Adolescent Health Advisor-YouLEAD, Nigeria

Nigeria -South
negotiable Expires in 1 week



Save the Children seeks an Adolescent Health Advisor for an anticipated, five-year USAID-funded project that will increase voluntary uptake and continued use of family planning (FP) services among poor, unmarried adolescents aged 15-19 in selected urban areas of Nigeria. The project will use a holistic, multi-sectoral approach that moves beyond traditional, facility-based service delivery, is rooted in youth engagement, and takes into account the unique susceptibilities vulnerable urban adolescents face, such as familial and interpersonal violence, poverty, substance abuse, limited educational and economic opportunities. The Adolescent Health Advisor will play a pivotal role in the design and implementation of the project’s adolescent health strategy, activities, and approaches. Nigerian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • In close collaboration with the Project Director, contributes to the design of the project’s adolescent strategy, activities, and approaches, ensuring they are evidence-based, technically sound and aligned with global best practices;
  • Leads day-to-day implementation of the project’s technical strategy, working closely with project partners and relevant counterparts and ensuring activities and approaches are implemented in accordance with the project’s work plan;
  • Develops functional working relationships with in-country stakeholders, such as with counterparts in relevant Nigerian ministries, departments, and agencies; public, private and informal service delivery providers; or other relevant donor-funded projects;
  • Develops the technical capacity of local organizations and project counterparts in areas necessary to design and deliver technically sound adolescent health programming that is aligned with global best practices;
  • Contributes to monitoring, evaluation, and learning efforts, supporting documentation and dissemination of project successes, lessons learned, and results, and ensuring that learnings are used to refine activities for maximum impact;
  • Represents Save the Children at relevant external events, such as on local and regional technical working groups;
  • Contributes to the development of work plans and budgets, quarterly and annual reports, knowledge products, and other deliverables as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters-level degree in public health, international development, social science, or related field;
  • A minimum of seven years of experience implementing adolescent health and family programs designed to increase access, quality, and use of services, with a minimum of three years of experience in a leadership or management role;
  • Familiarity with evidence-based adolescent health and FP interventions and best practices, and a thorough understanding of the needs, barriers, and opportunities to increase voluntary FP use among vulnerable adolescent girls living in urban areas of Nigeria;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of formative research, social network analysis, and/or human centered design approaches;
  • Familiarity with USAID administrative, management, and reporting procedures and systems;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and creative problem-solving skills;
  • Flexible, innovative, creative, adaptable, and open to new ideas, comfortable with change and uncertainty;
  • Prior experience in Nigeria and familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context;
  • Professional fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills; professional fluency in at least one local language a benefit.


Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children


Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.