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Employment Opportunities at Save the Children

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

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

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Job Title: Supply Chain Assistant

Job ID: 220001NX
Location: Katsina
Grade: 5
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Post Type: National
Team: Development Programme
Reports to: Field Team Lead
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.

Role Purpose:

  • The Supply Chain Assistant is responsible for supporting the management of vehicle fleet, assets and warehouse, communications and procurement to ensure effective, transparent and accountable Supply Chain support to the Save the Children Programs in Katsina.
  • Liaison with program teams to ensure adequate Supply Chain consideration for coordination and planning of program implementation. Providing technical support and guidance to program teams on Supply Chain elements of procurement and distribution planning.
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Key Areas of Accountabilities
Procurement and Supply:

  • Manage procurement requirements of the Field Office; implement procurement as per approved guidelines, procedures and forms (Purchase Requests, Quotes, Purchase Orders, Goods Received Notes, etc.); support the state team lead to execute procurement actions in line with SCI protocols and procedures, filling all relevant document (PR, quotes, CBA, PO etc.).
  • Check the availability and prices of requested items in the local market; liaise with capital office if procurement must be conducted there
  • Prepare a weekly summary of all outstanding purchase requisitions, showing the current status of the items and the date which they are expected to be supplied to the projects
  • Prepare monthly summary reports on the procurement and Supply Chain support functions, identifying problems in operations and solutions proposed
  • Monitor procurement and Supply Chain support costs in liaison with the Field Accountant to ensure that expenditures remain within approved budgets
  • Ensure the office is well stocked with necessary supplies stationeries and other consumables
  • All arrangements for meetings and conferences as required ensuring these are delivered to a high Oversee quality and cost effectively
  • Assist staff on creating clear and understandable procurement documentation e.g. PR
  • Communicate with suppliers in order to get quotes, specifications and quality information as assigned by State Team Lead
  • Provide regular updates to programme teams on progress
  • Support supplier evaluation and Procurement Committees as required
  • Ensure items procured match programmatic requests, and are of good quality, reliable and value for money
  • Receive invoices from suppliers, checking if they are correct and complete, and forward payment requests together with all necessary supporting documentation to finance, monitoring the process to ensure payment is made on time to the supplier.
  • Respond flexibly to changing program needs, reprioritising tasks in a logical, sensible way and in coordination/ consultation with the Team Lead and CO procurement team.
  • Regularly update the Procurement Tracker, supplier’s database and other Procurement reports if required, in collaboration with co-workers.
  • Communicate and exchange information effectively with colleagues and other team especially for supplier has changed contacts, product detail specifications, payment terms & conditions, delivery due date and payments.
  • Assist the CO Procurement Coordinator Sourcing with the evaluation, modification, renewal and establishment of Framework Agreements (FWA).
  • Support the Procurement Coordinators to prepare the status/management information reports.
  • Work closely with other procurement/supply chain team members and give necessary support when needed
  • Ensure that at all times Save the Children procurement policy and procedures are implemented and adhered to and are within compliance to donor regulations
  • Responsible for ensuring Supplier Enablement activities are carried out so that as many suppliers as possible transact with SCI through the Ariba Network.
  • Responsible for Vendor Management activities if this is not carried out by Procurement Coordinators (Sourcing).
  • Provide ProSave support and Procurement advice for requestors.
  • Other duties assigned by the Supervisor as and when required.

Warehousing Management:

  • Acknowledge reception of items in good order and condition
  • Count and record the quantity on appropriate documentation
  • Cross-check quantities and quality in accordance with delivery documents and planned reception
  • Supervise loading and offloading of delivery and distribution trucks
  • Ensure proper storage of commodities in shelves or pallets not to exceed maximum stack heights
  • Ensure organization of the items by type, shipment, FEFO & FIFO.
  • Keep clean the store and secure stocks
  • Ensure pest control is in place and monitored on a daily basis
  • Separate infested stocks from good stock
  • Daily management of the store for cleaning or stocking
  • Daily monitoring of stock levels
  • Daily monitoring for expiry dates and quality problems
  • Daily update of movements of commodities in/out of the store
  • Enter all data into stock and bin cards
  • Update warehouse operation data into the Warehouse management software (TIM)
  • Preparation of weekly / monthly consumption report
  • Conduct of cyclic counts and inventories in accordance to project schedule
  • Planning of the needs and requisition of re-supplies
  • Check and maintain Store security measures, e.g. locks, windows, and maintain SCI key management policy.
  • Report to the line manager / security responsible in case of problems

Transport & Fleet:

  • Ensure that SCI and Hired vehicles are checked on a daily basis, and that regular service and maintenance is carried out as per agreed schedule
  • Responsible for tracking of all vehicles on the fleet, including movement planning and day-to-day allocation
  • Ensure vehicles have current and lawful documentation.
  • Manage service agreements related to vehicle maintenance and fuelling. Monitor fuel consumption and submit monthly reports
  • Receive travel requests, and maintain trip schedules and Staff Movement Board.
  • Coordinate with incoming and outgoing travelers on pick up an drop times ensuring drivers are briefed of movement plans
  • Ensure accommodation is arranged for travelers. Ensure best value for money and that travelers are clearly informed well in advance

Asset Management:

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  • Maintaining up-to-date control of all assets including tracking donor, value, and location, managing staff issue, and recording all asset movements and disposals
  • Oversee the issuance and return of assets to/from staff
  • Ensure good condition of assets, and maintain asset condition reports.
  • Ensure leased properties are in good habitable conditions.  Overseeing repairs on these houses, liaising with the caretaker and landlord where necessary.
  • Establish and maintain a list of contact details for preferred service providers including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, generator servicers and builders and make this list available to staff.
  • Report any defective communication equipment or service and check on running costs with Finance to ensure no misuse occurs.
  • Ensure the data network (internet) is operational and cost effective. Report any defective IT or office equipment to the Field Team Lead or Abuja IT Department.

Communication and Security:

  • Ensure adherence to communication protocol at field level.
  • Ensure that all communication systems in Field Office are maintained and staff trained in their proper and effective use
  • Report all security incidents in writing in a timely manner
  • Ensure that all equipment and supplies in Field Office are maintained in a safe and secure manner

Administration & Reports:

  • Maintain all Supply Chain files in an organized, accurate and up to date manner; develop shared electronic & manual files to ensure easy access to information.
  • Line manage, coordinate, monitor and guide the work of the drivers any other Supply Chain support staff by managing performance on an on-going basis
  • Produce weekly procurement tracker and send to SCI Abuja head office
  • Produce Supply Chain site report, vehicle and generator cost performance report.
  • Update Asset Register and send to capital office every month
  • Update the vehicle cost schedule and produce regular vehicle performance and cost reports and send to capital office once per month.
  • 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

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • Level of Education – Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics / Procurement, Supply Chain Management or Business Related Field.
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level – Excellent.
  • Language Requirements – English – Excellent.
  • Level of IT Expertise Required – Good.

Experience Expectations:

  • Desired Number of Years Prior Experience in a Similar Role – 2 years
  • Experience in procurement and Supply Chain with INGOs
  • Experience in a relatively insecure field based environment

Working Conditions:

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

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 systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Application Closing Date
16th March, 2022.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator (Roving)

Job ID: 220001NV
Location:  Katsina
Grade: 3
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Post Type: National
Team: Programme Development and Quality
Reports to: Programme Manager
Technical line manager: Senior MEAL Manager
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 because of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • The position holder will sit in Katsina state and support the three project’s implementing states i.e. Katsina, Adamawa, and Borno states, therefore, the role involves frequent traveling.
  • He/she will coordinate the MEAL activities for an Integrated Health and Nutrition project with multiple locations (Katsina, Adamawa and Borno states).
  • He/she ensures continuous documentation of lessons learnt for project adaptation.
  • This project is gender-transformative with focus on adolescent nutrition, sexual reproductive health, education, and protection programmes in an integrated manner.
  • The MEAL Coordinator will coordinate MEAL activities for the response, design, and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities for the SCI projects, especially the Integrated Health and Nutrition project in Katsina, Borno, and Adamawa state.
  • He/she contributes to strengthening monitoring and evaluation systems, monthly review and analyze data and provide feedback to programme manager and prepare the M&E Project reports to the donors as at when due.
  • She/he will provide a framework through which these measurements (M&E data) are fed back to those involved in the running of the various component of the development program and ensure that the information can support and guide the decisions of the management team to improve the quality and impact the program operations.

Key Areas of Accountabilities
Key Responsibilities for M&E:

  • Work in close collaboration with the Programme Manager, MEAL Manager, Head of MEAL, and all project managers to develop an overall M&E framework for the development/humanitarian program
  • Provide MEAL technical assistance to program teams and inputs into the design stages of program proposals, budgets, log frames, indicators, and measurement methodologies, plans, and tools.
  • Provide technical and methodological support to programs for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities, data management (development of questionnaires for surveys, sampling, input method, extraction of useful data and interpretation), and integration of cross-functional issues.
  • Ensure continued generation of accurate information about beneficiary reach, as per regional requirements.
  • Develop the capabilities of program teams in the areas of collection and analysis of data (method, formats, software, etc.), indicator measurement, feedback and complaint mechanisms, negative impact analysis, etc.
  • Develop indicator reference sheets, including a list of operational definitions of what is being counted for each indicator, and develop appropriate data collection tools for the development/humanitarian Response Program programmatic indicators.
  • Ensure the consistency of tools and indicators across all offices, sectors, and programs as appropriate, maintaining a bank of key program indicators.
  • Ensure that MEAL and program teams regularly review and accordingly adjust MEAL plans and tools in the light of changes and needs in the field context based on monitoring data and reflection sessions.
  • Support on planning and managing internal or external program evaluations.
  • Conduct regular field visits to track progress against indicators and put in place systems for routine data quality checks and validations
  • Coach, train, supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Recruit, support, and oversee the technical quality of work by MEAL officers, supporting the officers and program teams’ implementation of MEAL systems.
  • Collate case studies and/or help partners to collect case studies for tracking program results.
  • Actively participate in M&E meetings with key stakeholders and other external meetings.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly progress reports and statistics as well as mid-/final reports to stakeholders
  • Advice and put in place a system for promoting transparency and accountability Plan for stakeholders.
  • Support the development of donor reports and document learnings across a project.
  • Perform other tasks as required by the MEAL Manager and Head of MEAL.

Qualifications

  • First Degree in Social Science / Management Sciences and other related discipline
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in M&E positions and/or program experience in field data collection in emergencies.

Experience and Skills:
Essential:

  • Detailed knowledge of M&E frameworks and M&E Plans, systems, and indicator reference sheets
  • Experience in at least two of the following sectors: Nutrition, Child Protection, Education, and Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health.
  • Good understanding of routine data quality checks/validation
  • Experience in survey and qualitative interviewing, including supervising field data collection teams and writing research reports/case studies
  • Proficiency in mobile data collection tools design and deployment
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in the use of statistical analyses software e.g SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc
  • Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions

Desirable:

  • Have experience and/or knowledge about working with children on research issues and is aware of the local legal and child protection systems.
  • Experience of working in a post-conflict environment/refugee/IDP situation
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to work as part of a team, Flexibility, adaptability, and patience
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines.

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:

  • 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 the highest levels of integrity.

Application Closing Date
16th March, 2022.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Humanitarian Safety and Security Manager

Job ID: 220000VE
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: 2
Employee Status: Permanent
Contract Length: Open ended
Team / Programme: Humanitarian Response Team Leader

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3:  the role 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 in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • The Humanitarian Safety and Security Manager, Borno will work closely with the Humanitarian Response Team Leader, the National Safety & Security Manager and the Regional Security Manager to carry out safety and security assessments; make recommendations and provide support for their implementation by Humanitarian Response Team.
  • The Safety and Security Manager will facilitate the implementation of Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards within the Humanitarian Response and help drive systemic change in the quality of safety and security management and contribute to building Humanitarian Response compliance with safety and security Minimum Standards.
  • S/he will also take forward the organisational security vision, mission and values. The post holder will play a key role in the capacity building of Safety & Security Focal Points in the deep field level and the response team members.
  • The Safety and Security Manager will be expected to undertake a leadership role within the senior management team of the response and will provide safety and security advice for the Country Director and the Director of Program Operations.

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: Borno Humanitarian Team Leader with dotted line to the Country Director
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: Safety and Security Coordinator and Safety and Security Officer

Key Areas of Accountabilities

  • Engage Humanitarian Response management as well as staff at all levels to facilitate the adoption and compliance with the Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
  • Undertake Security Risk Assessments for Humanitarian response
  • Participate in formal or informal INGO security networks/forums in the area to share information with other INGOs, and gain access to security analyses (if available), support the functioning of this forum.
  • Provide In-depth security situation analysis for Humanitarian Response team, Country Office, , Regional Security Director and Save the Children members
  • Undertake and manage implementation and compliance with Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
  • Develop and deliver capacity building in safety and security management for managers and safety and security training for staff.
  • Provide safety security management advice, guidance and support to the Humanitarian Team.
  • Assist in the evaluation and implementation of actions to reduce risk across Programmes
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to the Humanitarian Response in implementing action plans based on in depth security assessments and recommendations.
  • Assess and evaluate Humanitarian Response security guidelines and make recommendations for improvements using the Standards in the Save the Children Policy and Standards for security management plans, evacuation contingency plans and standard operating procedures.
  • Promote the concept that safety and security plans and guidelines should be jointly developed by the whole team to create ownership and encourage compliance.
  • Promote the concept that safety and security is an integral element of programme design and operations and should be amongst the first planning considerations.
  • Promote the need for each programme to appoint a safety & security focal point (SFP) reporting to the SSM and advice on the minimum training standards for each officer dependent upon the level of insecurity.  The Manager will play a key role in building the capacity of each SFP consistent with the assessed need for each programme.
  • Promote the need for the Humanitarian programme to have safety and security as a standing agenda item on the HMT meeting and to form a core Crisis Management Team whenever needed.
  • Proactively be engaged in budgeting for the safety and security department and feed in to budget and proposal development. Make sure all programmes have adequate funding for security, and approach donors as required.
  • The post-holder will comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children 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
  • Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners
  • 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
  • Always acts in the best interests of children

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Expertise in current safety and security context, practices and issues affecting aid work.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Minimum of 4 years post NYSC work experience in Security Management
  • Experience of INGO security management/Adviser.
  • Proven experience and understanding of humanitarian operations and understanding of programming in an emergency.
  • Experience living and working in NE Nigeria or neighbouring states
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels, establish information and security networks, and coordinate with country authorities, militias, donors, International Organisations and local NGOs.
  • Experience of working in hostile environments.  Self motivated with the ability to work autonomously in a highly stressful and challenging environment.
  • Proven training of trainers skills and proven experience of training multi-national staff
  • Ability to formulate and communicate analysis of a changing security environment.
  • Proven skills in concise and succinct report writing.
  • Ability to prioritise security related tasks and complete reports to deadlines.
  • Fluent in Hausa and /or Kanuri
  • Strong leadership skills and proven skills in managing a team in hostile environments
  • Proven knowledge of MS office applications and IT literacy and capacity to learn and use other packages.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children.  In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin all aspects of the job.   Commitment to Save the Children Child Safeguarding policy.

Desirable:

  • Operational experience in post war affected environments with INGO, Military or police background.
  • Operational programming experience.

Application Closing Date
4th March, 2022.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Humanitarian WASH Manager

Job ID: 220000VG
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Grade: Nat 2 / Int 4
Reporting to: Deputy Response Team Leader /POM
Reporting to position: WASH Coordinator / Officers

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

  • The Humanitarian WASH Manager is based in Borno and s/he leads the WASH sector in the CAT 2 emergency response in Borno and other selected locations.
  • The Manager with limited support, leads on sectoral assessment, programme design, programme implementation, budget management and provides technical input to ensure quality programs.
  • The Manger develops the sector strategy of the master budget. The Manager leads in technical coordination and supports fundraising, recruitment and procurement.
  • The Manager plays a sectoral leadership role within the response team, ensuring WASH programs are of high quality and meet recognized standards.
  • The Manager supports colleagues and works to ensure that broader sector coordination mechanisms are functioning effectively.
  • The Manager mentors and builds the capacity of Save the Children and partners’ staff.
  • The Manager plays a leading role in national and state sector technical working groups.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead on WASH or multi-sectoral technical assessments in coordination with other Save the Children thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • Lead on developing WASH sector response plans and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy.
  • Develop technical standards for all WASH construction and hygiene promotion programming within emergency contexts adhering to humanitarian standards.
  • Provide technical oversight of WASH engineering designs and hygiene promotion programmes as well as proactively promote high quality WASH technical approaches within the country programmes.
  • Lead on fundraising for the WASH sector, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors’ technical advisers.
  • Oversee WASH programme implementation to ensure high quality, timely delivery of programme activities, for example, monitoring against log frames.
  • Lead on the preparation of timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal and external requirements.
  • Work closely with the human resources team and identifies WASH staffing needs for the emergency programmes, and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Identify WASH programme supply needs together with logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place a WASH sector M & E plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
  • Working closely with the accountability lead puts in place sector accountability mechanisms, ensuring that feedback is incorporated into programme design and learning disseminated to the wider WASH sector.
  • Ensure minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct and other applicable standards.

Capacity Building:

  • Develop WASH learning needs assessment and capacity building plans for both Save the Children and partner’s staff, linking capacity building initiatives to wider opportunities identified via coordination and networks.
  • Coach and mentor Save the Children WASH coordinators, officers as well as their national level counterparts.
  • Oversee development of training material that will improve the different components of WASH portfolio within Save the Children.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Help shape broader sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination forums, such as the WASH cluster, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed.
  • Take the initiative in documenting lessons learned, best practices and case studies to shape in-country strategies and programme approaches, and contribute to broader sector learning.
  • Pro-actively identify advocacy opportunities, case studies and research opportunities which link with wider organisational strategic objectives, and turn these into action.
  • Play a leadership role in shaping WASH communications and media priorities in line with thematic priorities, acting as a spokesperson when required.

General:

  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to 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.
  • Deliver high quality results and development effective relationships with country programme staff which enhances the reputation of Save the Children.
  • Demonstrate leadership in relation to Save the Children policies and practices regarding child protection, Code of Conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Help be responsible for the security of all staff. Ensure that the security, health and well-being of staff are ensured and staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect Save the Children principles of equity and fairness.
  • To perform such other responsibilities as agreed with the advisor line management.

Core Behaviours
Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

  • Demonstrates leadership in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation
  • Translates complex contextual information into response planning

Achieving results effectively:

  • Builds accountability mechanisms into large and complex programmes
  • Ability to take a range of potentially complex and conflicting information and take decisions
  • Designs and implements processes to incorporate learning
  • Ensures measures and metrics are in place to track performance in large and complex programmes

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Puts mechanisms in place to ensure effective collaborative working across boundaries
  • Identifies and supports learning and development needs of partners
  • Develops high performing teams

Operating safely and securely:

  • Helps team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self care
  • Monitors security risks and ensures organisational protocols are consistently followed by staff
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

  • Facilitates others to carry out their roles and responsibilities in difficult circumstances
  • Able to remain positive and effective in the face of multiple challenges.
  • Inspires others by clearly articulating and demonstrating the values, core purpose and principles that underpin humanitarian work
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:

  • Evaluates the opportunities and risks of each idea and solution to make informed strategic decisions.
  • Uses global networks to influence strategy or action
  • Demonstrates managerial courage by willingness to confront difficult situations and take potentially unpopular decisions
  • Conveys complex issues with clarity, brevity and confidence
  • Openly talks about doing things differently, pushing the boundaries and ways of working
  • Develops and implements processes to ensure that the workplace is inclusive and the talents of individuals are harnessed to achieve individual and organisational success.

Qualifications & Experience
Essential:

  • BA / BS in Engineering or equivalent required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience working in the water and sanitation field including emergency response.
  • Advanced knowledge of water and sanitation engineering and training in the use of a variety of water equipment including emergency mobile water treatment and storage unit, sanitation kits, water treatment chemicals, design of boreholes, rehabilitation of hand dug wells, pipe lines, basic knowledge of treatment of sewages as well as concrete storages, etc.
  • Previous experience of programme management.
  • Ensures that systems are in place for longer-term operation and maintenance of all water supply and sanitation facilities and that projects are implemented in a consultative and participatory manner with beneficiaries.
  • Demonstrated depth and breadth in participatory methods to engage local communities in needs assessments, design and implementation of local, culturally acceptable water and sanitation interventions.
  • Support the long-term capacity building and programmatic integration of water and sanitation into Save the Children core programming in health, with particular emphasis on hygiene promotion and environmental sanitation.
  • Commitment to, thorough understanding of, and able to train staff in participation and accountability approaches.
  • Guide water and sanitation teams towards an integrated approach with other Save the Children programs to address community health needs, as well as cross-cutting themes such as gender.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up learning and development processes.
  • Proven ability of mentoring and coaching.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports in English.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • Capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of Save the Children’s mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

Desirable:

  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant contexts.
  • Specific experience of designing and managing DFID, ECHO, OFDA, GAC, BHA and other major donor projects.

Working Conditions

  • Humanitarian staff members are available and ready to respond to emergencies and will normally work unusual hours and often-in stressful and insecure environments.
  • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Closing Date
4th March, 2022.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Humanitarian Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

Reference ID: 220001BC
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Team / Programme: Program Development and Quality (PDQ)
Grade: 2
Contract Length: 12 months
Reports to: Head of MEAL
Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: Borno office MEAL Coordinators, Accountability Coordinator

Child Safeguarding – Level 3

  • The role 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 in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • The MEAL Manager oversees high quality monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning across Save the Children’s programmes in Borno. S/he is expected to lead on MEAL system design and implementation, evaluations, research, MEAL budgeting, recruitment, accountability system strengthening, as well as support proposal writing and log frame development for all projects.
  • The post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity build existing MEAL staff, and work across functions to ensure that the learning from the monitoring, evaluation and accountability systems informs programme decision making.

Key Areas Of Accountability
MEAL System Development:

  • Oversee the MEAL state team and provide high quality MEAL technical leadership, support and capacity building to the state implementation team.
  • In collaboration with the programme & technical team, develop and implement project MEAL plans, quality benchmarks, research, assessments and evaluations to support an evidence and learning agenda as well as a process for knowledge sharing between SCI, stakeholders and partners in the state
  • Ensure that the state office complies with SCI MEAL processes and standards and ensure standardization of MEAL formats/reports including grant-level Indicator Performance Tracking Tables (IPTTs).
  • Bring together data and findings from across projects to form a coherent basis for analysis of impact which promotes learning and strategy development.
  • Develop and increase utilization of accountability approaches, such as participation, complaints and response mechanisms.
  • Keep abreast of MEAL sector trends and developments, for example in remote monitoring, and adapt and promote introduction of new methodologies, technologies, innovations and best practices where applicable in the state
  • Formulate key program questions that will help to advance the evidence base, and lead design of targeted evaluations (including but not restricted to baseline, midline and end line evaluations) and pieces of operations research.
  • Actively contribute to the process of learning, evaluation, capturing and disseminating lessons from the programme for continuous improvement of programme performance and overall outcome
  • Contribute 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.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability.
  • Ensure the considerations on gender, disability and inclusion re well integrated into the MEAL activities, tools, and analysis.
  • Leads on the coordination with BHA Third Party Monitoring Initiatives (monthly).

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training needs as well as the opportunities for MEAL and other staff and work as a mentor and role model for staff.
  • Conduct training and awareness raising activities for operations and programme technical staff at field level regarding MEAL priorities and quality standards.
  • Coordinate trainings for MEAL and program staff in the relevant fields, such as on data collection tools, ICT solutions for MEAL, data analysis for both quantitative and qualitative data, etc.

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 working group).
  • In collaboration with Save the Children MEAL and advocacy colleagues, feed in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant advocacy objectives and lead on response-specific learning activities.  For instance, support planning of After Action Review workshops, prepare lessons learnt reports and conduct accountability mechanism pilots. Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.
  • Participate and feed into Save the Children regional and global working groups when needed.

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.
  • Any other duties emerge as CO priorities.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Graduate Degree in a relevant subject – ideally also a Post-graduate Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in MEAL, especially monitoring, including in large-scale, complex emergencies generating high volumes of data where technical capacity of MEAL staff is varied and coordination between MEAL/sector teams is a challenge
  • Experience of working in the North East Region of Nigeria on Humanitarian Projects
  • Ability to create and implement MEAL plans and IPTTs based on logframes and other reporting requirements and support junior colleagues to do so
  • Strong experience in collecting, processing, analyzing and reporting on quantitative and qualitative data and supporting other colleagues to do so – including ability to troubleshoot Kobo-related issues
  • Ability to contribute to Awards reporting from a MEAL perspective in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ability to manage team work plans in contexts where workload is high and priorities shift frequently
  • Ability to hit the ground running and work on own initiative – but also be comfortable asking for support where needed in a timely manner
  • Highly organized, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong team player, with the desire and ability to take initiative to pick us tasks outside official responsibilities
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent Save the Children effectively in external forums
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • 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 Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the children  mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

Desirable:

  • Ability to speak Hausa.

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children 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
  • Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners
  • 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
  • Always acts in the best interests of children.

The Organisation

  • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
  • We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
    • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
    • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  • We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
  • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
  • We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organization and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application Closing Date
4th March, 2022.

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

Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
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  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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