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Safeguarding Administrator, Borno at Save The Children


Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. Please give monthly and support our mission. Save the Children is working to strengthen health systems and support maternal and child health in four northern states. Much work needs to be done for Nigeria to deliver its promises on Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (which aim to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health) before 2015. Facts About Nigeria More than 173 Million people live there The average girl stays in school only until she’s 9 123 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday A parent earns an average of just $4 a day Our Work Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. We’re helping to improve health systems in northern Nigeria to delivery maternal, newborn, and child health services, including the revival of routine immunization.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit 


The overall aim of the role is to “Provide support for Save the Children’s Early Childhood Education in Nigeria” project referred as NGA Whitehurst Education project is designed to build an evidence base to prove the impact and value of supporting the development needs of children aged 3-5 from across all vulnerable groups, ethnicities, socio-economy and cultures to promote their learning, development and resilience through promoting zero tolerance to sexual exploitation, abuse and Harassment (SEAH) of children and adults from affected communities through awareness raising and sensitisation focused on preventing sexual exploitation, abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) from staff and representatives as well as facilitating confidential reporting of safeguarding concerns through appropriate channels.

Under the guidance Education Program Coordinator, he/she will ensure that the Whitehurst ECDE project adheres to safe programming and is implemented in a coordinated, harmonized and aligned manner, in line with the donor requirements and commitments.


  • Coordinate child safeguarding capacity building and mobilize project staff, partners, volunteers, and other stakeholders to undergo frequent Child Safeguarding and PSEAH through formal and informal sessions, discussion of case studies, quizzes etc.
  • Develop and prepare materials for all safeguarding related trainings.
  • Conduct supervision and monitoring visits to project activity sites as required.
  • Assist in organising and facilitation of safeguarding induction for newly recruited project staff, volunteers, beneficiaries, stakeholders, and partners.
  • Develop and prepare safeguarding strategy and workplan for implementation of safe programming on the project.
  • Lead and supervise safeguarding risk assessments for all activities on the project in collaboration with respective leads and staff in the various project location.
  • Compile monthly safeguarding activity report for submission to the Country Office and the donors. 
  • Support the Education Team to establish, maintain, and strengthen linkages in the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting of Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) project. 
  • Develop and disseminate safeguarding reporting and referral pathways.
  • Ensures staff are trained in the use of DATIX and support SG investigation processes as necessary.
  • Organize learning forum on safeguarding best practices at different level – Community, ECD centres etc. 
  • Provide technical guidance on safeguarding to staff, volunteers, SCI representatives, ECDE Committee and other key stakeholders including consultants.
  • Carry out any other duties either in addition to or instead of those outlined above which may reasonably be required from time to time.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice):

Competencies and values:

  • Respect, integrity, diversity, commitment to excellence, adaptability, able to perform under stress, innovation, building relationships, communicating effectively, coaching and mentoring, facilitating change, developing teams, initiating action, strategic decision making, planning, and organizing, leading through vision and mission and a personal commitment to children’s development and protection.


  • 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), takes responsibility for their own personal development, and encourages others to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.

Future orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • 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.


Administrative & General Skills:


He/she is expected to have the following:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in social work, Communications, Law, Education or relevant professional qualification. 
  • Direct or indirect experience of child protection practice and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Nigeria Child Rights Acts, child protection policies and practice as well as current issues in relation to safeguarding children in the Nigeria context.
  • Good data management, data analysis, computer literacy and excellent documentation and report writing skills in English are a must.
  • Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information as well as facilitate training to a wide and diverse audience.


  • Ability to foster and maintain strategic alliances across multiple stakeholders. 
  • Willingness to travel to and work in hard-to-reach areas; 
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation.
  • Experience on facilitation and coordination of training and workshop.

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