Save the Children Livelihood Officer Jobs Nigeria

Save the Children Livelihood Officer Jobs Nigeria



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.


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


Responsibilities


  • Oversee the implementation of Livelihoods activities and administration of the teams across program field locations;
  • Develop activity work plans and manage day-to-day activity implementation;
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to community needs, meets targets, and is carried out in line with best practices;
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to vulnerability criteria;
  • Establish and maintain effective program reporting, and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyse and report on results) for both internal and external use;
  • Integrate community approaches, protection mainstreaming, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate;
  • Ensure program filing system is in place, adheres to internal and donor regulation and filing is regularly maintained;
  • Coordinate with MEL team to map, identify and register program participants.
  • Lead in the selection and registration of beneficiaries with support from MEL Team and Livelihood Assistants.
  • Coordinate the sensitization of beneficiaries.
  • Facilitate training of beneficiaries on financial literacy, bookkeeping and smart saving practices.
  • Lead the market assessment to ascertain the most profitable skills in the intervention locations.
  • Coordinate post distribution monitoring with MEL team.
  • Ensure effective community engagement to create enabling environment and ownership.
  • Submit monthly program update including success stories to the supervisor.
  • Identify emerging issues related to the livelihood programme and make recommendation for further solution.
  • In collaboration with project and partner staff, train Livelihood Field assistants on program component, its implementation and prepare narrative report of activities carried out.
  • Working closely with the Livelihoods 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 Livelihoods Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • 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 in 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.


    Requirements


  • Minimum of a First Degree qualification - Bachelor of Agriculture or equivalent in any related field and experience (in agricultural research programme) Income generating activities
  • Minimum of 2 years post NYSC progressive relevant experience of working in Livelihood programme, IGA
  • Relevant experience of working in livelihoods, including report writing.
  • 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 of 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 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


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 14th February, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Livelihood Officer Jobs Nigeria


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