Application Developer - MNutrition System
Save The Children
4d ago
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    Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-

    eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.

    In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives.

    Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.

    Role Purpose

    This role provides professional technical, communications and administrative support to the Nutrition team. The Post holder will develop and maintain high quality mobile applications for the A&T and WINNN programmeHe / She be expected to collaborate with implementation teams to develop functional mobile applications, while working in a fast-

    paced departmentThe post holder is also expected to provide critical support to data / information management and communications activities, assisting the Alive and Thrive team by developing and implementing an appropriate communications products and outputs for the teamS / he will work closely with the Alive and Thrive team both in the States and Country Office, to plan their communications, logistics and administrative needs.

    Also, s / he will support the team in meeting documentations, compilation and filing of Project reports and other relevant Project documentsThe post holder will support the entire application lifecycle (concept, design, test, release and support), produce fully functional mobile applications, gather user requirements and suggest solutions, Troubleshoot and debug applications to optimize performanceDesign interfaces (plan new features) to improve user experience in collaboration with the Nutrition and IT teamsHe / She will ensure that new and legacy applications meet quality standards, research and suggest new mobile products, applications and protocols based on acceptability and usage from implementation sites while staying up-

    to-date with new technology trends.S / he will be responsible for implementing and developing a variety of communications pieces including email announcements, communications and training materials as agreed.

    Scope of Role

    The post holder will work closely with Programme Manager and Senior SBCC Officer.Reports to : A&T Programme ManagerMatrix Manager - IT Manager

    Key Deliverables

    Develop functional mobile application for WINNN & Alive & ThriveDevelopment of infographics and other visual content for mobile appSupport the design, test, release and support of the mobile appEnsure that all legacy audio visual content from WINNN & Alive and Thrive are migrated to the mobile appManagement of all audio-

    visual content of the nutrition team and uploading unto the appSetting up and roll out of mobile app on programme mobile devices for beneficiariesTraining of beneficiaries and rollout of application use in Lagos, Kaduna, Jigawa and Yobe statesDevelopment of online marketing and publicityLead the design and roll out of the A&T IPC component through mobile phonesSupport the state teams on the use of mobile phone technology for IPC and reportingEnsure IT support for the project and users

    The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the Post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills

    Proven work experience as a Mobile DeveloperDemonstrable portfolio of released applicationsIn-depth knowledge of at least one programming language like Swift and JavaExperience with third-

    party libraries and APIsFamiliarity with OOP design principlesExcellent analytical skills with a good problem-solving attitudeAbility to perform in a team environmentUnderstanding of communications and staff engagement within a high profile global organisation utilising a range of new and traditional media.

    Good communication skills (verbal and written) and displays the potential for distilling complex information and materials into digestible and inspiring messages.

    Excellent organisational skills. Ability to manage a large workload in a pressured environment, working to short and long term objectives and tight deadlines.

    Attention to detail and ability to follow tasks and ideas through to completion.A high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to respond to changing needs.

    Experience in drafting communications materials such as emails, newsletter content, internet content, etc.Understanding of NGO operations.

    Demonstrable experience working with various social media.Competency in Microsoft Office, design software and other digital tools.

    Proactive approach to work and the ability to identify and implement effective processes for achieving outcomes.Strong interpersonal skills.

    A commitment to the Save the Children values.

    Role Purpose

    The Advocacy and Research Assistant will support the Advocacy and Campaign Unit in the implementation of the humanitarian advocacy strategy as per Save the Children International procedures and guidelinesThe incumbent will have a special focus on the implementation of the Protection of Children in Conflict (PCiC) project in Borno State with support from the advocacy team in the country office as well as the Protection teamS / he will assist in incorporating the Every Last Child / Girls Education Campaign, into humanitarian programs.

    Scope of Role

    Reports to : Director of Advocacy and CampaignTechnical responsibility : undertaking research, writing policy documents, policy analysis, advocacy campaignsDuration of Contract : 3 months

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Strengthen our research and advocacy delivery :

  • Support, assist researches on SCI Nigeria advocacy and campaign topics with particular emphasis on the humanitarian sectorSupport produce policy researches, producing policy briefs, policy notes, position papers, briefing papers etc around Every Last Child Campaign, Girls Education Campaign objectives, in both humanitarian and development programs;
  • produce advocacy messages, reports and documentsSupport strengthening the way we communicate about our advocacy and campaign through producing series of campaign presentations and other supporting communication materials to be circulated internally and externallySupport Project / Program based Advocacy staff in undertaking researches, policy analysis and advocacy program design and implementationCollaborate and partner with academic and research institutions in undertaking joint researches on SCI Nigeria advocacy objectivesFacilitate the dissemination of assessment reports.

    Provide overall support to the Unit :

    Share experience with staff, train and transfer skills to SCI staffAssist, support the Director of Advocacy and Campaign, and other members of the team to perform other duties and tasks as determined by the line manager

    Working Relationships

    Internal : Director of Advocacy and Campaign; Advocacy and Campaign Manager; Humanitarian ProgramsDirector; MEAL and Advocacy & Campaign Unit staffExternal : INGO Forum, partner organizations, research and academic institutions

    Competences and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)

  • Delivering results - Developing self and others - Working effectively with others - Communicating with impactAdhere to SCI Values : Accountability;
  • Ambition; Collaboration; Creativity; Integrity

    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 their team to do the sameWidely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates othersFuture orientated;
  • thinks strategically and on a global scale.

    Collaboration :

    Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supportersValues diversity and 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

    Qualifications and Experience

    Essential :

    Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Law, Political Science, Human Rights Law, International Development from a recognized higher educational institution.

    Those with a Masters in view may be considered depending on their level of progress)Commitment to SCI’s mission, values and approach.

    Interest in child rights, development issues.Excellent experience in policy research and analysis, strong writing skills of policy briefs, policy notes and position statementsAbility to work with people of different culturesExcellent interpersonal skills end ability to work successfully in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Excellent organizational, communication, writing and presentation skillsAbility to work and manage various projects in steam salting with limited supervisionAbility to work well with people at all levels.

    Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic integrated project.

    Ability and willingness to travel to project’s zones when requiredFluency in English

    Desirable :

  • Demonstrated expert level ability in writing policy research and analysisRecent graduatePassion and commitment for child rights (adsbygoogle ).push( );
  • 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.

    Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will be therefore be subject to this scrutiny.

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    Role Purpose

    The Social Media and Communication Officer will provide guidance and support to staff throughout the country on ensuring appropriate web and social media coverage, documentation and representation of Save the Children’s work in Nigeria.

    The post holder will lead and coordinate the implementing of a range of exciting projects for the team including but not limited to creation of internal and external communications materials (including but not limited to brochures, info graphics, project / programme profiles, videos and newsletters), information management tasks, building a social media profile, leading on member and donor engagement for support to fundraising and visibility of country programmes across SCI, and will oversee the creation of a wide range of communications, media and information content.

    He / she will ensure adherence to Save the Children’s brand, policy as well as procedures and that the rights of families and children are respected in all materials produced and disseminated (voice, photo, video, written).

    S / he will be working in rapid-onset or slow onset / chronic emergencies. The role is to deliver vital information and communication products that enable excellent coverage and reflection of country programs and responses for the media, key stakeholders, partners and fundraising activities for members and across Save the Children International.

    Scope of Role :

    Reports to : Media ManagerClosely Works With : Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, Information and Communication Coordinator, Advocacy, KM, BCC and Campaign Staff

    Key Areas of Accountability

    Raise the profile of Save the Children in Nigeria, both nationally and internationally. Ensure that the branding and communication guidelines of Save the Children are uniformly and consistently followed across the Nigerian Country Office.

    Plan and execute strategic communications (all channels) to increase engagement, visibility and voice for SCI’s programs

    Social Media :

    Build engagement and manage social media profiles for SCI to enhance voice, awareness and relevanceIdentify and adapt relevant social media trends to increase engagementIdentify, escalate and manage issues when required with the support of senior colleaguesEnsure timely, regular and live updates on existing activities across Nigeria on our various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram.

    YouTube and Twitter)Engage in social media outreach activities and devise social media toolkits and tweet sheets based on the priorities identified.

    Work closely with the media manager on the production and dissemination of materials for print / online / voice / visual.

    Information and Communications :

  • Lead on information and communication flows between all in-country programs and a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Produce communications and information materials, such as, brochures, info graphics, project / programme profiles, videos and newsletters etc;
  • to build the Country Response’s visibility and engagement with Save the Children members, Regional Office / Centre, partners and relevant stakeholders to support programmes, advocacy and programmes;
  • Produce accurate, clear and consistent information and communication outputs relating to emergency situation, campaigns and Save the Children’s response and programmes including key messages, Q&A’s, briefings and factsheets;
  • Oversee the production of community-facing communications materials to support programmes;Work with the Knowledge Management focal person on the production of compelling photo stories, case studies and audio-

  • visual materials from the field to highlight Save the Children s work, including the commissioning of photography and film when required and in line with SCI policies and procedures (all consent on file and available)Tailor communication styles to different audiences with responsibility for ensuring terminology, branding and visibility in all materials, and ensure that SCI’s mandate as an impartial, neutral and humanitarian organisation is imparted in all communications;
  • Successfully promoting and strengthening the profile of SCI in Nigeria through the social media and other exhibition opportunitiesWork with celebrities and social media influencers to engage strategic audiencesEvaluate results and impact of communications activitiesEnsure that relevant programs have communication plans, oversee and support the implementation of communications plans;
  • Build the capacity of partner organizations’ for communications, as well as ensuring any joint communications projects are in-

  • line with SCI policies and standards, including branding and visibility;
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships :

    Sourcing out Celebrities with high presence on Social Media and engaging them for strategic communications.Identifying and engaging communications consultants in Nigeria with support from the procurement and logistics department.

    Improve internal communications at the country, regional and global level and ensure updates are produced and circulated highlighting successes and sharing best practices.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills

    Graduated with Degree in Communication, Journalism or Public Relations from a recognized higher educational institutionA minimum of 2 years work experience, preferably in similar positions in INGOs in NigeriaProven experience of developing and managing the production of communications materials for INGOs or other similar organisations.

    Can produce accurate, clear and consistent information and communication outputs relating to both programme support and humanitarian situation -

    including key messages, Q&A’s and factsheets, case studies, press releases, media statements, briefs etc.;Evidence of excellent English verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of different audiences including donors, partners and the general public’.

    Ability to strategically target a wide-range of audiences is essential.Excellent relationship building skills;Creativity and desire to learnThe ability to deliver in high-

  • pressure situations, with changing deadlines and priorities;Experience in leading information and communication flows between a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to gather case studies, testimonies and information on different programmes. Excellent IT skills, especially in Powerpoint, Sharepoint, social media analytics, and experience with design softwares such as Photoshop is an advantage;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion. Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy;
  • An initiative-taking, proactive, inspiring attitude with the ability to manage and prioritise an unpredictable workload and solve problems quickly with limited support;
  • Ability to fact check, proofread, edit and draft materials;The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

    Commitment and interest in Save the Children's mission, vision and values. In particular, a good understanding of Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

    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 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 achievedCreates a managerial environment within the communications team to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding

    Ambition :

    Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the sameFuture orientated, thinks strategically and on a country and global scale

    Collaboration :

    Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supportersValues diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

    Creativity :

    Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

    Integrity :

    Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidenceDisplays consistent excellent judgement

    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. on

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