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Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.



This position is a strategic management role in Save the Children’s (SC) supply chain function, which is responsible for the strategic and operational capability within the global team.
The role focuses on delivering the strategy of the supply chain and on managing continuous improvement in the owned and rented vehicle estate of over 4,000 vehicles worldwide.  This constitutes designing a fleet strategy and any associated improvements in the people, systems, policies and procedures, and the implementation of this strategy across the global organisation.

This will require working with the Safety and Security team to ensure effective management of the risks associated with the fleet are embedded into our ways of working.
The role will incorporate providing support to country programmes to improve their fleet management capability, with a strong focus on building the organisational capacity, and on building cohesive and substantial relationships with regional teams and adapting to a fast-changing environments within a $2bn organisation.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Reports to: Global Warehousing and Distribution Lead
Staff reporting to this post: None directly
Indirect:Regional and Country Fleet Management staff
Budget Responsibilities: N/A
Role Dimensions: This role operates across whole movement SCI, Members & Partner Organisations. External focus with Corporate Teams & UN Agencies and selected forums.

Be an active member of the Global Supply team leading the strategy and direction for Save the Children’s supply chain on the transformation of our fleet management capabilities.
Lead the implementation of the fleet management plans under the Supply Chain Transformation Programme.
Lead and provide functional support to Central, Regional and Country teams on fleet management, ensuring alignment with Supply Chain Transformation and wider organisational strategy.
Improve the end-to-end life cycle for our fleet estate, from supporting specification definition through purchasing to delivery, maintenance, fuel management and disposal.
Define and implement any systems changes required to improve the management of our fleet.
Ensure all key performance indicators are aligned to best practices in fleet management, that we have a global view, and that fleet data management is executed in a professional manner.
Work with the category management team to specify requirements and source fleet to deliver cost and operational performance improvements for vehicle and maintenance supply.
Work with Finance to agree appropriate depreciation and cost management guidelines for vehicles.
Detailed knowledge of institutional donor grant requirements, including experience with proposals, implementation, technical advice, reporting across supply chain, stocks and distributions.
Identify and support the creation of learning and development programmes for building capacity in the management of our fleet estate.
Contribute to Save the Children’management of safety and security standards.
Stakeholder management internally and externally with a global vision to promote, support and represent Save the Children globally.
Represent Save the Children in external forums and consider consortium based cooperation across INGO and UN agencies.
Create a culture of continuous learning where staff are encouraged and supported to grow and develop and are willing to be held accountable for their commitments.
Work with regional teams and organisational members to develop strategic relationships and partnerships with companies and organisations which can support the improvement and enhancement of Save the Children’management of our fleet.
Develop fleet management spe...ts into their roles

Behaviours (Values in Practice)
Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds 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.

Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, a good listener, easy to talk to.

Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks.

Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

A Degree level in Business, Finance, Engineering, Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Fleet Management or similar level, category, relevant qualification/Equivalent experience.

Experience within global, multicultural organisations - public, private or charity sector.
Substantial experience in all technical areas of Fleet Management.
Significant leadership experience and a detailed knowledge of industry standards, best practice, preparedness and cost effectiveness as they apply to the management of fleet.
Experience of setting up complex international supply chains to support delivery programmes, and ensuring appropriate resourcing for the supply chain.
A proven track-record of managing and supervising other senior supply chain staff, and providing training and capacity building
Ability to synthesize and analyse complex information, and make clear, informed decisions
Ability to build relationships quickly with a wide range of people, both internally and externally with a flexible yet stabilising attitude.
Comfortable working autonomously and as part of a team, including working with, and supporting, a diverse community of stakeholders at a distance.
Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
Highly developed influencing and negotiation skills both internally (at the Senior Leadership Team level) and externally with suppliers
Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams.
Ability to select the appropriate style of communication to situation and context to achieve the desired outcome.
Commitment to Save the Children values.
Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including traveling at short notice and for extended periods of time.
Able to travel if required to operational country programs (on occasion remote and insecure) and attend external meetings.

Past experience of working in the INGO sector
Operations/Field Office Management Experience
Finance training
Transformation or change experience
Formal management training
Working knowledge of French/Arabic



Every year in Nigeria one million children die before reaching their 5th birthday. This translates into the deaths of 2,740 children every day. Over a third of these deaths are linked to malnutrition. Statistics like this make Nigeria, along with six other countries, responsible for 50% of the global deaths of under-fives due to malnutrition. These death rates make it impossible for Nigeria, and Africa, to achieve Millennium Development Goal 4 by the target date of 2015.

Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) is funded by UK’s Department for International Development and implemented by UNICEF, Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Save the Children International (SCI), in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria and the State Governments of Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Yobe and Zamfara. The overall objective of the project is to reduce mortality through decreasing the incidence and prevalence of under nutrition in Nigeria with focus on Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Yobe and Zamfara States.

The WINNN programme aims to build the capacity of the state and LGAs to implement nutrition interventions as routine services through existing PHC structures and to use evidence-based advocacy to improve political commitment, to and government funding for nutrition interventions.

WINNN’s goal is to improve nutritional status of children under five in Northern Nigeria with an expected outcome of nutrition interventions been delivered through routine health services, funded by the Government of Nigeria.

The expected results of the project are:
Sustainability built into programme design such that States and LGAs owned nutrition programme activities with appropriate resources allocation.
Communities and CSOs sustain support to treatment and prevention of SAM
Improved GAM, SAM and child mortality rates
Improved appropriate knowledge, attitude, behaviour and practices towards nutrition, such as exclusive ---feeding, complementary feeding, etc.
Scope of Work
WINNN will host a 4-day workshop in Lagos to capture the learning and best practices from the programme since inception in September 2011.
The lead rapporteur(s) for this workshop will take note on the main findings, conclusions and recommendations of each state presentation and questions surfaced during the sessions.
The rapporteur will also prepare a detailed final summary report to be presented to Save the Children.
Pre-Workshop: Become familiar with outline of the programme, read programme documents and attend the planning meeting
Attend the pre-event planning meeting with Facilitators to understand the plan or strategy they will use to run the sessions.
Prepare a summary report indicating name of the facilitators, speakers, title of session, Session reports, State Briefs, State Case studies, State level result chart, State Collaborative Outcome reports, State Compendium of Most significant change, main findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Session.
Attend Debrief session post workshop and include findings in summary report
Consultancy Period with Key Milestones:
Understand agenda and strategy of workshop
WINNN Learning Writeshop
Finalization of Knowledge products from Workshop
Submission of workshop report and Knowledge products
Key Skills and Experience
At least 7 years’ experience in similar scope of work
Proven ability to capture and produce detailed and clearly presented report.
Good knowledge of northern Nigeria cultural context.
Able to work effectively as part of a diverse global team
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Great team player
High attention to detail and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
Excellent oral, written, presentation and communications skills in English.




The nutritional status of women when becoming pregnant and during pregnancy can have significant influence on both fetal, infant and maternal health outcomes. Micronutrient deficiencies (Hidden Hunger) such as calcium, iron, vitamin A and iodine can lead to poor maternal health outcomes and pregnancy complications which put the mother and baby at risk. Poor maternal weight gain in pregnancy due to an inadequate diet, increases the risk of premature delivery, low birth weight and birth defects.[1]
Nutrition education and counselling seek to improve nutrition practices before and during pregnancy to improve maternal nutrition and reduce the risk of poor health outcomes in both mothers and their children. Nutrition education and counselling focus on enhancing the quality of the diet, by educating women on which foods and what quantities they need to consume in order to achieve optimal dietary intake. This can also include counselling on the use of micronutrient supplements recommended during pregnancy, such as multiple micronutrient supplements containing iron and folic acid.

Objective 1: Support the production of Maternal Nutrition Food demonstration videos
Development of a video script based on the Maternal Nutrition Package for the food demonstration video recording
Provide technical assistance in the development of a step by step cooking process for video production which will include but not limited to the steps of process preparation of the recipes combining important WASH elements
Objective 2 - Review and standardization of complimentary feeding manuals for children 6-24 months to include cost of diet

Submit an workplan in line with the 2 objectives above
Development of script for the video production of the recipes and a Step by Step manual for the presenter
Support the DNPM- WINNN in providing technical back-stop for the production of Maternal Food demonstration videos
Consultancy Deliverables:

Please refer to Annex 1 for full breakdown of consultancy tasks and deliverables
Approved work plan submitted within 3 day of signed contract
Maternal Nutrition Package: Script for Maternal Food demonstrations video production & technical inputs on Step by Step process of food demonstration and cooking process for video production
Final report of consultancy

Minimum of 5 years of experience designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of food security, maternal child health and nutrition
Graduate qualifications in Nutrition
Spe...t in maternal infant and young child feeding (IYCF), prevention and treatment of malnutrition, and food security in development and emergency context.
Experience in Support Groups and Peer Facilitator approaches to behaviour change
Proven experience in curriculum development for health, nutrition and agriculture for community level volunteers
Excellent writing skills in reports, research briefs, and multi-media communication platforms
Ability to read and write in Hausa



The NJR2 has a contractual obligation towards the donor, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to ensure the realization of an evaluation. The purpose for this evaluation is twofold. On the one hand, the evaluation report will assess the performance of the NJR2 and ensures accountability towards the Dutch Government and public. On the other, it offers a learning aspect for all stakeholders. The evaluation should identify key lessons learned from NJR2, substantial anecdotal evidence of the value of collaboration for the delivery of humanitarian aid though NJR2 and recommendations for NJR phase 3. We hope to be able to use the preliminary findings as input for phase 3, which starts on 16th of May 2017.

Objective 1:
Evaluate to what extent NJR2 has delivered effective, efficient, relevant and timely humanitarian aid to beneficiaries as set in the log frame.

Objective 2:
Evaluate how collaboration between NJR2 partners contributed/can contribute to the delivery of effective, efficient, relevant and timely aid for beneficiaries and assess whether the collaboration between NJR2 members had added value towards the beneficiaries and other stakeholders (local partners, local NGO sector, local Government, Dutch NGOs, Dutch NGO sector, MoFA, Dutch public)? What gives added value and what does not?

Objective 3:
Assess the key lessons learned and establish recommendations for NJR3. The added value of collaboration towards the beneficiaries as well as the other stakeholders (especially the local partners) are important to assess.

The consultant is expected to lead, accomplish and submit the following deliverables within the agreed time frame and budget:

An inception report, which will serve as an agreement between parties on how the evaluation will be conducted. Items to address:
Understanding of the issues and questions raised in the ToR.
Data sources; how to assess the questions in the ToR.
Research methodology, including suggested methods, sample and size.
Team composition, preferably persons with experience in the North East of Nigeria especially its humanitarian context.
Schedule of activities and traveling (timeline).
Proposal for a learning event in Abuja, Nigeria.
Detailed budget.
Appropriate draft data collection tools for validation (e.g. methodological guidelines, group interview questions).
A short justification for each decision made should be included.
A max 50-page draft and final report (in MS Office and PDF for approved final), excluding annexes and in English, in the following format at a minimum, to be submitted to the NJR Coordination through its lead agency, Save the Children Netherlands and Nigeria. It is preferable to illustrate the results by appropriate graphs, visuals, tables and/or a dashboard with an accompanied explanatory text. The report should consist of:
Executive Summary (max. 2 pages) including bullets of main findings, as well as methods, lessons learnt and recommendations.
Methodology, including sampling and limitations.
Analysis and findings of the evaluation. Findings should be explained clearly and concisely. The analysis should consist of three parts:
Address concerns and comments from NJR2 partners.
At least 8 (but as many as you find) cases of substantial anecdotal evidence (short descriptions of a few sentences are sufficient) of added value from respondents.
Several stories of change and quotes from respondents.
Conclusions for each of the two parts and for all of the evaluation questions.
PowerPoint presentation of preliminary findings and recommendations relevant for phase 3 to NJR3 partners in Abuja
Learning event for NJR2 partners in Abuja. The evaluators will be required to present preliminary findings before the publication of the final report to NJR partners and lead a half day workshop once a final draft has been agreed in Abuja. The structure and activities of the learning and evaluation meeting will be agreed with Save the Children. We expect attendance of 15-20 people in Abuja.
Presentation of final findings and learning session via skype to NJR2s partners in The Hague.

Academic Degree in International Development, Humanitarian Assistance or a related field.
Demonstrated experience in humanitarian response and knowledge of humanitarian standards (CHS, Sphere, Code of Conduct).
Demonstrated experience of leading evaluations of humanitarian response program
Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research, data base management and statistical data analysis
Experience of working in Nigeria/West Africa
Experience of evaluating consortia/joined responses.
Proven record of communicating with beneficiaries, also with children using child friendly methods.
Demonstrated ability to assess and further develop conceptual mixed methods evaluation tools.
Relevant subject matter knowledge and experience regarding the thematic areas of this NJR.
Ability to deal with hardship and remote area field work.
Strong understanding of humanitarian and evaluation ethics and a commitment to ethical working practices.
Advanced English writing skills.
Deep understanding of Common Humanitarian Fund and UN Strategic Response Plan.

Experience in/understanding of measuring the added value of partnerships/ cooperation.
Experience of working in insecure environments in Nigeria and managing security risks.
Action-oriented and evidence based approach and strong drive for results.
Highly developed self-management, and communication skills.
Demonstrated experience with institutional humanitarian funding; knowledge of Dutch development and funding streams.



DUE DATE: 30 April, 2017


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