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  • Posted on: 17 October, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Non-profit New Incentives is looking to recruit a Field Officer to expand its team dedicated to preventing child mortality in Benue State, Nigeria.

    The Field Officer will support New Incentives program that utilizes cash transfers to encourage mothers to complete the vaccination schedule of their infants. The program is operated in cooperation with the Ministry of Health in Benue State (pending approval). The primary duty in the role will be to manage operations at select health facilities.

    The Field Officer will work at clinics throughout Benue State. This position will be available as of November 2016. The position may require occasional travel to Uyo in Akwa Ibom State where the New Incentives head office is located.

    Field Officer - Benue

     

    Context:
    Over the past years, Nigeria has considerably expanded the availability of vaccination services for infants. Despite this progress on the supply-side, demand for vaccinations remains low. New Incentives encourages mothers to fully vaccinate their infants with cash transfers and thereby ensures their babies are protected against deadly diseases.

    Key Duties:

    • Manage the cash transfer program at select public clinics in Benue State
    • Register new beneficiaries on vaccination days and manage cash disbursements
    • Collect program data on mobile devices
    • Assisting the management with other duties related to the program

    Required Qualifications:

    • Fluency in local languages/dialects spoken in Benue State, especially Idoma, Igede and Tiv. Please state the names of the languages/dialects you can speak and your fluency level for each language in your cover letter.
    • Nigerian national already based in Benue State. Needs to be based in either Makurdi, Katsina-Ala, Oturkpo or Okpokwu/Gboko.
    • Minimum of Higher National Diploma or Bachelor degree, preferably in the field of health or other natural sciences
    • Willingness to work at remote public clinics every day and take public transport to reach them
    • Experience with the Nigerian health system and clinic documentation, particularly related to infant health and vaccinations
    • Experience in collecting, synthesizing and drawing conclusions from (health) data desirable
    • Careful attention to financial matters and management of funds
    • Detail-oriented, diligent professional
    • Passion to help others and reduce infant mortality
    • Very good communications and writing skills, English and dialects (verbal and written)
    • Excellent responsiveness to email and phone requests
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel, internet browsers, smartphones and new communications technology in general
    • Hard-working, result-oriented and loyal
    • Motivation to work in a young organization that is constantly changing based on stakeholder feedback and operates with a lean structure

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    Field Officer - Nasarawa

     

    Context:
    Over the past years, Nigeria has considerably expanded the availability of vaccination services for infants. Despite this progress on the supply-side, demand for vaccinations remains low. New Incentives encourages mothers to fully vaccinate their infants with cash transfers and thereby ensures their babies are protected against deadly diseases.

    Key Duties:

    • Manage the cash transfer program at select public clinics in Nasarawa State
    • Register new beneficiaries on vaccination days and manage cash disbursements
    • Collect program data on mobile devices
    • Assisting the management with other duties related to the program

    Required Qualifications:

    • Fluency in local languages/dialects spoken in Nasarawa State, especially Hausa. Please state the names of the languages/dialects you can speak and your fluency level for each language in your cover letter.
    • Nigerian national already based in Nasarawa State. Needs to be based in either Lafia, Nassarawa-Toto, Keffi or Akwanga.
    • Minimum of Higher National Diploma or Bachelor degree, preferably in the field of health or other natural sciences
    • Willingness to work at remote public clinics every day and take public transport to reach them
    • Experience with the Nigerian health system and clinic documentation, particularly related to infant health and vaccinations
    • Experience in collecting, synthesizing and drawing conclusions from (health) data desirable
    • Careful attention to financial matters and management of funds
    • Detail-oriented, diligent professional
    • Passion to help others and reduce infant mortality
    • Very good communications and writing skills, English and dialects (verbal and written)
    • Excellent responsiveness to email and phone requests
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel, internet browsers, smartphones and new communications technology in general
    • Hard-working, result-oriented and loyal
    • Motivation to work in a young organization that is constantly changing based on stakeholder feedback and operates with a lean structure

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Applications are accepted only online through Breezy HRÂ and must include the following attachments:
    One-page CV
    Brief letter of motivation (maximum of 300 words)

    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 short online tests and phone interviews that allow for the identification of the most qualified person in a transparent and meritocratic manner.

    Please note that New Incentives is dedicated to spending the largest share possible on its beneficiaries and therefore limits its administrative costs. This results in modest but adequate salaries for its staff. Do not expect salaries that larger international organizations or corporations might offer.

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