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Current Job Opportunities At Save The Children Nigeria

Date Posted: 15/Mar/2017
Deadline: Not Specified

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 20 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help 
children and families help themselves.
We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children’s mission is to Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Job Title: Awards Coordinator-STEER
Sokoto
Role Purpose

 

  • The job holder will ensure the maintenance and administration of a robust and an effective grants management system that is compliant to SC grants systems and guidelines and meet donor requirements.

Key Areas of Accountability
Grants Management and Administration: 

 

  • Maintenance of an effective and efficient central grant filing system in accordance with SC grant checklist
  • Maintenance of an effective  grant control/reporting schedule
  • Preparation of draft donor financial reports and sending to F&GM before submission to Chief Of Party and Country Director
  • Coordinating financial and narrative reports and sending to Grants Manager before submission to donors/region/HQ
  • Dissemination of information/correspondence regarding grants as instructed by the Grants Manager
  • Assisting Budget Holders  in the preparation of budgets in SC format (FBS) including phasing and re-phasing of budgets
  • Initiate the internal SC grant processes (PAD/CAD application process) in liaison with COP and Grants Manager
  • Liaise with budget holders to ensure that Personnel Activity Reports (PARs) are completed for all staff funded under US federal funds and or where personnel are allocated across more than one financial source code.
  • Liaising with budget holders and programme managers in order to prepare financial reports, asset registers and other documents, as required by donors, are produced in donor specific formats ensuring that they and detailed background information is filed electronically and in hard copy
  • Prepare financial reports that are compatible with the narrative reports, asset registers, and other returns to donors
  • Work closely with Grants Manager and COP in ensuring that all requisite Donor reports are submitted on time and in compliance with prescribed Donor formats
  • Chasing action points and chasing reports - setting up reminder system (wall chart / diary)
  • Ensuring income is requested/received according to schedule
  • Ensure monthly deadlines such as Debt, KPI, Scheme of Delegation are met
  • Preparation of budget monitoring reports for use by COP using the SUN system information
  • Review of transactions and records to ensure compliance with donor requirements via SUN

Grant Management Information: 
 

  • FMS administrator, including regular update of information on grants through daily review and monitoring of FMS dashboard.
  • With the Grants Manager create new Proposal Authorization Document (PAD)  & Contract Authorization Document (PAD)
  • Prepare all donor reports in accordance with donor requirements and SC reporting schedule with support from GM
  • Initiate and close all grants as appropriate
  • Grants scheme of delegation is in place for all grants
  • Prepare quarterly Projects In Pipelines (PIP) and send to regional office meeting deadline
  • Prepare Restricted Fund Schedule and send to HQ and regional office within deadline

Budget Monitoring: 
 

  • Participate in the annual budget development
  • Support budget holders in the proposal budget costings
  • Support budget holders in the understanding of budget reports including phasing and re-phasing of budgets
  • Support finance manager in the development of standard costings for country programme

Audit & Evaluation: 
 

  • Assist with the Internal and External audit preparations including putting together relevant documentation and ToR for the Audit
  • Coordinate all SC grants audits and ensure complete implementation of recommendations
  • Follow up on audit issues and provide appropriate response with support from FGM

Field Office and Partner Support Function: 
 

  • Capacity Building of partners in understanding finance and grant management
  • Capacity Building of Budget Holders & Field staff  in Grant Management
  • Pre awards assessment and due diligence check for new partners
  • CSO support and monitoring visits with adequate feedback and actions

Other Support: 
 

  • Work closely with  Finance Team on finance /grants related issues
  • Participate in monthly finance and grants meetings and provide update on all financial grants issues
  • Attend to financial queries related to grants administration from donors, TD, COP,  HQ Finance.
  • Other - Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.
  • Participate in Year End & on-going processes relating to grants status including final reconciliation of donor disbursements & grant expenditure, confirmation of debt and income carry forward positions, grant closures

Global policies: 
 

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

Skills & Experience
Essential:

 

  • A Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance with a recognised professional certificate in accounting - Part II ACA, ACMA, ACCA
  • Substantial management experience of which at least 3 for the non-profit sector
  • Experience of managing institutional donor contracts such as DFID, EC, ECHO, USAID
  • Proven experience in strategic financial management and producing appropriate management information to support strategy development and decision-making by management
  • Proven training experience to all levels of staff, both informal (on the job coaching) and formal (structured training courses).
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to translate analysis into appropriate, feasible and practical implementation plans and goals.
  • Experience of managing or supporting programmes in each stage of the project cycle, including development of funding proposals, budgeting, technical and financial monitoring in the context of grants/restricted funding sources.
  • Thorough understanding of interdepartmental relationships, dynamics and functioning in an overseas programme setting
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children
  • Ability to translate complex, technical and financial issues into a language understandable by non-finance staff
  • 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
  • An understanding of development work in order to communicate effectively with donors and programme staff on funding sources and programme issues
  • Experience of developing guidelines and formats to support staff in donor applications and reporting  with particular reference to USAID grants
  • Knowledge of major donor funding sources and grant application processes
  • Ability to recognise and interpret funding trends and make recommendations on implications for funding

Desirable: 
 

  • Experience of Save the Children financial accounting packages, policies, systems and procedures.
  • International experience preferably gained within an INGO in a relief/emergency setting
  • Experience or knowledge of working in the region or country programmes
  • Proven experience in grants auditing especially of USAID grant audits.





Job Title: Child Protection Assistant
Zamfara
Role Purpose 

 

  • The Child Protection Assistant will support the Local Engagement Officer and CSOs partners to improve timeliness in project implementation in the communities, influence and bring about change in the awareness, attitudes, behaviours and policies related to the rights of children in the state of posting.

key Areas of Acoountability
Strategy Development:

 

  • Work with the Local Engagement Officer in monitoring CSOs weekly activity plans and follow up on implementation of activities in the 6 project communities of the state.
  • Support the LEO to conduct spot checks on activities being implemented by CPCs through the CSOs and provide weekly update.
  • Support in planning for trainings and state level meetings; raise procurement requests for hotel bookings, training materials and feeding arrangements and provide report.
  • Develop a state office weekly project report of activity carried out
  • In accordance with project’s goal, support in influencing and promoting positive attitudes and behaviours and awareness raising of children rights. (Collaboration & Representation)
  • Represent Lifesteps project at the community and state level as directed by the LEO.
  • Maintain strong relationship with CSO partners in the state. (Programme Development)
  • Provide support to project team for any field level research work in terms of   community sensitization and other preparations.
  • Perform other tasks, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the country programme.
  • Support with collation of beneficiaries who have completed vocational training and ensure proper distribution of  start-up kits
  • Support the VS&L and Advocacy Officers to follow up activity plans for CSOs, CPCs and Village Agents in the 6 project community of the state. (Influencing)

Skills and Experience 
Administrative & General Skills: 

 

  • The post holder will possess an average degree of analytical skill, ability to facilitate change, ability to influence, and ability to communicate key advocacy messages effectively and convincingly to a diverse audience at community level. (Essential)
  • B.Sc. (ED) or BA in Education, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Communications or Social Science.
  • Relative experience in community engagement, child protection and child rights programming in development context.
  • Experience in organizing capacity building programs as it relates to adolescents, youths and women.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at community level.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Strong report writing and documentation skills
  • Good computer skills (Use of MS Office, email / internet) and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
  • Fluent English and Hausa language skills (written and verbal)
  • Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children. (Desirable)
  • Prior work experience as a volunteer in NGO in Nigeria.
  • Experience working with children on protection, health and education will be an added advantage.





Job Title: Complaint Response Mechanism Assistant
Abuja
Role Purpose

 

  • The role is responsible for receiving and registering complaints and their responses in the complaint database in a timely manner.
  • This position will also be responsible for communicating responses to inquiries and complaints to beneficiaries in a dignified manner.

Key Areas of Accountabilities
 

  • Receive and respond to complaints and feedback
  • Handling of the CRM phone lines
  • Receive complaints and feedback via the CRM toll free lines
  • Respond to inquiries from programme beneficiaries
  • Refer programme specific complaints to accountability focal points
  • Document all feedback and complaints received from programme beneficiaries
  • Lodge all feedback, complaints and responses in the CRM database
  • Ensure complaints are closed within the appropriate timeframe
  • Ensure CRM database is forwarded to the accountability coordinator monthly
  • Ensure confidentiality of complaint data is respected

Others: 
 

  • Provide support to accountability coordinator to ensure effective CRM system across programmes
  • Ensure CRM database is forwarded to the accountability coordinator monthly
  • Ensure confidentiality of complaint data is respected

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Essential:

 

  • At least a Bachelor's Degree in related field and 1 years of professional experience. Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Office applications, web-based applications and advanced statistical package utilization e.g SPSS,STATA-12,DHIS etc)
  • Good interpersonal skills and influencing skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Experience in or understanding of programme accountability principles
  • Commitment to championing community and partner points of view
  • Very good listening and facilitation skills - capable of managing and facilitating group discussions with programme participants, children, parents/caregivers, local officials, partners and all levels of staff
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO’s staff
  • Ability to mobilise people - to develop and maintain relationships with staff and communities to ensure their participation in Save the Children’s ways of working
  • Knowledge and experience of child safeguarding policies and procedures

Desirable: 
 

  • Good understanding of accountability principles in terms of donors and organisational management but critically also to beneficiaries.





Job Title: Child Protection Assistant
Katsina,Jigawa
Slot: 2
Role Purpose 

 

  • The Child Protection Assistant will support the Local Engagement Officer and CSOs partners to improve timeliness in project implementation in the communities, influence and bring about change in the awareness, attitudes, behaviours and policies related to the rights of children in the state of posting.

Key Areas of Accountability
Strategy Development: 

 

  • Work with the Local Engagement Officer in monitoring CSOs weekly activity plans and follow up on implementation of activities in the 6 project communities of the state.
  • Support the LEO to conduct spot checks on activities being implemented by CPCs through the CSOs and provide weekly update.
  • Support in planning for trainings and state level meetings; raise procurement requests for hotel bookings, training materials and feeding arrangements and provide report.
  • Develop a state office weekly project report of activity carried out
  • Support with collation of beneficiaries who have completed vocational training and ensure proper distribution of start-up kits
  • Influencing: Support the VS&L and Advocacy Officers to follow up activity plans for CSOs, CPCs and Village Agents in the 6 project community of the state.
  • Collaboration & Representation: In accordance with project’s goal, support in influencing and promoting positive attitudes and behaviours and awareness raising of children rights.
  • Represent Lifesteps project at the community and state level as directed by the LEO.
  • Programme Development: Maintain strong relationship with CSO partners in the state.
  • Provide support to project team for any field level research work in terms of community sensitization and other preparations.
  • Perform other tasks, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the country programme.

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills: 

 

  • The post holder will possess an average Degree of analytical skill, ability to facilitate change, ability to influence, and ability to communicate key advocacy messages effectively and convincingly to a diverse audience at community level - Essential
  • B.Sc (ED) or BA in Education, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Communications or Social Science.
  • Relative experience in community engagement, child protection and child rights programming in development context.
  • Experience in organizing capacity building programs as it relates to adolescents, youths and women.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at community level.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Strong report writing and documentation skills
  • Good computer skills (Use of MS Office, email / internet) and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
  • Fluent English and Hausa language skills (written and verbal)
  • Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children - Desirable
  • Prior work experience as a volunteer in NGO in Nigeria.
  • Experience working with children on protection, health and education will be an added advantage.





Job Title: Nutrition Coordinator-STEER
Sokoto
Role Purpose 

 

  • As a member of the STEER Team, the Nutrition Coordinator will work under the direction of the Nutrition Advisor 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.

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 SPRING Project, 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 Nutrition Advisor, 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 STEER COP, including assisting HES Advisor.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; comply strictly to security procedures and other staff policies.

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
  • 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.





Job Title: Social Work Coordinator, Kano-STEER
Kano, Bauchi
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

Skills & Experience
Essential: 

 

  • A Degree or equivalent work experience in the field of Social Work, Education or Development.
  • 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
  • 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.

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