Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Vacancy for a Program Manager

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: 
Program Manager – Livelihood
Location
: Abuja
Duration: 3 years (Renewable)
Working Hours: 36 hours per week
Job Purpose

  • To be responsible for the development and implementation of Country office’s Livelihood Programs in line with the VSON strategic direction and priority.
  • Work with project team to lead VSON’s engagement in programmatic areas related to livelihoods interventions.

Role Overview

  • VSO Nigeria is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and competent Program Manager – Livelihood to guide the overall Country Livelihood Programme strategy and implementation.
  • Work with project team to lead VSON’s engagement in programmatic areas related to livelihoods interventions. The job holder will report to the Head of Programs and will be located in Abuja, Nigeria (with frequent travel to project locations).

Responsibilities
Programme Development, Planning & Budgeting:

  • To ensure proper annual planning and budgeting of VSO Nigeria Livelihoods programme is undertaken in a timely and cost effective manner and the process is aligned with the defined overall priorities set by the donor as well as VSO.
  • Ensure that the plan and the budget proposed to the donor are agreed with the partners and is also in accordance with VSO guidelines and country strategic priorities.
  • To be responsible for proper dissemination of the approved plan and agreed budget amongst relevant staff, volunteers and partners.
  • Take lead in the formulation of secure livelihoods focused donor proposals.

Programme Implementation:

  • Ensure that detailed annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly implementation plans are prepared, approved and followed through.
  • Mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on programme activities, including volunteer reporting, are developed and implemented.
  • Accurate Budget Monitoring Reports and variance reports are submitted within deadline.

Staff/Volunteer Recruitment, Placement, Management and Support:

  • Work closely with the recruitment team to ensure timely recruitment of both staff and Volunteers and as well ensure their placement.
  • Hold monthly face-to-face programme review and planning meetings with all staff and international volunteers in the backdrop of M&E data regularly collected.
  • Be responsible for identifying staff professional development needs and ensure that they are met.
  • Extend all required support and guidance to volunteers in the discharge of their duties.
  • Clear annual, work plans are agreed with staff and roles and responsibilities clarified.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning:

  • Timely and accurate collection and joint team analysis of quantitative and qualitative data at all levels in accordance with the MEL Framework.
  • Joint programme progress review with all staff and partners at least on a monthly basis.
  • Lead on the Annual Partnership Review (APR) exercise preferably during the November-December period every year.

Fundraising:

  • Proactively lead program development and support fund raising initiatives of country office around livelihoods (including onfarm and off-farm livelihoods opportunities) and agriculture based value chains in order to expand VSON’s footprint and scale up our existing interventions in Nigeria.

Key Performance Indicators

  • The required annual programme review and planning exercise is undertaken in consultation with staff, volunteers and partners.
  • Number of high value successful donor proposals.
  • Minimum variance in the utilization of budgets as per the agreed plans.
  • Reports are accurately and timely prepared for review along with detailed explanations on budget utilization variance.
  • Reports are submitted to the donor in accordance with the agreed deadlines.
  • The annual Livelihoods programme budget is discussed and finalized in consultation with the Country Director/SMT and submitted to the donor.
  • A debrief meeting is held with all staff, volunteers and partners to ensure a shared understanding on the approved plan and budget.

Competencies:

  • Working together – Strength Successfully leads teams and develops others’ team-working skills.
  • Communications and influencing – Strength Inspires others by: advocating plans and ideas within and outside VSO; maintaining a wide, influential network; coaching.
  • Managing People – Strength Builds a high performing team that meets challenging objectives linked to corporate objectives; ensures own team works efficiently with other teams.
  • Developing People – Strength Is a role model for coaching, mentoring and developing others, and for effective use of VSO’s staff development processes and opportunities?
  • Leading for the Future – Strength Builds confidence and excitement in VSO’s work and vision, both internally and externally; leads innovative projects.
  • Thinking Strategically – Strength Leads strategic projects, coaching others to consider global and longterm impact, and to consult within and beyond VSO.
  • Delivering Results – Strength Effectively leads large teams or complex projects, generating a goal-oriented, problem-solving team mentality and ensuring timely, high quality results.
  • Managing Knowledge – Strength Leads initiatives that improve knowledge management; develops others’ knowledge management skills.
  • Striving for excellence – Strength Leads initiatives to improve monitoring, evaluation and learning; is a role model for continuous learning and improvement.
  • Managing Resources – Strength Leads others to pursue significant or innovative funding opportunities; finds creative ways to allocate funds and people on complex projects effectively.

Qualification and Experience

  • A holder of Master’s Degree in Agronomy/Social Sciences/Rural Development or related fields
  • A Minimum of 6 years relevant experience.

Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Experience of working in Nigeria in cross cultural setting, including an ability to identify and facilitate cross-cultural working and learning amongst staff and volunteers.
  • Experience in budgeting and financial management, particularly in the context of project planning.
  • Experience and skills in facilitating learning in a non-formal environment, ideally including facilitation experience with diverse groups
  • Good Knowledge of programme level M&E including theory of change development and donor reporting
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, including experience of project or programme management.
  • Good understanding of development challenges and working norms in Nigeria with particular focus on livelihoods programming.
  • Practical experience gained within an NGO context and of managing a livelihoods programme.
  • Experience of matrix and distance managing staff and providing highquality supervision and support
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to negotiate, persuade and vary communication content and style to suit audiences to inform, motivate and inspire.

Desirable:

  • Practical experience gained within a volunteering/NGO context and of managing a volunteer programme.
  • Experience of managing change in an international environment.
  • Experience of initiating, developing and maintaining transparent, equitable partnerships.

Remuneration
Very Competitive Package.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

 Application Deadline 10th October, 2017.

Interview/Assessment date(s)
Week of 9th October, 2017.

Start Date
As soon as possible.

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Current Vacancy at Young Readers Library for a Volunteer Reader

Young Readers Library – A book club that ignites the reader within your child, builds language, vocabulary, Comprehension among other skills.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

 

 

 

Job Title: Volunteer Reader
Location: Abuja
Job Summary

  • We are looking for adults that are avid readers to help read library books, review and develop questions from the books read.

Job Description

  • Read children books
  • Review the story
  • Develop worksheets

Time Hours:

  • Minimum of 2 hours per week
  • Reference will be needed as the role involves interaction with children

Our Offer:

  • Volunteer appreciation certificate will be given at the end of the volunteer service.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send in an essay on the last book they read, when they read it and why they enjoyed it (Maximum 400 words) to: Career@youngreaderslibrary.org.ng

 

Application Deadline: 6th October, 2017.

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Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Job Vacancy for a Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor
Location: 
Minna, Niger
Employer: VSO Nigeria
Duration: 12 Months
Job Purpose

  • To play a key role in the implementation of the Increasing Market Access for the Poor (IMA4P) Project , enabling partners and beneficiary farmers to access greater economic and social benefits through changes in selected value chains; training in monitoring & evaluation, data collection and report writing processes with focus on value chain crops (soybean, maize,).
  • You will contribute to the project objectives as listed below.

Project Summary  
Improving Market Access for the Poor (IMA4P):

  • Goal: To increase income and income security for the poor through more equitable participation in value chains.

Project Objectives

  • Support poor and marginalized people to access greater economic and social benefits through changes in selected value chains
  • Improve the skills of poor and marginalized people to enable them to participate more fully in selected value chains
  • Strengthen the capacity of VSO, our partners and local institutions to deliver EBD programmes at scale in selected value chains.

Responsibilities
The volunteer will have a range of tasks and activities:

  • Train and build the capacity of the partners, the community agriculture extension volunteers (CAEVs) and other project partners on routine data collection and analysis as it relates to the IMA4P project.
  • Analysis of needs assessment reports and developing action plan for interventions on the identified needs
  • Work with partners and all stakeholders to develop monitoring tools for collecting routine data that informs the monitoring and evaluation framework.
  • Fulfill an advocacy role for VSO as and when required
  • Actively participate in the Monitoring and Evaluation of the programme (baseline, periodic monitoring, gathering data, analysis and reporting).
  • Write periodic progress reports as per VSO requirements.
  • Train and build the capacity of the partners, the community agriculture extension volunteers (CAEVs) and other project partners on monitoring and evaluation processes for the IMA4P project and other related programmes.
  • Train partners and community volunteers on reporting, sharing success stories and case studies.
  • Explore opportunities to strengthen impact such as: build networks and relationships for partners to link with major strategic organizations (e.g. government agricultural department, INGOs, NGOs,) working in a similar field that may be able to support partner intervention through funding/knowledge sharing/joint working/to address major overarching issues.

Note: Due to the nature of our volunteer placements, it is possible that the responsibilities of this role may differ in reality and therefore the postholder will need to be prepared to be flexible and adapt to their environment as necessary.

The Key performance indicators 
The Key performance indicators of this placement are that:

  • Number of partners and volunteers who have increased skills in data collection and analysis.
  • Number of partners and volunteers who have increased knowledge in monitoring and evaluation and in the use of the M & E tools.
  • Number of partners, volunteers and other beneficiaries who are able to write reports, case studies and success/significant change stories.
  • Evidences of monitoring and evaluation support to project partners and VSO, through reports and feedbacks.
  • Number of linkages along the value chain crops and value chain markets identified as a result of baseline conducted.

Note: Objectives will be confirmed in a three way discussion between the volunteer, employer and VSO in the first three months of the placement.

Personal considerations
In addition to the job description, the following information should be used when considering whether a placement is suitable for you.

Personal Health Considerations:

  • If you have a significant current or past medical condition and/or you have general concerns about staying healthy as a volunteer, please use this information to assess whether this placement will be suitable for you. All volunteers require medical clearance from a VSO medical adviser before they are able to take up a placement with VSO.
  • There is a private hospital in proximity to the volunteers’ placement and home in Minna, Niger state to enable volunteers to seek medical assistance 24 hours of the day. Mosquito nets are given to volunteers during the In country training. Programme staff will also check the accommodation before volunteer’s arrival to ensure that it meets VSO Nigeria’s minimum standard to prevent malaria attacks.
  • Aside Malaria, Typhoid is another common ailment that can be contacted, in other to prevent this disease, volunteers are advised to boil and filter their drinking water, wash fruits and vegetables before eating and cooking. There is also a one hour health talk on healthy living during the in country orientation which is facilitated by a medical doctor invited from one of VSO Nigeria’s recommended hospital. Volunteers are also given a comprehensive health manual that provides necessary information on health issues.
  • Good nutrition can be a challenge with available foods. It is advisable to take vitamin tablets.
  • Occasionally, VSO may consider that this placement is too great a risk for you in terms of your personal health and you would be advised to consider a different placement. For further guidance about medical assessment and volunteering with a medical condition please see the frequently asked questions on VSO website.

Access to Medical Care and Support:

  • The standard and quality of local medical care and support available at this placement will depend on its location within the country. Health facilities are likely to be more poorly resourced in rural areas in terms of medical expertise, equipment, infrastructure and regular supplies of medication.
  • However, this may not be the case in the capital city or in a larger town, where in some countries there may be a reasonable standard of medical care. The following gives you an indication of where the placement is in relation to the country office and how easy it would be to make the journey if you were ill.
  • The volunteer will be based in Minna, Niger the State and will have easy access to the medical facilities available in the Capital – this included private clinics and State hospital. The VSO Programme Office is between 3 to 4 hours from Minna by road.

This Placement:

  • Will either be in  a rural area or small town
  • 5 hours from the capital on mixed roads s by plane.
  • If you wish to discuss your personal circumstances or health concerns in confidence with VSO’s medical team before you apply for this placement please contact medical@vsoint.org.

Accompanying Partner or Family:

  • If you have a partner or children who are planning to accompany you to your placement, please use this section to assess whether this placement will be suitable for you.
  • Funding available for this modest therefore limited to direct project expenditure.

Motorcycle Requirements:

  • Motorbike is an essential means of transportation.
  • The volunteer may need to ride as a pillion; he or she should come with a helmet, as this is usually the means of transport in some parts of the community where the volunteer will be working.

Security Information:

  • The Volunteer would be briefed on security issues in Nigeria during the In country orientation upon arrival. This provides tips for volunteers in managing security issues while in Nigeria. A regular update is also provided weekly in a bulletin form to volunteers through e-mail.
  • Nigeria is such a vast country but often reports in newspapers can be distorted of the situation on the ground. Safety is paramount to VSO and volunteers are kept very well informed of any concerns.

Skills and Knowledge
Essential:

  • Relevant University degree with knowledge of market development and research, project research and evaluation, small-scale enterprise/ rural enterprise development or market development approaches.
  • Experience in project data gathering and planning and review (especially in agriculture)
  • Resourcefulness and ability to solve problems
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to adapt knowledge and experience to Nigeria
  • Ability to support others to adapt ideas to their own context
  • Good understanding of agriculture extension services and value chain
  • Experience in the use of monitoring and evaluation software and tools
  • Proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, Power Point and/or Microsoft Project
  • Mentoring and coaching; Flexible and adaptable
  • Good, clear communication skills; Good facilitation skills

Desirable:

  • Ability to speak Hausa
  • Previous work experience in West Africa would be an added advantage
  • Experience in programme management and staff capacity building

Competencies
Building and Sustaining working relationships:

  • The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal.

Open Minded and Respectful:

  • A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.

Seeking and Sharing Knowledge:

  • Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process.

Facilitating Positive Change:

  • The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches.

Adaptability:

  • A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations.

Resilience:

  • The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity.

Allowance and Accommodation

  • All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home.
  • VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which mean accommodation varies and will be basic.

Background and contextual information:

  • VSO have been working in Nigeria since 1958. VSO Nigeria currently has Secure Livelihoods, Education and Youth programmes as its main programme and works in clusters to deliver its strategy.
  • The overall goal of the VSO Nigeria country strategy is to reduce poverty and the vulnerability of youth in Nigeria. There are 4 clusters in the VSO Nigeria programme; the North-Central, North-West, South-West and the South-South clusters.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  3rd August, 2017.
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Jobs at Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture ( CNFA )

CNFA is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to stimulating economic growth in the agricultural sector by nurturing entrepreneurship, private enterprise and market linkages. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, to expand exports, and to develop skills in the rural workforce. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations (FBOs) and strengthened linkages to markets.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Admin & Finance Specialist

Location: Kaduna

Project Background

  • CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the USAID funded Feed the Future Nigeria and Nestle Maize Quality Improvement Partnership (M-QIP) project. This project will focus on enhancing the quality and safety of maize and soybeans in the Kaduna State by reducing aflatoxin and other contaminants.

Position Summary

  • The Admin & Finance Specialist will be responsible for the overall financial, administrative, and procurement management of the project. This position reports directly to the Team Leader and is based in Kaduna.

Duties
Specific duties include:

  • Manage all administrative, financial, and procurement processes;
  • Ensure smooth implementation of project financial activities, including (but not limited to): timely and accurate bank reconciliations, invoicing, monitoring of expenditure levels against budget and funding obligations, financial projections, submission of monthly financial reports to CNFA HQ, etc.;
  • Oversee basic bank transfers and office accounting;
  • Ensure timely payments to consultants and vendors.
  • Oversee the management of the financial filing system (both paper and electronic), in coordination with CNFA’s internal controls;
  • Oversee project start up and close out including country registration, VAT and other tax related issues, management of country bank accounts, etc.;
  • Other duties as assigned;

Minimum Qualifications

  • Nigerian National;
  • Previous experience working in Kaduna State preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience providing administrative and financial support;
  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ degree or Higher National Diploma in Administration or Finance, or a professional certificate in administration or finance;
  • Knowledge of banking and cash management activities;
  • Ensure all financial and procurement activities are in compliance with CNFA and USAID policies;
  • Manage procurement of project supplies, services, and other items in accordance with CNFA and USAID policies;
  • Ability to work well in diverse teams but also productive working individually with minimum supervision;
  • Prior USAID or other international donor experience, knowledge of USAID regulations strongly preferred;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe applications;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Oral and written fluency English mandatory.

 

 

Job Title: Training and Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Kaduna

Project Background

  • CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the USAID funded Feed the Future Nigeria and Nestle Maize Quality Improvement Partnership (M-QIP) project.
  • This project will focus on enhancing the quality and safety of maize and soybeans in the Kaduna State by reducing aflatoxin and other contaminants.

Position Summary

  • The Training and Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for one of three zones within the Kaduna State that oversees the training and technical knowledge of 40 volunteer trainers that provide support to farmers, input suppliers, and grain aggregators in mitigating aflatoxin and other contaminant levels.
  • This position reports directly to the Senior Technical Advisor and is based in Kaduna.

Duties
Specific duties include:

  • Support implementation of project activities within the assigned region, with specific attention to achievement of planned projects impacts, in line with project documents and donor standards;
  • Ensure that the volunteer trainers delivery quality and accurate trainings to beneficiaries at all time and regularly assess their knowledge and abilities and provide support where needed;
  • Ensure proper and valid data collection from project beneficiaries to support monitoring and evaluation;
  • Facilitate the delivery of training and technical assistance to volunteer trainers and beneficiaries per guidance from the Senior Technical Advisor;
  • Facilitate and participate in training events scheduled in the assigned region;
  • Lead site visits, provide relevant information and conduct presentations on assigned projects for M-QIP management, USAID and Nestle representatives, other interested parties, etc. as requested;
  • Conduct regular GIS mapping activities that monitor aflatoxin and other contaminant levels in their assigned areas using approved testing techniques;
  • Maintain regular communication flows with project beneficiaries and volunteer trainers to assess progress, challenges, successes, and divergence from planned activities;
  • Other duties as assigned;

Qualifications

  • Nigerian National;
  • Previous experience working in northern Nigeria, or specifically Kaduna state strongly preferred;
  • Experience conducting trainings and managing field activities;
  • Familiarity with agricultural extension and value chain development;
  • Familiarity with GPS mapping and tagging and other GIS topics;
  • Knowledge of aflatoxin mitigation techniques at the production, harvest, post-harvest, and storage stage preferred;
  • Minimum of a Bachelors’ degree or Higher National Diploma in Agronomy, or a closely related field;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience required, previous work with USAID or other international donor funded programs preferred;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Oral and written fluency in Hausa and English mandatory.


How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter to: mqiprecruitment@gmail.com Uing the Job title with the words, e.g “Nigeria Admin & Finance Specialist” in the subject line.

 

Applications Deadline: 21st July, 2017.

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Community Demand Creator Vacancy at Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Community Demand Creator
Job ID: 21606
Location: Sokoto
Role Purpose

  • Provide support in the development and implementation of the project project’s BCC strategy to ensure positive behavioural change for improved demand and utilization of MNCH services within a cluster of Local Government Areas.
  • Work with Gender advisor and M and E advisor to ensure gender equality is mainstreamed at the local level and project outputs are adequately documented to feed into Performance management framework.
  • Ensure compliance with all donor program and operational requirements.

Key End Results and Typical Responsibilities
Programme development & Quality Management:

  • Supervise and monitor the capacity building of stakeholders and other activities of project partners at community and household levels, in line with project standards.
  • Contribute to the development and review of IEC materials and radio messages, including development of dissemination and monitoring plan.
  • Responsible for ensuring implementation of project engagement strategy with 100 women groups, male champions and traditional/religious leaders.
  • Participate in program research processes in the project.
  • Regularly support the documentation and review community level data, including collection processes.
  • Responsible for regular and timely updates and reports, including success stories, best practices on demand side activities.
  • Participate in the design and maintenance of SMS platform, ensuring regular communication to identified stakeholders, on MNCH events, issues and activities.
  • Work with Gender advisor in identifying gender barriers to positive MNCH outcomes and addressing them through BCC interventions, including supporting the gender responsive referral process.
  • Work with VSLA coordinator to implement community component of VSLA strategy.
  • Work with service delivery facilitators to strengthen linkages and ensure alignment of demand and supply side interventions, including addressing demand/supply side issues.
  • Work with and support WDCs and other stakeholders to ensure safe spaces for greater participation of women and adolescent in decision making around MNCH issues, including the development and implementation of advocacy and community mobilization packages and plans and sustainability of community interventions.
  • Maintain good relationship with the local traditional and religious leaders, NURTW, Ward development committees and women and men social groups.
  • Assume any other responsibility as assigned by the Supervisor or the National Project Director

Qualifications and Experience

  • A First Degree in Social Sciences/Arts or Communication from a recognized higher institution.
  • Experience facilitating focus group discussions and other community participatory processes, including trainings.
  • Knowledge and experience with some donor program frameworks and approaches will be an added advantage.
  • The position will require 50% of time spent in the Local Government Areas and communities.
  • At least 3 years’ practical work experience in the area of social and behaviour change communication and public relations of public health programs especially MNCH programs.
  • Experience working with PHC workers, local communities, Ward development communities and social groups.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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Job For A West Africa Regional Cash Implementation Personnel At International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
IRC is currently implementing programs in Health, Child Protection, Food Security, PRoL, WASH, Nutrition and Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) in three States in North-Eastern Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: West Africa Regional Cash Implementation Personnel
Location:
West Africa
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Sector: Economic Recovery & Development
Job Overview/Summary

  • The Economic Recovery and Development Technical Unit (ERD TU) is responsible for providing dynamic, innovative support to IRC’s field offices for their economic and livelihoods programming.
  • This unit provides technical assistance, ensures innovation, promotes best practices, and helps to improve data collection and analysis for economic and livelihoods programming within the organization.
  • The West Africa Regional Cash Implementation Specialist will work closely with regional ERD Technical Advisors to comprehensively support IRC country teams in the assessment, design, and implementation of high quality cash and voucher programs throughout the region.
  • The position will be based in a country within the West Africa region where the IRC has a presence (Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone), with responsibility to provide remote and regular in-person support to each country office team.
  • The position will involve working closely with finance and supply chain teams, ERD program teams to support the use of cash in basic needs, food security, or livelihood programming, as well as to provide technical support to Health, Environmental Health, Protection and Governance teams to effectively use cash-based programming approaches to help achieve other sectoral outcomes.
  • The position will also play a critical role in strengthening IRC and partner staff capacity to deliver cash transfer programs, promoting preparedness to deliver cash rapidly when crises happen, and enhancing cash and voucher program operations by strengthening practice and procedure between program, finance and supply chain teams.
  • Cash and voucher programming approaches are an increasingly important mechanism for delivering effective and efficient assistance to affected households, and the IRC has committed to scaling-up its provision of cash relief to 25% of the organization’s assistance by 2020.
  • To support this scale-up in use of cash and voucher programming approaches, the IRC is recruiting a regional cash implementation specialist to support and strengthen the use of cash and vouchers across the West Africa region.

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist ERD or other sector teams in IRC country offices in the assessment, design, implementation and monitoring of cash and voucher programs. The position is expected to be heavily involved in supporting program delivery, assisting country teams in trouble-shooting implementation challenges, and using monitoring data to improve program designs
  • Develop tools, resources and program guidance materials as needed in order to support assessments, program implementation or monitoring efforts, including cross-sectoral implementation of cash programs, in close conjunction with program staff and regional M&E and ICT Coordinators.
  • Support country offices to adopt digital payment systems for the administration and processing of cash and voucher programs, including enabling program teams to define digital payment needs and program requirements, identifying potential vendors and supporting the contracting process as well as developing systems and operating procedures to effectively manage digital payments.
  • Support the design, development, piloting and roll-out of monitoring systems for cash and voucher programming in close collaboration with monitoring and evaluation and ICT staff at TU, regional and country levels, to ensure harmonized M&E approaches and efficient data collection and management systems are in place.
  • In partnership with the ERD Technical Advisors that support the West Africa Region, coordinate and encourage sharing and learning across the region, including sharing knowledge, skills, tools and best practices by engaging country office staff in active cross-country and cross-sector communication.
  • Provide technical advice related to cash and markets into research or policy and advocacy initiatives lead by country and/or regional teams.
  • Develop and implement a capacity building plan for the region to ensure all program, finance and supply chain staff involved in cash and voucher programming have appropriate knowledge and skills related to cash and market-based programming.
  • Support the development, adaptation and standardization (if appropriate) of operating procedures for cash and voucher implementation across the region, and support linkages with regional finance and supply chain teams to deliver high quality programming.
  • Support country teams in developing cash preparedness plans and pre-positioning cash transfer programs in order to be prepared to rapidly and effectively deliver cash relief when emergencies happen.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  ERD Technical Advisor for West Africa Region, with dotted line to ERD Sr. Technical Advisor for Cash Initiatives
  • Position directly supervises:  N/A
  • Indirect Reporting: Regional Deputy Regional Director
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts:
  • Internal: ERD Senior Technical Advisor for Cash Initiatives, Cash Preparedness TA, ERD Markets Specialist, Regional M&E and ICT4P Advisors, Country-level SMTs, ERD Coordinators and other sector Coordinators as needed
  • External:  Regional Cash Coordination Forum(s)

Job Requirements

  • Education: Undergraduate degree in Social Science, International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs, Nutrition, Food Security, Logistics, Business Administration, Financial Management, or related field and technical accreditation or equivalent
  • Work Experience: 3-6 years of work experience in the humanitarian or development sector with progressive management and decision-making responsibility, including 2-3 years of international experience implementing cash and/or voucher activities. Experience working in diverse emergency, recovery, post-conflict or development contexts preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong demonstrated experience implementing cash and/or voucher programs in a variety of programming contexts, and in-depth knowledge of various types of CTP approaches (conditional and unconditional grants, vouchers, Cash for work, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to work across function and sector to build strong working relationships and to ensure high-quality market-based program delivery. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical expertise and standards and implement best practice approaches to implementing rapid, consistent, high quality projects
  • Superior internal and external communication and coordination capabilities and capability to operate independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrated assessment, data collection and analysis skills, including needs assessments, market assessments and incorporation of gender analyses in to assessment approaches.
  • Experience writing proposals for donor funded programs and grants.
  • Proven capacity building, facilitation and coordination skills required
  • Language Skills:  English and French required; knowledge of local languages spoken in the region strongly preferred
  • Certificates or Licenses: N/A

Working Environment:

  • The position will be based in one of the countries in the region where the IRC has an established office (Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone) with 50-70% travel to countries in the West Africa region.

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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Ongiong Recruitment, 25th February, 2017

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: National Research Consultant for Intensifying Adolescent HIV Programming, NOC
Job Number: 503175
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Consultancy
Purpose of the Assignment

  • Nigeria has the second highest global burden of HIV. 10% of the global population of adolescents living with HIV live in Nigeria. The planned outcome for the UNICEF Nigeria Children and AIDS section for the 2014-2017 program cycle is “By 2017, MTCT is eliminated; HIV transmission is reduced among especially vulnerable women, children and adolescents; and women, children and adolescents living HIV receive treatment, care and support”. Within this result, the specific output for adolescents is that “By 2017 partners in Nigeria have increased commitment and strengthened systems for scaled-up delivery of HIV combination prevention, treatment and care services for adolescents”.
  • The operationalization of this output has been aligned to the four work streams of the “ALL IN” initiative namely:
    • Changing social context by working with adolescents as agents of change
    • Sharpening adolescent components of national programs
    • Promoting innovation and approaches for scale-up
    • Advocacy, communication and resource mobilization
  • To achieve its planned results for adolescent and in alignment with the ALL IN initiative, UNICEF has prioritized actions in 6+1 high burden states where a lot of systems strengthening work and advocacy to leverage resources is going on.
  • Two states (Benue and Kaduna states) were further prioritized as flagship demonstration states. Thus, intensive programming took place in Kaduna and Benue states between 2014 and 2016 through an 18 month intervention to pilot an approach for comprehensive HIV service delivery for adolescents and young people.
  • This intervention built in capacity strengthening of the adolescent HIV service delivery systems, partnerships, community mobilization and advocacy at state and LGA levels to achieve results.
  • The intervention created demand for services, provided HIV Testing services and referral for prevention, treatment and care.
  • Two LGA areas of each of the states were selected for saturation of demand creation, testing and referral for treatment and prevention services. At the end of the 18 month period about 75% of adolescents and young people in the LGAs had been reached with demand creation and testing services, communities have been mobilized, service providers have strengthened capacity.
  • To assess the outputs and further scale up the intervention described above, a review of the intervention was done using the “All In” assessment tools in the 2 states.
  • The process included a rapid assessment, an in-depth analysis of selected interventions to identify bottlenecks and an analysis of the bottle necks to proffer solutions and a development of plans to remove the bottle necks. 17 LGA work plans were developed through this process.
  • The work in Nigeria has gained global attention within UNICEF and attracted additional funding. 1.7 million dollars has been allocated to intensify Adolescent HIV programming in Nigeria with the aim of helping to identify and place 90% of the 200,000 ALHIV in Nigeria, ensure 90% of those identified are placed on treatment and 90% of those on treatment achieve viral suppression (UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets).
  • The funds shall be utilized for four key intervention areas. One of the four intervention areas is “Intensifying Adolescent programming in Benue and Kaduna states”.

Specific activities required to successfully roll out this intervention area include:

  • Implementation of the “All In” plans in 18 LGAs identified by the “All In” assessment in Benue and Kaduna states.
  • Intensive programming, engaging government, communities and young people.
  • Creating evidence (profiling positive ALHIV, contact tracing, pregnant adolescents, integration for youth friendly services, determinants of uptake of services, adherence, transition etc)
  • Documentation, innovation (mHealth for increasing HCT, adherence of ART).
  • Evidence generation and dissemination of lessons learnt to inform a learning collaborative to influence UNICEFs advocacy and convening for taking to scale, removing law barriers ( eg age of consent).
  • An operations research consultant is required to ensure evidence generation and analytic report writing of the intervention in the 2 states.

The Purpose of the Task

  • The whole intervention as outlined above shall benefit from detailed documentation at each level working with service providers, stakeholders and state/LGA level consultants.
  • The operations research consultant shall be responsible for the overall design, coordination and reporting of all operation research activities in the two states ensuring harmony and comparability of reports in the two states.
  • The consultant shall develop an operations research framework for the two states. S/He shall work with UNICEF colleagues to agree on the research questions that will feed into the framework.
  • Following this /He shall develop the operations research framework, protocols and plan.
  • The consultant shall work with the state consultants to obtain relevant information and data required for the various pieces of research documentation.
  • The reports shall be of high technical quality, standard statistical methodology and analytic frameworks shall be utilized. The outputs and deliverables shall be abstracts, technical briefs, fact sheets, journal papers etc.
  • The consultant shall also support the preparation and facilitation of a learning collaborative for the dissemination of the lessons learnt from the interventions above; and other operations research activities that might emerge during the time frame of this intervention.

Assignment Tasks

  • Review of project documents, meeting with relevant UNICEF staff to understand project.
  • Articulate key research questions.
  • Development of an operations research framework and protocols for each research question.
  • Obtain ethical approval where necessary.
  • Development of a detailed work plan for data collection for each research question.
  • Development of report template for each research question.
  • Three day Inception meeting with relevant members of the state team to share operations research plan and framework, allocate roles and responsibilities to support data collation and reporting.
  • Work with state consultants and other team members to identify indicators and contribute to the design LGA and state dash boards.
  • Develop monthly reporting template to UNICEF.
  • Conduct 5 day monthly visits to collate for documentation.
  • Submit monthly reports using agreed template.
  • Develop 2 progress reports (fact sheets, human interest stories abstracts, journals, dash boards).
  • Develop final reports (full project report, abstracts, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Every other documentation requirement as the need arises.
  • Support development of agenda and presentations for learning collaborative.
  • Support the facilitation and technical management of the learning collaborative.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Operations research plan/framework
  • Research protocols and ethical approvals where necessary
  • Detailed Work plan for data collection
  • Report of inception meeting with state stakeholders
  • Design of Dash board showing indicators, definition of indicators and mechanisms for updating.
  • Monthly reporting template
  • Report of monthly visits
  • 2 progress reports (with various components as on operations research plan)
  • I final report (with various components as on operations research plan)
  • Agenda and presentations for learning collaborative
  • Technical and other formats of Reports of learning collaborative (as on documentation plan)

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Advance University Degree (at least a Masters level) in Public Health, Medical Sciences, Development areas or related field
  • High level technical knowledge of international and national advances in HIV response, with special focus on adolescents and young people

Experience:

  • 5 years or more experience in conducting high quality research and writing high quality reports
  • Conversant with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, use of statistical packages and applications for analysis.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Proven ability to work with and coordinate a multi-sectoral team
  • Self-driven and able to work alone, under tight schedules and to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience in planning and managing technical meetings and conferences
  • Presentation of accepted abstracts in international conferences, journal publications in international journals, experience in the use of social media platform analytics shall be an added advantage

Competencies of Successful Candidate:

  • Analyzing – Analyzes numerical data and all other sources of information, to break them into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system
  • Communication- Speaks fluently English; presents information with skill and confidence; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way.
  • Relating and networking – Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Drive for results – Sets high standards for quality of work; independently monitors and maintains quality of work; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.
  • Formulating strategies and concepts – Works strategically to realize goals; sets and develops strategies;
  • Deciding and initiating action – Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people: takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activities and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions.

Job Title: LGA Consultant for Intensifying Adolescent HIV Programming, NOA

Job Number: 503172
Location:  Benue and Kaduna
Work Type : Consultancy
Purpose of the Assignment

  • The work in Nigeria has gained global attention within UNICEF and attracted additional funding. 1.7 million dollars has been allocated to intensify Adolescent HIV programming in Nigeria with the aim of helping to identify and place 90% of the 200,000 ALHIV in Nigeria, ensure 90% of those identified are placed on treatment and 90% of those on treatment achieve viral suppression (UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets).
  • The funds shall be utilized for four key intervention areas. One of the four areas is “Intensifying Adolescent programming in Benue and Kaduna states”.

Specific required activities required to successfully rollout this intervention area include:

  • Implementation of the “All In” plans in the 18 LGAs identified by the “All In” assessment in Benue and Kaduna states
  • Intensive programming, engaging government, communities, young people
  • Creating evidence (profiling positive ALHIV, contact tracing, pregnant adolescents, integration for youth friendly services, determinants of uptake of services, adherence, transition etc)
  • Documentation, innovation (mHealth for increasing HCT, adherence of ART).
  • Evidence generation and dissemination of lessons learnt to inform a learning collaborative to influence UNICEFs advocacy and convening for taking to scale, removing law barriers (eg age of consent).
  • A LGA level consultant is required to ensure a timely implementation, monitoring and coordination and reporting of all planned activities in the 3-4 LGAs in each of the 2 states (Kaduna and Benue).

The Purpose of the Assignment

  • The LGA consultant shall be responsible for providing day to day technical support for direct implementation, coordination of partners in 3-4 LGAs. (S) He will ensure high quality and timely implementation of monthly work plans; collation and validation of data, identify and address challenges with the support of the State consultant.
  • The LGA consultant shall report to the state consultant and contribute to the LGA, documentation and research consultants monthly and quarterly reporting to UNICEF as required.
  • S/He shall be the direct focal person with facilities, LACA, youth groups and communities; and shall be responsible for the planning and preparation of community entry and training activities.

Assignment Tasks

  • Support LACA and other LGA partners in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the LGA AYP plans:
  • Contribute to the development of the LGA AYP implementation monitoring plan under the supervision of the State consultant
  • Support the strengthening of the LGA coordination mechanism
  • Participate as an ad hoc member of the Prevention TWG and AYP Subcommittee

Under the supervision of the State consultant support the LGA coordination and implementation of the LGA AYP plans:

  • Shall be directly responsible for the LGA implementation in 3-5 LGAs
  • Under the supervision of the state consultant provide technical assistance to the LGAs for the development of and implementation of monthly activities from the respective LGA plans
  • Support facilitation of monthly LGA team review meetings
  • Provide technical support/supervision of the LGA Team regarding all aspects of adolescent HIV interventions in the assigned LGAs
  • Undertake supervisory field visits to LGA and communities to assess progress, identify problems and propose remedial or alternative strategies or courses of actions to accelerate/improve quality of adolescent HIV interventions in the assigned LGAs under the supervision of the state consultant.

Under the guidance/supervision of the state consultant facilitate AYP disaggregated data generation and use at LGA levels:

  • Support LGA M&E Officers to ensure timely data collection (monthly and quarterly) from Service Delivery Points (SDPs), and collation at ward and LGAs, and ensure transmission to state
  • Facilitate standardized 2-way feedback mechanism with SDPs and LGA.

Under the guidance of the state consultant facilitate the review of the LGA plan:

  • Facilitate biannual LGA Plan review meeting;
  • Facilitate quarterly LGA feedback and advocacy meeting;

Under the guidance of the state LGA consultant facilitate community engagements and empowerment for sustainability:

  • Engage and work with new and existing community structures at all levels for increased community participation and ownership of AYP interventions and strengthen partnerships with key allies including Implementing partners, NGOs, CBOs, faith-based organizations, women and youth groups for effective use of networks to promote programme ownership and sustainability
  • Identify and advice the LGA on opportunities for further integration of AYP HIV services in to PHCUOR, SOML Initiative and other MCH platforms

Facilitate LGA demand creation activities:

  • Submit routine reports to the state consultant on the effective utilization of UNICEF funds as in planned LGA budgets.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly progress reports to state consultant using agreed templates
  • Contribute to documentation and research consultants reporting as required
  • Any other duties required for the successful completion of the project as assigned by Supervisors or authority of UNICEF Field Office

Expected Deliverables

  • Detailed LGA Work plans
  • LGA implementation plan/framework and templates for various deliverables
  • Report of LGA/community entry meetings
  • Inputs for monthly and quarterly reports (including data, dash board updates, inputs for documentation and research consults as on research and documentation plans)
  • Inputs for final report (with various components as on documentation plan).

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Basic University degree in public health, medical sciences, development areas or related field.

Years of Relevant Experience:

  • Two years or more experience in HIV and AIDS, gender, social protection or health programming, with proven record of working with adolescents and young people

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  • Communication- Speaks English fluently; presents information with skill and confidence; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way. Fluency in local language is an added advantage
  • Relating and networking – Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Drive for results – Sets high standards for quality of work; independently monitors and maintains quality of work; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.
  • Deciding and initiating action – Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people: takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activities and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions.

 

Job Title: State Lead Consultant for Intensifying Adolescent HIV Programming, NOC
Job Number: 503174
Locations: Benue & Kaduna
Work Type : Consultancy
Purpose of the Assignment

  • The work in Nigeria has gained global attention within UNICEF and attracted additional funding. 1.7 million dollars has been allocated to intensify Adolescent HIV programming in Nigeria with the aim of helping to identify and place 90% of the 200,000 ALHIV in Nigeria, ensure 90% of those identified are placed on treatment and 90% of those on treatment achieve viral suppression (UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets).
  • The funds shall be utilized for four key intervention areas. One of the four areas is “Intensifying Adolescent programming in Benue and Kaduna states”.

Specific required activities required to successfully rollout this intervention area include:

  • Implementation of the “All In” plans in the 18 LGAs identified by the “All In” assessment in Benue and Kaduna states
  • Intensive programming, engaging government, communities, young people
  • Creating evidence (profiling positive ALHIV, contact tracing, pregnant adolescents, integration for youth friendly services, determinants of uptake of services, adherence, transition etc)
  • Documentation, innovation (mHealth for increasing HCT, adherence of ART).
  • Evidence generation and dissemination of lessons learnt to inform a learning collaborative to influence UNICEFs advocacy and convening for taking to scale, removing law barriers (eg age of consent).
  • A State lead consultant is required to ensure a timely implementation of all planned activities and reporting of activities in the 2 states.

The Purpose of the Assignment

  • The Lead consultant shall be responsible for providing overall technical support and coordination of the project in the state, and provide direct support for implementation in 3-5 LGAs. (S) He will support and supervise the LGA consultant for implementation of the AYP interventions in the remaining LGAs in their state of assignment. The lead consultant shall ensure data collection and reporting to UNICEF on monthly and quarterly basis, organize feedback to relevant stake holders and also liaise with the research and documentation consultants for high quality documentation and research activities.
  • The consultant will work closely with, and support government partners to ensure transparency and program accountability, and facilitate knowledge transfer to government partners and community members in all the LGAs

Assignment Tasks

  • Support SACA in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the LGA AYP plans;
    • Provide technical assistance to SACA to develop a AYP plan implementation monitoring plan
    • Support the strengthening of the State and LGA coordination mechanism
    • Participate as an ad hoc member of the Prevention TWG and AYP Subcommittee
  • Work with the LGA consultant to support the LGA coordination and implementation of the LGA AYP plans;
    • Shall be directly responsible for the LGA implementation in 3-5 LGAs
    • Work with the LGA consultant to provide technical assistance to the LGAs for the development of and implementation of monthly activities from the respective LGA plans
    • Support facilitation of monthly LGA team review meetings
    • Provide technical support/supervision of the LGA Team regarding all aspects of adolescent HIV interventions in the assigned LGA
    • Undertake supervisory field visits to LGA and communities to assess progress, identify problems and propose remedial or alternative strategies or courses of actions to accelerate/improve quality of adolescent HIV intervention s in the assigned LGAs in collaboration with the LGA consultant.
  • Provide supervision and support to the LGA consultant for AYP disaggregated data generation and use at state and LGA levels:
    • Work with the LGA consultant to support LGA M&E Officers to ensure timely data collection (monthly and quarterly) from Service Delivery Points (SDPs), and collation at ward and LGAs, and ensure transmission to state
    • Facilitate standardized 2-way feedback mechanism with SDPs and LGA & LGA and State
  • Provide technical support to the review of the LGA plan:
    • Support biannual LGA Plan review meeting;
    • Support quarterly LGA feedback and advocacy meeting;
  • Provide Technical support to the LGA consultant for the facilitation of community engagement and empowerment for sustainability;
    • Engage and work with new and existing community structures at all levels for increased community participation and ownership of AYP interventions and strengthen partnerships with key allies including Implementing partners, NGOs, CBOs, faith-based organizations, women and youth groups for effective use of networks to promote programme ownership and sustainability
    • Identify and advice the LGA and state on opportunities for further integration of AYP HIV services in to PHCUOR, SOML Initiative and other MCH platforms
    • Support LGA demand creation activities
  • Facilitate, in coordination with UNICEF Field Office, the effective use of UNICEF funds for the intervention at the State and LGA levels.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly progress reports aligned to time frames for documentation and Research consultants to UNICEF
  • Any other duties required for the successful completion of the project as assigned by Supervisors or authority of UNICEF Field Office.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Documentation plan/framework and templates
  • Detailed Work plan
  • Report of inception meeting with state stakeholders
  • Monthly and quarterly reports (including data, dash board updates, inputs for documentation and research consults as on research and documentation plans)
  • One final report (with various components as on documentation plan)

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Public Health, Medical Sciences, Development areas or related field.

Years of relevant experience:

  • Five years or more experience in HIV and AIDS, gender, social protection or health programming, with proven record of working with adolescents and young people

Competencies of Successful Candidate:

  • Communication- Speaks English fluently; presents information with skill and confidence; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way. Fluency in local language is an added advantage
  • Relating and networking – Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Drive for results – Sets high standards for quality of work; independently monitors and maintains quality of work; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.
  • Deciding and initiating action – Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people: takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activities and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Closing Date
9th March, 2017.

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Catholic Relief Services Vacancy for a Deputy Country Representative/Operations

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality.

CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. Therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to our approach in every country in which CRS operates.

Catholic Relief Services is recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Deputy Country Representative/Operations
Requisition Number: 13363
Location: Nigeria
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Reports To: Country Representative
Hours Per Week: 40
Job Summary

  • The Deputy Country Representative for Operations (DCR/Operations) will be responsible for overall leadership and management of CRS/Nigeria’s operations support functions.
  • The DCR/Ops will provide oversight and management of the following key functional areas: Human Resources, Finance, Contracts and Agreements, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Facilities & ICT, Travel, and will supervise two Head of Operations and a Contract Administrator.
  • The DCR/Operations shall ensure adherence to CRS standards and ensure the availability of necessary staff and systems to develop and implement quality operations support with high levels of accountability and transparency and shall continually review, refine and strengthen systems, as necessary in order to ensure operational excellence which in turn will strengthen program quality.
  • S/he will work closely with the DCR/Health Programs, DCR/Agriculture Programs and Emergency Director to ensure integration and collaboration of operations and programs across the country program.
  • As a member of the CRS/Nigeria’s Leadership Team (LT), the DCR/Operations shall participate in key decision-making processes and in the strategic management of the Country Program. With the Country Representative, the DCR/Operations shall be current on CRS positions on issues concerning Nigeria’s operations and program activities and work closely with the managers and field staff to ensure a cohesive and common vision in the effective implementation of operations and program strategy in the CP.

Job Responsibilities
Leadership in Operational Excellence (OpEx)

  • Coach, mentor and support two Heads of Operations and a Contract Administrator. Each Head of Operations will be responsible for the following functions: (a) Finances, HR, Agreements; (b) Facilities (ICT), Travel Unit, SCM (Fleet Unit, Procurement, and Warehousing)
  • Oversee Operations departments of Human Resources (particularly in the three functional areas of Recruitment, Employee Relations and Talent Management), Finance, Contracts and Agreements, Supply Chain Management (including fleet management, procurement and warehousing), Facilities (including ICT), and Travel; and provide guidance and leadership as needed to ensure quality performance.
  • Provide leadership in the structuring the operations department as circumstances evolve, including drafting and reviewing JDs, participating significantly in the recruitment of key positions, and developing the systems and processes necessary to ensure efficient and effective operations throughout the country program from Abuja to the field offices and the northeast sub-office.
  • In coordination with the Country Representative, assure representation of CRS and coordination of CRS operations at the various levels within government and other key humanitarian actors and stakeholders in the field.
  • Report regularly to the Country Representative information relating to ongoing or planned operations activities; propose amendments and/or recommend actions necessary to implement projects as proposed and/or planned in project documents and signed contracts.
  • Facilitate all external and internal audits; oversee the timely closure of all outstanding audit findings and the successful implementation of all audit recommendations.
  • Ensure CRS Nigeria’s ICT unit is well functional, and in compliance with RIM assessments and other required CRS standards.
  • Strengthen operations support systems, as necessary, and actively promote good communication with the 16 sub-offices across the country, including the major sub-office in Maiduguri which oversees the agency’s northeast operations; promote the coordination and collaboration with other CRS Nigeria offices, as concerns program support functions, systems and procedures; ensure agility in responding to operations concerns which have an impact on implementation of programs.
  • Ensure that resource management systems, policies and procedures are in line with accepted policies and principles of CRS, local government standards and donor requirements; remain diligent with regard to managing risk and liability to the agency.
  • Oversee the contracting and the records and archiving process for the country program.
  • Oversee the preparation of the country program in the management of USG contracts, working in close alignment with the region and with HQ departments.

Stewardship:

  • Ensure operational excellence to achieve optimal efficiency and cost effectiveness in all functions of operations.
  • Ensure that adequate and performing systems are in place to comply with CRS’ standards and principles of stewardship right across the country program within each field and sub-office.
  • Ensure the country program adheres to CRS and donor policies and procedures, and that robust orientation, onboarding and continuous training for operations staff so that those policies and procedures are understood by all staff.
  • Ensure compliance with all CRS and donor administrative and financial requirements and regulations.
  • Ensure the country program is fully prepared to manage and administer USG contracts.

Staff Performance Management and Development:

  • Supervise and mentor staff, including development of performance plans and assessment of performance.
  • Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development for CRS staff.
  • Oversee the management, coaching and development of national and international staff to build a cadre of skilled and committed personnel.
  • Ensure application of principles of a just workplace and diversity, and promote staff care and well-being.
  • Ensure open communications and actively promote principles of a just workplace.
  • Maintain a healthy, supportive and empowering working environment for the operations team that encourages honest communication among CRS staff and with partners.

Project Management Standards (PMS) and Operations/PQ Integration:

  • In collaboration with the CR, DCR/Health Programs, DCR/Agriculture Programs and Emergency Director ensure compliance of PMS.
  • Provide oversight to the country program on the implementation of the SMI, including ensuring the necessary training and piloting of processes, if appropriate.
  • Foster collaboration and integration of Operations and Program Quality within the country program, playing an active part in the design and delivery of the Operations/PQ summits in collaboration of the three SPA leads.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results:

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Competencies

  • Builds and leads effective teams
  • Definition: Establish systems that support program quality via agency principles and standards, compliance, learning and innovation.
  • Leads growth in programs
  • Definition: Engages staff and partners in the development and growth of programs in line with the country strategy and CRS guiding principles.
  • Definition: Promotes and guides teamwork among staff and partners as the fundamental approach to achieving CRS’s program goals.
  • Supervises and Develops Program Staff
  • Definition: Supports the performance and professional development of staff.
  • Focuses on Quality

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal: Country Representative; Deputy Country Representative/Health Programs, Deputy Country Representative/Agriculture Programs, Emergency Director, DRD, Operations; HQ Departments (HR, Purchasing, SCM); Regional Programming/Technical leads, Heads of Operations, other operations and programming staff including DCRs and Heads of Operations from other CPs.
  • External: Partner agencies, local government and service providers.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Non-profit management or related fields strongly preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Working knowledge of Church and Caritas’ structures.
  • Demonstrated qualities of leadership, sensitivity to cultural setting, communication skills, commitment and good judgment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving gender equality and gender responsiveness in programming and operations.
  • Effective planning and organization Skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently to field offices; up to 40% of the time.
  • Demonstrated skills in short and long term planning and program management.
  • Experience in dealing with donors.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Seven years of field-based experience managing staff and programs, particularly in complex emergencies and insecure environments.
  • At least seven years of CRS experience.
  • Significant experience in Operations (and Operational Excellence) particularly in the areas of Human Resources, SCM, and USG Contracting.
  • Thorough knowledge of CRS management and program principles.

How to Apply
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Graduate Jobs in Abuja today at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. Therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to our approach in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established its presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, governance, peacebuilding and Health/HIV programming.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is recruiting to fill the position below:

 
Job Title: MEAL Assistant
Location:
Abuja
Project: Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods
Position Band: 8-2
Reports to: Database Manager
Duration: One Year
Job Responsibilities

  • The M&E Assistant will provide direct MEAL support on the project under the direct supervision of the Database Manager with oversight from the M&E Director.
  • S/he shall support processes for adequate collection and documentation of data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impacts based on the M&E plan and donor reporting requirements.
  • S/he will work to support partners and state teams to maintain reporting processes and ensure that all information and data is collected, documented, and collated in an accurate and timely manner.
  • The position will report to the Database Manager.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of systems for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on protect activities.
  • Support the update of project database routinely as may be required
  • Assist M&E Direct or and Database Manager’ in carrying out specific training and other capacity building activities in routine and specifically designed data management
  • Support the dissemination of quality data for decision making and feedback through regular information sharing with stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Support evaluation and other research activities during the implementation of the project.
  • Provide on-going support to partners, end communities to maintain M&E systems
  • Support the conduct of periodic supportive supervision and Data Quality Assessment visits to partners and communities
  • Support partners in the management and use of ICT4D devices with guidance of the database manager
  • Work with the database manager to analyze information about the program and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Support the preparation ot monthly/quarterly M&E activity reports
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Database Manager and or the M&E Director.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral or Social Sciences or other related fields.
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity.
  • Fluency in Hausa language is desirable
  • Must be flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team,
  • Ability to travel as may be needed.
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant experience in a related role.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook

Job Title: Program Assistant
Location:
Abuja
Project: Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods
Position Band: B2
Reports to: Nutrition Team Lead
Duration: One Year
Job Responsibilities

  • The Program Assistant will be required to work within a multi-sectoral setting including agriculture, Livelihoods, nutrition, gender integration, education. government and local partners.
  • The post holder will need to deliver effective, highly competent project support and consistently deliver in a person-centered environment which promotes positive relationships.
  • Over all the Project Assistant will work under the direction of the Technical Lead Nutrition in the day-to-day successful implementation of technical components of the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihood Project.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the technical team to ensure the day-to-day implementation of the work plan activities in the LGA and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of work plan.
  • Support the technical team to compile project results for reporting, case studies and lessons learned, Support the technical team to facilitate, draft, 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 reports, as
  • Support the technical team on the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops and training.
  • Support the work of consultants in the fields as needs arise.
  • Support the technical leads to maintain good relationship with Government and non-Government partners working on the Project.
  • Under the direction of the technical lead he/she will represent the project in internal and external events and take notes and provide feedback
  • Serve as the interface between the technical team and the operation .
  • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by the Line manager and other supervisors.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • Bachelor Degree with work experience in the field of Nutrition, Public Health, Livelihood, Household Economic Strengthening or Development.
  • Experience working with Local or international NGO a plus.
  • Interest in development issues
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Excellent interpersonal skills end ability to work successfully in team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Strong organizational se/Is and communication skills
  • Ability to work and manage various projects in steam salting. with limited supervision
  • Ability to work well with people stall levels.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic integrated project.
  • Passion to reach the most vulnerable groups
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project’s zones of influence in the North West and North East.

Job Title: Grant Assistant
Location:
Abuja
Project: Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods
Position Band: 8-2
Reports to: Grants Officer
Duration: One Year
Job Responsibilities

  • The Grants Assistant (GA) will be primarily responsible for documentation, referencing and filing of all project related documents.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper filing and archiving of all project financial documents;
  • Ensure proper filing of all donor and sub recipient agreements both on hard files and soft copy; Arrange and properly file all backup copies of sub recipient payment vouchers and GJs,
  • Fill in cost share valuation form for all cost share document;
  • Prepare timesheet and other support documents to support cost share valuation,

Qualifications and Abilities

  • B.Sc/HND in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or related fields;
  • Minimum of one year relevant experience.
  • Must be a matured, motivated, problem solving individual with high levels of initiative;
  • Strong interpersonal skills,
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate high level of initiative, diplomacy and tact.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software-MS Office (PowerPoint and Excel especially);
  • Must be flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Agency Wide Competences
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results:

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Application Form ” and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to: NG_HR@global.crs.org Title of the position must be stated as the subject of the email.

Application Deadline  30th January, 2017.

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Ongoing recruitment in a USAID-Funded Project (Nigeria Education Crisis Response)

Nigeria Education Crisis Response is a USAID-funded project aimed at supporting Adamawa, Bauchl, Borno, Gombe and Yobe states to expand access to quality, relevant non-formal education and alternative education opportunities for internally displaced persons (lDP) children, as well as out- of-school children in host communities, aged 6 to 17 at target locations.

The Nigeria Education Crisis Response (ECR) Project, is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian Nationals to fill the vacant job positions in Nigeria below:

Job Title: M & E Officer
Location:
Bauchi
Project Duration: 12 Months
Position Starting Date: Immediately
Reporting: Reports to M&E Advisor-Bauchi
Position Summary

  • The M&E Officer will, under the supervision of the Senior M&E Advisor, evaluate the results of training interventions; initialize, manage and implement the M&E system for In-country training; ensure all evaluation instruments/methodologies are correctly administered- to obtain quality data, produce written evaluation reports providing clear and concise information on training results In a format and style that can easily and ready use.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees state implementation of all assessment, including review of assessment tools,-training of data collection teams, conducting data quality spot checks, and review of final assessment report. –
  • Oversees monitoring & evaluation of the success of the program In the state by leading rolling assessment workshops to measure outcomes in access to education, enrollment numbers, and learning outcomes. –
  • Supports the M&E Advisor in developing strategies, tools and resources for project monitoring, and coordinate the use of these In his/her state of assignment. –
  • Experience with program monitoring and data collection (including training staff on data collection).
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating for action.
  • Carry out any other work that may be assigned

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • High School diploma required, BA degree highly desired
  • Must have 4+ years of general work experience, and 2+ years of M&E experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Spoken and Written English highly desired, Medium level required

Job Title: M&E Assistant / Date Entry Officer
Location:
Gombe
Project Duration: 12 Months
Position Starting Date: Immediately
Reporting: Reports to M&E Officer – Gombe
Position Summary

  • The M&E Assistant/Data Entry Officer will assist the M&E Officer and M&E team to evaluate results of training interventions; initialize, manage and implement the M&E system for In-country training; ensure, all evaluation instruments/methodologies are correctly administered to obtain quality data, produce written evaluation reports providing clear and concise information on training results in a format and style that can easily and ready use.
  • He/she will also be responsible for accurately capturing and entering M&E data into the database.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees state implementation of all assessment, including review of assessment tools, training of data collection teams, conducting data quality spot checks, and review of final assessment report.
  • Oversees monitoring & evaluation of the success of the program in the state by leading roiling assessment workshops to measure outcomes in access to education, enrollment numbers, and learning outcomes.
  • Supports the M&E Advisor in developing strategies, tools and resources fr project monitoring, and coordinate the use of these in his/her state of assignment.
  • M&E Data entries, either alphabetic or numeric from source documents into computer following a formats and necessary codes that may be given.
  • Compiles, sorts, and verifies accuracy of data e.g. confirms accuracy of data such as codes, name, dates etc.
  • Compares data entered with source documents, or reenters date in verification format on screen to detect errors.
  • Contact the Supervisor to resolve questions, inconsistencies or missing data issues.
  • Reviews and makes necessary corrections to information entered.
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • Maintains confidential information.
  • Carry out any other M&E/Data entry related work that may be assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • High School diploma required, BA degree highly desired
  • Must have 2+ years of general work experience, and 2+ years of M&E experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Spoken and Written English highly desired, Medium level required.
  • Knowledge of records management procedures and data entry required.
  • Good computer skills required.

Job Title: Accountant
Location:
Bauchi
Project Duration: 12 Months
Position Starting Date: Immediately
Reporting: Reports to the Director Finance and Grants
Position Summary

  • The Accountant will be responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial formation, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.
  • The accountant wilt also be responsible for maintaining personnel leave files that inform payroll.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages day to day finance operations, including Implementing Creative and USAID Voiceless, procedures and systems, reviewing accounts payable documents for proper accuracy and completeness, and liaising with bank on all banking issues.
  • Completes donor financial reporting, track spending, and support the Director of Finance and Grants.
  • Provides updated monthly cost r ports and draft quarterly financial reports and monthly ad hoc reports on financial status of project expenses and budget information.
  • Manages the process of clearing bills, payments, and vouchers from the Bauchi field office; and the transfer of project funds from the central account to field accounts.
  • Works closely with the home office in Washington, DC to ensure reconciliation of monthly expense reports, and respond to any inquiries they may have.
  • Expertise In accounting, finance or business administration.
  • Knowledge of laws, accounting principles, USAID rules and regulations, and labor laws.
  • Reports to Reports to Director of Finance and Grants.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • High School diploma required, BA/BS degree highly desired
  • Must have 4+ years of general work experience
  • Must have 2+ year of specialized experience relevant to accounting
  • Must have 6+ months supervisory experience, if supervising staff
  • Knowledge of USAID Rules and Regulations, previous experience working on USAID-funded projects preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Spoken and Written English highly desired, Medium level required.

Job Title: M&E Assistant
Location:
Borno
Project Duration: 12 Months
Position Starting Date: Immediately
Reporting: Reports to M&E Officer – Borno
Position Summary

  • The M&E Assistant will assist the M&E Advisor and M&E team to evaluate results of training interventions; initialize, manage and implement the M&E system for in-country training; ensure, all evaluation instruments/methodologies are correctly administered to obtain quality data, produce written evaluation reports providing clear and concise information on training results in a format and style that can easily and ready use.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees state implementation of all assessment, including review of assessment tools, training of data collection teams, conducting data quality spot checks, and review of final assessment report.
  • Oversees monitoring & evaluation of the success of the program in the state by leading roiling assessment workshops to measure outcomes in access to education, enrollment numbers, and learning outcomes.
  • Supports the M&E Advisor in developing strategies, tools and resources fr project monitoring, and coordinate the use of these in his/her state of assignment.
  • M&E Data entries, either alphabetic or numeric from source documents into computer following a formats and necessary codes that may be given.
  • Compiles, sorts, and verifies accuracy of data e.g. confirms accuracy of data such as codes, name, dates etc.
  • Compares data entered with source documents, or reenters date in verification format on screen to detect errors.
  • Contact the Supervisor to resolve questions, inconsistencies or missing data issues.
  • Reviews and makes necessary corrections to information entered.
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • Maintains confidential information.
  • Carry out any other M&E related work that may be assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • High School diploma required, BA degree highly desired
  • Must have 2+ years of general work experience, and 2+ years of M&E experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Spoken and Written English highly desired, Medium level required.

Job Title: Logistics Assistant
Location:
Borno
Project Duration: 12 Months
Position Starting Date: Immediately
Reporting: Reports to Procurement & Logistics Officer – Borno
Position Summary

  • The Logistics Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Procurement and Logistics Officer In a day-to-day management of NECR Borno state operations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides oversight of Vehicle logs, vehicle maintenance
  • Identify Vehicle needs and reviews driver time sheet
  • Assist in coordination of transportation and delivery of Procurement and inventory. –
  • Assist in conducting and updating inventory database of the office on a monthly basis.
  • Assists in logistic, Events Management and Transportation as per the NECR policies and procedures.
  • Carry out logistical and other related task required for the good project operations.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required, BA/ES desired
  • Must have 2+ years of general work history
  • Must have 2+ year of specific experience related to logistics requests related to supplies and materials for project related activities
  • Must be extremely reliable, trustworthy and a good team worker
  • Flexible in working hours
  • Medium level knowledge of Spoken and Written English required

Job Title: Non-Formal Education Officer
Location:
Borno
Project Duration: 12 Months
Position Starting Date: Immediately
Reporting: Non-formal and teacher Education Specialist – Borno
Position Summary

  • The Non-Formal Education Officer will be responsible for supporting the NFE/TE Specialist In coordinating all training activities for the project, focusing on improving instruction for literacy, numeracy and life skills.
  • S/he will lead the development and Implementation of the teacher training component of the program, working in close collaboration with the non- formal education advisor and the technical team.
  • This person will also support the program In coordinating activities to increase access to NFE and alternative learning options for children, especially girls, disabled children and IDPs in Borno state.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support in Training and providing supports to -learning facilitators and implementing CSOs in all- activities related to teacher professional development.
  • Assist in the development and field testing of strategies, tools and resources for teacher training and ensures their dissemination and use.
  • Assist in Supervision to ensure implementation of introductory workshops and meetings, implementation of all master trainers workshops;
  • Coordinates the identification of NFLCs with government authorities, faith-based organizations and community- leaders and establishes qualifying parameters for program participation.
  • Liaises with government agencies and NFLC5 to maximize opportunities for access quality education for out-of-school youth.
  • In consultation with the NFEITE Specialist, works with SOs to ensure NFLCs have materials and resources to provide quality education, integrate academic and SEL subjects Into the curriculum, and that out-of-school youth are accessing NFLCs.
  • Through the NFE/TE Specialist, coordinates closely with the Non-Formal Education Advisor based in Bauchi for streamlined implementation.
  • Carry out any other related work that may be assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • High School diploma required, BA/BS degree highly desired.
  • Must have 3+ years general work experience and 2+ years of non-formal and teacher education experience
  • If supervising staff, must have at least 6+ months of supervisory experience. –
  • May-supervise a medium size team and have 1+ years of supervisory experience in non-formal and teacher education.
  • Medium level knowledge of Spoken and Written English required.

Job Title: Community Mobilization Assistant
Location:
Borno
Project Duration: 12 Months
Position Starting Date: Immediately
Reporting: Community Mobilization / NGO Capacity Building Officer
Position Summary

  • The Community Mobilization Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Community Mobilization/NGO Capacity Building Officer in implementing activities to Increase community awareness and support of schooling In targeted non-formal education and alternative education learning center communities in Borno.
  • This includes implementing a small grants program to enable CSOs to establish community coalitions and learning centers, building the capacity of CSOs and executing awareness campaigns to strengthen the community’s demand for education.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in establishment and training of new Community Coalitions or other local education support groups and committees.
  • Support In providing partner CSO5 in Borno with day-to-day mentoring on project design, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Supports the consistent application of training materials to strengthen CSO organizational management, HR and financial systems and provide technical support in community mobilization.
  • Assist in Coordinating donor, stakeholder, and field staff visits to CSO5 and communities in Bomb.
  • Carry out any other related work that may be assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • High School diploma required, BA degree highly desired. Must have 2+ years of general work experience
  • Must have 2+ years of specifically related experience In managing community engagement campaigns, preferably in the education sector –
  • Experience with international organizations’ community grants mechanisms
  • In-depth understanding of the role of clvii society In development
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Display cultural, gender, religion and age sensitivity and adaptability.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume or CV listing all job responsibilities and cover letters to the “Human Resources Manager” via: recruitment-necr@creativeworldwide.com

Note

  • Applicants should indicate the Job Position and Location as the subject of their application and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Creative Associates International is an equal employer. Female as well as indigenes of Bauchi, Gombe, Borno and other Northeastern states are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline  14th November, 2016.

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