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Fresh Job Opportunities at Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)

Norwegian Church Aid (‘NCA’) is a member of the ACT Alliance and works with people and local actors, especially Faith-based actors in many countries where it works in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustices. We provide humanitarian assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities and societies. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders.

NCA has a presence in Nigeria to respond to the Humanitarian crisis in Northeast Nigeria. NCA has its core competencies in Gender Based Violence and Water Sanitation and Hygiene. NCA has its strengths in works and invest in local partners ensures building their capacities are built from the onset of response, in order to enable them to have the capacity to respond in a long-term intervention including recovery and development.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: GBV Officer, ASRH

Location: Borno (Chibok/Monguno/Dikwa/Pulka)
Slots: 2 Openings
Department / Sector: GBV/ASRH
Reporting to: Senior GBV Officer, ASRH
Start Date: January 2, 2020
Job Nature: This position will be based in one of the locations above but will requires travels to support other field locations where it is not based.

Brief Background
Norwegian Church Aid (‘NCA’) is a member of the ACT Alliance and works with people and local actors, especially Faith-based actors in many countries where it works in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustices.

We provide humanitarian assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities and societies. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, businesses and religious leaders.

NCA has a presence in Nigeria to respond to the Humanitarian crisis in Northeast Nigeria. NCA has its core competencies in Gender Based Violence and Water Sanitation and Hygiene. NCA has its strengths in works and invest in local partners ensures building their capacities are built from the onset of response, in order to enable them to have the capacity to respond in a long-term intervention including recovery and development.

Job Purpose

  • NCA is seeking a qualified and experienced ASRH Officer (Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health) who will closely work with NCA partners in the field to implement ASRH/GBV programs
  • This position holder ensures community level activities are on track as planned and involve in the direct implementation in the field including developing sessions plans and conducting weekly activities with adolescents
  • The ASRH officer supports the senior officer for delivery of programs. She also works closely with WASH teams to ensure adolescent boys and girls needs are addressed while implementing WASH activities.

Responsibilities

  • Support partners to implement the GBV/ASRH activities in the communities
  • Organize sessions with adolescent girls and boys on ASRH closely with partners.
  • Work with partners to identify and train parent groups to serve as mentors/support to the adolescent.
  • Work with partner staff and NCA GBV officers to make appropriate referrals for adolescent girls to access health services.
  • Work with partners, girls and boys to develop activities that they would like to participate while attending planned sessions on ASRH.
  • Work with community groups including TBA to support adolescent girl mothers, especially first time-girl mothers to access appropriate care and support, including developing their own plans and follow-ups.
  • Participate in assessment including risk mapping and safety audits
  • Attend field level ASRH/GBV coordination meeting as delegated by supervisor.
  • Develop monthly activity plans and share with supervisor
  • Facilitate community level training on ASRH activities for partners, adolescent girls/boys, community members/parents, TBA
  • Ensure close coordination with logistics that adolescent girls’ materials, supplies for ASRH programs are conveyed at field level in time
  • Participate in the adaptation and contextualizing of materials curriculum for ASRH programs to ensure needs are met
  • Conduct follow up on Adolescent girls at partner locations to ensure ASRH services are well provided to them.
  • Conduct service mapping closely with partners, NCA GBV officers and other service providers in the field
  • Submit weekly, monthly reports and any other updates as requested.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or its related field
  • 2-4 years of working experience and implementing ASRH programme in emergencies.
  • Strong experience in community GBV/ASRH programming an advantage
  • Strong understanding of gender equality principles
  • Strong Knowledge and skills in providing CMR/training received is required.
  • Strong experience in implementing adolescent girls programs an asset.
  • Good working relationship with partners with an interactive activity required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Trainings attended on ASRH, GBV and other health related issues for adolescent girls required.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in Kanuri, Shuwa, and Hausa will be an added advantage and required.
  • Good experience working in Northeast Nigeria especially knowledge working in Dikwa, Monguno, Chibok, Pulka will be an added advantage.
  • Willingness to work and stay in communities as assigned duty station strongly required.
  • Flexible and can adapt to prevailing environment.

NCA’S Commitments
NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

  • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
  • Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
  • ACT Alliance Code of Conduct
  • SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
  • NCA Nigeria Security Plan
  • NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook.

Deadline: 12noon 4th December, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Senior GBV Officer, ASRH

Location: Borno (MMC with travels to deep-field locations)
Department / Sector: GBV/ASRH
Reporting to: GBV Project Manager
Start date: January 2, 2020

Job Purpose

  • NCA is seeking a qualified and experienced Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Senior Officer who will lead the direct implementation and monitoring of all ASRH interventions and activities established in Borno state.
  • The role of the ASRH senior Officer is to support the technical aspect of the GBV/ASRH project in Borno state and any other locations through supporting and following-up projects implementation, strengthening the referral system for adolescent care and services as well as providing capacity building for partners, health workers, program staff and community women on ASRH, referrals and gender responsive needs of the beneficiaries/girls and boys.
  • She/he will also work closely with the GBV/ASRH manager to provide technical assistance on GBV & ASRH programming and activities, working closely with NCA local partners, health facilities and other service providers and on mainstreaming ASRH into other sector activities within NCA to ensure integrated programming.
  • Will support the GBV/ASRH manager as delegated to attend the Health cluster meetings on monthly basis and as needed and takes responsibilities for reporting of all ASRH activities to the GBV/ASRH manager.
  • She/he will also ensure best practices and international standards are met in our services provision.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the GBVASRH manager to mainstream ASRH into other sectors including WASH.
  • Conduct capacity building training for partner staff on ASRH programming with support from GBV/ASRH program manager.
  • Work closely with health sector, ministry of health Borno state and other health partners to ensure close coordination of activities and best practices.
  • Conduct regular supportive field monitoring visits to partner locations and support NCA ASRH officers on activities, coordination and implementation.
  • Work closely with ASRH officers, other sectors-WASH officers to assess ASRH risk/issues and update supervisors, whereas working closely with the GBV/ASRH manager to address issues identified
  • Conduct ASRH risk mapping and GBV safety audits in project locations closely with other project teams, including senior GBV officers, senior WASH officers.
  • Provide timely feedback on the ongoing activities to supervisor and work closely to address any issue as identified during implementation.
  • Contribute to GBV ASRH strategy development ensuring ASRH component of the program is fully captured.
  • Lead the contextualization of ASRH materials developed at NCA global level – other existing materials including training materials and IEC.
  • Develop plans for effective implementation for ASRH activities.
  • Manage/supervise ASRH officers.

Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Public Health or its related field
  • 3-5 years of working experience and implementing ASRH programme in emergencies.
  • Strong experience in GBV programming an advantage
  • Strong understanding of gender equality principles
  • Strong Knowledge and skills in providing CMR is required.
  • Strong experience in supportive monitoring programs
  • Ability to work independently and also collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Has excellent planning and well organized.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Hausa
  • Fluency in Kanuri, Shuwa will be an added advantage
  • Good experience working in Northeast Nigeria especially knowledge working in Dikwa, Monguno, Chibok, Pulka will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in implementing gender-transformative approaches to health
  • Flexible and can adapt to prevailing environment.

NCA’s Commitments
NCA is committed to following the following policies, standards and commitments and all staff are equally expected to conform to their requirements:

  • Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
  • Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief
  • ACT Alliance Code of Conduct
  • SPHERE Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Relief
  • NCA Nigeria Security Plan
  • NCA Nigeria Staff Handbook.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Note

  • Ensure to attach updated CV, Cover Letter in a single file
  • Due to the Emergency situation in the Northeast Nigeria, applications will be processed on a rolling basis and Position could be filled before the expiration of advert.
  • Only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted for further steps of the recruitment.
  • This position is open to Nigerian nationals only.
  • This Position is for FEMALES ONLY

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