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Administrative Officer

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria. 

Job ID: 210004Q2
Employee Status: Permanent
Grade: 4
Reports to: Administration Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: Office Assistants
Post Type: National

Job Description:
  • 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

  • This position is specifically responsible for supporting activities related to office facility, maintenance, space allocation and General Administrative support. 
  • The Administrative Officer will generally be responsible for the coordination of the effective functioning of all facilities to provide an efficient and safe working environment for employees and their activities by using best business practices to manage resources, services and processes to meet the needs of the Country Office. This will include the development and institutionalization of sustainable management practices that are suited for the SCI Nigeria context.

Key Areas of Accountability
Facility Management:

  • Ensure that all spaces are in good condition, cleaned and that the basic security standards put in place by SCI for its premises are abided by.
  • Ensure that all facilities and equipment rented by SCI are used in compliance with the agreement between the owner and SCI, in compliance with security and safety standards;
  • Managing all contracted services concerning office cleaning, waste disposal, and janitorial supplies needed in the office.
  • Ensure offices, guest house and residences have all minimum required material for emergencies such as emergency signs indicators, maintained extinguishers, smoke detectors, alerts, etc.
  • Managing relations with utility agencies providing electricity, water, air-conditioning maintenance services. Assessing the quality of services and sharing analysis with the Administration Manager. Ensure that all related bills are paid on time and that all related contracts are renewed on time.
  • Ensure that all furniture and non-IT equipment used by SCI are in good condition, organizing repair and maintenance and being in charge of doing the furniture and non-IT equipment replacement plan in collaboration with the Logistics Department.
  • Managing the relations with Finance & Logistics on annual insurance cover for office furniture and fittings (GPEs).
  • Ensure that the office and guest house are well maintained. When repair is needed, initiate the repair requests, once the service provider is chosen, manage the whole process up to the final payment of the invoice.
  • Support availability and suitability of options for new premises (i.e office and homes for international staff), initiate the request, when the choice is done, ensure all required approval in compliance with SCI policy are in files, drafting the contract using the approved template. Once the contract is signed by both parties, managing the relations with the landlord.
  • After consulting Senior Managers and Project Managers, planning best allocation and utilization of space and resources of the office. Produce the monthly space allocation report before the 5th of the next month to submit Administration Manager.
  • Liaise with Relevant Admin staff to facilitate compliance with Government of Nigeria Immigration requirements for SCI/Nigeria International staff and families.
  • Ensure that the Country Office is covered by a Host Country Agreement. Informing the Administration Coordinator for starting new negotiations.
  • Ensure that all required reports by the Government in the application of the Country Host Agreement are prepared, accurate, and submitted to the Government on time. SCI annual plan should be submitted to the Government before the end of January, the mid-annual report submitted before the end of June, and the final annual report by the end of December, according to the host agreement signed with the Office of Budget &  National Planning Commission.
  • In Collaboration with the Admin Coordinator, facilitate a joint annual evaluation and monitoring of SCI activities by the Government through the National Planning Commission and coordinate all efforts to respond to the Government operation queries.

Other Responsibilities:

  • The post holder may carry out other duties in addition to, or instead of those outlined above which may reasonably be required from time to time, to assist the Support Services department by providing cover when the Administrative Coordinator or Programme Administrative Assistant is on leave or as a result of an increased level of Country Office activities. These include but are not limited to the following:
    • Provide administrative support to programme teams based in Abuja as delegated by the line manager
    • Support other functional areas of Admin/HR in-country office and field offices
    • Assist in data gathering and Analysis
    • Any other duties assigned by the line manager

Working contacts

  • Internal: Administrative/HR Team, Cleaners, Office Assistants and regular liaison with the country management teams in Abuja and Field offices
  • External: Contact with maintenance vendors and Government Agencies

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
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • B.Sc / HND in relevant field
  • Experience using analytical tools for data management is essential to this role
  • Four years’ relevant administrative experience, preferably with an international organization
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of contemporary management best practices
  • Must have proven experience in facility management
  • Excellent people skills
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative, diplomacy, and tact
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software – MS Excel skills will be prioritized
  • Must be flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team

Disclaimer Clause:

  • This Job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

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.

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

Health and Safety:

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

GO TO METHOD OF APPLICATION

Gender and Inclusion Advisor

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria. 

Reference No.: 210004PS
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Grade: 3
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Reports to: Senior Social Protection Specialist
Staff directly reporting to this post: 1

Job Description:
  • Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

Position Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Social Protection Specialist, the post holder will be accountable for the implementation of the inclusion strategy of a social protection systems strengthening programme that is working to bring about reductions in Nigeria’s multi-dimensional poverty levels.
  • He/she will have overall responsibility for ensuring the implementation of social inclusion strategies across the programme’s outputs and will provide technical leadership to other members of the programme team to plan, implement and monitor activities that will aim to ensure that vulnerable and currently underrepresented or excluded population groups, including children and their caregivers and people with disabilities, are covered by inclusive and accountable social protection.

Key Areas Of Accountability

  • Lead the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programme’s social inclusion strategy in line with the donor’s expectations and SCI’s country strategic plan on social inclusion.
  • Provide technical support and mainstream social inclusion into select social protection programmes of the governments of Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara states. 
  • Influence the integration of the programme’s critical social inclusion priorities into key decision-making structures and processes in the aforementioned states. 
  • Engage with and raise awareness among policy/decision makers at national and state levels on the necessity of social inclusion for the purpose of influencing policy changes to overcome barriers that: deny/limit girls access to formal education and quality learning; and prevents the participation of other socially disadvantaged groups in political, educational, economic and social activities.
  • Lead on developing articles, technical briefs, presentations etc. in relation to gender equality outcomes of social protection programmes as required
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts in various sectors (including government, NGO, civil society and the media), particularly those working on gender and social inclusion issues to expand the level of engagement in social protection.
  • Contribute to the programme’s review and reporting processes, including sharing and disseminating best practices on gender equality and inclusion mainstreaming in social protection.
  • Contribute to the programme’s knowledge management system in a way that documents and establishes SCI’s commitments and expertise in gender and social inclusion.
  • Provide technical support on gender and inclusion to other SCI programmes as required.
  • Line manage the Social Inclusion Coordinator, ensuring they are well supported and able to deliver timely, high quality outputs for the programme.

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.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • A Postgraduate Degree in Development Studies, Sociology, Social Development, Gender Studies, Population Studies, Sustainable Development or related subject.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in implementation of gender/inclusion programmes in a reputable organisation, preferably an INGO.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and passion for gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes in Nigeria.  
  • Strong advocacy and lobbying skills.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work proactively and flexibly alongside a wide range of team members.    
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

Desirable:

  • Prior experience in a similar role.
  • Fluency in Hausa language.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children 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
  • Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding.

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners
  • 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
  • Always acts in the best interests of children.

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.

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.

Health and Safety:

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

GO TO METHOD OF APPLICATION

Human Resources and Administrative Officer

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Cross River | Nigeria. 

Job ID: 210004PN
Grade: 4
Team / Programme: HR & Admin Team
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Reports to: Field Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: 3
Budget responsibility: No

Job Description:
  • Level 3: The post 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 country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • The role holder will be responsible for the provision and management of effective HR  and administrative services in the Ogoja office and field locations.
  • The Human Resource and Administration Officer will contribute 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 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 Ogoja ensuring value for money and transparency in all the processes.

Working Contacts:

  • Internal: SO Management team
  • External: Other INGOs, Statutory bodies.

Behaviours (Values In Practice)
Accountability:

  • Cccuracy 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.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • University degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or equivalent in relevant field.

Experience And Skills:

  • A minimum of 5 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.
  • Experienceworking with a diverse team
  • Experience working in Emergencies.

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.

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.

Health and Safety:

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

GO TO METHOD OF APPLICATION

Social Protection Specialist

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND – MBA/MSC/MA
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria. See other.

Job ID: 210004PO
Team / Programme: Nigeria Country Office
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Grade: 3
Reports to: Senior Social Protection Specialist

Job Description:
  • The post holder will strategically support the planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the technical aspects of social protection systems strengthening programme that is working to reduce multi-dimensional poverty across Nigeria, with a particular emphasis on children and caregivers.
  • With guidance from the senior social protection specialist, he/she will primarily provide technical support to the social protection programs of the governments of Kaduna and Zamfara States in four cores areas: (i) ensuring the expansion of (child-sensitive) social protection coverage; (ii) promoting policy and programmatic synergies between other relevant sectors and social protection; (iii) promoting social protection measures, to improve gender equality in education; and (iv) the development of risk-informed and shock responsive social protection.
  • The post holder may also be required to contribute to strategic planning on social protection at the federal level under the supervision of the Senior Social Protection Specialist.

Scope of Role
Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Support the delivery of timely and high-quality technical assistance on social protection to relevant stakeholders at federal and state levels.
  • Contribute to strategic planning on social protection with relevant stakeholders including the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, the Governments of Kaduna and Zamfara states, the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and the Social Protection Development Partners Group.
  • Participate in national and state level advocacy initiatives on social protection with the aim of influencing key policy decisions to ensure more adequate consideration for the needs of children and their caregivers, people with disabilities and other social excluded or vulnerable groups.
  • Provide technical support the development of policy and analytical tools for informing the design and implementation of shock responsive social protection systems at federal and state levels
  • Support the development of key messages and materials to enhance policy outreach and advocacy for social protection.
  • Plan and implement social protection capacity development activities, including but not limited to training, workshops, seminars, conferences and meetings.
  • Support other technical leads within the programme to identify and respond to the capacity building needs of critical government and non-government partners and stakeholders.   
  • Contribute to the body of knowledge on social protection to inform public dialogue and policy and programme decision-making based on new evidence.
  • Alongside the Knowledge Management Coordinator, promote knowledge sharing and best practices in social protection within the programme.
  • In partnership with other technical leads, support activities aimed at strengthening national civil society engagement in social protection.
  • Support the monitoring and reporting of results as per the programmes ToC, log-frame and results framework.

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:

  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively
  • Driving technical excellence

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
  • Able to build evidence and develop innovative approaches

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Post-graduate qualification in international development, economics, sociology,  social policy, or related relevant discipline
  • Strong grounding in social protection programming and policy, demonstrated through a combination of practical experience, including policy and research, and formal education or training.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in program planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation, ideally in social protection.
  • Ability to represent the programme at a policy and strategic level as well as to engage with and influence key stakeholders at a high level
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
  • Proven ability to motivate and develop others
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and results orientated.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Value for Money and the UK’s FCDO results agenda (desirable)

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.

Health and Safety:

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

GO TO METHOD OF APPLICATION

Knowledge Management and Learning Coordinator

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND – MBA/MSC/MA
  • Location: Kaduna | Nigeria.

Job ID: 210004PP
Grade: 3
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Team: Nigeria Country Office
Reporting to: National Programme Manager

Job Description:
  • 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 for the programme, promoting a culture of keeping children safe, and ensuring 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.   

Position Overview

  • Save the Children International (Nigeria) is recruiting a Knowledge Management and Learning Coordinator for a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) funded social protection systems strengthening programme that is working to strengthen and expand Nigeria’s social protection systems towards bringing about significant reductions in multi-dimensional poverty across the country.

Role Purpose

  • In close collaboration with other members of the programme team at federal and state levels, the Knowledge Management and Learning (KML) coordinator will lead and determine the specific KML approaches taken within the programme to ensure that the knowledge, evidence and learning generated is accessible and well known about internally and externally.  
  • Also, he/ she will provide leadership to improve the management, dissemination and use of programmatic and technical knowledge and information; to improve the visibility and profile of the programme particularly with the Government of Nigeria and the donor.
  • In addition, the postholder will work with the Senior Social Protection Advisor on activities linked to strengthening federal mechanisms for exchange of learning on social protection.
  • Besides the externally facing responsibilities, the role will also have internal accountability for ensuring strong systems are in place to communicate with the different staff and partners involved in implementing the programme. He/she may occasionally have cause to support other Country Office related programmes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that robust procedures and practices are put in place to facilitate effective knowledge management and learning throughout the programme’s work;
  • Work closely with all programme staff to develop information products and learning materials including but not limited to cases studies, technical notes, policy briefs success stories and lessons learned;
  • Support and maintain the programme’s knowledge management systems (SharePoint, One Net social protection community of practice website etc.);
  • Actively participate in the development of annual work plans, identifying opportunities to champion knowledge capture, analysis, sharing, and learning;
  • Development of knowledge products that enables the programme to share promising practices and lessons learned in the social protection sector with the general public (including packages for particular moments in the social protection, disability, gender and international development calendar – including international day of the eradication of poverty, international day of disabled persons, international day of the girl child and world day of social justice);
  • Work with Senior Social Protection Specialist to help deliver on some of the KML related activities, such as those linked to Outputs on strengthening federal mechanisms for learning exchange on social protection.
  • Alongside the Senior Social Protection Specialist, facilitate the preparation of high-quality quarterly programme reports;
  • Alongside the Advocacy and Communications Specialist develop communications campaigns to highlight thematic topics as necessary, and help develop and implement engagement strategies;
  • Plan and facilitate workshops and learning activities such as brown bags, webinars and learn bites to help staff adapt knowledge management tools and practices to support learning;
  • Identify and maximise opportunities to raise the visibility and profile of the programme, both internationally and in-country.
  • Strengthen capacity of programme staff in good knowledge management practices;
  • Maintain a strategic overview of issues affecting children relevant to the programme, monitoring trends in the external environment and inputting to organisational strategy and planning processes;
  • Logistical and technical support to the programme led social protection community of practice.

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

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Post graduate qualification in Health, Social Sciences or International Development disciplines.
  • 5-7 years relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in developing knowledge management systems
  • Experience in leading/managing knowledge product development and dissemination. Substantial understanding of knowledge management theory, practice and tools
  • Extensive experience in determining appropriate knowledge management processes, products and ICT enabled platforms
  • Ability to use computer systems and effectively organize information on internal and external websites
  • Excellent communication skills orally and in writing in English
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to travel extensively in the country, including northern states (Gombe, Jigawa , Zamfara, Kaduna, and Kano ).
  • Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, email / internet).
  • Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the policies, functions, structures and decision-making processes of key national institutions with regard to social protection, gender & social inclusion, child nutrition or international development.
  • Local language skills (Ability to communicate in Hausa and other local languages will be an advantage).

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice):

  • Effective Communication (Oral and Written): Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication 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.

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Senior Stakeholder Engagement Specialist

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Abuja | Nigeria. 

Job ID: 210004PZ
Grade: 3
Post Type: National
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Description:
  • Save the Children International (Nigeria) seeks a Senior Stakeholder Engagement specialist on a Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) funded programme that is working to strengthen and expand Nigeria’s social protection system towards bringing about significant reductions in multi-dimensional poverty across the country, ensuring a more adequate focus and consideration is put on children and their caregivers and other vulnerable or excluded groups.
  • The senior stakeholder engagement specialist will leverage on lessons learned over the course of the programme’s implementation, evidence generated by the programme and a variety of advocacy best practices, to help raise the programme’s profile, as well as promote and strengthen its engagement with critical policy and decision makers, social protection programme implementers, civil society organizations and academia in an effort to bring about increased political will necessary to ensure that more Nigerians (particularly children) are covered by inclusive and accountable social protection.
  • He/ she will be expected to engage actively with various stakeholders at the federal level, including but not limited to Nigeria Governors Forum, the National Assembly, the Organized Private Sector, the National Economic Council and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
  • This role is not rooted in a thematic specialism, but in leadership and expertise in influencing policies, programmes and practices through synergized advocacy and campaigning.
  • The position entails that the post holder has a natural passion for building trusted relationships which bring about positive changes. Thus, a track record of achievement in a similar role is critical for success in this position.
  • The role will be located in SCI’s office in Abuja and the post-holder will report to the National Programme Manager and will be expected to maintain close contact with SCI Nigeria’s Head of Advocacy?  

Key Responsibilities

  • The Senior Stakeholder Engagement Specialist will lead advocacy and campaign activities related to one of the programmes outputs primarily at the federal level and to a lesser extent in the focal states:
  • Increased government delivery of effective, inclusive and shock-responsive social protection.

Key responsibilities of the senior stakeholder engagement specialist include:

  • Leading the programme’s federal-level advocacy and campaign initiatives (with the aforementioned stakeholders) aimed at making the case for increased investments in inclusive and accountable social protection, with particular consideration for the needs of children and their caregivers;  
  • Engagement with relevant sub-committees of the National Assembly, as well forming a group with special focus on social protection with lawmakers from the ruling party as well as the opposition parties; ensuring advocacy materials and tools are developed and routinely disseminated to Federal Lawmakers;
  • Engagement with best international social protection practices for learning and experience sharing;
  • Strengthening relationships with the social protection development partners group towards the continued advancement of inclusive and accountable social protection in Nigeria.
  • Work with Senior Social Protection Specialist and other thematic leads to highlight and strengthen linkages with allied sectors to address cross-cutting issues – specifically on education, health, nutrition and climate change;
  • Alongside the senior policy and advocacy specialist, strengthen the institutional and technical capacity of civil society organizations to contribute the development of a strong social protection system in Nigeria;
  • Alongside the Senior Policy and Advocacy Specialist, develop key messages and materials to enhance policy outreach and advocacy for social protection, including among civil society and the media;
  • In collaboration with the programme’s Communications Specialist, facilitate the dissemination and communication of policy briefs, research reports, lessons learnt to relevant government and non-government stakeholders to inform public dialogue and policy and programme decision-making;
  • In collaboration with the programme’s Knowledge Management Coordinator, develop and maintain a database of “promising practices” in stakeholder engagement.

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:

  • 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.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • The post holder will possess a high degree of analytical skill, political acumen, ability to facilitate change, ability to influence, and ability to communicate key advocacy messages effectively and convincingly to a diverse audience at national and international levels.

Essential

  • Advanced university degree in public policy, political science, economics, sociology or other relevant social sciences
  • Clear understanding of budgeting processes in Nigeria and how to influence public financial management decisions.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives
  • A good understanding and knowledge of social protection, ideally demonstrated through previous experience in influencing greater investment in it
  • At least seven years of advocacy and campaign experience
  • Be highly proficient in public speaking
  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.

Desirable:

  • Prior experience working on a social protection programme.
  • Prior experience working with and supporting civil society actors to influence change.
  • A good understanding of the social protection landscape in Nigeria.
  • Experience in training facilitation techniques and influencing tactics.
  • Knowledge of the policies, functions, structures and decision-making processes of key national institutions in Nigeria with regard to child poverty.
  • Experience working on FCDO funded projects/programmes.

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:

  • Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
  • 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

Health and Safety

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

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Human Resources and Administrative Officer

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Cross River | Nigeria. 

Job ID: 210004PN
Grade: 4
Team / Programme: HR & Admin Team
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Reports to: Field Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: 3
Budget responsibility: No

Job Description:
  • Level 3: The post 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 country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • The role holder will be responsible for the provision and management of effective HR  and administrative services in the Ogoja office and field locations.
  • The Human Resource and Administration Officer will contribute 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 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 Ogoja ensuring value for money and transparency in all the processes.

Working Contacts:

  • Internal: SO Management team
  • External: Other INGOs, Statutory bodies.

Behaviours (Values In Practice)
Accountability:

  • Cccuracy 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.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • University degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or equivalent in relevant field.

Experience And Skills:

  • A minimum of 5 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.
  • Experienceworking with a diverse team
  • Experience working in Emergencies.

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.

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.

Health and Safety:

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

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate for “Vacancies at Save the Children Nigeria” should click the button below to apply.

Note: Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Administrative Officer

Human Resources and Administrative Officer

Social Protection Specialist

Knowledge Management and Learning Coordinator

Senior Stakeholder Engagement Specialist

Administrative Coordinator

Gender and Inclusion Advisor

Deadline: July 15, 2021


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