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Job Opportunity: Nutrition Assistant at Life at Best Development Initiative (LABDI) – 2 Openings

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Life at Best Development Initiative

Life at Best Development Initiative (LABDI) is a team of dedicated change-makers committed to creating a better future for survivors of wars. Our journey began in 2009, helping vulnerable children and women affected by the insurgency in Borno State, Nigeria.

As the need grew, we expanded our efforts to provide food, shelter, and education to numerous vulnerable children, women, and households. Our mission now extends across the BAY states, supporting those affected by insurgencies and natural disasters.

We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Job Title: Nutrition Assistant

Locations: MMC and Dikwa, Borno

Employment Type: Full-time

Reports to: Nutrition Officer, based in the Maiduguri Head Office

Job Description at Life at Best Development Initiative

  • Conduct advocacy visits and awareness creation, engaging community stakeholders for acceptance and participation in nutrition project activities.
  • Plan and organize nutrition activities at designated MAM sites in coordination with the nutrition officer and other program staff.
  • Support field-level technical assessments and LABDI community-led supplementary programs.
  • Conduct routine integrated management of acute malnutrition (IMAM) screenings using MUAC tape and bilateral pitting edema detection, following CMAM SOPs and principles.
  • Support the targeting of beneficiaries, formation of Mother Care groups, and selection of community volunteers.
  • Work closely with care group promoters and lead mothers to ensure program understanding, appropriate referrals, and effective follow-up of beneficiaries.
  • Ensure proper referrals for malnourished children to the appropriate programs (OTP, SC, Tom Brown).
  • Engage in IYCF counseling sessions during OTP days and record caregivers’ names in the IYCF register.
  • Educate lactating mothers on maternal infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and effective breastfeeding positions.
  • Oversee the distribution of complementary food recipes and demonstration activities.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding program admission and discharge at MAM sites.
  • Ensure effective interaction between the field team, beneficiaries, and community leaders.
  • Screen and refer moderate acute malnutrition cases to the Tom Brown TSFP activity for 8 weeks.
  • Follow up on OTP referred caregivers to ensure proper administration of RUTF.
  • Participate in hygiene promotion education for caregivers and children.
  • Organize and oversee weekly/monthly MIYCN support group activities and record attendance data.
  • Write weekly and monthly reports on nutrition project activities.
  • Provide technical support to CVs and LGAs on MUAC screening and referral.
  • Support sensitization activities to address barriers to recommended nutrition practices.
  • Conduct regular technical monitoring of nutrition activities and document findings.
  • Share lessons learned and challenges with the program team and partners.
  • Participate in meetings, training, and other assessments/events as required.
  • Plan logistics and materials needs for activities.
  • Attend annual refresher training on Safeguarding and commit to setting at least one Safeguarding goal each year.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Public Health, Nutrition, Nursing, or related field with a minimum of three years of experience in integrated programming and community mobilization in MNCH+N.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Workspace tools.
  • Exceptional report writing and data analysis skills.
  • Familiarity with participatory approaches and tools for community-level nutrition programs.
  • Dedication to working with marginalized groups, including in remote areas.
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other organizations.
  • Effective communication skills and fluency in both spoken and written English (Hausa is desirable).

Desirable Skills

  • Independence, adaptability, and flexibility.
  • Understanding of the community health system and working with stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in facilitation and training in behavior change communication for MNCH.
  • Ability to think critically and proactively.
  • Strong sense of urgency and work ethic.
  • Experience in nutrition-specific/sensitive programming and community mobilization.

Values and Behaviors

  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for decisions and resources.
  • Ambition: Sets challenging goals, takes responsibility for personal development, and motivates others.
  • Collaboration: Builds effective relationships with team members, partners, and supporters.
  • Creativity: Encourages innovative solutions and takes planned risks.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates honesty, openness, and transparency.

Additional Responsibilities

  • The role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within the scope of their skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities:

  • The role holder must adhere to LABDI’s Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies.

Child Safeguarding:

  • LABDI is committed to protecting children from abuse, reflected in our rigorous selection process and background checks.

Application Closing Date: 20th June 2024.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (Letter of motivation and CV in a single PDF file) to: recruitment@labinigeria.org.ng using the Job Title as the subject.

Note:

LABDI has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA). Acts of child abuse, including sexual exploitation and abuse, are grounds for disciplinary measures, including dismissal.

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Join Our Team as a Nurse in Chibok at International Medical Corps: Providing Lifesaving Health Care and Building Community Resilience

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Join Our Team as a Nurse in Chibok at International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps Overview

International Medical Corps is dedicated to assisting those in urgent need anywhere, anytime, regardless of the conditions. We provide lifesaving health care and emergency services often within hours of a crisis. As conditions stabilize, we collaborate with local leaders to rebuild stronger communities.

Our focus extends beyond emergencies to development, empowering local populations through training programs to enhance their resilience and self-reliance. Our mission is to embed essential skills within communities, enabling them to take ownership of their recovery and future. This investment benefits us all by preparing local residents to be effective First Responders should disaster strike.

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Location: Borno
Job Field: Medical / Healthcare, NGO/Non-Profit

Job Summary

The Nurse will improve the health of the targeted population by providing quality curative and preventive health care. Responsibilities include triaging patients, ensuring smooth patient flow, providing clinical care, assisting with referrals, and offering health education and hygiene promotion. The role may require assisting Health staff in other capacities as needed. Essential functions must be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Clinical Nursing Services: Deliver nursing care according to internationally accepted standards.
  • Assist Healthcare Team: Support clinicians, midwives, laboratory, vaccination, and pharmacy staff in their duties.
  • Patient Management: Handle triage, take vital signs, and organize patient consultations.
  • Vaccination: Conduct vaccinations for children and pregnant women.
  • Wound Care: Perform dressing and suturing of deep wounds.
  • Inpatient Care: Provide nursing care per physician’s guidelines in inpatient settings.
  • Compliance: Follow MoH/WHO guidelines for rational drug use.
  • Treatment and Protocols: Provide treatment according to MOH/WHO guidelines in collaboration with the supervisor.
  • Data Management: Accurately register and record patient information for reporting and case management.
  • Laboratory Support: Assist in conducting laboratory investigations for patients.
  • Health Education: Provide health education and hygiene promotion tailored to patients’ diagnoses and comorbidities.
  • Physical Examination Support: Assist in examining sexual and reproductive health patients, especially for male healthcare providers.
  • Malnutrition Screening: Screen children under 5 for malnutrition and provide related services if trained and assigned.
  • Capacity Building: Provide training to build capacity and enhance skills of other staff, such as CHWs and nurse assistants.
  • Interdepartmental Collaboration: Work with other departments to ensure smooth service integration.
  • Administrative Duties: Adhere to directives regarding work schedules, record-keeping, patient communications, confidentiality, and restocking supplies.
  • Additional Duties: Perform additional tasks like triage, IPC, child protection focal point, dispensing, and data management as needed.
  • Clinical Space Management: Assist in the setup, maintenance, and mobilization of clinical spaces.

Policy Adherence

  • PSEA Standards: Promote prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse standards within IMC and among beneficiaries.
  • Code of Conduct: Adhere to the Code of Conduct, humanitarian principles, and respect international humanitarian law.
  • Other Duties: Perform other duties as assigned. Responsibilities listed are representative and not necessarily all-inclusive, adapting to operational requirements as needed.

Job Requirements

  1. Qualifications: Registered nurse from a government-recognized institute with a valid license to practice.
  2. Experience: Previous experience in a similar capacity is advantageous; NGO experience is preferable.
  3. Skills:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Effective staff motivation and good decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work independently under difficult conditions.
  • Willingness to take on non-medical responsibilities.
  • Proficiency in English (reading and writing).
  • Fluency in spoken national and local languages.

Method of Application

Interested candidates can apply by clicking here.

International Medical Corps is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

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Exciting Opportunity-Education Consultant at UNICEF Nigeria: Skills Development & Systems Strengthening

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Education Consultant Opportunity at UNICEF Nigeria

About UNICEF

UNICEF works towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria by advocating for the protection of children’s rights, meeting their basic needs, and expanding their opportunities to reach their full potential.

The Nigeria Country Programme is dedicated to accelerating the realization of the rights of all children and women, reducing mortality rates, expanding access to quality education, and strengthening social and child protection systems.

UNICEF adopts a rights-based and gender-sensitive approach, playing a catalytic role in supporting governments at all levels to overcome key obstacles hindering the rights of disadvantaged children. The organization also supports adolescent development.

Purpose of Assignment

The primary objective of this consultancy is to assist the UNICEF Nigeria Country Office in enhancing and expanding its support to the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) and State Ministries of Education. This includes strengthening skills development, alternative learning systems (such as the Nigeria Learning Passport), and overall systems strengthening.

Organization: UNICEF
Job Title: Education Consultant
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full Time
Field: Education/Teaching, NGO/Non-Profit
Application Closing Date: Not specified

Scope of Work

Finalizing the National Policy on Skills Development:

  • Provide technical input and support the validation and review of the National Policy on Skills Development.
  • Review the final graphic design of the National Skills Development Framework.

Implementing Skills Development Programs:

  • Produce a document on lessons learned from skills development programs implemented in 2023-24.
  • Support desk review and development/testing of employability skills models for senior secondary schools.

Developing Systems Strengthening Knowledge Products:

  • Develop knowledge products for education public financing analysis.
  • Create advocacy materials for the National Assessment on Learning Achievement in Basic Education (NALABE).

Scaling Up the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP):

  • Document lessons learned from NLP advocacy and communications activities.
  • Collect and analyze user feedback through surveys.
  • Manage development of advocacy/communications materials and update the advocacy toolkit for NLP scale-up.

Supporting Proposal and Strategy Development:

    • Develop or update investment cases.
    • Support the development of proposals and strategies.
    • Provide inputs on education team proposals.

Deliverables/Outputs:

Finalization of National Policy on Skills Development:

  • Technical input and review of policy and framework.
  • Creation of 6 briefing notes and 2 cheat sheets.
  • Organization of the annual education staff retreat.

Knowledge Management Products:

  • Creation of talking points, presentations, and factsheets.
  • Development of investment cases, proposals, and strategies.
  • Support for staff professional development and organization of seminars.

Scaling Up NLP:

  • Document on NLP advocacy and communications activities.
  • Launch of NLP user surveys and sharing of results.
  • Development of communications materials and updating advocacy tracker.
  • Drafting Op-Eds/articles and communication assets for international events.
  • Organizing donor engagement field visits and education mid-year review.

Qualifications

Education

Master’s degree in education, international development, social sciences, or related fields.

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years in supporting large-scale education programs.
  • At least 3 years in research, evidence generation, and knowledge management.
  • Experience in skills development programming and alternative learning.

Skills

  • Experience in monitoring and implementing policy commitments.
  • Development of policy frameworks and resources.
  • Project/programme management skills.
  • Previous experience with UNICEF or UN agencies preferred.
  • Familiarity with the West African and Nigerian context.

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates can apply by clicking the link below:

Click Here to Apply

Join UNICEF in making a significant impact on children’s education and development in Nigeria!

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Job Opportunity: Technical Grants Officer (CODE) at Creative Associates – LEARN to Read Project (3 Openings)

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Technical Grants Officer (CODE) at Creative Associates - LEARN to Read Project (3 Openings)

About Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International is a dynamic social impact company, recognized for its innovative approach in education, economic growth, democratic transitions, and post-conflict stabilization. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Creative has been a key player in global development since 1977, operating in over 25 countries with major clients including the U.S.

Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Department. With over a decade of experience in Nigeria, Creative has been instrumental in advancing education programs across the country.

Program Overview

The LEARN to Read Project, funded by USAID, aims to enhance reading outcomes for first and second grade pupils in Nigeria. Working in collaboration with federal and state partners, the project focuses on embedding effective early grade reading (EGR) practices into the federal and state educational systems.

The goal is to ensure these practices are sustainable, contextually relevant, and scalable, with the ultimate objective of fostering literacy and educational equity.

Position Overview

The Technical Grants Officer (CODE) will support Connected Development (CODE) in planning and reporting activities, enhancing training materials, and ensuring compliance with grant agreements.

This role involves regular travel to Adamawa, Bauchi, and Sokoto, working closely with the LEARN state teams and local government offices, such as the State Universal Basic Education Board’s Social Mobilization Department (SUBEB’s SMD).

Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Leveraging Education Assistance Resources in Nigeria (LEARN) to Read Project
Positions Available: 3
Locations: Abuja, Adamawa, Bauchi
Application Closing Date: 17th June, 2024

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist CODE with activity planning and reporting.
  • Review and improve CODE’s training materials in collaboration with technical specialists.
  • Visit CODE activities to coach staff, verify documentation, and interact with beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate between CODE and government offices, ensuring alignment with project goals.
  • Monitor training outcomes and maintain ongoing communication with CODE.
  • Ensure timely submission of reports and relevant documentation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma required; bachelor’s degree in social work, adult education, or related field highly desired.
  • Professional qualifications in accounting, finance, business, or international development are a plus.
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience, with at least 2 years in a related field. Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Proven experience as a trainer and materials developer in community engagement.
  • Strong capacity-building skills for NGO technical staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching abilities.
  • Willingness to travel regularly to Adamawa, Bauchi, and Sokoto.
  • Fluency in Hausa and other local languages is advantageous.
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English.

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by clicking the link below:

Click Here to Apply

Application Closing Date: 17th June, 2024

Creative Associates International is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Join us in making a lasting impact on education and literacy in Nigeria!

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