Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world, with 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.

Job Title:  Child Health Advisor

SKILLS AND BEHAVIORS (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

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • A Medical Doctor (Pediatrician) with postgraduate qualification in Public Health or Health Management and a minimum of 6 years demonstrable experience in child health interventions or related programme is essential.
  • Essential: basic clinical and public health qualifications
  • Essential: at least 4 yrs health programmeexperience with I/NGO in Nigeria
  • Essential: very good understanding of national health policies and strategies, programmes and stakeholders on Child Health in Nigeria
  • Essential: Demonstrable management experience and very good understanding of child survival issues and common childhood illnesses in Nigeria
  • Essential: very good understanding of childhood immunizations and immunizations programming/ coverage issues in Nigeria
  • Desirable: clinical experience in Paediatrics or Community Paediatrics in Nigeria
  • Desirable: master trainer/ ToT on IMCI and iCCM
  • Desirable: analytical & research skills, experience in conducting health systems research, ability to analyze data using SPSS/ EPInfo/ STATA etc

Additional Qualifications

  • Work experience in health/public health and or in a health/public health organisation, including as a 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.

Additional skills

  • Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
  • Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
  • Effective planning and organising skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Job Title:  Social Accountability Coordinator

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of a Postgraduate qualification in sociology, health psychology, rural development or development studies with a minimum of 7 years demonstrable experience in community development or related programme is essential.
  • Essential: at least 3-4 yrs health programmeexperience with I/NGO in Nigeria
  • Essential: very good understanding of national health policies and strategies, programmes and stakeholders in Nigeria
  • Essential: Good M&E experience and very good understanding of child survival issues and common childhood illnesses in Nigeria
  • Essential: very good understanding of childhood immunizations and immunizations programming/ coverage issues in Nigeria
  • Desirable: experience working with government institutions especially at the state level.
  • Desirable: analytical & research skills, experience in conducting health systems research, ability to analyze data using SPSS/ EPInfo/ STATA etc

Additional skills

  • Ability to work effectively both independently (with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
  • Commitment to gender equity, child rights, community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
  • Effective planning and organising skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written communication skills

Job Title:  Driver

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Administrative & General Skills

  • A full and clean driving license
  • Should have 3-5 years experience of professional driving.
  • Prior experience as a driver in an international NGO, UN agency or private company
  • Ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure is essential for this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in insecure environments is critical.
  • Some practical experience of user vehicle maintenance.
  • Personal Qualities:
    • A proactive and flexible approach to work
    • An ability to work with minimum supervision
    • A systematic approach to work
    • A people orientated person who enjoys working in a team
    • A keen interest in self development
    • A reliable, polite and professional attitude to ensure SC is perceived as such.
  • Working knowledge of the Save the Children Emergency Manual, Sphere, and Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Strong oral and written English language communication skills required.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstances is required.

Desirable:

  • Any additional skills and/or experience that could be used by Save the Children would be taken into account in the selection process
  • A heavy goods driving license
  • Borno resident

How to Apply

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