Save the Children Latest Job Openings

Save the Children Latest Job Openings

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:

 

 

Job Title: Programme Coordination Officer

Ref No: 210008XK
Location:  Nigeria
Employee Status: Fixed Term

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 role of the Programme Coordination Officer, Operations (PCOO) will support the Programme Operations Manager and the Programme Manager of the Philanthropic Integrated Health and Nutrition project to lead and collate human impact stories and maintain strong project coordination responsibilities in our Borno office.
  • The position holder will sit in Borno state (60% of time) and support the other two project’s implementing states i.e. Katsina, Adamawa (40% of time), therefore, the role involves frequent traveling.
  • Save the Children International- Nigeria generates a wealth of information and knowledge across its programmes and field offices and it is pertinent that our knowledge management processes are improved, therefore, the main responsibility of PCOO is to work with existing sector teams in the project implementing states, especially Borno to coordinate programme activities, be the overall project focal person to support and coordinate knowledge management and learning activities in accordance with the SCI Nigeria’s Knowledge Management strategy for the three states.
  • In general, the PCOO should be well placed to coordinate learning activities and gather knowledge products from the field and project activities.

Note:

  • In the event of a major emergency and needs, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Key Areas of Accountability
Coordination:

  • He/she will work closely with the Programme Manager – Phil_IHN, Borno Programme Operations Manager, Programme Operation Coordinator etc. he/she will coordinate the Phil_IHN project activities in Borno state
  • He/she will follow up with project procurements in pipelines in Borno state.
  • He/she will work with the project thematic leads to ensure that activities are carried out as planned.

Knowledge management and Learning (KML):

  • He/she will be the project KML focal person to collate and upload relevant documents, activities reports, achievements on the Knowledge Resource Centre
  • Assist in the generation and dissemination of learning papers and briefs highlighting lessons from the project.
  • Assist in coordinating learning activities with the project team.
  • He/she will monitor and deliver on agreed monthly work plans and report progress to the Knowledge Management Coordinator.
  • He/she will work with the Communication and Media Coordinator to collate and generate human impact stories and quality pictures from the project’s beneficiaries in a readable format and will administer consent forms during the process.

Report Writing:

  • Coordinate the report writing process by working with the team to collate report content and writing quality storytelling reports for the donor.

Media/ Communications:

  • He/she will collect pictures and videos that can be used to produce human impact stories, collate the necessary information, and then work with the media and communication team to produce good short clips that will depict project impacts across the states of implementation.

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.

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Social Science or Health or Communication or related field; or equivalent experience.

Experience and Skills
Essential:

  • A general appreciation of the issues concerning the development/civil society sector with an in-depth knowledge of knowledge management and graphic design.
  • Minimum experience is 2 years post-NYSC in an NGO or corporate environment.
  • Highly developed intercultural/interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Has strong coordination and proactive leading style and ability to bring about positive improvements in how knowledge is generated and captured at field offices.
  • Very good written and oral communication skills.
  • Can proactively identify opportunities for collaborating with project managers and staff to coordinate learning activities and knowledge products.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa.
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure and be flexible with working hours.
  • Experience in solving complex issues through analysis.
  • Must have NYSC discharge/exemption certificate
  • Commitment to Save the Children International values.
  • Someone who has had exposure to Media, Communications and Knowledge Management, but at minimum has an interest in this area and shows a willingness to develop his/her capacity.
  • Strong results orientation.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Familiarity with child protection and safeguarding issues, including experience with vulnerable populations.
  • Experience in building personal networks, resulting in securing significant new opportunities for the organization.

Desirable:

  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility
  • A mature personality with life experience is an advantage.

Behaviours (Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • He/she holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • He/she 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:

  • He/she 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
  • He/she will widely share their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • He/she should be future-orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • He/she should build and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • He/she should have a sense of values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • He/she is approachable, a good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • He/she develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • He/she is willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • He/she must be honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates the highest levels of integrity.

 

 

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

 

Application Deadline  15th December, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Community Mobilization Assistant

Ref No: 210008XA
Locations: Damaturu – Yobe and Adamawa
Team/Programme: GPE
Grade: 5
Contract Length: 9 Months Fixed Term

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Overview

  • Save the Children has secured a funding from Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to implement the “Life skills and social emotional learning for conflict-affected children project” in the Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states, North east Nigeria for a period of 10 months.
  • The project is aimed at o improving the capacity of children affected by conflict, particularly girls, in the Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states to manage their emotions, solve problems, critically analyse situations and improve upon the soft skills elements of engaging productively within their families, cohorts and communities.
  • This will be achieved through meaningful engagement of targeted children and youth in life skills programming which teaches social emotional learning, problem solving, critical thinking, safe practices as well as adaptive, positive behaviours which enable them to deal with challenges of everyday life.

Role Purpose

  • The Community Mobilization Assistant will support the GPE project team in respective State to ensure commitment and involvement of local authorities and community members in the project.
  • The staff member will lead on community mobilization to ensure participation, sustainability of the GPE project as well as that the voices of community members, including women and children are heard.
  • The job holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
  • Under the guidance of the Community Mobilization Officer and the Project Coordinator Education, he/she will ensure that GPE project is implemented in a coordinated, harmonized and aligned manner, in line with donor requirements and commitments.
  • The Community Mobilization Assistant will be responsible for sharing the progress reports and updates on timely manner from the field.
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Scope of Role

  • Reports to: Community mobilization officer and Education Coordinator
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Areas of Accountability
Operational Planning and implementation:

  • Identify policy and practice change, based on 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 Education, WASH, child Protection, Food security et al
  • Ensure that voices of children form the basis of Save the Children’s advocacy strategy.
  • Actively participate in all Save the Children and CSO Coalition driven activities in the state
  • Establish as well as sustain existing synergy among coalitions
  • Engage with the state and local governments in policies review when needed
  • Facilitate meetings of the coalition groups
  • Acquire information and understanding of social policy and adapt strategies as necessary.
  • Ensure Save the Children and GPE visibility is seen in the schools, LGAs and respective State
  • Prepare monthly reports of activities carried out

Influencing:

  • 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 policymakers, including donors and politicians, of the value of Save the Children’s policy recommendations.
  • Support in building systems for research, analysis and documentation that underpin evidence-based advocacy and influencing at state and national levels.
  • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.

Collaboration & Representation:

  • Develop and sustain strategic relationships with other agencies engaged in advocacy and policy work.
  • With support from other GPE team, organized and implement all community and education stakeholder engagement including commemoration of international days for women, girls and children.
  • Support in facilitating capacity building of staff from Save the Children and partner agencies in advocacy and communications.
  • As a spokesperson for Save the Children to a variety of external audiences including policymakers and the media, as directed.
  • Support in maintaining a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.

Programme Development:

  • Provide technical support on voice and community mobilization to State programme team
  • Develop a community mobilization strategy in collaboration with the team and ensure implementation
  • Train and mentor Local partners and community on Community support
  • In collaboration with the rest of the GPE team prepare and facilitate training

Requirements / Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • A Degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, 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 communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local, state and national levels.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society (coalitions) and media sectors.
  • 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.
  • Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, email / internet) and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
  • Fluent English language skills (written and verbal) and Local language skills (Hausa, Kanuri or Fulfulde etc.)
  • Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.
  • Knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy.
  • Good understanding of strategies for achieving child protection, Psychosocial programming policies through participatory processes, and the links with gender, diversity and other aspects of identity.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives.

Desirable:

  • Experience in training others in advocacy techniques and influencing tactics.
  • Prior work experience in community mobilization and advocacy in Northeast Nigeria.
  • Experience working on development or humanitarian programming.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyze complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

  • Zeal to work with Children
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

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

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

 

 

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

 

Application Deadline  22nd December, 2021.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Education Officer

Job ID: 210008X2
Locations: Yobe (2) and Adamawa (1)
Grade: 4
Team / Programme: GPE
Contract Length: 9 months
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Slot: 3 Opening

Child Safeguarding: (Select only one)

  • Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Overview

  • Save the Children has secured a funding from Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to implement the “Life skills and social emotional learning for conflict-affected children project” in the Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states, North east Nigeria for a period of 10 months.
  • The project is aimed at o improving the capacity of children affected by conflict, particularly girls, in the Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states to manage their emotions, solve problems, critically analyses situations and improve upon the soft skills elements of engaging productively within their families, cohorts and communities.
  • This will be achieved through meaningful engagement of targeted children and youth in life skills programming which teaches social emotional learning, problem solving, critical thinking, safe practices as well as adaptive, positive behaviors which enable them to deal with challenges of everyday life.

Role Purpose

  • The Project Officer Education will be responsible for the day to day implementation of GPE project activities in the respective State in the northeast Nigeria.
  • The Education Officer provides both operations and technical assistance relating to Education in Emergencies project.
  • The job holder provides coordination and engagement with relevant Education stakeholders including; SUBEBs, Local education Authorities (LEAs), State Ministries of Education and other relevant State Ministries.
  • The job holder will also be working closely with community leaders, religious leaders as well as community member.
  • Under the guidance of the Project Coordinator Education, he/she will ensure that GPE is implemented in a coordinated, harmonized and aligned manner, in line with donor requirements and commitments.
  • The Project Officer Education will be responsible for sharing the progress reports and updates on timely manner from the field.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Education Project Coordinator
  • Staff reporting to this post: None
  • Budget Responsibilities: NO

Key Areas of Accountabilities

  • Implement delegated portfolio of GPE Project in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
  • Supervise and manage the teachers, including facilitation of teacher training
  • Provide support on youth / adolescent programming, including, life skills, basic literacy/numeracy, and alternative / accelerated education
  • Support identification of needs, and development and facilitation of training programmes for teachers, PTAs, SBMCs
  • Facilitate recruitment of volunteer teachers and learning facilitators in the project
  • Contribute to proposal and strategy development through input on needs/gaps
  • Ensure that procurement and distribution of materials and equipment is timely and in line with SCI policies and procedures; ensure accuracy of portfolio inventory (assets, supplies, materials)
  • Contribute to assessments (baseline, needs, market)
  • Ensure accurate project documentation, including collection of monitoring data and tracking of progress on output indicators; utilize data to contribute to reports as requested by management
  • Facilitate relationships with communities and community leaders to ensure buy-in and Do No Harm
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager
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Operational Planning and implementation:

  • Work closely with Project Coordinator Education, to ensure planning of day to day implementation, update on spending, implementation, monitoring, documentation and reporting for GPE project.
  • Ensure timely implementation and budget performance in line with the projects plans and budgets.
  • Effectively support the teachers and partners in proper service delivery are in line with GPE Project design and Save the Children International planning guidelines and ensure compliance with the agreed work plans and that programme objectives and targets are being realized in line with the funding proposals.
  • Ensure that GPE Project implementation are to the desired standards and on time.
  • Maintain high standard of transparency and accountability in the course of programme implementation while ensuring integrity and timeliness of activities implementation in meeting programme objectives, compliance with donors & Save the Children policies.
  • Provision of regular operations and implementation updates on project progress and challenges to allow for timely interventions and corrective actions by management.

Program and Financial Reporting:

  • Contribute in the preparation of timely and high quality progress and end of projects narrative and financial reports which are in accordance to the donor reporting schedule and formats.
  • participate quarterly follow ups and progress review meetings to address key performance issues from the reports.

Internal and external engagements:

  • Ensuring that the program experience is represented and given recognition at stakeholder meetings, workshops, donor, networks and any other engagements.
  • Develop and maintain regular channels of communication with partners and key stakeholders at all levels (Community, LGEA and State).

MEAL:

  • Effectively manage projects design and study processes which include assessments, baseline and evaluation studies, putting in place a functional Activity Tracking Table.
  • Ensure that the projects quality bench marks are followed.
  • Collecting and managing complaints and feedback in close coordination with MEAL team and Projects Officers.
  • Ensure an effective programs / projects monitoring and evaluation systems is in place.
  • Monitor programs / projects activities to ensure quality, timeliness and adherence to both Country Office and international Save the Children policies and procedures.
  • Ensure regular monitoring of projects results, documentation of projects case studies, lessons learnt, significant changes and best practices and coordinating learning and reflection meetings / sessions

Human Resources Management and Development:

  • Support implementation of the Save the Children performance management system, by supporting, supervising and reviewing performance of the Education Assistant.
  • Coaching and mentoring the Education Assistant on the provision of technical support and implementation of quality programmes.
  • Setting and managing staffing targets, performance and priorities for Education Assistant
  • Participate in monthly / weekly project management meetings to enable adequate staff support.
  • Capacity building of Education Assistant through trainings, coaching, performance management, implementation as well as in learning and reflection events

Technical Oversight:

  • In liaison with Project Coordinator Education and Humanitarian leadership team provide guidance and support to projects team, partners and stakeholders.

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.

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.

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 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

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Experience in implementation of integrated programmes across different thematic areas such as education, child protection, child rights governance or disaster risk reduction is a must.

Experience and Skills:
Essential:

  • At least 3 years of accrued working experience in program implementation with a minimum of 1 years in a management level position in an international NGO and those applying partnership approaches is desirable.
  • Experience of working with local partners and Local Government and State Authorities in Education, Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, or Child Protection is an added advantage.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
  • Fluent English language skills (written and verbal) and Local language skills (Hausa, Kanuri or Fulfulde etc.).
  • Prior work experience in community mobilization and advocacy in Northeast Nigeria.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

 

 

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

 

Application Deadline  22nd December, 2021.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Finance Officer

Ref No: 210008X9
Location: Nigeria
Employee Status: Permanent

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 2: Either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

Role Purpose

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

Key Areas of Accountability
Fund Disbursement:

  • Support payment of participants and other SCI cash payments out of the office

Financial Information and other support functions:

  • Send out transactions listings and BVA to the awards department on the agreed dates
  • Support all Budget holders in the preparation of phased budgets
  • Provide support to Humanitarian Finance Manager with advice/training to budget holders on budget management.
  • Support in the preparation of proposal budgets for the Humanitarian response.
  • Support in providing codes where finance support is needed.
  • Review of payment vouchers
  • Provide support to budget holders in reviewing and understanding monthly financial budget monitoring reports and follow up on any recommended action points
  • Prepare the Glacos for all the recharges recommended by the budget holders after the 1st and 2nd reviews of the transaction listings.

System Administration:

  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts 2141,1141,2150,1120,1122,2130

Others:

  • Preparing SOF loaders for all new awards and realigned/ re-phased awards
  • Provide information for management reports such as cost centre BVA’s, for budget holders to monitor budgets, on a regular and timely basis
  • Ensure proper and timely archiving of document
  • Statutory Remittances
  • Monthly maintenance and update of Finance Accruals Tracker
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills

Essential Criteria:

  • Level of Education – B.Sc / HND or equivalent
  • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts
  • Minimum 5 years post NYSC experience
  • Experience in working with partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at the community level.
  • Must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state.
  • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ongoing/full Professional certificate in accounting and finance
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
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Desirable Criteria:

  • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handles last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • The ability to be creative and proactive in health is essential.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

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

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

 

 

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

Application Deadline  22nd December, 2021.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Child Protection in Emergency Officer

Ref No: 210008X8
Locations: Damaturu, Yobe and Adamawa
Slots: Yobe (2) and Adamawa (1) Openings
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Grade: 4
Team: Nigeria Country Office
Post Type: National
Reports to:  CPiE Coordinator
Staff directly reporting to this post: None

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.

Overview

  • Save the Children with funding from Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is implementing the “Life skills and social emotional learning for conflict-affected children project” in the Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states, North east Nigeria for a period of 10 months.
  • The GPE project is an innovative model for education in emergencies programming The project is aimed at improving the capacity of children affected by conflict, particularly girls, in the Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states to manage their emotions, solve problems, critically analyse situations and improve upon the soft skills elements of engaging productively within their families, cohorts and communities.
  • This will be achieved through meaningful engagement of targeted children and youth in life skills programming which teaches social emotional learning, problem solving, critical thinking, safe practices as well as adaptive, positive behaviours which enable them to deal with challenges of everyday life

Role Purpose

  • This position is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design and implementation of the child protection components of Save the Children (SC) Nigeria’s emergency response.
  • S/he will need to co-ordinate with other Emergency Response team members and SC staff, especially Implementation Management, health, education and other relevant technical sectors, to ensure a rapid, proportionate and effective response.
  • S/he will need to ensure response to immediate child protection issues with simultaneous consideration of longer-term needs and possible scenarios. Depending on the situation the specialist may need to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country specific child protection Clusters and other stakeholders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.

Key Areas Of Accountability
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for technical supervision and training of all CPiE partners and community structures on CPiE principles
  • Daily supervision of the Child protection sector
  • Ensure that the Save the Children (SC) and the CP code of conducts relating to SC and partner’s personnel are rights-based approach and implemented throughout projects
  • Ensure that all activities under his/her supervision are conducted so as to comply with the obligations of the SC beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders under his/her jurisdiction, in accordance system of quality supervision, including the CPiE minimum standard and SPHERE standards

Program Implementation and Development:

  • Assess CP and assistance needs of the children at schools, homes and camps entirely on a regular basis, with due consideration to age, gender, and diversity/vulnerability
  • Identification of vulnerable children in need of assistance, with the involvement of the community and based on transparent vulnerability criteria
  • Establish/maintain a regular system of project evaluation and progress monitoring, using both qualitative and quantitative indicators, data collection, feeding into program adjustments and regular reporting as well as advocacy and new programme development
  • Identify gaps in service provision to Internal Displaced Children, with a special attention to children and youth, and proactively referring and advocate for those gaps to relevant in coordination with the CPiE coordinator
  • Ensure that the voices of boys, girls through Children Clubs and Child and Youth Groups with specific needs are heard
  • Undertake any other roles as may be assigned by the CPiE Coordinator or the Humanitarian Manager

Representation:

  • Co-Lead with the Ministry of Youth Sport Social and Community Development, ministry of Women through the SEMA, NEMA and the CP Sub Cluster and any other CP coordination meetings as requested.
  • Coordinate with the sub-CP clusters in order to assure that adequate and children centred educational solutions are taken in consideration in the strategic planning of activity.

Reporting:

  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation systems are in place for all field activities.
  • Report weekly, monthly and quarterly on Child protection in the field as requested

Reporting Relationships:

  • The Child Protection in Emergency Officer is the technical supervisor for all community structures and other partners  In addition to this task, she/he is the supervisor for the incentive Child protection committee , approximately fifty individuals.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • University Degree in Social work, Social Science, Development Studies or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • Proven ability to supervise a CP project with holistic approach and integrated to child protection right.
  • Speaking fluent English, and other languages of Northern Nigeria is an advantage.
  • Computer literate.
  • Between three and four years of work experience in Protection work, supervision, community mobilisation and distributions and solid understanding of the actual Nigeria Emergency context.

Desirable:

  • High level of personal integrity, commitment and professional responsibility
  • Mature personality with life experience is an advantage
  • Able to be a self-started and work in challenging contexts and fragile environment
  • Excellent communication skills, and able to use HF, VHF radios
  • Team player with strong leadership skills

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.

 

 

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

 

Application Deadline  22nd December, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

we are an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce. While all applications will be acknowledged.
• We reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement
• We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements
• Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
• Scam Warning:
We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.
• Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced.
• Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web
• Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview or the next stage of the recruitment process.

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