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Social Protection And Inclusion Coordinator, Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) Phase 11 At Save The Children

Date Posted: 16/Jul/2019
Deadline: 30/Jul/2019

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

Social Protection and Inclusion Coordinator, Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) Phase 11

Job ref.: 1900027C
Location: Kaduna
Grade: 3
Post Type: National
Team: CDGP Team
Reports to: State Team Leader
Employee Status: Permanent

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 - The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • The objective of this assignment is to support capacity building, systems strengthening, design and implementation of child and nutrition sensitive social protection at state level.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • The Social Protection and Inclusion coordinator will be responsible for providing strategic, technical and program guidance to the Child Development grant programme (CDGP) on child and nutrition sensitive social protection at the state level.
  • The Social Protection and Inclusion coordinator will provide support in two key areas:

Nutrition and Child sensitive Social Protection: as part of support to this area of work key responsibilities for the post holder will include:

  • Participate in state level social protection coordination platforms
  • Facilitate capacity building for state governments in management of social protection programmes as well as policy and strategic issues, through training and mentoring, to enable them to consistently deliver high quality interventions
  • Support state level social protection  research, analysis  and evidence generation
  • Provide of technical input and support for the design  and implementation of key cash transfer systems i.e. M&E, payments, grievance, targeting and MIS
  • Support training and capacity building of government officials for the effective social cash transfer implementation
  • Support sustainability of nutrition activities implemented as part of CDGP Phase 1
  • Ensure gender, disability and nutrition mainstreaming in all state social protection programmes and polices

Programme management: as part of support to this area of work key responsibilities for the post holder will include:

  • Contribute on key Programme planning, coordination and reporting activities.
  • Support CDGP state level progress monitoring and reporting
  • Identify problems in the implementation process and propose solutions
  • Evaluate regularly the impact of the activities and propose changes for improvement

Skills & Experience

  • At least a B.A. degree in Development, Social Work, Public Administration, Public Policy Nutrition, or related Social Science.
  • Strong programme management background.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to government
  • Technical expertise and experience in social protection, nutrition and disability
  • Significant experience in planning, managing and delivering a programme, including costing, managing and monitoring budgets.
  • Experience in managing diverse HR teams
  • Effective resource planning, including commodities and technical expertise.
  • Computer literate.
  • 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 build support from staff across teams and across members, and to build the capacity of others.
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other organizations’ staff.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) in English and Hausa.
  • Previous experience with local and international NGOs
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility.
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
  • Commitment to Save the Children mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).


  • Master’s degree in Public Policy, Development, Nutrition or other related subject.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice):

  • Holds self and others accountable to deliver on responsibilities
  • High level of accuracy in work and attention to detail
  • Carries out responsibilities in a timely and pro-active way


  • Cultivates an ambitious team mentality for the project
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively about opportunities to improve programme management and quality


  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approachable and easy to talk to
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners


  • Actively looks to improve programme management systems and quality of delivery
  • Looks for new opportunities to promote the project with other stakeholders
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


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

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