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    • Latest Recruitment at Society for Youth Awareness and Health Development (SYAHD)

    Posted: May 4, 2020
    Deadline: May 10, 2020
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  • Admin / Finance Assistant

    Overview / Background

    • SYAHD is currently operating in two States namely Kano and Katsina state through donor funded projects. Our thematic areas are Educational services, Health, Household economic strengthening and psychosocial support to care givers, children, women, youth, and women empowerment through skills acquisition programs.
    • This is a Save the children International (SCI) Project funded by Canadian government through the Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Society for Youth Awareness and Health Development (SYAHD). Titled: “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make informed choices for their health (REACH) in Sandamu LGA, Katsina State.
    • Save the Children (SC) has been working in Nigeria since 2001, and is a strong, recognized and respected voice for children’s rights. Our programs currently support health and nutrition, education, child protection, food security, livelihoods and social protection in both development and humanitarian contexts. In Nigeria, the project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of adolescent girls and boys (aged 10-19) in hard to reach, rural communities in Gombe, Zamfara and Katsina states. To achieve this aims, the project has 3 broad objectives. (1) Improving access to high quality, gender-sensitive and adolescent- friendly SRH services for unmarried and married adolescent girls and boys; (2) Increasing the decision-making of married and unmarried adolescent girls about their own SRHR; and (3) Improving the integration of civil society contributions and evidence-based best practices in ASRHR policy design and implementation at local and state levels.

    Scope of Role:

    • This role report to the Finance Officer.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Processes approval of supplier invoices and staff claims on the project
    • Responsible for all bank deposit and withdrawals including transfers
    • Maintain and issue receipts and cheques.
    • Make payment to vendors and meeting participants
    • Responsible for safe keep of financial files and records
    • Ensure prompt remittance of statutory deductions
    • Update the project fixed assets registered regularly
    • Prepare payment request and vouchers
    • Keep petty cash box and records
    • Arrange meeting/workshops in terms of logistics and administrative arrangement.
    • Responsible for handling any minor repairs in the project
    • Keep records of on project staff movement.
    • Perform any other finance/logistic and clerical duties

    Requirements
    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree or Higher National Diploma in a relevant discipline (Accounting Business Administration or any Social Sciences)
    • Candidates must have at least 1-2 years of progressive experience working in a similar position
    • Accounting professional qualification will be an added advantage

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Skills and experience conducting data verification, analysis, reporting and monitoring
    • Experience in transcribing audio data, and in data entry
    • Excellent IT skills
    • Good writing, editing, research, and presentation skills
    • Previous experience in facilitating trainings, workshops and events
    • Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
    • Competent and experienced in general office administration, coordination and logistics
    • Ability to lead on detailed logistical tasks such as those required for fieldwork or when organizing events
    • Excellent skills in oral and written communications both in English and Hausa languages
    • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
    • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills are an advantage.

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    Community Engagement Officer

    Description
    SYAHD is currently operating in two States namely Kano and Katsina state through donor funded projects. Our thematic areas are Educational services, Health, Household economic strengthening and psychosocial support to care givers, children, women, youth, and women empowerment through skills acquisition programs.

    This is a Save the children International (SCI) Project funded by Canadian government through the Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Society for Youth Awareness and Health Development (SYAHD). Titled: “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make informed choices for their health (REACH) in Sandamu LGA, Katsina State.

    Save the Children (SC) has been working in Nigeria since 2001, and is a strong, recognized and respected voice for children’s rights. Our programs currently support health and nutrition, education, child protection, food security, livelihoods and social protection in both development and humanitarian contexts. In Nigeria, the project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of adolescent girls and boys (aged 10-19) in hard to reach, rural communities in Gombe, Zamfara and Katsina states.

    To achieve this aims, the project has 3 broad objectives:

    • Improving access to high quality, gender-sensitive and adolescent- friendly SRH services for unmarried and married adolescent girls and boys;
    • Increasing the decision-making of married and unmarried adolescent girls about their own SRHR; and
    • Improving the integration of civil society contributions and evidence-based best practices in ASRHR policy design and implementation at local and state levels.

    Scope of Role:

    • This role report to the Team Lead.

    Role Purpose:

    • The community engagement officer will Coordinate, monitor and supervise the community based promotion and mobilization activities related to “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make Informed Choices for their Health” (REACH) project at the community level.

    Key Areas of Accountability
    As a member of the REACH Project team, the community engagement officer will:

    • Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with Save the Children’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the programme.
    • Contribute to a conducive and productive work environment in a way that promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Support in the development of communications materials, participate in their review, and comment on print and electronic media materials including scripts, posters, leaflets, video/audio recordings
    • This also includes working with the state team in development of programme case studies and documentaries.
    • Organize Stakeholders participation, sensitization and advocacy
    • Ensure strong link with state, local government and community stakeholders
    • Work closely with state ASRH coordinator and Gender equality and child welfare officer to design and deliver communications interventions that facilitate behavior change amongst target groups across the focal LGAs
    • Lead on planning and implementation of feedback mechanisms with leaders, communities and beneficiaries
    • Be responsible for the strengthening and coordination of complain and response mechanism (CRM) activities
    • Keep records of supervision and actions taken from own activities
    • Link with other organizations present in the area
    • Plan logistics and materials needs for the activities to be carried out
    • Relationship building negotiation and problem solving with authorities, communities and Mobilizers / Volunteers
    • Develop good knowledge of state and local government structures, parliamentary and political processes, traditional and religious structure and any other key decision making structures and how to influence them.
    • Undertake a range of lobbying, communications and other activities to inform and persuade policy makers, religious/traditional leaders, community members, donors and politicians, of the value of REACH project in the community.
    • Ensure Save the Children visibility and acceptance in the community
    • Prepare a monthly plan for field activities
    • Identify the problems in the implementation process and propose solutions
    • Prepare activities' reports.

    Knowledge and Skills
    Essentials:

    • A graduate University Degree in Social Sciences with academic training in Women's Studies, Gender and Development or a relevant field
    • At least 1 to 2 years of experience on community mobilization, Adolescent sexual and reproductive health programming.
    • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
    • Experience in Adolescent sexual and reproductive health Nutrition and community based programs,
    • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
    • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
    • Ability to work in partnership with government and other NGO’s staff.

    Desirable:

    • Strong organizational skills to work effectively to support multi-tasking.
    • Adaptability and flexibility to adjust to changing schedules and priorities.
    • Effective critical information gathering to create accurate reports.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, in English.
    • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
    • Good familiarity, networking and working relationships with relevant organizations.
    • Programming experience in community engagement.

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    Gender & Child Welfare Officer

    Overview / Background

    • SYAHD is currently operating in two States namely Kano and Katsina state through donor funded projects. Our thematic areas are Educational services, Health, Household economic strengthening and psychosocial support to care givers, children, women, youth, and women empowerment through skills acquisition programs.
    • This is a Save the children International (SCI) Project funded by Canadian government through the Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Society for Youth Awareness and Health Development (SYAHD). Titled: “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make informed choices for their health (REACH) in Sandamu LGA, Katsina State.
    • Save the Children (SC) has been working in Nigeria since 2001, and is a strong, recognized and respected voice for children’s rights. Our programs currently support health and nutrition, education, child protection, food security, livelihoods and social protection in both development and humanitarian contexts. In Nigeria, the project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of adolescent girls and boys (aged 10-19) in hard to reach, rural communities in Gombe, Zamfara and Katsina states. To achieve this aims, the project has 3 broad objectives. (1) Improving access to high quality, gender-sensitive and adolescent- friendly SRH services for unmarried and married adolescent girls and boys; (2) Increasing the decision-making of married and unmarried adolescent girls about their own SRHR; and (3) Improving the integration of civil society contributions and evidence-based best practices in ASRHR policy design and implementation at local and state levels.

    Role Purpose

    • The Gender and child welfare officer report to the Team Lead
    • The Gender and Child Welfare Officer with the support of the Gender Equality Advisor and the state team is responsible for supporting the integration of a strong gender equality perspective on the “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make Informed Choices for their Health” (REACH) project at the community level while also looking at child safeguarding and participation. This may include ensuring that gender equality is mainstreamed at the community and partner level throughout the project’s results based management frameworks, strengthening and supporting gender equality strategies and facilitating gender equality capacity strengthening for field teams via training and tool development.
    • The post holder also provides technical support to the REACH project on gender equality at the community level. Additionally, as part of this role, the Gender child welfare officer will work closely with the Save the Children REACH team in the state.

    Key Areas of Accountability:
    As a member of the REACH Project team, the Gender and child welfare officer will:

    • Demonstrate behaviors that are consistent with the partner’s Mission, Vision and Values and ensure their broader application by staff across the programme.
    • Contribute to a conducive and productive work environment in a way that promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide high quality technical assistance to local government REACH program delivery team, building a solid evidence base to support the development implementation and evaluation of gender-transformative approaches
    • Lead on planning and implementation of feedback mechanisms with leaders, communities and beneficiaries
    • Be responsible for the strengthening and coordination of complain and response mechanism (CRM) activities
    • Supports REACH community program staff to strategically integrate gender equality through training and knowledge sharing activities.
    • Supports integration and collection of appropriate gender equality indicators and collaborates to monitor and evaluate to ensure that gender equality outcomes and results are achieved and documented.
    • Support in the development of social and behavior change communication approaches, materials and tools.
    • Support REACH program teams to review project deliverables and donor reports from a technical quality control perspective
    • Creates high quality narrative reports and documents that are complete and timely.
    • Supports the development and roll out of gender sensitive program/project management tools and results-based frameworks.

    Requirements, Knowledge and Skills
    Essential:

    • A graduate University degree in Social Sciences with academic training in women’s studies, gender and development or a relevant field.
    • 1-2 years’ work experience with an NGO or CSO, with focus on women and girl’s/gender equality and children programming.
    • Experience working on normative change for gender equality and adolescent sexual and reproductive health in sensitive contexts
    • Experience in designing, implementing and evaluating gender-transformative social and behavior change communication interventions
    • Experience in working with children and understanding in child participation.
    • Experience in implementing gender-transformative approaches to health
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting with minimal supervision
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Specific knowledge of international development and gender equality issues; experience engaging children and other community members on gender equality issues desirable.

    Desirable:

    • Strong organizational skills to work effectively to support multi-tasking.
    • Adaptability and flexibility to adjust to changing schedules and priorities.
    • Effective critical information gathering to create accurate reports.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, in English.
    • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
    • Good familiarity, networking and working relationships with relevant organizations.
    • Programming experience in community engagement.

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

    Description
    SYAHD is currently operating in two States namely Kano and Katsina state through donor funded projects. Our thematic areas are Educational services, Health, Household economic strengthening and psychosocial support to care givers, children, women, youth, and women empowerment through skills acquisition programs.

    This is a Save the children International (SCI) Project funded by Canadian government through the Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Society for Youth Awareness and Health Development (SYAHD). Titled: “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make informed choices for their health (REACH) in Sandamu LGA, Katsina State.

    Save the Children (SC) has been working in Nigeria since 2001, and is a strong, recognized and respected voice for children’s rights. Our programs currently support health and nutrition, education, child protection, food security, livelihoods and social protection in both development and humanitarian contexts. In Nigeria, the project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of adolescent girls and boys (aged 10-19) in hard to reach, rural communities in Gombe, Zamfara and Katsina states.

    To achieve this aims, the project has 3 broad objectives:

    • Improving access to high quality, gender-sensitive and adolescent- friendly SRH services for unmarried and married adolescent girls and boys;
    • Increasing the decision-making of married and unmarried adolescent girls about their own SRHR; and
    • Improving the integration of civil society contributions and evidence-based best practices in ASRHR policy design and implementation at local and state levels.

    Scope of Role:

    • This role reports to the Team Lead.

    Responsibilities

    • Support collection of reports and quality checks
    • Collects data pertaining to safe space activities in the communities
    • Verify the reported data by safe space facilitators to ensure accuracy
    • Responsible for data entry and maintenance of database
    • Ensure timely sharing of monthly data reported by safe space facilitators and other activities of partners with MEAL officer in save the children office
    • Ensure quality benchmarks are adhered to during implementation of activities by partner staff
    • Provide close supervision of safe space activities and also conducts periodic data verification exercises
    • Prepares reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content
    • Support the project lead in using the data for planning and decision making
    • Support supervision of community ASRH outreach services
    • Supports the logistics and coordination of field research activities
    • Organizes events such as workshops, meetings, seminars etc
    • Prepares correspondence as needed
    • Build the capacities of safe space facilitators on data management.
    • Provide on the job training and mentoring on data reporting to safe space facilitators
    • Support project lead and other staff on other capacity building activities
    • Support project lead in building the capacities of safe space facilitators on complaint and response mechanism
    • Support the setting up of complaint and response mechanism system in the communities
    • Receive and document beneficiaries’ complaints in the database
    • Work with project lead and other team members on complaint resolution and timely sharing of feedbacks to the beneficiaries
    • Maintain and share monthly CRM database with the MEAL officer in save the children office
    • Work with field teams to collect information on case studies and success stories
    • Ensure program document are properly archived
    • Provide other cross cutting supports when the needs arise.

    Requirements, Skills and Experience
    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree or Higher National Diploma in a relevant discipline (Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies or other)
    • Candidates must have at least 1-2 years of progressive experience working in a similar position
    • Formal training in research methods at a graduate level is an asset

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Skills and experience conducting data verification, analysis, reporting and monitoring
    • Experience in transcribing audio data, and in data entry
    • Excellent IT skills
    • Good writing, editing, research, and presentation skills
    • Previous experience in facilitating trainings, workshops and events
    • Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
    • Competent and experienced in general office administration, coordination and logistics
    • Ability to lead on detailed logistical tasks such as those required for fieldwork or when organizing events
    • Excellent skills in oral and written communications both in English and Hausa languages
    • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
    • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills are an advantage

    Desirables:

    • Computer literacy (MS word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)
    • Fluency in English and Hausa, spoken and written
    • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Hausa
    • Effective critical information gathering to create accurate reports.

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    Finance Officer

    Overview / Background

    • SYAHD is currently operating in two States namely Kano and Katsina state through donor funded projects. Our thematic areas are Educational services, Health, Household economic strengthening and psychosocial support to care givers, children, women, youth, and women empowerment through skills acquisition programs.
    • This is a Save the children International (SCI) Project funded by Canadian government through the Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Society for Youth Awareness and Health Development (SYAHD). Titled: “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make informed choices for their health (REACH) in Sandamu LGA, Katsina State.
    • Save the Children (SC) has been working in Nigeria since 2001, and is a strong, recognized and respected voice for children’s rights. Our programs currently support health and nutrition, education, child protection, food security, livelihoods and social protection in both development and humanitarian contexts. In Nigeria, the project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of adolescent girls and boys (aged 10-19) in hard to reach, rural communities in Gombe, Zamfara and Katsina states. To achieve this aims, the project has 3 broad objectives. (1) Improving access to high quality, gender-sensitive and adolescent- friendly SRH services for unmarried and married adolescent girls and boys; (2) Increasing the decision-making of married and unmarried adolescent girls about their own SRHR; and (3) Improving the integration of civil society contributions and evidence-based best practices in ASRHR policy design and implementation at local and state levels.

    Scope of Role:

    • This role report to the Team Lead.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirement, timelines and templates
    • Communication with donors on the project budget and financial reports
    • Responsible for accurate Posting and coding of PVs, journals and RVs
    • Prepare bank reconciliations statements
    • Ensure security of financial information including hard copy supporting documents and data base backups.
    • Review activity budgets prepared by technical team
    • Prepare monthly financial management and reports and analysis on variances
    • Support with any donor audit on the project
    • Prepare and post payroll information
    • Participate in procurements meetings
    • Verify timesheets and hours worked by project staff
    • Ensure that all financial transactions have adequate and auditable supporting.

    Requirements, Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree, Higher National Diploma, National Diploma, (Accounting Business Administration or any, Social Sciences)
    • Candidates must have at least 2-3 years of progressive experience working in a similar position

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Skills and experience conducting data verification, analysis, reporting and monitoring
    • Experience in transcribing audio data, and in data entry
    • Excellent IT skills
    • Good writing, editing, research, and presentation skills
    • Previous experience in facilitating trainings, workshops and events
    • Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
    • Competent and experienced in general office administration, coordination and logistics
    • Ability to lead on detailed logistical tasks such as those required for fieldwork or when organizing events
    • Excellent skills in oral and written communications both in English and Hausa languages
    • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment
    • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills are an advantage.

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    Team Lead

    Description
    SYAHD is currently operating in two States namely Kano and Katsina state through donor funded projects. Our thematic areas are Educational services, Health, Household economic strengthening and psychosocial support to care givers, children, women, youth, and women empowerment through skills acquisition programs.

    This is a Save the children International (SCI) Project funded by Canadian government through the Global Affairs Canada and implemented by Society for Youth Awareness and Health Development (SYAHD). Titled: “Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make informed choices for their health (REACH) in Sandamu LGA, Katsina State.

    Save the Children (SC) has been working in Nigeria since 2001, and is a strong, recognized and respected voice for children’s rights. Our programs currently support health and nutrition, education, child protection, food security, livelihoods and social protection in both development and humanitarian contexts. In Nigeria, the project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of adolescent girls and boys (aged 10-19) in hard to reach, rural communities in Gombe, Zamfara and Katsina states.

    To achieve this aims, the project has 3 broad objectives:

    • Improving access to high quality, gender-sensitive and adolescent- friendly SRH services for unmarried and married adolescent girls and boys;
    • Increasing the decision-making of married and unmarried adolescent girls about their own SRHR; and
    • Improving the integration of civil society contributions and evidence-based best practices in ASRHR policy design and implementation at local and state levels.

    Scope of Role

    • This role reports to the Executive Director.

    Role Purpose

    • S/He Provides overall project management oversight and ensure community-level implementation of the work-plan activities of the partner organization including progress monitoring, support and guidance to other staff members towards fostering strong relationships with women’s and girls’ rights organizations thereby improving the health outcomes of adolescent girls and boys in the project state.

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of REACH work plan activities for partners and provide input into the development, on-going management and maintenance of work plan with regular support from the State Project team.
    • With support from the Project team in the state, provide technical assistance to the CSO staff and community members and lead relevant capacity building for them to implement REACH PIP as detailed in the work plan and to ensure that agreed targets are met.
    • Manage the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events, such as trainings and supportive supervision including outreach activities.
    • Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
    • Compile State CSO level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
    • Develop CSO level annual, quarterly and monthly work-plans as agreed with REACH project team
    • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of REACH technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
    • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops as at when due.
    • Document best practices and submit timely and analytical quarterly and annual activity report.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with the REACH State Team. This synergy should include, regular consultation on matters such as but not limited to work-planning, review meetings and joint supportive supervision visits.
    • Maintain good relationship with the LGA, SMOH and line Ministries working on the project
    • Represent REACH project in LGA level meetings such as working groups, etc.
    • Perform other duties and tasks as determined by REACH Project Director including coordination of safe spaces activities.

    Knowledge and Skills
    Essential:

    • First Degree or equivalent work experience in the field of Health, or Development
    • Master's Degree is an added advantage
    • Candidates must have at least 5-7 years of progressive experience working in a similar position
    • Experience working with an NGO a plus
    • Interest in development issues and ability to work well with people at all levels.
    • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
    • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
    • Strong organizational skills and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and manage various projects in a team setting, with limited supervision
    • Fluency in English, spoken and written Hausa language is required.
    • Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners;
    • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.
    • Competent and experienced in general office administration, coordination and logistics.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements with their locations to: syahdrecruitment2020@gmail.com

    Important Information / Notice

    • All applicants must include the position title in the subject line
    • Applicant must be fluent in local language and familiar with the local cultures
    • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview
    • We are equal employment opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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