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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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    Since 1979, we have helped people grappling with the toughest hardships survive - and then thrive. That’s the heart of our approach: We help communities turn crisis into opportunity. Throughout our history, Mercy Corps has demonstrated innovation, timeliness and the ability to adapt quickly to changing realities.
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    Engagement of Community Health Supervisor (Lagos)

    Girls Improving Resilience through Livelihoods + Health (GIRL-H)

    • Girls Improving Resilience through Livelihoods + Health (GIRL-H) is a Mercy Corps-implemented program targeting adolescent girls, boys, and young people in Kenya, Uganda, Haiti and Nigeria. The programme aims to improve girls’ well-being by increasing their access to and uptake of life skills, health information, basic numeracy and literacy, and financial literacy, as well as foster pathways to formal education, economic opportunities, and civic engagement. The Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights component is embedded within the GIRL-H program to create an enabling environment by working with communities to transform unhealthy social norms and increase access to SRHR knowledge, products and services.


    • To ensure that the adolescent and young people’s wellbeing is improved in Nigeria

    The objectives of the GIRL-H SRHR program include:

    • Increase awareness and knowledge on SRHR services and products among the participants
    • Create an enabling environment where adolescents and young people can freely access SRHR services and products
    • Increase the uptake of SRHR services and products among adolescents and young people aged 10-24 years

    SRHR Program Components

    • To address the sexual and reproductive health issues, GIRL-H will use the Socio-Ecological model as its fundamental foundational approach. In addition, the SRHR implementation will integrate various strategies such as Advocacy, Community Engagement, Capacity building, outreach services, and research for a flexible approach to meet differing youth needs. The following diagram explains the different outcome level of the program.

    General position summary

    • Mentorship, training, and nurturing of participants is the role of a mentor. Qualitative mentors will be expected to be carried onboard to meet the set objective of the project, as such this requires a qualitative recruitment process to ensure qualified mentors engaged for the conduct of the safe space activities through advertisement, screening, interview and evaluation to select best hands for the job.
    • The safe space mentor will be under the immediate supervision of the SRHR Consultant s/he will be assigned to. S/he will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating learning activities of reproductive health information.
    • A mentor will oversee at least two (2) safe spaces. S/he will ensure sessions happen at least twice a week, eight (8) times in a month for 3, 4 or 6 months depending on their exposure to other similar interventions.

    Essential duties
    The safe space mentor will:

    • Be responsible for coordinating, monitoring, supervising, reporting on the activities of safe space.
    • Ensure that safe space activities are conducted.
    • Ensure that safe space attendance is taken after each session.
    • Attend, submit monthly report to SRHR Consultant and provide feedback during monthly review meeting.
    • Ensure proper handling and safety of materials such as SRHR Curriculum and other safe space learning materials.
    • Ensure proper recording of information of the participants into the M&E tools.
    • Conduct other activities as required by SRHR Consultant.

    Qualities and criteria for selection

    • A safe space SRHR mentor
    • Must experience of handling of girls’ and boys’ relevant health issues and cases.
    • Must be seen as role models in the community.
    • Must be proficient in the use of the local dialect of the community of intervention.
    • Must be resident within the LGA of intervention (Fagge, Dala, Tarauni, Ungogo, Kombotso).
    • Must be able to relate well/mentor girls, boys, and youths.
    • Must be above 18 years of age.
    • Current or former Community health workers such as nurses, CHEWs, Midwife, health, and Hygiene workers etcetera are strongly encouraged.
    • The application is open for both male and female qualified community health workers.

    Additional Requirements (after recruitment)

    • Must be trained by consultant and sign on the Child Safeguarding and Do No harm Policies.
    • Two (2) references must attest about her (a religious leader and another community leader within the LGA).

    Method of Application

    nterested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

    Note: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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