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Save the Children is currently looking to recruit for the position of State Team Leader to critical for the delivery of results for children expected by this programme in Zamfara. The job holder will work within the Nigeria Country Programme.

The Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) is an exciting, large scale DFID funded cash transfers programme. The State Team Leader will have responsibility for managing the delivery of CDGP activities at the state level. The State Team Leader will manage a team of 10+ technical and field staff working on the project.

Responsibilities include:
Managing progress of activities and expenditure against targets, managing delivery of activities at the field level, ensuring strong operational systems are in place for finance, procurement, logistics and transport to support project implementation, managing field teams and LGA sub-offices, strong representation and coordination with Government and community stakeholders, Ensure compliance of all policies and processes and SC/DFID management operating standards and regulations. Produce monthly project reports and quality documentation as required.

Candidate must have the followings requirements:
  1. A Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences or other related field and at least 3 years of experience managing field based programmes and/or operations for a humanitarian/development agency in rural volatile locations.
  2. Experience of building, leading and developing teams with different backgrounds and expertise as well as the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at a distance in remote locations.
  3. Experience in the management of finance, logistics and administration and knowledge of field logistics.
  4. Very good understanding of budget and finance management, and experience of managing budgets and the ability to demonstrate experience in security management.
  5. Experience in institutional strengthening of government and or local NGOs.
  6. Knowledge and experience of Child Rights Programming approaches and an understanding of nutrition, behaviour change and cash transfer programming.
  7. Knowledge of Hausa (spoken) will be an added advantage
Last date of application:
The last date is 30th April, 2013 for submission of application

How to apply?
If you meet the requirement for this position and are interested in making a career with Save the Children, should kindly send CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable to: Nigeria.Recruitment@savethechildren.org; state the position and location in the subject field.

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