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Date Posted

May 22, 2015

Company

Save The Children

Job Title

Current Job Vacancies At Save The Children

Job Type

Permanent

Description

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

Technical Advisor – Tuberculosis (TB) -STEER Project - Kaduna

As a member of the STEER Team, The Technical Advisor, Tuberculosis (TA-TB) will be responsible for working closely with the STEER technical team to achieve the strategic objectives of the project – focusing primarily on TB prevention, Care & Support but also supporting cross-cutting themes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming including Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition. S/he will lead planning and capacity strengthening efforts while putting in place operational strategies for achieving project aims, results and performance expectations through adherence to high standards of programmatic and management quality.

Essential Qualifications

· MBBS/MD and/or MPH with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in implementing TB Prevention, Care and Support programs.

· Or BS/MA in a relevant health degree a plus a minimum of 5 years technical experience with community-level TB prevention, Care & Support programs

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.

· Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective team work; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.

· Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.

· Successful experience in project design and proposal development in the TB/Health sector for USAID preferred.

· Experience with monitoring and evaluation and reporting TB Care & Treatment activities.

· Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria TB Care and Treatment guidelines (Pediatric & Adult) and experience working with Ministry of Health and other relevant entities.

· Familiarity with OVC programming and principles.

· Excellent English oral and written communication skills required, and working knowledge of Hausa language.

· Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint a plus.

 

Proposal Writer

THE ROLE


The Proposal Writer will be deployed to support the Humanitarian Program Manager and technical advisers in the development of ECHO, OFDA, DFID and FFP proposals, conceptualize notes and carry out need assessments. The role of the incumbent will ensure that programmes are developed and implemented using an integrated, cross-sectorial approach. S/he will be expected to lead the coordination between technical and operational teams to ensure that proposals are developed and well coordinated. S/he is also expected to work closely with the Finance and Grants Manager to ensure that proposals, reports and projects are developed and implemented in compliance with donor requirements. The incumbent will be expected to mentor and/or provide capacity building activities for all country programme staff.


MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Programme Support:

· Lead on the development of concept notes and funding proposals (include log frames and budgets), ensuring coordination and information sharing between technical and operation teams (finance, logistics)

· Participate in needs assessments and ensure findings are documented and keep proper records of all assessments including specific analysis of children’s needs

· Support Deputy Team Leader- Programs to develop response strategies, plans and master budgets

· Ensure integration (where appropriate) between sectors in order to encourage teams to have an integrated approach to emergency responses

· In conjunction with the Grants Manager track funding opportunities, including calls for funding progress on proposals, submission deadlines, financing available. Ensure all appropriate donor and SC proposal formats are available in country

· Coordinate the preparation of timely program and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.

· Work closely with the M & E team to ensure sector technical leads have the required tools to put in place for sectoral M & E plans

· Ensure all proposal and concept note submissions to donors are reviewed and approved by the Response Team Leader or delegates as appropriate

· Act as focal point for all queries and additional information requests from donors, SCI or SC Members. Liaise directly with donors if required

· Support Awards Manager with grant set up, cycle and closure, including budget and payment schedule, reporting dates and schedules

General:

Comply with and promote 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

Required

· Emergency response experience

· Minimum of 2 active years in proposal writing

· MSc/MA/MEng in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience

· Experience in project management and project cycle management, including project design, implementation and evaluation

· Experience in leading the preparation successful funding (narrative and budget) proposals and reports for donors, including ECHO, DFID and OFDA and Save the Children members. Understanding of CAP and Appeal processes

· Good understanding of donor compliance and SC reporting mechanisms and requirements

· Demonstrated experience of participating in multi-sector needs assessments

· Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills

· Proven capacity to deliver training and coach staff

· Experience in and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability

· Experience in budget management and monitoring

· Excellent communication skills

· Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

· A high level of written and spoken English

· 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:

· Language skills in French, Spanish, and/or Arabic

· Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts

· Specific experience of developing proposals for consortia projects

· Experience of leading needs assessments

. This position is opened to Nigerian Nationals only

 

Tuberculosis Coordinators (2) -STEER Project - Kano & Bauchi

 

As a member of the STEER Team, The TB coordinator will be responsible for working closely with the STEER technical team to achieve the strategic objectives of the project – focusing primarily on TB prevention, Care & Support but also supporting cross-cutting themes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming including Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition. S/he will lead planning and capacity strengthening efforts while putting in place operational strategies for achieving project aims, results and performance expectations through adherence to high standards of programmatic and management quality.


Essential Qualifications

· MBBS/MD and/or MPH with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in implementing TB Prevention, Care and Support programs.

· Or BS/MA in a relevant health degree a plus a minimum of 5 years technical experience with community-level TB prevention, Care & Support programs

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.

· Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective team work; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.

· Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.

· Successful experience in project design and proposal development in the TB/Health sector for USAID.

· Experience with monitoring and evaluation and reporting TB Care & Treatment activities.

· Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria TB Care and Treatment guidelines (Paediatric & Adult)and experience working with Ministry of Health and other relevant entities.

· Familiarity with OVC programming and principles.

· Excellent English oral and written communication skills required, and working knowledge of Hausa language.

· Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint a plus.


How to apply:

Kindly send your C.V and qualifying statements 

 on or before ****June 5****th, 2015.

State position clearly in the subject field as applications without appropriate subject will be disqualified.

Please note that applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

In order to apply for more great opportunities, please visit our website onwww.savethechildren.net/jobs.

For more information and to support our work, please visit our website onwww.savethechildren.net

Our selection processes reflect our commitment to safeguard children from abuse. Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face.


Year of Experience

3-5

Salary

Date Available

Recruiter's Email

Nigeria.ProgramsVacancy@savethechildren.org

Location

Bauchi

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