Save the Children Nigeria Latest Recruitment (7 Vacant Positions)

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions below in Borno and Yobe State:

1. Finance Officer (Borno)

Required Qualification, Skills and Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

Essential Criteria:

  • Level of Education – B.Sc. /HND or equivalent
  • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts
  • Minimum 5 years post NYSC experience
  • Experience in working with partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at community level.
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
  • Must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state.
  • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ongoing / full Professional certificate in accounting and finance

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handles last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to be creative and proactive health service improvement is essential.

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2. Finance Officer (Yobe)

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Essential Criteria:
  • Level of Education – B.Sc /HND or equivalent
  • Specified Study Area – Finance / Accounts
  • Minimum 3 years post NYSC experience
  • Experience in working in an INGO or partners accountable for grants and other financial support provided to implement project activities, particularly at community level.
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Language Requirements: Spoken English-Excellent; Written English-Excellent
  • Must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state (Hausa)
  • Good knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) – AGGRESSO, SAP, PRISM, GLACOS etc.
  • Level of IT Expertise: Excellent (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ongoing Professional certificate in accounting and finance

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good training and facilitation skills (for financial training/support to partners).
  • Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handles last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances.

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3. Well-being Adviser

Required Background and Experience

  • Bachelor’’s degree, and preferably post-graduate university degree, in subject related to emergency education, social sciences or public health.
  • At least seven years demonstrated experience providing psychosocial support, guidance and counselling or child protection particularly in a humanitarian context with a minimum of two years in senior management level as Adviser or project/Program Manager.

Essential

  • Substantial progressive, professional-level experience at the management level with background in providing psychosocial and/or social emotional learning within education or child protection programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of humanitarian principles and guidelines, including INEE’s Minimum Standards, Sphere, Red Cross Code of Conduct, and Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity.
  • Ability to write/ review and input into clear and well-argued assessment and project report.
  • The ability to liaise and effectively coordinate with government, local NGOs and community initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Fluency English.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local culture context
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity, and physical stamina.

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4. Community Mobilization & Gender Adviser

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social work, Psychology, Communications, or related Social Science field, and preferably post-graduate university degree, in subject related to emergency education.
  • At least 5 years post NYSC substantial experience in advocacy and policy development / research in the development context.
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing and evaluating gender-transformative social and behavior change communication interventions
  • Experience in implementing gender-transformative approaches to education
  • Relevant experience with demonstrated experience managing Emergency Education programs, particularly in a humanitarian context.
  • 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.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local, state and national levels.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society (coalitions) and media sectors.
  • 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 develop reports, plans and community mobilization strategies, tools and IEC materials.
  • Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, email / internet) and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
  • Fluent English language skills (written and verbal).

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5. EiE Community Mobilization Officer (Yobe)

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of a Degree in Education, Social Work, Social Administration, Psychology, Social Sciences, Development Studies.
  • Substantial experience of working with an International NGO with budget management and monitoring responsibilities.
  • At least two (2) years’ post NYSC relevant experience with good understanding of Community Education and training skills (Training of Trainers) particularly Non-Formal Education
  • Experience of working with local partners and State and Local Government in Education and Child Protection program delivery.
  • Excellent report writing skills and experience in generating Donor compliant reports of high quality.
  • Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable:

  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within humanitarian programming.

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6. EiE Community Mobilization Officer (Borno)

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • A minimum of a Degree in Education, Social Work, Social Administration, Psychology, Social Sciences, Development Studies.
  • Substantial experience of working with an International NGO with budget management and monitoring responsibilities.
  • At least two (2) years’ post NYSC relevant experience with good understanding of Community Education and training skills (Training of Trainers) particularly Non-Formal Education
  • Experience of working with local partners and State and Local Government in Education and Child Protection program delivery.
  • Excellent report writing skills and experience in generating Donor compliant reports of high quality.
  • Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable:

  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within humanitarian programming.

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7. Education Context Specialist

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s level degree in Education, Conflict Studies, or other relevant technical area.
  • At least 10 years providing technical support to education programming in complex contexts with at least 5 years demonstrated experience working on conflict issues in humanitarian responses

Essential:

  • Substantial progressive, professional-level experience in relevant technical areas
  • Proven technical expertise in conflict sensitive education and the application of concepts/approaches in programming
  • Additional technical expertise or experience in key thematic areas such as child-centered learning methodologies, teacher pre- and in-service education, and community participation.
  • Demonstrated experience in international NGOs
  • Experience of applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in EiE (for example INEE Minimum Standards)
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project report
  • Ability to liaise and effectively coordinate with government, local NGOs and community initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.

Desirable:

  • Experience in representation, including Cluster coordination, and ability to represent effectively in external forums
  • Commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train, coach and mentor staff
  • Understanding of local languages
  • Previous experience in Nigeria or similarly complex, high-risk environments

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Job Application Deadline

26th October, 2018.

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