NGO JOBS IN NIGERIA: CURRENT JOBS IN AN INTERNATIONAL NGO

 

An international NGO wishes to recruit, on a contract basis for the below position to plan, direct, supervise and technically support its advocacy, communication and social mobilization activities in support of the Government’s polio eradication efforts, in Nigeria

 

  1. Project Manager

 

Location: Lagos

 

The Project Manager will work under the direct supervision and guidance of The Country Director. He/she will prepare monthly activity plan and provide monthly written reports to The Country Director.

The project manager will supervise and support all project funded staff but under the overall direction of The Country Director.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Project Manager will design, plan and implement appropriate advocacy, communication and social mobilization strategies and activities in support of the Government’s emergency action plan.

In consultation with The Country Director, he/she will develop annual/quarterly project work plans and budgets, ensure effective and timely implementation of those plans and prepare monthly/quarterly reports for the organization at National and International level.

Responsible for designing and implementing all project funded training programs and for conducting periodic review meetings to monitor progress and for sharing of experiences. When required, external training resources (e.g., consultants, Government trainers, WHO. UNICEF) may also be used.

Responsible for the production of appropriate information, education and communication (IEC) material, directly or through consultants, and for the distribution of all project funded logistics and supplies.

He/she will work in close cooperation and coordination with the government officials, WHO, UNICEF and NGOs at the national, state and local government (LGA) levels.

While certain set of activities may be applicable most of the field level activities of the project will be directed to those high risk states and LGAs selected for intensified support.

Maintain regular contact with the key Government officials (e.g., State and LGA Government and Health Officials), and partners. Visit regularly all target high risk states and LGAs and participate in relevant consultation meetings as directed by the Country Project Director

Supervise and support all project funded activities through regular field visits, periodic meetings and frequent communication through mobile phone and emails. Appropriate reporting formats may also used.

Document results, solve problems and keep the Country Director and the members fully informed.

Implement any other polio eradication related activities as directed by the Country Director

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE JOBS IN NIGERIA

A minimum of a master’s degree in public health, social work or equivalent with at least five years of field experience managing a community health or development project that involves working with state and LGA governments and partners such as WHO, UNICEF and local NGOs.

Medical degree is not a requirement but is an added strength.

Previous experience working with the Government, WHO-, and UNICEF and/or reputed NGOs in the field of immunization, polio eradication and/or mother and child health will be an asset.

He/she should have proven leadership, ability to network with senior Government officers and partners, willing to travel and has excellent written and oral communication skills.

He/she should be a self starter to be able to identify problem areas and find, when necessary, innovative approaches to achieving the goal of polio eradication.

 

  1. Project Advocacy Coordinator

 

Location: Abuja

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a mid/senior level position located at an Agency HQ., in Abuja.

The selected person will work closely with the partners to ensure that the State Task Forces are fully engaged in providing leadership oversight.

S/he will spend 50% of his/her time supervising and supporting the six Project Field Coordinators and the communication coordinator.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE JOBS IN NIGERIA

A minimum of a masters degree in public health, social work or equivalent with at least five years of field experience managing a community health or development project that involves working with state and LGA governments and partners such as WHO, UNICEF and local NGOs.

Medical degree is not a requirement but is an added strength.

Previous experience working with the Government, WHO, UNICEF and/or reputed NGOs in the field of immunization, polio eradication and/or mother and child health will be an asset.

He/she should have proven leadership, ability to network with senior Government officers and partners, willing to travel and has excellent written and oral communication skills.

He/she should be a self starter to be able to identify problem areas and find, when necessary, innovative approaches to achieving the goal of polio eradication.

 

  1. Project Field Coordinators (X6)

Location one each for: Borno, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara)

 

Job Responsibilities

Duties of the Project Field Coordinators will include:

Plan and implement all organization supported activities.

Participate in all polio related meetings.

Work in close cooperation with the state and high risk LGA governments and ensure that LGA level Task Force and Social

Mobilization Working Group meetings take place regularly and all important actions are taken.

Make sure right information is collected and used for decision making.

Motivate local religious leaders and clerics.

Work with traditional leaders and other partners (especially UNICEF and WHO) to ensure that funds and logistics are available in time, the micro plans are completed, correct vaccinator teams are deployed and ensure missed children/areas covered.

Maintain regular communication with The Country Director and the focal Manager for the state.

Seek their help to solve problems.

Qualifications

The Polio Field Coordinators should be a graduate and a mid/senior level person with proven advocacy, communication and management skills to work with local officials and community leaders.

He/she speaks the local language (Hausa) and be willing to live in the state assigned and be able to travel extensively within the state.

Application Closing Date

21st December, 2012

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested and qualified candidates should send applicants with their full CVs to: coordinatorsjob@gmail.com

 

Note: Ownership of a means of transportation is essential for all positions. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 


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