Apply: Save the Children Programmes Officer

Deadline: 16 September, 2023

Location: Katsina, Nigeria

Save the Children has opened applications for the role of Programmes Officer.

The organisation works to ensure children around the world get health care, food and shelter as well as learning and child protection services.


  • Work under the supervision of the programme manager and in close coordination with other departmental heads to implement Covid-19 project activities
  • Conduct Covid-19 activities in a timely manner to meet the project’s objective
  • Ensure the Covid-19 activities are inclusive and gender-integrated
  • Carefully document Covid-19 activities and submit timely reports to supervisor
  • Ensure volunteers conduct referrals and follow-up (tracking) for completion
  • Review the CBO and LGAC work plans and ensure key Covid-19 activities are well-captured
  • Supervise Covid-19 vaccination at fixed and outreach points
  • Monitor awareness creation activities (motorise campaigns, male peer education sessions, VCM mobilisation, etc.) and provide technical assistance
  • Supervise the referral process and ensure the volunteers refer and do follow-up on eligible adults
  • Work with the MEAL officer to review documentation of Covid-19 activities in the Covid-19 data tools
  • Work with the MEAL officer to track Covid-19 indicators (process, output, and outcomes)
  • Support in training of LGAC team and volunteers on Covid-19 activities and reporting tools
  • Mentor the LGACs, VWS, and VCMs on Covid-19 activity implementation, documentation, and reporting
  • Under the leadership of the state team lead, work closely with government and partners on implementation of the SCALES 3.0 strategy
  • Participate in Covid-19 coordination meetings at the state level
  • Attend monthly Covid-19 IP meetings with donor agencies
  • Support the inclusion of safeguarding activities in DIP based on the identified risks, community requirements, internal requirements and donor requirements
  • Facilitate the completion of project safeguarding risk assessment and mitigation plan
  • Support quarterly reassessment of project safeguarding risk


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Health, Social Sciences or any related field with experience in public health field work
  • Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Three years, minimum, of Experience in immunisation, Covid-19, GHSA or child health-related projects with local NGOs
  • Familiarity with surveillance and Covid-19 indicators
  • Experience in referral systems and work plan development is an advantage
  • Fluency in English and Hausa (spoken and written)
  • Computer literacy (MS Office applications, Excel and PowerPoints, etc.)
  • Ability to work in communities
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in a relatively insecure field-based environment

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