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  • Peace Coach at Neem Foundation

  • Posted on: 11 August, 2017 Deadline: 20 August, 2017
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    Neem Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental, peace-building and conflict prevention organisation founded as a direct response to the problem of insecurity in Nigeria. The Foundation was established in January 2016 and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. We are committed to improving the lives of those affected by the insurgency, and preventing violence through building inclusive communities and raising the standard of education and psychosocial care. The Foundation is made up of members of the team that established Nigeria’s pioneer Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) Programme, which gives us unique knowledge and insight on Nigeria’s security situation. Neem Foundation can boast of over 20 years of cumulative staff experience in psycho-social support care, as well as extensive training and experience in CVE, community engagement, intelligence, strategic communication and project cycle management.

    Peace Coach


    Position Summary:
    Peace Coach will be providing counselling and emotional support to children through sport, mostly football. The coach will train students in football and conflict resolution and how those two activities interact. The coach will bring the structuring values of sport to the heart of communities and individuals in crisis in Bama, Dikwa, Damboa, Mafa and Maiduguri Local Government Areas in Borno State.

    Job Functions:

    •  Provides a full range of psychological services to clients.
    •  Consults with other professionals, regarding the evaluation and treatment of clients.
    •  Provides psychological assessment, testing and evaluation, referral, consultation, programme planning, chemical dependency counselling/education, prevention service/activities, individual, couples, group and family therapy.
    •  playing with children
    •  dealing with emergencies
    •  supervising junior staff
    •  organising workloads
    •  writing records
    •  Teaching and referring football
    •  Coaching physical exercise
    •  Teaching physical therapy

    University Degree in any field. Masters Degree in Physical therapy or Physical education is an added advantage.

    Job Requirements:

    • Good health and fitness
    • Caring and compassionate nature
    • Excellent teamwork and people skills
    • Observational skills to effectively care for patients
    • Ability to use initiative and establishing priorities
    • Ability to deal with emotionally charged and pressured situations
    • Verbal and written communication skills
    • Stamina to large workload
    • Ability to manage conflict and resolve complaints
    • Ability to work as part of a team; build and manage professional work relationships with stakeholders.
    • Ability to coach Football and train children

    Language Skills:
    English Language (Fluent) and Basic understanding of Hausa language,

    Must have strong interest in Childcare; helping people rebuild their lives and work towards the development of Borno State.

    Profile of Behaviour:
    Confident, attention to detail, independent judgment, self-starter, reliable, team-player, friendly, flexible, disciplined, adaptable, numerate

    Added Advantage:

    • Practical experience working with victims/ survivors of insurgency.
    • Academic or work experience in Psychology
    • Experience in managing Human Resources
    • Hausa speaker
    • Understanding of local Borneo languages

    Location: Damboa, Bama, Dikwa, Maiduguri and Mafa (Borno State)

    Please note that women are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Send in your application by clicking the Apply button below

    Interested and qualified? Go to Neem Foundation career website on to apply

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