Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: State Team Leader
Ref No: 190001OY
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Save the Children International is inviting applications for an anticipated project. Selected applicants will be given a provisional offer letter and confirmed once the project is awarded.
Support the implementation of high quality accelerating nutrition project in the State, ensuring national protocols and agreed strategies are followed.
Lead on the implementation of the high quality nutrition project project in his/her State, according to agreed workplans and budgets in order to meet targets outlined in the contract.
Scope of Role:
Reports to: Director Programme Operations
Staff directly reporting to this post: 3 - 5
Key Areas of Accountability
Manage the implementation of the programme in his/her State according to the agreed strategy, workplans and budgets.
Ensure the programme meets or exceeds agreed targets set for the State by reviewing programme performance data and programme management arrangements on a regular basis, identifying and agreeing residual actions and mitigation strategies.
Work closely with the LGA and State Government to efficiently meet deliverables.
Ensure strong budget management and compliance to donor’s requirements, enabling the project to demonstrate value for money to the donor.
Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to the programme especially in relations to the performance pay clause.
Ensure the production of timely high State level quality reports and documentation both to meet donor and internal demands.
Ensure good relationship and coordination with the other NSA implementing the project in the State.
Establish and maintain relationships with relevant health and nutrition partners at the State level.
Work in collaboration with other Save the Children implemented projects in the State.
Ensure accountability mechanisms are in place for operating under WB’s commercial arrangements including contract compliance considerations.
Inspire, lead and motivate state programme teams to deliver on programme objectives.
Ensure that the State project team is appropriately staffed and trained.
Ensure programme implementation demonstrates high levels of commitment to Save the Children and our vision, mission and values in order to ensure the objectives of your role and the country programme are met.
Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources and ensure safety in the workplace.
Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Policies (including Chid Safeguarding and Fraud) to ensure maximum protection for children
Skills And Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
Holds self and others accountable
Creating best-in-class EA function
Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively
Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Designing more effective admin and value for money systems
Willing to take disciplined risks
Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
Skills & Experience
Master's Degree in a relevant field (e.g., Nutrition, Medicine, Sociology, MBA);
At least 5 years of experience managing development projects in Nigeria or similar context, with a strong focus on field implementation.
Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
Prior experience of delivering large scale (in excess of USD5m) health or nutrition programmes.
Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
Demonstrated experience of working with national and/or State level government structures to strengthen the capacities.
Demonstrated experience of supporting procurement and management of supplies
Self-motivated and results orientated.
Highly numerically articulate with a track record of data manipulation and use of spreadsheets and reporting systems.
Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
Proven ability to motivate and develop others
Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills.
Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise
Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
Experience managing projects with a focus on behaviour change would be an asset.
Experience on World bank funded projects.
Ability to coach and mentor multi-sectoral partners
Application Closing Date
28th June, 2019.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
ATTEND AN UPCOMING INSTRUCTOR COURSE: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA) BLS/ FIRSTAID
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