Sunday, July 29, 2012

Save the Children Vacancies - Nutrition Advisor, Local Engagement Officer & Driver

Save the Children Nigeria is recruiting into the positions of aNutrition Advisor, Local Engagement Officer & Driver. We are 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. Today, twenty-eight national Save the Children organizations participate in the International Save the Children Alliance – a global network of nonprofit organizations working in over 120 countries around the world. In addition to promoting greater public awareness of the needs and rights of children worldwide, Alliance members coordinate emergency relief efforts, helping to protect children from the effects of disasters, both natural and manmade. We also work with the existing Food and Nutrition Partnership Forum to influence government and donors to bring the issue of malnutrition and poverty into the national agenda.

We are recruiting to fill the following positionns:

1.) Nutrition Advisor - Abuja

To support design and implementation of high quality and integrated programmes in Nigeria to reduce malnutrition.


Academic/professional qualification at post graduate level or equivalent in nutrition. Substantial operational experience and a track record of success on nutrition programming, including CMAM and/or IYCF. Experience working in Northern Nigeria, supporting development of national guidelines and policies and knowledge of Hausa is desirable.

2.) Local Engagement Officer - Gombe, Jigawa, Katsina & Zamfara

The ideal candidate will under the supervision of the State Advocacy Officer support Save the Children's efforts to influence and bring about change in the awareness, altitudes, behaviours and policies related to the rights of children in the country programme with' special focus on Vaccine, Health workers and Nutrition

At least national diploma (ND/OND), in health, nutrition, communications or related social science field. Substantial experience in advocacy and policy development I research in the development context. Knowledge of the media and its role in raising awareness and shaping public policy. Experience working with children on Health and Nutrition will be an added advantage and knowledge of local language (Hausa) is desirable.

3.) Driver - Gombe (N780, 000 P.A GROSS)

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the safe driving of Save the Children UK vehicle, staff and Assets. The Driver will ensure cleaning, proper maintenance of vehicles in compliance with the Driver's handbook and safe driving standards.

A full and clean driving license, 3-5 years experience of professional driving, prior experience as a driver in an international NGO, UN agency or private company, strong oral and written.

Application Closing Date
9th August, 2012

Method of Application
Send your CV and covering letter on or before 9th August 2012 explaining why you are suitable to: state the position and location in the subject field. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Our selection processes reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face.