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    • Open Jobs
      1. Administration Assistant
      2. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer
    • Method of Application

    Administration Assistant

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 1 year
    • Location Borno
    • Job Field Administration / Secretarial&nbsp

    Job ID: 2100054J
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Employee Status:  Permanent
    Reports to: Administration Officer
    Staff directly reporting to this post: Office Assistants

    Child Safeguarding

    • Level 3- The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people.

    Role Purpose

    • To provide professional general administration support to the humanitarian team under the leadership of the Administration Officer.  The job holder will also from time to time be delegated other support duties.

    Key Areas of Accountability
    General Administration:

    • Event planning and coordination – support program staff during workshops and events (local, internal and external – e.g. meetings with other teams, partners training and staff training)
    • Coordinate office equipment/supplies by ensuring that all the equipment in the office are working and reporting any malfunctions/repairs/changes to be made.
    • Maintain general office equipment tracker: regularly evaluate equipment.
    • Disseminate formal communications to staff as directed by Line Manager
    • Take minutes of the weekly staff meeting as directed by the Line Manager.
    • Prepare meeting agendas, minute taking, tracking actions and key dates and organising events, meetings/workshop logistics e.g. booking venue/room, setting up conference calls e.t.c and ensuring action points are shared in good time
    • Provide support to the Humanitarian Team Leader including diary and inbox management, arranging meetings, dealing with enquiries as requested
    • Carry out the filing of relevant materials and documents
    • Supervises Office Assistants to ensure office premises/guesthouses and environs are clean
    • Ensure required cleaning items and toiletries are always available
    • Assist in the purchase of small sundry office supplies from Petty Cash for the office at large, and process invoices and expense claims as required
    • Process monthly communication allowance recharge for all staff
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Line Manager
    • Ensure compliance with Save the Children Quality Standards, Global policies and Guidelines.

    Store Management:

    • Assist in managing stationery items and consumable stores effectively and efficiently
    • Receive requisition and provides supplies to concerned staff
    • Issue out and support with requested items for training/workshop/meeting for the Program based on filled training form
    • Manage the gift register.

    Travel Arrangement:

    • Coordinate all support requests from programme team members/visiting staff for local flight and hotel booking.
    • Liaise with the required hotel facilities to find the best options available and ensure value for money
    • Assist in local flight booking arrangements for the team
    • Process payment of travel agencies invoices.

    Other Responsibilities:
    The post holder may carry out other duties in addition to, or instead of those outlined above which may reasonably be required from time to time, in order to assist the HR & Admin department by providing cover when any of the colleagues are on leave or because of an increased level of Field Office activities.

    • Manages the Admin Department’s Petty cash
    • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

    Working Contacts:

    • Internal: Regular liaison with various teams in the CO and other state offices
    • External: Contact with visitors, hotels, airlines/travel agents etc

    Competencies and Behaviours
    Delivering Results (Skilled):

    • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
    • Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others
    • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
    • Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives.

    Innovating and Adapting (Skilled):

    • Suggests creative improvements and better ways of working
    • Seeks out and applies successful ideas from others to overcome challenges
    • Shifts tasks, roles and priorities to perform effectively under changing or unclear conditions
    • Applies lessons learned to enhance future ways of working

    Applying Technical & Professional Expertise (Skilled):

    • Delivers work that reflects a good knowledge and application of technical and professional standards
    • Keeps up to date with trends in their work area
    • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conducts

    Working Effectively With Others (Skilled):

    • Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with
    • Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities
    • Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups
    • Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximise impact

    Communicating With Impact (Skilled):

    • Actively listens and seeks to understand before being understood
    • Ensures communications are concise and well-structured
    • Shares appropriate relevant and timely information with others
    • Prepares effectively for meetings

    Skills & Experience
    Administrative & General Skills:

    • Level of Education – HND / B.Sc. in social sciences/relevant field of studies
    • Minimum – a year relevant work experience
    • Must have NYSC discharge certificate / exemption certificate
    • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with proven administrative skills
    • Ability to manage competing priorities effectively in a constantly changing environment, meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure
    • Ability to manage time and diary
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; written and verbal communication; fluent in English
    • Understand the local language
    • Strong teamwork skills with the ability to both support colleagues and request support as and when required
    • Commitment to Save the Children mission, vision and values
    • Experience of working in challenging, insecure areas and willingness to work and live in a rural environment.
    • Computer literate and knowledge of Word, Excel.

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    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 – 3 years
    • Location Borno
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Job ID: 2100054K
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Employee Status:  Fixed Term
    Grade: 4
    Team: Nigeria Country Office
    Post Type: National
    Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

    Child Safeguarding

    • Level 3 – 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.

    Role Purpose

    • Ensure implementation of the M&E plan for Health & Child Survival programmes including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to program officers and government counterparts to ensure that the data collection, data management and reporting, are of the highest possible quality.

    Key Areas of Accountability
    Objective 1: Coordinate Data Collection, Data Quality Management, Analysis and State level Reporting:

    • Participate in the design of programme monitoring and evaluation tools (registers, reporting templates, data bases, etc.) to track Health and Child Survival projects
    • In collaboration with MOH and relevant SC staff, ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting according to programme M&E plan
    • Conduct monthly data analysis and prepare monthly programme IPTT monitoring reports
    • Ensure the programme database is updated regularly
    • Support programme feedback meetings to communities, facilities and authorities
    • Support the M&E Advisor to implement the DQA system including the conduct of data quality assessments according to the M&E plan
    • Support the M&E Advisor in data management for rapid assessments, situational analysis, surveys, evaluations and other research as required
    • Plan, forecast and facilitate the production and supply of M&E tools and materials to supported sites

    Objective 2: Support Programme Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation:

    • Support the M&E Advisor to monitor Health and Child Survival projects at the intervention states and communicate provide findings and progress to Program Managers
    • Participate in evaluation of Health and Child Survival projects, focusing on data management of evaluation datasets.
    • Support the dissemination and use of evaluation and research reports and propose changes for improvement to the Health Team.

    Objective 3: Support Documentation, Reporting, Knowledge Sharing and Effective Feedback Mechanism:

    • Support coordination of health projects monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reviews and reports as required.
    • Participate in dissemination of program information to communities, children, and other stakeholders through a regular feedback mechanism
    • Manage the beneficiary complaints and feedback mechanism database
    • Work with state teams to collect information on potential case studies and success stories
    • Update shared drive and project team space with program monitoring documents regularly.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    • 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 and data management systems
    • Willing to take disciplined risks.


    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

    Skills & Experience
    Administrative and General Skills:

    • 2-3 yrs previous experience with local and international NGOs
    • Previous experience in Health System Strengthening programmes using the National HMIS software
    • Advanced computer literacy (MS Office applications, web-based applications and advanced statistical package utilization e.g SPSS,STATA-12,DHIS etc)
    • Fluency in English, Hausa spoken and written
    • Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work within a team setting
    • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
    • Excellent communication skills.

    Method of Application

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    • 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.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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