Assistant (NYSC) at Save the Children

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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Assistant (NYSC)Location: Borno, NigeriaIntroductionSave the Children International is a 'dual mandate' organisation and as such equal priority will be given to both humanitarian and development work.This is the only way we will be able to ensure that some of the fundamental rights that we believe children have, such as survival, safety and constant access to protection and education can be guaranteed.As part of a commitment to work with children through humanitarian interventions Save the Children will support programmes in both sudden onset and chronic emergency situations.SCI is seeking young and vibrant Youth Corpers to support our various projects.Core BehavioursUnderstanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:Ensures that programme goals and activities uphold the principles of the key national and international humanitarian frameworks, codes and commitmentsIntegrates beneficiary accountability principles into the approachParticipates in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperationAchieving results effectively:Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controlsAddresses difficult situations and makes tough decisions confidently and calmlyConsiders the wider impact of decisions to be made in the short and long-term.Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved resultsCoordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximise resourcesDocuments lessons learned and applies them to future projectsMaintaining and developing collaborative relationships:Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholdersActively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practiceEstablishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholdersEstablishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performanceOperating safely and securely:Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimises these for oneself and the agencyTakes measures to do no harm and to minimise risks for partners and the communitiesReduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisationDemonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanismsManaging yourself in a pressured and changing environment:Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situationsDemonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairlyMaintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conductPlans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressureTakes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actionsLeadership: Action; Thinking; Self; Inspiring; Developing Others:Builds own awareness of the bigger global picture by using a broad range of sources to gather dataDemonstrates approachability and trust by listening carefully to others and valuing their contribution, and making others feel comfortable by being open and honest about their thoughts and feelingsDemonstrates self-development and management by taking responsibility for own development, and actively seeking out feedback to better understand their own strengths and weaknessesMakes positive statements about workEffectively influences others by understanding their interests and showing how they will be met by own preferred solutionGives constructive feedback to enhance capabilities and responsibilities to another for the purpose of his/her developmentQualifications & ExperienceEssential:A first degree in any fieldCurrently serving as NYSC or is yet to commenceA high level of written and spoken EnglishExcellent communication and strong influencing skillsAbility to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reportsPolitically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacyThe capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support 

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