Save the Children Nigeria Job Recruitment (5 Positions)

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Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1) Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Job Id: 200002NL
Location: Abuja with field travel
Employee Status: Fixed Term
GRADE: 2
Team / Programme: Nigeria Country Office
Reports to: Director, Human Resources and Administration
Staff directly reporting to this post: 2 HR Officers and 2 Assistants

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose

  • Save the Children is looking for a Human Resources Manager to join its Nigeria country programme. The role holder will generally be responsible for the provision of effective HR services in the country office and field locations.  
  • Alternatively, they may be deployed as a field level HR advisor in a complex, large-scale emergency.  
  • The HR Manager will be expected to lead on HR assessments, strategy, coordinating recruitment, developing robust systems, policy and practice on people management in the country programme.
  • In most circumstances, the post-holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity build existing country programme staff.

Key Areas of Accountabilities
Policies and Procedures:

  • Supervise the Human Resources function to ensure that advice and support are provided to managers and staff on interpretation and application of policies and procedures and on other HR related matters
  • Supervise the development of HR practices and processes aligned with the organisation’s overall strategy to meet the evolving needs of the organisation
  • Provide ethical oversight and leadership support across the Country Office HR locations
  • Ensure that staff and Save the Children Associates are aware of and adhere to the Child Safeguarding Policies
  • Lead in the implementation of High Performing Organization projects in the Nigeria country programme

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development – Human Resources:

  • Ensure appropriate staffing within Human Resources
  • Ensure that all HR staff understand and are able to perform their roles
  • Manage the HR team; define expectations, provide technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly
  • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff
  • Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process.  Establish result based system and follow up
  • Manage the performance of all staff in Human Resources work area through:
    • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
    • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
    • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
    • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ workplans

Staff Recruitment and Retention:

  • Ensure appropriate recruitment, retention and succession of staff including orientation programmes;  design and implementation of compensation and performance management systems relevant for both development and emergencies, and career development for staff
  • Ensure that employment terms, conditions and practices are fair, consistent, compliant with labour law and Save the Children human resource policies and best practice, and appropriate to the context
  • Prepare terms and conditions of employment and issue all employment and consultancy contracts in compliance with Nigeria Labour Law and regional HR best practices
  • In collaboration with Director of HR and Administration, ensure maintenance of updated information on staff salaries, allowances and income tax calculations in compliance with current laws and regulations

Performance Management and Staff Development:

  • With other senior managers develop a culture of performance management across the organization, where staff are held accountable and rewarded for high performance
  • Lead implementation and maintenance of Save the Children’s Develop to Perform performance management system in alignment with organizational goals
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted regularly by supervisors; provide training and advise to managers on effective implementation of performance management
  • Providing guidance on staff capacity building and ensure that staff development is budgeted for.  Ensure that staff have access to HR guidance on individual development opportunities arising from performance review feedback and personal career development interests
  • Lead on refresher trainings for staff in HR policies and procedures including performance management
  • Monitor and advise on disciplinary matters in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Mediate conflict, grievances and lead on enquiries in harassment cases.
  • Promote diversity and inclusion awareness and design activities that foster understanding and tolerance among staff from different cultural backgrounds.

Competencies for this Role
Delivering Results:

  • Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organisation.
  • Level required: Accomplished

Applying Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.
  • Level required: Accomplished

Working Effectively with Others:

  • Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.
  • Level required: Accomplished

 Communicating with Impact:

  • Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust.
  • Level required: Accomplished

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

Qualifications and Experience

  • Recommended minimum of 4 years’ HR managerial experience in a corporate or an INGO environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Law, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related academic disciplines.
  • Ability to apply HR data analytics as a decision-making tool, to predict People & Organizational trends
  • Knowledge and maintenance of HR Information Systems that meets senior management’s information needs
  • Application of talent management software and learning management systems to streamline hiring, onboarding, training and retention processes
  • In-depth knowledge of employee relations and current employment legislation in Nigeria
  • Experience in the development of strategic and operational support services plans and their implementation in a work environment over a sustained period of time
  • Ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and emergency contexts
  • Experience in capacity building and setting frameworks for staff development
  • Demonstrated credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization
  • Excellent oral and written English combined with effective presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate leadership in a multi-disciplined team through a period of change
  • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff
  • High level of commitment to the principles of development and to the organizational and programmatic goals of Save the Children.

Application Closing Date
1st June, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

2) Job Title: Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

Job Id: 2200002NK
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term
GRADE: 3
Team / Programme: Programme Development and Quality
Reports to: Deputy PDQ Director
Reporting to this position: MEAL Advisors & Managers

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3
  • As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis.  
  • The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Role Purpose and Description

  • The Head of MEAL is responsible for the provision of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning support to the Nigeria office, focusing on Save the Children’s full spectrum mandate of humanitarian and development programming.  
  • The Head of MEAL will also support the Deputy Director PDQ in bringing significant experience and fresh ideas to develop and implement a realistic MEAL strategy and systems, ensuring that they are institutionalized within the existing project cycle management framework, and that staff have the capacity to implement them.
  • The Head of MEAL will have a key role in establishing and promoting programme quality and innovation, which will be achieved through developing and improving monitoring, evaluation, impact assessment and learning methodologies

Key Areas of Accountability
As a key member of the PDQ team, the Head of MEAL’s  responsibility is:

  • To manage overall MEAL Unit and System of Save the Children Nigeria
  • Develop reporting system, and ensure regular follow through in its compliance and operations;
  • To support DDPDQ in program development process and review all project proposals developed by BD Unit before submission to donors, in particular the log-frame, ITT,  DIP, M/E Plan;
  • To ensure MEAL commitments are well incorporated in all proposals, budget MEAL  activities and budget sufficient MEAL staffing to effectively manage/implement the MEAL component;
  • To provide guidance to MEAL/MIS line reports for facilitating program units in developing
  • Minimum Standards and Standard Processes for all key program interventions to strengthen Compliance and Quality aspects of programs;
  • To review data tracking tools/formats/databases of SC programs and guide MEAL line  reports to work as team for data quality, data reliability and data consistency;
  • To oversee MEAL/Coordinators and managers in standardization of MEAL formats/reports in order to ensure quality of MEAL documents;
  • To ensure dissemination of key MEAL findings and learning to all relevant team and project  staff focal person to facilitate them for informed decision making;
  • To support the Research and Impact Advisor in undertaking needs assessments, baselines, evaluations and  any other research studies, internal and external (consultants, SCI staff);
  • To review and finalize documents/reports of key lessons learnt and coordinate with KM Advisor and Advocacy team for broader dissemination of learning;
  • To provide support to Accountability & Gender Advisor in developing and scaling up Accountability to Beneficiaries  mechanisms which facilitate beneficiaries/communities to register timely complaints and  provide feedback on SC interventions;
  • To review and finalize ‘Accountability to Beneficiaries’ analysis report and disseminate  among concerned management and program staff members;
  •  Assist in data quality assurance and compliance with all grants related reporting requirements and their timely submission.

Supervise/oversee programme monitoring activities:

  • Ensure that the country office complies with SCI MEAL standard operating procedures including: the global quality framework, Global Initiative requirements, total reach and the advocacy measurement tool.
  • Bring 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
  • To technically backstop MEAL staff in performing and prioritizing MEAL-MIS tasks;
  • To identify capacity building events for MEAL staff members for system strengthening and sharing of learning;
  • Any other tasks given by line manager.

Representation, Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Represent the country programme on all MIS and research technical working groups, partners and stakeholders’ forums.
  • In collaboration with the SC thematic leads, feed into learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
  • In collaboration with SCI staff, contribute with analysis towards organizational learning around technical areas as well as processes and outputs

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.

Core Behaviours
Achieving results effectively:

  • Ensures beneficiary and partner feedback is incorporated into programme design, planning and learning
  • Makes changes to improve performance as a result of information receive
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects
  • Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners
  • Uses negotiation and conflict resolution skills to support positive outcomes

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 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
  • Openly talks about doing things differently, pushing the boundaries and ways of working
  • Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in the development sector,  experience in humanitarian context has added value
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation strategies, with in-depth knowledge in the design, operationalization and use of monitoring and evaluation techniques and approaches.
  • Extensive experience in research and monitoring and evaluation methodology and analysis (qualitative, quantitative, participatory) including design of systems and tools, data analysis and report writing
  • Significant experience in leading teams and building M&E team capacity (developing training tools, training, coaching and mentoring)
  • Significant understanding of the development of MIS and data and information management
  • Familiarity with participative and inclusive accountability approaches
  • Highly developed influencing, communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate technical issues effectively and persuasively.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Commitment to and understanding of  Save the  Children’s aims,  values and principles including rights-based approaches and children’s participation.

Application Closing Date
1st June, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

3) Job Title: Head of Food, Security and Livelihood

Job Id: 200002NJ
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term
GRADE: TBC
Team / Programme: Programme Development and Quality
Contract Length: 2 Years
Reports to: Director for Programme Development and Quality (DPDQ)
Staff reporting to this post holder:  HEA Coordinator, HEA Assistant,

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people regularly.

Role Purpose

  • The Head of Food Security and Livelihoods provides strategic and technical support to Save the Children Nigeria’s Food Security and Livelihoods programming.
  • The post-holder will ensure the quality and impact of the design and delivery of FSL programming across both humanitarian and development contexts, with a particular focus on ensuring innovative quality approaches in nexus programming.
  • The post-holder will ensure sectoral representation and coordination with the government and fellow development and humanitarian actors, including donors and multi-lateral institutions.
  • The post-holder will also play a leading role in identifying and developing private sector partnerships.
  • The post-holder will lead on sectoral needs assessments, facilitate cross-sectoral programme design and budgeting, ensure linkages amongst FSL, education, adolescent development and nutrition programming and support fundraising, program kick-offs, recruitment and procurement processes.
  • The post-holder will be expected to analyze capacity building needs of existing project teams and design and support capacity building plans and trainings for those staff.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Development and Quality Programming Support:

  • Provide overall strategic leadership on Save the Children Nigeria’s Food Security and Livelihoods portfolio across the development and humanitarian context, including youth empowerment and employment, resilience, and social protection sub-themes.
  • Lead, in close collaboration with other thematic/technical teams and the Operations team, to ensure that high quality, cost-effective, innovative, and sustainable private sector-oriented FSL programmes are developed and implemented in line with Country Annual Plans and the Country Strategic Plan.
  • Lead on defining the strategic axis of interventions on resilience, early warning systems, social protection, and on youth and vulnerable population livelihood support, encompassing the preparation of situational and needs analyses, gathering and analysing primary and secondary data, producing policy formulations, as well as establishing indicators, across the FSL portfolio.
  • Work with other thematic leads, the Head of Business Development, Operations, and field teams to develop sector response plans, new proposals, and master budgets.
  • Lead on technical FSL assessments, including market and service provider assessments, ensuring assessment findings are thorough and documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs; work to ensure coordination and learning from multiple assessments led by other government, UN and NGO parnters
  • Working closely with the PDQ, Ops and Field teams, support program development and resource mobilisation for FSL programming, including the development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with government, strategic partners and donor Technical Advisers in country.
  • Support Operations and Field Teams to ensure timely and quality programme implementation to ensure impactful and timely delivery of programme activities, including monitoring against logframes, contributing to individual performance management and work plans.
  • Lead on technical programme review processes and participate in integrated programming reviews.
  • Work and support field teams to prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Work closely with the Operations and HR teams to identify FSL staffing needs (both national and international) for emergency programmes, and contribute to ensuring rapid and comprehensive recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Identify programme supply needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a timely procurement plans.
  • Work with procurement, operations, finance and other teams to ensure appropriate modality of aid transfer and an accountable cash transfer mechanism is in place.
  • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to put in place a sector M&E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Work closely with the Head of MEAL to put in place accountability activities for your thematic area, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in programme design.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter, the Red Cross Code of Conduct and the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a coach, mentor and role model for the FSL team.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with Government plans and the efforts of other agencies.
  • Take a leadership role within interagency coordination fora, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed. This may involve acting as a co-lead in coordination working groups.
  • Develop and oversee the technical components of Save the Children Nigeria’s FSL, youth empowerment and employment, and social protection research agenda in collaboration with the MEAL team, ensuring the publication of results and use of generated research and evidence.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Advocacy and Campaign Department to advocate for relevant policy change, regulation and local ordinances with national and local government stakeholders and civil society
  • In collaboration with senior programme staff and partners, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.
  • Contribute to learning, experiences and evidence relevant to global advocacy objectives.
  • Contribute to communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required, identifying opportunities, material and information for communications work..

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.

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.

Behaviours (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 their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future-oriented, thinks strategically and at-scale.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues 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

  • Education to M.Sc/ MA / level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience

Experience and Skills
Essential:

  • Significant senior level experience working in FSL programming, including direct experience in implementing cash transfer programmes, youth programming, market analysis and economic recovery, including project management.
  • Proven experience in developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical FSL projects in nexus programming, preferably protracted crises areas and with International NGOs.
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience
  • Previous experience in managing a team and coaching
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work in both 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 skills with a high level of written and spoken English
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be 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:

  • Familiarity with market system development, value chains and private sector engagement
  • Familiarity with Food security and nutrition surveys
  • Specific experience in designing and managing DFID, USAID, OFDA, BPRM, EU and ECHO projects
  • Specific experience of working in consortia projects

Additional Information
Equal Opportunities:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Closing Date
1st June, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

4) Job Title: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Manager

Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Team/Programme: Program Operations
Grade: (please leave this blank)
Child Safeguarding: (select only one)

Objective

  • Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or regularly because they work country programs. 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

  • Save the Children’s origins lie in emergency response, and this has remained central to our work ever since. Our approach integrates our emergency and development work, through the medium of our country programmes. With the increasing frequency and severity of emergencies world-wide the organisation is increasing its capacity to support programmes in both sudden onset and chronic emergency situations.
  • The WASH Manager will support SCI WASH activities in the Cameroon refugee response. The WASH Manager will be expected to lead on sectoral assessments, programme design and technical implementation, budgeting, coordination, support fundraising, recruitment, donor engagement, and procurement in the WASH sector. The post holder will be expected to mentor and build the capacity of existing country programme WASH staff.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: (Field Manager)
  • Staff reporting to this post: (WASH coordinators)

Budget Responsibilities:

  • 2.2 Million USD per year 
  • Diverse and complex problem-solving, requiring professional knowledge field experience and an understanding of development and humanitarian work.
  • Advises senior management & technical teams on specific programme contexts & components
  • Liaises with save the children’s Technical Advisors at regional and global level.
  • Representation and networking with external actors’, including Government Ministries, UN, INGOs and partners as and when necessary to fulfil the technical support function.

Key Areas of Accountability
Lead work in the UNHCR funded WASH response:

  • Lead on WASH technical assessments in coordination with other SCI 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.
  • Critically appraise designs and activities to improve impact and ensure safety for all beneficiaries, with special consideration made for the most vulnerable. Use consultations with user groups to guide findings and conclusions.
  • Develop WASH sector response plans and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy.
  • Provide technical checking of designs and hygiene promotion programmes as necessary, and proactively promote high quality WASH technical approaches within the humanitarian country programme.
  • Support the development of high quality concept notes and proposals.
  • Provide leadership and management to all aspects of program planning, implementation, quality and accountability.
  • Manage the WASH programme implementation, including financial management, to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal Save the Children requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Working closely with the HR team, identify WASH staffing needs for emergency programmes, and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff. Additionally, identify appropriate personnel to conduct any surveys or studies, and act as direct supervisor of any chosen consultant.
  • Identify WASH programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Working closely with the Accountability lead put in place accountability activities for your thematic area, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in WASH programme design.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Human Resources Management:

  • Manage and support the team under his/her responsibility and assess the performance of personnel under his/her direct supervision,
  • Oversee development of technical training material that will improve aspects of WASH work within Save the Children, at country level.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and take a leadership role within Interagency sector fora, such as the WASH cluster, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed.
  • Take steps to document lessons learned, from the WASH programme, for wider dissemination.
  • In collaboration with the Humanitarian Technical Unit and Thematic Team, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
  • To identify opportunities and material to contribute to WASH communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.

General

  • Deliver high quality results in line with the terms of reference agreed in advance – to do this in a way that maintains the reputation of the WASH team and SCI.
  • 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.

Behaviorals (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 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

  • Education to Masters level in Water Engineering, Hydrology, Hydrogeology or a related subject, or equivalent field experience. At least 10 years of working experience with 5 years in humanitarian context.

Experience and Skills Essential:

  • Prior experience working within a programme management role in a complex country programme or an emergency response or fragile state;
  • Strong experience in Community Based Participatory Approaches, social marketing, etc.;
  • Previous experience of managing a WASH team;
  • Previous experience of WASH project management and programme coordination, implementing WASH programmes within donor constraints, on time and within budget;
  • Strong budget and grant management experience, preferably managing multiple funding sources;
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability;
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity;
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in WASH technical skills;
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SCI 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 skills;
  • Strong influencing skills and 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 SCI mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working and living in Nigeria (Southern Nigeria preferred)
  • Experience working in WASH programs or WASH emergency response
  • Experience in a protracted emergency context
  • Experience working on WASH programmes in a transitional camp context
  • Specific experience of designing and managing WASH projects
  • Specific experience of working in consortia projects
  • Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team.
  • Capacity to work closely with, understand, and support local partners.
  • Skilled in influencing and obtaining cooperation of individuals;
  • Able to manage relationships to achieve results;
  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills;
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills in English and Hausa.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.

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 reasonability of their skill level and experience.

Equal Opportunities

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Closing Date
22nd May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

5) Job Title: Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager, LEARN

Job Id: 200002K2
Location: Abuja
Reporting to: Director of Advocacy and Campaign
Reporting to Position: Technical Oversight  (Borno, Yobe and Ogoja FOs Advocacy and Campaign Coordinators)
Grade: 3

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. 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.
  • As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis. The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Scope and Role Purpose

  • This role will manage, coordinate and mobilize all advocacy, campaign and policy engagements for all projects and programs related to Learn, one of the three SCI breakthroughs, through collaborating and closely working with the other two breakthrough leads, Head of Education, Media and Communication Manager, Deputy Director/s of Program Operations, Project Managers, Field Managers, and Team Leaders – ensuring that there is an effective and coordinated team spearheading SCI Nigeria’s influence towards an accelerated positive change for all children, specially girls, to access quality, safe, inclusive, uninterrupted and free education.
  • S/he will work closely with the Head of Education and Chief of Parties at states on the implementation of the advocacy, campaign, media, social mobilization and communication strategies. S/he will work with the new business development unit to mobilize resources for advocacy, campaign and policy engagement components of all education related projects for maximum impact on children. S/he will ensure during proposal development that sustainability of the projects are well articulated and the project implementation are directed using both National and Sub-national advocacy strategies as appropriate. S/he will also be expected to contribute to the design, review and implementation of wider SCI Nigeria Advocacy, Campaign, Media and Communication Strategy and the CSP.
  • S/he will coordinate and oversee monthly, quarterly and annual advocacy reports that feeds into RO and donors report. S/he will work closely with CO and FO based Advocacy and Campaign teams to develop relevant materials, such as but not limited to policy briefs/briefing messages, concept notes, guidelines and undertake actions to create enabling environment and promote increasing government commitment and action on children’s rights to education.
  • S/he will lead on education policy analysis and support the design and implementation of the programme within the right based programming approach. S/he will be responsible for leading on the development and delivery of Advocacy, Campaign and Public Financing Strategy for Education/Learn.
  • Generally, s/he owns “Be the Voice” part of the Theory of Change for all “Learn”/education-related Strategic Goals in the Country Strategic Plan (CSP). In addition, s/he shall provide technical support, capacity building and technical oversight to FOs advocacy, campaign and policy engagement on education/Learn; networking and partnership building at a national level; and shall promote Every Last Child Campaign across the SCI Nigeria Country Program.

Key Areas of Accountability
Advocacy, Campaign and Policy/Learn Strategy Design, Implementation, and Quality:

  • Develop, coordinate and manage Advocacy and Campaign Strategy/Learn, in order to influence relevant stakeholders and achieve education policy changes at national and State levels
  • Lead policy and research on Universal Basic Education, develop related policy briefs, key messages for influencing national and state policy reviews, processes and discussions
  • Champion, promote, coordinate and manage the implementation of ELC/Girls Education Campaign Strategy in collaboration with Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager, Be Protected
  • Mobilize and build capacities of SCI Nigeria staff, towards delivering advocacy strategies through strengthening knowledge and skills/capacities to incorporate, align and integrate advocacy into their area of work
  • Monitor policy, political, economic and legal trends in the external environment and identify right opportunities to promote policy advocacy objectives, for engagement and influencing
  • In collaboration with the Head of MEAL, s/he shall develop MEAL framework, track, measure, monitor and evaluate the quality of integration and implementation of advocacy, campaign and policy components in education related projects; and ensures clear linkage between programmatic approaches and advocacy strategies
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans, budgets, reports and document case studies and success stories on the relevant education/Learn related projects
  • Ensure maximum visibility of Every Last Child Campaign/Girls Education Campaign within Save the Children and externally across relevant platforms
  • Ensure that children are at the heart of advocacy, campaign and policy engagement/Learn, and they are an integral part of Save the Children’s campaigning work
  • Ensure proper documentation and dissemination of major activities, successes and learnings related to Every Last Child Campaign in Nigeria

Strengthen Resource Mobilization, Networking and Partnership:

  • S/he shall represent SCI Nigeria in the UBE Act Amendment Technical Working Group, and shall create, nurture, strengthen and maintain strategic partnership with other key stakeholders in the education sector
  • Work with Media and Communication Manager, Head of Education, Project Managers and Advisors at the CO and Area Offices to develop case studies for the project and ensure that these meet Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policies (CSP)
  • In collaboration with the Media and Communication Manager, s/he will identify story ideas, develop compelling communications materials based on lessons learned and experiences for print and online media
  • Explore opportunities to communicate about all education projects deliverables and its impact internally and externally, with a wide variety of state and national level stakeholders using innovative methods
  • Produce reports, position papers, briefing papers, policy advocacy messaging and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed by the line manager
  • Act as SCI Nigeria’s representative at state and national level as required, mainly in events relating to education advocacy, campaign and policy engagement
  • Organise events on education issues, including symposiums, trainings, high-level seminars and conferences, including for the dissemination of important information, learning, reports, researches and messages
  • Develop and maintain a professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC globally
  • Build the capacity of CSOs and support the development of strong civil society engagement in Every Last Child/Girls Education Campaign and SWOC Campaign
  • Build the strength of our campaigns through coalition building, effective networking and/or related activities as appropriate
  • Work closely with technical leads (TAs) to mainstream advocacy, campaign and policy engagement into programmes at national and subnational level and to ensure advocacy, campaign and policy engagement is based on evidence from Country Programmes

Others:

  • Own and ensure the efficient integration the “LEARN” related objectives of the COVID-19 Advocacy, Campaign, Media and Communication Plan into the pandemic response programme
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Advocacy and Campaign

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
  • Build strong influencing networks among policy makers, donors and CSOs to push the UHC agenda.

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

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Level of Education: Post Graduate
  • Specified Study Area: Development Economics, Education, Public Policy, Law, Development Studies
  • Desired Number of Years’ experience: 7 (in universal basic education advocacy with a focus on education financing, access, safety, quality, governance and enhanced voice and accountability)
  • Language Requirements: English – Excellent.
  • Level of IT Expertise Required: Excellent
  • Profound knowledge in Nigeria governance and education systems and political terrains
  • Strong knowledge of global education policy goals and commitments
  • Ability to write strong position papers and policy briefings
  • Strong analytical framework to clearly articulate and communicate our policy positions
  • Ability to be strategic and proactive when required to be able to keep advocacy plans dynamic and aligned to new policy and political developments
  • Ability to clearly communicate and easily relate to federal and state authorities
  • Able to demonstrate positive attitude, diplomatic, negotiator, and team player
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and respect for diversity
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s commitment to protect children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy

Prior Experience Expectations:

  • Building external networks
  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance and Gender advocacy
  • Enhanced voice accountability
  • Training and Facilitation.

Application Closing Date
27th May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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