Recent Vacancies at Save the Children, 21st March, 2019

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.

In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states – Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna – focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Community Mobilisation Coordinator, STEER Project
Ref Id: 190000OL
Location: Akwa Ibom
Post type: National
Employee Status: Permanent
Grade: 3

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.

Team:

  • Systems Transformed for Empowered Action and Enabling Responses for Vulnerable Children and their Families (STEER) Project

Role Purpose

  • Coordinate, monitor and supervise program activities in the LGA in addition to working closely with CSO partners and other stakeholders in STEER Project implementation.
  • He/she will work closely with the State team to document best practices and lessons learned on the project.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Social Work Advisor
  • Staff directly reporting to this post:

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Provide programme technical support through frequent field visits to the implementing LGAs, presenting a report with recommendations.
  • Ensure CSO partners develop quality timely work plans and budgets according to the frequency requested by the project.
  • Support training of Community Case management Workers (CCMWs) on Social Work, HES, Nutrition or other related topics.
  • Support to build the social workforce capacity of local government agencies (LGA), civil society organizations (CSO), community-based organizations (CBO) and partner institutions on case Management
  • Coordinate identification of viable HHES models, gather information on what models of HHES are available in the target communities, both formal and informal
  • Provide support and mentoring to CSO staff and partners in implementing the HHES services in the communities, through field visits, refresher trainings, on the job training etc. Help CSOs ensure that services are relevant and useful to the beneficiaries and well integrated with other services provide by and through the STEER project.
  • Evaluate the work of CSO technical staff as well as their CCMW to ensure that programs are of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively.
  • Provide direct support to beneficiaries or households, such as handling a referral for child advocacy issues, conducting a needs evaluation, or resolving complaints.
  • Provide technical Support to partners to form and coordinates activities on CPC, Kids  and Youth clubs, caregivers forum including meetings to build resilience among children in distress in all STEER project communities
  • Facilitate community mobilisation activities to support targeting and enrolment of beneficiaries.
  • Plan sensitisation activities for targeted communities with focus on traditional leaders and other key stakeholders
  • Coordinate with health centres to carry out joint community mobilisation activities around nutrition, HIV/AIDS and general Health
  • Ensure that planned activities are carried out in a way that is timely, cost effective and to quality standards
  • Monitor security situation and ensure relevant information is reported to State Team Leader and security considerations are adequately factored into activity planning
  • Support development of community-based mechanisms to receive information and provide feedback about the programme
  • Support training of CSO Staff on HIV/AIDS, Targeted testing and other Social Work related topics.
  • Support to build the social workforce capacity of civil society organizations (CSO), community-based organizations (CBO) on case Management
  • Support recruitment, interviewing, and hiring or sign up of CCMWs and CSO Social Work staff.
  • Provide Technical Support to Partner CSOs to support CCMW to provide resolution and referral services for clients who require specialized counselling
  • Support Partners to coordinate activities of Community Case Management Workers (CCMW) these includes; Routine Home visits, Case management, targeted testing, Referrals, Linkages and Collaboration with other Service providers in the LGA.
  • Evaluate the work of CSO staff as well as their CCMW to ensure that programs are of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively.
  • Provide technical support to CSO Partners to develop and implement care plans including reviews and evaluations.
  • Provide direct support to beneficiaries or households, such as handling a referral for child advocacy issues, conducting a needs evaluation, or resolving complaints.
  • Provide quality reports and documentation to the State Team Leader according to the defined M&E plan meeting both donor and internal demands
  • Ensure regular communication and sharing of successes / challenges with the State Team Leader
  • Provide program updates to STEER partners, and stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Prepare monthly summaries for submission to LGA authorities after proper validation by the State Team Leader
  • Collaborate with LGA authorities, other partners (WHO, UNICEF, FHI360) in planning, implementing activities in the communities.
  • Support CSO project officers in organizing monthly tasks in addition to setting short term and Long term project goals and objectives
  • Develop activity plans and budgets for technical support activities.
  • Observe principles of child rights programming in all activities related to social work programming including design, analysis, implementation and M& E with a particular focus on gender and diversity, children’s participation. Ensure quality of practice by adhering to the SC Practice Standards on Child Participation.
  • Participate in meetings, trainings and other assessments and events as required

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • 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

Ambition:

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

Collaboration:

  • 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

Creativity:

  • 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

Integrity:

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

Skills, Experience and Education
Essential:

  • A first degree in Social Work with three (3) years’ work experience, or a BS/HND in Social Science with 5 years’ work experience.
  • Substantial track record of success on social work programming in the context of HIV including OVC.
  • Experience in project management of at least 2 years.
  • Demonstrable experience in budget formulation and monitoring.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manageable work plans and evaluate progress.
  • Demonstrable ability to acquire a high level of thematic expertise on priority issues within social work.
  • Experience in providing technical support to partners and in particular government at senior levels.
  • Proven capacity to develop a network of contacts with key players from amongst communities, government, donors, international agencies and NGOs, to maintain these relationships over time.

Desirable:

  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels.
  • Proven capacity to deliver results against objectives, reporting schedules and work plans.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Proficient in word processing, presentations and spreadsheet computer packages.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s values and mission.
  • Analytical & research skills, experience in conducting health systems research, ability to analyse data.

Additional Qualifications

  • Work experience in health/public health and or in a health/public health organisation, including as a trainer.
  • Experience with providing institutional support and technical assistance to development partners, government/community institutions.

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
  • Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
  • Effective planning and organising skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 31st March, 2019.

 

 

Job Title: Driver
Job ID: 19000095
Location: Akwa Ibom
GRADE: 6
Employee Status: Permanent
Team/Programme:  STEER
Contract Length: 11 months.

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.

Role Purpose

  • The driver is responsible for the safe driving of Save the Children International vehicle, staff and Assets.
  • The Driver will ensure cleaning, proper maintenance of vehicles in compliance with the Driver’s handbook and safe driving standards, ensuring the vehicle is fuelled in time for trips and the proper management of the fuel supply for that vehicle.
  • The driver should do so in accordance with SCI policies and procedures.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Fleet Officer
  • Staff directly reporting to this post:

Key Areas of Accountability

Documentation:

  • Maintain the vehicle log and fuel consumption documentation
  • Keep the Vehicle Documents Folder up-to-date:
  • Support the Head Driver with the Vehicle Usage report, including trip use, mileage and fuel consumption.
  • Maintain a valid driver license, registration and valid permits all the time

Control of Vehicles:

  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are authorized in advance by Line Managers.
  • Ensure that all vehicle journeys are to be recorded in the log book at the start and completion of the journey
  • Ensure that the keys and vehicle documents are kept in a secure place when the vehicle is not in use.
  • Ensure that s/he wears the vehicle safety belt and all passengers also wear seat belts before driving the vehicle.

On the road:

  • In the event of a medical emergency lifts may be given on prior approval of the programme manager – see passenger policy for details.
  • Ensure that the line manager is immediately informed of any accidents, the Accident report is filled immediately and the accident reported to the police as soon as possible.
  • Ensures safety of passengers at all times
  • Safe transport of all staff, equipment, and materials
  • Save the Children International has a no passenger policy – this relates to all non-agency personnel and is for reasons of safety, the continuance and equity of the programme.
  • Save the Children International may give lifts to agency and Governmental staff on occasion for the benefit of the programme – see passenger policy for details.
  • SCI reserves the right to refuse entry to a vehicle any staff member without identification documents or who cannot be identified by SCI staff.

Vehicle Checks:

  • Check the vehicle prior to its use in the morning and after use
  • Check the vehicle before departing from work.
  • Check, on taking over a vehicle, that the items listed on the Vehicle Check List and the items listed in the Vehicle Tools and Materials Inventory are present and in full functioning order.

Vehicle Defects:

  • A driver is to check for vehicle defects and damage to the vehicle and ensure that he reports them to his line manager. After consulting a mechanic, the line manager will make the decision as to whether the vehicle should be taken off the road for repair.
  • Report and supervise all maintenance and repair needs of assign vehicle.

Cleanliness & Visibility:

  • The driver is responsible for ensuring that his vehicle is kept clean on the outside and inside at all times. The driver is also to keep the vehicle tidy and ensure that all rubbish is removed from the vehicle after a journey.
  • Driver is to ensure SCI visibility protocols are adhered to at all times.

Other:

  • Follow and abide by the traffic rules, SCI regulations, driver safety manual and any other instructions given by the Line Manager
  • Maintain all vehicle’s safety equipment, as per vehicle safety kit, in liaison with the logistics officer – including first aid kit, communication equipment, tow rope and fire extinguisher
  • Work after duty hours or holidays as and when required and with prior notice from line manager
  • Perform any other relevant and appropriate requested by the Line Manager

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.

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.

Integrity:

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

Qualifications
Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in insecure environments is critical.
  • Some practical experience of user vehicle maintenance.
  • Personal Qualities:
    • A proactive and flexible approach to work
    • An ability to work with minimum supervision
    • A systematic approach to work
    • A people orientated person who enjoys working in a team
    • A keen interest in self development
    • A reliable, polite and professional attitude to ensure SCI is perceived as such.
  • Working knowledge of the Save the Children Emergency Manual, Sphere, and Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Strong oral and written English language communication skills required.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstances is required.
  • Administrative & General Skills
  • A full and clean driving license
  • Should have 3-5 years’ experience of professional driving.
  • Prior experience as a driver in an international NGO, UN agency or private company
  • Ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure is essential for this position.

Desirable:

  • Any additional skills and/or experience that could be used by Save the Children would be taken into account in the selection process
  • A heavy goods driving license

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 31st March, 2019.

 

 

Job Title: Media Manager
Job ID: 190000OG
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • The Media Manager role is an exciting new position at Save the Children Nigeria aimed at candidates with prior experience of leading media outreach for an international organisation.
  • The post-holder will manage Save the Children’s media work in Nigeria, harnessing the power of national and international media to help us to achieve our advocacy, campaign, branding, programmatic and fundraising goals. Equally important will be raising awareness of humanitarian crises affecting children.
  • The Media Manager will be a key part of the new Advocacy and Campaign Department and will report to the Director of Advocacy and Campaign. The post-holder will also liaise, as necessary, with the Country Director and the Regional Media Manager for West and Central Africa. In humanitarian settings, the Media Manager will work closely with the Humanitarian Programmes Director. The Media Manager will supervise Social Media and Communication Officer; Information and Communications Coordinator; Volunteers and Intern/s. The Media Manager will be a member of Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT).
  • The primary task, carried-out under the guidance of the Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, will be to develop a new national media strategy with a focus on our campaign, advocacy, programmatic, and humanitarian work. The day-to-day roles of the Media Manager will include handling media enquiries, drafting comments and media releases, developing and maintaining a network of key media contacts, hosting media visits to field programmes and acting as a focal point for media requests from Save the Children offices around the world. The post-holder will support the function of risk mitigation, in cooperation with senior management and advocacy colleagues, and proactively spot opportunities for brand development.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement a new media strategy aligned to Save the Children’s national, regional and global advocacy, campaign and humanitarian priorities.
  • Act as a focal point for media requests from Save the Children member organisations around the world, working closely with the Regional Media Manager for West and Central Africa and Save the Children International’s Global Media Unit.
  • Work closely with the heads of thematic areas to develop key messages and promote programmatic goals in the media.
  • Draft newsworthy media releases aligned to advocacy, campaigns and humanitarian priorities, and reactive statements as necessary.
  • Develop core materials including Q&A, key messages, case studies, blogs, and talking points.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key national and international journalists and media outlets.
  • Arrange media briefings and act as a spokesperson when required.
  • Coach and brief colleagues ahead of media interviews and build the communications capacity of staff in the Country Office for effective media engagement.
  • Undertake effective media monitoring for the Country Office and maintain an up to date media database.
  • Stay up to date on developments on media tools and trends, including social media, and train colleagues on these as needed.
  • Work internally with social media, humanitarian communications and programmatic teams to ensure consistent messaging.
  • Work to ensure maximum visibility of the Every Last Child Campaign, Girls Education Campaign and Centenary Commitment in the media in line with campaign objectives.
  • Support CO internal communications, including producing newsletters and other materials, as appropriate.
  • Facilitate national and international media visits showcasing issues relevant to advocacy, campaigns and humanitarian priorities, including to the North East when appropriate.
  • Assist in the preparation of crisis communications plans, including risk mitigation strategies around sensitive issues affecting children, and recognise red lines for messaging.
  • Plan, commission and carry out the collection of multimedia content for Save the Children media teams around the world as well as national and international media outlets.
  • Ensure proper sign off of all media materials by the Country Director, and the Global / Regional Media Unit where appropriate.
  • Does content management of the SCI Nigeria website and all social media channels.
  • Support Social Media, Information and Communications Officer/Coordinator and Intern/s to enhance and maintain the quality and consistency of internal and external communications.

Qualifications & Experience
Essential

  • Minimum three years of experience working as a media specialist for an international organisation.
  • University qualification in Journalism, Public Relations, Media and Mass Communication or a related field with Masters and Bachelor Degree level study completed.
  • Experience in using media as a tool for advocacy, campaign and/or humanitarian needs.
  • Experience in people management, strategic planning and networking in the media and communications sector.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing strategic and impactful media strategies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate complex issues in a compelling way for a variety of audiences.
  • An excellent understanding of the Nigerian media environment and a first-rate network of media contacts in Nigeria.
  • Ability to identify key influencers and media targets, network and build relationships.
  • An innate ‘news’ sense and a proven ability to produce crisp, punchy media copy to tight deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, power point and pdf.

The Media Manager is also expected to:

  • Have extensive understanding of global communications, media relations and new media.
  • Have a professional understanding of commissioning and gathering multimedia content such as film, and photography.
  • Show enthusiasm for and commitment to Save the Children’s values and mission.
  • Have the capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working with international media outlets and/or working as a journalist would be a considerable advantage.
  • Fluent and nuanced written and verbal skills in local languages, particularly Hausa.
  • A strong understanding of NGO policy/ advocacy work in the context of development, and considerable experience working through the media on advocacy and campaigns.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 1st April, 2019.

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