Save the Children Nigeria Jobs Recruitment

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Save the Children Nigeria Jobs Recruitment: 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 following positions below:

Job Title: Award Management Officer

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Location: Abuja
Grade: 4
Type of Contract: Permanent
Reports to: Awards Manager, Partnership

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.

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this post is to support the Award Management team in the planning, securing and managing of both development and humanitarian awards. The position involves supporting award information management and compliance with systems and processes.
  • Under the direction of an Award Manager/Coordinator, the Awards Officer will be responsible for supporting the team to adhere to all award management obligations internally within Save the Children and externally with donors.
  • This role will work closely with Program Implementation/Program Operations on partnership management, proposals, financial and narrative reporting, monitoring and analysis and compliance processes.  In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Scope of Role:

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  • Reports to: Awards Manager, Partnership

Key Areas of Accountability
Developing self and others:

  • Work with other team members to support team activities
  • Build relationships with members of other teams i.e. finance and operations
  • Involvement in capacity building to build skills in Award management

Communicating with Impact, Negotiation and Coordination:

  • Input into high quality ‘donor ready’ reports as designated by the Award Coordinator
  • Communication with budget holders, program staff and partners to obtain inputs into key processes and up to date budget figures

Compliance (Systems, Processes, Donor):

  • Learn and follow SCI processes and relevant donor requirements
  • Understanding of the AMS system, maintaining and driving data quality
  • Ability to use AMS reporting to monitor awards and plan for key processes i.e. donor reporting
  • Assist the team to understand donor compliance requirements relating to award management including budgeting and reporting, and ensure deadlines are met
  • Basic understanding of donor compliance and development of compliance checklists if needed

Monitoring and Analysis:

  • Process lead for development of initial budgets for simple/low risk proposals including liaising with program teams and finance to ensure this has been fully costed
  • Financial analysis skills to perform award monitoring processes and identify any issues for further analysis
  • Ensure donor and partner budget lines in AMS are as needed for donor reporting requirements

Portfolio Management and Strategy:

  • Run reports from AMS to support the AM team with monitoring of the Award Portfolio
  • Perform monitoring and analysis activities when required and work with Coordinator and Manager to resolve any issues identified
  • Problem-solving skills to address and work through issues when they arise.

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:

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  • 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:

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  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

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

Qualifications

  • Professional qualification in Business, International Development, Finance/Accounting or similar

Experience And Skills:

  • University degree in International development, Business Administration, Finance and/or experience working in a related role
  • Experience managing grants, contracts & sub agreements with knowledge of major funders’ guidelines (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA, SIDA etc.)
  • Relevant experience managing donor funded projects with International NGO’s particularly those addressing human/children’s rights and those applying partnership approaches
  • Strong analytical skills, computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Ability to work well with a team and establish relationships with other teams/offices
  • Cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and English communication skills including influencing and negotiation
  • Experience working with implementing partners and managing sub awards/grants
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity

Equal Opportunities:

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

Health and Safety:

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

Application Closing Date
23rd February, 2021.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager (Be Protected)

Job No.: 210000IX
Location: Abuja
Contract: Fixed, Local Hire
Employee Status: Permanent
Grade: 3
Reports to: Director of Advocacy and Campaign
Dotted Line Reports: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara Advocacy and Campaign Coordinators
Department: Advocacy, Campaign, Media and Communication

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 advocacy, campaign and policy engagements for all projects and programs related to “Be Protected”, one of the three SCI breakthroughs, through collaborating and closely working with the other two breakthrough leads, Child Protection Advisor, Child Safeguarding Advisor, 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 the girls, to have their rights being respected, protected, fulfilled and their voices are amplified.
  • S/he will work closely with the Child Protection Advisor and Chief of Parties at states on the implementation of the advocacy, campaign, policy, social mobilization and communication strategies on Child Protection. S/he will work with the new business development unit to mobilize resources for advocacy, campaign and policy engagement components of all child protection 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 Subnational 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 Country Strategic Plan (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 child rights and protection.
  • S/he will lead on child rights and protection policy research, 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 Child Protection/Be Protected.
  • Generally, s/he owns “Be the Voice” part of the Theory of Change for all “Be Protected”/child protection 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 child protection/Be Protected; networking and partnership building at national level; and shall promote Every Last Child Campaign/SWOC and GEC across the SCI Nigeria Country Program.

Key Areas Of Accountability
Advocacy, Campaign and Policy/Be Protected: Strategy Design, Implmentation and Quality:

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  • Develop, coordinate and manage Advocacy and Campaign Strategy/Be Protected, in order to influence relevant stakeholders and achieve child protection policy changes and/or adopted at national and state levels
  • Lead policy and research on the domestication and implementation of Child Rights Act (CRA), 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/SWOC and Girls Education Campaign Strategy in collaboration with Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Manager, Learn and Survive
  • 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 child protection 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 child protection/Be Protected related projects
  • Ensure maximum visibility of Every Last Child Campaign/SWOC Campaign and 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/Be Protected, 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 for Advocacy/Be Protected:

  • S/he shall represent SCI Nigeria in the National Technical Working Group on Child Marriage (NTWG CM), and shall create, nurture, strengthen and maintain strategic partnership and alliance with other key stakeholders in the child rights and protection sector
  • Work with Media and Communication Manager, Child Protection Advisor, Project Managers and Advisors at the CO and Field Offices to develop impact studies, case studies, for the project and ensure that these meet Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policies
  • In collaboration with the Media and Communication Manager, s/he will identify story ideas, contribute to the development of compelling communications materials based on lessons learned and experiences for print and online media
  • Explore opportunities to communicate about all child protection/rights advocacy 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 child protection/rights advocacy, campaign and policy engagement
  • Organise events on child protection advocacy 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/SWOC Campaign
  • Build the strength of our campaigns through coalition building, effective networking and/or related activities as appropriate
  • Work closely with relevant 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:

  • S/he shall manage and implement “Be Protected”/child protection related full-fledged Advocacy, Campaign and Policy Projects, such as TECM, PCiC, ensuring an efficient donor reporting, budget utilization, and compliance
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Advocacy and Campaign

Skills & Experience
Essential:

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  • Level of Education – Post Graduate/Masters Degree.
  • Specified Study Area – Human Rights, Public Policy, Law, Development Studies, Gender Studies and/or related.
  • Desired Number of Years’ experience – 5/five year in Child Protection, Advocacy, preferably in INGOs.
  • Requirements – English – Excellent.
  • Level of IT Expertise Required – Excellent
  • Profound knowledge in Nigeria governance, legal, education, and protection systems and political terrains
  • Strong knowledge of global child protection 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.

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

Prior Experience Expectations:

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

Application Closing Date
21st February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer
 
Job ID: 210000ZT
Location: Borno (Biu)
Grade: 4
Team: Nigeria Country Office
Post Type: National
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

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  • Ensure implementation of the M&E plan for Health & Child Survival programmes including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to program officers and government counterparts to ensure that the data collection, data management and reporting, are of the highest possible quality.

Scope of Role

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  • Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
  • Staff directly reporting to this post

Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1 – Coordinate Data Collection, Data Quality Management, Analysis and State level Reporting:

  • Participate in the design of programme monitoring and evaluation tools (registers, reporting templates, data bases, etc.) to track Health and Child Survival projects
  • In collaboration with MOH and relevant SC staff, ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting according to programme M&E plan
  • Conduct monthly data analysis and prepare monthly programme IPTT monitoring reports
  • Ensure the programme database is updated regularly
  • Support programme feedback meetings to communities, facilities and authorities
  • Support the M&E Advisor to implement the DQA system including the conduct of data quality assessments according to the M&E plan
  • Support the M&E Advisor in data management for rapid assessments, situational analysis, surveys, evaluations and other research as required
  • Plan, forecast and facilitate the production and supply of M&E tools and materials to supported sites

Objective 2 – Support Programme Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Support the M&E Advisor to monitor Health and Child Survival projects at the intervention states and communicate provide findings and progress to Program Managers
  • Participate in evaluation of Health and Child Survival projects, focusing on data management of evaluation datasets.
  • Support the dissemination and use of evaluation and research reports and propose changes for improvement to the Health Team.

Objective 3 – Support Documentation, Reporting, Knowledge Sharing and Effective Feedback Mechanism:

  • Support coordination of health projects monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reviews and reports as required.
  • Participate in dissemination of program information to communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
  • Manage the beneficiary complaints and feedback mechanism database
  • Work with state teams to collect information on potential case studies and success stories
  • Update shared drive and project team space with program monitoring documents regularly

Job Requirements
Skills & Experience:

  • Administrative & General Skills
  • 2-3 yrs previous experience with local and international NGOs
  • Previous experience in Health System Strengthening programmes using the National HMIS software
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Office applications, web-based applications and advanced statistical package utilization e.g SPSS, STATA-12,DHIS etc)
  • Fluency in English, Hausa spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills

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:

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

Application Closing Date
23rd February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

  • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.

Job Title: Nutrition Officer

Job ID: 210000XS
Location: Oyo
Grade: 4
Team: Programme Operations
Post Type: National (2 positions)
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Reports to: Nutrition Specialist
Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Child Safeguarding: Level 3

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  • 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

  • Support the implementation and monitoring of nutrition activities in the ANRIN Project in the following cluster of LGAs in the States: cluster 1- Orelope, Olorunsogo, Ore-Ire, Ogbomosho-South, Ogbomosho-North, Surulere, Atiba, Irepo, Ogo-Oluwa and cluster 2 – Afijio, Lagelu, Ona-Ara, Oyo-West, Oyo-East, Egbeda, Ibadan-North, Ibadan-South East.

Programme Implementation:

  • With support from the Nutrition Specialist, ensure target beneficiaries (pregnant women, mothers/caregivers of children less than 24months, children 6 – 59months) access and utilize available nutrition services.
  • Engage with community health focal points, community volunteers in cluster LGAs to implement quality nutrition interventions/delivery of nutrition services for the programme, which includes:
    • Counselling of mothers/caregivers of children 0-23 months of age on improved behaviors related to maternal, infant and young child feeding, notably early, exclusive and continued breastfeeding, appropriate complementary feeding, and early stimulation.  
    • Distribution of micronutrient powders per month among children 6-23 months to improve the quality of complementary feeding. 
    • Iron-folic acid (IFA) supplementation for pregnant women by specifically addressing barriers that inhibit women from taking a full course of IFA tablets during pregnancy through counseling during ante-natal care sessions. 
    • Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during ante-natal care by pregnant women. 
    • Provision of zinc/oral rehydration solution (ORS) for treatment of diarrhea among children 6-59 months of age.  
    • Provision of vitamin A supplementation among children 6-59 months of age. 
    • Provision of deworming tablets among children 12-59 months of age.  
  • Supervise activities of community health focal points, community volunteers in cluster LGAs.
  • Work with MEAL team in beneficiary verification and contribute to various project Reports
  • Ensure programme approaches and implementation are sensitive to cultural and gender dynamics.
  • Provide technical assistance LGA teams and Health Workers on nutrition, with a particular focus on development of effective methodologies to improve health and nutrition knowledge, attitudes and practices.
  • Conduct follow up monitoring of nutrition-related activities and document findings to feed into improved programming
  • Support strengthening of information flow between State and LGA.

Capacity Building:

  • Contribute to the development and/or adaptation of training materials.
  • Facilitate on nutrition trainings in project locations for CHFPs and CVs. 
  • Develop training plans for Health Workers, CHFPs and CVs based on identified needs.

Documentation and Reporting:

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  • Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding nutrition activities in the Programme.
  • Provide technical review of programme reports in line with the M&E framework.
  • Work closely with the MEAL team to ensure that data are captured in a correct and accurate manner.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Represent SCI in relevant LGA level forums for nutrition in coordination with other Partners.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the Project team.

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.

Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • Health/Public Health/Nutrition or equivalent with a minimum of 4years progressive experience post-NYSC
  • Experience in Nutrition and community-based programming
  • Technical expertise and experience on behaviour change programming
  • Proven capacity of management, leadership and teamwork
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Resident in and familiarity with the cluster LGAs is necessary.
  • Experience in community-based interventions in the Western part of Nigeria is an advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages.
  • Computer literate
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

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 a 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 value for money systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Application Closing Date
22nd February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Nutrition Officer

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Job ID: 210000XR
Location: Lokoja, Kogi
Grade: 4
Team: Programme Operations
Post Type: National (2 positions)
Employee Status: Fixed Term

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

  • Support the implementation and monitoring of nutrition activities in the ANRIN Project in the following cluster of LGAs in the States: cluster 1- Kogi, Lokoja, Okehi, Adavi, Okene, Ogori-Magongo and cluster 2 –  Kaba / Bunu, Ijumu, Mopa / Muro, Yagba East, Yagba West.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Nutrition Specialist
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Programme Implementation:

  • With support from the Nutrition Specialist, ensure target beneficiaries (pregnant women, mothers / caregivers of children less than 24months, children 6 – 59months) access and utilize available nutrition services.
  • Engage with community health focal points, community volunteers in cluster LGAs to implement quality nutrition interventions / delivery of nutrition services for the programme, which includes:
  • Counselling of mothers / caregivers of children 0-23 months of age on improved behaviors related to maternal, infant and young child feeding, notably early, exclusive and continued breastfeeding, appropriate complementary feeding, and early stimulation.  
  • Distribution of micronutrient powders per month among children 6-23 months to improve the quality of complementary feeding.
  • Iron-folic acid (IFA) supplementation for pregnant women by specifically addressing barriers that inhibit women from taking a full course of IFA tablets during pregnancy through counseling during ante-natal care sessions.
  • Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during ante-natal care by pregnant women.
  • Provision of zinc / oral rehydration solution (ORS) for treatment of diarrhea among children 6-59 months of age.  
  • Provision of vitamin A supplementation among children 6-59 months of age.
  • Provision of deworming tablets among children 12-59 months of age.  
  • Supervise activities of community health focal points (CHFPs), community volunteers (CVs) in cluster LGAs.
  • Work with MEAL team in beneficiary verification and contribute to various project Reports
  • Ensure programme approaches and implementation are sensitive to cultural and gender dynamics.
  • Provide technical assistance LGA teams and Health Workers on nutrition, with a particular focus on development of effective methodologies to improve health and nutrition knowledge, attitudes and practices.
  • Conduct follow up monitoring of nutrition-related activities and document findings to feed into improved programming

Capacity Building:

  • Contribute to the development and / or adaptation of training materials.
  • Facilitate on nutrition trainings in project locations for CHFPs and CVs.
  • Develop training plans for Health Workers, CHFPs and CVs based on identified needs.

Documentation and reporting:

  • Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding nutrition activities in the Programme.
  • Provide technical review of programme reports in line with the M&E framework.
  • Work closely with the MEAL team to ensure that data are captured in a correct and accurate manner.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Represent SCI in relevant LGA level forums for nutrition in coordination with other Partners.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the Project teams.

General:

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  • 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.

Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • Health / Public Health / Nutrition or equivalent with minimum of 4years progressive experience post NYSC
  • Experience in Nutrition and community based programming
  • Technical expertise and experience on behaviour change programming
  • Proven capacity of management, leadership and teamwork
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Resident in and familiarity with the cluster LGAs is necessary.
  • Experience in community based interventions in Northern part of Nigeria is an advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages.
  • Computer literate.
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

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 value for money systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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