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Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

LIVELIHOODS OFFICER

JOB ROLE

To support the implementation of FSL component of the project.
More specifically, assist in the improvement of livelihood programs. S/he is principally responsible for the implementation of the Micro gardening project.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with the livelihood coordinator to support field level technical assessments on livelihoods. This will be done in coordination with the FSL Manager and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
Work with the livelihood coordinator to develop livelihood project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
Work with the livelihood coordinator, FSL Manager, and other senior programme staff in developing high-quality concept notes and proposals.
With the support of Livelihood Coordinator, support livelihood project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
Identify emerging issues related to the livelihood programme and make recommendations for further solution.
In collaboration with project and partner staff, train enumerators on program component, its implementation and prepare narrative report of activities carried out.
Working closely with the FSL Manager, livelihood coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
With support from the livelihood coordinator identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation
With support from the community mobilization lead ensure effective and efficient information sharing to relevant stakeholders and continuous programme sensitization.
Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented on time and within the stipulated quality.
To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:
Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the programme manager or FSL Manager.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with the efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.
Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads

General:
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.

Core Behaviours
Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

Ensures that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitments
Integrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approach
Participates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation

Achieving results effectively:
Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
Establishes staff engagement mechanisms.
Addresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmly
Considers the wider impact of decisions to be made in the short and long-term.
Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results
Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resources
Documents lessons learned and apply them to future projects

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:
Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict-affected people and other stakeholders
Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance

Operating safely and securely:
Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agency
Takes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communities
Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation
Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:
Helps team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-care
Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly
Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
Plan, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions

Leadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:
Demonstrates managerial courage by confronting difficult situations and seeking resolution, and stating willingness to champion ideas
Demonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelings
Demonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknesses
Makes positive statements about work
Effectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solution
Gives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her development

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
ESSENTIAL:

Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive experience of working in livelihood including report writing
Minimum education; B.Sc/BA level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience (in agricultural research programme)
Previous experience of project management and implementation
Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
Experience in training and capacity building staff
Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
Ability to write a clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
Excellent communication and strong influencing 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:

High level of communication in a local language related to the working environment
Familiarity with the integration of programme FSL / Nutrition / Wash
Experience in gender mainstreaming, social protection programming.

CHILD-FRIENDLY SPACE FACILITATOR (VOLUNTEER)

ROLE

Child-Friendly Space Facilitator (Volunteer)

The Child-Friendly Space Facilitator has the responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of child protection strategies and CFS activities at the camp/community centre level. The CFS Facilitator will be responsible for coordinating children’s participation, activities the work of and providing guidance to the Community Structures and Children on Child protection, child rights and children’s forums.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide training and orientation for Child-Friendly Space animators on setting up and managing a Child-Friendly Space/centres, child rights, child participation, child protection (including the Child Safeguarding Policy), and provide ongoing support and mentoring to practice these concepts to volunteers and animators
Compile timely quantitative and qualitative updated data and reports using designated monitoring tools and forward to child protection in emergencies officers
In coordination with the Child Protection team members, support regular participatory activities with different groups of children to identify issues affecting children in their communities, and assist the teams to develop appropriate responses
Report general protection issues present in the operational areas to the field based Child protection team
Screen for and monitor protection needs and gaps in and around the Child-Friendly Spaces/centres
Supervise the animators working in the Child-Friendly Spaces/centre on a regular basis, ensuring that activities are implemented in an appropriate manner
Ensure a safe and child-friendly atmosphere in the Child-Friendly Space/centre
Ensure that equipment inventories are up to date and that replacement needs are highlighted.
Ensure internal referral systems are followed when Child protection cases are identified within the CFS/centre.
With the assistance of the animators conduct a daily visual assessment of the children and ensure a variety of structured games and activities within the Child-Friendly Space/centre, catering to the needs of children of different ages, genders, and abilities
Ensure that health and safety regulations are understood and followed and that health and safety incidents are logged
Contribute to the design of an overall programme contingency plan
In the event of a sudden influx facilitate the contingency plan process
Assist the animators  in solving problems arising in the Child-Friendly Spaces/centre
Assist the animators in working with children to develop new, creative activities as appropriate
Ensure the participation of all groups of children, especially children who are the most vulnerable
Ensure that all actors(officers, other child protection workers and community structures) are involved in promoting child participation in the child-friendly spaces/centre
Assist the animators in conducting parents’ and community meetings aimed at strengthening child-friendly activities.
Screen for and monitor protection needs and gaps in and around the Child Friendly Spaces/centres
Ensure CPC meetings and activities are held within the CFS
Attend camp/centre level  meetings
Develop weekly work plans in consultation with direct reports
Produce timely progress reports, including both quantitative and qualitative regarding CFS activities and attendance
Perform any other duties as requested by CP Officer

Location (community):
Chabbal, Gongolon, Dusman and Dallori communities

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Essential:
Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English
Knowledge of community-based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
Positive attitude towards community work with an emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem-solving
Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy

Desirable:
Knowledge of local language
People from those locations are highly encouraged to apply
Experience and skills in the management of staff
Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions
Understanding of the northeastern Nigeria  the dynamics of the conflict
Experience in working in an insecure environment
Working Conditions
The contract is based on a “need for work” basis and remuneration will be paid based on the tasks carried out. The volunteer may not work or be reimbursed for days beyond the maximum approved work days without prior written approval from SCI management. In no case shall the enumerator be reimbursed for more than eight (8) hours during an approved work day and may not be paid for work on Saturdays and Sundays unless agreed in advance.

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DUE DATE: 7 August, 2018

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