Advocacy and Campaign Assistant at Save the Children Nigeria


About " 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:

Advocacy and Campaign Assistant

Job Location:


Job Type:

Full time Jobs

Job Description

  • evel 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs, or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

Role Purpose

  • The project assistant will provide support to implement the CSO Advocacy for Immunization & Primary Health Care Financing funded GAVI specifically at Jigawa State.
  • He/she will be responsible for implementing daily task that ensures the project meets all SCI-related policies and procedures.
  • The project assistant will provide administrative and technical support to Advocacy Manger and Jigawa field office manager.

Key Areas of Accountability

  • Provide support in the day-to-day implementation of the CSO Advocacy for Immunization & Primary Health Care Financing project activities.
  • Support the Advocacy Manager and Officer to co-facilitate trainings and workshops, draft agenda for meetings, prepare presentations, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review technical reports such as: activity, monthly, quarterly and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc report.
  • Manage event logistics, travel and accommodation for event participants, consultants and staff.
  • Liaise with the administrative department for Programme needs and raise procurement request for the production of IEC materials.
  • Support in maintaining good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on the Project.
  • Liaise with the media and communications team to produce contents for SCI website and other social media channels.
  • Manage internal and external correspondence as directed by line manager.
  • Under the direction of the Advocacy Manager, he/she will represent the project in internal and external events, take notes, and provide feedback.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the Line manager.

Job Requirement


  • Minimum of Post-Graduate Degree in Food and Nutrition Science; Public Health / Social Science or related field with at least one year of experience post-NYSC.
  • Commitment to SCI’s mission values and approach.
  • Interest in development issues.
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package.
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and development partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic integrated project.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project pilot LGAs and other states.
  • Fluency in English


  • Fluency in Hausa (as there will be occasional travel to the field).

Competences and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
Core Competencies:

  • Leading and inspiring others – Delivering results – Developing self and others – Problem-solving and decision making – Innovating and adapting – Applying technical and professional expertise – Working effectively with others – Communicating with impact – Networking.
  • Adhere to SCI Values: Accountability; Ambition; Collaboration; Creativity; Integrity.


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, take responsibility for their own personal development and encourage their team to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages, and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


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


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


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

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


July 27, 2023
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