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Graduate Advocacy Program Assistants at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Advocacy Program Assistant

Location: 
Abuja

Role Purpose
  • The project assistant will provide support to implement the Child Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) funded “Nutrition Advocacy” project activities specifically at National, FCT and Gombe State.
  • He/she is responsible for implementing daily task that ensures the project meets all SCI related policies and procedures.  
  • The project assistant serves as an administrative and technical support to coordinator and CIFF field staff.
Key Areas of Accountability
  • Provide support in the day-to-day implementation of the CIFF grant activities.
  • Support the Advocacy and Campaign Coordinator to co-facilitate trainings and workshops, draft agenda for meetings, prepare presentations, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review technical reports such as: activity, monthly, quarterly and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc report.
  • Manage event logistics, travel and accommodation for event participants, consultants and staff.
  • Liaise with the administrative department for Programme needs and raise procurement request for the production of IEC materials.
  • Support in maintaining good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on the Project.
  • Liaise with the media and communications team to produce contents to be used for evidence gathering and for contribution to the SCI website.
  • Manage internal and external correspondence as directed by line manager.
  • Under the direction of the national coordinator he/she will represent the project in internal and external events and take notes and provide feedback.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the Line manager.
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • Bachelor Degree.
  • Minimum of 1 year practical experience working in nutrition advocacy with Local or international NGO.
  • Commitment to SCI’s mission, values and approach.
  • Interest in development issues.
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners
  • Excellent interpersonal skills end ability to work successfully in team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic integrated project.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project’s zones of influence in the North East.
  • Fluency in English
Desirable:
  • Fluency in Hausa (as there will be occasional travel to  the field)
Application Closing Date
17th February, 2017.

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