Job Vacancy at United Nation – Deputy Director, Abuja

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

We are Save the Children. We work in more than 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Save the Children in Nigeria

Save the Children in Nigeria Country activity is expanding rapidly, especially its nutrition, maternal, child and newborn health programmes. Save the Children’s work currently covers nine states with potential expansion of SC activities into other two new states in the North. The programme’s headquarters is in Abuja with Offices in Katsina (plus satellite base in Daura), Kaduna, Kano. We work directly in the States and through partners. This position manages the overall operations and programme delivery aspects of the country programme.

Deputy Director of Operations

Some of the main responsibilities of this post will be to effectively and efficiently coordinate operations systems, processes and activities (inclusive of field operations, logistics, IT, safety and security), to strengthen management and planning of operations so as to ensure Save the Children in Nigeria delivers quality and timely programmes according to organizational strategy, donor requirements and within allocated budgets. If you are interested in this post you should ideally have a Masters in Operations and Development management, humanitarian studies, Business Administration – or similar appropriate degree. At least 7 years experience in operations management and delivery including representation at a senior and international level, with previous experience of managing and developing large teams and the ability to lead and motivate others. A valid Nigerian work permit will be required for this position.

How to apply: 

For more information and to apply, please visit our website on (ref.6984). Our selection processes reflect our commitment to safeguard children from abuse. Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face.

Closing Date: Monday, 20 February 2012

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