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November 30, 2022

Save the Children Employment Opportunities

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Human Resources Intern (6 months Maternity Cover)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Team: HR & Admin Team
Grade: NAT 7

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.

Role Purpose

  • To provide professional support and assistance for the development and management of Human Resources functions within the Humanitarian team, for the development and maintenance of policies & procedures, for staff welfare and the promotion of the Child Safeguarding Policy.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: HR & Admin Manager
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: None
  • Budget responsibility: None

Key Areas of Accountability

  • File and organize personnel files and other files maintained by the HR unit. Ensure documents are stored in an easy to access and understandable system
  • Assist in the filing all staff documents appropriately into personnel files/ subject files on daily and weekly basis
  • Ensure content of all staff files are reviewed occasionally for accuracy and completeness
  • Assist in maintaining digital records of staff data on Save the Children’s HR shared point
  • Follow up with staff and recruiting managers on missing documents in personnel and recruitments files
  • Support program team with volunteer recruitment and contracting
  • Design and maintain HR document register for in/out documents
  • Assist in collating induction materials in readiness for Global Induction sessions
  • Participate in the preparation for induction for new staff on the global and national policy guidelines and procedures
  • Assist in coordinating HR meetings, training, surveys etc and take minutes of team meetings
  • Assist the unit with interview coordination
  • Provide administrative support to the HR Team
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Other – Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line Manager.

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Social Science or equivalent in relevant field

Skills & Experience:
Essential:

  • Specified Study Area – Human Resources/Administration/Social Sciences or prior experience in Human Resources
  • Language Requirements – English – Excellent
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), Excel and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping.
  • Superior personal and ethical standards.
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with internal customers utilizing excellent customer service skills.

Desirable:

  • Have working knowledge of the local language
  • Knowledge of HR analytics
  • Knowledge of the use of Orale and Taleo.

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • 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-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Creating best-in-class EA function
  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

Collaboration:

  • 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
  • pproachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Application Closing Date
24th November, 2022.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Head of Health and Nutrition

Ref No: 2200012T
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Permanent
Reports to: Director, PDQ
Grade: 2
Contract Length: 2 years
Team/Programme: Programme Development and Quality

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.

Role Purpose

  • Provide strategic technical support to the country programme and technical support to Managers in field/ project offices.
  • Support the quality, design, delivery and representation of Save the Children’s Health and Nutrition programming in Nigeria.
  • Initiate, lead, advise, support and optimise the contribution of the Nigeria country office to Save the Children’s global Child Survival breakthrough and campaigns.
  • The incumbent will have overall responsiblity for the development of quality country-level interventions in the thematic areas of health and hunger reduction (nutrition).

Scope of Role:

  •  Dimensions: Save the Children has offices in 13 locations (Kaduna, Kano, Adamawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Jigawa, Borno, Yobe, Kogi, Oyo, Cross River, Lagos, and Abuja). SCI Nigeria has over 500 staff, and about 37 active awards.
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: Health Advisor, Programme Officer Health and Nutrition, Breakthrough Action Community Capacity Team Lead, MCGL Newborn and Child Health TA, MCGL Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Advisor.
  • Budget responsibility: As delegated by Director of PDQ

Key Areas of Accountability
Strategy and Programme Quality:

  • Establish and lead the implementation of Save the Children’s health and nutrition strategy and organisational goals in collaboration with field staff, regional technical staff and the senior management team.
  • Lead on the preparation of funding proposals and help to identify high value and high potential fundraising opportunities in collaboration with field teams and programme staff, ensuring that funding proposals are in accordance with country and global strategies and policies.
  • Coordinate and enhance quality of community and primary healthcare and nutrition programming, and successfully raise funds to ensure programme continuation and expand coverage, ensuring high quality programming that is compliant with national guidelines.
  • Ensure that beneficiary accountability is taken into consideration throughout programme implementation.
  • Lead in planning of assessments and surveys and ensure best practices throughout implementation and dissemination of findings and results.
  • Ensure integration and coordination among the various Save the Children projects contributing to the overall goal of the organisation.
  • Enhance collaboration with other technical departments to support integrated programming and improve impact.
  • Guide health and nutrition teams to develop and implement robust systems for gathering evidence and measuring impact, with reporting systems that provide appropriate information for use in national and global advocacy.
  • Ensure that information for donor reports is high quality, accurate, reliable and available in a timely fashion as per plan.
  • Produce and compile regular updates and mandatory reports on child survival for internal and external audiences (e.g. donors, internal use, for learning purposes between countries).
  • Strengthen the nutrition and health team’s capacity for effective project management through mentoring and the identification of training needs.
  • Support the recruitment and induction of health and nutrition staff and consultants.
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Representation and coordination:

  • Represent Save the Children in various fora for nutrition and health in order to increase visibility and networking opportunities between different stakeholders (government and non-government).
  • Represent our work to relevant bodies, including donors, and identify changes to their policies and priorities that may create opportunities and threats for our funding.
  • Promote the sharing of best practice and learning in relation to programming, advocacy and campaign activities among field sites in the country and with SCI and other partners in the region.
  • Work at the policy level with high-level decision makers from the Government, participating in strategy development, policy-making, and technical discussions, as well as negotiating to determine priorities for development.
  • Serve as the principal health and nutrition technical expert (advisor) for Save the Children, preparing briefing materials and reports on health and nutrition sector development for donors, SMT and visitors where necessary. Present clear and convincing reports as needed on nutrition and health topics at workshops, meetings and other venues that demonstrate sound analysis and synthesis.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Knowledge Management:

  • Promote effective knowledge management within the health and nutrition programme and across sectors.
  • Collaborate with appropriate Regional and HQ Advisors to promote programme quality and sharing of learning and identifying relevant innovations.
  • Work collaboratively across all sectors to ensure integration, complementarity, and learning.
  • In collaboration with the programming team, provide guidance and oversight to partners and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • In collaboration with the Head of MEAL, oversee the development and management of the CO’s monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) system for health and nutrition programmes.
  • Ensure data is analysed to measure project performance and identify areas of improvement. Ensure that learning is incorporated into evolving programme plans.
  • Collaborate with Regional and Headquarters technical staff to identify and implement appropriate electronic data collection solutions to improve timeliness and quality of M&E and reporting.

Management and Administration:

  • Promote coordination and cooperation between health and nutrition programmes and operations staff, including working closely with the Director PDQ to ensure stewardship of resources and appropriate budget management of projects, collaboration in forecasting, and other business processes.
  • Ensure accurate and timely management and reporting on financial and material resources as it relates to health programming.
  • Ensure staff compliance with all SCI administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.
  • Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors per agency policies and procedures and donor regulations.
  • Assist with the development of the Annual Programming Plan and provide overall leadership to the development of the nutrition and health budgets.

Advocacy:

  • Advocate for reforms that will promote the effective implementation of Save the Children’s health and nutrition strategy. Apply knowledge and expertise to nutrition and health policy and programmes to design and develop activities that promote health policy implementation and development.

Human Resource Management:

  • Lead, manage, and supervise nutrition and health programming team staff directly or indirectly according to the CO structure.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with SCI’s performance management system and mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork.
  • Ensure and build high quality staff at all levels.

Responsibilities of CSG:

  • Report all cases internal and external.
  • Know CSG policy and code of conduct, and raise awareness on the policy (Children, partners, community).
  • Contribute to lessons learned and the documentation of good practices under the lead focal point.
  • To be a model in his/her work and private life, and respect the code of conduct and the policy of CSG.
  • Know and respect local procedures.
  • Ensure the well-being of children.
  • Ensure the work place is a safe place for children.

Behaviours (Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • 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.

Ambitious:

  • 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.

Collaboration:

  • 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 talk with.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Post-graduate, Master or equivalent field experience in Nutrition, Health, or related field.
  • Strong experience in community nutrition and health programming.
  • 8 years of experience at the international level in technical support and/or programme management.
  • Direct experience of planning, implementing and measuring the impact of health, hunger reduction or other related programmes.
  • Successful track record of developing large-scale proposals ($1m and above) and securing funding from donors.
  • Clear commitment to, and experience of, developing and coaching staff, combined with the ability to give direct actionable feedback.
  • Successfully work with minimal administrative support.
  • Inter-personal skills to influence and guide field and other senior managers in identifying programming opportunities and resolving programme and campaign challenges, and to work in a collaborative manner within the Country Leadership Team .
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Credibility to represent the organization to regional bodies and donors.
  • Commitment to the values and mission of Save the Children.
  • Ability to speak and write clear English.
  • Ability to travel to the field.

Desirable:

  • Experience with Save the Children.

Application Closing Date
23rd November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Coordinator

Ref No: 220008GX
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Permanent
Work Unit: Nigeria North East Humanitarian Response Office
Grade: 3
Type of Contract: 1 year

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.
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Role Purpose

  • The humanitarian MEAL Coordinator will coordinate MEAL activities for the response. The candidate will be responsible for data collection tools development, datasets analyses and report writing.
  • She/he will also provide support to community organizations, implementing partners and SCI program staff to systematically measure progress in the implementation of SCIs emergency response.
  •  She/he will provide a framework through which these measurements (M&E data) are fed back to those involved in the running of the various component of the emergency response program and ensure that the information can support and guide the decisions of the management team to improve the quality and impact the program operations.
  • 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.

Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: Humanitarian MEAL Manager
  • Staff reporting to this post: M&E Officers

Key Areas of Accountability
Key Responsibilities for M&E:

  • Work in close collaboration with the Humanitarian team leader, MEAL Manager and all humanitarian project manager to develop an overall M&E framework for the Emergency Response Program
  • Liaise with the MEAL Adviser for the development and implementation of an M&E Plan for each project intervention
  • Develop indicator reference sheets, including a list of operational definitions of what are being counted for each indicator and develop appropriate data collection tools for the humanitarian Response Program programmatic indicators.
  • Provide community organizations, implementing partners and save the Children staff with clear and simple instructional sheets for each data collection tool and trained/provide regular coaching to relevant staffs and other stakeholders (e.g. teachers) on the use of the data collection tools.
  • In consultation with sector specialists, design and develop program database and regularly update the Emergency Response Program Database including data analyses and report writing emanating from the database
  • Conduct post data entry verifications and regularly backups of Emergency Response Program’s programmatic database and information.
  • Conduct regular field visits to track progress against indicators and put in place systems for routine data quality checks and validations
  • Lead the coordination of field data collection and the flow of reports from the field to the management team and provide regular feedbacks to field workers and key stakeholders of progress in program implementations.
  • Lead the Emergency Response Program baseline and evaluation activities and ensure the dissemination and use of the information products.
  • Collate case studies and/or help partners to collect case studies for tracking program results.
  • Actively participate in M&E meetings with key stakeholders
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly progress reports and statistics as well as mid-/final reports to stakeholders
  • Advise and put in place a system for promoting transparency and accountability of Plan for stakeholders.
  • Perform other tasks as required by the Humanitarian MEAL Manager

Behaviours (Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • 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.

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 same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • 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 talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ experience in M&E positions and/or program experience in field data collection in emergencies

Experience and Skills
Essential:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in M&E positions and/or program experience in field data collection in emergencies
  • Detailed knowledge of M&E frameworks and M&E Plans, systems and indicator reference sheets
  • Experience in at least one of the following sectors: Nutrition, Child Protection, Education and WaSH.
  • Good understand of routine data quality checks/validation
  • Experience in survey and qualitative interviewing, including supervising field data collection teams and writing research reports/case studies
  • Proficiency in mobile data collection tools design and deployment
  • Advance knowledge Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in the use of statistical analyses software e.g SPSS, STATA, Epi Info etc
  • Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions

Desirable:

  • Have experience and/or knowledge about working with children on research issues and is aware of the local legal and child protection systems.
  • Experience of working in a post conflict environment/refugee/IDP situation
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to work as part of a team, Flexibility, adaptability, and patience
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines

Additional job Responsibilities

  • 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.

Equal Opportunities

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • 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.

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Closing Date
24th November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Information Management Officer

Ref No: 220008GY
Location:  Maiduguri, Borno
Employee Status: Permanent
Work Unit:  Program Development & Quality – MEAL
Grade: 4
Type of Contract: 1 year

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people. All posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • The Information Management Officer will assume a technical role in maintaining, reviewing, and developing an effective information management system from multiple data sources, including but not limited to Kobo toolbox and the database of the electronic voucher service provider.
  • The IMO is responsible for providing support in developing and strengthening the MEAL systems. S/he is responsible for providing support in the development and execution of annual MEAL plans; development and/or adaption of MEAL tools; training of staff, communities, and partners in key MEAL concepts and skills; documentation and dissemination of key learnings from MEAL and research results in support of the project objectives and outcomes; and ensuring that projects are accountable to beneficiaries and other stakeholders in line with Save the Children and donor policies and best practices.
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Scope of Role:

  • Reports to: MEAL Coordinator
  • Dimensions: Works with the program team and MEAL staff.
  • Staff reporting to this post:
  • Direct: None
  • Indirect: MEAL Assistant
  • Budget Responsibilities: None

Key Areas of Accountability
Specific Duties:

  • Based on the implementation plan, develop a system for reviewing and troubleshooting data queries on the platform provided by the electronic voucher service provider.
  • Maintain a system for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts, which is feasible, practical, and “user friendly”, and will obtain valid and reliable information.
  • Compile and disseminate project reports (monthly, quarterly and annual reports, presentations etc.)
  • Participate in the initiation and conduct of the evaluations, research, and assessments.
  • Supervising field-based partner project staff and volunteers in the project impact areas through regular contact, field visits, and meetings; and undertaking data quality assurance (DQA).
  • Develop and manage the Management Information System (database) and relevant tools for the project.
  • Develop up-to-date monthly output performance reports
  • Contribute to program updates and internal information sharing for the Program Manager.
  • Maintain and do regular trend analysis on gathered data from platforms/databases (PDM, accountability data, program database).
  • Work with the project team to establish reporting processes to ensure that all information and data are collected, documented, and collated accurately and promptly.
  • Track beneficiaries’ purchases.
  • 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.

Additional Job Responsibilities

  • The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive, and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within the reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
  • Requirements common to all positions in Save the Children:
  • The post holder is required to have a healthy sense of urgency, be proactive and resultsoriented. Commitment to and understanding of child rights, the aims and principles of Save the Children, humanitarian standards such as Sphere Charter and the Code of Conduct, the SC Mandate and child focus, and the Save the Children methodology and framework of program implementation.

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice) 
Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the project 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 support to improve performance, and applying appropriate action 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 others to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future-orientateded, thinks strategically.

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with his/her team, colleagues, members, and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity and sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.

Qualifications

  • Degree level qualification in Information Technology, Economics, Computer Science, Statistics or demography or any related courses.
  • Experience in implementing Food Security and Livelihoods programs in a humanitarian context, such as BHA/USAID-funded programs is an added advantage.

Experience & Skills:
Essential:

  • Previous experience working in humanitarian or development programs; or research experience.
  • Previous relevant experience, such as information sharing, website troubleshooting, or reporting.
  • High level ability in quantitative as well as qualitative research methods.
  • Significant experience in designing and maintenance of management information systems and tools.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to effectively use Microsoft Excel, Power BI, MS Access, and similar statistical packages.
  • Ability to communicate scientific data to program staff and partners simply and clearly.
  • Good personal and organizational skills, including time management and the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to develop data collection tools on Kobotool box and other ODK applications.
  • Willingness to travel to the field and work in challenging environment from time to time.
  • Ability to work within a multicultural setting.
  • Fluency in English language, both spoken and written.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances.
  • Experience in report writing and documentation.
  • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a high-pressure environment and to prioritize and effectively manage assignments in a timely fashion.
  • Experience in knowledge and database management.

Desirable:

  • Strong database design and management skills (familiarity with software such as MS Access, MS Excel, and Power BI)
  • Previous experience working on monitoring, evaluation, or accountability in humanitarian programs.
  • Experience in information sharing and report writing.

Equal Opportunities

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
  • Health and Safety
  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Save the Children’s Values include Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, Integrity

Child Safeguarding:

  • Our commitment to protecting the interests and well-being of children includes our commitment to safeguarding children with whom we are in contact. The situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights. This includes the right to freedom from abuse and exploitation.
  • Child abuse is never acceptable. Our safeguarding start as early as the recruitment process where we observe interview procedures, reference checks, verification, and employment clearance.

Application Closing Date
24th November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Note

  • Female candidates are strongly advised to apply
  • 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.