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

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

    Agriculture Officer

     

    Job ID: 190000VQ
    Location: Yobe
    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    Introduction

    • Save the Children International is a ‘dual mandate’ organization and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work. 
    • This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed

    Role

    • To support implementation of the agriculture component of the project.

    Main Responsibilities
    Programme Support:

    • Support the development  and roll out of the agriculture and livestock training guidelines/curriculum
    • Facilitate the government extension staff to train Community Agriculture Mobilisers (CAMs) on GAP, storage technique
    • To organize farmers training at village level.
    • Facilitate the training of  farmers on financial management, linkages to  micro -finance institutions, techniques for using more drought-tolerant or faster-maturing crop varieties, improved animal husbandry practices, dryland farming, environmental conservation, use Water Use Efficient technologies, post-harvest handling and value addition
    • Support the vulnerable host families, returnees and IDPs with agriculture inputs (seeds, tools and fertilizers) to restart farming.
    • Facilitate direct links between farmers, suppliers, and buyers through radio programs, seminars, visits and use of digital platform to provide up-to-date market information to farmers.
    • Strengthen/create farmers into cooperatives and link them to the available digital agriculture platforms to improve their farming and marketing skills.
    • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
    • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
    • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.

    Capacity Building:

    • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the FSL coordinator. 

    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.

    Core Behaviours
    Achieving results effectively:

    • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
    • Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results
    • Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximize resources
    • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects

    Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

    • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
    • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
    • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
    • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance

    Operating safely and securely:

    • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimizes these for oneself and the agency
    • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimize risks for partners and the communities
    • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organization
    • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organization can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms

    Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

    • Helps team members to practice stress management through prioritization of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-care
    • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
    • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly
    • Maintains ethical and professional behavior in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
    • Plans, prioritizes and performs tasks well under pressure
    • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions
    • Makes positive statements about work

    Qualifications & Experience
    Essential:

    • Substantial experience of working in agricultural development and extension services in NE  Nigeria
    • Education to BSc/ level in agriculture, rural development, a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
    • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
    • Experience of training and capacity building staff
    • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
    • Excellent communication  and strong influencing skills
    • 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:

    • Knowledge of livelihoods analysis tools
    • Familiarity with FSL and nutrition surveys
    • Experience in gender mainstreaming within FSL programming.

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    Resilience Officer

     

    Job ID: 190000VR
    Location: Yobe
    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    Introduction

    • Save the Children International is a ‘dual mandate’ organization and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work. 
    • This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed.

    Role

    • Under the general direction and guidance of the HEA Coordinator, ensure all activities related to the HEA, early warning and early action are implemented with high quality and in a timely manner.

    Main Responsibilities
    Programme Support:

    • Facilitate the training of staffs from the Yobe State Environmental Protection Agency and SEMA on: Soil erosion control, environmental impact assessment, fuel efficient technologies, afforestation
    • Support the Household Economy Analysis (HEA) baselines and outcome analyses
    • Facilitate the trained government staff to step down information on seasonal weather patterns and   conservation of natural resources and weather information to farmers.
    • Organize the training of farmers on fuel efficient cook stoves
    • Support the set up an Early Action system (define triggers, thresholds & monitoring system with Yobe SEMA: one-day workshop & follow-up)
    • Facilitate the collection and analyses of monthly early action data for MEAL framework and context monitoring
    • Strengthen the State level data collection and analysis through effective staff training and setting up of Management Information Systems (MIS)
    • Conduct HEA baselines (including 6-day training pre data collection)
    • Carry out seasonal Outcome Analysis
    • Work with the line ministries to plant trees through cash or food for work to support the re-afforestation efforts
    • Facilitate intra-community dialogue on sharing of natural resources and develop community natural resource action plans together with the government
    • Participate in the development of HEA Common Approach in Save the Children by contributing to further studies to improve the application of HEA. Specifically contribute to the definition of thematic or sub thematic strategic axis of Early Warning (EW), link with response and Food Security Information Systems (FSIS) within the broader fields of resilience, social protection, safety nets and livelihood support.
    • Participate in the systematic documentation of project impact, lessons learnt and corrective measures based on case studies, compilation and analysis of monitoring information in collaboration with the MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) and FSL teams.
    • Share and exchange best practices with other international and local NGO (ACF-USA, Oxfam GB, and CRS) working the Food Security and Livelihood sector in Nigeria:
    • Promote the exchange of tools based on HEA for programming (design, targeting, monitoring, evaluation) between agencies and ensure Save the Children is recognized as a proactive actor and leads on some of the initiatives falling under its mandate;
    • Participate in the development of a joint advocacy platform, and produce short advocacy notes from the HEA results.
    • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding policy, health, security and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
    • Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned by the line manager that is consistent with the nature of the job and level of responsibility.

    Capacity Building:

    • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the HEA coordinator.

    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.

    Skills and Behaviours
    Accountability:

    • Hold oneself accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values in the HEA.

    Ambition:

    • Set ambitious and challenging goals for oneself and the team, take responsibility for his/her own personal development and encourage the team to do the same.
    • Future orientated, think strategically and on a country programme wide scale.

    Collaboration:

    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
    • Build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.
    • Value diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

    Creativity:

    • Develop and encourage new and innovative solutions to problems faced.
    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence.
    • Displays consistent judgement.

    Qualifications & Experience
    Essential:

    • Graduate qualification in discipline related to agricultural economics, development economics, agriculture, food security or other relevant discipline or commensurate work experience in lieu of graduate qualification.
    • National experience (at least 2 years) in food security and livelihoods programming (ideally in the Sahel belt of Nigeria) with specific experience in the following:
      • Excellent understanding of the Household Economy Approach (HEA) framework and ability to lead baseline assessments;
      • Excellent understanding of the Outcome Analysis framework and related spreadsheets, and ability to lead seasonal outcome assessments with minimal support;
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft excel as a data base management tool.
    • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt a participatory and consultative approach.
    • Extensive experience in data management and analysis, including data collection tools design, database design and management and data quality checks.
    • Sound understanding of rights-based approaches to development and participatory concepts and practical experience in similar context.
    • Experience in establishing and working in partnership with civil society actors, Government, non-State actors and other international organizations.
    • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties with tact and diplomacy.
    • Ability to communicate and maintain good work relations with relevant local authorities in politically sensitive environments.
    • The ability to work closely in a team, to be patient, adaptable, flexible and able to improvise and work in an environment that is often stressful and potentially volatile.
    • Experience of working in insecure/conflict situations and security management.
    • Willingness to travel regularly and in difficult circumstances.
    • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

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    Urban Livelihoods Officer

     

    Job ID: 190000VS
    Location: Yobe
    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    Introduction

    • Save the Children International is a ‘dual mandate’ organization and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work. 
    • This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed.

    Role

    • To support implementation of urban livelihood component of the project.

    Main Responsibilities
    Programme Support:

    • Facilitate the adaption and development of IGA training guidelines in line with the market demands.
    • Facilitate the training of  the staff from the Ministry of Women Affairs and Ministry of Youth and Social Development on micro enterprise management, group dynamics financial management and record keeping
    • Conduct training on financial management and other gaps identified for the beneficiaries, based on the recommendation from the market assessment
    • Train IGA/livelihoods beneficiaries on  vocational skills related to their selected businesses using master trainers
    • Support formation of VSLAs
    • Facilitate the provision of the livelihoods start-up kits supplies and materials to selected vulnerable households
    • Facilitate the provision of the apprenticeship opportunities to selected vulnerable households, especially young female heads of households
    • Support field level technical assessments, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
    • With support from the FSL coordinator, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
    • With the support of FSL coordinator, support project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
    • Working closely with the FSL coordinator, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
    • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
    • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
    • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.

    Capacity Building:

    • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the FSL coordinator.

    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.

    Core Behaviours

    • Achieving results effectively:
    • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
    • Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results
    • Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximize resources
    • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects

    Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

    • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
    • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
    • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
    • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance

    Operating safely and securely:

    • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimizes these for oneself and the agency
    • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimize risks for partners and the communities
    • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organization
    • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organization can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms

    Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

    • Helps team members to practice stress management through prioritization of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-care
    • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
    • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly
    • Maintains ethical and professional behavior in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
    • Plans, prioritizes and performs tasks well under pressure
    • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions

    Qualifications & Experience
    Essential:

    • Substantial experience of working in urban livelihoods in NE Nigeria
    • Education to B.Sc/BA level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
    • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
    • Experience of training and capacity building staff
    • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
    • Excellent communication  and strong influencing skills
    • 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:

    • Knowledge of  market analysis tools
    • Familiarity with FSL and nutrition surveys
    • Experience in gender mainstreaming within FSL programming.

    Method of Application

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