Save the Children Well-being Adviser Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children Well-being Adviser Jobs in Nigeria



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.


In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children


Responsibilities


  • Lead in the review of existing psychosocial and social emotional learning resources available from the Nigeria Ministry of Education and partner organizations.
  • Identify additional needs, if any, and lead on the adaption or creation of technical resources and training materials to meet objectives set by the project.
  • Ensure the technical resources and process of implementation adhere to best practices in education and protection as established by relevant international and national standards, including the INEE Guidance Notes on Psychosocial Support and Social Emotional Learning (expected January 2018).
  • Design and support a capacity building plan to orient, provide essential knowledge and skills, and continue to support relevant project team members, teachers, and selected SBMC members to support classroom/center-based interventions and activities.
  • Collaborate with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Adviser to establish and implement a MEL system that allows the project to understand impact of content and process as relevant to wellbeing, including both the psychosocial and social emotional learning content as well as the additional inputs meant to impact wellbeing.
  • Stay abreast of political, social, economic, and cultural developments that have an impact on the wellbeing of students and teachers and provide advice to the project team.
  • Ensuring implementation of high quality conflict sensitive interventions throughout the project cycle and make sure that the Do No Harm principle is upheld at all times by being sensitive to factors that can cause conflict and ensure that education is not manipulated to promote exclusion and hate.
  • Prioritize prevention through supporting policies to protect girls and boys from abuse and exploitation and supporting emergency preparedness
    and readiness through Conflict and Disaster Risk Reduction planning.
  • Support the preparation of timely and quality program and donor reports on project activities in compliance with relevant donor requirements.
  • The position will be responsible for helping to ensure close engagement of and partnerships with related government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), donor-funded programs, private/commercial entities, and NGOs.


    Requirements


  • Bachelor’'s degree, and preferably post-graduate university degree, in subject related to emergency education, social sciences or public health.
  • At least seven years demonstrated experience providing psychosocial support, guidance and counselling or child protection particularly in a humanitarian context with a minimum of two years in senior management level as Adviser or project/Program Manager.
  • Substantial progressive, professional-level experience at the management level with background in providing psychosocial and/or social emotional learning within education or child protection programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of humanitarian principles and guidelines, including INEE’s Minimum Standards, Sphere, Red Cross Code of Conduct, and Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity.
  • Ability to write/ review and input into clear and well-argued assessment and project report.
  • The ability to liaise and effectively coordinate with government, local NGOs and community initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 29th October, 2018.



    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Well-being Adviser Jobs in Nigeria


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