New Incentives is the world’s first and only nonprofit dedicated to Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs). CCTs are small, predictable sums of money that individuals in need can earn after meeting various education and health benchmarks such as school attendance or clinic visits. In the case of New Incentives, your donation gives poor women with HIV or at-risk pregnancies in rural West Africa small stipends on the condition that they deliver at a health clinic and get required medications. The stipends allow the women to afford food, transport and other basic services. Hence, the CCTs not only prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and neonatal mortality but also help to fight poverty. The stipends further strengthen the position of the mother and newborn in a family setting. Their health is no longer seen as a luxury but a smart investment.
Non-profit New Incentives is looking to recruit a Field Volunteer to expand its team dedicated to preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and maternal and newborn mortality in Cross River State, Nigeria.
The Field Volunteer will support New Incentives’ expanding program that utilizes cash transfers to encourage HIV-positive and at-risk pregnant women to seek treatment at public clinics. The program is operated in cooperation with the Ministry of Health in Cross River State. The primary duties in the role will be to enroll women in to the New Incentives program at select health facilities.
The Field Volunteer will be based in Cross River (must be based in or close to Ugep, Akpet Central, Itigidi or Ikot Okpora) and work at nearby clinics several times a week. This part-time position (approx. 3 full days per week) is available as of April/May 2016. The position may require occasional travel to Uyo in Akwa Ibom where the New Incentives head office is located.
Over the past years, Nigeria has considerably expanded the availability of health services for pregnant women. Despite this progress on the supply-side, demand from at-risk pregnant women remains low. New Incentives encourages these women to deliver their babies in a health facility with cash transfers and thereby ensures their babies are born safely. Women are given the cash transfers after they complete different stages of maternal health services. This massively increases the children’s chance of survival in the first few years of their life.
Applications are accepted only online and must include the following attachments:
The selection process for this position is highly competitive. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates short-listed based on their online applications will have to undergo a series of interviews and a short test that allow for the identification of the most qualified person in a transparent and meritocratic manner.
The job comes with an attractive package and the opportunity to work with a foreign organization and the Ministry of Health. For questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Field Volunteer Cross River’.
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