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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Logistics Coordinator
Role Purpose

  • This role will lead or coordinate the set up or scale up of emergency response logistics functions and responsibilities and will supervise and manage logistics staff, under the supervision of the Borno area office’s Logistics Manager.
  • The role will include logistics support to the emergency response and field base. As such, the role may include direct line management of a particular logistics function.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Logistics Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: Maiduguri Logistics Officer, Warehouse Assistance and Logistics Assistance.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Sits in for the Logistics Manager (LM) in his absence
  • Ensure that Save the Children minimum standards of logistics procedures and country policies are implemented and adhered to in the area of responsibility, supporting relevant staff as required
  • Provide logistics training and capacity building as required
  • Coordination of Maiduguri Field Office Logistics ; implement the country logistics policies and procedures for the management of the supply chain, including one or more of the following areas; procurement, transport and distribution, warehousing and stock management, management of vehicle fleets, and assets

Fleet Operation:

  • Supervision and line management for fleet Assistant
  • Monitoring of Vehicle and engine maintenance plan
  • Review and validation of Monthly Fleet report
  • Supervises selection of road worthy vehicles for rental

Warehouse Management:

  • Supervision and line management for warehouse Officer / Assistant (s)
  • Review and validation of monthly warehouse report
  • Ensure TIM system is functional and up to date

Asset Management:

  • Continuous Update of Asset register and GPE list
  • Managing asset issue, and recording all asset movements and disposals


  • Runs all local tender processes under the supervision of the Logistics Manager and in collaboration with the Country Office Supply chain manager
  • Draft all contracts and submits for review LM / SCM


  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Recommended a minimum of 5 years in Humanitarian Logistics management experience in NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both development and emergency programs
  • BA/BSc degree or equivalent in management, Development Studies or other social sciences
  • Diploma/certificate courses in Logistics and Supply Chain strongly preferred.
  • A good understanding of Basic service programs and a working knowledge of the Country program priorities
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively in country
  • Substantial experience in logistics, including procurement, supply chain, fleet management & inventory


Job Title: Head of Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL Officer)
Job ID: #1906278
Location: Abuja
Contract length: 2 years
The Role

  • The Head of MEAL will provide leadership in ensuring quality and accountability standards are integrated into Nigeria’s programming. S/he will accomplish this through strengthening and maintaining an integrated MEAL framework, focusing on building the capacity of relevant programme and partner staff, as well as fostering a culture of shared learning. Working with senior management, the Head of MEAL mentors the Country Office team toward self-sufficiency in using of evidence and learning approaches to maximize impact for children.
  • The ideal candidate will lead in building a culture of learning and becoming a leader in evidence-based programming. S/he will be a strategic thinker responsible for building the capacity of Save the Children staff and partners to maximise the use of evidence in programming and advocacy. S/he will strengthen knowledge management systems for improved sharing of program experience, learning, and results. S/he provides strategic guidance, quality oversight and technical support to research including impact evaluations, process reviews, operations research, etc.
  • S/he oversees the strategic improvement of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) function, strengthening MEAL throughout project cycle management and increasing the focus on program outcomes and impact

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in international development, with at least 3 years’ senior management experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in international development program monitoring & evaluation, developing and managing monitoring and learning systems, operational research, and overseeing baselines/evaluations.
  • Passion for evidence-driven development programming and interest in ongoing international research
  • Demonstrated skills in designing and carrying out qualitative and quantitative research and using research to inform program design and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing or overseeing data management solutions, and familiar with technologies in social research.
  • Demonstrated capacity for leveraging project results towards broader systemic impact.
  • Excellent analytical skills and appreciation for the complexities of social research, especially as pertains to deprivations of children’s rights in a country context such as Nigeria.
  • Effective at collaborating and influencing across departments and sectors
  • Excellent skills in training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, child rights governance, child poverty, health and nutrition
  • Experience with two or more cross-cutting areas such as child participation, gender, governance, value for money and accountability is highly preferred
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences or relevant equivalent, with at least significant coursework in quantitative or qualitative social research methods


  • Please apply in English or French using your CV’s and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Job Title: Human Resources Coordinator
Abuja, Nigeria
Role Purpose

  • As a member of the Country Office HR Unit the HR Coordinator – STEER project) will work closely with job candidates, external recruiters, head-hunters and other human resources professionals in support of STEER and SCI’s hiring needs.
  • The position holder will typically manage the flow of candidates thorough the recruitment process, from scheduling interviews to bringing new employees on board as well as manage the HR function within the STEER project.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Support the development of recruitment strategy to achieve required staffing levels for STEER project
  • Consult with Recruiting Managers to discover staff requirements, specific job objectives and development of recruiting plans.
  • Write and post job descriptions on career websites, newspapers and universities/ and or professional job boards
  • Develop creative sourcing strategies and source candidates by using databases and social media; Source exceptional talent by utilizing LinkedIn Recruiter and Talent Pipeline – Boolean searches, database scrubbing, cold calling, networking, relationship building, event lists, social media, sourcing tools, and industry research.
  • Contact new employees and prepare onboarding sessions; prepare new hire paperwork ensuring SCI and legislation requirements are met
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with college, university and community college placement offices as a source to generate qualified applicants.
  • Coordinate the induction process with other Units/Programs to ensure
  • Provide a generalist HR service to managers across a full range of HR issues including (health insurances, payroll, HRIS, etc.)
  • Provide operational HR support with local discipline and grievance issues
  • Manage HR information systems manually and on Effective Staff (HRIS)
  • Make use of all available policy, practice, checklists and guidelines (HR minimum standards) and ensure Save the Children good practice is in place
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Effectively work with Candidates to ensure timely completion of all pre-employment paperwork and processes.
  • Work with Recruiting Managers to arrange all details pertaining to candidate experience – schedule interviews, including virtual interviews (via Skype); secure conference rooms, when required; book travel/hotel
  • Ensure candidate interview and Recruitment Managers’ packages are created to help prepare for interviews
  • Conducts reference and background checks.
  • Ensure all recruitment process are in accordance with standard Recruitment guideline
  • Develops and conducts recruitment training programs for managers with a goal of improving recruiting and hiring efficiencies.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related academic discipline.
  • Recommended minimum of 5 years resourcing experience in a corporate or an NGO environment with work experience as a recruiter
  • Hands on experience with various selection processes like phone interviews and reference checks including conducting different types of interviews (e.g. structured, competency based and behavioral) and of use psychometric tests and other assessment tools
  • Familiarity with social media, especially LinkedIn and other job boards; HR databases and applicant tracking systems
  • Competent in the use of IT systems including Microsoft office tools e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Outlook,
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information discreetly. Self-motivated to meet deadlines independently.
  • Possess excellent communication skills and ability to communicate via phone and email professionally;
  • Be tactful and articulate
  • Be analytical and methodical in your approach to problems
  • Be an excellent judge of character
  • Be motivated and results driven
  • Be able to act quickly and decisively
  • Have a good eye for detail
  • Have excellent organisational skills.
  • Be familiar with the web/internet market space, including trade journals, academic institutions, alumni associations and other sources of great candidates.
  • Ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships and appropriate rapport with all levels i.e. candidates and internal colleagues and management


Job Title: Learning & Development Manager
Role Purpose

  • Under the direction and technical support of the Director of Human Resources & Administration, this role will have a specific focus on Learning & Development plans and initiatives across the country.
  • The position holder will apply HR policy solutions that support business needs and work together with managers to support delivery of various HR solutions with ability to support in other areas, such as recruitment’s, rewards, contract management, employee relations, humanitarian preparedness and response management, HR systems, etc

Key Areas of Accountability
Learning and Development:

  • Lead on development of Country and follow up on regional and global L&D Strategies – providing support to HR teams and programme managers to ensure implementation
  • Continued identification of Learning and Development needs through job analysis, appraisal schemes and regular consultation with managers, teams and HR departments
  • Designing and expanding in house learning and development modules based on both the organisation’s and the individual’s needs
  • Consider the costs of planned L&D programmes and keeping within budgets, following this, provide assessments on the return on investment of any training or development programme
  • Support Save the Children’s ‘Grow our own’ through development of succession and career planning
  • Support the creation of mentoring and coaching relationships in teams both in the CO and AOs, provide managers and staff with information on coaching relationships and track progress
  • Coach and support managers to performance manage their staff, ensuring that assessment of performance is objective and that poor performance is addressed appropriately
  • Oversee implementation of performance management principles and performance review cycle
  • Work with the Director of Humanitarian Programmes in developing humanitarian capacity within the country programme.
  • Researching new technologies and methodologies in workplace learning and presenting this research.
  • Ensure consolidation of information around external training and coaching sources and ensuring suitability of these to Save the Children’s business needs
  • Monitoring and reviewing the progress of trainees through questionnaires, follow up and discussions with managers
  • Carrying out assessment and review of impact of L&D activities on individual, project and organisational goals

Managing the resources:

  • Developing effective induction programmes and ensure follow up for all staff in country programme
  • Liaise and Link with Regional and Global Save the Children L&D teams
  • Facilitate and promote in house training programmes
  • Creation and/or delivery of e-learning packages

HR Policy:

  • Provide day-to-day advice to the programme teams, particularly around implementing Save the Children HR policies and procedures in the area of L&D in order to ensure consistency and appropriate application
  • Ensure implementation of the L&D Guidelines procedures in conjunction with Line Managers and staff
  • Advise and support programme teams / line managers on good HR practices

Recruitment, induction and retention:

  • Provide support to the HR teams on Resourcing and Reward, particularly induction processes in collaboration with the programme teams;
  • Working with the Senior HR Manager to ensure that the programme induction plan/process is maintained, reviewed for improvements and implemented regularly or/and as needed.
  •  Support robust and well-balanced Diversity & Inclusion within L&D programmes

HR General Management and Administration:

  • Ensuring accurate and timely update of HR information systems with L&D initiatives
  • Ensure the implementation and maintenance of the filing systems for staff by ensuring that staff files are up to date, that proper documentation procedures were followed and to ensure HR team conducts regular audit of the staff files, focused on the area of L&D information management
  • Ensure HRIS data maintenance for the CO and Area Office Programmes with regards to Performance Management Plans, ensuring that the data is up to date, accurate and complete
  • Ensure adequate feedback and communication on work issues and manage poor performance

Management Support:

  • Advise and lead on HR planning on Learning and Development and Coaching and Mentoring within the Country programme
  • Support and advice on programme structure and strategy

Qualifications and Experience

  • A first Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences or relevant field.
  • A post-graduate Diploma in Learning and Development would be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to live, work and solve problems independently and effectively in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in teams in different locations in a high pressure environment.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong team player, collaborative and capable of building effective relationships across all levels
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Officer products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and ability to use the internet to obtain data and reference materials.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets
  • Problem solving and risk mitigating skills.
  • Some humanitarian experience will be an added advantage
  • Ability to support staff from a distance.
  • Good networking skills.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Proven ability to influence and negotiate at senior levels and build capacity within management teams.
  • Strong customer and quality orientation; solution – focussed and confident in operating in a changing environment.
  • Budgeting and numerical skills /Attention to detail
  • Advise, support and inspire confidence using professional / specialist knowledge.
  • Excellent communication skills (Verbal and Written)

Job Title: Local Engagement Officer
Dutse, Jigawa, Nigeria
Role Purpose

  • The Local Engagement Officer will contribute to Save the Children’s efforts to influence and bring about change in the awareness, attitudes, behaviour’s and policies related to the rights of children in the country programme and in the state of posting.

Key Areas of Accountability
Strategy Development:

  • Support the development of the implementation and advocacy strategy for gender equity.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the programme objectives and initiatives, both short and long term, encompassing a wide range of issues particularly on social protection.
  • Contribute to all efforts to raise/nurture CSO’s and champions for programme and actively participate in all Save the Children and CSO Coalition driven activities in the state.
  • Keep a watching brief on policy makers and other key players in relation to child protection issues and identify opportunities to raise awareness and influence policy change.
  • Engage with the state and local governments in policies review


  • Develop good knowledge of state and national government structures, parliamentary and political processes, traditional and religious structure and any other key decision making structures and how to influence them.
  • Ensure Save the Children visibility and acceptance in the state and LGAs
  • Provide support for research, analysis and documentation that underpin the development of the programme and used as evidence based advocacy to influence both at state and national levels.
  • Produce reports, briefing papers and presentations for internal and external audiences, as directed.
  • Undertake a range of lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, religious/traditional leaders, community members, donors and politicians.

Collaboration & Representation:

  • Maintain a strong relationship with the Advocacy officer and other state LEOs in the states.
  • Strong relationship with other partners should be maintained.
  • Develop and maintain a network of external contacts with key individuals in the communities, government, NGO sector, civil society and the media.
  • Represent and act as a spokesperson for Save the Children at various policy forums and advocacy opportunities at state level or as directed.
  • Provide leadership to partner CSO’s and maintain a strong relationship.
  • Facilitate meetings of the coalition groups

Programme Development:

  • Support the programme team in the development of research methodologies, data analysis, M&E. report writing and publication.
  • Ensure clear links and mutual reinforcement between programmatic approaches and advocacy strategies.
  • Write regular progress reports (monthly reports of activities carried out in the state and LGAs) including annual impact monitoring reports.
  • Perform other tasks, as required, to ensure the smooth running of the country programme.

Qualifications and Experience
Administrative & General Skills:

  • 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 local, national and international levels.


  • B.Sc/HND in Health, Education, Communications or related social science field.
  • Minimum of 2 years in a similar role preferably within the NGO sector
  • Substantial experience in child protection, advocacy and policy development / research, sexual and gender analysis and assessments in the development context.
  • A Good understanding of the possibilities and tactics for influencing decision and policy makers, politicians, donors, and other key actors.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local and state levels.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with partner agencies and key contacts in the government, NGO, civil society 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.
  • Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, email / internet) and ability to be self-supporting in most administrative tasks.
  •  Fluency in English and Hausa (written & Spoken)
  • Commitment to the values, mission, aims and policies of Save the Children.
  • Knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy.
  • Good understanding of strategies for achieving sustainable child health, protection and education policies through participatory processes, and the links with gender, diversity and other aspects of identity.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to ensure achievement of desired change objectives.


  • Experience in training others in advocacy techniques and influencing tactics.
  • Prior work experience in advocacy in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of the policies, functions, structures and decision-making processes of key national institutions with regard to child protection and sexual and gender disparities.
  • Experience working with children on protection, health and education will be an added advantage

Job Title: Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) Training Consultancy
Locations: Lagos, Kaduna and Gombe

  • The core intervention of Integrated Management of Childhood illness (IMCI) is the integrated management of the most important causes of mortalities among children- Pneumonia, malaria, diarrhea, measles and malnutrition. In health facilities, IMCI strategy promotes identification of childhood illnesses in the outpatient settings and provision of appropriate treatment and referrals when necessary.
  • Health worker training is a key component of integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI) strategy. However, the coverage of health workers trained on IMCI still remains low in many countries including Nigeria. The project’s baseline study carried out prior to the commencement of the HCB project shows that amongst 208 health facilities assessed, only health workers in 41% of these facilities have heard of IMCI as an intervention while only half have had the training. For us to achieve an appreciable level of IMCI coverage, more front line health workers have to be reached through IMCI trainings.

The Implementation of IMCI Involves Three Components:

  • Improving the skills of health workers
  • Improving the health system and
  • Improving family and community practices

Among many methods of propagating IMCI trainings is the classroom based IMCI training that would also involve hands on practical activities in clinical settings. Hence, the aim of this is to improve the skills of frontline health workers on case management of specific disease components of IMCI through the IMCI training.
Objectives of the Consultancy:

  • To build a critical pool of IMCI trainers in Kaduna state
  • To enhance the skills of frontline health workers in tackling common childhood illnesses at the facility level.
  • To improve the clinical and interpersonal skills of health workers on IMCI
  • To support the health workers in the delivery of IMCI in their health facilities
  • To improve the capacity of health workers to be able to interview caretakers, accurately recognize clinical signs, choose appropriate treatments, and provide counseling and preventive care using the IMCI guidelines.

Scope of the Training Consultancy
The training will focus on delivering high quality trainings for health workers based on the National IMCI Manual.
The consultancy will involve the following activities:

  • Conduct two batches of provider level training on IMCI case management.
  • Each batch of training will be for 25 participants and would span for six days.
  • Save the Children State MNCH Advisors will also support the team of facilitators in ensuring an effective conduct of the training.
  • Conduct post training supportive supervision visits’ within six weeks of training.
  • The Consultant who is the lead facilitator/course director will work with five additional resource persons/facilitators including a clinical instructor to facilitate this training.

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Consultant

  • Develop a training agenda for Facility IMCI training for health workers and conduct a pre-training planning meeting to agree on agenda developed.
  • Train health workers using IMCI checklist and training Manuals.
  • Conduct pre and post training evaluation of all trainees at the beginning of the training, and the end of training. Compile and share the session/training evaluation and feedback report with the Save the Children team.
  • As the lead facilitator, compile a comprehensive training report in collaboration with the other facilitators for each training session and a final consultancy report. Specific emphasis should be on the training content, process, and linkages to capacity building strategies.
  • Prepare training materials and co-facilitate with five (5) other facilitators for six (6) day training on the IMCI training packages. Coordinate the other facilitators’ to ensure roles and responsibilities around the agenda and the facilitation of the training sessions are clear. Where necessary, gather feedback from participants on the training process and contents.

Key Responsibilities of the Facilitators

  • Participate in the pre-training planning meeting and agree on agenda.
  • Facilitate training sessions of health workers staff on necessary skills using IMCI checklist and training manuals.
  • Support the Consultant to compile a comprehensive training report. Specific emphasis should be on the training content, process, and linkages to capacity building strategies. A comprehensive training report with pre- and post-evaluation and pictures

The Following Cadres are Targeted for this Training – CHEWs, Nurses, Midwives.

  • Training would entail the use of generic WHO IMCI Training Modules (7) in number. It uses adult learning techniques such as role plays, discussions, reading, audio-visuals, and lecture presentations by participants, demonstrations, case study practices and clinical practice in a facility with a high case load of pediatric cases per month.
  • Post training supervision visits will involve the use of outpatient skills checklist.

Quality of Training:

  • A SC developed training standards checklist would also be administered by the Senior Child Advisor aimed at improving quality of the trainings conducted.

Desired Consultant Should Possess the Following
Education and qualifications of preferred facilitators:

  • Post -graduate degree in public health, medicine, health management or Nurse Midwife

Professional Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in field work and coordination with international agencies and organisation in the field of child health intervention.
  • A Certified IMCI Trainer with past experience in leading IMCI trainings
  • Experience in provision of training is compulsory.
  • Experience and knowledge in conducting trainings or working in Lagos state is required.
  • Evidence of good writing and facilitation skills.

Expected Outputs:

  • Support Kaduna state MOH to increase of certified trainers on IMCI
  • All trainees have skills in tackling common childhood illnesses at community and facility level
  • Improved clinical and interpersonal skills of trainees
  • Each training report and a comprehensive report and power point presentation of the trainings.
  • Increase in the coverage level of health workers trained on IMCI by save the children

Duration of the Training and Remuneration

  • Case management training for frontline health workers (14 days)
  • The consultant will be remunerated upon completion of each of the identified segments of the assignment upon submission of satisfactory report. Save the children will be responsible for direct payment of the facilitators who work with the consultant
  • Baseline Assessment to gauge the capacity of Health Worker to effectively deliver quality MNCH Services in selected Health facilities in Lagos, Kaduna and Gombe States.

This will Consist of:

  • Planning meeting – 1 day
  • Case management training – 12 days
  • Follow up visits (6 days)
  • Conduct six weeks post training visits to frontline health workers – 5 days
  • Submission of report (final consultancy report) – 1 day
  • Total number of consultancy days – 20 days
  • Report writing – 1 day

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: 24th February, 2017.


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