Save the Children Nigeria Job Recruitment Program 2022 – How to Apply

Save the Children Nigeria Job Recruitment Program 2022 – This is to inform the general public that Save the Children Nigeria is recruiting candidates suitable to fill the vacant positions in their organization.Interested candidates should kindly follow the descriptions below to apply.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

Job Title: Nutrition Intern

Job ID: 220002PZ
Location: Oyo
Employee Status: Permanent
Team: Programme Operations
Reports to: Nutrition Specialist
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Grade: 7

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3:  The responsibilities of this post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children and young people. In the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3.

 Job Descriptions

  • Support the implementation and monitoring of nutrition activities in the ANRIN Project in the following cluster of LGAs in the States:- Orelope, Olorunsogo, Ore-Ire, Ogbomosho-South, Ogbomosho-North, Surulere, Atiba, Irepo, Ogo-Oluwa.

 Key Roles

  • With support from the Nutrition Specialist, ensure target beneficiaries (pregnant women, mothers/caregivers of children less than 24months, children 6 – 59months) access and utilize available nutrition services.
  • Engage with community health focal points, community volunteers in cluster LGAs to implement quality nutrition interventions/delivery of nutrition services for the programme, which includes:
    • Counselling of mothers/caregivers of children 0-23 months of age on improved behaviors related to maternal, infant and young child feeding, notably early, exclusive and continued breastfeeding, appropriate complementary feeding, and early stimulation.
    • Distribution of micronutrient powders per month among children 6-23 months to improve the quality of complementary feeding.
    • Iron-folic acid (IFA) supplementation for pregnant women by specifically addressing barriers that inhibit women from taking a full course of IFA tablets during pregnancy through counseling during ante-natal care sessions.
    • Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during ante-natal care by pregnant women.
    • Provision of zinc/oral rehydration solution (ORS) for treatment of diarrhea among children 6-59 months of age.
    • Provision of vitamin A supplementation among children 6-59 months of age.
    • Provision of deworming tablets among children 12-59 months of age.
  • Supervise activities of community health focal points, community volunteers in cluster LGAs.
  • Work with MEAL team in beneficiary verification and contribute to various project Reports
  • Ensure programme approaches and implementation are sensitive to cultural and gender dynamics.
  • Provide technical assistance LGA teams and Health Workers on nutrition, with a particular focus on development of effective methodologies to improve health and nutrition knowledge, attitudes and practices.
  • Conduct follow up monitoring of nutrition-related activities and document findings to feed into improved programming
  • Support strengthening of information flow between State and LGA.
  • Contribute to the development and/or adaptation of training materials.
  • Facilitate on nutrition trainings in project locations for CHFPs and CVs.
  • Develop training plans for Health Workers, CHFPs and CVs based on identified needs.
  • Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding nutrition activities in the Programme.
  • Provide technical review of programme reports in line with the M&E framework.
  • Work closely with the MEAL team to ensure that data are captured in a correct and accurate manner.
  • Represent SCI in relevant LGA level forums for nutrition in coordination with other Partners.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the Project team.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Health/Public Health/Nutrition).
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries and their careers
  • Most be Resident in and familiar with the cluster of LGAs (Orelope, Olorunsogo, Ore-Ire, Ogbomosho-South, Ogbomosho-North, Surulere, Atiba, Irepo, Ogo-Oluwa).
  • Experience in community based interventions in Western part of Nigeria is an advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Yoruba.
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.


  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable
  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively
  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Designing more effective admin and value for money systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Job Title: Senior Gender Equality Advisor

Job ID: 220002PL
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Team / Programme: Programme Development & Quality
Reports to: Programme Quality & Development Director
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Contract Length: 2 year
Grade: 2

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 Key Roles

  • The Senior Gender Equality Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical and practical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for advancing gender equality in Nigeria. The role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high quality programmes that advance gender equality and ensure that children, girls and boys can equitably access, participate within, benefit from and act as decision makers for both emergency and development programming.
  • The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development.  It provides leadership to ensure our work is grounded on intersectional gender and power analysis, and supports the design and implementation of gender transformative monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners.
  • The role will work closely with operations colleagues and with partners, especially women’s/girls’ rights and gender equality-focused organizations, in Nigeria, fostering the building of ownership and agency of local organisations.  It will provide leadership to design/adapt and deliver gender transformative content for capacity building and systems strengthening. This role includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including child-centred gender and power analysis, girls’ empowerment, gender-based violence and other topics central to gender transformative child rights-based approaches across thematic areas. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
  • Reports to: Programme Quality & Development Director
  • Staff reporting to this post: no direct reports but with dotted line reporting from gender equality officers, assistant, coordinators and specialist in the field offices and expected to provide coaching and mentoring support to operational and other technical colleagues and local partners
  • Provide technical leadership for gender equality for the Country Office, and set the strategic approach in relation to the wider country strategy, supporting the organization to implement Save the Children’s Global Gender Equality Policy
  • Provide technical leadership to establish/support/monitor a Gender Equality strategy /Action Plan for the Country Office, grounded on Save the Children’s Gender Equality Self-Assessment and other tools
  • Build capacity of national staff and partners in key technical approaches related to advancing gender equality and social justice, via developing and facilitating high quality training via workshops, webinars, etc.
  • Work closely with new business development colleagues to identify and pursue funding opportunities; engage with technical partners, donors and colleagues across Save the Children; uphold accountability for Save the Children’s global Gender Equality Marker (development or humanitarian)
  • Lead the technical scoping, planning, and design and proposal writing during new programme development, and ensure that we design and deliver high quality, holistic gender-transformative and gender-equality focused programmes, building on global best practice. Ensure that broader intersecting social justice, disability and resilience considerations are reflected in our programme design and implementation.
  • Work with Child Rights Governance colleagues to ensure that a rights based approach is reflected in our programme design and implementation (in line with our child rights programming approach), with a strong focus on child participation
  • Promote a Systems Strengthening approach as the overarching framework that supports working in collaboration and partnership with governments and local partners and working towards impact, scale and sustainability.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the programme implementation teams to ensure that thematic programme components are technically sound and grounded on gender and power analysis, implementation methods are consistent with national and global strategies, acknowledged good practice (e.g. Save the Children Common Approaches); and are likely to achieve scale, as well as equitable and sustainable results.
  • Promote and monitor integrated programming in a way that increases overall impact of gender sensitive and transformative programmes at the community level.
  • Contribute to the development, dissemination, monitoring and evaluation of innovative program quality tools and resources focused on advancing gender equality
  • Work with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) teams to carry out gender and power analysis, and conduct quality monitoring against international standards through participatory methodologies that promote gender equality and social justice (including child-friendly and gender sensitive/transformative methodologies);.
  • Contribute towards the creation of an organisational learning culture that promotes the use of disaggregated data, evidence and analysis (including gender and power analysis) and understands its link to quality and accountable programming; Contribute to strengthening the use of equality-focused programme principles and good practice across themes and sectors.
  • Undertake field visits to project sites; work with implementation teams to understand impacts, operational challenges, and continuously identify opportunities for learning and improvement.
  • Distil learnings and evidence generated into succinct and compelling programmatic guidance and thought leadership for internal and external consumption. Contribute to organisational learning on gender equality, ensuring that learning from our programmes is shared across the Country Office and with our partners, as well as with colleagues in the wider regional and global gender equality community within Save the Children via Technical Working/Leadership Groups and Communities of Practice and externally.
  • Support Humanitarian colleagues (as needed) to develop gender sensitive and transformative emergency preparedness plans, and conduct intersectional, sectoral assessments (including gender and power analysis, using SC assessment processes and tools) and to design and deliver gender sensitive/transformative emergency response and recovery programmes. Build capacity on gender equality and gender-based violence among humanitarian teams involved in different sectors. Ensure synergies between humanitarian gender equality teams, disaggregated data and gender sensitive/transformative programme design.
  • Monitor trends in order to ensure early, gender sensitive/transformative action; and lead technical design and implementation and technical coordination of humanitarian responses
  • In alignment with Country Office strategy and leadership, engage in strategic positioning with donors, partners and government in-country, and ensure that Save the Children is a partner of choice in gender equality programming.
  • Foster partnership with feminist organizations focused on women’s and girls’ rights, engaging men and boys, equal rights and advancing gender equality.
  • Ensure that Save the Children is influencing and learning from others to advance gender equality through national technical coordination and networking bodies such as clusters and working groups focused on gender equality and gender-based violence, or focused on specific thematic areas and requiring a strong gender equality lens (education, child protection, sexual and reproductive health and rights, etc.).
  • Strengthen civil society engagement in national dialogues and policy processes for advancing gender equality and eliminating gender based violence, including ending child marriage, through working closely with advocacy and child rights governance colleagues. Ensure that the diverse voices of children, girls and boys are equitably heard and represented across thematic advocacy work.
  • Represent the program to National and Local government representatives, donors, and partner agencies, as required, highlighting the importance of a priority focus on advancing gender equality.
  • Ensure the quality, clarity and consistency of technical components of internal and external reports (e.g. programme reports, sit-reps, internal updates), prioritizing and embedding gender equality across framing and content, working closely with awards, programme implementation and communications colleagues as needed.
  • Leverage and liaise with technical colleagues from across Save the Children, including technical working groups and centers of excellence, ensuring that learning from the Country Office is shared with others and global lessons brought back.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies or other related fields
  • Related social science degree with focus on international development, social work, public health, sociology, anthropology or other related areas with equivalent experience of over 10 years working in the sector of gender equality
  • At least 7 years’ experience (including field experience) providing technical leadership for the design and implementation of humanitarian and development programmes focused on advancing gender equality
  • Strong understanding of gender equality principles and practices, the gender equality sector, policy priorities and key gender inequalities impacting children in Nigeria
  • Significant experience in gender equality training, capacity building, and mentoring, and a demonstrated ability to make complex concepts compelling and accessible
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to intersectional gender and power analysis, and to the design, piloting, implementation and evaluation of innovative technical tools and resource to advance gender equality
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising, designing and pitching gender transformative approaches, models and programs
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and skills related to gender sensitive and transformative program design, monitoring and evaluation, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Experience of strategy development and planning to advance gender equality and social justice
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilize resources.
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery
  • Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.


  • Develops, implements and applies intersectional gender analysis.
  • Designs and implements evidence-based holistic gender sensitive and transformative interventions: Fosters gender sensitive and transformative approaches to ensure all children have equitable access to, participation within and benefit from interventions.
  • Strengthens capacities to advance gender equality.
  • Develops and applies effective, innovative gender equality tools and resources.
  • Advocates for gender equality.
  • Being the Voice of Children: Promotes evidence-based policy and public engagement that includes the voices of children and their communities
  • Advancing Equality & Inclusion: Displays a commitment to ensuring everything we do considers the most deprived and marginalized children
  • Building & Strengthening Partnerships: Promotes working with diverse partners as critical to delivery
  • Child Rights: Promotes the rights of children in own work and in work with colleagues and peers
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • Holds 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.
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated thinks strategically and on a global scale.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to communicate with.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
  • The post holder must commit to work in an international agency that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion and fights racism, gender inequality and discrimination in all forms; and to model positive behaviors that demonstrate a commitment to equality and respect to all colleagues, partners and communities.
  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI’s global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Gender Equality policies and procedures.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Job Title: Agriculture Officer

Job ID: 220002NW
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Employee Status: Permanent
Team / Programme: Nigeria Country Programme
Reports to: Livelihoods Coordinator
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Contract Length: 3 Months
Grade: 4

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 Job Descriptions

  • To support implementation of the agriculture component of the project
  • In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
  • Support the development  and roll out of the agriculture and livestock training guidelines/curriculum
  • Facilitate the government extension staff to train Community Agriculture Mobilisers (CAMs) on GAP, storage technique
  • To organize farmers training at village level.
  • Facilitate the training of  farmers on financial management, linkages to  micro -finance institutions, techniques for using more drought-tolerant or faster-maturing crop varieties, improved animal husbandry practices, dryland farming, environmental conservation, use Water Use Efficient technologies, post-harvest handling and value addition
  • Support the vulnerable host families, returnees and IDPs with agriculture inputs (seeds, tools and fertilizers) to restart farming.
  • Facilitate direct links between farmers, suppliers, and buyers through radio programs, seminars, visits and use of digital platform to provide up-to-date market information to farmers.
  • Strengthen/create farmers into cooperatives and link them to the available digital agriculture platforms to improve their farming and marketing skills.
  • 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/implementation
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the FSL coordinator.
  • 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.

 Key Roles

  • Ensures efficient and transparent use of resources in accordance with internal controls
  • Continuously provides feedback and updates to achieve improved results
  • Coordinates with stakeholders to avoid duplication and maximize resources
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects
  • Actively listens to different perspectives and experiences of stakeholders
  • Actively participates in networks to access and contribute to good practice
  • Establishes and maintains clear communication and dialogue with disaster and conflict affected people and other stakeholders
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Identifies and communicates risk and threats and minimizes these for oneself and the agency
  • Takes measures to do no harm and to minimize risks for partners and the communities
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organization
  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organization can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms
  • Helps team members to practice stress management through prioritization of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-care
  • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations
  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using one’s position responsibly and fairly
  • Maintains ethical and professional behavior in accordance with relevant codes of conduct
  • Plans, prioritizes and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions
  • Makes positive statements about work

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Rural Development, a relevant subject or equivalent field experience.
  • Substantial experience of working in agricultural development and extension services in NE  Nigeria
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience of training and capacity building staff.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication and strong influencing skills.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English.
  • The 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.
  • Knowledge of livelihoods analysis tools
  • Familiarity with FSL and nutrition surveys
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within FSL programming.


  • Hold oneself accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values in the HEA.
  • Set ambitious and challenging goals for oneself and the team, take responsibility for his/her own personal development and encourage the team to do the same.
  • Future orientated, think strategically and on a country program wide scale.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.
  • Value diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
  • Develop and encourage new and innovative solutions to problems faced.
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence.
  • Displays consistent judgment.

Application Closing Date
21th April, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
  • Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received.
  • Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.

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