Job Openings at Save the Children Nigeria, 26th November, 2019

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

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Health Financing & Advocacy Specialist

Job ID: 1900034J
Location: Duste, Jigawa
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose
This role will provide strategic leadership on advocacy for all health projects and by collaborating closely with all the Health Advocacy Advisors, Coordinators and Officers in all the national and field offices – ensuring that they work effectively as a coordinated team spearheading SC’s influencing of governments and partners. S/he will work closely with the, State Project Managers and Chief of Party at National & States on the implementation of the advocacy, campaign, media, social mobilization and communication strategy in Project State. S/he will also be expected to contribute to the implementation of wider Save the Children Advocacy and Campaign Strategy.

S/he will coordinate and oversee monthly, quarterly and annual advocacy reports that feeds into donors report. S/he will work closely with state Child Health & Immunization Specialist (CHIS) and the SBCC teams to develop relevant materials (briefs/messages) and undertake actions to create enabling environment and promote sustainability (increasing government commitment and action) of projects.

S/he will lead on health policy 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 health advocacy and financing strategy within the context of Universal Health Care.  S/he will support the State Project Manage and the Chief of Party to promote pro-poor governance agenda in the delivery of primary health care with focus on improving quality and access to Health services and strengthening the health systems at all levels of government.

Key Areas of Accountability
Programme Quality:

  • Develop and lead policy and research on health financing, health systems and Universal Health Coverage, especially for influencing  national and state processes and discussions
  • Support actively in the process of developing the programme short- and long-term governance and advocacy agendas.  Particularly as it relates to exploring governance-related barriers to the elimination of exclusion and inequity.
  • Develop and deliver advocacy strategies to influence relevant stakeholders and achieve health policy changes at national and State levels
  • Play a leading role in establishing Pneumonia & infectious disease sensitive working groups at state level
  • Take lead in raising awareness and garnering more commitment towards Childhood Pneumonia
  • Organize major advocacy activities including commemoration of relevant International Child Health Days
  • Ensure 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 projects.
  • Contribute to the priorities of health projects by undertaking other responsibilities as required including supporting Save the Children’s Every Last Child campaign and strategy.

Communication and Representation:

  • Work with the Project Manager, and relevant advisers to develop case studies for the project and ensure that these meet Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policies (CSP),
  • Develop compelling communications materials for the project based on lessons learned and experiences from the project for print and online. More specifically, ensure Childhood Pneumonia is recognized as a leading killer of children under the age of five.
  • Produce reports, position papers, briefing papers, policy advocacy messaging and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
  • Organise events on health issues, including small high-level seminars and conferences
  • Develop and maintain a professional network for governance issues within Nigeria and within SC globally.
  • Organise events for dissemination of important information and messages

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

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Level of Education – Postgraduate
  • Specified Study Area – Public Health / Development Economics/ Financial Economics / Development Studies
  • Desired Number of Years’ experience – 7 (in health/development advocacy with a focus on health financing, health governance and enhanced voice and accountability)
  • Language Requirements – English – Excellent. Knowledge of local language is an asset.
  • Level of IT Expertise Required – Excellent
  • Profound  knowledge in Nigeria governance and health systems and political terrains
  • Strong knowledge of global health 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  state authorities
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s commitment to protect children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Prior Experience Expectations:

  • Building external networks
  • Health financing background
  • Strategic Planning
  • Governance and Gender advocacy
  • Enhanced voice accountability
  • Training and Facilitation.

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

 

Job Title: Human Resource and Administration Officer

Job ID: 190004F0
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Employee Status: Permanent
Reports to: Field Manager

Role Purpose

  • To provide HR support and assistance for the development and management of Human Resources functions in the Ogoja field office, for the development and maintenance of policies & procedures.
  • The Human Resources and Administration Officer contributes to ensuring that Save the Children’s commitment to improving quality and accountability in humanitarian work is upheld, through reference to Save the Children Quality Standards and the NGO Code of Conduct, and endeavours to implement effective administration systems.

Key Areas of Accountability
Recruitment:

  • Receive applications from prospective candidates and maintain an applicant database.
  • Develop a standard induction pack and maintain an induction schedule for new staff
  • Participate in panels as well as in the short listing and interviewing as well as negotiating offers for prospective staff
  • Participate in the planning and facilitation of Global Inductions for new hires within Save the Children in Nigeria on a monthly basis.

Representation:

  • Assist HR Manager in developing and maintaining contacts with other key INGO players to undertake a regular review of their terms and conditions of their salary structures.
  • Assist with the analysis of HR needs of a programme and look for sustainable solutions. Provide a generalist HR service to managers across a full range of HR issues

Human Resource Management:

  • Assist the Human Resource Manager in the development of annual needs for development / training through the formal performance review process.
  • Identify training courses and their costs and maintain a list of available courses.
  • Research training opportunities as prioritised by the SMT or as requested by supervisors.
  • Provide support to supervisors to arrange training opportunities for staff.
  • Preparation of consultancy contracts for national and international consultants as well as keeping an updated and accessible database of consultants in line with acceptable SCI procedures.

Administration and Office Management:

  • Management of Office facilities and travel for the Country operations
  • Ensure the Ogoja office is well equipped, has sufficient levels of supplies (consumables, stationery, equipment) etc, is fully functioning and fit for purpose to enable all staff to operate with maximum efficiency
  • Oversee the maintenance of Ogoja office premises/residences, furniture, fittings and all equipment in a fully functioning state.
  • Pro-actively identify potential problems affecting staff and the running of the office, proposing solutions and working to put them in place
  • Manage the Support Services budget including preparation and monitoring; manage cash flow forecasting and supervise the petty cash for support services
  • Develop, manage, and oversee effective relationships with service providers suppliers, landlords, etc, ensuring transparency and value for money
  • Manage and supervise the Administrative and Office Assistants
  • Liaise with the Programme Operations (field and Abuja) to ensure that shared office support functions run smoothly, and resources are used efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensure compliance with Save the Children Quality Standards, Global Policies and Guidelines

Travel, Logistics & Events:

  • Oversee the management for all travel, business visas, and accommodation for visitors, consultants, and staff on official Save the Children business. Ensure that travel is on schedule and cost effective and that visits to Country Programmes occur with a minimum of disruption and downtime.
  • Ensure that meetings and conferences are effectively managed in the CO ensuring value for money and transparency in all the processes.

Working Contacts:

  • Internal: Regular liaison with the country management team
  • External: Other INGOs, Statutory bodies

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.

Skills & Experience

  • University degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or equivalent in relevant field
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a Human Resources and Administration role in a corporate or INGO environment
  • Proven ability to provide high level support to management teams.
  • Ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that including complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Experience of managing and developing teams
  • Experience of setting up and maintaining management information systems and office systems.
  • Experience of effective budget development and management.
  • Experience of negotiating service contracts and ensuring value for money.
  • Excellent communication skills in order to deal tactfully and sensitively with a wide range of people.
  • Excellent organisational skills and a track record of consistently prioritising delivering on time.
  • A high level of computer literacy.
  • Good judgement, initiative and problem solving ability
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission and values.

Desirable:

  • Staff & Performance Management
  • Willing and able to travel around the state as needed.
  • Experience in working in a diverse international team
  • Experience working in Emergencies.

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

 

 

Job Title: Office Assistant

Job ID: 190004F5
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Employee Status: Permanent

Roles Purpose

  • To provide a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the Office and also provide needed office support.

Key Areas of Accountabilities

  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Dispose dirt inside the waste basket and dustbin daily
  • Use cleaning solutions to remove stains and clean surfaces.
  • Mix various cleaning agents.
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees.
  • Dust furniture and scrub surfaces clean.
  • Clean and service restrooms with mops and disinfectants every hour.
  • Identify and report possible repairs.
  • Support in movement of heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies.
  • Wash kitchen utensils and make sure the kitchen surface is always neat, clean and dry
  • Ensures no plates, cups or utensils are left over the night in the kitchen sink.
  • Remove cobwebs.
  • Sweep the compound
  • Wet-wipe and polish all high-level shelves.
  • Wet-wipe window ledges.
  • Assist with photocopying and scanning of documents as directed.
  • Update stock bin cards as directed.
  • Assist to photocopy and scan documents are required.
  • Stay at the Front Desk to attend to visitors as directed.
  • Report any damage or fault noticed within the premises or on furniture, equipment and supplies to your Line Manager.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be required from time to time.
  • Always adhere to all company policies and procedure
  • Adhoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

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

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

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Level of Education: Diploma
  • General Communication & Interpersonal Skill Level: Good
  • Use of Office equipment; desktop/laptop, scanner etc.: Good
  • Use of cleaning equipment and materials: Good
  • Language Requirements: English: Good
  • Desired Number of Years Prior Experience in a Similar Role: 2 years.

Deadline: 6th December, 2019.

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

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