Head of Logistics
Save The Children
9d ago
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  • 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.

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030 :

    No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthdayAll children learn from a quality basic education and that,Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

    We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    Role Purpose

    The Head of Logisitics will lead on responding to and managing the growing needs within the Nigeria programme for effective core logistics capacity to support ongoing development programmes and emergency response interventions.

    In this to ensure that all logistics policies and procedures of Save the Children are strictly adhered to and also to ensure that Save the Children’s commitment to improving quality and accountability in development and humanitarian work is upheld, through reference to the Sphere Standards, Save the Children Quality Framework Essential Standards and the NGO Code of Conduct.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Compliance :

    Ensure compliance with Save the Children’s minimum standards and procedures related to logistics. This includes reviewing and updating as necessary the in-

  • country procedures and policies for the management of the supply chain, vehicle fleet, stock and assets management, communication systems, and emergency preparedness;
  • Ensure the due diligence process and vetting of all vendors and suppliers being contracted by Save the Children;Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

    Systems Development :

  • To ensure that the following systems are put in place and are working effectively;Centralise / Decentralise the programme supply chain by setting up an effective order management system at Head Office level for international orders;
  • Local, national and international procurement practices are compliant with Save the Children International and donor regulations;
  • International and national transportation of freight by land, sea and air is in line with programme budgets and needs, ensuring the most cost effective and reliable means of transport is used for the timely delivery of supplies to projects;
  • Management of vehicle fleets is in line with Save the Children International standards, ensure appropriate allocation and safe use of vehicles throughout the programme and ensure servicing and maintenance schedules are adhered to;
  • Centralised and transit storage at Head Office level is maintained in line with programme requirements.Monitor storage and issue of transit and centralised stocks, ensuring the re-

    allocation of emergency stocks to project budgets after issue to the field;Stock management and administration systems are implemented throughout the programme.

  • Monitor projects stock levels and advise on appropriate stocking and replenishment to meet project demands;In consultation with the Head of Safety and Security and State / Area Managers, ensure that the programme’s communication systems in all programme locations work effectively and ensure standardisation of all communication equipment throughout the country;
  • Ensure a centralised programme asset register is maintained, ensuring that all programme assets are logged, issued with unique Save the Children International asset numbers and ID cards, and are tracked throughout the Programme country.

    Operational capacity strengthening :

  • In close collaboration with the Director of Programme Operations, the Deputy Director of Programmes Operations and State / Area Managers;
  • Ensure the programme as a whole has the capacity to manage effective core logistics and has the capacity to gear up logistics capacity to respond effectively to emergencies and a growing portfolio;
  • Participate in the development of all new proposed interventions providing overviews of logistics requirements in the development of project proposals and subsequent projects.

    Develop the logistical aspects of the programme emergency preparedness plan;Actively participate and contribute to the development of our Country Annual Plan.

  • Actively contribute to the CAP review exercises as well as to the quarterly award management meetings;Ensure the consolidation and dissemination of timely and high quality logistics reports internal and donor reports;
  • Provide direct management support, training and mentoring to the Nigeria Logistics Department at Head Office and State levels.

    Liaison and Networking :

  • Liaise closely with the Logistics Unit in Dakar and in London, and in general to support head office initiatives around global logistics systems, as required;
  • Participate in the INGO logistics cluster meetings held in Abuja and represent Save the Children’s position and interests;
  • Liaise with government departments, local administrations, UN Agencies and other local and international NGOs as necessary.

    Staff management, mentorship and development :

  • Ensure appropriate staffing within Logistics, including sub office staff;Ensure that all staff understand and are able to perform their role in an emergency;
  • Manage Logistics team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly;
  • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff;
  • Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process. Establish result based system and follow up;
  • Manage the performance of all staff in the Logistics work area through;Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements / work plans.

    Information Technology :

  • Ensure appropriate management of all telecommunications assets (trouble-shooting) and computers;Work closely with the IT manager to ensure in time replacements of IT equipment as per the SCI policies;
  • Ensure support systems in place in terms of Internet, computer use and user support in the entire mission;From time to time, work with IT manager to set priorities and support needs in terms of IT to other offices;
  • Help the IT manager identify needs of replenishing old IT assets, proposing purchases for new IT assets etc;Update the DPO / Dep DPO on all IT management related issues.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Essential :

  • At least 7 years of International experience - of which at least 4 years with an INGO - in supply chain management, inclusive of procurement, transport and distribution, warehouse and stock management;
  • Strong experience in vehicle and fleet management;Robust experience of NGO project cycle management and experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure;
  • Master's degree in Logistics, MBA or any other relevant degree coupled with good work experience in Logistics and supply chain management;
  • Experience of building and developing the capacity of logistics staff through the use of training, performance management frameworks and development plans;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;Strong analytical skills and capacities to plan and think strategically;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;Proficiency with Excel and Word platforms.

    Desirable :

  • Experience in distributions of both NFIs and food items in emergency context;Working experience in Nigeria and / or West Africa;
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with various incoming teams in the event of major emergencies;
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles, including rights-based approaches.

    he Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030 :

    No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthdayAll children learn from a quality basic education and that,Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

    We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


    The Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) is a DFID Funded program that provides an unconditional cash transfer of 4,000 NGN per month to pregnant women and women with children under the age of two (2) in Zamfara and Jigawa.

    It is delivered in partnership with Action against Hunger (AAH)).The programme is being implemented in close collaboration with state governments.

    The programme is aimed at reducing the prevalence of stunting and improving food security. The overall anticipated outcome is : A scalable programme showing how cash transfers can bring cost-

    effective immediate and long-term food security and nutrition benefits to eligible households with young children in poor communities in northern Nigeria.

    DFID, SCI and AAH, through the CDGP, aim to secure increased political and institutional commitment by the Zamfara and Jigawa state governments to implement effective state-

    wide social protection to deliver improved nutrition, food security and poverty reduction for women and children at scale.

    The CDGP is accompanied by an independent evaluation that will provide rigorous evidence on impact that will be used at a variety of stages through the life of the programme to influence Zamfara and Jigawa state governments to adopt and scale up state-

    wide the approaches used in CDGP.The programme also aims to inform the design and roll out of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) and specifically their flagship programme, National Social Safety Net programme (NSSNP).

    Objective and Overview of the Consultancy

    The Jigawa State government, with the support of the CDGP, has recently approved the State Social Protection Policy following state-

    wide consultations. In order to operationalize the policy the state government has inaugurated a State Council on Social Protection (SCSP) , a central steering body of all social protection interventions in the state under the direct auspices of the Deputy Governor.

    The CDGP consortium (Action against Hunger and Save the Children) have been appointed as members of the SCSP.This consultancy is to provide support to the SCSP in operationalizing the Jigawa State Social Protection Policy.

    This will be followed by providing similar support for Zamfara State.

    Main Tasks / Deliverables

    Preparation of Implementation road map for the Jigawa State Social Protection Policy (JSSPP) and Zamfara State Social Protection Policy (ZSSPP).

    Defining Modus Operandi of the council including how it will work and its key tasks and who the key stakeholder will be.Develop costed work plan for the road mapDevelop milestones for short, medium and long term.

    Develop a detailed overarching Monitoring and Evaluation framework for the social protection policies / road map. This would equant to an overarching M & E framework for ALL social protection programmes in the different MDAs.

    Identify capacity gaps for the implementation of the state SP policies including all existing social protection programme in the StateFor Jigawa State, define how their State financed Cash Transfer Programme fits into their Social Protection Policy implementation road map.

    Advise on the extent to which the State Development Plan has integrated Social Protection and possibly provide a framework or template for the development of MTSS for Social Protection Programmes in the State

    Deliverables :

    State specific implementation road maps for the Jigawa and Zamfara social protection policies that include a costed work plan with milestones and a detailed overarching Monitoring and Evaluation framework.

    A capacity gap analysis for the implementation of the state SP policies

    Location and Duration :

    Location of assignment : Abuja with frequent travel to Jigawa and Zamfara.Total Person Days technical input : 40

    Required Skills / Qualification of Consultant

    A Master's Degree or PhD in a field related to Social Protection (Economics, Social Sciences, Public Policy and / or International Development Policy),Previous research experience on poverty aid / development, experience in quantitative or qualitative data collection and analysis,Previous experience in policy development or program implementation would be an advantageExcellent written and oral communication skills are required,Ability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional manner,Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.


    Situation of the Newborns in Nigeria :

    The first 28 days of life referred to as the neonatal period is a critical period for the survival of the child. In Nigeria, approximately a quarter of the estimated one million children who die before the age of five years do so in this neonatal period.

    Indeed every day, about 700 newborn babies die, the highest number in Africa and the third highest in the world. Hitherto, care of the newborn / neonate is an aspect of child survival that has received limited attention.

    situation is tragic especially as most of these babies die due to mainly preventable treatable causes such as birth asphyxia, infections and prematurity.

    present situation informs that if we do not re strategize to arrest the trend and substantially reduce newborn mortality, Nigeria will not attain the SDG 3.

    2.Most of these young lives can be saved with existing cost effective and efficient interventions, possible even in hard to reach areas through the existing health system.

    However, coverage is extremely low, even much lower than in most other African countries.In order to support Nigeria in the achievement of the 100,000 babies initiative related to new-

    born in Northern Nigeria, a 2 year new-born health programme is being implemented with support from Johnson and Johnson in Igabi LGA of Kaduna state in Nigeria.

    The project seeks to contribute towards the reduction of neonatal morbidity and mortality in Kaduna state.

    Essential New-born Care :

    An unacceptable number of babies around the world die in the first week of life with the highest number dying within the first 24 hours of birth.

    Many of these deaths occur to babies born too early and too small, or with infections, or to babies asphyxiated around the time of delivery.

  • Studies have shown that many newborn lives can be saved by the use of simple low technological interventions. Interventions such as : supporting breastfeeding;
  • providing adequate warmth; ensuring good hygiene and cord care; recognizing early signs of danger and providing prompt treatment and referral;
  • giving extra care to small babies and having skilled health workers attend mothers and babies at delivery and in the immediate post-

    partum period - can all increase a newborn babies chances of survival.The Essential Newborn Care Course aims to ensure health workers have the skills and knowledge to provide appropriate care at the most vulnerable period in a baby’s life.

    Health workers are taught to use the Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and Newborn Care : A Guide for essential practice’ and particularly the sections concerned with newborn care which provides up-

    to-date evidence based information and management of babies with a range of needs in the initial newborn period.To reduce neonatal mortality and morbidity, the practices of health workers and others caring for new-

    born babies must be improved. This can be achieved by training skilled birth attendants in essential new-born care practices, and new-

    born resuscitation who in turn will improve the skills of those caring for babies and children less than five years in the early postpartum period and beyond.

    Rationale :

    Evidence indicates that lifesaving care can significantly reduce neonatal mortality. In Nigeria, preterm births, asphyxia and infections account for 85% of all neonatal deaths.

    These are causes that can easily be prevented and managed at the facility if quality essential care is available and accessible to the new born.

    The need for resuscitation should always be anticipated and thus, every birth attendant should be skilled in newborn resuscitation (including anticipation, preparation, timely recognition and quick and correct action) and should have the necessary equipment and supplies -

    clean and functioning - to be able to respond quickly and correctly when needed.Report from findings from surveys and studies assessment of PHC-

    BEOC facilities conducted by PRRINN-MNCH in their target clusters (2009) revealed that newborn care was almost nowhere available.

    refore, in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 3.2, birth attendants in large numbers must acquire the basic skills and equipment to help newborns breathe.

    Purpose of Assignment

    To improve care for new-born babies it is essential to improve quality of care available currently at the primary and secondary levels of care in Igabi LGA through training of medical doctors, midwives and community health extension workers on the Essential newborn care course.

    A National consultant in -country will be engaged to direct the training and ensure quality.S / He will be supported by five facilitators to ensure participants have adequate skills exposure.


    The consultant working with other facilitators would direct :

    A three (3) day training for 30 CHEWs on the Modified ENCC (HBB, ECEB and ECSB)The training would involve both lectures and skills training using adult learning methodologies.

    The following activities will be undertaken :

    Lead a planning meeting with other facilitators and guidance for site preparationConduct the trainingUndertake post training follow up visitsOn completion of the training, hold a debrief meeting with the LGA RH CoordinatorReport writing

    Expected output :

    Report of the MENCC TrainingReport of the post training follow up visits

    Type of Consultants Required

    The required consultant should be an experienced Paediatrician (a fellow of West African Medical College / NPMCN) or with a minimum of 5 years’ post-

    fellowship experience.S / he should have undertaken a TOT in ENCC.S / he should be able to mobilize 4 other facilitators (Doctors / Midwives) who have a minimum of 5 years’ experience and have also undertaken a TOT in ENCC training).

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