Save the Children Project Manager Jobs Nigeria

Save the Children Project Manager 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.


The Project Manager, Jigawa provides leadership and managerial oversight for the administrative, programmatic, technical, research and operational aspects of the programme in Jigawa state.


Responsibilities


  • Provide direction and coordination of the programme in Jigawa State.
  • Attract and maintain strong working relationship with partners and stakeholders.
  • Ensure state level representation by the programme on behalf of Save the Children, builds trust and influence with Government and other key stakeholders, highlighting where effective practise can positively influence policy.
  • Lead the development of high quality programming, annual plans and budgeting processes for the programme, as and when necessary.
  • Ensure that an effective monitoring system is in place in the programme state for achieving agreed targets and sound financial management, as well as ensuring that value for money can be effectively demonstrated to the donor.
  • Coordinate state programme’s operational and analytical research, coordinate the dissemination of results and ensure that research informs advocacy.
  • Ensure that other technical sectors in the state (e.g. Nutrition, Advocacy) are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimise the project purposes and objectives.
  • Lead on the submission of the state quarterly and annual reports and submission of deliverables.
  • Provide updates to the Chief of Party at regular intervals
  • Inspire, lead and motivate the state programme team to deliver project objectives, including technical advisors and consultants, and the finance and admin staff working on the project.
  • Ensure the project and its team comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children.


    Requirements


  • Academic: Advanced degree in public health or related
    field.
  • At least 7 years of experience in programme management and administration, financial management, award contractual compliance, sub-award management, and tracking project performance and costs via specific funding streams. Five (5) of these years should be in child health and public health programs of similar complexity.
  • At least 3 years of experience managing a programme that focuses on at least four of the following areas: prevention and treatment communicable childhood illnesses; social and behavioral change; quality improvement/quality assurance; and civil society capacity building.
  • Proven experience of managing projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully fulfilling performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Strong understanding of key principles of advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, child participation and accountability.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, mentor and direct staff while creating a positive team environment.
  • Sound understanding of different methodologies of M&E and operational research and experience in developing integrated M&E and Learning systems;
  • Ability to present results and products to the donor and other key stakeholders.
  • Commitment to the values, missions, aims and policies of Save the Children.
  • Excellent English writing skills.


    How to Apply


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


    For more information and job application details, see; Project Manager Jobs Nigeria


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