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Humanitarian PDQ Manager at Save the Children Nigeria

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.

Abuja/Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria

Save the Children in Nigeria has experienced a rapid scale up of its humanitarian response from 6 to 17 million USD over the past two years.

The response is focused on the northeast of Nigeria which is experience a massive humanitarian crisis due to the insurgency and counter-insurgency operations. The Save the Children humanitarian response in the northeast focuses on sectors like: FSL, nutrition, education, WASH and child protection.
Within this context, the Humanitarian Program Development and Quality Manager has a strategic role in leading on humanitarian planning, quality programming and managing and improving MEAL systems within the humanitarian context in northeast Nigeria.
The role holder has direct oversight and direction responsibilities of thematic technical advisors in addition to MEAL and has direct support role in producing the sector related updates in the the monthly humanitarian sitrep reports with the communication team. The position will be based in Abuja or Maiduguri with 50% travel.

The Humanitarian PDQ Manager reports directly to the Director of Humanitarian Programme and is expected to provide support with strategic programminc decisions, expansion plans, lead on assessment tool production and have overall oversight on programme quality and development to consolidate SCI’s humanitarian interventions and expand the humanitarian portfolio.
She/he engages actively with UN led sector working groups in the absence of respective TAs; engages with the designated operational and thematic backstops on programme quality and development related issues and is a member of the ESMT at the CO level.
She/he also engages with sector related government stakeholders for strategic mapping of areas of intervention and plays a key role in building evidence based strategies for programming.
She/he is responsible in ensuring that the programme quality related KPIs (reporting quality KPI) are met.

Humanitarian strategic planning and development:
Engage the technical team in a shared vision and strategy
Lead on strategic documents such as researches, and assessments in response planning (as relevant)
Support Comms. In finalizing the monthly Sitreps
Lead (where necessary) and contribute to proposal development processes and programme design
Lead on programme quality:
Support needs assessment, analysis and evidence base for programmes
Oversee appropriate, relevant and timely technical advice and capacity building to enable quality in programme implementation.
Support MEAL systems:
Support with quality review of donor reports
Ensure rigorous monitoring of programme indictors by programmes, and data verification by MEAL
Ensure robust, diverse and functional accountability mechanisms are known to SCI staff, local communities  and partners (CRM and CSG reporting mechanisms for the humanitarian programme)
Working with MEAL team to roll out quality benchmarks and quality monitoring and reporting systems (as per the CO MEAL KPIs)
Adopt and promote a culture of innovation and learning
Ensure children’s voices are captured by promoting safe participation of children in MEAL activities
Management and Leadership:
Demonstrate behaviours consistent with our values; champion child safeguarding and anti-fraud
Contribute to accountable management of the humanitarian programme
Give regular positive and constructive feedback and coach others to learn from their experiences on the job
Externally represent SC consistent with our values and humanitarian strategy
Behaviorus (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, 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

Master degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent is desired.
Additional training degrees on humanitarian response programming, budgeting for US and EU based donors or equivalent

Recognized leadership role in relevant technical areas at both field and country level
Substantial experience in management experience in an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children in a protracted emergency context, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, Child rights governance, youth development, food security and livelihoods
An understanding of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues
Solid experience of developing and managing monitoring and learning systems
Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working
Strong advocacy and policy development/implementation experience and skills
Proven ability to lead proposal development teams for US government, ECHO and EU proposals
Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels
Resource management, training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills
Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
Proven ability and experience in report writing and quality review
Fluency in English (speaking and writing)

Experience in working in Nigeria, particularly northeast Nigeria
Knowledge of Hausa or Kanuri language

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed and selected as they come in.Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


DUE DATE: 26 May, 2017


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