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Vacancies At Save The Children

Date Posted: 14/Sep/2013
Deadline: 02/Oct/2013
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 120 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.
Save the Children is looking for experienced development professionals to work within the Nigeria Country Programme.
These roles will be critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme.

Nutrition Program Officer: Abuja 
The Nutrition programme officer will provide technical support on voice and community mobilization to all State programme teams, develop a community mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementation, support the programme team in the implementation of CMAM, IYCF, MNCH and advocacy; data analysis and report writing, ensure clear links and mutual reinforcement between programmatic approaches, write regular progress reports, including annual impact monitoring reports, contribute to the development of reports for meetings, workshop, training and programme implementation, Participate in meetings, training and other assessment/events as required by the Nutrition Adviser and National Programme Manager.


  • In order to be successful within this role, the incumbent must have at least a Bachelor degree in Health, Nutrition, or related field,
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to-set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress, ability to work in partnership with government and other organizations' staff,
  • Commitment to SCI mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety), experience in Nutrition and in community based programmes.

Voice & Community Mobilization Officer: Kebbi

The Voice and Community mobilization officer will support the State team to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the programme; and support community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the nutrition programme as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard. Identify policy and practice change, on the basis of Save the Children's experience, that would promote and protect the rights of children, support in formulating key advocacy messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation on Health and Nutrition, develop good knowledge of local and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them, Initiate and support lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers including donors and politicians of the value of Save the Children's policy recommendations.


  • The incumbent should possess a national diploma (ND/OND) in Health, Nutrition, Communications or related social science field, substantial experience in advocacy and policy development/ research in the development context.
  • good understanding of the possibilities and tactics for influencing decision and policy makers, politicians, donors, and other key actors, ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society (coalitions) and media sectors, experience in training others in advocacy techniques and influencing tactics, prior work experience in advocacy in Nigeria.

Local Government Area Technical Advisor (LTA): Kebbi

The Local Government Advisor will strengthen the capacity of the Local Government Area (LGA) nutrition focal person or team (as designated by the LGA) in management, delivery, and advocacy of cost-effective malnutrition prevention and treatment interventions (interventions include -Infant & Young Child Feeding, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition, Maternal & Child Health Weeks). Strengthen capacities of LGA personnel/nutrition team on planning, financing and management of nutrition interventions, support assessment preparation and planning for implementation of nutrition interventions with LGA Team.


  • At least a Bachelor degree in programme management, health and nutrition, or related social science,
  • Previous experience with local and international NGOs,
  • Strong programme management background, including HR management,
  • Significant experience in planning, managing and delivering a programme including costing, managing and monitoring budgets, effective resources planning, including commodities and technical expertise is essential

Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator: Kebbi

 To assume a lead technical role in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective and appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation systems for all project activities in coordination with the project management and state teams, and in line with BMGF reporting requirements, and with SC guidelines and best practices.


  • Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management.
  • 5 years of direct experience of monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of these fields: health, HIV, nutrition and/ or economics,
  • Strong analytic skills and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence based learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and evaluation, ability to build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others,
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress.


Logistic Manager: Abuja

The Logistic manager will assist in building the capacity of logistics and procurement staff in accordance with Save the Children policies and procedures, create a quick visual reference for logistics and procurement procedures, improve accountability through the implementation of weekly and monthly reporting, provide logistics and procurement support and advice, monitor overall logistics and procurement performance and recommend and implement change as necessary, development of vendor lists, finalising of procurement plans and requests for current grants, daily and weekly car movement tracking sheets and accompanying procedures for vehicle requests, Input of vehicle maintenance records into maintenance database Including future service dates, daily, weekly, and monthly checklists for vehicles, disposal of assets as required in accordance with Save the Children and donor guidelines, working communication systems (CODAN, VHF, Thuraya, internet) including request for repairs, Support strengthening capacity of humanitarian / EPP component of NCO, any other duties requested by line Manager.


  • A minimum of 6 years senior-level experience in procurement capacity building in several of the following areas: human resource management (including human capacity development and leadership development); financial and other management systems: strategic planning and resource allocation; monitoring and evaluation; and service delivery,
  • Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality,
  • Proven programmatic, technical, and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues in a broad range of local public institutions and NGOs, demonstrated computer skills in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Office Manager in Save the Children: Abuja

Ensure the Country Office (CO) premises are well equipped, fully functioning and fit for purpose to enable all staff to operate with maximum efficiency, Oversee the maintenance of Country office premises/residences, furniture, fittings and all equipment in a fully functioning state, Pro-actively identify potential problems affecting staff and the running of the office, proposing solutions and working to put them in place. Ensure CO compliance with Save the Children Essential Standards, Global Policies and Guidelines, develop, keep updated and ensure compliance with the CO Administration Policies and Procedures Manual, ensure the effective flow of information between the CO headquarters, the State Offices, the head office and members, Oversee the overall maintenance of the residence/office premises, facilities assets and equipment (physical work environment) and ensure that these are secure and efficiently utilized, Review and annually update all contracts and leases before forwarding them to the Country Director for signature, Oversee the management of the process for all travel, accommodation visa for travels arrangements for CO staff, consultants and other Save the Children staff. Ensure that travel is on schedule and cost effective and that visits to Country Programmes occur with a minimum of disruption and downtime.


  • University degree in Business Administration or equivalent in relevant field, a minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior administration role in a corporate or an NGO environment,
  • Proven ability to provide high level support to management teams, ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities, commitment to Save the Children's mission and values,
  • Willing and able to travel around the States as needed, experience in working in a diverse international team, experience working in Emergencies.


Method of Application
Kindly send your C.V. and covering letter on or before 2nd of October 2013 explaining why you are suitable to [email protected]. State position clearly in the subject field as applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified. Also, applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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