Recruitment at Community Health Justice and Peace Initiative for Development (JDPH)

Community Health Justice and Peace Initiative for Development (JDPH) is a National Non-Governmental Organization working in the Catholic province of Jos, aimed at uplifting the living standard of rural and urban communities through capacity building and rendering lifesaving interventions in partnership with communities for a better society and good governance. Over the years, we and our partners have continued to provide developmental and humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in rural and crisis affected locations. We are committed to providing emergency relief services, empowering communities to be more resilient, embracing a culture of peaceful co-existence and social justice for all.

In accomplishing our objectives, the JDPH will be carrying out General Food Distributions (GFD) through Cash Based Transfers (CBT) and Blanket Supplementary Program (BSFP) in Fune LGA, of Yobe state. This is aimed at preventing already vulnerable House Holds from falling into starvation and malnutrition, focusing particularly on young children 6 – 23 / 24 months and pregnant and lactating women and girls (PLW / G).

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Requisition ID: JDPH/FSL/NT/2021/003
Location: Fune LGA, Yobe
Sector: FSL
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Summary

  • The Finance Assistant is to assist the Finance officer in managing the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department, responsible for Cash processing and record keeping of the day-to-day transactions in accordance with JDPH Financial policies and procedures.

Key Roles / Responsibilities

  • To assist the Finance Officer in ensuring that timely and accurate payments are made.
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of payment documents in compliance to JDPH Financial Policies and procedures.
  • Ensure completeness of supporting documents in all respect which includes authenticity of signatures, cross-checking attendance sheets and verifying payments made to vendors.
  • Posting all vouchers into transaction spreadsheet on daily basis for review by the Finance Officer. Ensure that all information in the spreadsheet is correct and complete.
  • Processing of petty cash transactions on daily basis. Ensure petty cash is replenished on time to meet daily cash needs. Carry out cash count as per the JDPH policy and schedule. Document the cash count sheets for records.
  • Prepare all payments and make sure that they are properly coded and supported with relevant necessary documents.
  • Assist Finance office in monthly bank & account reconciliation.
  • Ensure all the financial documents are properly filed & tagged.
  • ‘Paid’ stamping of all the invoices and related documents before filing.
  • Photocopies & scanning of all necessary documents/Instrument.
  • Perform any other task assign by the line manager.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A B.Sc or HND in Financial Accounting and related Financial / Business Administration courses. At least 2 years practical work experience in managing financial and administrative systems for donor-funded projects. A minimum of 1 years’ experience in grant financial management with donor-funded projects in Nigeria.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Honesty and strong commitment.
  • Accuracy in record checking.
  • Ability to work as part of the team.
  • IT skills including MS Office & Accounting applications.

Language Skills:

  • Good communicator in English, both written and oral as well. A good command of the Hausa language

 

 

 

Job Title: Scope Officer

Location: Fune LGA, Yobe
Employment Type: Contract

Job Sumary

  • The Scope officer will oversee the transfer of targeted beneficiary data into the Scope platform for the JDPH feeding program in FUNE LGA, Yobe state.
  • S / he will liaise closely with the scope registrars to ensure smooth registration of beneficiaries and issuance of scope cards to beneficiaries.
  • S / he will communicate with the Project Coordinator, Nutrition and Cash Distribution Officers, Data Clerk and Community Targeting committees.
  • S / he will support the identification and enrolment of target beneficiaries. The role requires strong facilitation and organizational skills along with the ability to analyses and communicate complex information to all staff, partners and other stakeholders.

Key Roles / Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the registration of beneficiaries into the Scope platform.
  • Promote a positive profile of the programme and good understanding among other sectors, partners and communities about the Scope registration.
  • Supervise the Scope Registration Team and provide appropriate guidance and oversight as they conduct daily field activities.
  • Plan and follow the activities of the Scope project such as voluntary returnees’ registration and distribution of Scope cards during enrolment for GFD / BSFP and Livelihood projects.
  • Facilitate the training of Scope project staff on Scope online / offline system focusing on efficient planning, coordination, and implementation and monitoring of the project activities.
  • Prepare and submit all Scope project internal and external reports
  • Draft scope budget including spending plans, procurement plans, and work plans based on activities and budgets.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferably in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Nutrition, Agriculture or other relevant discipline and evidence of NYSC discharge certificate.
  • At least 2 years of experience in humanitarian aid.
  • Experience as SCOPE registration officer with an INGO partner will be an added advantage.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Community mobilizations skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Languages: Excellent command of English and Hausa languages.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Protection Officer

JOB ID: JDPH/NJR/2021/002
Location: Monguno LGA, Borno state
Sector: Protection
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No

Purpose of the Position

  • The Protection Officer is responsible for supervising effective protection services, including needs assessments, protection monitoring, community-based activities in line with the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure – through clear weekly and monthly work plans – protection monitoring, field assessments, community-based activities, especially life-skills, socio-recreational and awareness raising activities, are carried out in a timely, effective and technically sound manner.
  • Supervise the conduct of individual interviews and facilitate participatory protection assessment – applying the Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming approach – to fully understand the displaced population in its diversity, their protection concerns and priorities, and the resources available to them.
  • Support the collection of information/data about vulnerability, protection needs and concerns of the targeted population.
  • Ensure that the above-described protection information gathering, sharing and filing are done in accordance with agreed information management system that respects the dignity and ensure the confidentiality of the information sources
  • Act as focal point for the identification and referral of Vulnerable Individuals and People with Specific Protection Needs for adequate assistance according to JDPH pre-defined criteria and protection cluster referral criteria.
  • Manage individual protection cases, including maintaining strict protocols for confidentiality and consent.
  • Update case files on individual developments, following JDPH’s SOPs and ensuring beneficiaries’ data are protected.
  • Conduct follow-up monitoring visits to ensure that needs have been met in an appropriate manner and beneficiary have the opportunity to provide feedback on the assistance received.
  • Ensure dissemination of clear and reliable information on service provision and other preselected key topics.
  • Contribute to the establishment/maintenance of a referral pathway, respectful of the confidentiality principle and JDPH ‘s SOPs.
  • Contribute to building the capacities of local actors through involvement in their capacity-building planning, localized protection network meetings and co-facilitating their training sessions.
  • Supervise and coordinate the organization and implementation of community-based activities, especially socio-recreational, life-skills and awareness raising activities, with special emphasis on extremely vulnerable individuals and people with specific needs, with the aim of improving their psychosocial well-being.
  • Prepare and submit activity plans and reports to the team leader/protection manager on agreed schedules.
  • Provide verbal and written feedback to supervisor on progress, lesson learnt, achievements and gaps, issues and problems.
  • Keep a database of the number of beneficiaries per activity in each location, disaggregated by sex
  • Liaise with relevant public authorities and service providers in order to foster effective collaboration and encourage national interest and ownership in protection of refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager;
  • Conduct duties in accordance with JDPH’s programming and protection Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Conduct duties in strict accordance with JDPH Code of Conduct and the principle of confidentiality.
  • Maintain and promote a positive image of JDPH and its activities by explaining what JDPH is doing and why JDPH operates in that way.

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in Human Rights, Refugee Studies, Social Sciences or other related discipline;
  • Relevant professional experience of three (3-5) years, preferably in emergency and/or development context;
  • Prior experience or familiarity with JDPH and/or persons of concern (including internally displaced persons and refugees-returnees) would be a distinct advantage;
  • Prior experience or familiarity with NGO sector would be an advantage;
  • Familiarity with international protection and human rights legal standards, with special emphasis on women rights and SGBV, would be a distinct advantage.
  • Good spoken and written English and relevant computer skills.
  • A high respect to client/organization confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and respect for people with special needs and other vulnerability.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: MEAL Officer

Job ID: JDPH/KIA/2021/001
Location: Jos, Plateau
Sector: MEAL
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No

Role Purpose

  • The MEAL Officer is primarily responsible for establishing and overseeing a functional MEAL system for the project. The MEAL officer Reports to the Project Coordinator
  • Other Reporting and Coordination Responsibilities includes Communication with the identified local NGOs, civil society members, implementing partners and other stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

  • To roll out and manage MEAL mechanism as per commitments of JDPH;
  • To establish, manage and strengthen Accountability to Beneficiaries which includes capacity building of partner organizations on this theme;
  • To carry out regular field monitoring of program interventions and produce monitoring reports on the given format, conduct debrief sessions with relevant program staff and develop an agreed action plan;
  • To carry out follow-up monitoring visits to materialize actions agreed in the action plan, and
  • To establish and manage Complaint and Feedback Mechanism which facilitate beneficiaries/communities to register complaints and share feedback;
  • To assist the project in carrying out preliminary first inquiry report in case of serious nature of complaints filed by beneficiaries/communities;
  • To maintain complaints and feedback tracking database and do follow up on complaints to reach a resolution involving relevant project/program staff;
  • To assist the project in identifying key compliance/quality questions and parameters capitalizing on the existing checklists and minimum standards for monitoring project performance;
  • To assist in reviewing data bases and data tracking tools of diverse projects in order to maintain data quality for collating reliable and consistent data which meets minimum reporting requirements of donors and JDPH;
  • To assist in planning and implementation of baseline surveys, monitoring and evaluation exercises and impact assessments when needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts in Research, Social Sciences, Engineering, Management or any other relevant field
  • 1-year MEAL officer or 2 Years MEAL assistant
  • Experience in conducting data collection exercises (Qualitative and Quantitative)
  • Experience in use of digital data collection tools is an advantage
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite Excel, SPSS, STATA, KOBO, ODK preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite is an advantage
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Previous volunteering experience is an advantage

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Cash Distribution Officer

Job ID: JDPH/FSL/NT/2021/012
Location: Damaturu & Fune LGA, Yobe state
Sector: FSL
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Summary

  • The Cash Distribution Officer is responsible for processing cash beneficiary lists approved and authorized by the relevant stakeholders. S/he deals with the cash transfer agents and follow-up on beneficiary receipts for monthly reports.
  • He/She is responsible for ensuring that day to day documentation and financial management functions are performed in accordance with JDPH policies, agreed Standard Cash Operating Procedures (SOPs). The Cash Distribution Officer supports and contributes to the organization and implementation of all distribution activities.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of Cash Distribution Assistants
  • Prepare and share beneficiary list with Cash Distribution Assistants and Cash Transfer Agents (CTA);
  • Support the CTAs in developing timely distribution plans;
  • Monitor the cash transfer agents in processing the disbursements;
  • Ensure beneficiaries are respected and cared for during distribution activities;
  • Prioritize vulnerable cases during distribution and provide needed support; Refer protection cases, when identified, to the protection team;
  • Establish and maintain effective program reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems for both internal and external use; ensure filing adheres to internal protocols and is regularly maintained;
  • Attend cluster meetings when requested;
  • Deal with complaints or issues related to Cash
  • Participate in various post distribution monitoring surveys by the JDPH M&E team;
  • Monitor and evaluate ongoing distributions and cash activities and report on unmet needs and gaps;
  • Report on unmet needs and gaps in Cash Based Transfers to the Program Coordinator.
  • Carry out the daily / weekly / monthly work plan as directed by the Program Coordinator.
  • Manage conflicts when they arise and suggest possible solutions.

Qualifications And Experience

  • University degree in Economics, International Cooperation, Social Sciences (bachelors as a minimum);
  • Experience in emergency program implementation (minimum 2/3 years) focused on cash and/or in-kind distributions (assessments, distributions, monitoring);
  • Experience of coordinating activities across locations and with reporting;
  • Must be female
  • Prior experience in working in complex emergency settings, including internal displacement settings;
  • Demonstrable experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with partners and government counterparts;
  • Proven experience in staff supervision and remote management;
  • Strong experience with assessment tools and systems

Technical Expertise, Skills And Knowledge:

  • Admin/finance skills;
  • Good computer skills (proven computer literacy, in particular Excel knowledge is a must);
  • Representation and negotiation skills, demonstrated interpersonal skills, strong communication and diplomatic skills;
  • Analytical skills, observation and analysis capacity;
  • Strong team spirit, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to plan ahead and stress-resilient;
  • Additional qualities: ability to multi-task, ability to handle pressure, ability to improvise, flexibility, adaptability to transitions.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English and a good command of the Hausa language.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Procurement / Logistics Assistant

Requisition ID: JDPH/NJR/2021/003
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Programs
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No

Purpose of the Position

  • We are looking for a Procurement Assistant to oversee purchasing activities and ensure that purchased items are both cost-efficient and of high quality. The Procurement Assistant’s responsibilities include maintaining positive supplier relations, evaluating supply options, approving purchases, and maintaining accurate records.

Procurement Officer Responsibilities

  • Overseeing and supervising all activities of the purchasing department.
  • Preparing plans for the purchase of equipment, services, and supplies.
  • Following and enforcing the company’s procurement policies and procedures.
  • Reviewing, comparing, analyzing, and approving products and services to be purchased.
  • Managing inventories and maintaining accurate purchase and pricing records.
  • Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.
  • Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts.
  • Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers.
  • Preparing budgets, cost analyses, and reports.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Degree in accounting, business management or a similar field preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience as in a similar position.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Supervisory and management experience.
  • Attention to detail.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Data Clerk

Job ID: JDPH/FSL/NT/2021/009
Location: Fune LGA, Yobe state
Sector: FSL
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Summary

  • We are looking for a Data Entry Clerk to type information into our database. The ideal candidate will be computer savvy and a fast typist with a keen eye for detail. You will report to the M&E Officer. Understanding of data confidentiality principles is compulsory. JDPH will rely on you for having accurate and updated data that are easily accessible through a digital database.

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Transfer data from paper formats into computer files or database systems using keyboards, data recorders or optical scanners
  • Create spreadsheets with large numbers of figures without mistakes
  • Verify data by comparing it to source documents
  • Update existing data
  • Retrieve data from the database or electronic files as requested
  • Perform regular backups to ensure data preservation
  • Sort and organize paperwork after entering data to ensure it is not lost

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of Secondary School Certificate
  • Must be resident in Fune LGA of Yobe state.
  • Proven experience as data entry clerk
  • Fast typing skills
  • Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)
  • Working knowledge of office equipment and computer hardware and peripheral devices
  • Basic understanding of databases
  • Great attention to detail

Technical Expertise, Skills And Knowledge:

  • A proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy as well as with others.
  • Fully appreciates of the value of cooperation within a team.
  • Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action.
  • Acceptable IT Skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles and code of conduct is essential.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English and a good command of the Hausa language.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: FSL Officer

Job ID: JDPH/KIA/2021/002
Location: Jos, Plateau
Sector: FSL
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No

Purpose Of The Position

  • Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Food Security and Livelihoods officer is responsible for the daily implementation and monitoring of the FSL activities.
  • He/she provides full support and training to FSL workers and daily workers on assigned program activities on the field.
  • He/She should be ready to travel to field locations in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

Main Tasks
Representation and Community Mobilization:

  • Mobilize the targeted communities and create awareness about the project activities; make sure that the projects’ objectives and the selection criteria are well understood and accepted by the communities
  • Establish and maintain good relations with key stakeholders and communities in the area of intervention to know their perceptions of the operations and to understand the needs, complaints, and major events that may have an impact on the activities of JDPH
  • Listen to the communities and stakeholders in the field and report to his/her project manager any non-technical or safety-related issues which could affect the activities or safety of JDPH teams

Implementation and Monitoring:

  • Participate in the identification, registration, verification and selection of the project beneficiaries, according to defined selection criteria, as well as verification processes, in collaboration with community stakeholders’ committees
  • Sensitize key stakeholders, communities and participating households on the project objectives, timelines and other general project details.
  • Responsible for planning and implementing the FSL project activities in the field, including IGAs, VSLAs, Basic Needs Assistance and Agricultural input support etc.
  • Ensure proper follow-up of the beneficiaries and provision of adequate technical support during activity implementation
  • Participate in identifying the training needs among the population and propose appropriate contents and training support material for the training sessions and awareness messages to be disseminated
  • Prepare and submit weekly and monthly activity plans to the Programme Manager as required
  • Participate in periodic FSL assessments including needs assessment, market assessments, activity feasibility assessments and any other Food Security and livelihood-related assessments
  • Support MEAL team in activities monitoring (market assessments, baseline, endline, post distribution monitoring, price monitoring, focused group discussions, vendor monitoring etc)
  • Plan and sensitize of beneficiaries on use of smartcards, payment mechanism, their rights and benefits.
  • Training of vendor on how to use the devices in making transaction and supervision of vendor’s transaction and recording the problem
  • Monitor vouchers distribution processes to beneficiaries at the local vendor locations and deal with any arising complaints.
  • Coordinate with vendors on timing of cash and voucher disbursement, and mobilize beneficiaries for cash and voucher collection at vendor disbursement sites.
  • Support complaint response mechanism by receiving, recording and reporting complaints from beneficiaries, community leaders, community volunteers and other stakeholders

Reporting and Communication:

  • Use the monitoring tools provided
  • Participate in the files archiving at JDPH’s office, accessible to the whole team
  • Draw up and submit a weekly report to his/her direct manager
  • Ensure that documentation is properly done for all items distributed (donation certificates, delivery notes, beneficiary lists and supply request order)
  • Take part in weekly program meetings and cluster meetings on request
  • Report back any problems and constraints encountered during the course of the activities, including safety issues, to his/her direct manage
  • Document project impact through success stories, case studies and lessons learned, etc.
  • Collaborate with the other components of the FSL department and support them when asked
  • Coordinate with support staff (logistic and administration) and all staff involved on the program.

Required Qualifications

  • University Degree in Agriculture, Food Security or any related field with 2 years work experience.
  • Experience on cash and voucher assistance (paper or electronic voucher)
  • Relevant experience in livestock intervention as an early recovery response
  • Relevant experience on food items distribution and monitoring will be highly appreciated
  • Project-related skills: good knowledge of the project cycle, project implementation, project follow up and reporting
  • IT skills: Word and Excel, Outlook, Design, Auto CAD, GIS, data collection and analysis software a plus.

Personal Abilities:

  • Languages: fluent in English (additional languages a plus)
  • Personal qualities: reliable, honest, very good organization, resistance to stress, capacity to delegate and to manage, initiative and autonomy, capacity of prioritization of tasks, work under tight deadlines

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Nutrition Officer

Job ID: JDPH / FSL / NT / 2021 / 011
Locations: Damaturu & Fune LGA, Yobe
Employment Type: Contract
Sector: Nutrition

Program Background
Community Health Justice and Peace Initiative for Development (JDPH) is a National Non-Governmental Organization working in the Catholic province of Jos, aaimed at uplifting the living standard of rural and urban communities through capacity building and rendering lifesaving interventions in partnership with communities for a better society and good governance. Over the years, we and our partners have continued to provide developmental and humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in rural and crisis affected locations. We are committed to providing emergency relief services, empowering communities to be more resilient, embracing a culture of peaceful co-existence and social justice for all.

In accomplishing our objectives, the JDPH will be carrying out General Food Distributions (GFD) through Cash Based Transfers (CBT) and Blanket Supplementary Program (BSFP) in Fune LGA, of Yobe state. This is aimed at preventing already vulnerable House Holds from falling into starvation and malnutrition, focusing particularly on young children 6 – 23/24 months and pregnant and lactating women and girls (PLW/G).

Job Summary

  • The Nutrition Officer will coordinate, monitor and support the performance of Nutrition activities for the project. He/She will manage and train field level nutrition staff, performing on-going monitoring and support supervision, provide guidance to LGA partners on policy and methodology, program planning and staff capacity building.

Key Roles / Responsibilities
Programme Implementation:

  • Support assessment, preparation and planning for the implementation of the nutrition component of the project.
  • Lead on the implementation of the nutrition interventions for the project, ensuring technical resources required have been factored into work-plans and budgets.
  • Contribute to developing/modifying project design in nutrition based on experience and lessons from implementation, also in consultation with the project team and other stakeholders.
  • Schedule the daily activities for Nutrition Community Mobilizers regarding screening, referral and follow up of SAM and MAM child under 5 years old.
  • Ensure that Nutrition Data are reliable and correct
  • Implement Infant Young Child Feeding messaging and care group mother model in the communities.
  • Ensure project approaches and implementation are sensitive to cultural and gender dynamics.
  • Provide technical assistance to State and LGA teams on health and nutrition, with a particular focus on the development of effective methodologies to improve health and nutrition knowledge, attitudes and practices.
  • Conduct follow up monitoring of nutrition-related activities and document findings to feed into improved programming

Capacity Building:

  • Strengthen the capacity of the Nutrition and Nutrition Distribution Assistants in carrying out their responsibilities.
  • Contribute to the development and/or adaptation of training materials.
  • Facilitate nutrition trainings in project locations.
  • Lead on nutrition training needs assessment for HWs, CVs and project staff.
  • Develop training plans for staff, government officials, health workers and CVs based on identified needs.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Ensure timely collection, compilation and analysis of quality data as well as production of quantitative and qualitative reports regarding nutrition activities in the project.
  • Provide technical review of project reports in line with JDPH standards.
  • Ensure regular communication and sharing of lesson learned and challenges with the management and partners to inform implementation
  • Work closely with the MEAL team to ensure that data are captured in a correct and accurate manner.

Representation & Advocacy & Organizational Learning:

  • Represent JDPH in relevant sector meetings for nutrition in coordination with other JDPH programmes.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in any of the following disciplines: Nursing, Biology, Nutrition, Public Health or related field.
  • At least 2-4 years experience in nursing, biology, nutrition, public health, development, or food aid support.
  • 3 years progressively responsible experience in Nutrition/or Public Health Sector of INGO and/or directly related area.
  • Must be a female
  • Experience with survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and relevant data analysis

Desired:

  • Previous experience working with an INGO or a Development organization. Strong knowledge of Nutrition and/or Public Health

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Advanced computers skills at least intermediate skills in windows based word processing, spreadsheet and nutrition/public health software
  • Strong level of autonomy to provide independent follow through on processing issues and concerns
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Integrity
  • Has an eye for details
  • Strong team player
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, operational, and coordinating abilities
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work well with people from various backgrounds and cultures at all levels in organization.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles and code of conduct is essential.
  • Language Skills:
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and a good command of the Hausa language.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Security Assistant

Job ID: JDPH/FSL/NT/2021/008
Location: Fune LGA, Yobe state
Sector: Protection
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Summary

  • The purpose of the Security Assistant position is to support the Security Coordinator in providing regular security-related update to JDPH management and staff including field staff and drivers. S / he is to ensure that minimum operating security standards and procedures are implemented in the field office. the security Assistant will be reporting to the Security Officer & Project Coordinator.

Key Roles / Responsibilities

  • Support the Security Coordinator to conduct regular security and risk assessments to identify safety and security needs;
  • Support Security Unit to provide regular briefings and updates as necessary;
  • Liaise with UN agencies, NGOs and other external actors to share security information as appropriate;
  • Ensure vehicle and staff movements are monitored according to procedures. Ensure availability, monitoring and tracking of necessary and functional safety and security equipment;
  • Regularly travel to the field with emergency programme team, gather security information and provide updated security related information to the field staff;
  • Proactively contact members of this information network to collect information on security in order to provide advice to the Security Coordinator on day to day security issues;
  • Immediately report all breaches of safety and security procedures and all threats to JDPH staff, beneficiaries, activities or assets.
  • Alert the Security Coordinator to important events, from monitoring local and international news and social media in English and local languages, as well as via security alert systems;
  • Maintain a close vigilance on the local political and military situation in the region and provide updates to the Security Coordinator on regular basis.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Secondary School certificate or equivalent qualification with minimum (2) two years experience in similar role in a humanitarian / recovery context and INGO.
  • The Candidate should be an indigene of Yobe state.
  • Ideally, the candidate should be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • S / he should have a keen sense of compliance with policy and procedure.
  • Experience from working in humanitarian / recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge:

  • A proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy as well as with others.
  • Fully appreciates of the value of cooperation within a team.
  • Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action.
  • Acceptable IT Skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles and code of conduct is essential.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English and a good command of the Hausa language.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Store Keeper

Job ID: JDPH/FSL/NT/2021/010
Location: Fune LGA, Yobe
Employment Type: Contract
Sector: FSL
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Summary

  • Under the general supervision of the logistics assistant, the Store Keeper ensures the store management system are efficient and effective in providing the necessary logistics and store management services; ensures safe custody and security, cost effective material handling system and timely delivery; operates automated stores management using appropriate software.

Key Roles / Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Logistics assistant, the store keeper will:

  • Receives nutritious food items signed off from the vendors and prepares goods receiving note, records and keeps in appropriate file.
  • Issues food items against authorized store requisition and keeps store issue voucher in appropriate file.
  • Distributes copies of store documents to appropriate departments.
  • Keeps store documents in a manner that simplifies identification and retrieval
  • Makes sure all materials are stored in appropriate places away from rain, dust, pilferage and deterioration.
  • Operates an automated computer system to balance and record inventories and stocks.
  • Prepares monthly stock report on the status of stock movement of support office.
  • Organizes the arrangement of items in proper location, shelf, code and group for easy retrieval up on needed.
  • Makes sure stock is arranged for easy physical count and stock taking.
  • Implements cost effective material handling system.
  • Ensures that warehouses are cleaned and stocks are secured.
  • Performs other tasks and responsibilities as directed by the supervisor.

Qualifications And Experience

  • Minimum of Secondary School Certificate
  • Must be resident in Fune LGA of Yobe state.
  • Must be a female
  • Proven experience as data entry clerk
  • Fast typing skills
  • Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)
  • Working knowledge of office equipment and computer hardware and peripheral devices
  • Basic understanding of databases
  • Great attention to detail.
  • 1 year Experience.

Technical Expertise, Skills And Knowledge:

  • A proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy as well as with others.
  • Fully appreciates of the value of cooperation within a team.
  • Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action.
  • Acceptable IT Skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles and code of conduct is essential.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and a good command of the Hausa language.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: CFM Assistant

Job ID: JDPH/FSL/NT/2021/007
Location: Fune LGA, Yobe state
Sector: Protection
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Summary

  • The CFM Assistant are to assist the Protection officer in ensuring that mechanisms are in place at all distribution points to strengthen the quality and accountability of emergency response as well as upholding the organization’s commitment towards Accountability to Affected People (AAP) standards, especially in regards to information sharing, beneficiaries’ participation, complaints and response mechanism.

Key Roles/Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Protection Officer, the CFMs will:

  • Assist the Protection Officer in establishing and managing the complaint and feedback mechanism project.
  • Receive complaints and feedback and respond to enquiries at the complaint desk at distribution sites.
  • Ensure regular maintenance of complaints and feedback database/ information System and ensure information is shared on a regular basis.
  • Carry out regular community feedback functions, ensuring that all SOPs and JDPH core policies are respected.
  • Maintenance of an effective record and filing system for all complaints solved and pending issues including correspondences.
  • Lodge all feedback, complaints and response in the CFM database.
  • Support to ensure complaints are closed within the appropriate timeframe.
  • Provide accurate information related to the subject beneficiary matter and other related ongoing activities.
  • Ensure accurate recording of all the data related to the beneficiary.
  • Submit internal, and accurate reports to the Protection Officer. The reports will be submitted weekly, or daily according to the urgency of the complaint; include monthly recommendations, if needed, to Program Manager as received.
  • Follow-up and receive weekly feedback, and case status progress. Ensure all documents and actions taken are documented, and feedback is given back to the beneficiary.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required that may be assigned from time by supervisors.
  • As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of JDPH safeguarding policies.

Qualifications And Experience

  • A BA, HND, Certificate in Management, Social Research, Development Studies or other related field or comparable addition to experience.
  • Experience Requirements: Minimum of 1-year proven experience in accountability especially feedback mechanisms concepts and international humanitarian quality standards.
  • Candidates must be from Yobe state.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in implementation of accountability and complaints reporting mechanisms with an NGO in Nigeria.
  • Experience in developing and/or managing complaints reporting mechanisms for food and cash transfer programs.

Technical Expertise, Skills And Knowledge:

  • Understand key concepts and commitments regarding accountability to affected populations (AAP), including Strong understanding of HAP, Do No Harm and other relevant global standards.
  • Ethical, focused on treating complainants/ community fairly and culturally sensitive.
  • Innovative and solutions-oriented.
  • Building collaborative relationships with beneficiaries and the community.
  • Sound analytical, conceptual and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in report writing.
  • Understanding of monitoring processes, learning, adaptation and evaluation
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English and a good command of the Hausa language.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Cash Distribution Assistant

Job ID: JDPH/FSL/NT/2021/004
Location: Fune LGA, Yobe
Sector: FSL
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No
Slot: 3 Openings

Job Summary

  • Under the direct supervision of the Cash Distribution Officer, the Cash distribution assistant is responsible for monitoring the vendors for cash distribution and other cash distribution related activities as will determined by the Cash Distribution officer.

Key Roles / Responsibilities

  • Receive lists of HHs beneficiaries captured for cash assistance by the supervisor;
  • Preparation of the supporting document for the release of cash transfer;
  • Provide regular verbal feedback on field observations and verification findings to the Cash Distribution Officer;
  • To provide daily distribution reports to the Cash Distribution Officer, including accurate figures of distributions done and challenges encountered, in the agreed format;
  • Provide clear briefings to HHs beneficiaries of the CBT recipients on the field about the Feedback and Complaint channels.
  • Ensure proper and safe filing of all cash distribution related documents (receipts, pictures, field tracking tools, hard signed copies and scanned copies).
  • Ensure period of cash assistance is tracked for all selected beneficiaries,
  • Refer cases of protection needs once identified by field visits;

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor in Social Work, Political Science, Finance, Business or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience in humanitarian aid.
  • Good knowledge of protection principle in humanitarian settings, of vulnerability criteria and of the context in northern Nigeria.
  • Previous experience in carrying out cash assistance project with an NGO in a humanitarian setting.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Honesty and strong commitment.
  • Accuracy in record checking.
  • Ability to work as part of the team.
  • IT skills including MS Office & Accounting applications.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination and safety of beneficiaries at all times;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team player;
  • Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible with working hours and able to handle pressure well.
  • Language Skills: Good communicator in English, both written and oral as well. A good command of the Hausa language.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Accountability Assistant

Job ID: JDPH/NJR/2021/001
Location: Monguno, Borno
Job Title: Accountability Assistant
Sector: FSL
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No

Purpose of the Position

  • Under supervision of the MEAL Officer, the Accountability Assistant is responsible for the implementation of activities related to JDPH internal and external accountability and mainly in its aspects related to transparency and feedback and complaint mechanisms.
  • Accountability Assistant will also contribute to the definition of Accountability plan and activities for all projects, such as beneficiaries’ satisfaction survey, community consultation and ensure its implementation supported by M&E and Protection teams.

Reporting Responsibilities:

  • JDPH Accountability Assistant will report to the MEAL Officer.

Supervision Duties:

Responsibilities and Scope of Duties

  • Under supervision of JDPH MEAL Officer, the Accountability assistant will:
  • Ensure functioning complaints and response mechanism, through effective collection of complaints including field visits, management of JDPH helplines and complaints boxes.
  • Support beneficiaries by providing information to related services from JDPH and other partner organizations.
  • Conduct follow up monitoring visits for beneficiaries (via home visits, phone calls, etc.) for beneficiary satisfaction, to understand and respond to evolving vulnerabilities and needs within households and Informal Settlements.
  • Support and follow-up program team for the application of the recommendations done based on the findings of any accountability activities
  • Maintain a proper filing system for all the complaints and feedback with filling codes.
  • Regularly visit the field and submit informative field monitoring reports that capture project outputs and provide regular summaries of key issues raised during field visits and make relevant recommendations
  • Support the MEAL department in conducting satisfaction surveys on ad-hoc requests
  • Support the technical team in terms of data entry and checking the handover documents to match with the activities Follow-Up in coordination with Project officer/Manager who will be validating and ensuring its well-done (in terms of time and quality)
  • Be in charge of dealing with the logistics department in terms of reconciliation in coordination with Logistics Focal Point and Other Officers
  • Ensure quality control of data collected from the field based on completeness, reliability, validity, timeliness and integrity in coordination with Project officer/Manager
  • Assist in data quality assurance and managing data according to internal and donor standards
  • Prepare informative field reports, identify shortcomings and make relevant recommendations on a regular basis.
  • Participate and attend capacity building events as required
  • Perform any other task as needed

Qualifications & Preferred Skills
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Information Management, Social Sciences or any equivalent field

Professional experience:

  • At least one year of experience with a humanitarian NGO preferably
  • Desirable experience in Protection or Monitoring and Evaluation

Knowledge and skills:

  • Strong IM skills, including Excel
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Excellent social skills

Languages:

  • Fluent in Arabic and English, with strong command in writing and editing documents as well as verbal expression.

Software Knowledge:

  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

Mobility:

  • Willingness to frequently travel including field visits

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Nutrition Assistant

Job ID: JDPH / FSL / NT / 2021 / 007
Location: Fune LGA, Yobe
Employment Type: Contract
Sector: Nutrition
Open to Expatriates: No
Slots: 2

Job Summary

  • The Nutrition Assistant will provide support to the Nutrition Officer and Community Nutrition Mobilizers in the Project’s Communities in implementing the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP) of the JDPH and Infant and Young Child Feeding [IYCF]) and Mother to Child Support groups. Throughout the intervention the Nutrition Assistant will work towards ensuring quality delivery of nutritional component of the project.

Key Roles / Responsibilities

  • Ensure quality of nutrition screening for children under-5 conducted by Community Nutrition Mobilizers in target Communities.
  • Provision of Outreach OTP Services in target communities together with the outreach team.
  • Ensure quality of IYCF counselling sessions provided individual level and group sessions
  • With support from the Nutrition Officer, ensure quality cooking food demonstration sessions are conducted in Project supported Communities.
  • Ensure that community nutrition interventions (MUAC screening and Referral, IYCF (MSGs, food demonstrations) and hygiene promotion are integrated
  • Build capacity of CNMs/ field Assistants and Mother Leaders by providing on-the-job training on CMAM and IYCF.
  • Support quality data collection of activities conducted in the Communities.
  • Promote increasing awareness of appropriate nutrition behaviors in project communities by ensuring behavior change materials are visible in FFP supported communities and health facilities.
  • Ensure quality and timely reporting on all areas of implementation
  • Liaise closely with the MEAL officer so as to understand the project outcomes
  • Support the development of case studies and success stories from programme implementation (for internal use).
  • Any other additional responsibility as communicated by the supervisor

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Nutrition, Health, Public Health or any related fields.
  • At least 2 years work experience
  • Must have finished NYSC
  • Previous experience in carrying out Nutrition activities with an NGO in a humanitarian setting.
  • Good knowledge of protection principles in humanitarian settings, of vulnerability criteria and of the context in northern Nigeria.
  • Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge:
  • Sensitivity to the needs of a range of stakeholders and able to balance conflicting interests to create shared goals.
  • A proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy as well as with others.
  • Fully appreciates of the value of cooperation within a team.
  • Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action.
  • Acceptable IT Skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and a good command of the Hausa language.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Nutrition Distribution Assistant

Requisition ID: JDPH/FSL/NT/2021/006
Location: Fune LGA, Yobe
Sector: Nutrition
Employment Category: Contract
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Summary

  • The Nutrition Distribution Assistants will support the Nutrition officers in implementing the JDPH Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP) in Fune LGA of Yobe state.
  • They will ensure distribution and comprehensive mobilization of the community for nutrition screening of children 6 – 23/24 months and beneficiary training on IYCF.

Key Roles/Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Officers and in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other collaborators of the project, they will:

  • Conduct sensitizations, providing key messages related to the BSFP objectives, organization of distributions, the use of the products and other messages related to IYCF.
  • Support in conducting MAUC Screenings for children under five from the beneficiary HHs in their designated locations and identify SAM cases for referrals to health/CMAM centres.
  • Supervising the Community Mobilisers and volunteers.
  • Distribution of supplementary food to children of 6 – 23/24 months and PLW (pregnant and lactating women).
  • Collect and track weekly data at community level, including the results of MUAC screening during house-to-house visits.
  • Submit weekly/daily nutrition, health and distribution reports to the Nutrition Assistants for onward sharing with the Nutrition Officer and the Project Manager.
  • Provide training on nutrition (IYCF) and hygiene practices.
  • Report any problems in a timely manner to the Nutrition Officers.
  • Will equally carry out other responsibilities as will be determined by the Nutrition Officers.

Qualifications and Experience

  • OND in Nutrition and Health qualifications or other relevant fields.
  • Previous experience in carrying out Nutrition activities with an NGO in a humanitarian setting will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of protection principles in humanitarian settings, of vulnerability criteria and of the context in northern Nigeria.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Sensitivity to the needs of a range of stakeholders and able to balance conflicting interests to create shared goals.
  • A proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Maintains a calm disposition and positive outlook when working under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy as well as with others.
  • Fully appreciates of the value of cooperation within a team.
  • Thinks creatively and strategically and translates strategy into practical action.
  • Acceptable IT Skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English and a good command of the Hausa language.

 

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their updated CV and Cover Letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. All applications should be sent in English by mail to: [email protected]

Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Please note, that given the urgency of vacancy, the position may be filled before the due date.

 

Application Deadline  11th January, 2021; 12PM

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