Livelihoods Coordinator at Save the Children Nigeria

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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Livelihoods CoordinatorLocation: Konduga, BornoRoleThe Program Coordinator will be responsible for overall implementation and oversight of FFP food security and nutrition activities (FSL component, CMAM & IYCF), and will oversee a FSL Officer / Nutrition Officer, who support the day-to-day running of project activities along with SCI partners.The Program Coordinator will also ensure that complementary nutrition activities are fully integrated into food assistance programming and ensure coordination with both unit.Engage in capacity building activities including trainings and knowledge transfer to team members, provide training to the nutrition team in IYCF-E, Screening for malnutrition, and other related nutrition focused activities, provide training to the food security and livelihood team in cash transfer programming and other related FSL activities;This position will be based at Maiduguri with travel to field sites as necessary; and reports to filed manager.Main ResponsibilitiesThis post focuses on FFP emergency/humanitarian programming, but will be expected to contribute to SCI’s dual mandate and support as needed in FFP and other award.The post holder will receive a context specific ToR for each deployment, which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below.Program ManagementProgramme Support (typically will be at field level):Support field level technical assessments in coordination with the FFP Program Manager and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.With support from the FFP PM and/or other senior programme staff, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.With support of FSL officers and FFP PM ensure adequate supervision of all FSL activities in communities with proper community mapping and identification.Ensure proper identification of beneficiaries and baseline with support from FSL officers and MEAL and community committees are in all communities.Liaising with Nutrition FFP team to ensure caregivers of children identified with SAM are registered for food vouchers on the program.Working with FSL officers and other program staff ensure program beneficiaries have adequate information about the food voucher program including location of vendors, prices of items and checking balancing and complaint mechanism.Oversees the implementation of FFP nutrition specific activities and ensuring that the quality standards and state of the art are met;Ensures effective start up, management, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of integrated Nutrition to food security  projects;Provide support and guidance to the project team and implementing partners; assess training needs, plan & provides training/guidance for staff in setting up new nutrition services;Support or Facilitate trainings for nutrition professionals;Participating in and/or leading health, nutrition, and/or multi-sectoral assessments as required;Manages all Save the Children resources (equipment, supplies, HR) committed to FFP nutrition program activities;Conducts regular field visits to provide supportive supervision to the projects;Leads the development of work plans, POPs, budgets, and other required program documents for nutrition section;Conducts regular field visits and review meetings with government officials to monitor the implementation of FFP-nutrition programs;In collaboration with Field Manager, ensure timely preparation and implementation of phase-out strategyWith support from the lead FFP PM and/or other FSL officers, support with inputs in development of high quality concept notes and proposals.With the support of FFP PM, support project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).Working closely with the FFP PM and/or other senior programme staff, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.Ensure success stories that have been identified on the program are documented with good practices shared among staff.With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementationWork closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.Representation and communication:Represents FFP nutrition and participate in internal coordination and share up-to-date information to Humanitarian nutrition advisor.Documents findings and recommendations of field visits for follow-up actions; shares as appropriate.Oversees and leads the development and submission of program reports, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness.Documents lessons learned in specific technical areas.Policy Analysis, Policy Engagement and Advocacy for Policy Change:Contribute to nutrition learning and research that supports the sector advocacy objectives and lead the implementation research necessary for evidence-based advocacy.Represent the organization at all relevant technical external task forces, working groups, seminars or other meetings as approved by the sector head and use these meetings to negotiate strategic, project and advocacy positions.Advise the Head of Nutrition and Humanitarian nutrition advisor on the technical and policy content of advocacy plans and support their implementation.Develop good relations with other NGOs, development and UN agencies working in the sector and where possible forge alliances to influence key actors around advocacy objectives.Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by government and other stakeholders in the sector of thematic area covered.Ensure that the voices of children guide advocacy and policy change objectives and related activities.Compile, analyze and interpret nutrition response data and provide regular updates to government and NGO coordination bodies as requested, and use the information to justify decisions on further resource allocation.Participate in identifying, coordinating, and implementing operational research studies to pilot and scale-up effective direct interventions in coordination with the PDQ Health and Nutrition team and MEAL team.Programme Quality and Effectiveness:Ensure that project officers are meeting both internal and donor technical standards and requirements. This includes oversight of implementation quality, reviewing, editing and signing-off donor reports to ensure they are of an acceptable technical and presentational quality.Participate in field-based project monitoring and review meetings.Liaise with Programme Operations staff to identify technical support needs of projects and staff, and jointly agree on specific and time bound support needs of projects and staff in relevant technical areas.Provide technical training to ensure that the project staff have the necessary skills to technically implement the project.Assist project staff in the use of nutrition and cross-cutting tools and guidelines to ensure the quality of work. These include, among others, child participation, child right programming and mainstreaming of gender, diversity and HIV/AIDS.Prepare annual work plans, in consultation with deputy manager.Undertake regular field visits to project sites to ensure technical quality and timeliness of ongoing work.Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project headsGeneral:Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.Other The post holder may be responsible for additional tasks and duties as and when required to support the overall Country Programme, regional and head office prioritiesCore 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 controlsEstablishes staff engagement mechanisms.Addresses 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 mechanisms.Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:Helps team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-careRemains 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 managerial courage by confronting difficult situations and seeking resolution, and stating willingness to champion ideasDemonstrates 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 development 

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