Jobs at Save the Children in Nigeria
Position: Adolescent Health Advisor-YouLEAD
- In close collaboration with the Project Director, s/he will contribute to the design of the project’s adolescent strategy, activities, and approaches, ensuring they are evidence-based, technically sound and also aligns with global best practices.
- Leads the day-to-day implementation of the project’s technical strategy, working closely with project partners and relevant counterparts.
- Ensures the implementation of activities and approaches in accordance with the project’s work plan.
- Develops functional working relationships with in-country stakeholders, such as with counterparts in relevant Nigerian ministries, departments, and agencies; public, private and informal service delivery providers; or other relevant donor-funded projects.
- Develops the technical capacity of local organizations and project counterparts in areas necessary to design and deliver technically sound adolescent health programming that aligns with global best practices.
- Contributes to monitoring, evaluation, and learning efforts, supporting documentation and dissemination of project successes, lessons learned, and results, and ensuring that learnings are used to refine activities for maximum impact.
- Represents Save the Children at relevant external events, such as on local and regional technical working groups.
- Contributes to the development of work plans and budgets, quarterly and annual reports, knowledge products, and other deliverables as needed.
- Masters-level degree in public health, international development, social science, or related field.
- In addition to that, at least seven years of experience implementing adolescent health and family programs designed to increase access, quality, and use of services, with a minimum of three years of experience in a leadership or management role.
- Familiarity with evidence-based adolescent health and FP interventions and best practices, and also a thorough understanding of the needs, barriers, and opportunities to increase voluntary FP use among vulnerable adolescent girls living in urban areas of Nigeria.
- Demonstrated knowledge of formative research, social network analysis, and/or human-centered design approaches.
- Also, familiarity with USAID administrative, management, and reporting procedures and systems. Similarly, strong interpersonal skills and creative problem-solving skills.
- Flexible, innovative, creative, adaptable, and open to new ideas, comfortable with change and uncertainty.
- Prior experience in Nigeria and familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context.
- Professional fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills; professional fluency in at least one local language a benefit.
The Save the Children Fund commonly known as Save the Children is the social-humanitarian organization. It is working on the welfare and protection of children since its establishment in 1919 in London. The main objective and focus of the organization is to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.