Job Recruitment at CARE International

CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Nutrition Assistant

Location: Yobe State (Nguru and Karasuwa)
Employment Type: Contract
Department: Programs
Slot: 3 Openings
Employment Category: Contract
Employment Type: Full-time
Reporting to: Nutrition Officer

Job Summary

  • CARE International has scaled up its intervention in Yusufari, Karasuwa and Nguru LGA, with the main objectives of reducing morbidity and mortality of the most vulnerable population and promoting protection amongst the whole affected community.
  • The Nutrition Assistants will based at one of the LGAs performing on-going monitoring and support supervision, provide guidance to LGA partners on nutrition activities, assist nutrition officers in program planning and staff capacity building.
  • The Nutrition Assistant will monitor and support the performance of nutrition activities. Training of community based volunteers (Mother-to-Mother, Support group, PMCs), Supervision and Sensitization.
  • The Nutrition Assistant Officer will mainstream nutritional activities with regards to Infant and Young Child Feeding practices and other nutrition programs.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Key Responsibilities:

  • S/he will be required to conduct sensitization and MUAC (middle upper arm circumference) screening of Pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under 5 years.
  • The nutrition assistant will screen, tally, register and coordinate the screening of children to verify their age at the distribution point; the nutrition screener/register additionally is required to train the Nutrition volunteers.
  • S/he will be tasked to report to the Nutrition Officeron BSFP distribution update.
  • The Nutrition Assistantwill collaborate with other INGOs on nutrition activities and to refer children identified and provide technical support to the nutrition assistant.
  • S/he the will be required to mainstream the nutritional activities in line with CARE/ standards in his or her LGA with regards to Infant and Young Child feeding (IYCF) programs.
  • S/he will also provide guidance to LGA partners (IYCF Groups) on policy and methodologies to enhance service delivery at the Host community and camp level.
  • S/he is required to possess significant experience in inter-agency coordination in management of complex field based operations and emergencies, good knowledge of program management and solid experience in technical field of BSFP.
  • S/he is expected to have competencies of a skillful leader in guiding and supporting staff, addressing various operational challenges, along with increasing security concerns. Given the stressful nature of Yobe security situation, which remains fluid and unpredictable and its high interpersonal and communication skills demands.

Qualifications (Know How)

Education / Training
Required:

  • University degree / HND / OND in any of the following disciplines: Nutrition, Public Health or related field.

Desired:

  • 1st Degree in a related field.

Experience
Required:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Nutrition, Biology, Public Health, Nursing or food aid support.
  • A good experience in supervision is required.
  • Experience with survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and relevant data analysis

Desired:

  • Previous experience working with an INGO ora Development organization.

Technical Skills
Required:

  • 2-3 years progressively responsible experience in Nursing, Biology, Nutrition/or Public Health Sector of INGO and/or directly related area
  • Fluency in English and Hausa.

Desired:

  • 3 years progressively responsible experience in Nursing, Biology, Nutrition/or Public Health Sector of INGO and/or directly related area
  • Experience in a development and/or humanitarian organization.
  • Strong knowledge of Nutrition and/or Public Health
  • Advanced computers skills at least intermediate skills in windows based word processing, spreadsheet and nutrition/public health software
  • Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and organize own work plan.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity, tact, advocacy skills.
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual, communication and public speaking skills
  • Understanding of political dynamics, foreign policy decision making procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direction;

Competencies:

  • Strong level of autonomy to provide independent follow through on processing issues and concerns
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Integrity
  • Details focus
  • Strong team player
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, operational, and coordinating abilities
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong customer service focus and ability to work well with people from various backgrounds and cultures at all levels in organization.

Working Conditions:

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Cash Based Transfer (CBT) Assistant

Location: Yobe (Karasuwa, Nguru and Yusufari)
Department:Programs
Employment Category: Contract
Employment Type: Full-Time
Slots: 4 Openings
Reporting to: CBT Officer
Working Condition: 100% Field Based

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures high quality cash transfer programming in line with generally accepted standards, supports the operation and implementation of cash transfer programming.
  • Monitor redemption process in vendor’s shops.
  • Participants in conducting post distribution monitoring (PDM) and market price monitoring (MPM).
  • Actively participates in targeting, SCOPE registration and card distribution
  • Assist the CBT supervisor in writing monthly report.
  • Mobilize and sensitize project participants on monthly basis before every redemption.
  • Timely prepare and submit field reports.
  • Properly engage with stakeholders in conformity with CARE core value.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor or her/his designate.

Qualifications (Know How)

Education / Training
Required:

  • University degree / HND / OND in any of the following disciplines: Agricultural Economics or related field.

Desired:

  • 1st Degree in a related field.

Experience
Required:

  • At least 3 years of experience in connection with project management in the food security and / or livelihood sector, and preferably in a non-governmental organization of humanitarian and international character.
  • Previous experience in food distribution supervisory field is preferable.
  • Ability to write reports.
  • Able to work outside of regular working hours as required, including evenings and weekends if required.
  • A good experience in supervision is required.
  • Experience with survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and relevant data analysis

Desired:

  • Previous experience working with an INGO ora Development organization.

Technical Skills
Required:

  • 2-3 years progressively responsible experience in the food security and / or livelihood sector of INGO and/or directly related area
  • Fluency in English and Hausa.

Desired:

  • Ability to deal well with a diverse population.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Cooperative, friendly, and helpful attitude with clients and co-workers.
  • Ability to work closely with other employees to ensure positive, constructive environment within the program or department, and throughout the organization.
  • Ability to thrive in a flexible, fast-paced and growth-oriented environment, while maintaining a sense of humor and a positive, solution-oriented approach.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the mission of CARE International.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be able to speak local language(s)
  • Perform any other related duties or responsibilities that may be assigned by the supervisor
  • Given the stressful nature of Yobe security situation, which remains fluid and unpredictable and its high interpersonal and communication skills demands, the CBT officer will need to be able to fit easily into a complex and operative team of various cultural backgrounds.

Competencies:

  • Strong level of autonomy to provide independent follow through on processing issues and concerns
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Integrity
  • Details focus
  • Strong team player
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, operational, and coordinating abilities
  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong customer service focus and ability to work well with people from various backgrounds and cultures at all levels in organization.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Complaints and Feedback Mechanism (CFM) Assistant

Location: Yobe (Karasuwa and Yusufari)
Department: Programs
Employment Category: Contract
Employment Type: Full-Time
Slots: 2
Reporting to: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & LearningOfficer

Job Summary

  • Under the Supervision of the MEAL Officer, the CFM Assistant is responsible for ensuring mechanisms are in place in all CARE Project sites to strengthen the quality and accountability of the emergency program especially in regards to information sharing, beneficiaries’ participation, complaints and response mechanism.
  • The CFM assistant is also responsible for the provision of support to Food Security project to strengthen Food security activities in the field in accordance with CARE principles and ensures field activities are executed in an efficient manner. Support conducting of Protection Monitoring/ risk assessments/ rapid protection assessments, conduct referrals (including establishing referral pathways), following up of cases, identification of protection cases, weekly work planning, ensuring awareness on CFM, collection of complaints, documenting of the complaints in adherence to WFP and systems, feedback to communities and train on CFM, protection principles to CNMs and food committees.

Key Roles / Responsibilities

  • To assist the M&E Officer in working with programme staffs and beneficiaries to develop structure and methods for managing the complaints and feedback in the field as well as maintaining the integrity of information received.
  • This role will also involve management of CRM database by ensuring proper documentation and aggregation of CRM data including complaints received, investigated and responded to as well as providing detailed summaries of complaints issues to feedback to the program team during monthly and quarterly meetings/reports.
  • The post holder with support from the M&E Officer will ensure the collection of quality complain and feedback across the response.
  • The post holder will interface and support programme team members, support programme coordination and policy engagement.
  • The role requires strong facilitation and organizational skills along with the ability to analyze and communicate complex CRM system.
  • Assist in programme updates for the response management and internal information sharing
  • Assist Protection Officer with data collection processes if needed
  • Conduct field monitoring visits (including the use of the Quality benchmark/monitoring checklist) and facilitating focus group discussions
  • Assist with implementation of programme evaluations (data collection)
  • Support MEAL in conducting assessments as needed
  • Assist in handling, documenting, confidentiality and security of all informational resource related to feedback and complaints from beneficiaries
  • Support Complaints and Feedback Mechanism, including communicating responses to complainants; liaise with programmes and operations to ensure prompt follow-up on feedback and complaints received
  • Support on-going monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of projects in reporting routine monitoring data against performance monitoring plans and frameworks
  • Work with field teams to collect information on potential case studies and success stories
  • Other duties as directed.

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

  • B.Sc / HND / ND in Management, Social Research, and Development Studies or a related field or comparable addition to experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Minimum of 1 years proven experience in accountability especially feedback mechanisms concepts and international humanitarian quality standards.
  • Previous experience of working with NGOs.
  • Experience in implementation of accountability and complaints reporting mechanisms in Nigeria.
  • Experience in developing and/or managing complaints reporting mechanisms for food and cash transfer programs.
  • Understand key concepts and commitments regarding accountability to affected populations (AAP), including Strong understanding of HAP, Do No Harm and other relevant global standards.
  • Ethical, focused on treating complainants/ community fairly and culturally sensitive.
  • Innovative and solutions-oriented.
  • Building collaborative relationships with beneficiaries and the community.
  • Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and demonstrable understanding of conflict/post conflict development contexts.
  • Sound analytical, conceptual and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in report writing.
  • Proficiency in English, Hausa and Kanuri languages both spoken and written.
  • Understanding of monitoring processes, learning, adaptation and evaluation
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 6th April, 2021.

 

Note:

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CARE considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, color, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.
  • There are individuals who may use CARE’s name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-seekers. Please note that CARE will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • WOMEN are strongly encourage to apply.

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