Humanitarian Awards Manager- Nigeria (HAMN) 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.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
Contract length: 01 Year
The Humanitarian Awards Manager will provide the primary awards management inputs in the Save the Children emergency response programme working closely with the humanitarian team in North East Nigeria. The role has three main aspects to it: setting up and leading the emergency awards management teams; provide the Response Team Leadership with funding landscape oversight; and contribute and lead on Awards Management in emergencies best practise and ensure capacity building of awards and non-awards staff in their professional development.
The individual will be responsible for working within an existing CO structure/ response team and all other teams in the Country Office/Response Team to develop the capacity of all staff and provide on-the-job support to develop an awards management process in emergency that supports Save the Children quality standards.
Qualifications and experience
- Experience with award management policies, procedures and systems and Save the Children’s award management system (AMS)
- 7-9 years working experience in relevant field, at least 5 of which should be in grant management with non-profit sector
- Previous experience in Awards management in a Humanitarian context
- Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities
- Proven track record of active contribution to a senior management team, and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and/or regions
- Extensive experience with NGOs with increasing responsibilities including a proven experience of establishing and running the award management function in the field
- Knowledge of the requirements of major humanitarian institutional donors (ECHO, DEC, OFDA, DFID..) including budgeting, eligibility issues, compliance management, and reporting; experience of engaging with donors at a strategic levelWell-developed skills in team/staff management. Proven coaching and capacity building skills
- Understanding of the financial aspects of award management, and understanding of operations and programming
- Very strong attention to detail, problem solving skills, and ability to analyse trends
- Computer literate (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems)
- Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
- Patient, adaptable, able to improvise, and communicate clearly and effectively under pressureStrong communication (written and spoken) in English, and strong interpersonal skills, with experience in managing multicultural teams
- Understanding of financial reporting from Save the Children’s accounting software (Agresso)
- Experience of Project Management, M&E Management or Funding Coordination
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
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Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.