Humanitarian MEAL Manager
Save The Children
2d ago
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    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.

    Open Jobs

    Length of Contract : Only valid till 30th September, 2018

    Role Purpose

    The aim of this position is designed to contribute to the management and implementation of the programme in Kogi states and to lead in the provision of technical assistance to the State Ministry of Health, State PHCD / Board, LGA and working in collaboration with State Chapters of , PAN, NISONM & SOGON and the MCSP Maternal Health team as relevant.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Newborn Health Policy & Programming :

    To be responsible for the provision of technical assistance on new-born health within the MCSP programme and support to strengthen capacity for essential new-

    born care and management of the three major killers of new-borns intrapartum related complication, new-born infections and preterm births in health facilities at state level.

    Ensure care for new-born health services at all levels of the SMOH is data drivenIdentify and advocate for and leverage additional resources for maternal and new-

    born health within the state working with partners.

    Primary Health Care & Child Health :

    To be responsible for the implementation of MCSP / USAID programme linking it with primary health care development in the state within the context of the IMNCH and Saving One Million Lives Initiatives and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Strategies.

    Provide overall leadership for MCSP new-born health activities at state level.

    Cross cutting :

    To contribute to achievement of the overall MCSP programme objectives working with the MCSP Deputy Director , the Senior Newborn Health Advisor and other senior staff members.

    Representation :

    To represent Save the Children’s values and mission, as well as the Nigeria programme experience, at strategic state, national, selected regional fora especially in MNH.

    Understand relevant Save the Children policies and procedures & comply with them.Other strategic duties as agreed by the MCSP State Team lead / Senior Newborn Health Advisor .

    Documentation and Reporting :

    To prepare and submit quarterly reports to the Deputy Programme Director and the Senior NH Advisor

    Others :

    Provide mentorship and capacity building for health workers on essential new-born care, sick new-born care, kangaroo mother care, bubble continuous positive airway pressure and possible severe bacterial infectionContribute to development of quarterly progress reports about the new-

    born health activities in Kogi StateContribute to development of new-born health technical documentsRepresent the programme and it’s interests with key stakeholders (government, implementing partners, manufacturers, etc.

    in Kogi StateOther strategic duties as agreed by supervisors and senior advisorsOther strategic duties as agreed by supervisors and senior advisers.

    Qualifications Skills & Experience

    Administrative & General Skills :

    Medical qualification (MD or ). A post-graduate qualification in paediatrics, neonatology, midwifery and / or public health is preferredSubstantial experience in facilitating clinical trainings.

    Certified trainers on the national Essential Newborn Care Course, sick new-born care and possible severe bacterial infection strongly preferred.

    Experience in providing technical support to partners and in particular government at senior levels.Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels.

    Presentation and training skills, along with tact and diplomacy are essential.Proven capacity to deliver results against objectives, reporting schedules and work plans.

    Excellent analytical and conceptual skills and the proven ability to translate these into concise high quality reports and lessons learnt documents,Confidence in using word processing and spreadsheet computer packages

    Desirable :

    Experience in health systems development and primary health care management.Technical expertise in new-born healthProven capacity in strategic planning and long term positioning.

    Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)

    Accountability :

    Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibilityHigh level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situationsHolds self and others accountable

    Ambition :

    Creating best-in-class EA functionFuture-orientated, thinks pro-actively

    Collaboration :

    Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goalsStrong communication and interpersonal skillsBuilds and maintains effective relationships, with the health team, colleagues, members and external partners

    Creativity :

    Willing to take disciplined risksBe willing to implement Save the Children’s Theory of Change’ to innovate, advocate, and strive to achieve MNH results at scale in target areas.

    Integrity :

    Be honest, encourage openness and transparency, demonstrating highest levels of integrity.

    Role Purpose

    The WASH Coordinator has overall responsibility for an effective implementation of all WASH activities in Borno Humanitarian response.

    The implementation cut across community, school and health facilities in coordination with Nutrition, Child Protection, Community Mobilization, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods sectors.

    Key Areas of Accountabilty

    Technical and Management :

    Lead on WASH technical assessments in coordination with other Save the Children thematic areas and / or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.

  • Provide inputs to the development of concept notes, proposals, WASH strategy, details implementation plans and master budgets;
  • Identify priorities and technically assist with assessments, designing and overseeing KAP and other surveysIdentify key gaps in WASH facilities and minimum standards in the WASH interventions by providing technical checking of WASH engineering and hygiene promotion aspects of the programme and proactively promote high-

    quality WASH technical approaches for the response;Design and run water supply, sanitation and hygiene interventions as per national and SPHERE standards etc.

    Prepare and oversee WASH programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities.Develop program management / implementation tools for WASH programs in communities, schools and health facilities

    Programme Support :

    Working closely with the HR team, identify staffing needs (national) for WASH officers, and ensure timely recruitment and induction of new staff.

  • Work closely with the Logistics and Finance teams, to identify WASH programme supplies needs and coordinate to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan, budget and supply chainCoordinate with other partners and other relevant authorities and administration to ensure coordinated implementation;
  • Participate in WASH Sector Coordination meetings, sharing information from Save the Children programmesCoordinate with other sectors (Nutrition, Child Protection, Education, Food security and Livelihoods etc.

    to ensure integration in programWork closely with the MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) team put in place a sector MEAL plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work

    Capacity Building :

    Identify learning needs of WASH team and mentor teamDevelop capacity building plan for WASH team and implement it in coordination with HR and line manager.

    Maintain growth of team through appropriate measures , on-the-job trainingCoordinate with community mobilization team and other sectors for capacity building of community-

    based organization / groups and volunteers involved in WASH program

    Representation & Advocacy & Organizational Learning :

    Take steps to document lessons learned, from WASH programmes, for wider dissemination.In collaboration with senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-

    makers at all levels.Attend relevant meetings and represent SCI

    General :

    Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

    Any other tasks assigned by line manager to achieve the objectives of the position.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Progressive management / coordination experience of working in an emergency and long-term WASH program;Postgraduate qualification in Public Health, Sanitary Engineering, Public Health / Civil Engineering or a related subject with specialization in environment or health education.

    Other related postgraduate qualifications related to water and sanitation.At least 5 years of progressive experience in WASH programming with 2 years experience in a Humanitarian contextAbility to write a clear and well-

    argued assessment and project reportsExcellent communication skills and good knowledge of EnglishPolitically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacyThe capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in challenging and dynamic working circumstances.

    Desirable :

    Knowledge of Save the Children systems and ways of workingExperience of USAID / OFDA, ECHO, EU funded project

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability :

    Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children valuesHolds 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

    Ambition :

    Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the sameWidely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates othersFuture orientated thinks strategically

    Collaboration :

    Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supportersValues diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strengthApproachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity :

    Develops and encourages new and innovative solutionsWilling to take disciplined risks

    Integrity :

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency. (adsbygoogle ).push( );
  • Role Purpose

    The primary objective of the post holder is to develop and implement the MEAL framework that will maintain accountability standards and ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and learning of the Humanitarian Response in Nigeria.

    The post holder will develop and adapt M&E tools / approaches, build the capacity of the MEAL unit, provide support and guidance to operations teams, clearly define M&E functions across the Operations and PDQ teams, and support the accountability / MEAL team in rolling out the MEAL system across the response in all sectors.

    The post holder will guide teams in achieving outcome / impact focused projects and ensure response programme accountability to beneficiaries, local government and non-

    government partners and SC Members and their donors in line with Save the Children’s, and donors, compliance requirements.

    The post holder will represent Save the Children externally to partners and the wider Humanitarian community and will represent the MEAL interests of the Humanitarian Response to County Office level colleagues.

    The post-holder will support the business development team in the design of new programs, and development of the MEAL inputs for the Humanitarian Response Plan.

    The post holder will coordinate closely with the Technical Advisors at both Response and Country Office level.

    Key Areas of Accountabilty

    Monitoring and Evaluation :

    Develop and implement a framework for monitoring programmes including rapid assessment and baseline tools, project specific monitoring tools, approaches, staff and team responsibilities and frequency of monitoring and evaluation activitiesDevelop clear, systematic and feasible monitoring plans for projects, based on project logframes (including data collection-

    frequency and data management)Provide guidance to the MEAL Coordinator and MEAL staff to collect good quality monitoring data in a timely manner and collate / organize data received for reporting purposesAssist in data quality assurance and compliance with all grants related reporting requirements and their timely submission.

    Support project managers and technical advisors in conducting regular reviews of each project and ensure there is a clear process for staff / teams to raise concerns over programme progress and qualityEnsure that the Humanitarian Response office complies with SCI MEAL standard operating procedures including : the global quality framework, Global Initiative requirements, total reach and the advocacy measurement tool.

    Ensure that all programmes are designed and implemented in accordance with international MEAL standards (such as, but not limited to, Accountability Partnership International (HAP-

    I) Benchmarks, SPHERE, DEC Accountability Framework, and the Core Humanitarian Standards)Support the PDQ Team bringing together data and findings from across projects and operational regions to form a coherent basis for analysis of impact which promotes learning and strategy development.

    Work closely with the regional MEAL team and share best experiences through the community of practice fora.Support the MEAL team, and Project Managers with technology-

    driven and innovative systems, including Segovia platform, biometrics, and mHeath.Develop and implement partner capacity building, including the inclusion of logframes in partner agreements and training for partner staff.


    Work closely with the Accountability Officer to :

    Ensure that accountability to beneficiaries becomes a core element and success indicator for all program activities.Build on progress to date on integrating accountability to beneficiaries (and particularly children) within programmes through supporting the establishment of feedback mechanisms and producing information materials in a way which mainstreams accountability across all programmes.

    Contribute to improvements in existing policies and procedures to enhance effective accountability mechanisms.Assess how beneficiaries can best be involved at every stage of the programme cycle.

    Develop regular trend analysis of complaints on the organisation and sharing for wider learning and improvement.Coordinate with the Accountability Coordinator at Abuja level to ensure information flow for CRM.


    Work closely with the Country Office Knowledge Management Advisor, the Technical Advisors, and the Response MEAL team to :

    Promote learning throughout the Response Team, particularly on issues of programme quality, policy analysis and advocacy.

    Ensure new analysis and information is constantly available.Communicate program learning (through document sharing, presentations, etc) internally to provide guidance and technical input on strategic direction and programme design, and externally with key stakeholders (NGOs, government partners, working groups, etc).

    Ensure that lessons learned are properly documented and are incorporated into programme implementation and design.Regularly produce and report on best practices and case studies.

    Participate in designing and implementation of studies, assessments and learning in coordination and cooperation with PDQ teams and programme staff.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Postgraduate Degree in Development, related Social Science or Programme M&EMinimum 3 years post NYSC relevant experience in developing and implementing M&E systemsPrevious experience of working on large-

    scale, complex, multi-sectoral programmes in an emergency contextPrevious experience in leading teams and building M&E team capacity (developing training tools, training, coaching and mentoring)Experience in all aspects of programme development, proposal writing and budget development.

    Proven experience in using statistical software.Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.

    Excellent interpersonal, communication and representation skills.Fluency in written and spoken English.Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

    Accountability :

    Holds self- accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children valuesHolds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities

    Ambition :

    Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the sameWidely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates othersFuture orientated thinks strategically.

    Collaboration :

    Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supportersValues diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strengthApproachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity :

    Develops and encourages new and innovative solutionsWilling to take disciplined risks

    Integrity :

    Honest, encourages openness and transparency

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