • Knowledge and experience in using database specific software
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Knowledge and experience of project development, monitoring and evaluation, preferably in the area of cash transfers and/or food security.
  • Strong analytical skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning
  • Knowledge of Household Economy Approach to food security and livelihoods assessment.
  • Skills related to participatory research methods, computer literacy and numerical skills.
  • Understanding the non-partisan status of an international NGO.
  • Good communication, presentation, training and report writing skills.
  • Ability to take a proactive approach in community capacity building, either directly or through the facilitation of suitable support.
  • Experience in leading a team in fieldwork with communities.
  • Willing to work in isolated rural areas with basic living conditions, and work in difficult field conditions.
  • Knowledge of Hausa language.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.

Desirable:

  • Experience in institutional strengthening of government and or local NGOs.
  • Knowledge and experience of Child Rights Programming approaches.
  • An understanding of nutrition and behaviour change communications activities
  • Previous experience in M&E, MIS of cash-based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers)

Application Deadline: 24th December, 2018.

Job Title: Supply Chain Officer
Job ID: sav-77212
Location: Yobe

Role Purpose

  • The Supply Chain Officer is responsible for managing Procurement processes to ensure effective, transparent and accountable support to the Save the Children programs in Yobe State.
  • Under the supervision of the Field Manager to ensure adequate consideration for coordination of supplies deliveries and planning of program implementation.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to program/support teams on procurement of goods and services and on best procurement practices. Anticipate procurement bottlenecks and resolve them ahead of issues.

Key Areas of Accountability
Procurement and Supply:

  • Implement procurement as per approved Save the Children International guidelines, procedures and forms.
  • Check the availability and prices of requested items in the local market; liaise with the Country office if procurement must be conducted there.
  • Create, maintain and regularly update the price list.
  • Create, maintain and regularly update supplier database.
  • Maintain, keep up-to-date and share a weekly procurement tracker, showing the current status of the requested items and the date which they are expected to be supplied to the projects
  • Organize collections of required numbers of quotes for all relevant procurements
  • Advises the Budget holder on contract allocation if relevant. Call for procurement committee meetings, take notes and documents the decision-making process.
  • Drafts POs according to Procurement committees proceedings for Review of relevant manager and submits for Budget holder approval
  • Collate all payment file and submit to LM for check before submission to Budget holder and finance payment
  • Prepare monthly summary reports on the procurement, identifying problems in operations and solutions proposed.
  • Oversee all arrangements for meetings and conferences as required, ensuring these are delivered to a high quality and cost effectively
  • Line manage all procurement assistants under the supervision of the position by managing performance on an on-going basis
  • Manage suppliers relationship up to the delivery of goods/completion of service
  • Follows up with Finance office on outstanding payments files. In liaison with the Senior Logistics Manager, Trouble-shoot file incompleteness and/or inconsistencies.
  • Maintains and keep up-to-date a hard documentation filling system for procurement files allowing easy reference for audit purpose.
  • 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 in line with the job description and capacity development plan.

Reports:

  • Maintain all Procurement files in an organized, accurate and up to date manner
  • Produce weekly procurement tracker and send to programs and management teams at field level
  • Generate any other procurement related reports upon request (item category/ donor / time / budget… – based)

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and the 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 the highest levels of integrity.

Skills & Experience

  • Administrative & General Skills
  • Level of Education – First degree (B.Sc/BA/HND) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Accounting or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive experience of working in Logistics including prior internationally based experience
  • Professional international certification in procurement or logistics (e.g. CIPS, CILT) an added advantage
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level – Excellent
  • Language Requirements – English & Hausa – Excellent
  • Level of IT literacy Required – (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Email system, Internet browsing) – Excellent

Experience Expectations:

  • Desired Number of Years Prior Experience in a Similar Role – 3 years
  • Experience in procurement and logistics with INGO: Minimum 2 years
  • Experience in a relatively insecure field based environment
  • Experience working with Save the children

Working Conditions:

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

Application Deadline: 25th December, 2018.

Job Title: Support Services Assistant
Locations
: Biu & Damboa LGAs – Borno
Job Type: Full-time

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to provide professional administrative and logistics support to Save the Children’s programme team based in Borno (Biu & Damboa LGAs)
  • The Support Services Assistant will provide administrative and Logistics support for the effective implementation of activities in Borno
  • S/he will liaise with the other departments in Borno and ensure agreed action regarding Administrative and Logistics support is taken, and give feedback to the programme team
  • The job holder will also undertake other support duties including, but not limited to cover for the front desk, arranging travel, meetings/workshops, facilities, procurement for the LGAs covered.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Administration:

  • Act as the Front Desk Officer
  • Provide administrative support to SC Programme Teams including preparing meeting agendas, taking minutes of meetings, tracking actions and key dates and organising events, meetings/workshop logistics eg booking venue/room, setting up conference calls etc
  • Responsible for maintaining the general document-filing system in both soft and hard for Admin department
  • Ensure minutes of meeting of general staff meeting is taken and distributed within 48 hours after meeting.
  • Assist in the production and publications of all Admin official reports and other materials.
  • Process invoices and expense claims as required
  • Process payment,  and payment requests for vendors as applicable
  • Developing  and updating key communication documents for the Admin team
  • Make flight booking for staff
  • Attend to phone calls in a professional manner.
  • Attend to facilities complain within 24hrs.
  • Liaise with all other departments for programme needs e.g. stationeries, procurement etc

Hotel and Venue Bookings:

  • Make Hotel/Venue Bookings for the team and other programmes as delegated by the line manager, and provide feedback to the person requesting on progress.
  • Liaise with the required facilities to find the best options available and ensure value for money
  • Timely communicate to the requester through Email, the booking details
  • Follow-up with involved parties e.g. visitor, Logistics and Field Manager of the said location on travel arrangement at the destination.
  • All official communication is copied to the line manager and the relevant people.

Other Responsibilities:
The post holder may carry out other duties in addition to or instead of those outlined above which may reasonably be required from time to time, in order to assist the Admin department meets expected objectives. These include but are not limited to the following:

  • Process payment and claims as required.
  • Arrange Hotel/Venue Booking and provide feedback to the person requesting on progress.
  • Liaise with the required facilities to find the best options available and ensure value for money

Asset & Facility Management:

  • Oversee the issuance and return of assets to/from staff
  • Ensure good condition of assets, and maintain asset condition reports.
  • 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.

Warehouse and Store Management:

  • Oversee all stock inflow and outflow
  • Recording all incoming goods for suppliers and prepare goods receive note
  • Update stock/bin cards regularly
  • Support program team in dispatching program suppliers to the LGAs
  • Monthly stock count
  • Prepare monthly stock report
  • Ensure cleanliness of the store.

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • Level of Education – First Degree (B.Sc/B.A/HND) in any Social Sciences course or any related qualification
  • Minimum of a year work experience
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Experience in procurement and logistics in iNGO
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with proven administrative skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities effectively in a constantly changing environment, meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure
  • Strong coordination and time management skills
  • Experience in dealing with diary management and international travel arrangements
  • Sound knowledge of office practices, procedures and administrative systems including filing systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to both support colleagues and request support as and when required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, fluent in English
  • Ability to draft well-written, professionally presented documents
  • IT experience – Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Commitment to Save the Children mission, vision and values
  • Experience of working in challenging, insecure areas and willingness to work and live in a rural environment.
  • Computer literate and knowledge of Word, Excel.

Job Title: Driver
Locations
: Biu & Damboa LGAs – Borno
Job Type: Full-time

Role Purpose

  • The 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 SCI policies and procedures.

Key Areas of Accountability
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 the safety of passengers at all times
  • Safe transport of all staff, equipment, and materials
  • Save the Children International 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 International 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 SCI 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.
  • The driver is to ensure SCI visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.

Other:

  • Follow and abide by the traffic rules, SCI 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 minimum 3 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.
  • Must know the road terrain in Biu & Damboa LGAs

Personal Qualities

  • A proactive and flexible approach to work
  • An ability to work with minimum supervision
  • A systematic approach to work
  • Must be computer literate
  • 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.
  • 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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Apply

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.

Application Deadline: 28th December, 2018.

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Location:
 Yobe

Role Purpose

  • The Procurement/Logistics Officer is responsible for managing Procurement processes to ensure effective, transparent and accountable support to the Save the Children programs in Yobe State.
  • Under the supervision of the Logistics Coordinator to ensure adequate consideration for coordination of supplies deliveries and planning of program implementation. Provide technical advice and guidance to program/support teams on procurement of goods and services and on best procurement practices. Anticipate procurement bottlenecks and resolve them ahead of issues.

Key Areas of Accountability
Procurement and Supply:

  • Implement procurement as per approved Save the Children International guidelines, procedures and forms.
  • Check the availability and prices of requested items in the local market; liaise with Country office if procurement must be conducted there.
  • Maintain and regularly update the price list.
  • Maintain and regularly update current supplier database.
  • Maintain, keep up-to-date and share a weekly procurement tracker, showing the current status of the requested items and the date which they are expected to be supplied to the projects
  • Organize collections of required numbers of quotes for all relevant procurements
  • Advises the Budget holder on contract allocation if relevant. Call for procurement committee meetings, take notes and documents the decision making process.
  • Drafts POs according to Procurement committees proceedings for Review of relevant manager and submits for Budget holder approval
  • Collate all payment file and submit to LM for check before submission to Budget holder and finance payment
  • Prepare monthly summary reports on the procurement, identifying problems in operations and solutions proposed.
  • Oversee all arrangements for meetings and conferences as required, ensuring these are delivered to a high quality and cost effectively
  • Line manage all procurement assistants under supervision of the position by managing performance on an on-going basis
  • Manage suppliers relationship up to delivery of goods / completion of service
  • Follows up with Finance office on outstanding payments files. In liaison with the Senior Logistics Manager, Trouble-shoot file incompleteness and/or inconsistencies.
  • Maintains and keep up-to-date a hard documentation filling system for procurement files allowing easy reference for audit purpose.
  • 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 in line with job description and capacity development plan.

Reports:

  • Maintain all Procurement files in an organized, accurate and up to date manner
  • Produce weekly procurement tracker and send to programs and management teams at field level
  • Generate any other procurement related reports upon request (item category/ donor / time / budget… – based)

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 openne ss and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • Level of Education – Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Accounting or related field
  • Professional international certification in procurement or logistics (e.g. CIPS, CILT) an added advantage
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level – Excellent
  • Language Requirements – English & Hausa – Excellent
  • Level of IT literacy Required – (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Email system, Internet browsing) – Excellent

Experience Expectations:

  • Desired Number of Years Prior Experience in a Similar Role – 3 years
  • Experience in procurement and logistics with INGO: Minimum 2 years
  • Experience in a relatively insecure field based environment
  • Experience working with Save the children

Working Conditions:

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

Job Title: MEAL Adviser
Location:
 Yobe
Job type: Full-time

Role Purpose

  • The MEAL Adviser will be expected to lead on MEAL system design and implementation, evaluations, MEAL budgeting, recruitment as well as support proposal writing and logframe development usually at national level.
  • In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing country programme staff.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead planning of needs assessments in coordination other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and include an analysis of children’s needs. Lead development of SC programme baseline surveys where required.
  • Working with the Deputy Team Leader – Programmes or Team Leader to support senior technical colleagues in their development of sector logframes, plans, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks and plans.  Contribute to development of programme plan/strategy and masterbudget.
  • Lead development of M&E systems (such as output trackers) and their roll out.  Support sector technical staff to carry out monitoring and evaluation of project activities as agreed in M&E frameworks and plans and to strengthen integration between sectors.
  • With support from senior technical colleagues, support fundraising, including contributing to proposal writing and review to ensure MEAL activities and costs are adequately covered. Develop standard guidance for incorporation of MEAL costs into proposals in specific responses.
  • Lead planning, implementation and follow-up of evaluations (real times, evaluations of humanitarian action etc.). Participate in evaluations were required.
  • Set up systems to manage complex information generated by MEAL activities, such as complaints databases and qualitative outcome monitoring data systems.  Conduct statistical and qualitative data analysis and present and disseminate information to inform programme management at all levels of management within a response. Seek solutions for more complex data management requirements by working with IT colleagues, leading development of databases etc.
  • With the HR team, identify MEAL staffing needs for emergency programmes, and lead rapid recruitment, induction, performance management and training.
  • With support from other programme staff, identify MEAL activities supply needs and coordinate with the logistics team to ensure materials arrive in good time.
  • Support sector technical leads to develop monitoring & evaluation plans and required tools. Capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Implement accountability mechanisms at field level, such as complaints response mechanisms – working on community assessment, design, implementation, review etc.. Ensure that activities are carried out to raise awareness of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and handling of serious complaints in line with child safeguarding policy.

Support technical sector specialists to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all disaster traditional and high-tech solutions) and that they solicit and respond to community feedback:

  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct. For instance, with support from senior colleagues, work with sector technical specialists to ensure quality monitoring systems are set up to ensure adherence of programmes to minimum standards.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for MEAL and other staff and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
  • Conduct training and awareness raising activities for operations and programme technical staff at field and country-office level regarding MEAL priorities and quality standards.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve taking the lead in coordination working groups.  Participate in Interagency coordinated joint MEAL activities (for instance, inter-agency RTEs).
  • With support from the Lead MEAL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
  • In collaboration with SC MEAL colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives Lead on response-specific learning activities.  For instance, support planning of After Action Review workshops, prepare lessons learnt reports and conducting accountability mechanism pilots. Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • To identify opportunities and material to contribute to communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Key Areas of Accountability
Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Develop and implement a framework for monitoring 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 projects, based on project logframes (including data collection-frequency and data management)
  • Provide guidance to the MEAL Coordinator and MEAL staff to collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and collate/organize data received for reporting purposes
  • Assist in data quality assurance and compliance with all grants related reporting requirements and their timely submission.
  • Support project managers and technical advisors 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 that the Humanitarian Response office complies with SCI MEAL standard operating procedures including: the global quality framework, Global Initiative requirements, total reach and the advocacy measurement tool.
  • Ensure that all programmes are designed and implemented in accordance with international MEAL standards (such as, but not limited to, Accountability Partnership International (HAP-I) Benchmarks, SPHERE, DEC Accountability Framework, and the Core Humanitarian Standards)
  • Support the PDQ Team 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.
  • Work closely with the regional MEAL team and share best experiences through the community of practice fora.
  • Support the MEAL team, and Project Managers with technology-driven and innovative systems, including Segovia platform, biometrics, and mHeath.
  • Develop and implement partner capacity building, including the inclusion of logframes in partner agreements and training for partner staff.

Accountability
Work closely with the Accountability Officer to:

  • 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.
  • Develop regular trend analysis of complaints on the organisation and sharing for wider learning and improvement.
  • Coordinate with the Accountability Coordinator at Abuja level to ensure information flow for CRM.

Learning:

  • Work closely with the Country Office Knowledge Management Advisor, the Technical Advisors, and the Response MEAL team to:
  • Promote learning throughout the Response Team, particularly on issues of programme quality, policy analysis and advocacy. Ensure new analysis and information is constantly available.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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
Required:

  • Significant management experience in emergency response and fragile state contexts.
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Significant experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in an humanitarian context
  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Previous experience of managing a team and managing projects
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with experience in advocacy
  • 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:

  • Language skills in French, Spanish, and/or Arabic
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Specific experience of designing and managing DFID and ECHO projects
  • Specific experience of working in consortia projects.

Application Deadline: 25th December, 2018.

Job Title: Nutrition Officer
Location
: Yobe
Job Type: Full time

Scope of Role

  • To support implementation of Nutrition and health component under EU Resilience project in Yobe.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Support (typically will be at field level):

  • Working closely with the Field Manager, the Nutrition Program Officer will do the following:
  • Mobilize the community around the promotion of optimal infant and young child feeding practices and health seeking behaviours
  • Promote, protect and support optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding practices.
  • Support Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency (IYCF-E), identification of lead mothers, training of health workers and community volunteers.
  • Daily supervision of support group meetings in communities.
  • Work closely with staff at the Health facility and OTP sites to ensure that all children referred with malnutrition are treated accordingly and caregivers receive are part of SBCC
  • Facilitate the formation of Mother-to-Mother and Father to father support groups meetings and conduct supportive supervision/spot checks during support group meetings.
  • Support in the referral of malnourished cases from support groups to health facilities offering Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) services.
  • Collate and compile program monthly data reports.
  • Prepare transport requests for field trips to the program implementing communities.
  • Participate in the training of lead mothers and support group members on Food Demonstration
  • Working closely with the other project staff (FSL, Education, CP) to ensure timely referral and linkage across projects
  • Provide capacity building and trainings to community nutrition mobilizers, health workers and Community Nutrition Mobilizers on IYCF-E and referral mechanism.
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly follow up with Community Mobilizers and community leaders through review/feedback meetings.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries benefiting from the BCC also benefit in cash transfer project
  • Work closely with the MEAL team to ensure that data are captured in a correct and accurate manner
  • Assist the nutrition team in giving supportive supervision to community volunteers.
  • Compile and submit reports on weekly progress report
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the Field Manager
  • Ensure all OTP/SFP team members are familiar with their posts.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children
  • This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

This post focuses on emergency/humanitarian programming and not limited to any project. The position holder will be expected to contribute to SCI’s dual mandate and support as needed.

Skills and Behaviours (SCI 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-oriented, 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 & Experience
Essential:

  • Sc or equivalent in Health / Public Health / Nutrition with minimum of 2 years progressive experience post NYSC
  • Experience in Nutrition and community based programming
  • Experience of emergency nutrition work (preferably CMAM) and implementation of feeding programs, including monitoring and evaluation
  • Basic training in IYCF-E
  • Proven capacity of management, leadership and teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Experience in community based interventions in Nigeria especially in the NE
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages
  • Computer literate

Desirable:

  • Master trainer and good facilitator
  • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems.

Application Deadline: 26th December, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Apply

Note

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received and also Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date if considered necessary.
  • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not use any third party for employment and also does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

Job Title: MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) Officer
Location
: Yobe
Job type: Full time

Role Purpose

  • 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 the North East Nigeria in 2014 and since then has drastically expanded its capacity to provide lifesaving 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, Jere and Konduga, with past work in Biu and plans to expand to include Rann.
  • The purpose of this position is two-fold:
    • To support the MHPSS unit 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
    • To asssit the MHPSS unit in providing clinical intervention to children in distresss.
  • The MHPSS Officer 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.

Support to MHPSS programming activities to with CP

  • Provide support, in the MHPSS Programming which include:
    • Ensuring assistance is provided to children affected by the conflict in a  dignified, respectful, equitable and inclusive manner that supports their resilience
    • 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 structured and manualised MHPSS techniques
    • The participation of parents and caregivers in MHPSS activities
  • Support 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

Proposed Outputs

  • Individual counselling sessions with children and beneficiaries 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
  • Bi -monthly progress reports to the MHPSS Coordinator to highlight needs and gaps.
  • Development of peer/reflective practises with teams
  • Support current MHPSS practices, reflecting on a cross-sectoral approach.
  • 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.

Additional Job Responsibilities

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

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience in humanitarian emergencies and/or a refugee/displacement-setting

Job Title: Livelihoods Coordinator
Location:
 Yobe

Role

  • To support implementation of FSL component of project. More specifically, assist in the improvement of livelihood programs. S/he is principally responsible for the implementation of the Micro gardening project.

Main Responsibilities
The post holder will receive a context specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below.

Programme Support (typically will be at field level):

  • Support field level technical assessments on livelihoods. This will be done in coordination with the FSL response lead and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • With support from the lead FSL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, develop livelihood project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
  • With support from the lead FSL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, support with inputs in development of high quality concept notes and proposals.
  • With the support of FSL Adviser, support livelihood project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Identify emerging issues related to the livelihood programme and make recommendation for further solution.
  • In collaboration with project and partner staff, train enumerators on program component, its implementation and prepare narrative report of activities carried out.
  • Working closely with the lead FSL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • With support from the lead FSL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
  • With support from the community mobilization lead ensure effective and efficient information sharing to relevant stakeholders and continuous programme sensitization.
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the programme manager or Lead FSL Adviser.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads
  • General: Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

CoreBehaviours
Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

  • Ensures that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
  • Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
  • Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation

Achieving Results Effectively:

  • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
  • Establishes staff engagement mechanisms.
  • Addresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmly
  • Considers the wider impact of decisions to be made in the short and long-term.
  • Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results
  • Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resources
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects

Maintaining and Developing Collaborative Relationships:

  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
  • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance

Operating Safely and Securely:

  • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agency
  • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communities
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

  • Helps team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-care
  • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Builds own awareness of the bigger global picture by using a broad range of sources to gather data
  • Demonstrates managerial courage by confronting difficult situations and seeking resolution, and stating willingness to champion ideas
  • Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
  • Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Makes positive statements about work
  • Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development

Qualification and Experience
Essential:

  • Relevant experience of working in livelihoods, including report writing.
  • Education to B.Sc/BA level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience (in agricultural research programme)
  • Previous experience of project management and implementation

Desirable:

  • High level of communication in a local language related to working environment
  • Familiarity with integration of programme FSL / Nutrition / Wash
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming, social protection programming.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of training and capacity building staff
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and strong influencing skills
  • 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.

Job Title: MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) Officer
Location:
 Borno

Role Purpose

  • 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 the North East Nigeria in 2014 and since then has drastically expanded its capacity to provide lifesaving 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, Jere and Konduga, with past work in Biu and plans to expand to include Rann.
  • The purpose of this position is two-fold: 1) to support the MHPSS unit 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 asssit the MHPSS unit in providing clinical intervention to children in distresss.
  • The MHPSS Officer 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
Support to MHPSS programming activities to with CP.

  • Provide support, in the MHPSS Programming which include:
    • Ensuring assistance is provided to children affected by the conflict in a  dignified, respectful, equitable and inclusive manner that supports their resilience
    • 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 structured and manualised MHPSS techniques
    • The participation of parents and caregivers in MHPSS activities
  • Support 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

Proposed Outputs:

  • Individual counselling sessions with children and beneficiaries 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
  • Bi -monthly progress reports to the MHPSS Coordinator to highlight needs and gaps.
  • Development of peer/reflective practises with teams
  • Support current MHPSS practices, reflecting on a cross-sectoral approach.
  • 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

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for him or herself 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

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of B.Sc in Psychology, Psychiatriic Nurse, and Medical social worker.
  • Minimum 4 years post NYSC  cognant experience in clinical setting, NGO and INGO
  • Experience in Psychological First Aid, and other psychosocial support (MHPSS) activities
  • Experience working in Child Protection programs, including those with MHPSS component
  • Fluent in English and Hausa is desirable
  • Working knowledge of Kanuri and Shuwa is an advantage
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational skills and discretion with confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and proactively

Desirable:

  • Experience in humanitarian emergencies and/or a refugee/displacement-setting

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Apply

Application Deadline: 25th December, 2018.

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