Vacancy at Save the Children: Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Coordinator (3)

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 employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthdayAll children learn from a quality basic education and that,Violence against children is no longer toleratedWe know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.ROLE PURPOSE:Save the Children is seeking an Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) coordinator who will provide leadership in the implementation, coordination and monitoring of all ASRH interventions and activities under the REACH project in Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara states. The REACH project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls and boys in hard to reach communities in Gombe, Zamfara, and Katsina states. S/he will focus on the improvement of quality of sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents including young mothers/parents at the community and facility-levels to receive the knowledge, skills and services they need to delay early childbearing and/or care for a healthy pregnancy, care during birth and postpartum period, practicing healthy timing, spacing of subsequent pregnancies and being informed of available modern contraceptive methods. The ASRH coordinator will work under the direction of the ASRH Advisor, provide oversight to local implementing partners, and also work closely with the field offices team, as well as the project director at the country office in Abuja,KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :Duties and responsibilitiesProgramme development and implementationWith the direction of relevant thematic leads, s/he will support the development of concept notes, work plans, budgets and other related activities of REACH within the programme in liaison with the project DirectorEnsure all ASRH plans and activities in the states are properly coordinated with the local implementing partners, and within the SCI management & operation systemsLead and coordinate the implementation of ASRH activities in the states in close collaboration with the implementing patners and Gender Equality AdvisorEnsure conduct of quality trainings on ASRH to target health providers and partners towards improving the quality of health facility services to adolescents (Use of the Age & Life-stage Counselling Tools, Youth-Friendly Health Services, Interpersonal Communication Skills, Organizing Young Mothers’ Support groups, others). It is envisioned that this will include developing and/ or adapting training materials and tools as necessary.Work with the local partners to Implement the Mothers’ support group series of activities of the Adolescent First-time mothers/parents interventionWork closely with the ASRH and Gender Equality Advisors to ensure that gender transformative approaches are implemented and that gender equality is mainstreamed throughout all activities and interventionsEmphasize the importance of normative change at implementation level in order to achieve project outcomesIn collaboration with the REACH Country office team, ensure that quality quarterly reports and other documentation of ASRH interventions and activities are written in a timely manner and submitted to the Project dorector for vetting.Work with the business development team and RH technical advisors, where applicable to make technical contributions to proposals which have an ARSH component and ensure high quality narratives for submission.Advocacy and CoordinationS/he will coordinate ASRH networking, and in close collaboration with community engagement and advocacy coordinator, work towards strengthening linkages/coordinating with relevant stakeholders and government agencies (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Youth and Development at state level, SPHCDA as well as other NGOs implementing ASRH activities), mobilizing partners and stakeholders in the establishment of technical working groups for ASRH in the State.BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)Accountability:holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children valuesholds 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.Ambition:sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the samewidely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates othersfuture orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.Collaboration:builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supportersvalues diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strengthapproachable, good listener, easy to talk to.Creativity:develops and encourages new and innovative solutionswilling to take disciplined risks.Integrity:honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

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