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Save the Children Nigeria Recruitment 2019 and Application Guide

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Save the Children Nigeria Recruitment 2019

Save the Children Nigeria Recruitment 2019

This recruitment guide will give answers to questions like;

  • How to Apply for Save the Children Nigeria Graduate Recruitment 2019?
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  • Save the Children Nigeria 2019 Massive Recruitment Deadline

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.

In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states – Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna – focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

1. Job Title: Media Manager

Location: Abuja

Role Purpose

  • The Media Manager role is an exciting new position at Save the Children Nigeria aimed at candidates with prior experience of leading media outreach for an international organisation.
  • The post-holder will manage Save the Children’s media work in Nigeria, harnessing the power of national and international media to help us to achieve our advocacy, campaign, branding, programmatic and fundraising goals. Equally important will be raising awareness of humanitarian crises affecting children.
  • The Media Manager will be a key part of the new Advocacy and Campaign Department and will report to the Director of Advocacy and Campaign. The post-holder will also liaise, as necessary, with the Country Director and the Regional Media Manager for West and Central Africa. In humanitarian settings, the Media Manager will work closely with the Humanitarian Programmes Director. The Media Manager will supervise Social Media and Communication Officer; Information and Communications Coordinator; Volunteers and Intern/s. The Media Manager will be a member of Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT).
  • The primary task, carried-out under the guidance of the Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, will be to develop a new national media strategy with a focus on our campaign, advocacy, programmatic, and humanitarian work. The day-to-day roles of the Media Manager will include handling media enquiries, drafting comments and media releases, developing and maintaining a network of key media contacts, hosting media visits to field programmes and acting as a focal point for media requests from Save the Children offices around the world. The post-holder will support the function of risk mitigation, in cooperation with senior management and advocacy colleagues, and proactively spot opportunities for brand development.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement a new media strategy aligned to Save the Children’s national, regional and global advocacy, campaign and humanitarian priorities.
  • Act as a focal point for media requests from Save the Children member organisations around the world, working closely with the Regional Media Manager for West and Central Africa and Save the Children International’s Global Media Unit.
  • Work closely with the heads of thematic areas to develop key messages and promote programmatic goals in the media.
  • Draft newsworthy media releases aligned to advocacy, campaigns and humanitarian priorities, and reactive statements as necessary.
  • Develop core materials including Q&A, key messages, case studies, blogs, and talking points.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key national and international journalists and media outlets.
  • Arrange media briefings and act as a spokesperson when required.
  • Coach and brief colleagues ahead of media interviews and build the communications capacity of staff in the Country Office for effective media engagement.
  • Undertake effective media monitoring for the Country Office and maintain an up to date media database.
  • Stay up to date on developments on media tools and trends, including social media, and train colleagues on these as needed.
  • Work internally with social media, humanitarian communications and programmatic teams to ensure consistent messaging.
  • Work to ensure maximum visibility of the Every Last Child Campaign, Girls Education Campaign and Centenary Commitment in the media in line with campaign objectives.
  • Support CO internal communications, including producing newsletters and other materials, as appropriate.
  • Facilitate national and international media visits showcasing issues relevant to advocacy, campaigns and humanitarian priorities, including to the North East when appropriate.
  • Assist in the preparation of crisis communications plans, including risk mitigation strategies around sensitive issues affecting children, and recognise red lines for messaging.
  • Plan, commission and carry out the collection of multimedia content for Save the Children media teams around the world as well as national and international media outlets.
  • Ensure proper sign off of all media materials by the Country Director, and the Global / Regional Media Unit where appropriate.
  • Does content management of the SCI Nigeria website and all social media channels.
  • Support Social Media, Information and Communications Officer/Coordinator and Intern/s to enhance and maintain the quality and consistency of internal and external communications.

Qualifications & Experience 
Essential:

  • Minimum three years of experience working as a media specialist for an international organisation.
  • University qualification in journalism, public relations, media and mass communication or a related field with Masters and Bachelor Degree level study completed.
  • Experience in using media as a tool for advocacy, campaign and/or humanitarian needs.
  • Experience in people management, strategic planning and networking in the media and communications sector.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing strategic and impactful media strategies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate complex issues in a compelling way for a variety of audiences.
  • An excellent understanding of the Nigerian media environment and a first-rate network of media contacts in Nigeria.
  • Ability to identify key influencers and media targets, network and build relationships.
  • An innate ‘news’ sense and a proven ability to produce crisp, punchy media copy to tight deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, power point and pdf.

The Media Manager is also expected to;

  • Have extensive understanding of global communications, media relations and new media.
  • Have a professional understanding of commissioning and gathering multimedia content such as film, and photography.
  • Show enthusiasm for and commitment to Save the Children’s values and mission.
  • Have the capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working with international media outlets and/or working as a journalist would be a considerable advantage.
  • Fluent and nuanced written and verbal skills in local languages, particularly Hausa.
  • A strong understanding of NGO policy/ advocacy work in the context of development, and considerable experience working through the media on advocacy and campaigns.

Application Deadline: 28th September, 2019.

How to Apply online.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


2. Job Title: Project Team Lead/Coordinator – on behalf of CSO Partner

Locations: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time

Scope of Role

  • This is a partner staff role. The staff will be engaged and paid by SCI partners, and reports to the partner’s Project Team Lead in the three states of Gombe, Kastina and Zamfara.

Role Purpose

  • Provide overall project management oversight and ensure community-level implementation of the workplan activities of the partner organization including progress monitoring, support and guidance to other staff members towards fostering strong relationships with women’s and girls’ rights organisations thereby improving the health outcomes of adolescent girls and boys in the project state.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of REACH work plan activities for partners and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of work plan with regular support from the State Project Manager.
  • With support from the Project team in the state, provide technical assistance to the CSO staff and community members and lead relevant capacity building for them to implement REACH PIP as detailed in the work plan and to ensure that agreed targets are met.
  • Manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events, such as trainings and supportive supervision including outreach activities.
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
  • Compile State CSO level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
  • Develop CSO level annual, quarterly and monthly work-plans as agreed with REACH project team
  • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of REACH technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops as at when due.
  • Document best practices and submit timely and analytical quarterly and annual activity report.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with the REACH State team Manager. This synergy should include, regular consultation on matters such as but not limited to work-planning, review meetings and joint supportive supervision visits.
  • Maintain good relationship with the LGA, SMOH and line Ministries working on the project
  • Represent REACH project in LGA level meetings such as working groups, etc.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by REACH Project Director including coordination of safe spaces activities.

Requirements, Skills and Experience
Essential:

  • First Degree or equivalent work experience in the field of health, or development
  • Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Candidates must have at least 5-7 years of progressive experience working in a similar position
  • Experience working with an NGO a plus
  • Interest in development issues and ability to work well with people at all levels.
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Strong organizational skills and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting, with limited supervision
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written Hausa language is required.
  • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners;
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.
  • Competent and experienced in general office administration, coordination and logistics.

Application Deadline: 20th September, 2019.

How to Apply online.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


3. Job Title: Community Engagement Officer – on behalf of CSO Partner

Locations: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time

Scope of Role

  • This is a partner staff role. The staff will be engaged and paid by SCI partners, and reports to the partner’s Project Team Lead in the three states of Gombe, Kastina and Zamfara.

Role Purpose

  • The Partnership community engagement officer will Coordinate, monitor and supervise the community based promotion and mobilization activities related to “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make Informed Choices for their Health” (REACH) project at the community level.

Key Areas of Accountability
As a member of the REACH Project team, the Partnership community engagement officer will:

  • Demonstrate behaviours that are consistent with Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the programme.
  • Contribute to a conducive and productive work environment in a way that promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support in the development of communications materials, participate in their review, and comment on print and electronic media materials including scripts, posters, leaflets, video/audio recordings. This also includes working with the state team in development of programme case studies and documentaries.
  • Organise Stakeholders participation, sensitisation and advocacy
  • Ensure strong link with state, local government and community stakeholders
  • Work closely with state ASRH coordinator and Gender equality and child welfare officer to design and deliver communications interventions that facilitate behaviour change amongst target groups across the focal LGAs
  • Lead on planning and implementation of feedback mechanisms with leaders, communities and beneficiaries
  • Be responsible for the strengthening and coordination of complain and response mechanism (CRM) activities
  • Keep records of supervision and actions taken from own activities
  • Link with other organisations present in the area
  • Plan logistics and materials needs for the activities to be carried out
  • Relationship building negotiation and problem solving with authorities, communities and Mobilizers/Volunteers
  • Develop good knowledge of state and local government structures, parliamentary and political processes, traditional and religious structure and any other key decision making structures and how to influence them.
  • Undertake a range of lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, religious/traditional leaders, community members, donors and politicians, of the value of REACH project in the community.
  • Ensure Save the Children visibility and acceptance in the community
  • Prepare a monthly plan for field activities
  • Identify the problems in the implementation process and propose solutions
  •  Prepare activities’ reports

Requirements, Skills and Experience
Essentials:

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  • A  graduate University degree in Social Sciences with academic training in women’s studies, gender and development or a relevant field
  • At least 1-to2 years of experience on community mobilization, Adolescent sexual and reproductive health programming.
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Experience in Adolescent sexual and reproductive health Nutrition and community based programmes,
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO’s staff.

Desirable:

  • Strong organizational skills to work effectively to support multi-tasking.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to adjust to changing schedules and priorities.
  • Effective critical information gathering to create accurate reports.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, in English.
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Good familiarity, networking and working relationships with relevant organizations.
  • Programming experience in community engagement.

Application Deadline: 24th September, 2019.

How to Apply online.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


4. Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – on behalf of CSO Partner

Locations: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara, Nigeria
Job Type: Permanent

Scope of Role

  • This is a partner staff role. The staff will be engaged and paid by SCI partners, and reports to the partner’s Project Team Lead in the three states of Gombe, Kastina and Zamfara.

Key Areas of Accountability
Objective 1: Support collection of reports and quality checks:

  • Collects data pertaining to safe space activities in the communities
  • Verify the reported data by safe space facilitators to ensure accuracy
  • Responsible for data entry and maintenance of database
  • Ensure timely sharing of monthly data reported by safe space facilitators and other activities of partners with MEAL officer in save the children office
  • Ensure quality benchmarks are adhered to during implementation of activities by partner staff
  • Provide close supervision of safe space activities and also conducts periodic data verification exercises
  • Prepares reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content
  • Support the project lead in suing the data for planning and decision making
  • Support supervision of community ASRH outreach services
  • Supports the logistics and coordination of field research activities
  • Organizes events such as workshops, meetings, seminars etc
  • Prepares correspondence as needed
  • Build the capacities of safe space facilitators on data management.
  • Provide on the job training and mentoring on data reporting to safe space facilitators
  • Support project lead and other staff on other capacity building activities
  • Support project lead in building  the capacities of safe space facilitators on complaint and response mechanism
  • Support the setting up of complaint and response mechanism system in the communities
  • Receive and document beneficiaries’ complaints in the database
  • Work with project lead and other team members on complaint resolution and timely sharing of feedbacks to the beneficiaries
  • Maintain and share monthly CRM database with the MEAL officer in save the children office
  • Work with field teams to collect information on case studies and success stories
  • Ensure program document are properly archived
  • Provide other cross cutting supports when the needs arise.

Requirements, Skills and Experience
Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in a relevant discipline (health sciences, social sciences, development studies or other)
  • Candidates must have at least 1-2 years of progressive experience working in a similar position
  • Formal training in research methods at a graduate level is an asset

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Skills and experience conducting data verification, analysis, reporting and monitoring
  • Experience in transcribing audio data, and in data entry
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Good writing, editing, research, and presentation skills
  • Previous experience in facilitating trainings, workshops and events
  • Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
  • Competent and experienced in general office administration, coordination
  • and logistics
  • Ability to lead on detailed logistical tasks such as those required for fieldwork or when organizing events
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communications both in English and Hausa languages
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills are an advantage.

Application Deadline: 24th September, 2019.

How to Apply online.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


5. Job Title: Gender and Child Welfare Officer – on behalf of CSO Partner

Locations: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara,
Job type: Full-time

Scope of Role

  • This is a partner staff role. The staff will be engaged and paid by SCI partners, and reports to the partner’s Project Team Lead in the three states of Gombe, Kastina and Zamfara.

Role Purpose

  • The Gender and Child Welfare Officer with the support of the Gender Equality Advisor and the state team is responsible for supporting the integration of a strong gender equality perspective on the “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make Informed Choices for their Health” (REACH) project at the community level while also looking at child safeguarding and participation. This may include ensuring that gender equality is mainstreamed at the community and partner level  throughout the project’s results based management frameworks, strengthening and supporting gender equality strategies and facilitating gender equality capacity strengthening for field teams via training and tool development.
  • The post holder also provides technical support to the REACH project on gender equality at the community level. Additionally, as part of this role, the Gender childwelfare officer  will work closely with the Save the Children REACH team in the state .

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • As a member of the REACH Project team, the Gender and childwelfare officer will:
  • Demonstrate behaviours that are consistent with the partner’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the programme.
  • Contribute to a conducive and productive work environment in a way that promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality technical assistance to local governmet REACH program delivery team, building a solid evidence base to support the development implementation and evaluation of gender-transformative approaches
  • Lead on planning and implementation of feedback mechanisms with leaders, communities and beneficiaries
  • Be responsible for the strengthening and coordination of complain and response mechanism (CRM) activities
  • Supports REACH community program staff to strategically integrate gender equality through training and knowledge sharing activities.
  • Supports integration and collection of appropriate gender equality indicators and collaborates to monitor and evaluate to ensure that gender equality outcomes and results are achieved and documented.
  • Support in the development of social and behavior change communication approaches, materials and tools.
  • Support REACH program teams to review project deliverables and donor reports from a technical quality control perspective
  • Creates high quality narrative reports and documents that are complete and timely.
  • Supports the development and roll out of gender sensitive program/project management tools and results-based frameworks.

Experience and Skills
Essential:

  • A  graduate University degree in Social Sciences with academic training in women’s studies, gender and development or a relevant field.
  • 1-2 years’ work experience with an NGO or CSO, with focus on women and girls/genderequality and children programming .
  • Experience working on normative change for gender equality and adolescent sexual and reproductive health in sensitive contexts
  • Experience in designing, implementing and evaluating gender-transformative social and behavior change communication interventions
  • Experience in working with children and understanding in child participation.
  • Experience in implementing gender-transformative approaches to health
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting with minimal supervision
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Specific knowledge of international development and gender equality issues; experience engaging children and other community members on gender equality issues desirable.

Desirable:

  • Strong organizational skills to work effectively to support multi-tasking.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to adjust to changing schedules and priorities.
  • Effective critical information gathering to create accurate reports.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, in English.
  • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
  • Good familiarity, networking and working relationships with relevant organizations.
  • Programming experience in community engagement

Application Deadline: 24th September, 2019.

How to Apply online.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


6. Job Title: Finance Officer – on behalf of CSO Partner

Locations: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara
Job Type: Full-time

Scope of Role

  • This is a partner staff role. The staff will be engaged and paid by SCI partners, and reports to the partner’s Project Team Lead in the three states of Gombe, Kastina and Zamfara.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirement, timelines and templates
  • Communication with donors on the project budget and financial reports
  • Responsible for accurate Posting and coding of PVs, journals and RVs
  • Prepare bank reconciliations statements
  • Ensure security of financial information including hard copy supporting documents and data base backups.
  • Review activity budgets prepared by technical team
  • Prepare monthly financial management and reports and analysis on variances
  • Support with any donor audit on the project
  • Prepare and post payroll information
  • Participate in procurements meetings
  • Verify timesheets and hours worked by project staff
  • Ensure that all financial transactions have adequate and auditable supporting

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, Higher National Diploma, National Diploma, (accounting business administration or any, social sciences)
  • Candidates must have at least 1 years of progressive experience working in a similar position

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Skills and experience conducting data verification, analysis, reporting and monitoring
  • Experience in transcribing audio data, and in data entry
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Good writing, editing, research, and presentation skills
  • Previous experience in facilitating trainings, workshops and events
  • Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
  • Competent and experienced in general office administration, coordination and logistics
  • Ability to lead on detailed logistical tasks such as those required for fieldwork or when organizing events
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communications both in English and Hausa languages
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills are an advantage.

Application Deadline: 24th September, 2019.

How to Apply online.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


7. Job Title: Finance/Admin Assistant – on behalf of CSO Partner

Locations: Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara
Job type: Full-time

Scope of Role

  • This is a partner staff role. The staff will be engaged and paid by SCI partners, and reports to the partner’s Project Team Lead in the three states of Gombe, Kastina and Zamfara.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Processes approval of supplier invoices and staff claims on the project
  • Responsible for all bank deposit and withdrawals including transfers
  • Maintain and issue receipts and cheques
  • Make payment to vendors and meeting participants
  • Responsible for safe keep of financial files and records
  • Ensure prompt remittance of statutory deductions
  • Update the project fixed assets registered regularly
  • Prepare payment request and vouchers
  • Keep petty cash box and records
  • Arrange meeting/workshops in terms of logistics and administrative arrangement.
  • Responsible for handling any minor repairs in the project
  • Keep records of on project staff movement.
  • Perform any other finance/logistic and clerical  duties

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher national diploma in a relevant discipline (Accounting Business Administration or any, Social Sciences)
  • Candidates must have at least 1-2 years of progressive experience working in a similar position
  • Accounting professional qualification will be an added advantage

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Skills and experience conducting data verification, analysis, reporting and monitoring
  • Experience in transcribing audio data, and in data entry
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Good writing, editing, research, and presentation skills
  • Previous experience in facilitating trainings, workshops and events
  • Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
  • Competent and experienced in general office administration, coordination and logistics
  • Ability to lead on detailed logistical tasks such as those required for fieldwork or when organizing events
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communications both in English and Hausa languages
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills are an advantage

Application Closing Date
24th September, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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