Jobs at Save the Children

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children, creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 120 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment
to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children's mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children is flow looking for experienced development professionals to work within the Nigeria Country Programme. These roles will be critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme.

Kindly send your C.v. and covering letter on or before 30th April 2013 explaining why you are suitable to . State position clearly in the subject field as applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified. Also, applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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  • State Team Leader- Zamfara

    The Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) is an exciting, large scale DFID funded cash transfers programme. The State Team Leader will have responsibility for managing the delivery of CDGP activities at the state level. The State Team Leader will manage a team of 10+ technical and field staff working on the project.

    Key responsibilities include: managing progress of activities and expenditure against
    targets, managing delivery of activities at the field level, ensuring strong operational systems are in place for finance, procurement, logistics and transport to support project implementation,
    managing field teams and LGA sub-offices, strong representation and coordination with
    Government and community stakeholders. Ensure compliance of all policies and processes and SCIDFID management operating standards and regulations. Produce monthly project reports and quality documentation as required.

    Qualifications: A Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences or other related field and at least 3 years of experience managing field based programmes and/or operations for a humanitarian/development agency in rural volatile locations. Experience of building, leading and developing teams with different backgrounds and expertise as well as the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at a distance in remote locations. Experience in the management of finance, logistics and administration and knowledge of field logistics. Very good understanding of budget and finance management, and experience of managing budgets and the ability to demonstrate experience in security management.
    Experience in institutional strengthening of government and or local NGOs. Knowledge and experience of Child Rights Programming approaches and an understanding of nutrition, behaviour change and cash transfer programming. 'Knowledge of Hausa (spoken) will be an added

    Location: Zamfara
    Experience: 3 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified

  • Advocacy and Communications Coordinator- Abuja
    The Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) is an exciting, large scale DFID funded
    cash transfers programme. The Advocacy and Communications Coordinator will contribute to
    Save the Children's efforts to influence and bring about change in Government social protection policy through developing compelling advocacy messages and communications materials from based on the CDGP. Key responsibilities include: Formulate key advocacy messages and targets from lessons / learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through CDGP project implementation and wider analysis. Support development of an advocacy strategy for the CDGP focusing on short and long term objectives and related to wider issues on social protection and nutrition. Develop
    compelling communications materials for the project based on lessons learned and experiences from the project for print and online. Develop good knowledge of state and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes and key decision making structures and how to influence them.

    Qualification: University degree in social sciences or communications or a related field with Substantial experience in advocacy and policy development / research. High degree of analytical skill, ability to influence and ability to communicate key advocacy messages effectively and convincingly to a diverse audience at state, national and international levels. A Good understanding of the possibilities and tactics for influencing decision and policy makers, politicians, donors, and other key actors. Knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy, Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local, national and international levels.
    Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society and media sectors.

    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified

  • Communication and Support Officer (Nutrition)-Abuja
    Support implementation of the Save the Children nutrition programme in Nigeria with special focus on communication and documentation. Support Nutrition programme teams to produce quality case studies and promotional materials. Support the development of radio jingles, songs or any other communication tool used for creating awareness and for advocacy purposes. Work closely with colleagues in Head Office
    (Everyone campaign) to disseminate successes and lessons from the programme. Contribute to the development of press releases and other communication materials about the programme and to draw attention to nutrition issues. Collect information about nutrition issues in local and national media and share appropriately.
    Build and maintain relationships with key journalists, editors, commentators and opinion formers in Nigeria, principally at the Abuja level.
    Manage and coordinate all aspects of international and national media related to the
    programme, including visits. Ensure media complies with global policies & procedures as well as proper briefing. Ensure media statements are signed off by the Country Director and/or designate and compliance with all relevant SC policies and procedures.

    Minimum, a BA in Communication; Good knowledge and interest in nutrition
    and child survival issues in Nigeria;
    Experience as a health journalist or in media handling, and a strong track record of success in obtaining media coverage in a variety of outlets including print, broadcast and online, as well as a sound understanding of their different audiences and reach; Media training experience - working with non-media staff to develop media skills, including press release writing and acting as
    spokespersons; Experience working in Northern Nigeria;

    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified

  • Newborn Health Advisor- Katsina

    Support the integration and scale up of newborn health by SNL programme partners in Katsina and Zamfara states, The Program Officer will work with Snr. Newborn and Child Survival Advisor and Newborn Health Advisor to provide technical assistance to stakeholders in the states for scale up of newborn health programmes. He/She will provide technical leadership in the area of newborn
    health in Katsina & Zamfara working with PRRINN-MNCH field offices & SPHCDAs & SMOHs in the 2 states. Officer will also work with Abuja, Local & international consultants to document best practices and lessons learned in N H in the states.

    Qualification: A minimum of a Bachelors degree/ MBBS or its equivalent in health or related field and a postgraduate qualification with at least 3-5 years work experience in health/public health and or in a health/public health organisation, including as a state level trainer/technical assistance provider in the area of RH/MCH with government of Nigeria or an International NGO. Experience with providing institutional support and technical assistance to decentralised health system and or NGOs on issues related to RH/MNCH service provision. Experience in RH/maternal newborn and child health programming including facility and community based health service improvement is essential.

    Location: Katsina
    Experience: 3 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified