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Social Work Organizational Development Specialist At American International Health Alliance

Date Posted: 31/Jul/2014
Deadline: 01/Oct/2014
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
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  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Job Title: Social Work Organizational Development Specialist

In partnership with Save the Children’s Systems Transformed for Empowered Action and Enabling Response (STEER) project, AIHA will help scale up the movement to create professional cadres of social workers at the community level in the five project states. AIHA is strengthening existing institutions and working in concert with state and local governments, as well as local community-based organizations (CBOs), to provide a community-level response to the unmet needs of orphans and vulnerable children. AIHA is implementing in the South in Enugu and through their work with the Schools of Social Work have trained over 900 Auxiliary Social Workers who are linked to CSO providers. CSOs operating in the North will greatly benefit from this approach ensuring that children are receiving appropriate services.

Objective: The volunteer will serve as an organizational development advisor at AONN, helping to revitalize the association’s management and operations systems and structure. The Volunteer will conduct an organizational capacity assessment (OCA) to assess current systems and processes in the areas of governance, administration, program management, finance, procurement, and human resources. Upon completion of the OCA, the volunteer will provide training and mentoring to AONN employees and other relevant individuals in areas identified through the assessment and provide support to the ASW training program.

Volunteer Activities:

  • Serve as an organizational development advisor and conduct a detailed organizational capacity assessment of AONN
  • Lead mentoring and support of AONN staff for organizational development
  • Support foundation of web resources for the Nigeria Association of Social Workers (NASOW) and AONN membership expansion outreach
  • Support development of AONN business plan with stakeholders for sourcing private sector financial resources
  • Provide training and mentoring to Auxiliary Social Workers
  • Contribute to development and strengthening of Learning Resource Center with STEER and other stakeholders
  • Assist AONN in sensitizing government officials on their role in caring for vulnerable children

AIHA’s VHC provide each volunteer with in-country support, airfare, housing stipend, living allowances, medical evacuation insurance, and covers expenses for vaccinations, visa and work permits.

Volunteer qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree in social work or Masters in social work
  • At least 2 years’ experience in social work
  • Experience in organizational development and assessments, budgeting, and financial management
  • Knowledge of public health, particularly related to OVC and HIV/AIDS programs
  • Experience training and enhancing the skills of others in an interactive manner
  • Ability to hand multiple tasks simultaneously and to work independently, as well as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with strong problem-solving skills
  • 12 month commitment effective October 1, full-time position


  • Experience at a Social Work Association and/or Council
  • Experience with social work in the African or international context
  • Hausa language skills

How to apply:

Apply by filling out our application online (
Additionally, email your CV and cover letter to [email protected] (the subject line should read: Social Work Organizational Development Specialist Application – First & Last Name).

Do not hesitate to email [email protected] with any further inquiries.

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