Deputy Chief of Party, Rural Resilence in Nigeria at Save the Children

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. Our dedicated and diverse staff work hard to improve the well-being of children everywhere.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party, Rural Resilence in NigeriaLocation: Maiduguri, BornoJob Description:Save the Children is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Rural Resilience program in Nigeria.The goal is to increase resilience of vulnerable households in the northern zones of Nigeria, where climate change and instability are exacerbating the impacts of humanitarian emergencies and in many cases contributing to fragile livelihoods, reduced social cohesion, and backsliding into poverty.Hiring is contingent upon successful award of the project and USAID approval of the candidate.Essential Duties, Responsibilities and ImpactThe Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) supports the Chief of Party (COP) in the overall management of the Rural Resilience program. Working collaboratively with the COP, s/he provides technical and operational leadership to achieve all project objectives.The DCOP has direct oversight of program operations and M&E functions.Key Functions:Provide technical leadership and strategic vision to the technical components of the program, including developing workplans, analyzing markets, and selecting and managing partners.Coordinate health, nutrition, social behavior change and social protection inputs, and provide specific technical inputs in rural livelihoods (on-farm and off-farm).Maximize collaboration and participation of partners including relevant ministries of Nigeria, local government authorities, community leaders, local NGOs, and USAID.Ensure synergies between rural resilience programming and humanitarian programmingDirectly manage project technical advisors and other program staff; ensure appropriate training and capacity building of staff.Ensure effective and efficient systems are in place for financial management & reporting and MEAL.Monitor and maintain compliance with USAID regulations and Save the Children policies; ensure timely submission of all deliverables to USAID, including annual work plans and performance monitoring guidelines.Ensure knowledge gathered from analysis of M&E data is rapidly integrated into project implementation, when applicable.

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