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Current Job Vacancies at Save the Children, 13th December, 2018

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

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Position: Procurement Officer
State:
Yobe

Role Purpose

  • The Procurement/Logistics Officer is responsible for managing Procurement processes to ensure effective, transparent and accountable support to the Save the Children programs in Yobe State.
  • Under the supervision of the Logistics Coordinator to ensure adequate consideration for coordination of supplies deliveries and planning of program implementation. Provide technical advice and guidance to program/support teams on procurement of goods and services and on best procurement practices. Anticipate procurement bottlenecks and resolve them ahead of issues.

Key Areas of Accountability
Procurement and Supply:

  • Implement procurement as per approved Save the Children International guidelines, procedures and forms.
  • Check the availability and prices of requested items in the local market; liaise with Country office if procurement must be conducted there.
  • Maintain and regularly update the price list.
  • Maintain and regularly update current supplier database.
  • Maintain, keep up-to-date and share a weekly procurement tracker, showing the current status of the requested items and the date which they are expected to be supplied to the projects
  • Organize collections of required numbers of quotes for all relevant procurements
  • Advises the Budget holder on contract allocation if relevant. Call for procurement committee meetings, take notes and documents the decision making process.
  • Drafts POs according to Procurement committees proceedings for Review of relevant manager and submits for Budget holder approval
  • Collate all payment file and submit to LM for check before submission to Budget holder and finance payment
  • Prepare monthly summary reports on the procurement, identifying problems in operations and solutions proposed.
  • Oversee all arrangements for meetings and conferences as required, ensuring these are delivered to a high quality and cost effectively
  • Line manage all procurement assistants under supervision of the position by managing performance on an on-going basis
  • Manage suppliers relationship up to delivery of goods / completion of service
  • Follows up with Finance office on outstanding payments files. In liaison with the Senior Logistics Manager, Trouble-shoot file incompleteness and/or inconsistencies.
  • Maintains and keep up-to-date a hard documentation filling system for procurement files allowing easy reference for audit purpose.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, code of conduct, fraud, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies
  • Work in close collaboration with the finance and administration departments to ensure effective operations and strong team spirit
  • Carry out any other tasks required by the line manager in line with job description and capacity development plan.

Reports:

  • Maintain all Procurement files in an organized, accurate and up to date manner
  • Produce weekly procurement tracker and send to programs and management teams at field level
  • Generate any other procurement related reports upon request (item category/ donor / time / budget… – based)

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
  • 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 and data management systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • Level of Education – Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Accounting or related field
  • Professional international certification in procurement or logistics (e.g. CIPS, CILT) an added advantage
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level – Excellent
  • Language Requirements – English & Hausa – Excellent
  • Level of IT literacy Required – (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Email system, Internet browsing) – Excellent

Experience Expectations:

  • Desired Number of Years Prior Experience in a Similar Role – 3 years
  • Experience in procurement and logistics with INGO: Minimum 2 years
  • Experience in a relatively insecure field based environment
  • Experience working with Save the children

Working Conditions:

  • Ability and willingness to travel to projects and stay in basic conditions when necessary.

 

 

Position: MEAL Adviser
State:
Yobe
Job type: Full-time

Role Purpose

  • The MEAL Adviser will be expected to lead on MEAL system design and implementation, evaluations, MEAL budgeting, recruitment as well as support proposal writing and logframe development usually at national level.
  • In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing country programme staff.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead planning of needs assessments in coordination other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and include an analysis of children’s needs. Lead development of SC programme baseline surveys where required.
  • Working with the Deputy Team Leader – Programmes or Team Leader to support senior technical colleagues in their development of sector logframes, plans, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks and plans.  Contribute to development of programme plan/strategy and masterbudget.
  • Lead development of M&E systems (such as output trackers) and their roll out.  Support sector technical staff to carry out monitoring and evaluation of project activities as agreed in M&E frameworks and plans and to strengthen integration between sectors.
  • With support from senior technical colleagues, support fundraising, including contributing to proposal writing and review to ensure MEAL activities and costs are adequately covered. Develop standard guidance for incorporation of MEAL costs into proposals in specific responses.
  • Lead planning, implementation and follow-up of evaluations (real times, evaluations of humanitarian action etc.). Participate in evaluations were required.
  • Set up systems to manage complex information generated by MEAL activities, such as complaints databases and qualitative outcome monitoring data systems.  Conduct statistical and qualitative data analysis and present and disseminate information to inform programme management at all levels of management within a response. Seek solutions for more complex data management requirements by working with IT colleagues, leading development of databases etc.
  • With the HR team, identify MEAL staffing needs for emergency programmes, and lead rapid recruitment, induction, performance management and training.
  • With support from other programme staff, identify MEAL activities supply needs and coordinate with the logistics team to ensure materials arrive in good time.
  • Support sector technical leads to develop monitoring & evaluation plans and required tools. Capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Implement accountability mechanisms at field level, such as complaints response mechanisms – working on community assessment, design, implementation, review etc.. Ensure that activities are carried out to raise awareness of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and handling of serious complaints in line with child safeguarding policy.

Support technical sector specialists to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all disaster traditional and high-tech solutions) and that they solicit and respond to community feedback:

  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct. For instance, with support from senior colleagues, work with sector technical specialists to ensure quality monitoring systems are set up to ensure adherence of programmes to minimum standards.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for MEAL and other staff and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
  • Conduct training and awareness raising activities for operations and programme technical staff at field and country-office level regarding MEAL priorities and quality standards.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve taking the lead in coordination working groups.  Participate in Interagency coordinated joint MEAL activities (for instance, inter-agency RTEs).
  • With support from the Lead MEAL Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
  • In collaboration with SC MEAL colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives Lead on response-specific learning activities.  For instance, support planning of After Action Review workshops, prepare lessons learnt reports and conducting accountability mechanism pilots. Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • To identify opportunities and material to contribute to communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.

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.

Key Areas of Accountability
Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Develop and implement a framework for monitoring programmes including rapid assessment and baseline tools, project specific monitoring tools, approaches, staff and team responsibilities and frequency of monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Develop clear, systematic and feasible monitoring plans for projects, based on project logframes (including data collection-frequency and data management)
  • Provide guidance to the MEAL Coordinator and MEAL staff to collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and collate/organize data received for reporting purposes
  • Assist in data quality assurance and compliance with all grants related reporting requirements and their timely submission.
  • Support project managers and technical advisors in conducting regular reviews of each project and ensure there is a clear process for staff/teams to raise concerns over programme progress and quality
  • Ensure that the Humanitarian Response office complies with SCI MEAL standard operating procedures including: the global quality framework, Global Initiative requirements, total reach and the advocacy measurement tool.
  • Ensure that all programmes are designed and implemented in accordance with international MEAL standards (such as, but not limited to, Accountability Partnership International (HAP-I) Benchmarks, SPHERE, DEC Accountability Framework, and the Core Humanitarian Standards)
  • Support the PDQ Team bringing 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.
  • Work closely with the regional MEAL team and share best experiences through the community of practice fora.
  • Support the MEAL team, and Project Managers with technology-driven and innovative systems, including Segovia platform, biometrics, and mHeath.
  • Develop and implement partner capacity building, including the inclusion of logframes in partner agreements and training for partner staff.

Accountability
Work closely with the Accountability Officer to:

  • Ensure that accountability to beneficiaries becomes a core element and success indicator for all program activities.
  • Build on progress to date on integrating accountability to beneficiaries (and particularly children) within programmes through supporting the establishment of feedback mechanisms and producing information materials in a way which mainstreams accountability across all programmes.
  • Contribute to improvements in existing policies and procedures to enhance effective accountability mechanisms.
  • Assess how beneficiaries can best be involved at every stage of the programme cycle.
  • Develop regular trend analysis of complaints on the organisation and sharing for wider learning and improvement.
  • Coordinate with the Accountability Coordinator at Abuja level to ensure information flow for CRM.

Learning:

  • Work closely with the Country Office Knowledge Management Advisor, the Technical Advisors, and the Response MEAL team to:
  • Promote learning throughout the Response Team, particularly on issues of programme quality, policy analysis and advocacy. Ensure new analysis and information is constantly available.
  • Communicate program learning (through document sharing, presentations, etc) internally to provide guidance and technical input on strategic direction and programme design, and externally with key stakeholders (NGOs, government partners, working groups, etc).
  • Ensure that lessons learned are properly documented and are incorporated into programme implementation and design.
  • Regularly produce and report on best practices and case studies.
  • Participate in designing and implementation of studies, assessments and learning in coordination and cooperation with PDQ teams and programme staff.

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

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
Required:

  • Significant management experience in emergency response and fragile state contexts.
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience is essential
  • Significant experience of undertaking a MEAL related role in an humanitarian context
  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Experience of, and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Previous experience of managing a team and managing projects
  • Demonstrated strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including planning/participating in evaluations
  • Ability to work both in 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 and influencing skills with 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 SC   mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable:

  • Language skills in French, Spanish, and/or Arabic
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Specific experience of designing and managing DFID and ECHO projects
  • Specific experience of working in consortia projects.

Application Deadline 25th December, 2018.

 

 

Position: Nutrition Officer
State
: Yobe
Job Type: Full time

Scope of Role

  • To support implementation of Nutrition and health component under EU Resilience project in Yobe.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Support (typically will be at field level):

  • Working closely with the Field Manager, the Nutrition Program Officer will do the following:
  • Mobilize the community around the promotion of optimal infant and young child feeding practices and health seeking behaviours
  • Promote, protect and support optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding practices.
  • Support Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency (IYCF-E), identification of lead mothers, training of health workers and community volunteers.
  • Daily supervision of support group meetings in communities.
  • Work closely with staff at the Health facility and OTP sites to ensure that all children referred with malnutrition are treated accordingly and caregivers receive are part of SBCC
  • Facilitate the formation of Mother-to-Mother and Father to father support groups meetings and conduct supportive supervision/spot checks during support group meetings.
  • Support in the referral of malnourished cases from support groups to health facilities offering Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) services.
  • Collate and compile program monthly data reports.
  • Prepare transport requests for field trips to the program implementing communities.
  • Participate in the training of lead mothers and support group members on Food Demonstration
  • Working closely with the other project staff (FSL, Education, CP) to ensure timely referral and linkage across projects
  • Provide capacity building and trainings to community nutrition mobilizers, health workers and Community Nutrition Mobilizers on IYCF-E and referral mechanism.
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly follow up with Community Mobilizers and community leaders through review/feedback meetings.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries benefiting from the BCC also benefit in cash transfer project
  • Work closely with the MEAL team to ensure that data are captured in a correct and accurate manner
  • Assist the nutrition team in giving supportive supervision to community volunteers.
  • Compile and submit reports on weekly progress report
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the Field Manager
  • Ensure all OTP/SFP team members are familiar with their posts.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children
  • This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads

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.

This post focuses on emergency/humanitarian programming and not limited to any project. The position holder will be expected to contribute to SCI’s dual mandate and support as needed.

Skills and Behaviours (SCI 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-oriented, 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 & Experience
Essential:

  • B.Sc or equivalent in Health / Public Health / Nutrition with minimum of 2 years progressive experience post NYSC
  • Experience in Nutrition and community based programming
  • Experience of emergency nutrition work (preferably CMAM) and implementation of feeding programs, including monitoring and evaluation
  • Basic training in IYCF-E
  • Proven capacity of management, leadership and teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Experience in community based interventions in Nigeria especially in the NE
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages
  • Computer literate

Desirable:

  • Master trainer and good facilitator
  • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems.

Application Deadline 26th December, 2018.

 

 

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Note

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received and also Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date if considered necessary.
  • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not use any third party for employment and also does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

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