JOB RECRUITMENT AT SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND (SFCG) 12 POSITIONS

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. With more than 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 30 countries across the globe.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:


1) Job Title: Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Department: Africa – West
Employment Type: Full-Time


Position Summary

  • The Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) Officer supports the design, development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system within the assigned area.
  • S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
  • The incumbent carries out his/her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress and measuring program inputs/outputs.
  • This position would be based in Warri Delta state, with frequent travel to the field within the respective regions.
  • This position reports to the Senior DMEL Officer for the Niger Delta

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate weekly with SDMEL officer to determine priority tasks. Ensure the state team is aware of and up to date on all DMEL tasks and reports. 
  • Conduct monthly DQAs and site visits during the project implementation phase in assigned areas .
  • In concert with the Associate DMEL Manager, develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans for field-level Activities.
  • Implement Search M&E standards around project planning meetings, data collection tools, monitoring missions as required.
  • Produce a “routine monitoring report” (RMR) according to an approved template for each site visit prior to the indicator verification visit.
  • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in Monthly and Quarterly Reports.
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with Associate DMEL Manager and SDMEL when findings demonstrate questionable actions.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Media & Communications office when developing impact assessments, success stories, newsletters and weekly reporting.
  • Undertake comprehensive analysis of projects based on history of site visits; present findings to Associate DMEL Manager in a concise and professional manner.
  • Support quality, conflict sensitive, innovative and effective DMEL process in Warri with close support from the SDMEL officer; 
  • Implementing SFCG M&E standards around project planning meetings, baseline studies, listenership surveys, data collection processes, monitoring missions and evaluations in the Warri;
  • Coordinate monthly and quarterly reflection and learning sessions with Search Staff in the State offices.
  • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments.
  • Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.


Qualifications
Educational Background:

  • University degree is required; University degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or a related field is desired.

Years of Experience:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design is required.

Other Requirements:

  • Resident in the state is an important plus
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; and
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the Niger-Delta part of Nigeria is required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.


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


Application Procedures
Interested candidates will send the following:

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note

  • Please compile your writing sample and resume into one document as the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website: www.sfcg.org​for full details of our work.

2) Job Title: Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) Officer

Location: Warri, Delta
Department: Africa – West
Employment Type: Full-Time


Position Summary

  • The Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) Officer supports the design, development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system within the assigned area.
  • S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
  • The incumbent carries out his/her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress and measuring program inputs/outputs.
  • This position would be based in Warri Delta state, with frequent travel to the field within the respective regions.
  • This position reports to the Senior DMEL Officer for the Niger Delta

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate weekly with SDMEL officer to determine priority tasks. Ensure the state team is aware of and up to date on all DMEL tasks and reports. 
  • Conduct monthly DQAs and site visits during the project implementation phase in assigned areas .
  • In concert with the Associate DMEL Manager, develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans for field-level Activities.
  • Implement Search M&E standards around project planning meetings, data collection tools, monitoring missions as required.
  • Produce a “routine monitoring report” (RMR) according to an approved template for each site visit prior to the indicator verification visit.
  • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in Monthly and Quarterly Reports.
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with Associate DMEL Manager and SDMEL when findings demonstrate questionable actions.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Media & Communications office when developing impact assessments, success stories, newsletters and weekly reporting.
  • Undertake comprehensive analysis of projects based on history of site visits; present findings to Associate DMEL Manager in a concise and professional manner.
  • Support quality, conflict sensitive, innovative and effective DMEL process in Warri with close support from the SDMEL officer; 
  • Implementing SFCG M&E standards around project planning meetings, baseline studies, listenership surveys, data collection processes, monitoring missions and evaluations in the Warri;
  • Coordinate monthly and quarterly reflection and learning sessions with Search Staff in the State offices.
  • Represent the program positively and professionally in both internal and external environments.
  • Participate in professional training and development activities, as necessary.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.


Qualifications
Educational Background:

  • University degree is required; University degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or a related field is desired.

Years of Experience:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design is required.

Other Requirements:

  • Resident in the state is an important plus
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; and
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the Niger-Delta part of Nigeria is required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.


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


Application Procedures
Interested candidates will send the following:

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note

  • Please compile your writing sample and resume into one document as the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website: www.sfcg.org​for full details of our work.


3) Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: The Senior DMEL (SDMEL) Officer for the North East


Position Summary

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant  supports the design, development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system within the assigned area.
  • S/he gathers, analyzes, and processes complex information related to all aspects of program activity implementation.
  • The incumbent carries out his/her work according to an established standard operating procedure for collecting data, monitoring project progress and measuring program inputs/outputs.
  • These positions would be based in Maiduguri, with frequent travel to the field within the respective regions.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate weekly with SDMEL officer to determine priority tasks. Ensure the state team is aware of and up to date on all DMEL tasks and reports. 
  • Conduct monthly DQAs and site visits during the project implementation phase in assigned areas.
  • In concert with the Associate DMEL Manager, develop Monitoring and Evaluation plans for field-level Activities.
  • Implement Search M&E standards around project planning meetings, data collection tools, monitoring missions as required.
  • Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in Monthly and Quarterly Reports.
  • Share observations from monitoring visits with Associate DMEL Manager and SDMEL when findings demonstrate questionable actions.
  • Support quality, conflict sensitive, innovative and effective DMEL process in Maiduguri with close support from the SDMEL officer; 

Note: Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Qualifications

Educational Background:

  • University degree is required; University Degree in International Development, Social Science, Economics, or a related field is desired.

Years of Experience:

  • Minimum of one years’ experience in field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, management information systems and/or information management design is required.

Other Requirements:

  • Resident in the state is an important plus
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; and
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in one or more of the local state languages in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.


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


Application Procedures
Interested candidates should send the following:

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note

  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
  • Please compile your writing sample and resume into one document as the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

4) Job Title: Office Assistant

Location: Delta

Position Summary

  • An Office Assistant who will work closely with the Admin and Logistics Coordinator to ensure the cleanliness and effective maintenance of the SFCG Office premises.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Monthly stock recording and ensuring adequate stock supplies around the office as needed
  • Sort and deliver office mail
  • Assist with conference room scheduling and maintenance, including setting up of tables and chairs for meetings
  • General administrative tasks like filing, scanning, photocopying, faxing and answering phones
  • Welcome guest and visitors at the reception
  • Keep tab of clock in-and-out book
  • Identify key administrative and housekeeping challenges and raise the challenge with supervisor
  • Purchase of office supplies and diesel for generator
  • Ensure that office equipment are kept in good condition
  • Assist with procurement and purchases
  • Help coordinate package delivery and pick-ups
  • Provide logistical support for meetings and conferences on-site and off-site

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.


Qualifications  
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Office Administration, English or related field.

Required Experience:

  • At least one (1) year experience in an Office Assistant/Administrative Assistant position with responsibilities as described above.
  • Experience working in an NGO
  • Ability to write clearly and help with word processing when necessary.
  • Warm personality with strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under limited supervision.
  • Proven experience as a back office assistant, office assistant, virtual assistant or in another relevant administrative role
  • Experience with managing the logistical aspects of workshops, training courses or meetings, including assistance with arranging for the travel, lodging, and registration of participants is an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of office equipment
  • Thorough understanding of office management procedures
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Analytical abilities and aptitude in problem-solving
  • Proficiency in google suites, MS Word, spreadsheet, word processing, and electronic mail; Microsoft Office Suite preferred

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • Demonstrate integrity and promote SFCG values and ethical standards;
  • Promote the vision, mission, and strategic objectives of SFCG;
  • Demonstrate capacity to adapt to a multi-cultural context, and tolerance and respect to issues related to gender, religion, race and nationality;
  • Expertise in developing concept notes and proposal for different donors;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism and solves problems in collaborative ways

Application Closing Date
11th November, 2019.


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


Application Procedures
Interested candidates should send the following:

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note

  • This position is only open to Nigerian national.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
  • Please compile your writing sample and resume into one document as the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


5) Job Title: Safety and Security Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno (North East)

Position Summary

  • Search Nigeria is seeking a Safety and Security Officers who will be responsible for implementing all policies and procedures regarding security & safety and promoting its day to day management for Search in Nigeria.
  • They will continuously assess the safety/security environment and devise risk reduction measures as needed in coordination with Safety and Security Manager (SSM). This full time position is for 5 months initially, and subject to performance and funding availability may be extended for up to a year.
  • The Safety and Security Officers will be based in Maiduguri and Delta respectively with frequent travel to field. S/he will report to the Safety and Security Manager and work closely with the Head of Offices (HOOs) of each region and the Admin/Procurement Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with SSM to ensure security strategies for Search Nigeria and that response are appropriate and aligned with regional and global priorities.
  • Deliver oversight of security prevention, preparation, and response and recovery activities, particularly in their respective offices and to counter threats emerging from changing political, social and economic situations.
  • Support them in developing, reviewing and ensuring effective implementation of the Search Nigeria Security Management Plans, SOPs/Contingency Plans, including a security plan in assigned offices, together with key staff
  • Ensure that all safety and security management systems are in line with existing Search security policy, protocol and approach
  • Implement and ensure effective monitoring of a personnel and vehicle tracking system in each office.
  • Support the SSM in planning and implementing risks mitigation strategies (acceptance, deterrence, protection) to improve safety and security.
  • Ensure that appropriate safety and security systems are in place to provide timely and accurate security information to all staff members and visitors.
  • Lead incident management, lessons learnt and any follow-up actions/ changes to procedures.
  • Provide crisis management support (evacuation and hibernation) as required.
  • Be readily available at all times to the HOOs and field staff to advise on security developments.
  • Maintain an updated Search staff contact list and security notification tree and test the tree on a regular basis.
  • Conduct regular site visits to field sites to assess safety/security arrangements.
  • Monitor implementation of safety and security protocols and promptly advise the CD of any non-compliance and/or concerns/issues.
  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science or related discipline

Required Experience:

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience at the national or international NGOs in safety and security functions
  • Experience in liaising with communities, civilians, police and/or military government authorities as well as with regional institutions preferred.
  • Excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
  • Good context analysis skills.
  • Competent and literate in local language of North East/ Niger Delta Nigeria, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions
  • Willingness to travel at short notice, and often in difficult circumstances.
  • Highly organized and systematic with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication and working skills enjoy a multicultural work environment;

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • Provide safety and security orientation for all new staff, short term technical assistance, expats staff/ visitor/ guests and update training for existing staff.
  • Comply with the system in place to enhance security skills and awareness that are required for effectiveness especially in areas of accident prevention, safety, health and occupational hazards by planning and facilitate appropriate learning and development opportunities.
  • Conduct routine crisis management exercises for all staff and management.
  • Conduct regular mock drills in all offices (e.g. fire drill, evacuation, etc.)
  • Promote and encourage a safe and environmentally sound culture

Analysis:

  • Report, analyze and communicate current socio-political context and the security situation and the wider context (country, region, global trends as applicable).
  • Ensure compliance with the incident reporting system and ensuring that the incident register is updated regularly.
  • Conduct ongoing threat assessments and compile daily/weekly situation reports/monthly security analysis and ensures that the information is shared in a timely manner.

Networking:

  • Build and maintain regular contact with other agency security focal points, including NGOs, UN, USAID and local authorities related to security issues and concerns especially in program implementation areas in order to gather reliable security information, facilitate the sharing of best practices and the adoption of an integrated approach where possible.
  • Attend security & emergency related briefings and meetings and share security related information with third party security and risk management service providers.

Application Closing Date
11th November, 2019.


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


Application Procedures
Interested candidates should send the following:

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note

  • This position is only open to Nigerian national.
  • Please compile your writing sample and resume into one document as the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please


6) Job Title: Community Mobilizer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno – North East Nigeria
Reports to: Deputy Project Manager/ Child Protection Manager
Direct Reports: The community mobilizer assistant will have no direct report


Position Summary
We are searching for…

  • A Community Mobilizer role to mobilise and facilitate active participation and dialogue of target populations, including beneficiary children, caregivers, community and religious leaders, and other key men and women in target communities, to participate in implementation of project activities within the “Supporting the Socio-Economic Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Groups, and other vulnerable children, in North East Nigeria” project.
  • In particular, Community Mobilizer will develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in select communities, update the project team on context specific factors impacting the project, support in mobilising project beneficiaries for activities related to psychosocial, social and economic reintegration, as well as wider community strengthening initiatives, media visits, and other key activities as arise.
  • The Community Mobilizer will motivate, inspire and support children in target communities, and contribute to detailed planning and implementation of activities in line with conflict sensitivity, do no harm, and Search’s common group approach, always ensuring that children’s best interests are promoted.

About the Project

  • In the past decade, states in the North East region of Nigeria have faced frequent attacks by Boko Haram militants leading to widespread displacement, violations of national laws, international humanitarian and human rights laws, and a deepening humanitarian crisis. Children, who are the most vulnerable members of society, have suffered the worst impacts as pre-existing problems of access to social protection, education and healthcare increase, new threats emerge, and the systems to protect children fails.
  • This project aims to ensure that children verified and separated from CJTF receive a comprehensive child protection package including counselling, psychosocial support and socio-economic reintegration and that their communities understand the importance of their separation and reintegration. Search will work closely with the children, their families and communities, and CJTF to address the psychosocial and economic needs of the children and to influence the attitudes of communities and CJTF so they understand the negative impact of associating with armed groups on children and prevent the CJTF from using children. By increasing the resilience of children associated with CJTF and increasing their employability, this project will facilitate lasting reintegration of these children and amplify positive narratives around their role in communities as productive civilian actors and agents for peace.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop a Community Mobilisation and Sensitisation approach for effective project delivery.
  • Ensure the project aims and objectives are disseminated across communities, and communities engaged and sensitised from the outset.
  • Contribute to detailed planning and implementation of mobilisation on Search activities in collaboration with the Security Manager. Ensure regular communication with education and enterprise teams.
  • Help to identify methods of community mobilisation that enhance partnership & coordination with government officials and local communities, as well as integration across sectors and projects.
  • Help to identify areas of cross-project linkages within Search in assigned LGAs to ensure project leverages on broader strategic objectives.
  • Assist mobilisation for regular program monitoring activities, i.e. identifying participants for key informant interviews, focus group discussions, media interviews.
  • Assist the project team to develop IEC and visibility related materials by ensuring voices from communities are captured. Support promoting Search visibility in target communities.
  • Support feedback mechanism within the project to ensure voices from direct beneficiaries and wider community are continuously shared, captured, and fed into project activities.
  • Maintain a network of external contacts with key individuals in the government, NGO sector, civil society and media.
  • With the support of Community Mobilising Officers, facilitate community meetings and dialogues to identify key community needs that can be addressed through the project’s community strengthening initiatives.
  • Mobilise and facilitate the active participation of target populations to participate in planning, monitoring and implementation and evaluation of project initiatives.
  • Keep abreast of local context and the security situation, and provide feedback in a timely manner.
  • Role Model, along with Community Case Workers, positive examples for children building their futures.
  • Support with data input for weekly and monthly reports.
  • Support Search to become a key actor in the field of reintegration of ex BH children and other vulnerable children in NE Nigeria.
  • Complete any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Deputy Project Manager or Child Protection Manager.
  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Qualifications
Education:

  • University Degree or equivalent in Social Science, Education, Psychology, or a related field.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the field of community work, particularly with children.
  • Experience working with Children Associated with Armed Groups, and other vulnerable children.
  • Experiencing coordinating activities within a large project.

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • Familiarity with principles including the best interest of the child, do no harm, humanitarian principles, amongst others.
  • Strong cross cultural communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organised and systematic, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Experience working in different communities in Borno State
  • Experience working with refugees, IDPs, host communities, and other vulnerable populations
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Knowledge of a local language (Hausa, Kanuri, Shuwa) a must

Desirable:

  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills.
  • Ability to prioritise, plan, organise workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Community oriented and respect for local culture.
  • Good IT skills, particularly with MS Office – Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English.
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity.
  • Provides good administrative and logistical support to team.
  • Strong attitude towards teamwork and collaboration.
  • Actively seeks support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and organisational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations.
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others.
  • Strong commitment to continuous learning.

Application Closing Date
11th November, 2019.


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


Application Procedures
Interested candidates should send the following:

  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note

  • Please note that the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.



7) Job Title: Education Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno (North-East Nigeria)


Position Summary

  • An Education Assistants role that will support implementation of the education components within the “Supporting the Socio-Economic Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Groups, and other vulnerable children, in North East Nigeria” project
  • In particular, the Education Assistants will provide support to children separated from armed groups, and other vulnerable children, to resume school or continue their formal education, receive necessary Back To School kits, and support ongoing monitoring of their progress. In addition, Education Assistants will support the enrolment of select enterprise adolescent children in accelerated literacy and numeracy classes.
  • The Education Assistant will motivate, inspire and support children in target communities in their educational attainment, to support the knowledge and skills development of beneficiary children. 
  • Reports to: Deputy Project Manager/ Child Protection Manager
  • Direct Reports: The Education assistant will have no direct report

About the Project
In the past decade, states in the North East region of Nigeria have faced frequent attacks by Boko Haram militants leading to widespread displacement, violations of national laws, international humanitarian and human rights laws, and a deepening humanitarian crisis. Children, who are the most vulnerable members of society, have suffered the worst impacts as pre-existing problems of access to social protection, education and healthcare increase, new threats emerge, and the systems to protect children fails.


This project aims to ensure that children verified and separated from CJTF receive a comprehensive child protection package including counselling, psychosocial support and socio-economic reintegration and that their communities understand the importance of their separation and reintegration. Search will work closely with the children, their families and communities, and CJTF to address the psychosocial and economic needs of the children and to influence the attitudes of communities and CJTF so they understand the negative impact of associating with armed groups on children and prevent the CJTF from using children. By increasing the resilience of children associated with CJTF and increasing their employability, this project will facilitate lasting reintegration of these children and amplify positive narratives around their role in communities as productive civilian actors and agents for peace.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • With support from the Child Protection Manager, Deputy Project Manager and Education Officers, implement activities according to the work plan to achieve expected results related to social reintegration, specifically education. This includes planning and implementation of activities, supporting with procurement, mapping children.
  • Ensure all planned activities are implemented on time, with quality and within budget as per the work plan. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the Child Protection Manager and Deputy Project Manager and addressed in a timely manner.
  • Identify and communicate project gaps, challenges and vulnerabilities related to Education, and more broadly, to the Child Protection and Deputy Project Manager in a timely manner and suggest possible solutions to the problems.
  • Actively participate in education-related activities and meetings e.g. with School Principals, Ministry of Education and the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB), where requested by the Education Officers, and seek active collaboration with other actors working in the education sector. Maintain these relationships through ongoing follow up.
  • Represent Search both in the field and in formal meetings related to Education and reintegration more widely.
  • Role Model, along with Community Case Workers, positive examples for children building their futures.
  • Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs pertaining to education using routine data, spot checks, observation, and other methodologies.
  • Coordinate with Search’s procurement and administration team to ensure the timely purchases of the necessary education support materials.
  • Distribute education support materials (i.e. Back To School Kits) to selected children and their Schools with proper documentation.
  • Assess needs for services of vulnerable children, as related to education, and coordinate partners’ responses.
  • Support provide data input for weekly and monthly reports.
  • Support Search to become a key actor in the field of reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups, and other vulnerable children, in North East Nigeria.
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Child Protection Manager or Deputy Project Manager. 

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.


Qualifications
Education:

  • University Degree or equivalent in Education, Psychology, Social Science, or a related field.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the field of education and with children.
  • Experience working with Children Associated with Armed Groups, and other vulnerable children.
  • Familiarity with principles including the best interest of the child, do no harm, humanitarian principles, amongst others.

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • Strong cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organised and systematic, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Experience working in different communities in Borno State
  • Experience working with refugees, IDPs, host communities, and other vulnerable populations
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills

Desirable:

  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills.
  • Ability to prioritise, plan, organise workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Community-oriented and respect for local culture.
  • Good IT skills, particularly with MS Office – Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of a local language (Hausa, Kanuri) a must.
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity.
  • Provides good administrative and logistical support to the team.
  • Strong attitude towards teamwork and collaboration.
  • Actively seeks support in addressing difficulties in the execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and organisational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations.
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others.
  • Strong commitment to continuous learning.

Application Closing Date
11th November, 2019.


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


Application Procedures
Interested candidates should send the following:

  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note

  • Please note that the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please


8) Job Title: Child Protection Information Management (CPIMS) Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: Deputy Project Manager/ Child Protection Manager.
Direct Reports: The CPIMS Assistant will have no direct reports.  


About the Project

  • In the past decade, states in the North East region of Nigeria have faced frequent attacks by Boko Haram militants leading to widespread displacement, violations of national laws, international humanitarian and human rights laws, and a deepening humanitarian crisis. Children, who are the most vulnerable members of society, have suffered the worst impacts as pre-existing problems of access to social protection, education and healthcare increase, new threats emerge, and the systems to protect children fails.
  • This project aims to ensure that children verified and separated from CJTF receive a comprehensive child protection package including counselling, psychosocial support and socio-economic reintegration and that their communities understand the importance of their separation and reintegration. Search will work closely with the children, their families and communities, and CJTF to address the psychosocial and economic needs of the children and to influence the attitudes of communities and CJTF so they understand the negative impact of associating with armed groups on children and prevent the CJTF from using children. By increasing the resilience of children associated with CJTF and increasing their employability, this project will facilitate lasting reintegration of these children and amplify positive narratives around their role in communities as productive civilian actors and agents for peace.

Job Description

  • The Child Protection Information Management Assistant supports the information management of the “Supporting the Socio-Economic Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Groups, and other vulnerable children, in North-East Nigeria” project by ensuring records of each individual child’s case are captured on the CPIMS. This includes all stages of the case management process such as registration, initial assessment, case plan, referrals, follow up and review, and case closure.
  • The CPIMS Assistant will ensure that data trends and analysis are able to be extracted from the information entered into the system. They will also ensure data is gathered to report in monthly 5Ws, shared with UNICEF. This will ensure high quality information management of target beneficiaries in the project.
  • The CPIMS Assistant will also support with broader admin, finance, procurement, and logistics documentation to support the team in implementing project activities in a timely manner. They will also support the Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team as required.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead on data entry into the Child Protection Information Management System. (CPIMS). Ensure all cases are entered systematically.
  • Proactively follow up any discrepancies observed with Case Management Officers and Assistants.
  • Develop case coding system for hard copy cases and ensure these are stored in a safe and confidential manner, according to data protection principles.
  • Represent Search at external meetings related to information management e.g. monthly CPIMS Task Force meetings.
  • Support UNICEF team in preparing administrative/ financial/ logistical documentation including Purchase Requests/ Advance Requests/ Travel Requests as needed.
  • Support UNICEF team in drafting training reports following delivery of training per activities outlined in the proposal and work plan.
  • Support UNICEF team in drafting weekly and monthly reports.
  • Draft meeting minutes as required.
  • Support Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (DMEL) team in tracking and analysing all pre and post tests conducted in the north east.
  • Update action plan tracker for UNICEF project in Maiduguri.
  • Support in documenting all project data.
  • Support in conducting quality assurance (DQA) on a quarterly basis.
  • Support in tracking distribution of tickets during participatory theatre performances.
  • Perform other functions as may be reasonably assigned by the Deputy Project Manager and Child Protection Manager. 
  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Qualifications
Education:

  • University degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Statistics, or other relevant field.

Required Experience:

  • At least 2 years experience in information management, database management, and data analysis.
  • At least 1 year experience with CPIMS (Child Protection Information Management System).
  • Excellent understanding of data protection and confidentiality principles.

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience working on child protection programmes and knowledge of child protection principles including the best interests of the child.
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Experience working in different communities in Borno State
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.

Desirable:

  • Ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision
  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills
  • Community oriented and respect for local culture
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly with MS Office – Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of a local language (Hausa, Kanuri) desirable
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • Provides good administrative and logistical support to team
  • Actively seeks support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and organisational development
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
  • Strong commitment to continuous learning.

Application Closing Date
11th November, 2019.


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


Application Procedures
Interested candidates should send the following:

  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note

  • Please note that the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please


9) Job Title: Case Management Assistant (Child Protection)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno (North-East Nigeria)


Position Summary

  • A Case Management Assistant that will support the direct implementation of the “Supporting the Socio-Economic Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Groups including the Civilian Joint Task Force in North East Nigeria” program through direct case management support. This will ensure an adequate case management response is delivered to select beneficiaries to support their well-being and protection.
  • The Case Management Assistant will work closely with all team members including the Case Management Officer, Community Mobilisers, Education Officers, Enterprise Officers, in addition to the Deputy Program Manager and Child Protection Manager
  • Reports to: Case Management Officer. Functional Line Manager: Deputy Program Manager. Direct Line Manager: Child Protection Manager.
  • Direct Reports: The Case Management Assistant will have no direct reports.

About the Project
In the past decade, states in the North East region of Nigeria have faced frequent attacks by Boko Haram militants leading to widespread displacement, violations of national laws, international humanitarian and human rights laws, and a deepening humanitarian crisis. Children, who are the most vulnerable members of society, have suffered the worst impacts as pre-existing problems of access to social protection, education and healthcare increase, new threats emerge, and the systems to protect children fails.


This project aims to ensure that children verified and separated from CJTF receive a comprehensive child protection package including counselling, psychosocial support and socio-economic reintegration and that their communities understand the importance of their separation and reintegration. Search will work closely with the children, their families and communities, and CJTF to address the psychosocial and economic needs of the children and to influence the attitudes of communities and CJTF so they understand the negative impact of associating with armed groups on children and prevent the CJTF from using children. By increasing the resilience of children associated with CJTF and increasing their employability, this project will facilitate lasting reintegration of these children and amplify positive narratives around their role in communities as productive civilian actors and agents for peace.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Undertake case management steps to provide tailored support to children in need of protection.
  • Uphold core child protection principles including the best interest of the child, do no harm and confidentiality.
  • Identify and assess the specific needs of the child. Develop and implement individual case plans for children taking in to account social, emotional and physical needs holistically.
  • Ensure regular follow-up on the implementation of the case plan for each child.
  • Engage caregivers, parents and other key relations of the child in the implementation of case planning to ensure a protective environment is cultivated for the child.
  • Provide basic psychosocial support to the child and family to support in returning to normalcy after adversity. Use a strengths based approach to promote resilience and build on positive individual, familial and communal dynamics.
  • Carry out case referrals or transfers to relevant service providers as needed. Follow up with actors to ensure timely response
  • Build strong relationships with service providers to understand coverage areas.
  • Complete and maintain a hard and soft copy case management records and ensure that they are stored in a safe and confidential manner. Experience using CPIMS (Child Protection Information Management System).
  • Submit weekly and monthly case management reports.
  • Support in gathering case studies as required including seeking consent and drafting the study.
  • Prepare necessary financial documentation to support the implementation of project activities. Ensure these are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Maintain clear, professional communication with children as well as the project team.
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned by Case Management Officer, Deputy Project Manager or Child Protection Manager.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.


Qualifications
Education:

  • University Degree or equivalent in Social Work, Psychology, Law or Sociology.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year case management experience in Child Protection.
  • Experience working with Child Associated with Armed Groups
  • Knowledge of types of child abuse and their impact (violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation)

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • Familiarity with referral pathways in and around Maiduguri
  • Understanding of psycho-social support
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Experience working in different communities in Borno State
  • Experience working with refugees, host communities, and other vulnerable populations
  • Experience in Community Based Protection programming
  • Experience using CPIMS (Child Protection Information Management System)
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent ability to develop positive helping relationships with children and caregivers.

Desirable:

  • Strong reporting skills capturing case management information.
  • Ability to work individually and within a team with limited supervision.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment to ensure changing protection concerns captured.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills.
  • Community oriented and respect for local culture.
  • Good IT skills, particularly with MS Office – Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of a local language (Hausa, Kanuri) a must.
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity.
  • Provides good administrative and logistical support to the team.
  • Actively seeks support in addressing difficulties in the execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and organizational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations.
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others.
  • Strong commitment to continuous learning.

Application Closing Date
11th November, 2019.


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


Application Procedures
Interested candidates should send the following:

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note

  • Please note that the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please


10) Job Title: Community Case Worker (Child Protection)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 13 months (with possibility of extension dependent on performance and funding)


Position Summary

  • A Community Case Worker to supports the direct implementation of the “Supporting the Socio-Economic Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Groups, and other vulnerable children, in North East Nigeria” project by undertaking regular follow up of beneficiary children and their caregivers to better understand their needs and ensure they receive the necessary support and coordination required. This will support beneficiary children achieve social, emotional, educational and economic outcomes to meet the project objective.
  • In addition the Community Case Worker will work closely with Community Mobilising Officers and Assistants to mobilise beneficiary children for required activities and trainings. The Community Case Worker will establish healthy, professional and supportive relationships with children in their community and ensure support extends to all beneficiary children.
  • The Community Case Worker will work closely with all team members including Case Management Assistants, Case Management Officer, Community Mobilisers, Education Officers, Enterprise Officers, in addition to the Deputy Program Manager and Child Protection Manager.

Reports to:

  • Supervisor: Case Management Officer.
  • Functional Line Manager: Deputy Project Manager.
  • Direct Line Manager: Child Protection Manager.

Working Relations:

  • Case Management Assistants, Case Management Officer, Community Mobilising Officers and Assistants, Enterprise Officers and Assistants, Education Officers and Assistants, Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Deputy Project Manager, and Child Protection Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence to child safeguarding and Code of Conduct. Ensure Child Protection Principles upheld including best interest of the child and do no harm.
  • Direct work with children, young people and families to identify their needs and ensure they receive the necessary support and coordination to achieve social, emotional, educational and economic outcomes.
  • Ensure all stages of case management process implemented to a high standard including registration, needs assessment, case plan, referral, follow up and review, and case closure.
  • Ensure hard copy files are accurately completed and stored safely.
  • Promote active participation of children, caregivers, and communities in all casework to ensure it is strength and solution focused.
  • Ensure case work respects the culture and context of each child.
  • Undertake ongoing assessments to identify and address changing needs and any safety concerns for children to ensure they are protected. Escalate any concerns to Case Management Officer.
  • Establish clear communication with children to support in building supportive relationships to promote positive change, well-being and safety.
  • Provide basic psychological first aid and psycho-social support to children and families to support them return to normalcy after experiencing adversity.
  • Ensure casework takes place within practice and legislative frameworks communicated.
  • Share accurate case information with Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) Assistant and Case Management Officer in a timely manner using hard copy case management tools.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Engage children and families to capture stories if consent/ assent provided and share with Deputy Project Manager and Child Protection Manager as required.
  • Facilitate referrals to relevant services if required.
  • Develop and maintain networks and relationships with key stakeholders to deliver appropriate services for children, young people and families.
  • Participate in training and orientation activities.
  • Conduct quarterly review sessions with children to identify what is working well and what needs to be improved.
  • Update Deputy Project Manager and Child Protection Manager of any changes in the environment and security on an ongoing basis.
  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Qualifications
Education:

  • University degree, Diploma or equivalent in Social Work, Psychology, Law or Sociology.

Required Experience:

  • Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program such as from a college or other education institution preferred.
  • Experience working with children, in particular Children Associated with Armed Groups.
  • Knowledge of types of child abuse and their impact (violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation).
  • Excellent ability to develop positive helping relationships with children and caregivers.
  • Written and spoken fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and English language. Experience working in a multi-cultural/religious setting.
  • Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 1 to 2 years preferred.
  • Basic computer, IT and communication skills.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Excellent ability to accurately record information captured.

Application Closing Date
11th November, 2019.


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


Application Procedures
Interested candidates should send the following:

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note

  • Please note that the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.



11) Job Title: Caregiver Skilled Trainer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: Functional Line Manager: Deputy Project Manager. Direct Line Manager: Child Protection Manager.

Position Summary

  • A caregiver skilled trainer required to deliver skills based training for Male and Female caregivers of the Project’s beneficiary children to enable them to develop skills in income generating activities to better support their children and families. This sits within the Economic Reintegration component of the “Supporting the Socio-Economic Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Groups, and other vulnerable children, in North East Nigeria” project.
  • This skills training is particularly required for caregivers of children engaged in the education component of the Project to enable them to generate income and support their families purchase basic items, while children continue with their education. As such, 200 caregivers of the most vulnerable children will be identified to take part in skills training activities in key areas as identified by our market analysis. Start-up kits will then be provided to cooperatives that caregivers will form to enable them to begin putting their skills into action and generating incomes as a collective to improve their economic resilience as individual households.
  • The organisation will be required to deliver skills training to 200 caregivers in select locations in MMC and Jere in line with Search market assessment findings. The organization will then provide 20 groups of 10 caregivers per group start up kits containing key items required to begin businesses in the respective areas caregivers have been trained in.

Working Relations:

  • Enterprise Officers, Community Mobilizing Officers, Deputy Project Manager, and Child Protection Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Advise on skills gaps with economic potential within market from rapid market analysis, in addition to Search market analysis conducted in 2018.
  • Share skills training curriculum with Search Project team based on skills highlighted in market analysis.
  • Ensure skills training curriculum is accessible, particularly for those with low levels of literacy and numeracy attainment.
  • Adapt and tailor skills training as required, based on feedback from male and female caregivers, and Search Project team.
  • Ensure qualified staff identified to deliver skills training.
  • Deliver high quality trainings for 200 caregivers in a range of skills.
  • Ensure full respect of Search Code of Conduct and reporting mechanisms to ensure well-being and dignity of training caregiver participants.
  • Provide ongoing mentoring to caregivers to ensure their holistic needs are addressed.
  • Submit regular weekly reports on progress of trainings, flagging any concerns to Child Protection Manager in a timely manner.
  • Ensure timely procurement of start-up kit items, and necessary delivery to target beneficiaries in select locations.
  • Support set-up of businesses by providing business skills and knowledge. Advise on problem solving skills.
  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Master’s degree in Management, Business, or related field; Master (MA or MSc) in Business or related field preferred

Required Experience:

  • Search is seeking a professional, experienced and already established organisation with expertise in skills training.
  • The organisation must have already established skills training curriculums, to be reviewed by Search project team, which can be tailored to the context as required.
  • The organisation must have an already existing pool of trainers, with experiencing delivering engaging skills training to vulnerable populations.
  • The organisation must be experienced in delivering trainings to participants with low literacy and numeracy levels, and be able to adapt accordingly.
  • Adherence to Search Code of Conduct is mandatory. The organisation will also need to respect reporting mechanisms in addition.
  • In addition, knowledge of the context of Borno and these issues related to reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups.
  • Fluency in Hausa and Kanuri languages.

Application Closing Date
11th November, 2019.


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


Application Procedures
Interested candidates should send the following:

  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note

  • Please compile your writing sample and resume into one document as the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website: www.sfcg.org​ for full details of our work.


12) Job Title: Enterprise Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno (North-East Nigeria)
Reports to: Deputy Project Manager/ Child Protection Manager
Direct Report: The Enterprise assistant will have no direct report

About the Project Qualifications

In the past decade, states in the North East region of Nigeria have faced frequent attacks by Boko Haram militants leading to widespread displacement, violations of national laws, international humanitarian and human rights laws, and a deepening humanitarian crisis. Children, who are the most vulnerable members of society, have suffered the worst impacts as pre-existing problems of access to social protection, education and healthcare increase, new threats emerge, and the systems to protect children fails.


This project aims to ensure that children verified and separated from CJTF receive a comprehensive child protection package including counselling, psychosocial support and socio-economic reintegration, and that their communities understand the importance of their separation and reintegration. Search will work closely with the children, their families and communities, and CJTF to address the psychosocial and economic needs of the children and to influence the attitudes of communities and CJTF so they understand the negative impact of associating with armed groups on children and prevent the CJTF from using children. By increasing the resilience of children associated with CJTF and increasing their employability, this project will facilitate lasting reintegration of these children and amplify positive narratives around their role in communities as productive civilian actors and agents for peace.


Position Summary
We are searching for:

  • The Enterprise Assistant supports the Enterprise Officers to implement the economic reintegration component of the “Supporting the Socio-Economic Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Groups, and other vulnerable children, in North-East Nigeria” project. This will ensure the timely and quality implementation of all project activities as defined in the proposal.
  • The Enterprise Assistant will support coordinate training for enterprise beneficiary children to ensure they are equipped with technical skills and knowledge. Enterprise Assistants will then ensure children of legal age are matched with mentors from their local community to develop skills through informal apprenticeships, before then being supported with seed grants to procure basic items to set up small scale businesses in their area of skills development.
  • The Enterprise Assistant will motivate, inspire and support children in target communities in making informed choices regarding their skills development, to assist them in the future.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work directly with selected enterprise adolescent children and help increase their financial capabilities and coordinate their enrollment in the apprenticeships and micro-enterprise training on a one to one basis, as well as a selection of self-employment and wage-employment businesses opportunities;
  • Identify & organize micro-enterprise training courses/workshops to facilitate the development of start your own business skills of the target participants; Support individuals in their applications for the creation and engagement of bank accounts;
  • Provide support and information to target participants with regard to improving their job-seeking skills through support and referrals to other initiatives;
  • Support target beneficiaries in their application to establish bank accounts
  • Develop terms of reference (TORs) and Purchase Requests (PRs) for required trainings and workshops.
  • Provide support and information to target adolescent children to improve their job-seeking skills through support and referrals to other initiatives.
  • Provide necessary support in organizing Business Opportunities and Administrative Support sessions that will help trained target participants in identifying and accessing small business seed grants, employment opportunities, and information on available economic resources;
  • Support the coordination of all training activities that will take place in targeted communities;
  • Help identify, assess and select the local artisans/small business owners in targeted communities;
  • Support in sensitizing local artisans/small business owners in targeted communities by providing the necessary support to empower the children;
  • Monitor each young person’s relation with his/her employer and pay random visits per quarter to each involved business;
  • Collect monitoring data from the field in line with program indicators and submit regular updates, reports and case studies on success stories and lessons learned;
  • Prepare activities reports on a regular basis and contribute to the period progress reports; Keep proper records of field expenditures when appropriate and report on these to the Project Manager;
  • Track information and report about other related activities implemented in the LGA as part of the project; and
  • Keep abreast of local context and security situation to provide feedback on Search’s weekly context analysis.
  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

Qualifications
Education:

  • University degree or equivalent in Marketing, Business Management, Social Science, or a related field.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in marketing, livelihood, or a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with business and strategy development processes.
  • Experience working with Children Associated with Armed Groups.

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • Familiarity with principles including the best interest of the child, do no harm, humanitarian principles, amongst others.
  • Strong cross cultural communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organised and systematic, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Experience working in different communities in Borno State
  • Experience working with refugees, IDPs, host communities, and other vulnerable populations
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills

Desirable:

  • Good analytical, problem solving and project planning skills.
  • Ability to prioritise, plan, organise workflow to tight timeframes, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Community oriented and respect for local culture.
  • Good IT skills, particularly with MS Office – Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of a local language (Hausa, Kanuri) a must.
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity.
  • Provides good administrative and logistical support to the team.
  • Strong attitude towards teamwork and collaboration.
  • Actively seeks support in addressing difficulties in the execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and organisational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations.
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others.
  • Strong commitment to continuous learning.

Application Closing Date
11th November, 2019.


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


Application Procedures
Interested candidates should send the following:

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date)

Note

  • Please note that the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please

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