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Director, Organizational Development/Capacity Building at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in over 20 countries around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.

We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children’s mission is to Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Director, Organizational Development/Capacity Building

Location: Kaduna

Primary Purpose

  • The Director of Organizational Development/Capacity Development will provide technical leadership, assistance and management oversight for the future OVC Umbrella Grant OVC Program in Nigeria, funded by PEPFAR.
  • This will include development of global, regional (state), and country-level community and institutional capacity strengthening strategies and plans, technical assistance during implementation, and monitoring and measuring of performance related to community and institutional development indicators.
  • The Director will work closely with the Chief of Party (direct supervisor) and Director of Programs in developing and implementing the  institutional capacity components of the OVC Umbrella Grant Program to ultimately lead for local NGOs to closely collaborate with local government structures to deliver quality OVC programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Play a leadership role in the development of the Program strategies and plans to strengthen the capacity of local and regional partners (local government entities and civil society) to design, implement and evaluate quality OVC programs
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise to guide the development of local civil society organizations (NGOs and CBOS)  and Local Government entities (state level and district level representatives of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare in integrating quality improvement processes in program implementation.
  • Lead the development of organizational assessments of local government entities and NGOs to develop an innovative capacity building plan to lead district and state level GoN entities and  local organizations into becoming “transformative leaders” in OVC programs.
  • Facilitate and develop coaching/mentoring mechanisms and models to facilitate organizational changes resulting in programs to deliver comprehensive coordinated care at community level.
  • Identify gaps in organizational structures (governance, strategic planning, financial systems, management and operations, monitoring and evaluations) and identify best resources available within Nigeria and across countries to address the identified gaps.
  • Provide hands-on technical assistance to field programs in developing and implementing country level community mobilization and institutional strengthening plans in support of Program strategic objectives.
  • Coordinate the development of tools, methods, and materials (e.g., field guides, interactive CD-ROM/videos, bulletins, etc.) needed by field-based programs to plan, implement, and evaluate community and institutional capacity strengthening activities.
  • Develop and apply tools and techniques for monitoring performance and impact related to community and institutional capacity strengthening.
  • Document and disseminate Program capacity strengthening field experience to assist organizational learning and to contribute to the growing organizational development  literature in the field of OVC programs
  • Participate in relevant task forces and committees to further interagency coordination, understanding, and application of organizational capacity strengthening and quality improvement processes in  theory and practice

Background and Experience

  • Background in OVC programs and social sciences – community development, anthropology, psychology, organizational development/management, education, etc.) with a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience living/working in developing countries. 
  • Hands-on experience in designing, managing, and supporting the implementation of national program activities related to OVC programs, quality improvement, and community mobilization and institutional capacity building for local government entities and civil society.  
  • Experience in providing technical assistance and support to Government (ministries in charge of OVC programs, PVOs, NGOs, and other counterpart organizations engaged in OVC programming in developing countries.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Advanced degree in public health, with expertise in social work, child protection, OVC programs, and HIV/AIDS, and organizational capacity building. 
  • State-of-the-art knowledge and skills related to the theory and practice of institutional and community capacity, quality improvement processes especially as it relates to improving quality of OVC programs.  
  • Knowledge and skills related to monitoring and evaluation of institutional and community capacity building activities, and familiarity with participatory and qualitative research methods for health in developing countries.
  • English fluency,  facilitation skills, knowledge of adult learning theory and methodology, training skills, and organizational development knowledge and skills.

Application Closing Date
13th November, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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