Save the Children in Nigeria Vacancy for Programme Operations Coordinator- Borno

The Programme Operations Coordinator (POC) will support the Emergency Response teams to ensure effective reporting, both internally and to donors, as well as supporting proposal development for response interventions. This will include ensuring that monitoring meetings are held at least monthly to review both programmes spend and indicator and activity implementation. The coordinator will work closely with the Deputy Team Leader, Thematic Programme Managers, and Awards Manager to ensure that the programmes are implementing and reporting in a timely and efficient manner.

Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree in related academic discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Three years’ experience working with a nongovernmental organization in a humanitarian setting
  • Ability to write a clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent time management skills, and ability to organise multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
  • Experience in preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Computer literate
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles.


  • Emergency response exposure is an added advantage
  • Project Management skills
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Previous experience of managing a team



  • The POC will take responsibility for coordinating with the Awards Management team, field teams and the MEAL team to ensure that all reporting across the emergency response is completed on time, and appropriately reviewed
  • The POC will provide support to field-based teams on report writing, and develop the capacity of staff for donor level writing.
  • Coordinate with the Deputy Team Leader to ensure timely situation reports, in addition to the provision of a bi-weekly update on programme activities.
  • Provide other communications and information materials on the response as requested
  • Ensure that budget-monitoring reports for the programmes are responded to in time and with the correct information.

Support proposal development

  • Support as needed on proposal development, working with the PDQ Director and Technical teams as needed.
  • Ensure appropriate risk assessments for new awards and opportunities are completed.

Programme Management Support

  • Work with the DTL and MEAL to ensure all regular award monitoring – including reviews of IPTT, ATT and BvAs on a monthly basis
  • Work with MEAL team to ensure reporting templates and data collection tools are standardised across the response
  • Ensure that field teams are aware of and implementing with agreed M&E tools and the senior management team are able to monitor, review and evaluate the effectiveness and quality of programming
  • Work with the DTL to ensure actions agreed by the response team are effectively tracked and followed up.

Knowledge Management

  • Support teams in developing accessible and usable documents to support future proposal developments or capacity building of teams
  • Ensures effectiveness of how teams are sharing and storing documents so that documentation is compliant with donor requirements and internal guidance. Also, ensuring that teams are maintaining their individual team filing requirements.
  • Conduct training for staff and partners in knowledge management
  • Provides oral and written responses and briefings for queries by staff and managers and by external stakeholders that are accurate and appropriate
  • Contributes to knowledge management by supporting the documentation of best practices and sharing across field offices.

Representation and coordination within the organization and other stakeholders

  • Act as the focal point for member and VIP visits, ensuring that schedules are drafted and shared to maximize the time available during high profile visits and ensure that coordination and detail sharing is completed

Provide other support to the humanitarian teams as directed by your line manager


We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received and also Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date if considered necessary. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not use any third party for employment and also does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

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