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Project Officer At Association For Reproductive And Family Health

Date Posted: 28/Sep/2013
Deadline: 04/Oct/2013


Project Officer (1), Location: Bauchi (Links for Children OVC Project)
We seek applications from qualified persons for the following position in our Links for Children project (LFC) for Vulnerable Children and their families in parts of Northern Nigeria: 
Specific/Job Responsibilities:


  1. Support Child Protection Committees (CPCs) to prepare action plans and provide direct support to OVC and families through home visits, in line with the action plans, etc.
  2. Initiate/facilitate links and referral relationships between the CPCs, service providers and other local sources of support.
  3. Ensure all documentation, reports, and records are maintained per agreed procedure, and information is provided on community activities as required.
  4. Co-facilitate step-down trainings with CPCs on various topics, as outlined in the implementation plan.
  5. Support M&E systems at the community/State level; including CPCs and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
  6. Represent/assist the State Team Leader at meetings with government agencies, other implementing partners and service providers.
  7. Support the CPCs and CSO facilitators to explore opportunities for soliciting additional indigenous support to vulnerable children and families.
  8. Work with the Finance/Admin Officer, CSO partners, and CPCs to ensure that all financial activities conducted in each community are properly documented in line with donor procedures and ARFH policies.

Qualifications: A degree in social sciences with at least 3-5 years post National Youth Service experience, which must include at least 2 years in community level development projects. Applicants must possess excellent and wide training and facilitation skills, experience in handling grants, ensuring appropriate basic documentation and accountability at the community/field level. Familiarity with local tradition and language is highly desirable. 
General Information: Applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to [email protected] on/or before October 4th, 2013. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants are advised to provide their functional mobile phone numbers on the application letter and functional e-mail addresses and mobile numbers of three professional referees. Eligible female applicants from the focal states are encouraged to apply. ARFH is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

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