Latest New Job Vacancy at Save the Children on 2016

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POSITION : Household Economic Strengthening (HES) Coordinator – Life Step

Role Purpose
Train village agents on village savings and loan scheme across Katsina, Zamfara and Jigawa states. Support village agents to establish 4 saving groups in each of the 18 project communities in 3 states and develop user friendly version of guidelines for formation of VSLA groups.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Conduct security briefing and child safe guarding awareness for consultant and his/her team, Meet with the project team and confirm Logistics arrangement for community training. Make Visit to the COSs working on the CEFM Project.
  • Conduct a central training in each of the 3 States Zamfara, Katsina and Jigawa for village agents on VS&L, to support the step down in the communities.
  • Conduct community trainings and formation of 2 savings groups in 6 communities in Zamfara.
  • Conduct community trainings and formation of 2 savings groups in 6 communities in Katsina.
  • Conduct community trainings and formation of 2 savings groups in 6 communities in Jigawa.
  • Follow up with the 36 VS& L group to monitor the Inaugural meetings and support the CSOs as the continue groups formation in each state.
  • Final Visit to the 18 Communities in the 3 state to monitor Progress, Mentor and evaluate the immediate outcome of the VS&L intervention
  • A detail report of the 90days activity, successes Challenges and recommendations is shared with SCI

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Post graduate/Degree in Social Sciences, humanities or development studies
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in provision of economic strengthening services, preferably in formation of saving groups at local community level in northern Nigeria
  • Proven skills and experience working in multi-cultural environments, and in ‘grass-roots’ community-based settings.
  • Excellent training & facilitation skills; excellent verbal communication & listening skills.
  • Must be able to work with vulnerable households especially women and girls
  • Must be willing to travel and work in rural areas throughout the duration of the consultancy
  • Must be fluent in English and Hausa language
  • Must be ready and willing to train in hard to reach communities of Zamfara, Katsina and Jigawa states.
  • Must be willing to respect and main the cultural and religious of the project communities.