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.PROJECT MANAGER - WFP BFSP
Save the Children is seeking a Project Manager (PM) for its 6-month WFP funded program in Maiduguri, Nigeria (and surrounding LGAs) to provide blanket nutritional support to internally displaced and host community children ages 06 - 59 months, as well as Pregnant/Lactating Women (PLW) in Borno State.
The program’s goal is to minimize adverse effects on vulnerable displaced and host community individuals within the target population who lack access to agricultural lands, or who have otherwise constrained income earning opportunities and reduced market access as a result of the on-going conflict. SC will support program beneficiaries with a mix of Ready-to-Use-Supplementary food (PlumpySup) for children and CSB/fortified vegetable oil for PLW.
The PM will be based in Maiduguri and work under the supervision of the Area Operations Manager to provide technical and operational guidance, support monitoring and evaluation, oversee commodity pipelines, transportation and distribution, as well as manage project risk and ensure overall quality of the project. He/she will also be responsible for effective financial and operational management of the project.KEY ROLES
Provide daily managerial oversight and support to SC and partner teams in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating WFP-funded BFSP activities in Borno State.
Work closely with the AOM, Director/Deputy Director of Humanitarian Operations, and the AO technical leads for Food Security and Livelihoods and Nutrition to ensure overall project success.
Ensure that efficient systems are in place to support all aspects of project activity, including financial and grant management, project monitoring and evaluation, and sub grant management, and that they support the effective use of project resources in compliance with WFP regulations.
Provide quality technical leadership and advice to the local partner around the implementation and monitoring of project work.
Administer the development and successful implementation of work plans and oversee the creation of reports and other deliverables for WFP in a timely and accurate manner.
Oversee SC project team and support implementation through a local partner, to ensure proper targeting, identification, registration, and monitoring of beneficiary lists.
Oversee the establishment and functionality of Food Distribution Committees and ensure that all FDCs working on the program are a--- with and respect all SCI rules/regulations pertaining to the program as well respect the rights and privileges of beneficiaries.
Work with the community to ensure that the BSFP/nutrition program is responding to identified needs and have full participation of the community in our program area.
Liaise and work with target community to ensure accountability and best use of project resources.
Work with SC Logistics team to supervise the performance of transportation vendors and ensure adherence to delivery contract terms.
Coordinate with SC Logistics team, the Commodity Accountant and Warehouse staff to confirm effective commodity management practices in terms of receiving, storing, distributing and tracking all food products.
Undertake regular (weekly) field visits to review BFSP and build field staff and implementing partner’s capacity in quality assurance.
Monitor the capacity building and community mobilization activities, sessions for quality assurance and prepare reports with recommendations for continuous quality improvement in collaboration with MEAL team.
Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team to implement the prescribed monitoring and evaluation plan and to capture learning opportunities for BSFP, especially the integration of RUSF and standard commodities.
Ensure compliance with all grant, WFP and government provisions, and timely fulfilment of all project programmatic reporting requirements.
Oversee timely expenditure of approved budgets, avoiding both under spending and overspending on grant line items.
Personnel and Administration:
Supervise BSFP project staff: conduct performance evaluations, identify staff skills development needs and assist the AOM to meet these needs
Provide management support to staff as needed, and maintain office policy of respect and communication between supervisors and subordinates.
See that all staff are aware of and understand SC policies and procedures; take appropriate disciplinary measures as needed.
Responsible for the timely recruitment, orientation, and training of new staff as needed.
Ensure all administrative procedures are followed, such as those regarding vehicle use and procurement.
Maintain focus on SC program principles.
Encourage teamwork, openness, and honesty among State staff and between SC and its partners.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Support program assessments, evaluations and other reviews required in the program.
Contribute to situation/response analysis and development of food security and livelihoods strategy documents and sector response plans ensuring integration with other sectors.
Coordinate with the MEAL team the timely development of periodic evidence-based project impact reports, captured through Post Distribution Monitoring and ensuring that lessons learnt and best practices are factored into project implementation.
Contribute to the development and deployment of project-specific assessment/survey tools and templatesQUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS
Extensive experience of working within a senior management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
Education: MA / MSc level (or equivalent field experience) in Nutrition, Food Security, Rural Development, Humanitarian/Development Studies and other relevant area of study
Experience working in a conflict or insecure environment
Ability to write high quality reports, press releases, persuasive letters etc.
Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability systems in large complex programmes
Effective networking skills and ability to coordinate with different stakeholders;
Experience of working in partnerships with local NGOs/CBOs;
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.
Detail-oriented and excellent at multi-tasks, able to work with short deadlines and performs well under intense pressure;
Good command of MS Office;
Fluency in written and spoken English in addition to local languages;
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:
Understanding of general commodity accounting principles;
Experience overseeing distribution of food commodities including post-distribution monitoring (PDM);
Fluent in HausaESSENTIAL NEWBORN CARE TRAINING CONSULTANT
Situation of the Newborns in Nigeria
The first 28 days of life referred to as the neonatal period is a critical period for the survival of the child. In Nigeria, approximately a quarter of the estimated one million children who die before the age of five years do so in this neonatal period. Indeed every day, about 700 newborn babies die, the highest number in Africa and the third highest in the world.Hitherto, care of the newborn/neonate is an aspect of child survival that has received limited attention.
The situation is tragic especially as most of these babies die due to mainly preventable treatable causes such as birth asphyxia, infections and prematurity. The present situation informs that if we do not re strategize to arrest the trend and substantially reduce newborn mortality, Nigeria will not attain the SDG 3.2. Most of these young lives can be saved with existing cost effective and efficient interventions, possible even in hard to reach areas through the existing health system. However, coverage is extremely low, even much lower than in most other African countries.
In order to support Nigeria in the achievement of the 100,000 babies initiative related to new-born in Northern Nigeria, a 2 year new-born health programme is being implemented with support from Johnson and Johnson in Igabi LGA of Kaduna state in Nigeria. The project seeks to contribute towards the reduction of neonatal morbidity and mortality in Kaduna state.
Essential New-born Care
An unacceptable number of babies around the world die in the first week of life with the highest number dying within the first 24 hours of birth. Many of these deaths occur to babies born too early and too small, or with infections, or to babies asphyxiated around the time of delivery. Studies have shown that many newborn lives can be saved by the use of simple low technological interventions.
Interventions such as: supporting ---feeding; providing adequate warmth; ensuring good hygiene and cord care; recognizing early signs of danger and providing prompt treatment and referral; giving extra care to small babies and having skilled health workers attend mothers and babies at delivery and in the immediate post-partum period - can all increase a newborn babies chances of survival.
The Essential Newborn Care Course aims to ensure health workers have the skills and knowledge to provide appropriate care at the most vulnerable period in a baby’s life. Health workers are taught to use the ‘Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and Newborn Care: A Guide for essential practice’ and particularly the sections concerned with newborn care which provides up-to-date evidence based information and management of babies with a range of needs in the initial newborn period.
To reduce neonatal mortality and morbidity, the practices of health workers and others caring for new-born babies must be improved. This can be achieved by training skilled birth attendants in essential new-born care practices, and new-born resuscitation who in turn will improve the skills of those caring for babies and children less than five years in the early postpartum period and beyond. PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT
To improve care for new-born babies it is essential to improve quality of care available currently at the primary and secondary levels of care in Igabi LGA through training of medical doctors, midwives and community health extension workers on the Essential newborn care course.
A National consultant in -country will be engaged to direct the training and ensure quality. S/He will be supported by five facilitators to ensure participants have adequate skills exposure.
The consultant working with other facilitators would direct:
A Four (4) day training for Nurses, Midwives and doctors across the project supported facilities on the Full ENCC curriculum - HBB, ECEB, ECSB, Clinical sessions and Video .
A three (3) day training for CHEWs on the Modified ENCC – HBB, ECEB and ECSB – 3 batches of training will be conducted. The training will be structured to ensure that health workers do not vacate the facilities thereby disrupting service provision
The training would involve both lectures and skills training using adult learning methodologies
Conduct a planning meeting with facilitators
Conduct the training
Discuss recommendations for the conduct of post training follow up visits based on pre and post test results and develop a follow up plan for the trainees
Carry out post training follow up visits to trainees as per follow up plan developed after the training
Debriefing at the LGA and state level with the RH Coordinator
Training Report - draft and final
Post training follow up plan
Post training follow up visit report
Final consultancy repo4
Type of Consultants Required:
National consultants from the pool of trained TOTs, with expertise and experience in managing neonates in hospitals in ENC and skills in Helping Babies Breathe will be required. This training will be conducted for 100 participants. 1 national consultant will be supported during each batch of training by 5 facilitators. This is to ensure the quality of the training (as this is mainly a hands-on training that involves several practical sessions)
Expertise in ENC and public health programming
Extensive experience in the health sector in (experience in Nigeria would be an added advantage)
Familiarity with health system strengthening approaches to health development.
Timing of Consultancy:M & E OFFICER - WFP
The Emergency M&E officer will provide support to community organization, implementing partners and Plan program staff to systematically measure progress in the implementation of Plans emergency response.
She/he will provide a framework through which these measurements (M&E data) are fed back to those involved in the running of the various component of the emergency response program and ensure that the information can support and guide the decisions of the management team to improve the quality and impact the program operations.LOGISTICS COORDINATOR
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
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
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
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
24th February, 2017.
NEWBORN HEALTH ADVISOR
The overall aim of the position is to support Federal and State Ministries of Health and partner organizations to roll out the new National Integrated Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (IMNCH) strategy, providing technical inputs with respect to newborn and child health and technical leadership on this work for Save the Children in Nigeria.KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITIES
Newborn Health Policy & Programming:
To be responsible for the overall management of Save the Children technical assistance on newborn health in Nigeria including strategic follow up to the national newborn health situation analysis in the context of state-level IMNCH strategy implementation planning and launches and support to strengthen capacity for Kangaroo Mother Care at national level.
Primary Health Care & Child Health:DUE DATE:
16th February, 2017.CLICK HERE TO APPLYDUE DATE:
22 February, 2017