Accountability Intern at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Accountability Intern

Job ID: 210004X4
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employee Status:  Fixed Term
Grade: NAT 7
Team: Nigeria Country Office
Post Type: National
Reports to: Acting Accountability and gender Adviser
Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people and, in the overseas context all posts are considered to be level 3 posts in view of potential situations which may allow staff unsupervised access to vulnerable children and young people.

Role Purpose

  • The role is responsible for receiving and registering complaints and their responses in the complaint database in a timely manner.
  • This position will also be responsible for communicating response to enquiries and complaints to beneficiaries in a dignified manner.

Key Areas of Accountability
Receive and Respond to Complaints and Feedback:

  • Handling of the CRM phone lines
  • Receive complaints and feedback via the CRM toll free lines
  • Respond to inquiries from programme beneficiaries
  • Refer programme specific complaints to accountability focal points.

Document all feedback and complaints received from programme beneficiaries:

  • Lodge all feedback, complaints and responses in the CRM database
  • Ensure complaints are closed within the appropriate timeframe
  • Ensure CRM database is forwarded to the accountability coordinator monthly
  • Ensure confidentiality of complaint data is respected.

Others:

  • Provide support to accountability coordinator to ensure effective CRM system across programmes
  • Ensure CRM database is forwarded to the accountability coordinator monthly
  • Ensure confidentiality of complaints data is respected.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:

  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Holds self and others accountable.

Ambition

  • Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively.

Collaboration:

  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • Designing more effective admin systems
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Skills & Experience
Administrative and general skills

Essential:

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 1 year of professional experience. Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Advanced computer literacy (MS Office applications, web-based applications and advanced statistical package utilization e.g SPSS, STATA-12DHIS etc)
  • Good interpersonal skills and influencing skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Independence, adaptability and flexibility
  • Experience in or understanding of programme accountability principles
  • Commitment to championing community and partner point of views
  • Very good listening and facilitation skills – capable of managing and facilitating group discussions with programme participants, children, parents/caregivers, local officials, partners and all levels of staff
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO’s staff
  • Ability to mobilise people – to develop and maintain relationships with staff and communities to ensure their participation in save the children’s ways of working
  • Knowledge and experience of child safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Ability to speak Hausa, Kanuri, Shuwa and other local languages.

Desirable:

  • Good understanding of accounting principles in terms of donors and organizational management but critically also to beneficiaries.

Deadline: 16th July, 2021.

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