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  • Posted on: 10 February, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for these positions of:

    Program Officer/Community Mobilization Coordinator (Four Pillars PLUS)

     

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

     

    Under the direction of the Project Manager, the Four Pillars PLUS Community Mobilization Coordinator will be responsible for working closely with the Four Pillars PLUS team members to implement the main objectives of the project: to improve the quality and relevance of girls’ education and to boost retention rates for OVCs in selected LGAs of Calabar, Nigeria. The Community Mobilization Coordinator is responsible for working closely with the school officials, school management committees, PTAs, local education officials, local community leaders, beneficiaries’ parents/caretakers and other stakeholders to ensure that the project gains sustainable support within the community through strengthening caregivers’ productive skills and garnering their support for their children’s education particularly the girls. The Community Mobilization Coordinator is also expected to create a network of support and participation with the local government departments that can provide caregivers with critical knowledge, expertise and means to empower their financial productivity and know how.

     

    Essential Job Functions

    • Facilitate community participation in and around      school communities’ in order to establish sustainable support for the      project;
    • Participate in conducting OVC assessment and enrolment      with school principals, mentors, community leaders and other stakeholders;
    • Work closely with school principals, school community      leaders, mentors, beneficiaries and other stakeholders to assess and      prioritize needs;
    • Trace OVCs who have relocated to other areas or      dropped out;
    • Follow up with cases related to child rights      violations;
    • Document case studies / good practices;
    • Gather information about and develop training modules      for the relevant gaps in each school community’s resources ;
    • Develop work plans for each school community based on      needs assessment and choice of community activities;
    • Work with the project team to conduct capacity      building sessions for the caregivers, school management committees,      mentors and the school community on the care and support of the girl child      and OVC education;
    • Work closely with the Project Manager to develop an      implementation plan for each school community;
    • Assist in the distribution of scholarship materials      to the beneficiaries;
    • Ensure that psychosocial care and support is provided      to the OVCs and their caregivers;
    • Mobilize and sensitize the parents to form support      groups towards contributing to school activities;
    • Develop a calendar of home and school visits and      share with the teachers and community mentors;
    • Keep and maintain an updated record of OVC data base      and files;
    • Research school communities’ resources to build      capacities, train caregivers on IGAs relevant to their lives and      environment;
    • Engage local businesses/financial institutions to      provide training and guidance on saving and lending/bookkeeping if      appropriate;
    • Conduct continuous monitoring of each school      community’s participation and submit regular progress reports to the      Project Manager;
    • Assist the Project Manager in the monthly and annual      reporting on community activities;
    • Perform other duties as necessary and appropriate;

    Necessary Skills and Qualification Requirements:

    • Excellent written and oral communication in English      and local languages;
    • Ability to work individually as well as a team;
    • Ability to understand communities local culture and      promote advocacy for supporting girls education;
    • Experience in capacity building activities;
    • Experience in working with schools/NGOs and CBOs;
    • Experience in incorporating existing resources into      income generating activities;

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    No staff supervisory responsibilities are required.

     

    Qualifications:

     

    • Bachelor’s Degree / Diploma in sociology, social work or community development with at least 5 years work experience especially in OVC and girls education/HIV/AIDS and gender issues;
    • Must be computer literate (Ms Office Packages / Internet);
    • Good facilitation and report writing skills;
    • Must be able to provide three references from previous employment or University;

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    Program Officer/Gender Mentor Coordinator (Four Pillars PLUS)

     

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    Under the direction of the Project Manager, the Four Pillars PLUS Gender-Mentor Coordinator will be responsible for identifying mentors and organizing mentor training workshops for a number of girls’ mentors in project schools. The Gender- Mentor Coordinator will ensure that mentoring sessions in project schools are being executed as planned and cover topics that are most relevant to the beneficiaries’ lives. The Gender-Mentor Coordinator will assist in the monthly report and work plan preparation; organize and execute mentors’ training workshops; monitor and evaluate mentor training and mentors’ performance; research and provide support to the Project Manager;  facilitate the creation of sustainable girls’ mentoring venues; and prepare  additional activities supporting secondary schools and implementing Internship and Vocational Training programs.

     

    Essential Job Functions

    • Assess      the gender gaps of the Four Pillars PLUS stakeholders and conduct      trainings and capacity building activities;
    • Support      the development of gender related indicators in the different sectors      using existing data for establishing baseline and future targets;
    • Ensure      a monitoring and evaluation plan is in place to measure mentoring results      and informs ongoing program design;
    • Undertake      regular monitoring and observation visits to project schools to support and      provide feedback and guidance to mentors;
    • Facilitate      mentoring sessions for all students and participants in project schools;
    • Develop      a gender communication plan for all mentors and other participants such as      a Mentors Monthly Newsletter and other project related publications and      brochures to inform the communities;
    • Work closely with facilitators to improve mentors delivery of their training;
    • Facilitate the creation and smooth running of a girls’ mentoring program in each school;
    • Ensure the formation of peer to peer mentoring clubs in schools;
    • Use and adapt the three FHI 360 Guides to Mentoring on Life Skills, HIV/AIDS and Transitioning from School to Work to the relevant Nigerian context;
    • Support the implementation/inclusion of Adolescent Reproductive Health Education in schools;
    • Create channels of communication with school committees and teachers, caregivers and parents to support mentoring objectives;
    • Help raise awareness on the impact of early pregnancy-early marriage on the girls’ lives and the health and future of their children;
    • Liaise with health services, where available, to provide a network of support for adolescent youth in and outside of school, if possible;
    • Conduct gender sensitization campaigns to continue raising community awareness about their roles, duties and expectations vis à vis the girls and adolescents;
    • Together with the project team, develop and coordinate advocacy initiatives on girls’ education in partnership with media, private sectors and civil society;

    Necessary Skills and Abilities:

    • Excellent      written and oral communication in English and local languages;
    • Experience      in working with schools, preferably secondary schools, and communities in      East Africa or Nigeria;
    • Ability      to work independent and as a team;
    • Experience      in providing support to OVCs;
    • Understanding      the ways that CBOs / NGOs operate;
    • Experience      providing capacity support to NGOs and CBOs;
    • Ability      to inspire girls and passion for the development of young people;
    • Excellent      communication, writing, interpersonal, facilitation and presentation      skills;
    • Ability to develop and use training tools,      coordination and facilitation of training programs;
    • Experience      in implementing gender strategies and programming preferably with youth;
    • Experience      in guidance and counseling;

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    No staff supervisory responsibilities are required.

     
     
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s      degree in International Development, Gender Studies, Social Science,      Education or equivalent;
    • At      least 5 years’ experience in the fields of gender and education with      expertise in girls education/Adolescent Reproductive Health/SRGBV;
    • Master’s      Degree preferred;
    • Must be      computer literate (MS Office Package/Internet, etc.)
    • Must be      able to provide three references from previous employment or university;

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    Program Officer/Teacher Training Coordinator (Four Pillars PLUS)

     

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    Under the direction of the Project Manager, the Four Pillars PLUS Teacher Training Coordinator will be responsible for working closely with the project manager identifying a cohort of head teachers and teachers, school officials and administrators, local education officials in relevant ministries in the project schools’ communities and organizing training workshops on participatory methodologies, pedagogy, math and science, gender sensitivity and inclusion to improve the quality of teaching and enrich the learning experience for all students, particularly girls. Through regular classroom observation, evaluation and feedback, the Teacher Training Coordinator will ensure that all trained teachers and school officials are applying lessons learned in the classrooms and across the schools with the objectives of increasing retention and improving academic performance for all students. The Teacher Training Coordinator will assist in the monthly report and work plan preparation; organize and execute teachers’ training workshops; monitor and evaluate trained teachers’ performance; research and provide support to the Project Manager and facilitate the creation of drop down trainings for sustainability of quality education for girls and OVCs in secondary schools.

     

    Essential Job Functions

    • Work closely with the Project Manager to engage      school principals, school community, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders      to assess quality education gaps and needs;
    • Identify a cohort of head teachers, teachers, school      management members and relevant MOE representatives for training;
    • Develop teacher training modules – either cluster or      cascade model;
    • Create a calendar of training and follow up for each      school based on needs assessment;
    • Assist the Mentor Coordinator in the development of      supplemental, life, civic and social skills curriculum;
    • Plan and manage all activities related to the design      and delivery of innovative teacher training techniques and materials      development for active, participatory student-centered learning;
    • Assess trained school staff performance on a regular      and informal basis, identifying areas of need or weakness, and develop and      deliver solutions or responses to these needs;
    • Facilitate the delivery of pedagogical and gender      sensitive teacher training;
    • Develop a calendar of school visits and share      calendar with schools to follow up with teachers as to their use of new      techniques in the classroom;
    • Organize, if desired by school, other supportive      activities for teacher professional development;
    • Facilitate, train, and follow up with School      Management Committees to support girls’ education in order to support the      teachers and school administration;
    • Work      with Project Manager to develop Implementation Plans and      Performance Monitoring/Evaluation Plans for education activities      on a six month basis;
    • Submit monthly reports to Project Manager on progress      of project activities;
    • Assist the Project Manager in the monthly and annual      reporting on teacher training and performance activities;
    • Perform other duties as necessary and appropriate.

    Necessary Skills and Abilities:

    • Fluency      in English and local languages is required;
    • Experience      in working with schools, preferably secondary schools, and local communities      in Nigeria;
    • Ability      to work individually as well as on a team;
    • Ability      to take initiative is essential;
    • Understanding      the ways that CBOs / NGOs operate;
    • Ability      to inspire girls and passion for the development of young people;
    • Excellent      interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills;

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    No staff supervisory responsibilities are required.

     
     
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s      degree in Education/Teacher Training/International Development, Gender      Studies, Social Science, Education or equivalent with a strict minimum of 5 years’ work experience in relevant fields Master’s Degree preferred (possession of a relevant second degree will be an advantage);
    • Must be      computer literate (MS Office Package/Internet, etc.)
    • Must be      able to provide three references from previous employment or university;

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    Senior Finance & Administrative Officer (Four Pillars PLUS)

     

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    The Senior Finance Administrative Officer will be responsible for working closely with FHI 360 Four Pillars PLUS staff to implement the main objectives of project: to improve the quality and relevance of girls’ education and boost retention rates in select regions of Nigeria.  The project offers scholarships, girls’ mentoring, teacher training, and community participation to address the complex barriers to education. Senior Finance Administrative Officeris responsible for the administration of sound project budget, reviewing financial transactions, preparing imprest and reconciling all expenses on a timely manner and for ensuring that all records are in accordance with FHI 360 policies and procedures, and Nigerian national and local regulations and guidelines. This position may be required to work additional hours and on-call for after hours, weekend, and holiday duty for emergency situations.

     

    Essential Job Functions

    • Record, implement, report, and store the      financial transactions needed to support a wide variety of legally      authorized programs and related administrative functions through the      modification or administration of manual and automated systems.
    • Maintain      adherence to “generally accepted accounting principles” by staff regarding      activities and record keeping including attending training sessions      regarding changes and instituting training sessions for staff.
    • Design,      develop and implement office wide procedures, policies and guidelines      related to complete accounting programs to facilitate the preparation of      financial statements, accounting records, related reports, and the      control, monitoring and timely reconciliation of accounts. 
    • Implement      office wide procedures, policies and guidelines pursuant to FHI 360’s      Operations Manual.
    • Work closely      with Project Officer to maintain safety procedures for FHI 360 Four      Pillars staff.
    • Serve as an      expert authority on analysis and reconciliation of integrated accounts and      budgets.
    •  Ensure that funds are efficiently      controlled and financial records accurately reflect the status of the      financial condition of the project.      
    • Perform      reviews, analysis, and reporting in the various accounting functions      assigned.
    • Work      closely with Project Manager in Field Office and the Finance Manager in      the Home Office   to maintain      financial health of project as well as during project close out phase at      the appropriate time.
    • Maintain      daily communications with financial/operations associates in HQ Washington      office.

    Necessary Skills and Requirements

    • Fluency in English and local languages is required;
    • Ability to take initiative is essential;
    • Understanding the ways that CBOs / NGOs operate;
    • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines;
    • Ability to work as a team member and independently;
    • Ability and willingness to assume responsibility, take initiative, and be flexible;
    • Strong organizational skills, including task and time management;
    • Excellent report writing and communication skills;
    • Ability to speak the local language/dialect is a PLUS;
    • Familiarity with the local culture and communication practices is a PLUS;
    Qualifications:
    • University degree (Bachelor of Science or Higher National Diploma) in Finance and Accounting or recognized equivalent with a strict minimum of 5 years work experience required (possession of a relevant second degree will be an   advantage).
    • Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel, Micro-Information Product (MIP), MS Word, Database programs, QuickBooks, and other accounting/spreadsheet software required.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and local language(s);
    • Ability to work individually, as well as on a team;
    • Ability to supervise and monitor performance of other employees;
    • Strong knowledge of international development issues.

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    Project Manager (Four Pillars PLUS)

     

    Essential Job Functions

    • Work with relevant ministry  officials, staff  and local communities to facilitate the choice of the schools and beneficiaries for project implementation;
    • Ensure that all the activities under the Four Pillars PLUS are being successfully implemented and that solutions are provided for any challenges met;
    • Prepare, review and oversee sound financial management systems that keep a balanced and working budget;
    • Oversee the procurement and distribution of  scholarship materials to boys and girls;
    • Help create and oversee project implementation plan and logistics;
    • Facilitate the training of mentors and ensure that girls’ mentoring sessions are taking place on a regular basis with utmost results;
    • Ensure that Teacher Professional Development workshops are well organized and relevant to the deliverables requested to improve academic performance of all direct and indirect beneficiaries;
    • Facilitate the participation of school and local communities in the activities of the project;
    • Work with staff and communities to create and strengthen project’s sustainability mechanisms through stakeholders’ continued involvement and effective participation;
    • Develop the required field budget, monthly and yearly work plans;
    • Submit monthly and yearly project reports on a timely manner;
    • Establish internal control mechanisms that adhere to FHI 360 compliance system;
    • Work closely with the Project Finance Manager in the field office and with the HQ staff  during project implementation, and on project close out process at the appropriate time;
    • Act as an advisor on all matters pertaining to the financial and technical management of the project including Human Resources, travel and transportation, office administration and security;

    Necessary Skills and Requirements

    • Proven ability to solve problems with staff and encourage consistent high quality performance;
    • Fluency in English and local languages is required;
    • Experience in working with schools, preferably secondary schools, and local communities in Nigeria;
    • Ability to take initiative is essential;
    • Understanding the ways that CBOs / NGOs operate;
    • Ability to inspire girls and passion for the development of young people;
    • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines;
    • Ability to take initiative to make choices without direct supervision;
    • Ability to work as a team member and independently;
    • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills;
    • Ability and willingness to assume responsibility, take initiative, and be flexible;
    • Strong cross cultural and interpersonal skills;
    • Strong organizational skills, including task and time management;
    • Excellent report writing and communication skills;
    • Ability to speak the local language/dialect is a PLUS;
    • Familiarity with the local culture and communication practices is a PLUS;

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    Project Manager will supervise 5-6 staff members and a project driver in the field office location in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

     

     
     
    Qualifications:

     

    • Master’s Degree with      minimum 5 years’ experience or Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 10 years’      experience in Education, Social Science, Gender Studies, International      Development, or other similar fields;
    • Must be computer literate (MS Office Package/Internet, etc.)
    • Must be able to provide three references from previous employment or university

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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