Job Openings at Save the Children Nigeria


Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 20 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.

We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children’s mission is to Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Nutrition Coordinator
Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Location: Calabar, Cross River
Reports to: State Project Manager

Role Purpose

  • As a member of the STEER Team, the Nutrition Coordinator will work under the direction of the Nutrition Advisor and the State Project Manager in the day-to-day successful implementation of the STEER Project at the States.
  • Overall, the Nutrition Coordinator is responsible for the support and capacity building of the STEER partners including CSOs and the Government counterparts.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the State and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of work plan.
  • Provide technical support to STEER partners and Government counterparts to implement Nutrition activities and to ensure that agreed targets are met.
  • Responsible for facilitation of trainings, support State level planning and activities for World Breastfeeding week and other nutrition activities as agreed in the annual work plan.
  • Under the Supervision of Nutrition Advisor, manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events, such as trainings
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
  • Compile States level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
  • Develop State level annual, quarterly and monthly work plans as agreed with the line manager.
  • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of STEER technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops.
  • Support the work of consultants in the States as needs arise.
  • Document technical team meetings, partner meetings, conferences, and workshops, so that notes are around to team members not in attendance and to STEER/HQ.
  • Provide support on technical initiatives, including performing literature searches, investigating key issues, and contributing to technical activities as required.
  • Maintain good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on Nutrition in the States.
  • Represent STEER in States level meetings such as SCFN, working groups, etc.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the STEER COP, including assisting HES Advisor.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; comply strictly to security procedures and other staff policies.
  • Conduct state level finance induction for all new staff on finance policies, systems and procedure
  • Support the state teams to provide administrative and technical support to the partners to ensure that all financial documentation and reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis in line with SC policies, project agreements.
  • In collaboration with the line manager support the training in financial management in accordance with SC’s financial management policies
  • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Child Safeguarding:

  • Level 4 – The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to 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.

Skills & Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)

  • A Degree or equivalent work experience in the field of Nutrition, Health, or Development
  • Experience in Contemporary Nutrition interventions
  • Experience working with an international NGO a plus
  • Interest in development issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.


  • A Degree or equivalent work experience in the field of Nutrition, Health, or Development
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.


Technical Director – TB/HIV Prevention, Care & Support (STEER Project)
Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND MBA/MSc/MA
Location: Abuja

Role Purpose

  • As a member of the STEER Team, The Technical Director, TB/HIV Prevention, Care & Support will be responsible for working closely with the STEER Technical Team to achieve the strategic objectives of the project – focusing primarily on TB/HIV prevention, Care & Support but also supporting cross-cutting themes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming including Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition.
  • S/he will lead planning in consultation with the Deputy CoP planning, reporting and capacity strengthening efforts while putting in place operational strategies for achieving project aims, results and performance expectations through adherence to high standards of programmatic and management quality.
  • The TD will provide Technical Support in programming as well as documentation and reporting. Will line manage the technical Advisors.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership primarily in the areas of TB/HIV prevention, Community based TB/HIV Care & Support for project beneficiaries affected by AIDS.
  • Responsible for strengthening the linkages between the community-based care activities and health facilities providing TB/HIV care and treatment towards ensuring a continuum of care.
  • Support the strengthening of the capacity of implementing CSOs in the area of TB/HIV prevention awareness creation, community mobilization for TB/HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities.
  • Support the implementation of evidence-based interventions aimed at addressing TB/HIV risk behaviours, TB/HIV transmission, and gender-based violence with a focus on adolescent girls and young female caregivers.
  • The TD-TB/HIV PCS will utilize approaches that support integration and maximize country and community-ownership.
  • Coordinate and maintain close liaison with project partners and with relevant stakeholders in the focus states
  • Work in close collaboration with all STEER Staff based at the states.
  • Coordinate periodic monitoring/reviews of the STEER Project, identifying successes, and using lessons learned to make contribution to the overall strategies of the project.
  • Coordinate the development of monthly, quarterly and annual work plans of nutrition and HES.
  • Prepares, collates and submits periodic reports to the Deputy Chief of Party on Project activities.
  • Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies; comply strictly with security procedures and other staff policies.

Place of Work:

  • The post will be based in Kaduna and will require about 50-75% of travel outside to the implementing LGAs and communities.

Skills & Experience

  • MBBS/MD and/or MPH with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in implementing HIV Prevention, Care and Support programs.
  • Or BS/MA in a relevant health degree a plus a minimum of 5 years technical experience with community-level HIV prevention, Care & Support programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective team work; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.
  • Successful experience in project design and proposal development in the TB/HIV/Health sector for USAID/PEPFAR preferred.
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation and reporting TB/HIV Care & Treatment activities as well as OVC.
  • Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria TB/HIV Care and Treatment guidelines (Paediatric & Adult)and experience working with Ministry of Health and other relevant entities.
  • Familiarity with OVC programming and principles.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills required, and working knowledge of Hausa language.
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with SharePoint a plus.

Method of Application

Use the links below to apply on company website.

Note: Due to the urgency to fill this position, applications will be assessed as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 13th July, 2017


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