Gender and Inclusion Coordinator at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children Recruitment 2021

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 of:

Job Title: Gender and Inclusion Coordinator

Job Reference: 2100057A
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Team / Programme: Nigeria, Programmes
Grade: 3
Reports to: Gender and Inclusion Advisor
Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: N/A

Child Safeguarding

  • Level 3 – The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

Position Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Gender and Inclusion Advisor, the post holder will be responsible for the planning, implementation and reporting of the gender and social inclusion activities (as well as the achievement of the expected outputs) of a Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) funded social protection systems strengthening programme that is working to strengthen Nigeria’s social protection systems strengthen towards bringing about significant reductions in multi-dimensional poverty across the country.
  • Specifically, he/she will work closely with other members of the programme team in the country office and the programme’s focal states to identify barriers to inclusive social protection for marginalized and vulnerable or excluded population groups and develop appropriate interventions.

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Under the supervision of the Gender and Inclusion Advisor, facilitate the development and implementation of a gender-responsive social inclusion strategy (focused on children, people with disabilities and other excluded groups as appropriate) for the programme.
  • Work closely with the Social Protection and Inclusion Coordinators (SPICS) in each of the focal states to plan and implement social inclusion activities that are aligned to the programme’s theory of change, outcomes and log-frame.
  • Gather and report regular progress updates from the SPICS to ensure programme activities and indicators are on target.
  • In collaboration with the Knowledge Management Coordinator and Communications Specialist, collect and share learnings, success stories and best practices related to social protection for vulnerable, marginalized and excluded groups, including people with disabilities and girls.
  • Collaborate with other members of the programme team to scale up activities to promote and meet the needs of vulnerable and excluded population groups, particularly children and people with disabilities.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator ensure result-oriented reporting in line with programme outcomes.
  • Lead sensitization of stakeholders and partners at the federal level on inclusive social protection for people with disabilities.
  • Identify gaps in awareness and opportunities for capacity building of partners and stakeholders and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings as needed.
  • Provide technical inputs to documents, briefs and presentations related to inclusive social protection outcomes.
  • Manage social inclusion related research contracts as and when required.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A First Degree in a Social Science discipline (a relevant Post-graduate Degree will be an added advantage)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience progressive experience in similar or related roles.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities and/or in empowerment programmes
  • Strong programme management skills.
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Very good reporting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles


  • Prior experience working with Save the Children
  • Prior experience in a similar role
  • Strong advocacy and lobbying skills.

Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently and achieving results.
  • Holds partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and takes responsibility for own personal development.
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future-oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with colleagues and partners
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Always acts in the best interests of children.

The Organisation

  • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
  • We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
    • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
    • All children learn from quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated.
  • We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Health and Safety:

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Safeguarding our Staff:

  • The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Application Closing Date
2nd August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Equal Opportunities

  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Note: Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


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