Save the Children Current Career Opportunities

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:

Job Title: Director of Program Development and Quality (DPDQ)

Location: Abuja, with regular travel to field sites
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Team / Programme: Senior Management Team, Nigeria
Grade:  INT 3 / NAT 1
Contract Length: 3 years

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; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in Nigeria, the DPDQ is responsible for driving the country office strategic plan and theory of change. They are also responsible for ensuring strategic development of high quality, evidence based, innovative full spectrum programs that deliver immediate and lasting change for children and contribute to Save the Children’s global Breakthroughs: Learn, Survive, Be Protected. One of key aspects of the role is ensuring capacity building, mentoring and coaching of technical advisors in order to build a strong PDQ department.

Scope Of Role:

  • Reports to: Country Director
  • Staff directly reporting to this post:
    • Head of Business Development, Head of MEAL, Head of Education, Cash Voucher Assistance Advisor, Head of Health and Nutrition, Child Protection Advisor, Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor, Gender Advisor, Sr. Disability Advisor (40%)
  • Role Dimensions:
    • The DPDQ plays a key role in defining and pursuing the strategic direction for Save the Children’s programs in Nigeria, ensuring the relevance, strategic coherence, and impact of our programs for children in all contexts. This is a challenging role in a complex environment requiring a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated individual who can operate in a high profile environment.
    • S/he has specific oversight for strategy and program development in all contexts, and ensuring that programs demonstrate thematic excellence in contributing to Save the Children’s three priority breakthroughs for children: no child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday; all children learn from a quality basic education; and violence against children is no longer tolerated.
    • The DPDQ works with thematic specialists and advisors to develop evidence-based strategies, programs and projects and to strengthen program integration.
    • S/he takes a lead in establishing systems for program monitoring, quality improvement, accountability, evaluation and learning, and in ensuring that learning and results are captured, shared and used to inform programs.
    • As a senior leader in the country office s/he plays a representational role with the government, donors, partners and others. The DPDQ has the responsibility to build the capacity of, mentor and coach SC teams and individual staff in areas related to PDQ, ensuring the development of a strong national team.
    • S/he works closely with PDQ and thematic leaders from across Save the Children to facilitate strategic alignment and to maximize synergies.

Key Areas Of Accountability
Strategy and Planning:

  • Provide leadership, strategic vision, coherence and direction to the country program as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT)
  • Lead on the SMT to drive forward the Country Strategic Plans (CSP) by coordinating input for the development and review of CSP’s across departments
  • Facilitate the development and pursuit of thematic, cross-cutting strategic priorities and Gender Equality Policy to guide current and future SC programming.
  • Position SC as the leading organization for children’s issues in the country, with child rights at the core of all programming and advocacy work.
  • Lead the development/updating of the Country Program Strategies and Country Annual Plans and Reports.
  • Support development of cross-team coordination mechanisms to ensure effective collaboration and integration across key programs (e.g. program operations, advocacy) and related departments (e.g. awards, local fundraising).

Ensuring evidence based programme and project design:

  • Ensure that the country office has high quality, cost-effective and evidence based multi-sector programs reflecting SC’s global initiatives and theory of change
  • Ensure programmes in the design process have a strong evidence base resulting from learning via needs assessments and situational analyses
  • Ensure all thematic strategies include key global indicators to guide programme development, and holistic needs of children and communities are considered
  • Balance needs/requests of SC members, donors and external partners to ensure quality results in programming
  • Ensure that relevant technical and other teams receive regular timely and quality programme inputs to help guide their strategies and promote effective cross-thematic collaboration.
  • Ensure discussion on innovation, policy making and bringing in external stakeholders to foster innovation.
  • Introduce innovative approaches to secure flexible funding and turn ineffective programmes into effective programmes with a focus on improving programme quality.

Program Development:

  • Oversee strategic resource mobilization
  • In consultation with the CD and Members, ensure technical engagement with donors to pre-position and prepare for opportunities, and engage in strategic positioning work directly as appropriate
  • Represent Save the Children and network with government authorities, donors, partners and other stakeholders to promote SC objectives and build relationships to facilitate success of our projects.
  • Play a leading role in designing innovative and high impact programmes/projects and proposals, including:
  • Engaging with technical experts as needed to ensure high quality, evidence-based designs that draw on needs assessments, learning from past programs and child safeguarding principles;
  • Ensuring partners are identified and appropriately engaged in program design, linking with Operations and Awards teams as need be for assessments, especially to strengthen gender sensitivity at design stage;
  • Ensuring proposal designs and their budgets include robust MEAL plans that are aligned with the Global Results Framework (and therefore advance towards our Breakthroughs), incorporate Common Approaches as relevant, and build in critical learning questions.
  • Ensuring the project budget will enable the project to be delivered as designed.
  • Incorporating child and community participation into design, as relevant.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning (MEAL) and Knowledge Management:

  • Ensure high quality evaluations are conducted to demonstrate outcomes and impact and accountability mechanisms are in place for all projects with a focus on knowledge management
  • Ensure regular data collection and meaningful analyses, establishment of accountability and learning mechanisms, with regular dissemination of strategic information to SMT and other relevant staff to drive learning and improve program quality.
  • Ensure effective collaboration between MEAL staff, technical advisors and thematic specialists in the development of sector log frames, indicators, implementation plans, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks and related tools.
  • Develop key research questions with technical experts and ensure evidence generation in programmes with a focus on learning and recommendations from those programmes
  • Support capacity development of MEAL staff, maximizing their role as trainers and facilitators of quality standards in project design, monitoring and evaluation for the country office and hold team accountable for development and use of quality benchmarks.
  • Participate in project kick-offs for significant awards to ensure effective strategic direction and project close-outs to gather learning and share results.

Thematic Expertise, capacity building and quality assurance:

  • Monitor and advance technical and operational quality of field programmes across all themes and accountable for results and sustainability of programme outcomes
  • Ensure effective working relationships with SC global and regional technical advisors, procuring technical support as needed to support program and advocacy efforts
  • Ensure relevant technical support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with humanitarian principles and standards during emergencies.
  • Ensure the development of regular thematic working groups, and facilitate cross-thematic learning.
  • Support capacity development of thematic advisors, maximizing their role as technical support providers to field teams and local project partners.
  • Ensure that Technical Advisors engage in larger communities of practice to link with the most relevant and evidence-based approaches and conduct timely and useful review of project reports to support quality reporting for Members and donors.
  • Integrate and mainstream SC programmes from different country offices to develop a holistic approach in achieving SC breakthroughs.
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Senior leadership function:

  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects SC’s full spectrum mandate and values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a cross -team culture of learning, creativity and innovation in a productive work environment, and frees up people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent service for our members and donors.
  • Ensure Country Office complies with the SC Quality Framework Essential Standards and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS).
  • Interface with Members to effectively execute strategy and build effective donor relationships.

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development:

  • Ensure appropriate staffing within PDQ team and the sub office staff and ensure all staff understand and are able to perform their role
  • Manage PDQ team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, evaluate reports regularly.
  • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff is appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff. Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process.
  • Work closely with the Human Resources team, provide recommendations on key technical competencies and related capacity building support and training for program staff as appropriate.

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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in relevant Social Science, Human Rights, Development Studies, NGO Management or equivalent fields
  • A minimum of ten years of progressive senior management and/or development experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children
  • Experience in one of Save the Children’s thematic sectors: education, child protection, child rights governance, health and nutrition, child poverty, emergencies, social protection, climate resilience.
  • Knowledge of New Business Development, members and donors and their environments.
  • Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels
  • Experience working with high level government agencies and academics on issues related to children
  • Strong skills and proven experience in new program development, project design, and donor proposal design with corporate, foundations and institutional donors
  • Strong skills and proven experience in leading strategic planning, change management and program management processes; also from the knowledge and learning perspective
  • Developing and managing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems
  • Excellent listening, inter-personal, communication and networking skills; and an ability to work with diversified populations
  • Skills such as training, capacity building, coaching, mentorship, problem solving, and analytical and an understanding of project cycle management and coordination
  • High level of self-awareness and willingness to take criticism as an opportunity for growth and self-development.
  • Ability to research, write and represent well, manage time, multi-task and delegate tasks.
  • English skills required.

Skills and Behaviours
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.

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 healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise 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.

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:

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

Child Safeguarding:

  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Application Closing Date
29th July, 2022.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Compliance Specialist (Incident Response)

Ref No: 2200059W
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Reports to: Internal Control & Compliance Manager
Dotted Line to: None
Staff reporting to this post: None
Grade: 3
Team / Programme: Risk and Compliance
Contract Length: One (1) year renewable

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

  • Reporting directly to the CO Internal Control & Compliance Manager (ICC), The Compliance Specialist is accountable of conducting investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse, corruption, beneficiary exploitation and abuse, and other misconduct.
  • In this role, he/she will support SCI programs to ensure continued vigilance with regard to the risks associated with violations of SCI’s Code of Professional Conduct and Policies, law/regulations and the further development of complaints mechanisms and investigation capacity. He/She will additionally collaborate with other SCI functional areas and programs to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in encouraging a work environment that minimizes the potential for fraud & misconduct
  • He/she will also collaborate with teams across the country programme, the SCI Regional Office, Global Assurance and Centre for relevant areas.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Internal Control & Compliance Manager
  • Dotted Line to: None
  • Staff reporting to this post: None.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, corruption and other violations of fraud and anti-bribery policy with objectivity, impartiality, and fairness throughout the investigative process and in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and SCI guidelines
  • Prioritizes, plans and implements investigative work in consultation with the ICC, develops terms of reference and investigative plans, and maintains records of all complaints and allegations of fraud and corruption from both internal and external sources.
  • On a timely basis, prepares high quality investigative work products, including Investigation TOR’s, preliminary inquiry reports, work plans, reports of investigation and case closing memoranda, that analyse and clearly present the information collected, are consistent with applicable policies and procedures, and require minimal revision.
  • Formulate investigation plans, review and analyse all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other parties, record interviews, acquire and analyse potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form
  • Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the ICC and others as appropriate
  • Prepare recommendations for corrective actions and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of SCI operations
  • Deliver investigation training, remotely and in person, to CO staff supporting investigations
  • Participate in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons learned from investigative work
  • Keeps the ICCM informed on the status of implementation of corrective actions by management.
  • Ensures that lessons learned are considered and incorporated into procedures and policies, and participates in fraud/Aid Diversion/Anti-terrorism financing -awareness and other training programmes.
  • Contributes to the ongoing development of professional practices within ICC/Fraud Function, including exchange of experience with team members and external counterparts.
  • Performs other duties as required by the ICC.
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Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Business, Finance, Accounting, Law, International Relations, Criminal Justice or related field.
  • Fraud management related certification (e.g. CFE) is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, with a minimum of 2 years spent working at NGO
  • Experience in the non-profit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, regional and international organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization a plus
  • Experience conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, vendor and supplier collusion, safeguarding and other types of investigations in challenging environments
  • Experience working with investigation teams in remote locations and insecure environments
  • Experience examining forensic, financial and electronic evidence
  • Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environment
  • Experience in fraud awareness and case investigation management
  • Computer fluency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

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 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:

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement and maintain confidentiality.

Application Closing Date
23rd July, 2022.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Nutrition Officer

Ref No: 220005L1
Location: Oyo
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Team / Programme: Programme Operations
Post Type: National
Grade: 4
Reports to: Nutrition Specialist
Staff directly reporting to this post: None

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 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: 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.

Key Areas of Responsibilities

  • 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:

  • 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 minimum of 4 years progressive experience post NYSC.
  • 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 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.
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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:

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

Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2022.

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

Note

  • Women  are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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