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Save The Children Is Recruiting

Date Posted: 18/Feb/2014
Deadline: 28/Feb/2014

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.


Deputy Country Director Program Operations, Abuja


The Deputy Country Director of Programme Operations will lead the transformation of Save the Children's operations platform in Nigeria to a new operating model, whilst delivering Save the Children's strategy and ensuring essential standards are met within the country through delivering quality programmes including advocacy for children, serving members and their donors, ensuring area and sub-offices have the capacity and resources to deliver on dual mandate. Oversight and monitoring of humanitarian and emergency situation in Nigeria and co-ordinate assessments. Categorization and response. 


Candidate must have a minimum of 7 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs. Slhe should have a Master's degree in development or other social sciences; The incumbent should have a good understanding of at least 3 of the sectorial programs in Humanitarian and food security and livelihoods with a working knowledge within a complex and matrix organization structure; substantial experience in Logistics, including procurement. Supply chain. Fleet management & inventory. S/he should have substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control. securing and managing grants from major institutional donors’ S/he should have solid project management skills related to organizational development projects and international, cross functional teams with a proven history of delivering results; an in-depth understanding of national and international development issues in particular relation to children’s .S/he must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with fluency in written and spoken English. 


Head of Education


The Head of Education is a senior technical post to develop a high quality programming, policy engagement and advocacy outcomes of Save the Children's Education work in Nigeria. S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership and assume the overall responsibility for the growth. Development and implementation of the education portfolio. 


Candidate should have a Master's degree in Education or equivalent with minimum of 8 years work experience; Experience in designing education proposals with significant experience in Early Childhood Development; Excellent understanding of Alma Jiri system of education in Nigeria, excellent understanding of education issues in Nigeria at both field and policy levels, inclusive education and up to date with global thinking and innovations in education; S/He should have experience in working with governmment counterparts and other partners at various levels - federal to LGA and community, this includes technical support, capacity-building and coordination. Practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities in realizing children's rights in Nigeria, gender equity and diversity as it relates to Education. The incumbent must have excellent computer, report and communication skills. 


Safety and Welfare Officer


The Safety and Welfare Officer will work closely with the National Safety & Security Manager and Kaduna Field Manger to carry out safety and security assessments, make recommendations and provide support for their implementation of SCI programs in Kaduna Kano. Bauchi and Plateau states. 


Candidate should have a Formal security qualification or advanced security management training and an advanced level of understanding with the philosophy and mode of operation of NGOs; s/he must have a minimum of 5 years field based experience in complex and insecure settings. Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities. As well as with regional national and international institutions, experience of incident reporting. Incident mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions. Set up and execution of an incident warning system (warden system). Compilation of security reports and assessments; s/he should have strong analytical capacity. Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of security within programmes and ensuring the most effective support to line management; ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours. And work with incoming surge teams. In the event of emergencies; experience in providing safety & security trainings such as personal safety & security. Fire safety. and first aid; willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments; s/he should have a high level of IT expertise; knowledge and understanding of Nigeria-the Northern States and its language and culture particularly Kaduna. Bauchi, Plateau and Kano. 



Finance and Administration Officer


This position will be responsible for implementing and/or coordinating all financial and administrative support functions to the roving team 


Candidate should have a degree - B.Sc./HND or equivalent in Finance/Accounts/Business Administration; 
S/he should have experience in working with partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at community level; 
S/he should also have experience in providing administrative support and carrying out administrative duties; fluency in Hausa- written or spoken is desirable. 



Project Officer


The project officer will work under the direction of the STEER Chief of Party in the day-to-day successful implementation of the STEER Project and provide technical Support in program planning as well as documentation and reporting. 


Candidate must have a degree in a Social Science course or its equlvalent. 
Master's degree will be an added advantage.
S/he should have at least 3 years' working experience with an NGO implementing project activities and strong project management experience. S/he should have excellent computer, organizing and reporting writing skills and can work with limited supervision.




Finance Assistant


This position will be responsible for implementing and/or coordinating all financial and administrative support functions for the state office. 

Candidate should have a degree - B.SC/HND or equivalent in Finance/Accounts/Business Administration;
S/he should have experience in working with partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities. Particularly at community level.


Method of Application

Kindly send your C.V. and covering letter on or before 28" February 2014 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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