New Incentives is a US-based nonprofit committed to implementing health-related cash transfer programs to save lives in developing countries. Operating in Nigeria, New Incentives gives pregnant women with at-risk pregnancies conditional cash transfers, which encourage them to follow medical advice and treatment so that their children are born healthy. Learn more at www.newincentives.org.
Non-profit New Incentives is looking to recruit a Field Officer to expand its team dedicated to preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and maternal and newborn mortality in Rivers State, Nigeria.
The Field Officer 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 Rivers State (pending approval). The primary duties in the role will be to enroll women in to the New Incentives program at select health facilities.
The Field Officer will be based in Rivers State and work at clinics throughout the State. This position will be available as of 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.
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The selection process for this position is 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 Officer Rivers State’.
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