Job Opportunities at Save the Children Nigeria

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: MEAL Assistant

Job ID: 200001N9
Location:  Ogoja
Contract length: Fixed-Term
Reports to: MEAL Officer
Team: Nigeria Country Office

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

  • To set up the accountability system for the BPRM project in Ogoja and to ensure the smooth running of the system.
  • The accountability assistant will work with the other MEAL staff and program staff as well as other internal and external stakeholders to ensure the maintenance of high standard of accountability.

Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1 – Set up accountability structure for the BPRM project:

  • Implement accountability log frame and plans for the project
  • Consult with beneficiaries (adult and children) to determine their preferred information sharing channel
  • Ensure key information reaches beneficiaries using the different information channels identified
  • Consult with beneficiaries (adult and children) to determine their preferred community based complaint response mechanism (CRM) channel.
  • Set up the preferred community based CRM channel for both children and adult beneficiaries
  • Ensure the establishment of a helpdesk/information table to community members to answer questions during distribution

Objective 2 – Training of staff, beneficiaries, partners and volunteer:

  • Plan and conduct training sessions for staff members to support and ensure quality implementation of accountability mechanism
  • Plan and conduct training session for partners and volunteers to support and ensure quality implementation of accountability mechanism
  • Plan and train the beneficiaries both adult and children on the use of the CRM channels
  • Inform community on their rights to make complaints and provide feedback to the organisation
  • Ensure the awareness of beneficiaries on the existing CRM channel including the country office toll free line

Objective 3 – Receive, document and respond to beneficiary’s feedback and complaints:

  • Design a CRM flow chart detailing how complaints and feedback will responded to and referred
  • Receive and document complaints and feedback from beneficiaries using the CRM database
  • Ensure responses to feedback and complaints are given to complainants and feedback providers within the required timeline
  • Compile and analyse data from the CRM database monthly
  • Share CRM findings with project and operations team

Objective 4 – Ensure meaningful participation of children:

  • Consult with children on monthly basis to understand their views about project activities and to suggest improvements
  • Consult with children monthly to generate feedback and complaints
  • Establish a child friendly CRM channel

Objective 5 – Coordination with MEAL team:

  • In coordination with MEAL coordinator and MEAL officer ensure that data collection process is coherent and follows proper methodology
  • In coordination with MEAL coordinator and MEAL officer ensure the monitoring of MEAL process
  • Other duties as required by the MEAL team.

Skills & Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

Essential:

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 2 years of professional experience. Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Office applications, web-based applications and advanced statistical package utilization e.g SPSS,STATA-12,DHIS etc)
  • Good interpersonal skills and influencing skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Fluency in English and pidgin language, spoken and written
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Experience in or understanding of programme accountability principles
  • Commitment to championing community and partner points of view
  • Very good listening and facilitation skills – capable of managing and facilitating group discussions with programme participants, children, parents/caregivers, local officials, partners and all levels of staff
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO’s staff
  • Ability to mobilise people – to develop and maintain relationships with staff and communities to ensure their participation in Save the Children’s ways of working
  • Knowledge and experience of child safeguarding policies and procedures

Desirable:

  • Good understanding of accountability principles in terms of donors and organisational management but critically also to beneficiaries.

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.

Equal Opportunities:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity 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

 

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

Job Title:  KAP Survey Consultant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Background
Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives.  Today, SC is working in 20 states focusing on child survival, education and protecting children in both development and humanitarian contexts. The humanitarian response started in 2014 with Save the Children among one of the first responders to the conflict.

The ongoing conflict in the North East continues to increase population displacements, poor sanitation, hygiene, poor access to safe water supplies, restrict income-generating opportunities, limit trade flows and escalate food prices. As a result of the reduced food availability and access, local and IDP populations in worst-affected areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states continue to experience food gaps, in line with crisis (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity, with an estimated 4,6M people in Phase 3-5 (Cadre Harmonizé (CH) Analysis).

In Borno state, as in overall Northern Nigeria, IYCF practices were extremely poor prior to the conflict and the challenges to exclusive breastfeeding and optimal IYCF-E practices faced due to displacement and strain from the conflict are significantly contributing to malnutrition in children under two years. In addition to making treatment available for children under five with SAM, there is an urgent need to prevent and reduce malnutrition through a multi-sectoral approach. This approach includes improving IYCF practices, improving water quality, improving sanitation and hygiene practices and ensuring that children are well protected and have access to various services in target communities.

Survey Objectives
General Objective:

  • To determine knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of IYCF practices, risks associated with practices pertaining to water, sanitation and hygiene and child protection for children and their families affected by conflict in targeted LGAs in Borno state, Nigeria.

Specific Objectives:

  • To determine knowledge, attitudes and practices on Maternal Infant and Young Child feeding practices/ nutrition in the targeted LGAs
  • To identify key actors of change and/or influential community leaders and recommend approaches to include them in programme designs.
  • To provide additional qualitative information on the choice of practices/ behaviours (through focus group discussions, Key Informant Interview, transect walks etc)
  • To determine community knowledge and awareness on existing nutrition interventions.
  • To recommend key simple, practical and achievable interventions that will address the identified issues to ensure appropriate practices.
  • To determine the attitude and practice of people on water treatment and storage
  • To determine the knowledge and awareness of people on diarrheal and other water borne diseases.
  • To determine the community knowledge on hand washing and hygiene practice
  • To determine the level of knowledge of parent and caregiver on child protection
  • To determine the knowledge of parents and caregivers on availability of services for children and organization that cater for children right within their community.

Methodology:

  • The survey will employ both qualitative and quantitative approaches to establish the knowledge, attitude and practices of at least the minimum core IYCF, WASH and Child protection indicators.

Scope of Work:

  • The KAP survey will be conducted in Borno state of North East Nigeria. The LGAs targeted will be Magumeri, Konduga, Kaga and Jere with a focus on each LGA separately.

Responsibilities

  • To develop and submit inception report (Protocol) which will include an interpretation of the study design & methodologies, sampling procedures, detailed work plan and financial proposal.
  • Conduct a desk review of the relevant program documents
  • Develop appropriate tools and instruments for gathering information by use of KOBO data kit
  • Develop and translate data collection tool to the local language (Hausa, Kanuri and other Languages as identified necessary)
  • Present the KAP Methodology to the various sector technical working groups in Borno for validation
  • Hold preliminary discussions with head of sectors, M&E manager and relevant key stakeholders.
  • Conduct KAP survey: Train data enumerators and supervisors, ensure the quality of data;
  • Undertake consultations with key stakeholders and conduct field data collection; Focus group discussions, Key informant interviews, etc.
  • Process and analyse the data, write and submit a draft report of the survey (per required format)
  • Present preliminary findings to the Technical working groups
  • Present the draft report of the findings to SCI for comments and feedbacks.
  • Revise and submit electronic copy of the raw data and final report including recommendations within the specified time of agreement.

SCI Responsibilities:

  • Providing consultant with necessary documentations for desk review
  • Linking the consultant to relevant stakeholders while in Borno.
  • Identify and Hire supervisors and interviewer’s/data collectors.
  • Facilitate the movement of the consultant and team to and from the field
  • Flight/travel to and from the country of residence and visa costs shall be paid by SCI
  • Accommodation will be provided by SCI during the period of consultancy

Qualifications Required
Education:

  • The Consultant should be a holder of at least Master’s Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or other related field and five years of relevant work experience

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of five years working experience in nutrition and food security assessments, including KAP, SMART, SQUEAC, etc (Experience in Northeast Nigeria context is desirable).
  • Strong analytical skills and research experience, with solid knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies particularly IYCF Survey methodology
  • Proven leadership and coordination skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles.
  • Sound experience and knowledge of Humanitarian Accountability framework (HAF), evaluation of integrated projects/programs and drawing lessons learned/good practices.
  • Computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint, digital data-gathering devices. Excellent writing and document presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with the National nutrition response program.
  • Ability to live and work in an isolated area in conditions of limited comfort

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of local language is an added advantage.

 

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

Application Required
All expressions of interest should include:

  • Cover letter: A short (maximum one page) letter addressing the survey criteria
  • Technical Proposal (maximum 4 pages) highlighting: brief explanation about previous experience in conducting the nutrition programme evaluation; understanding of the TOR, description of the specified Survey methodology and the task to be accomplished as well as draft survey framework and work plan.
  • Detailed CV (maximum 4 pages)
  • A financial proposal (in Naira) providing cost estimates for services rendered including daily consultancy fees.
  • Copies of relevant previous evaluation reports (to be kept confidential)

Note

  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
  • 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.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.

Deadline: 20th March, 2020.

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