Deputy Program Development and Quality Director - Nigeria (DPDQD)

Save the Children Nigeria

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Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.


We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.


We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.


Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


Contract length: 02 Years


The role

As a member of the Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT), the Deputy Director of Program Development and Quality (PDQ), provides leadership and mobilizes the necessary technical assistance to develop and maintain an effective MEAL system throughout SCI Nigeria and its partners. S/he ensures that the information and analysis needs of various departments, programs and field offices, are met effectively by measuring the effectiveness and impact and dissemination of key findings to relevant stakeholders.


The Deputy Director, Program Development and Quality (PDQ) reports to the Deputy Country Director/PDQ, and works in close coordination with RO, Technical Units as well as implementing partners.


Qualifications and experience

  • Preferred candidates have a minimum Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or related area;
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience in humanitarian or development context, with at least 3 years’ management and supervisory experience of senior staff;
  • Previous M&E experience in a nonprofit, consulting, or government agency preferably in a leadership role, and a successful track record in designing effective M&E, Knowledge Management and Learning and Communications strategies and systems.
  • The ideal candidate possesses excellent planning, research, and analytical skills, attention to detail and the ability to work costeffectively and efficiently;
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Proven leadership ability and collaborative approach to finding solutions,
  • Achieving quality work, and delivering outcomes and materials on time in a changing, fastpaced, deadlinedriven environment.
  • Strong computer skills and a working knowledge of statistical software.
  • Knowledge of qualitative data analysis software, MS Project and SharePoint highly desirable.
  • S/he is also able to travel 30% of the time to field offices.


We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


Please apply in English or French using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

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Save the Children Nigeria

Job Level

Executive (Director/CEO/CFO/COO)




Project / Programme Management and NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years