Career Openings 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 of:

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Officer

Ref No: 210003VO
Location: Adamawa
Team: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning
Reports to: MEAL Coordinator
Grade: 4
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Staff directly reporting to this post: NIL
Contract Length: 1 Year

Child Savegurarding

  • 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 Emergency MEAL officer will coordinate the collection, compilation, consolidation and analysis of data to track programs/ projects activities, monitor progress and support impact measurement. S/he is responsible for establishing and ensuring better data management systems for the core program. He/she provides technical support and training to the field staffs, participates to the roll out of the accountability framework and contributes to internal knowledge building. Provide support to implementing partners and program staff to systematically measure progress in the implementation. 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 project 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 Accountability
Key Responsibilities for M&E:

  • Liaise with the MEAL Coordinator for the development and implementation of an M&E Plan for the Sector and provide MEAL related support to the sector.
  • Develop data capture tools for beneficiary identification and registration and distribution register
  • Provide community organizations, implementing partners and save the Children staff with clear and simple instructional sheets for each data collection tool and trained/provide regular coaching to relevant staffs and other stakeholders on data quality and the use of the data collection tools.
  • In consultation with Education sector lead, design and develop program database, IPTT and regularly update database for the sector.
  • Support lessons learned, best practices, program data, evaluations, and other information to generate donor communication pieces, proposal annexes, success stories, case studies, and other high-quality, results-based documentation.
  • Update M&E plan and IPTT timely and provide feedback to program staff on status and quality of implementation.
  • Contribute to the revision of monitoring and evaluation tools and train program team on design and proper use of it.
  • Organize learning events and document lesson learn/findings of PDM, CPA, field monitoring visit with Education sector and develop learning paper with action plan and timeline.
  • Conduct regular field visits to track progress against indicators and put in place systems for routine data quality checks and validations
  • Provide project related figures and conduct regular data verification exercises to ensure reporting and collection of quality data; Verify entered data for completeness, correctness, and consistency and follow up on any data quality issues;
  • Respect schedules and deadlines agreed upon with his/her Manager.
  • Support programming staff to incorporate participatory methods into community level M&E systems and tools.
  • With support from the MEAL Coordinator, establish and maintain project level information management system.
  • Actively participate in M&E meetings with key stakeholders. Take part in diagnostic studies, evaluations and surveys;
  • Report back any problems and constraints encountered during the course of the activities and suggest operational solutions.
  • Conduct Post Distribution Monitoring, Child Participatory Activities for the project and Field monitoring visit to project locations.
  • Data analysis and writing of monitoring and evaluation reports e.g. analyse PDM/CPA data and produce reports
  • Take part in recruitment.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin and data management systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in M&E positions and/or program experience in field data collection in emergencies
  • Detailed knowledge of M&E frameworks and M&E Plans, systems and indicator reference sheets
  • Experience maintaining programmatic databases
  • Good understand of routine data quality checks/validation
  • Experience in survey and qualitative interviewing, including supervising field data collection teams and writing research case studies
  • Advance knowledge Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Training and facilitation skills in Education,
  • Experience in advocacy for education related issues

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
  • Motorcycle riding with national driving license
  • Ability to work as part of a team, Flexibility, adaptability, and patience
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines
  • Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Accountability Assistant

Ref No: 210003VP
Location: Adamawa
Team: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning
Reports to: Accountability Officer
Grade: 5
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Staff directly reporting to this post: NIL
Contract Length: 1 Year

Child Saveguarding

  • 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

  • To be responsible for working with programme staffs and beneficiaries in managing complaints and feedback in the field as well as maintaining the integrity of information received.
  • This role will also involve management of CRM database by ensuring proper documentation and aggregation of CRM data including complaints received, investigated and responded to as well as providing detailed summaries of complaints issues to feedback to the program team during monthly and quarterly meetings / reports.

Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1: CRM Development, Support, Logistics and Coordination :

  • Ensure a proper filing system for all the complaints and feedback received through the helplines.
  • Support in sensitizing community members on the available complaint mechanisms and how to use them.
  • Support with Monthly data validation
  • Support in aggregating CRM data from the field to a summary CRM database
  • Support in identifying complaint and other feedback trends which indicate where the Programs can improve.
  • Support in providing ad hoc reports as requested concerning complaints and other Beneficiary feedback.
  • Receive and respond to beneficiary complaints under the direction and supervision of Accountability Officer 
  • Support in following up on complaints and feedback internal referrals with appropriate offices and sectors and respond to raised pending issues.

Objective 2: Routine Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Support on-going monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of projects in reporting routine monitoring data against performance monitoring plans and frameworks
  • Support field teams to collect information on potential case studies and success stories
  • Other duties as directed.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable

Ambition:

  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin and data management systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

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

Skills and Experience (Administrative & General Skills)
Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (health sciences, social sciences, development studies or other)
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • 1year experience working in a related position in particular Humanitarian experience.
  • Formal training in Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation, Data Management, Core Humanitarian Standard, Data Quality Assurance (DQA) is an asset

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Skills and experience conducting data verification, analysis, reporting and monitoring
  • Good interviewing skills
  • Experience managing a CRM process is an advantage
  • Ability to lead on detailed logistical tasks such as those required for fieldwork or when organizing events
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communications
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills are an advantage
  • Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
  • Competent and experienced in general office administration, coordination and logistics
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Fluency in Kanuri, Hausa, and English language
  • Good writing, editing and presentation skills

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Safeguarding Officer

Ref No: 210003W3
Location: Ogoja, Cross River
Team: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning
Reports to: Field Operations Manager - Ogoja
Grade: 4
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Child Saveguarding

  • Level 3. The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people.
  • As part of these responsibilities the post holder will support the establishment of child safeguarding systems, promote a culture of keeping children safe, and ensure that potential harm to children (by our own staff and/or as a result of how we do our work) is identified and addressed on an ongoing basis.  The post holder should report and respond to interventions as determined by position related responsibilities identified in the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Introduction:

  • Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all children, who have contact with the organisation, are safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from child abuse and sexual exploitation. This commitment is implemented through the organisation’s Child Safeguarding Policy. It applies equally to all children irrespective of their gender, disability, ethnicity, sexuality, marital status or religion; and is achieved through ensuring that all staff, partners and other representatives are aware of the problem of child abuse and sexual exploitation, the risks to children and their responsibility to ensure children are not harmed or put at risk during programme implementation activities.

Role

  • The overall aim of the role is to support the Ogoja Humanitarian operations in promoting and building a ‘Child Safe Organisation’, and zero tolerance to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) of adult beneficiaries through awareness raising and beneficiary sensitisation focusing on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) by staff and representatives as well as facilitating confidential reporting of child safeguarding and PSEA concerns/incidents through appropriate channels.
  • The role will include close collaborative working with other technical areas (especially HR, Gender, SGBV, Child Protection and MEAL) to help ensure our child safeguarding practice in emergencies is robust, and will involve supporting a child safeguarding 'lessons learnt' process. They will design and deliver culturally appropriate, impactful information, communication and training products, provide administrative and research support, and assist in the implementation and tracking of the child safeguarding aspects of our humanitarian strategy.
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Main Responsibilities

  • Identify and address training needs of staff and stakeholders in humanitarian response in relation to keeping children safe and protecting adults at risk.
  • Coordinate child safeguarding capacity building and mobilise project staff, partners, volunteers and other stakeholders to undergo annual training in Child Safeguarding and PSEA through formal and informal refresher sessions, discussion of case studies, quizzes etc.
  • Train and support the CS focal points, thematic leads and supporting functions in the fulfilment of their respective child safeguarding responsibilities.
  • Develop and prepare materials for all Child Safeguarding related trainings.
  • Assist in organising and facilitation of child safeguarding induction for newly recruited project staff, volunteers, beneficiaries, stakeholders and partners.
  • Facilitate translation of child safeguarding IEC materials to local dialects and lead in the procurement and dissemination of all CS IEC materials produced.
  • Develop child safe guarding messages for various groups of stakeholders and facilitate publication.
  • Conduct child safeguarding risk assessment of all sectors, projects and partners in collaboration with respective leads and CS focal points in the humanitarian response.
  • Compile partners’ activity documents, analyse partners risk assessment result and support on identified gap.
  • Conduct child safeguarding proposal risk assessment, design mitigation plan and develop financial activity plan.
  • Compile and develop monthly child safeguarding training data/activity report with coordination of focal points and forward to the Country Office.
  • Reviewing of proposals with a child safeguarding view to ensure safe program is implemented.
  • Coordinate with the MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) unit and ensure the the compliance of indicators of safe programming.
  • Lead in all aspects of CS investigations of reported child safeguarding and PSEA incidents/concerns and manage the online reporting system by ensuring that all updates on investigations are up-to-date.
  • Organize learning forum on child safeguarding practices at different level – schools and CFS, TLS etc.
  • Provide technical guidance on child safeguarding to partners, volunteers, SCI representatives and other key stakeholders including consultants.
  • Conduct supervision and monitoring visits to project and construction sites as required.
  • Maintain clear records of number of staff, partners, volunteers, contractors, vendors, consultants and other parties trained in child safeguarding

Core Behaviour  (Our Values in Practice)
Competencies and Values:

  • Respect, integrity, diversity, commitment to excellence, adaptability, able to perform under stress, innovation, building relationships, communicating effectively, coaching and mentoring, facilitating change, developing teams, initiating action, strategic decision making, planning and organizing, leading through vision and mission and a personal commitment to children’s development and protection.

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 

Qualification and Experience
Essential:

  • At least a Bachelor degree in Social Work, Communications, Law, Education or relevant professional qualification.
  • Minimum of 4 years post NYSC relevant work experience.
  • Direct or indirect experience of child protection practice and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Nigeria Child Rights Acts, child protection policies and practice as well as current issues in relation to safeguarding children in the Nigeria context.
  • Good data management, data analysis, computer literacy and excellent documentation and report writing skills in English are necessary.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of child safeguarding, child protection, gender, PSEA or SGBV
  • Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information as well as facilitate training to a wide and diverse audience
  • Commitment to and understanding of child rights, as well as of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.
  • Ability to take a proactive approach to problem solving, to recommend and implement continuous improvement initiatives..
  • Ability to synthesise and analyse information, and make clear, informed decisions.
  • Strong planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of internal communications and/or behaviour change campaigns.
  • Proven attention for detail and ability to effectively manage a high volume of data and information.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in order to deal tactfully and sensitively with a wide range of people in a large organisation, very often at a distance.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in remote field bases with limited infrastructure
  • Ability to foster and maintain strategic alliances across multiple stakeholders;
  • Willingness to travel to and work in hard-to-reach areas; highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Experience of assisting in the development of local procedures, SOPs, manuals and guidance on child safeguarding.
  • Experience on facilitation and coordination of training and workshop.
  • Experience in conducting assessment, monitoring and report writing.
  • Practical experience in the participation of children on the intervention of program activities. 

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.

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Note

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Women  are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process .

 

Application Deadline 18th June, 2021.