Job Vacancies at Save the Children Nigeria 2022 – How to Apply

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Job Vacancies at Save the Children Nigeria 2022 – We are glad to inform the general public that Save the Children Nigeria is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant job positions in their company. Interested applicants should kindly follow the job application guidelines below to apply successfully.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Manager – BPRM

Job ID: 210005Z9
Location: Ogoja Field Office, Cross River
Grade: 3
Employee Status: Permanent
Post Type: National
Team / Programme: Development Programme
Reports to: Field Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: 5

Job Summary

  • The post holder will have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Job Description

  • Save the Children seeks an experienced Project manager to lead an integrated Child protection and Education project in Ogoja, Nigeria. The Project Manager will ensure effective financial and operational management of the project while working closely with the Filed Manager and the wider Operations Team.
  • S/he will oversee the day-to-day implementation of the programme and will be accountable for the effective financial and operational management including planning project activities, estimate time and financial commitments.
  • The Project Manager is accountable for delivering Project activities to the agreed quality standards and is responsible to seek and coordinate input as appropriate from the technical teams, to ensure the development and adherence to technical program quality standards, monitoring and evaluation systems, donor and SCI regulations.
  • S/he will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on the project’s progress in relation to timely delivery, outputs actual spend, quality and results as compared to the original plans and the project proposal. S/he will manage issues and risk and make recommendations on how to adjust or reallocate resources to accommodate changes and respond to challenges.
  • S/he will also be responsible for effective stakeholder relationship management, including developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the donor, government and partner agencies, operating in the State and at federal level.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of high quality program activities in line with grant agreement and SC technical and operational requirements
  • Ensure that implementation is accelerated and on track in line with approved budget and required quality.
  • Support the development of Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and procurement plan and other project management tools.
  • Ensure that effective monitoring and performance management systems are in place for achieving prior agreed programme activity targets, budget allocations and financial expenditures, ensuring that value for money can be effectively demonstrated to the donor and activities and expenditures are compliant with donor requirements
  • In coordination with technical leads, continually reflect on the extent to which implementation of activities and outputs will lead to the achievement of desired outcomes and make necessary adjustments
  • Conduct planning meetings with key program staff, while ensuring adequate planning documents are established and maintained
  • Monitor progress of activities against the detailed implementation plan and log frames while evaluating the relevance and appropriateness of the intervention.
  • Identify technical and operational program supply needs and coordinate with logistics teams to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Prepare timely and quality programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Ensure that activities are appropriately planned, that delays and constraints are documented, and solutions identified.
  • Ensure programs are adequately resourced and oversee timely expenditure of approved budgets, ensuring appropriate spend and proper and effective use of program resources.
  • Communicate with the Member on the overall progress of implementation, as well as all the key risks and mitigation measures. Timely flag and discuss key challenges, incidents and divergence from the donor-approved plans.
  • Oversee timely expenditure of project budget, avoiding both underspending and overspending on grant line items.
  • Produce high quality reports within agreed reporting schedules.
  • Take full responsibility for the delegated budget holding function, participate actively in finance meetings and contribute to financial decision making.
  • Ensure programme delivery happens in strict adherence to security policy and procedures.
  • Document programme learning, and incorporate analysis and lessons learned into new strategies/activities and advocacy work.
  • Make frequent visit to project sites to monitor and oversee project implementation and provide technical and managerial guidance/support identifying issues that need timely action and support at different levels.
  • Work with the MEAL team to develop tools and ideas to ensure that the program  is monitored against measurable and appropriate indicators.
  • Ensure regular post distribution monitoring is carried out appropriately, and contributes to situation/response analysis, and any corresponding revision of program plans
  • Support program assessments, evaluations and other reviews required in the program.
  • Ensure that learning and good practice is gathered, documented and shared with the wider programme.
  • Work closely with the Programme MEAL Team the CO MEAL Team to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans and with managers of technical components to ensure technical program objectives are met.
  • Strategically plan staffing needs to implement the program, supporting the timely recruitment, orientation, and training of new staff as required

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates should have a minimum of a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in related discipline.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and managing major donor contracts and grants in excess of $1.5mil.
  • Minimum of 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 with 4 years in managing Child protection or Education projects of similar complexity.
  • Experience of project and financial management of multi-partner or agency consortia.
  • 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.
  • Strong skills in coordinating and collaborating with others in partnership.
  • Proven track record of solving complex problems through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.
  • Ability to present results and products to the donor and other key stakeholders.
  • Strong representation skills and willingness to speak out for children amongst senior government, donor and diplomatic officials, both at provincial and national level
  • Training, facilitation, briefing and presentation skills.
  • Experience in proposal development for institutional donors such as GAC, USAID / OFDA, FCDO etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of building and leading a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise.
  • Previous working experience in fragile states.
  • Demonstrated ability with project grants management, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, supervision and performance management, etc.
  • Skills and experience in programme monitoring review, reporting and evaluation.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children aims, values and principles.


  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable
  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively
  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Designing more effective admin systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.
  • Knowledge of current trends, activities and best practices in Nigeria.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Job Title: Humanitarian Safety and Security Manager

Job ID: 220000VE
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: 2
Employee Status: Permanent
Contract Length: Open ended
Team / Programme: Humanitarian Response Team Leader

Job Summary

  • The role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Job Description

  • The Humanitarian Safety and Security Manager, Borno will work closely with the Humanitarian Response Team Leader, the National Safety & Security Manager and the Regional Security Manager to carry out safety and security assessments; make recommendations and provide support for their implementation by Humanitarian Response Team.
  • The Safety and Security Manager will facilitate the implementation of Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards within the Humanitarian Response and help drive systemic change in the quality of safety and security management and contribute to building Humanitarian Response compliance with safety and security Minimum Standards.
  • S/he will also take forward the organisational security vision, mission and values. The post holder will play a key role in the capacity building of Safety & Security Focal Points in the deep field level and the response team members.
  • The Safety and Security Manager will be expected to undertake a leadership role within the senior management team of the response and will provide safety and security advice for the Country Director and the Director of Program Operations.

Main Responsibilities

  • Engage Humanitarian Response management as well as staff at all levels to facilitate the adoption and compliance with the Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
  • Undertake Security Risk Assessments for Humanitarian response
  • Participate in formal or informal INGO security networks/forums in the area to share information with other INGOs, and gain access to security analyses (if available), support the functioning of this forum.
  • Provide In-depth security situation analysis for Humanitarian Response team, Country Office, , Regional Security Director and Save the Children members
  • Undertake and manage implementation and compliance with Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
  • Develop and deliver capacity building in safety and security management for managers and safety and security training for staff.
  • Provide safety security management advice, guidance and support to the Humanitarian Team.
  • Assist in the evaluation and implementation of actions to reduce risk across Programmes
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to the Humanitarian Response in implementing action plans based on in depth security assessments and recommendations.
  • Assess and evaluate Humanitarian Response security guidelines and make recommendations for improvements using the Standards in the Save the Children Policy and Standards for security management plans, evacuation contingency plans and standard operating procedures.
  • Promote the concept that safety and security plans and guidelines should be jointly developed by the whole team to create ownership and encourage compliance.
  • Promote the concept that safety and security is an integral element of programme design and operations and should be amongst the first planning considerations.
  • Promote the need for each programme to appoint a safety & security focal point (SFP) reporting to the SSM and advice on the minimum training standards for each officer dependent upon the level of insecurity.  The Manager will play a key role in building the capacity of each SFP consistent with the assessed need for each programme.
  • Promote the need for the Humanitarian programme to have safety and security as a standing agenda item on the HMT meeting and to form a core Crisis Management Team whenever needed.
  • Proactively be engaged in budgeting for the safety and security department and feed in to budget and proposal development. Make sure all programmes have adequate funding for security, and approach donors as required.
  • The post-holder will comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Always acts in the best interests of children

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in related field.
  • Expertise in current safety and security context, practices and issues affecting aid work.
  • Candidates should be Fluent in oral and written English.
  • Minimum of 4 years post NYSC work experience in Security Management
  • Experience of INGO security management/Adviser.
  • Proven experience and understanding of humanitarian operations and understanding of programming in an emergency.
  • Experience living and working in NE Nigeria or neighbouring states
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels, establish information and security networks, and coordinate with country authorities, militias, donors, International Organizations and local NGOs.
  • Experience of working in hostile environments.  Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously in a highly stressful and challenging environment.
  • Proven training of trainers skills and proven experience of training multi-national staff
  • Ability to formulate and communicate analysis of a changing security environment.
  • Proven skills in concise and succinct report writing.
  • Ability to prioritise security related tasks and complete reports to deadlines.
  • Fluent in Hausa and /or Kanuri
  • Strong leadership skills and proven skills in managing a team in hostile environments
  • Proven knowledge of MS office applications and IT literacy and capacity to learn and use other packages.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children.  In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin all aspects of the job.   Commitment to Save the Children Child Safeguarding policy.
  • Operational experience in post war affected environments with INGO, Military or police background.
  • Operational programming experience.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online


  • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.

Application Closing Date

4th March, 2022.

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